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Raiders Free Agency 2017: Best of what’s left on defense by position

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For the most part the first two waves of free agency are done. Those passed on days one and two, leaving the Raiders to pick through what remains.

So far the Raiders have added two players; both on offense. First it was right tackle Marshall Newhouse and then wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.

It’s time to start thinking defense.

Despite a resurgent 12-4 season in 2016, the Raiders were 26th on defense and still have holes to fill. The draft can help with that, but the more the team adds through free agency, the more flexibility they will have in the draft.

Here are the top available players are some need positions for the Raiders

Linebacker

Dont’a Hightower, 27

Zach Brown, 27

Kevin Minter, 26

Perry Riley jr, 28

DeAndre Levy, 30

Gerald Hodges, 26

Sean Spence, 28

Cornerback

Morris Claiborne, 27

Nickell Robey-Coleman, 25

Alterraun Verner, 28

Darius Butler, 31

Sterling Moore, 27

Defensive line

Dontari Poe, 27

Johnathan Hankins, 25

Jared Odrick, 29

Safety

TJ McDonald, 26

Isa Abdul-Quddus, 28

Bradley McDougald, 26

Jairus Byrd, 30

BONUS!

Running back

Eddie Lacy, 26 — signed with Seahawks

Adrian Peterson, 31

LeGarrette Blount, 30

Latavius Murray, 27

Jamaal Charles, 30