Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Oakland Raiders Free-Agent Signing

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Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Oakland Raiders Free-Agent Signing
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Setting realistic expectations for the plethora of bodies the Oakland Raiders went out and added during free agency is a fantastic way to try and figure out what the future holds for this storied franchise.

Entering the free-agent market, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was equipped with enough cap space, per OverTheCap, to go out and fortify the team's ailing roster.

Acting as a doctor of sorts, McKenzie's remedy for turning around the misfortunes of the Silver and Black ran into trouble early on.

After signing St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold to a whopping five-year, $42.5 million deal, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora tweeted that the team voided the deal because Saffold failed his physical.

The confusion surrounding the whole Saffold situation was a brutal way to kick-off McKenzie's journey to fix the Raiders.

Luckily, he was still able to muster up enough loot to lure a throng of free agents over to Oakland.

Spending money on established, veteran players, McKenzie has rebounded nicely, adding guys who not only will be able to perform on the field but also bring a level of leadership with them to a young Raiders roster.

At this juncture, the question becomes, what can we expect from these guys?

By checking out their past production and figuring how they will fit into the Raiders scheme, it's time to set realistic expectations for each free-agent signing heading into the 2014 season.

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