According to CSN Bay Area’s Paul Gutierrez, although their cap situation is once again tough, the Raiders could clear some significant space with the release of one or more of several highly paid players. It remains to be seen whether that will actually happen, but the possibility is certainly there.
Looking ahead, some of the most important things in forecasting potential free-agent fits are personnel/coaching links and scheme fits.
For example, GM Reggie McKenzie’s ties to the Green Bay organization will no doubt, and fittingly so, have the Raiders linked to many free agents that are former Packers. Of course there is more to be considered, but that will always play a big part.
Keeping in mind that odds are rarely overly favorable for any one team to emerge from free agency having signed a given player, with many other teams certain to be interested, here are odds on the Raiders signing five players who would be great fits for the team.