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Tracking Oakland Raiders 2015 NFL free agency rumors, news, updates

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Tracking all free agent activity across the NFL with special focus on those affecting the Oakland Raiders.

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This page will be updated as free agent news comes out that may in some way pertain to the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders projected cap space: $20 million

Outside free agents linked to the Raiders

Signing Roundup
Incoming Free Agents Status 2014 team
Rodney Hudson UFA Chiefs
Malcolm Smith UFA Seahawks
Lee Smith UFA Bills
Roy Helu UFA Redskins
Dan Williams UFA Cardinals
Curtis Lofton CUT Saints
Nate Allen UFA Eagles
Christian Ponder UFA Vikings
James Dockery UFA Panthers
Trent Richardson CUT Colts
J'Marcus Webb UFA Vikings
Michael Crabtree UFA 49ers


Raiders among several teams interested in signing former Giants safety Stevie Brown, who was originally drafted by the Raiders.

A week since visiting the Raiders, Michael Crabtree is now set to sign with the Raiders. He signs on a one-year deal worth a maximum of $5 million after incentives. It carries a cap figure of $3.2 million for this season.

Former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree to visit the RaidersThat visit happened Monday.

Raiders officially sign offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb on a 1-year, $745k deal.

Raiders officially sign recently released running back Trent Richardson to a 2-year, $3.9 million deal. -- cap figure set $1.875 million in 2015

Christian Ponder signing now official. It is a one-year deal -- cap figure set at $2.25 million in 2015

James Dockery signing now official. -- Cap figure set at $600k in 2015

Former Vikings QB Christian Ponder visiting Raiders Friday.

Mark Davis flat denies any interest in Greg Hardy, ending that debate quickly.

Contract talks with Jermaine Gresham have broken off.

Reports are saying the Raiders are inquiring about Greg Hardy.

Raiders expected to add former Panthers CB James Dockery

Nate Allen officially signed. He gets an undisclosed long term deal. -- Cap figure set at $7 million for 2015

Rodney Hudson's cap number this season is $13 million per

ESPN's Bill Williamson has Lee Smith's 2015 cap figure set at $3.35 million

DeMarco Murray signed with the Eagles

Curtis Lofton signing now official -- Cap figure set at $6.6 million for 2015

Roy Helu signing now official -- Cap figure set at $2.1 million for 2015

Dan Williams signing now official -- Cap figure set at $7.85 million for 2015

Malcolm Smith signing now official -- Cap figure set at $2.75 million for 2015

Rodney Hudson signing now official.

Lee Smith signing now official.

Former Eagles safety Nate Allen is visiting the Raiders today

Dan Williams and Curtis Lofton, who visited the Raiders Tuesday night, have agreed to terms with the team.

Former Redskins running back Roy Helu agrees to terms with Raiders on 2-year, $4 million deal.

Recently released Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton is visiting the Raiders

With Terrance Knighton not accepting Raiders contract offers, DT Dan Williams is to visit Oakland.

Raiders are among three teams making a run at RB DeMarco Murray.

Former Bills TE Lee Smith is signing with Raiders per Adam Schefter. Jermaine Gresham visiting as well.

Raiders have agreed to terms with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm SmithBrice Butler tipped everyone off on the signing. It is a reported 2-year, $7 million deal.

Raiders among several teams interested in Darrelle Revis (again).

Just a day after being reportedly among the teams interested in signing Mike Iupati, he has said he is planning on signing with the Arizona Cardinals. That doesn't for certain mean he actually does sign there, but in most cases, it happens.

Rodney Hudson has agreed to terms on a 5-year, $44.5 million deal with Raiders, making him the highest paid center in the league. This is an average of $9 million per season but no word yet on how much it will take in cap space this year.

The Raiders are 'in the hunt' for 49ers guard Mike Iupati according to Jason La Canfora.

Conflicting reports on where Dolphins DT Jared Odrick is expected to sign. The Miami Sun Sentinel says he is expected to go to Oakland and Pro Football Talk says he's likely headed to Jacksonville. Neither report has much concrete one way or the other with chances either team steps up and makes it happen.

The best free agent guard on the market, Broncos Orlando Franklinhas unofficially changed AFC West teams and is joining the Chargers. The Raiders have a glaring need at guard. Mike Iupati and Clint Boling are the best still available.

As expected, Raiders are making a strong push to sign Chiefs' center Rodney Hudson.

Completing the trifecta of Raiders top targets, former 'big time Raider fan' Julius Thomas looks to be joining the Jaguars. The Raiders are now reportedly interested in Jermaine Gresham to fill their need at tight end.

Another Raiders top target, and the most coveted free agent this offseason, Ndamukong Suh, is headed to Miami.

Raiders top target, Randall Cobbhas re-signed with the Packers on a 4-year deal.

The Raiders have made a preliminary inquiry into Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy

According to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez, the Raiders are interested in recently cut former Texans center Chris Myers.

Dolphins are confident they will land Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh to visit the Raiders this week.

Raiders are interested in signing WR Randall Cobb. He is said to be seeking $12 million per season.

The trade that sent LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for Kiko Alonso could affect Raiders free agency and draft plans

Raiders free agent news and rumors

Signing Roundup

Raiders Free Agents Status 2015 team
Stefen Wisniewski UFA Jaguars
C.J. Wilson UFA Raiders
Darren McFadden UFA Cowboys
Maurice Jones-Drew CUT Retired
LaMarr Woodley CUT Cardinals
Nick Roach CUT Injured
Usama Young CUT Injured
Pat Sims UFA Bengals
Tyvon Branch CUT Chiefs
Chimdi Chekwa UFA Patriots
Kory Sheets UFA Unsigned
Antonio Smith CUT Broncos
Matt Schaub CUT Ravens
Denarius Moore UFA Bengals


Kevin Boothe to be released -- carried a $1.3 million cap figure with no dead money.

Miles Burris says he's been cut -- carried a $1.6 million cap figure with $75k in dead money.

James Jones released after one season in Oakland -- carried a $3.4 million cap figure with no dead money.

Stefen Wisniewski lands with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Denarius Moore officially signed with the Bengals.

Recently released DT Antonio Smith signed with the Denver Broncos on a 1-year, $2 million deal.Tracker

Defensive tackle Antonio Smith released after one season with the team. He saves $4 million against the salary cap.

Former Raiders QB Matt Schaub lands with the Baltimore Ravens.

Former Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski played with a torn labrum last season and has gone unsigned in free agency following offseason surgery to repair it.

Former Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims signs with the Bengals.

After testing the free agent market, defensive end C.J. Wilson re-signed with the team on a 2-year, $4.6 million deal according to -- Cap figure estimated at $2.5 million for 2015.

Matt Schaub officially released. The move frees up $5.5 million under the salary cap.

Darren McFadden signs on with the Dallas Cowboys on a 2-year deal.

Recently released Lamarr Woodley has signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

Recently released Tyvon Branch heads to Kansas City on a one-year deal.

The remaining RFA tenders handed out were given to Marquette King, Brandian Ross, and Larry Asante. All three are original round tenders adding $4.62 million against the cap. Chimdi Chekwa and Kory Sheets were not tendered and become unrestricted free agents.

Rod Streater gets a 2nd round RFA tender while Andre Holmes gets the lowest RFA tender. It secures Streater will return but could open up offers for Holmes. Their contracts account for $3.89 million against the cap.

Nick Roach and Usama Young have both been released. The moves save a total of $3.2 million against the salary cap.

Not only will Stefen Wisniewski be testing free agency, but according to SF Chron's Vic Tafur, he will not be returning to the Raiders at all.

Lamarr Woodley is officially released after one season in Oakland. He represented $5.1 million in cap savings.

Maurice Jones-Drew announces he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. This frees up $2.5 million in cap space.

Tyvon Branch released from team after 7 seasons. Though this move leaves behind $6.7 million in dead money, it saves the team $3 million in cap money.

Raiders sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio