Colts reached agreement with former Chiefs’ LB Justin Houston, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2019
I have a feeling once we see the financials on this deal, we may see why the Raiders didnt show any interest. The Colts still have $77 million in money to spend under the cap, while the Raiders are down to around $26 million at last check with about $8 million needing to be set aside for signing their rookie class.
Update: And here are those financial details. Which after all the other payouts the Raiders have made, is probably a bit rich for them. Though it would certainly be doable.
Colts are giving Justin Houston a two-year, $24 million contract, per source. https://t.co/gd02EM2YrF— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2019
The only other legit edge rusher still out there is Ezekiel Ansah. The 29-year-old is coming off a shoulder surgery which is likely the reason he is still yet unsigned.
Edge rusher is by far the most desperately needed position for the Raiders and yet they have not added a single one this offseason. Barring any surprise trades or luring in Ansah, it appears the Raiders are banking on solving their pass rush issues through the draft.