The Raiders’ landed a big fish on defense on Tuesday morning.
After missing on Bryon Jones, Jimmie Ward and Jordan Phillips, the Raiders agreed to terms with Rams’ linebacker Cory Littleton.
It’s a very reasonable deal for a solid player. Littleton will be the Raiders’ best linebacker and a key on defense, he is expected to play at weakside linebacker. Nick Kwiatkowski, who agreed to terms Monday, will be the middle linebacker.
The Raiders’ linebacker group has finally gotten the upgrade it needs, but there is still need for more ... perhaps that will come in free agency or the NFL draft.
Littleton has become a fine playmaker and he can cover, which the Raiders badly need in the tight-end rich AFC West.
Check out some of the knee-jerk reactions below:
Cory Littleton's 26 passes defensed are the most of any linebacker in the NFL the past 3 seasons per @sportradar— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) March 17, 2020
Perhaps things are changing on the Raiders’ defense.
What do you think about having Littleton now wearing the Silver and Black?