We’ve been spending a large part of the last three weeks, preparing for the Raiders’ free-agency period, which is currently set to start next week.
A big part of our preparation has been spent on the defensive side. We’ve looked at several possible Las Vegas fits, including a trade for Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell.
Here’s another possibility: Denver Broncos’ defensive end Derek Wolfe.
Unlike Campbell, Wolfe is definitely going to be a free agent and he has said he expects the Broncos to allow him to hit the market. The legal tampering period is currently set to begin Monday, March 16.
Wolfe would probably be moderately priced than Campbell. He could work in a rotation with second-year defensive end, Clelin Ferrell, and provide a veteran spark and toughness.
Wolfe has been part of some excellent defenses in Denver and he has won. He would be a valuable piece to the Raiders as they continue to climb toward contention.
Wolfe can still play, too. He had a career-high seven sacks in 2019. He has 33 sacks in his eight-year career.
Also, if the Raiders sign him, it would hinder a division opponent - and that’s always nice!