The Raiders have focused on resigning/extending their own players and only grabbed a few UFA's from other teams. Because of that the team is poised to pick up a few extra draft picks next year.
Note: Johnnie Lee Higgins’ deal was too low to qualify
The signings of Boss and Howard probably offset, as should the Edwards-Gradkowski swap. Hopefully Heyer is cut so we don’t end up with a 7th when we could have had a 4th round pick for one of the guys we lost. This leaves Asomugha (projected 3rd round comp pick), Miller (4th) and Gallery (4th). That will help a lot considering we already don’t have our 2nd rounder (traded to NE during the 2011 draft) or 4th rounder (traded to WAS for QB Jason Campbell) next year.
With the release of Trent Edwards before the start of the regular season, the team is now +2 in UFA's lost vs signed. The average salaries were not totally correct, so here are the new numbers:
Final comp slotting will depend somewhat on playing time and Pro Bowl honors, so this is still very preliminary.