Every offseason, Al Davis tries to make his team better. The lockout kept him from making some moves, but now that football is back, he and his trustees are fast at work. Reports have the Raiders making a move on FS Dashon Goldson formerly of the 49ers and T Jared Gaither from Baltimore.
Jared Gaither would definitely go a long way towards building that "bully" that head coach Hue Jackson always talks about. He is 6'9", 340 lbsx and mean. He played at an elite level before a back injury kept him out of football last season.
Jared Gaither would solidify that LT position and give Jason Campbell that extra second to find the open man.
Dashon Goldson is a big and very athletic FS. He would definitely be an upgrade over Michael Huff. He is better in coverage and doesn't shy away from contact. At 6'2", 210 lbs, he is bigger and gives the Raiders a more physical presence in the defensive backfield than Huff did. He is a young emerging star that I am pretty sure Nnamdi Asomugha would love to play with.
Bringing in these two young players would improve the team on both sides of the ball.
I wonder if Asomugha would be willing to sign for less if the money saved goes towards making the Raiders better.
I don't think Asomugha is just going to sign with the highest bidder. Would he love to come back to the Raiders? How much of a discount would he be willing to give Al Davis?