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Raiders free agency 2021: Is Rayshawn Jenkins a good fit for Las Vegas?

Chargers’ safety could reunite with Gus Bradley and Ron Milus

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Rayshawn Jenkins
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With NFL free agency coming up next month, it’s time to start thinking about what types of players the Las Vegas Raiders may pursue.

Without a ton of spending money, they need to stay as young as possible, while also filling a big need at all levels of the defense. One player who sticks out as a potential fit is Los Angeles Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins.

He may be relatively inexperience, but the 27 year old has played well when given the chance, and — most importantly — he is familiar with the Raiders’ new defensive coaching staff.

Jenkins was coached by new Las Vegas defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and new secondary coach Ron Milus with the Chargers.

The Raiders have a need at safety and surely Bradley would be interested in adding a player who has already been part of his system. Jenkins opened eyes around the NFL as an injury replacement for Derwin James the past two years and he started 31 out of the past 32 games.

There may be interest in Jenkins around the league, but don’t be shocked if the Raiders make a real push for him.