Free Agents Oakland Raiders Should Sign in the Offseason
The Oakland Raiders will have their hands full trying to improve a disappointing 2012 team that finished with just four wins.
Though general manager Reggie McKenzie isn't as strapped for cash as he was last year, he still can't spend a whole lot on players.
With that being said, here are three players the Raiders could sign this offseason.
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His best days are behind him, but he can still teach young receivers how to be great receivers. Oakland's receiving corps needs some of that.
Projected Deal: 1 yr./ $700,000
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Nick Barnett is still a solid linebacker in the NFL.
His numbers were equivalent to Wheeler's last season, and the Raiders could use a proven, experienced linebacker to play alongside Wheeler and Miles Burris.
Barnett has worked with both McKenzie and linebackers coach Bob Sanders, and he just seems like a good fit.
At 32, he won't be getting a huge contract, but the Raiders could still shell out a little more for him.
Projected Deal: 3 yr./ $9,000,000
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D.J. Moore never got to show Chicago just exactly how good of a defender he was. It wasn't a performance thing by any means, it's just hard to shine when you have to back up Charles Tillman.
Even as a backup, Moore grabbed two interceptions.
The Raiders need to drastically improve their secondary, and acquiring a solid cornerback in free agency would be a step in the right direction.
Especially one who hasn't gotten paid much money.
Projected Deal: 3 yr./ $4 million