The Raiders have been one of the busiest teams in free agency as they have added eight players with more on the way.
And, of course, they will be adding seven more draft picks to that number next month. That means there are players currently on the roster (not counting their current free agents) who will be in danger of losing their jobs on the 53-man lineup. Most of those decisions will likely come after training camp.
Based on the eight additions, let’s look at some players on the Raiders’ roster who could be in danger of not making the team, listed below in alphabetical order:
Derek Carrier: The Raiders love what Carrier brings to the team. He’s smart, tough and he blocks well. But with the Raiders adding Jason Witten in an unexpected move this week, Carrier’s future has to be questioned. It’s tough to carry four tight ends. The last spot may be between Carrier and Witten.
P.J. Hall: He may be a different player than free-agent add Maliek Collins, but the defensive tackle position has gotten cramped. Raiders’ general manager Mike Mayock has already questioned Hall’s work ethic. He may be running out of time.
Erik Harris: He’s a gamer and he’s tough, but the Raiders brought in Jeff Heath at safety. Harris may have to fight for a roster spot. It’s nothing he can’t handle, though.
Arden Key: The Raiders paid Carl Nassib nice money to do what Key was drafted to do to. Like Key, he may be running out of room and time.
Nevin Lawson: The Raiders added Eli Apple and will likely add another cornerback in free agency or the draft. Plus, there’s some young players they like. Lawson will have his work cut out for him in training camp and in the preseason.
Nick Nelson: See Lawson. The 2018 fourth-round pick may be running out of chances.