Raiders free agent status by position: Defense

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With the status of each position on the offense done, we move to the defense. Here is where each position on defense stands a week into free agency:

Defensive tackle

Current projected starters: Antonio Smith, Stacy McGee

Who they've signed: Antonio Smith

Who they've lost: Vance Walker

Need: High

Who's out there: Pat Sims, Henry Melton

Defensive end

Current projected starters: Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley

Who they've signed: Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley

Who they've lost: Lamarr Houston

Need: Low

Who's out there: Robert Ayers

Linebacker

Current projected starters: OLB Kevin Burnett, MLB Nick Roach, OLB Sio Moore

Who they've signed: No one

Who they've lost: No one

Need: Low

Who's out there: Akeem Jordan, Dan Connor

Cornerback

Current projected starters: D.J. Hayden, Tarell Brown

Who they've signed: Tarell Brown

Who they've lost: Tracy Porter

Need: Moderate

Who's out there: Javier Arenas

Safety

Current projected starters: SS  Tyvon Branch, FS  Usama Young

Who they've signed: Re-signed Usama Young

Who they've lost: No one

Need: Moderate

Who's out there: Charles Woodson, Chris Clemons, Thomas DeCoud

See Raiders free agent status by position: OFFENSE

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