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Report: Raiders interested in free agent DL Muhammad Wilkerson, could visit in coming days

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There is no bigger free agent prize for the Raiders at this moment than Muhammad Wilkerson. Having been a cap casualty by the Jets, he is able to make the free agent rounds prior to the start of free agency next week.

So far, Wilkerson has visited the Packers and today he’s visiting the Chiefs. But next up will be the Raiders, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jon Gruden has said he one of the Raiders’ top priorities is getting Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin some help. He is speaking of inside pass rush. That’s what they would get from Wilkerson. Irvin’s first attempt at his annual ‘Baby Reggie’ persona was to try and woo Wilkerson to come to Oakland.

Despite just 8.0 sacks over the past two seasons for Wilkerson, he has twice had double digit sacks in his career. Having a 6-4, 305-pound defensive tackle who offers that kind of pass rush abilities is exactly what the Raiders need. They are not alone though.

Update: Wilkerson is now said to be visiting Washington after Kansas City, according to Jason La Canfora.

Raiders could still be next up after that. Stay tuned.