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Raiders agree to terms with Denzelle Good as they keep most of their best in-house free agents

He will likely fill starter role

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In a flurry, the Las Vegas Raiders have kept several of their own free agents with the latest being guard Denzelle Good, according to NFL Media.

On Tuesday night, the Raiders kept linebacker Nicholas Morrow, and on Wednesday morning, they secured defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and wide receiver Zay Jones.

So far, they have lost wide receiver:
Nelson Agholor (New England Patriots)
Pass-rusher Takk McKinley (Cleveland Browns)
Defensive tackle Maliek Collins (Houston Texans)
Running back Devontae Booker (New York Giants)

The only priority on that list was Agholor, but the Raiders replaced him with Buffalo’s John Brown, who could have the same impact on the offense at a much cheaper price.

The Good, Morrow and Hankins deals were smart decisions by the Raiders, who are quietly doing a decent job in free agency. The Jones’ deal doesn’t excite me, but he’ll be a deep backup if he makes the team.

The agreement with Good was vital because of all the flux on the offensive line. He can start at either guard or right tackle. He played a lot in 2020 because of injuries and performed well. Raiders coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr heaped praise on Good all season.

So now the Raiders don’t have many remaining free agents they need to keep.