The Jets have a trade in place with the Raiders to acquire guard Kelechi Osemele, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
According to Vacchiano, the Jets are sending a fifth-round pick to the Raiders for Osemele, with the Jets getting the Raiders' sixth-round pick (through the Chicago Bears).
While the trade cannot be officially processed until Wednesday, there is an agreement in place.
The 29-year-old Osemele is entering the fourth year of a five-year deal he signed in 2016. He is owed $10.2 million this coming season and $11.7 million in 2020.
Osemele, who played the first four years of his career with the Ravens, was a Pro-Bowler and first team All-Pro in 2016, and was a Pro-Bowler in 2017.
He played in 11 games for the Raiders this past season and sounds ready to win with his new team.
That being said! I'm headed back East! J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!- Kelechi Osemele (@KOseven0) March 11, 2019
Rocking those Naija colors again 🇳
First team and first championship where it all started. Gives me chills! Can't wait to bring one in with my new squad 😎 💚🙏 #GodsPlan pic.twitter.com/Z7lK3cQGUv
The Jets entered the offseason with roughly $92 million in cap space, so they will still have plenty left to go around after the trade for Osemele becomes official.
Vacchiano noted in his recent 7-round Mock Draft that the Jets planned to go after a center and guard via free agency.
A source recently told Vacchiano that the Jets were likely to have interst in G Roger Saffold of the Rams, who Vacchiano notes they presumably they won't pursue now.
According to Vacchiano, the Jets will likely pursue a center in free agency, with Matt Paradis of Denver the top choice. Paradis has a history with Adam Gase, from when Gase was in Denver.