With the news that Stefen Wisniewski will not be returning to the Raiders, the question becomes who they will target as his replacement. The only obvious upgrade set to hit the free agent market is Chiefs center Rodney Hudson. However, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports the Raiders are also interested in signing recently released Chris Myers, formerly of the Texans.
Source tells @NFLonFOX that @RAIDERS have interest in ex- @HoustonTexans C Chris Myers. Stefen Wisniewski could be leaving as UFA— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 5, 2015
When Myers was released initially, he was not a player who seemed like a good fit. He will be 34 years old at the beginning of the season and is a career zone blocking center. The Raiders have made it clear they will be implementing a power run offense. They also need to get younger, not do a repeat of last offseason which saw the team add mostly 30+ veterans as stopgaps.
The thinking is that the Raiders first priority it to try and sign Rodney Hudson, but should that fall through, Myers would be the alternative. If that happens, the Raiders may be forced to consider drafting a center in the first few rounds of April's draft.