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Oakland Raiders DLD 2/25/09: Get Ready For Free Agency!

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We are at the eve of free agency and we can expect a flurry of activity today as teams fix their rosters in preperation for the commencememt of free agency to begin at 9:00 p.m. PST.

Expect the Raiders to be active today in finalizing their roster by signing some more of their own free agents as well as the restructuring of some contracts such as Gallery, Sands and Walker. In the case of Sands and Walker, if they do not restructure, then they might be cut. Although Walker, is more expensive to cut then keep. Check out team-by-team free agents here.

In other free agent news. Those hoping that the Raiders would re-sign Gibril Wilson can forget about that because he just signed with the Miami Dolphins.

I still believe that losing Wilson was not such a big deal as he had a questionable attitude and though he is a good tackler, he is terrible in coverage. And, he went to Miami who will be losing their two safety's, former Raider Renaldo Hill and Yeremiah Bell. Either one of those two would be welcome additions to the Silver & Black if they can be had without overpaying.

Wide receiver is the other area where the Raiders need to look and there will be some possibilities to pick up some reasonably priced free agents that have recently been cut: Galloway, Laveranues Coles and  Drew Bennett are all possible and cheaper that going for T.J Houshmanzadeh. Especially after the Raiders told Jerry Porter thanks but no thanks. The Raiders will however attempt to re-sign both Grove and Carlisle.

There may also be the chance for the Raiders to go after the Vikings center Matt Birk as the Vikings eye Baltimore lineman Jason Brown.

What do you think Nation, what other teams free agent should the Raiders go after at 9:01 p.m. PST?