In this slide show, I’m going to give you a list of free agents with recent ties to the new coaches who were just added to the Oakland Raiders coaching staff.
The coaches include:
• Hue Jackson, former Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach and now Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator.
• Clancy Pendergast, former defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals and now defensive backs coach for the Oakland Raiders.
• Mike Waufle, former New York Giants defensive line coach who accepted the same position with the Oakland Raiders.
This is certainly not a list of probable free agent signings. It is merely a list of players that Oakland could take a long, hard look at during this free agency period based on their bodies of work and their experience working with Oakland’s new staff members.
The list follows typical order from offense to defense and is in no way a reflection of order that the free agents may be looked at, nor is it based on the Raiders specific needs.
An “unrestricted free agent” is a player who is free to sign with any team in the NFL.
A “restricted free agent” is a player who is free to talk and take offers from any team, but the offers may be matched by the player’s current team. Or the current team may require a draft pick up to and including a first-round pick for the player.
“UFA-CBA” means that if no collective bargaining agreement is reached for the 2010 season, then the player will become an unrestricted free agent just before the start of next year.
I must include a big thank you to Wikipedia, ESPN.com, and KCChiefs.com for providing much of the information obtained during the research of this article.
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