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Three defensive free agents who fit the Raiders

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There are some potential bargains available

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders
Paul Guenther
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The Raiders have added 11 free agents from other teams so far in the first week of free agency.

Six of those players are on the defensive side of the ball, so I want to highlight three more players who could help the Raiders defensively.

These players would likely be bargains and that’s important because the Raiders have spent most of their free agent budget already.

Here’s three players (listed in alphabetical order, not preference).

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
Tony Jefferson
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Tony Jefferson:
Jefferson is kind of a forgotten free agent because he was cut by the Ravens before free agency started. But he is a decorated player, who would, at least, be a fine rotational safety. He’s also a leader and could help in the transition to Las Vegas.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans
Logan Ryan
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Logan Ryan:
Ryan might be the next cornerback off the market. He is one of the very best free agents available and was near the top of the cornerback position. If the price is right, he could be a great addition for the Raiders.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
Nick Vigil
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Nick Vigil:
We’ve mentioned him a lot, but that’s because he fits. He would be a strong addition at linebacker to go with the Nick Kwiatkoski and Cory Littleton signings. The fact that he played for Raiders’ defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in Cincinnati doesn’t hurt, either.