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Raiders reportedly looking at Vikings free agent DT Tom Johnson

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On what has been a rather slow day for free agents connected to the Raiders, something has trickled out. They are reportedly one of two teams showing interest in 33-year-old defensive tackle Tom Johnson according to Chris Tomasson of the St Paul Pioneer Press.

Tomasson notes that Oakland would be the best fit for Johnson due to their scheme, but he also said Johnson’s priority would be to get the best contract he could, so the Raiders won’t be getting a discount based on scheme fit.

The 7-year NFL veteran is the kind of 3-tech inside pass rusher the Raiders need. At 736 snaps last season, he has shown no signs of slowing down. But at his age, looking for a 2-year deal, he is clearly not the long term answer. He would be a stopgap until the Raiders can figure out a long term solution.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s just expressed interest at this point.