After cleaning house and gutting the roster in the offseason, the Oakland Raiders have had to rely heavily on an influx of rookies and free agents this year. The sweeping changes have brought a decidedly different look to the team’s 2013 roster, with 33 new players filling out the roster.
Most of the new arrivals have had to contribute right away, and the results have been mixed in many cases.
As the Raiders reach the midway point of the season, let’s take a look at the progress being made by some of the more high-profile newcomers. Each will get a letter grade based on their performance so far and the impact they’ve had on the Raiders’ season.