NFL Free Agency is officially here, and the next few days will feature several Oakland Raiders rumors. The Raiders have already made several big moves and might not be done yet. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Raiders.
Eric Weddle not rushing free agency decision
Chargers safety Eric Weddle is Oakland's biggest remaining free agent target, but that may not happen anytime soon. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Weddle doesn't want to rush into making a decision.
Would not expect safety Eric Weddle, one of top FAs still available, to make a decision anytime soon. Will take his time. Mull all options— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2016
Weddle is also considering the Panthers, Steelers, and Patriots, among other teams.
Bruce Irvin Recruiting Eric Weddle
The Raiders landed OLB Bruce Irvin already this offseason and he's now working to get another player to Oakland in safety Eric Weddle.
@weddlesbeard we alll waitinggggggg— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) March 10, 2016
@weddlesbeard come join this party you and the beard! we bout to have it litttt bro all year. Ain't no fun if the homies can't get none!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) March 10, 2016
Weddle has already said he thinks Oakland is a fit for him, but nearly every team that needs a safety is interested in signing him. He'd fill a major need for Oakland and there's no doubt the Raiders would like to land him.
Raiders won't receiver any compensatory draft picks
Oakland has been perhaps the biggest winner in free agency this offseason and have brought in several more players than they've lost. That means that they won't be receiving any of the 33 compensatory draft picks given to teams who lose more free agents than they acquire. The Cowboys, 49ers, and Patriots each received four compensatory draft picks.