Yet another Silver and Black defection has occurred as Brandon Myers has inked a four-year contract with the New York Giants. Myers was about the only man to benefit from Greg Knapp’s disastrous offense last season. The fourth year tight end flourished leading the Raiders in receptions and yards.
For Oakland this creates yet another gaping hole to be filled. After so many years of stability at the tight end position when Zach Miller was in town the Raiders will now have a fourth different starter for four years running when the season begins.
There was no doubt that Myers was sure to garner plenty of attention on the open market coming off of a career year. However there was some hope the Raiders would be able to retain their top pass catcher from 2012.
But in keeping with the theme of this offseason thus far the Raiders once again failed to retain an unrestricted free agent as Myers heads to the New York where he’ll replace Martellus Bennett who left the Giants for the Chicago Bears.
The natural question is what the Raiders will do to replace Myers. Neither David Ausberry nor Richard Gordon were able to work their way into the rotation last season despite the opportunity being there coming into camp. Ausberry is still very much a project while Gordon’s forte is blocking.