The Raiders currently have three tight ends on the squad. And while this may be a group that the team could field during the regular season in a pinch, there is really no way they would actually even head into the training camp that light at the position. And according to Reggie McKenzie, the team has every intention of adding another body.
He was asked in a conference call on Monday if he was comfortable with the group the Raiders currently have at tight end which consists of Brandon Myers and two second-year players David Ausberry and Richard Gordon. This was his response:
"I'm comfortable with it but I am going to continue to add. I'm not gonna just... say ‘ok, I'm good there and I'm not going to add a guy'. I'd like to add another guy to compete there, yes."
The team cut starting tight end, Kevin Boss, because his contract didn't match his production. The Raiders also had reported interest in free agent Joel Dreessen prior to his signing with the Broncos. But there are still a few good options on the free agent market who have starting experience and could come in and compete for the job in Oakland.
The list includes the likes of Visanthe Shiancoe, Dallas Clark, and Bo Scaife.
Or, of course, they could go the route that they have gone thus far in free agency and sign someone who was out of football in 2011 and most people had forgotten existed (like Bo Scaife).