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Best Free Agent Options for Raiders Top Roster Needs

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Best Free Agent Options for Raiders Top Roster Needs

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While there were significant improvements in several areas – mostly thanks to a top-notch rookie class in 2019 – the Raiders have lots of needs.


Two weeks into the offseason, the Raiders have likely set their sights on potential free-agent targets. The Silver and Black have an attractive destination in Nevada – a no-tax state, a brand new stadium set to open its gates in 2020, and a team that went from 4-12 to 7-9.

Unfortunately, a late-season collapse prevented the Jon Gruden’s Raiders from securing an improbable playoff berth, though, we can see the progress from Year 1 to 2 under the bigger-than-life coach.

Now, the team brass must continue to build a contender through acquisitions. Like most teams, the Raiders have several holes to fill going into the offseason.

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Jon Gruden’s Raiders are on the right track as they move to Las Vegas but still have lots of holes to fill. Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

We’re almost two months away from the official start of NFL free agency (March 18th). Clubs have re-signed some impending free agents. Oakland extended offensive guard Denzelle Good’s contract for one year.

Looking outside the Raiders roster, where could they find veteran help?

Let’s go through the team’s needs in priority order with a top target and alternative option for each position, starting with the biggest void.

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Maurice Moton has covered the Oakland Raiders and the entire NFL since 2014. Now, a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and Silver and Black Today, he writes deep-dive articles on roster moves, news around the league and also provides insight on fantasy football decisions. Don't expect to read the popular groupthink opinion in his columns—journalistic roots have encouraged him to promote freedom of thought based on factual accuracy.

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