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Raiders still need secondary help after Eli Apple, Jeff Heath signings

The Raiders have two new members of their secondary. Cornerback Eli Apple and safety Jeff Heath agreed to join the Silver and Back last week in free agency, part of an effort to shore up the defensive backfield that remains a work in progress.

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock still are on the hunt for more help in an area with plenty of prospects and few established, standout pros.

Here’s how the Raiders secondary would likely look should the season start today:

CB: Eli Apple
S: Johnathan Abram
S: Jeff Heath/Erik Harris
SLOT: Lamarcus Joyner
CB: Trayvon Mullen
Key reserves: Nevin Lawson, Isaiah Johnson, Keisean Nixon, Heath/Harris, Dallin Leavitt

Is that group better than a 2019 unit that featured Daryl Worley, Karl Joseph, Harris, Joyner and Mullen?