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Hopefully Raiders are busy behind the scenes because free agent cornerbacks starting to get scooped up

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As has been said many times, free agents tend to follow the leader. Once the top guy(s) is signed, the windfall begins. We’ve already seen it at positions like quarterback and wide receiver and now that appears to have begun at the cornerback position.

This, of course, isn’t counting the likes of Richard Sherman and Casey Hayward who weren’t set to hit free agency on Wednesday.

The first cornerback to agree to a deal today was Aaron Colvin who will sign on with the Texans. Soon it was Bashaud Breeland who agreed to terms with the Panthers.

As I have noted a few times, the cornerback market is plentiful. There are many others out there such as Trumaine Johnson and Malcolm Butler — both of whom the Raiders have reported interest — as well as the likes of Prince Amukamara and Patrick Robinson.

With the market heating up now, hopefully the Raiders have a plan and a backup plan to get one of them before they’re gone.

UPDATE: One potential free agent cornerback won’t hit the market with the Rams holding onto Nickell Robey-Coleman.

UPDATE: Malcolm Butler has agreed to terms with the Titans. And it’s a doozy of a deal. $12.2 million per season average. Wowza.