HENDERSON Nev. —There are 88 players on the 90-man roster. They drafted two offensive linemen, two defense linemen and one running back. However, they still need to fill their needs as they head into the last stretch of their offseason program.
Particularly for right tackle and the secondary.
Consider: While Las Vegas currently has just more than $6 million in salary-cap space, per ESPN Stats & Information — only five teams have less — relief is coming next week. With the June 1 designations being applied to the March 16 releases for defensive endLinebacker The Raiders will receive an additional $19.8million in salary cap space. Only four teams had more that $20 million in total cap room when they entered this week.
With cap space and other needs at an all-time high, what will the Raiders do under new management, with general manager Dave Ziegler, and coach Josh McDaniels? What should they do?
Remember, the Raiders have already given out significant cash this offseason. This $233.565-plusmillion in cash was the 11th highest in the NFL.
There are a few options for Las Vegas, including organized team activities that continue this month, and a mandatory three-day minicamp scheduled for June 9-9.
Are you Suh sure of another defensive tactic?
Hear me. Yes, there are 27 defensive tackles on Raiders' roster.Re-sign in free agency It is drafted Among many other moves. Coach Josh McDaniels said that he loves to make his strength stronger. The perennial bad boy. Dressing up as the once-proud bad boys of the NFL
Although Suh is now 35, and five-time Pro Bowler, his best days are behind them, he hasn't missed a single game since 2011, and only two in his entire career. Suh was able to score six sacks each of his last two seasons and had 32 QB hits. To free up defensive ends, he could be teamed with Nichols who has eight combined sacks in the past two seasons to collapse the interior pocket..
Secondary: More depth
Link to, Fans were eager to see the offseason and were excited for it The Raiders didn't land any of them.
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• Coaching changes
Las Vegas did acquireTrade with the For edge rusher Presumptive, but a good start The former player, who suffered a toe injury last season and only played five games, is currently recovering from an undisclosed procedure on one foot. Even though Solidified their positions in the slot, and at free safety respectively. Raiders did not pick up his fifth-year option. The Raiders didn't acquire his replacement.
The second round pick of the He is still available for sale, having seven interceptions in 51 career matches and 42 starts. He was also a safety player in college. This versatility is key to Patrick Graham's new defensive coordinator scheme. You can also go deep with a vet. is out there and a transition towards safety may be in his future.
What about the second line defense?
Let's look at it, Las Vegas has an NFL Pro Bowler in middle-linebacker, a rising cover linebacker in A guy who is familiar with Graham's scheme . A lot of roster-filler-type men.
The Raiders might do worse than to try and get a vet for their team.Over the eight previous seasons, he has started 98 games for the team. And he attended four Pro Bowls. The Patriots spent the nine-year period with him. Hightower has been mentioned as a possible Raiders pickup, but I wondered if Hightower, who is 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, might not be slender enough to support Graham's multiple defense.
Who is playing right tackle?
One scenario could be that last year's first-round selection is available.He kicks back to play the position he had been drafted to before he was transferred inside to right guard after only four games. Another sees After starting 12 games at right tackle in 2018, as a rookie, and replacing Leatherwood last season, he was given an extended look by signing a $3.5 million one-year contract.
He was kicked 40 times last season, which is the second-most in his career. Two experienced right tackles are available. He started 12 games as the AFC champion. Before being taken down with an ankle injury, and missing the playoffs as well as the Super Bowl, He was the first 33 of 33 games in the last two years to be played by the. .
Caring for their needs
McDaniels may enter training camp with the roster unchanged. This could lead to extension for players already on contract after taking care of Carr and Crosby.
Carr actually stated that he would like his agreement to be enough friendly for the team's Pro Bowl slot receiver to care for.Closed end . Carr later mentioned tight end .
Renfrow's 103 receptions last season, which were the second highest in franchise history, was the best by a receiver. Renfrow was also a Raiders fifth-round pick in 2019. Waller was adamant about retaining his old agency, Klutch Sports. He was a tight end and had six injuries last season. Waller also hired Klutch Sports as his new agency. His catch total decreased from a franchise-record of 107 in 2020 down to 55.You have to wonder about Waller's production and projected values to the new regime, given the trust Carr has in Renfrow from the slot.