Jon Gruden refutes Amari Cooper trade rumors
Are the Oakland Raiders shopping wide receiver Amari Cooper? While one prominent reporter says yes, the head coach is saying no.
FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer reported Sunday that the Raiders were shopping Cooper around the league, but head coach Jon Gruden refuted that report when asked about it after his team’s 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Gruden on report that he's shopping Amari: "I don't know. I haven't heard that. I'm not. I'm not. I'm just sorry to have to deal with a lot of these reports. I just hope Amari's okay. Like I said, he's going to be a big part of our pass offense."
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) October 14, 2018
It’s not an airtight denial, but it is still a denial, and it comes after Cooper was concussed during the game.
It’s worth noting that the organization was saying similar things about Khalil Mack, and obviously that turned out very differently. Gruden’s denial can be taken at its word, but it’s not necessarily a guarantee.