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.
Raiders Land Sean Smith
The Raiders continued their free agent spending spree by landing former Chiefs CB Sean Smith.
The #Raiders and CB Sean Smith agreed to a 4-year deal worth $40M, source said, with $20M guaranteed— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2016
That's less than the Giants gave Janoris Jenkins, and it's solid value for the Raiders. A strong offseason got even better for Oakland with the addition of Smith.
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.
Donald Penn Update
The Raiders landed OG Kelechi Osemele, but they still want to keep LT Donald Penn. Per Pro Football Talk, Penn's plan is to remain with the Raiders. If that's the case, it's just a matter of the two sides agreeing to a contract that works for both Penn and the Raiders.