The Oakland Raiders accomplished their primary goal of the offseason by signing quarterback David Carr to a massive extension, and now, they are turning their attention to giving offensive guard Gabe Jackson an extension, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
With QB Derek Carr done, the #Raiders have turned their attention to G Gabe Jackson. I'm told, "it is very, very early" in contract talks.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 29, 2017
#Raiders are smart to want to reward G Gabe Jackson. Their offensive line allowed 18 sacks last season--the fewest total in the league.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 29, 2017
If something gets done for Jackson, I'm told benchmarks include exceeding Joel Bitonio extsn $10Mapy to b/w Osemele (11.7M) & Zeitler (12M).— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 29, 2017
(Cont.) When it comes to #Raiders G Gabe Jackson, I'm told a "deal will likely get done."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 29, 2017
Jackson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and is slated to make just under $1.8 million. He has appeared in and started every game in the last two years, as well as making 12 starts as a rookie.
The Raiders are rumored to be thinking about releasing tackle Austin Howard before the season in order to have enough cap space to sign Jackson to an extension.
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