Rivera, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2013. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $2.265 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Rivera would free up $1,671,000 in available cap space while creating $26,213 in dead money.
In 2015, Rivera appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and recorded 32 receptions for 280 yards receiving and a single touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 57 tight end out of 67 qualifying players.