There's something about Fridays in Alameda these days. Reggie McKenzie seems to love loading up on free agents before he heads into the weekend. This Friday was no different.
Last Friday it was the big trade that sent a sixth round pick to the Texans in exchange for Matt Schaub and the re-signing of Charles Woodson.
This Friday the free agent haul included running back Maurice Jones-Drew, former Packers defensive lineman, C.J. Wilson, and re-signing Pat Sims. There was also the business of reported interest in DeSean Jackson who was cut by the Eagles today.
Jones-Drew is expected to immediately add the workhorse feature back the Raiders need. Pat Sims should assume his role as starting nose tackle with some competition from second year defensive tackle, Stacy McGee. C.J. Wilson will add depth at defensive tackle for the aforementioned Antonio Smith.
It makes for the third straight week where Raiders fans get to ponder over the weekend the possibilities of their team's newest weapons.
This may be the last of the frenzied Fridays. Free agency is winding down and the roster is filling up. The Raiders should still have some money to spend but we won't know for sure just how much until the numbers come out on the three deals that were signed today.
So, again, enjoy your weekend with the Raiders' newest additions.