We recently looked at the Las Vegas Raiders’ high-priority free agents and had five players on the list:
Now, it’s time to look at the team’s mid-tier free agents. Basically, I consider these players as take ‘em or leave ‘em types:
The former first-round pick finished the season with the Raiders and didn’t make much of an impact. If the Raiders can’t find a few better pass rushers, Beasley could be a cheap option.
I could see the case being made for Booker being a high priority, but reserve running backs are a dime a dozen. I’d like to see the Raiders get a bigger back to backup Josh Jacobs. But if Booker is brought back, that’s fine.
Carrier, who turns 31 in July, fits the scheme as a blocker and he plays special teams. But the Raiders could get younger as they look for a third-string tight end.
Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden said Collins would be the key to the defense after Collins signed a one-year deal as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys. However, Collins was not good at all in 2020. If they want him back as a backup, he will likely come cheaper this year.
The Raiders like him and if they don’t find another veteran cornerback, Lawson could possibly be back.
He never played for Las Vegas because of health. I would think the Raiders will give him an offer to stay in the program, but if he leaves, that’s fine, too.
The coaching staff liked the spark the defensive lineman gave them in the middle of the season. I could see him back in Las Vegas in 2021 on a very inexpensive deal.