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With Michael Huff coming off his best season as a Raider, and heading into the off season as a free agent, the Raiders are in need of help at the FS position. If the Raiders are able to re-sign Huff, the position would not need to be upgraded, but it appears as though that is unlikely.
Without Huff, the depth at FS consists of special teams stud Hiram Eugene and second year player Stevie Brown.
Eugene has been with the team for a few years now and has not developed into a serious contender to start at the free safety position. He is invaluable on special teams and is a decent back up at free safety, but if the Raiders enter the 2011 season with Eugene as the starting free safety, the team is in some trouble.
Stevie Brown on the other hand has shown flashes of ability to be an impact-making free safety at the NFL level. However, Brown only saw limited time last season and is still a little bit raw. His lack of experience and need to grow means he may not be the best option to start at free safety.
Even with a potential starter at FS in Stevie Brown, the Raiders should certainly add depth and potentially a player to challenge Brown for that starting position.