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NFL free agency 2021: Could Raiders reunite K.J. Wright with Gus Bradley?

Seattle Seahawks linebacker was part of Bradley’s winning culture

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K.J. Wright
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As we prepare for free agency to start next month and usher in the Gus Bradley era as the Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive coordinator, we have discussed the prospect of former players of his — such as Richard Sherman — joining the Raiders.

Sherman, who played for Bradley with the Seattle Seahawks, isn’t the only former Bradley player whom the Raiders could pursue. There’s longtime also Seattle outside linebacker K.J. Wright, who played under Bradley for the first two seasons of his career.

Wright has been an underrated player on a strong defense for a long time. He is surely the type of veteran Bradley would like to bring to Las Vegas to set the tone for his schemes and philosophy — and Wright may be a better player than Sherman at this point.

Wright will be 32 this summer and he had 86 tackles for the Seahawks in 2020. He too would probably feel comfortable in reuniting with Bradley on a team that has a chance to go to the playoffs.

But the question would be how much Wright will cost and will the Raiders, who added linebackers Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski in free agency last year, be able to fit him into their budget?

Still, there’s no doubt, Bradley would likely be in favor of a Wright pursuit by Las Vegas,