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Raiders let all unrestricted free agents hit the market

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 1:21 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Beat writer Jerry McDonald confirmed that free agency started without the Raiders re-signing any of their 17 unrestricted free agents.
That means that the Raiders now have to compete against the league’s 31 other teams if they hope to re-sign the likes of outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, punter Shane Lechler, tight end Brandon Myers, safety Mike Mitchell and defensive lineman Desmond Bryant.
The bright side is, the Raiders likely won’t face much competition if they have designs on re-signing a handful of their other unrestricted free agents.
It’s conceivable that general manager Reggie McKenzie is content letting his free agents test the open market in hopes of their finding out that they can’t get as much money as expected.
That’s a huge gamble, of course, if McKenzie really wants any of those players back in 2013. Then again, he might be able to get back one or more of the players he covets at a reduced rate once the initial frenzy wanes.
The Raiders still haven’t made any moves, though one or more likely will take place, perhaps as soon as today. One expected move is the Raiders releasing middle linebacker Rolando McClain.

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  • DMAC

    Primero perros!

  • R8ER MIKE

    DMAC… here ya go brother….
    puff puff pass !!

  • Raider8

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    SBreport ‏@SBreport

    Generally speaking, free agents hold their highest value today. Price drops every day. One reason why McKenzie probably not making cuts yet.
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    No..it’s cuz he has no idea what the hell he’s doing.

    It doesn’t take a genius to let every one of your fa’s test the market…it just takes sitting at the IHOP and ignoring everything.

    After being extricated by emergency personnel from his booth he probably waddled over to a corner and curled up in the fetal position waiting for another order of flapjacks.

  • poprox13

    looks like Hall not going to Lions after all

  • Raider8

    Two moves expected are signing restricted free agent Phillip Adams, a cornerback, and releasing middle linebacker Rolando McClain.
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    Whoa..really? Way to go out on a limb Reg.

  • hwnrdr

    Wow, love how many GMs we have on this board! Relax guys, we are not the only team quiet right now!

  • Plunketthead

    Its all about those books

    Good news = Palmer is still a RAIDER

  • Whoknows

    Actually, I think we are the only team quiet right now.

  • Whoknows

    Definitely the only team in AFC West that is quiet.