Oakland Raiders: Calling All Defensive Tackles.

Jason GereContributor IMarch 1, 2010

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10:  Corey Williams #99 and David Bowens #96 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after sacking Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 10, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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I came across this artical in my morning google search: My thoughts follow the artical:

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Defensive end Corey Williams was unhappy with his lack of playing time in 2009. Williams is due a $1.7 million roster bonus in March and a $4.2 million salary, and the Browns might either release him or try to trade him.

Williams' agent, Mitch Frankel, met with Browns officials at the combine, but no resolution was reached.

"We want to know how they view Corey's role," said Frankel. "He just wants to play."

Williams has made it clear he wants to return to a 4-3 defense.


Defensive tackle is one of the spots on the Oakland Raider roster that needs an upgrade. The entire defensive unit made strides in 2009 after the aquisition of Greg Ellis, from Dallas and Richard Seymore from New England.

Yet defensive tackle was still a spot that needs to be upgraded. With last years rookie Desmond Bryant developing as a rotational player adding Williams to the mix could make the entire line better.

Look at what the New York Giants did in thier Superbowl run. They had a rotation at the D-Line postion that kept fresh bodies on the field late in the game. Something that has effected the Raiders over the last 7 seasons.

With the premier D-tackles sure to be gone by the 8th pick in this years draft and our major need to upgrade the O-Line the addition of a very solid veteran who at worst case senario would cost a late round pick could be the opurtunity worth exploring.

Just some food for thought.