Running back is certainly not at the top of the Raiders position needs this offseason, but they were looking to add talent to the backfield to join Latavius Murray. And in the past few minutes, the dominoes have been falling quickly as all the top running backs are locked up across the league.
With his deal done, the next up was Lamar Miller who is reportedly getting $6.5 million from the Texans.
Then came the doozy that puts a stake in the hearts of the Raiders with Doug Martin expected to return to the Buccaneers on a deal worth a reported $6.85 per season.
Bucs are believed to be nearing a deal for @DougMartin22 for around $6.85 million per year.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 9, 2016
UPDATE: That deal is done. Martin will stay with the Buccaneers on a 5-year, $37.5 million deal according to multiple reports.
I would venture to say the top unrestricted free agent remaining is Jets running back Bilal Powell. Others include Matt Forte and Arian Foster.
There is also Vallejo native CJ Anderson who surprisingly received a low round tender from the Broncos which means if another team tried to sign him away and they opted not to match, they would not receive anything in return due to Anderson having gone undrafted.
Keep in mind, none of these deals can be done for sure until Wednesday. But as of right now, it doesn't look great for the Raiders chances of landing a top free agent running back to team up with Murray.