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Raiders free agency 2018 day one recap

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These days the negotiating period is where the real action is. That was Monday and Tuesday. But technically, free agency officially started today. So, let’s see where we are so far.


DT Justin Ellis (UFA)

TE Lee Smith (UFA)

ERFA’s - DE James Cowser, OL Denver Kirkland, LB Shilique Calhoun, S Erik Harris, and K Giorgio Tavecchio

Signed elsewhere

CB TJ Carrie (Browns)

DL Denico Autry (Colts)

Unsigned UFA

LB NaVorro Bowman

QB EJ Manuel

S Reggie Nelson

K Sebastian Janikowski - Visiting Chargers

LS Jon Condo

S Keith McGill


CB David Amerson (Chiefs)

CB Sean Smith (Jail)

OT Marshall Newhouse (unsigned)

Newly signed

WR/KR Griff Whalen

TE Derek Carrier

Reported interest

WR Jordy Nelson - Currently visiting Oakland. Has other visits to Seattle, New Orleans scheduled.

DT Tom Johnson

CB Rashaan Melvin

DE Benson Mayowa

RB Doug Martin

A lot of great players signed on with other teams today, including just about every decent cornerback out there. For the most part the Raiders sat out day one. Whalen was cut last season, and Carrier isn’t exactly what one would call a priority free agent.

There are some good players still out there. And we’ll get to those in a bit. For now, this is where we stand.