NFL: Raiders and Steelers both ‘close’ on trades to help Raiders and Bengals

Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward are both “close” to agreeing to trade to Oakland, league sources told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

The Raiders and Pittsburgh have been working to finalize a deal that would send Cook to Oakland in exchange for Heyward.

The Steelers have also been working on a deal with the Raiders that would give the Raiders a first-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

Oakland is currently one of the two teams with a first round pick in 2019, along with San Francisco.

The Raiders are also in pursuit of a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, but have not been able to find a viable quarterback with the top overall pick in this year’s draft.

The trade to land the two tight ends would send the Raiders to a division rival, the Oakland Raiders, who have not won a playoff game since the 2013 season.

The deal also would create an opening for Pittsburgh to add a veteran offensive lineman to the roster.

The Steelers are hoping to add veteran lineman Alex Mack to their roster in free agency.