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Free agency wish list: Top 25 free agents still available as free agency near official opening

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So the Raiders didn’t get Le’Veon Bell. Take heart because that money would be better spent on a few of these players.

NFL: New York Jets at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

I know, I know, Raider Nation was all geared up to welcome Le’Veon Bell to the Raiders. It sucks to get your hopes up only to have the dashed. Well, stop it. Pick yourself up off the floor, dust yourself off, and focus on the task still in front of you. Namely that there’s a lot more free agents out there who can help this team.

Bell got an average of over $13 million per season from the Jets. He may be worth that, but the Raiders have plenty of big fish to fry and that money can be put to good use on other positions now.

How about one of these guys:

1. ED Ezekiel Ansah, 29

2. ED Justin Houston, 30

3. LB K.J. Wright, 29

4. TE Jared Cook, 31

5. RB Tevin Coleman, 25

6. ED Markus Golden, 28

7. CB Ronald Darby, 25

8. CB Bryce Callahan, 27

9. G Mike Iupati, 31

10. RB Marshawn Lynch, 32

11. RB Jay Ajayi, 25

12. RB Mark Ingram, 29

13. WR Tyrell Williams, 27

14. CB Darqueze Dennard, 27

15. ED Michael Johnson, 32

16. ED Chris Long, 33

17. OT Daryl Williams, 26

18. ED Alex Okafor, 28

19. S Clayton Geathers, 26

20. WR Kevin White, 26

21. TE Tyler Eifert, 28

22. S Tre Boston, 26

23. G Stefen Wisniewski, 29

24. ED Shaquil Barrett, 26

25. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, 26

Others: C Nick Easton, LB Vincent Rey, S Glover Quin, S Anthony Harris, ED Shane Ray

Note: There are high profile free agents out there who are not listed here because I don’t see them right for the Raiders for various reasons. Such as S Earl Thomas, DT Ndamukong Suh, and WR Golden Tate.

Correction: This list initially mistakenly included LB Avery Williamson who is not a free agent.