Last offseason, the Raiders made special teams a priority when they added free agents Brynden Trawick and Daren Bates on one-year deals. Back in the free agent market, after successful seasons with the Raiders, both players have gotten multi-year deals from other teams.
Both players are now members of the Tennessee Titans. Bates received a 3-year, $6 million deal according to a report from Adam Caplan.
Trawick joined him in Nashville on a 2-year deal with a max of $6.85 according to Jason La Canfora. That gives him about $3.4 million per season, making him the highest paid special teams player in the league. Then again, that contract may not include just special teams. Trawick stepped in at safety late in the season after injuries to Karl Joseph and Nate Allen and played pretty well.
If you think of them as a safety and a linebacker, all of the Raiders free agents who have signed elsewhere have come on the defensive side of the ball with Malcolm Smith headed to the 49ers and Stacy McGee headed to Washington -- both on 5-year deals.