Gruden says no regrets on Khalil Mack trade despite Raiders’ 0-2 start

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Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he has no regrets about trading Khalil Mack following the team’s second loss.

On Monday, Gruden was faced with questions about Mack after the Raiders lost 20-19 Sunday against the Broncos in Denver.

“No, it doesn’t make me regret,” Gruden said Monday during a press conference. “We made the trade. We made the trade. There has got to be hindsight, 50-50, all that stuff. We would have loved to have him here and I’m not going to keep rehashing this. I would have loved to coached him, loved to have him here…but he’s not here.”

“Somebody’s got to step up. We got to keep building our football team and that’s what we are going to do. Hopefully, we see more from Arden Key. Hopefully, we see more from PJ Hall when he gets healthy. Hopefully, we prove that in the long term we did the right thing.”

The Raiders traded the defensive player to the Chicago Bears for first-round draft picks in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020 and a conditional fifth-rounder that year in the trade.

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