Report: Apple unable to finalize deal with Raiders, remains free agent
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The Las Vegas Raiders agreed to a deal with former first-round pick Eli Apple on March 18, but the two sides were unable to finalize a contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, citing sources.

As a result, Apple remains a free agent.

While teams can agree to terms on contracts with free agents, the coronavirus pandemic has barred franchises from being able to hold physicals with their potential additions. Instead, both sides are to agree to a medical observation from a third-party physician.

No reason has been given for the nixed deal between the Raiders and Apple.

Apple was originally the 10th overall pick of the New York Giants in 2016 but was traded to the New Orleans Saints just five games into his third season. He's played in 25 contests over the past two campaigns with the Saints.

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Report: Apple unable to finalize deal with Raiders, remains free agent
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