Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston (99) reacts during the game against the Denver Broncos at Coliseum. The Broncos won 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Sources hearing Lamarr Houston's time in Oakland is done

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Black Monday is continuing for the Raider Nation as reports continue to pile about their two most important upcoming free agents, left tackle Jared Veldheer and defensive end Jared Veldheer likely heading off to other destinations when the NFL Free Agency period officially opens on Tuesday afternoon.

It was reported Sunday night/Monday morning that it was expected that the Arizona Cardinals were to sign Veldheer away from Oakland and after a day with not much action surrounding Lamarr Houston it is expected that with Michael Bennett out of free agency that Houston will be attracting many targets as one of the best pass rushers available come tomorrow. Something that doesn’t bode well for his chances of staying a Raider.

Chicago remains a top target, being reported by’s Ian Rapoport as “heavily pursuing” Houston something that likely led to CBS’ Jason La Canfora reporting that he is hearing that Houston is likely “done” in Oakland.



Bennett leaving the market along with Everson Griffen to resign with their teams has elevated the market on Houston and after not getting an initial over the market offer from the Raiders it appears that Houston is fine with searching for other offers on teams with a higher chance of winning. With Bennett staying in Seattle on the cheap front offices will be in a scramble to get whatever chance at a starting pass rusher they can get, something that may play into the hands of Houston and agent Drew Rosenhaus come tomorrow. If Houston does leave it will likely cause a panic in Raider Nation as their large salary cap freedom has so far resulted in little free agency impact when it comes to retaining talent that the fans feel is essential to the team remaining competitive.

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  • Silvia Arredondo

    That sucks. I really want Veldeer and Houston back! We need them!

  • KloverJane

    A complete failure of people in any group hasn’t looked so disheartening. Not since Enron has a brand like the Raiders been ruined. I hope you’re happy. The ship almost sailed again now it’s sunk and disappeared. The Autumn wind came and went.

  • Guido

    Time to get rid of RM…bafoon

  • Big Rob

    I can’t believe RM is doing this with his job on line. He is messing up this team for another 5 years. Have fun in the being a scout in the CFL next year. You deserve it.

  • Really?

    I’d say the move was smart. Both Veldheer and Houston wanted contracts that Pro Bowl players are getting and neither are actually worth it. Let them walk, with a draft as deep as this years we can find younger and cheaper talent without breaking the bank. If we learned anything its about depth not just having one or two impact players on the line.

  • EK

    What the HELL is McKenzie doing??? What a SHITTY GM!!!! Another 2-14 season!!!

  • Moraff

    The problem is that they let the LT go and are now paying even more for his replacement which I don’t think is even an upgrade. Sad.