And the first report of a team showing interest in one of the Raiders free agents comes not an hour into the legal tampering period. It is the Chiefs who, starved for help in their receiving corps, have expressed interest in wide receiver Rod Streater.
According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star: "Streater is gifted and if the Chiefs are looking for a veteran to compete with youngsters Albert Wilson and Chris Conley for the No. 2 receiver spot, his addition would make some sense."
Streater has flown under the radar because of a some bad luck the past couple seasons, making it easy for some to forget that he was once the Raiders' top receiver. In 2013 he had caught 60 passes for 888 yards and 4 touchdowns. Heading into the 2014 season, he was the team's number one receiver, but he broke his foot in week two and was placed on injured reserve.
Coming into last season, he was bumped to third receiver behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, but was still expected to contribute quite a bit. Then he missed all of camp with an unknown illness. After falling behind, he had fallen down the depth chart behind Seth Roberts and Andre Holmes. He was even inactive for much of the season.
It makes sense that an AFC West team would be interested in Streater who is flying well under the radar for most of the NFL. A division franchise will remember when Streater was a receiving threat, full of potential. He is still just 28-years-old.