Bengals nearing trade for Dillon
Cincinnati pushing for second-round draft pick
By Mark Curnutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Corey Dillon could be an ex-Bengal within 48 hours.
The Bengals and Raiders are nearing an agreement on a trade that would send Dillon to Oakland in exchange for a draft pick, most likely in the third or fourth round, multiple sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.
The Bengals are believed to be pushing for a second-round pick, though the Raiders are unlikely to budge from their position.
The Bengals are not commenting further on efforts to trade Dillon, the seven-year veteran running back who has asked to be traded or released.
The Raiders, who need an every-down running back, had hoped to re-sign Charlie Garner. Instead, Garner signed a multi-year deal Tuesday with Tampa Bay, increasing the Raiders' urgency to acquire Dillon.
Oakland is left with 32-year-old Tyrone Wheatley and the injury-Justin Fargas in the backfield.
Steven Feldman, Dillon's agent, did not return a phone message Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, the Denver Broncos emerged as a second possible trading partner for Dillon.