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Silver Minings: Raiders given one of worst offseason grades

They’ve made some solid additions, but not solid enough

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It’s been a hectic offseason for the Raiders so far. They’ve brought in some key pieces, but have lost some as well. Bleacher Report gave each team a grade as to how they’ve performed so far this offseason.

Well, they weren’t too kind to the Raiders, as they gave them a D+. Here’s what they had to say about the Raiders’ offseason up to this point.

The Las Vegas Raiders have been plagued by a lack of pass-rushing talent for years and finally went out and got their guy to fix it by signing Yannick Ngakoue. They also snagged a pair of decent veteran defensive linemen in Solomon Thomas and Quinton Jefferson, providing a boost in what has been an area of major concern.

Las Vegas now has to figure out how to patch up the offensive line after it traded a pair of starters in center Rodney Hudson and tackle Trent Brown. The squad did ink a replacement for Hudson in Nick Martin but still has to find a way to keep quarterback Derek Carr protected and open up rushing lanes after spending $11 million to sign running back Kenyan Drake for two years.

The Raiders seemed to have ended up exactly where they started the offseason: with a roster full of holes—just different ones than before. Las Vegas isn’t ready to be a contender yet and—barring a series of home runs in the draft—will likely fall short again.

Now I get it. The Raiders haven’t had the best offseason by any means. But I don’t know, a D+? That seems a little harsh. Luckily, that’s the beauty of polls. I know a few weeks ago I asked for your grade on the offseason, but with a few more moves being made maybe your decision has changed.

Vote below and give your grade on the Raiders’ offseason up to this point.


What grade would you give their offseason?

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  • 3%
    (88 votes)
  • 29%
    (783 votes)
  • 43%
    (1160 votes)
  • 14%
    (397 votes)
  • 8%
    (237 votes)
2665 votes total Vote Now

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