Jason Cole spoke to a Raiders’ source who indicated that the team is in “no rush” to get a long-term extension in place with QB Derek Carr and feel that they don’t have to do the collective bargaining agreement reasons.

Even so, Cole adds that the Raiders would still prefer to lock Carr up long-term “sooner than later.”

According to Cole, it’s likely the Raiders would try to get a deal in place with Carr soon if he isn’t looking to completely reset the quarterback market in his next contract and would instead be willing to sign a comparable deal to Colts QB Andrew Luck.

This is interesting considering that Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie told reporters that keeping Carr and edge rusher Khalil Mack long-term is a top priority for them.

“You can say that,” McKenzie said last week. “The good thing is we do have time, but I’m not the type to wait until the last minute. Those two guys are not only great players but they are great men. They are true Raiders and I want to make sure we do the best that we can to make sure that they stay Raiders.”