NFL Free Agency officially starts today, and the next few days will feature several Oakland Raiders rumors. While free agency doesn't officially start until 4 p.m. today, teams have used the "legal tampering" days to their advantage. Teams can discuss contracts with any player, although a deal can't be signed until the new league year starts. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Raiders.
Raiders focusing on Sean Smith?
The Oakland Raiders have focused their attention to arguably the best CB on the market.
The Raiders are baldy in need for CB help, and Smith would be a major upgrade. He'd give the team a true No. 1 corner that they lack at the moment.
Bruce Irvin Contract Details
The Raiders came almost of out nowhere to sign OLB Bruce Irvin Tuesday. The reported details for Irvin's deal have come out now.
Bruce Irvin's deal with #Raiders is 4 years, $37 million, including $12.5M in the first year.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2016
The Raiders use both a 3-4 and 4-3 at times, and Irvin can play in both schemes. Irvin and Khalil Mack could be a nightmare tandem for opposing QBs.
Kelechi Osemele Contract
The Raiders also nabbed the top offensive guard on the market, stealing Osemele away from the Ravens.
More on the deal OG Osemele and the #Raiders have agreed to in principle: 5-year deal worth a maximum of $60M (!). Absolutely massive.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 8, 2016
That's insane money for a guard, and the Raiders might end up moving Osemele to tackle, especially if Donald Penn doesn't return.
Raiders A Popular Destination?
The Raiders already landed Irvin and Osemele and they likely aren't done yet. The rest of the NFL is paying attention.
One Free Agent player texted me "I need to get to Oakland Bro, they not playing around". #PlayersTakingNotice— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) March 9, 2016
Morrison is a former Raiders LB. Oakland still has plenty of cap space, and could sign one or two more big-name free agents.Back to the Oakland Raiders Newsfeed