LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck to Visit Oakland Today, According to Reports
Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN Reporter, Adam Schefter tweeted earlier today free agents LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck would be visting Oakland.
This report certainly implies Oakland is one of the front runners in landing these two free agents. The addition of either one of these players would help improve the defense and add a veteran presence in the locker room.
With Justin Tuck, he will improve the Raiders poor pass rush they had last season. While he has been less productive in recent years he can still be a good pass rusher and take pressure off the secondary. I do not expect him to sign today because I believe he will give the New York Giants a chance to match whatever offer the Raiders present.
LaMarr Woodley is a another veteran pass rusher at the linebacker position that could come in and play the ‘Leo’ spot in Jason Tarver’s defense. Woodley has been a consistent player for the Steelers over the past 7 seasons and can help the Raiders right away. A deal could be finalized for him as early as today if he likes what he sees in Oakland and Reggie offers him what he is looking for.
Breaking- Adam Schefter just tweeted that along with Justin Tuck, former Giants CB Terrell Thomas will also be visiting Oakland today.
This is very interesting news because after the Raiders lost out on Verner, Revis and Talib, it was a mystery which CB the Raiders would go after. Terrell Brown is a consistent CB that would be an upgrade over the corners Oakland had last season.
None of these players are the big name, big money guys fans drool over but they are solid consistent defensive players that will help out in rebuilding the defense and rebuilding the team. If Reggie McKenzie can end up landing all three players it will be a good first step in looking past the disappointment RaiderNation had yesterday.