The Raiders agreed to a trade with the New York Jets on Wednesday that will send tight end Doug Jolley to the Jets and give Oakland a first-round pick in this weekend's NFL draft after all.
Jolley, a fourth-year tight end out of Brigham Young University, goes to New York along with a second-round pick in exchange for the Jets' 26th overall pick, one Raiders source and one NFL source said, both speaking on condition of anonymity. The swap would be contingent on Jolley passing a physical.
The Raiders traded their first-round draft selection -- seventh overall -- to Minnesota for Randy Moss in March and weren't scheduled to make their first pick until sixth in the second round, 38th overall.
The swap of Jolley came a day after Oakland dealt disgruntled cornerback Phillip Buchanon to the Houston Texans for two draft picks.
In Seattle, meanwhile, the Seahawks are ready to release linebacker Chad Brown to create salary cap room for free agent pickup Jamie Sharper, team President and General Manager Tim Ruskell confirmed.
Seattle's front office has spent the past month trying to rework Brown's salary, but the 12-year veteran faces a big pay cut. He's scheduled to make $4.2 million. The team's proposal calls for $1 million plus incentives for next fall.