The first thing the Raiders needed to do with regard to free agency was get under the cap. They did that by restructuring Tyvon Branch's deal which saved the team $7 million and put them easily under the 2013 salary cap. Then they embarked on the start of free agency.
Once free agency began, they instantly cut ties with three players to free up enough money to sign some outside free agents - Darrius Heyward-Bey, Michael Huff, and Dave Tollefson.
The Raiders were already in need of filling a great many positions. With these three cuts, they were even more in need of players. But now, they have some room to make the moves to fill those roster spots.
Here are the free agent additions the team made from that point forward:
While signing new players to the team, the Raider watched as their own free agents signed elsewhere. Philip Wheeler to the Dolphins, Desmond Bryant to the Browns, Brandon Myers to the Giants, Matt Shaughnessy to the Cardinals, and Mike Mitchell to the Panthers.
The Raiders at this moment have around $7 million remaining in salary cap room which means they have room to make a couple more low cost free agent signings as well as re-signing a couple more of their own free agents.
Positions they still have yet to fill are free safety, tight end, cornerback, and wide receiver.