Oakland Raiders: Checking the Waiver Wire

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Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and owner Mark Davis on the field before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

Bailey was cut after missing so much time with a foot injury last year and little time in camp this year as of right now, his foot is better. It would be worth kicking tires on Bailey for the Raiders because if his foot is okay, the Raiders would have a championship caliber defense. If Bailey could just make it to six weeks of a relatively high level of play, the Raiders won with that acquisition because Hayden and Chekwa would be back.

Skov would give the Raiders a physical presence they haven’t had at the middle linebacker position in decades. The Raiders can also use a guy that knows the system and has the versatility to play in the Raiders “multiple” defense. And he is young enough to keep improving from his knee injury to regain the form that had him ready to be a 1st-round pick.

Then Demps would give the Raiders that element of speed the makes opponents very afraid. He would be much more than a James Jett or a Sam Grady because he has more than straight-line speed and he can catch. He would actually be more like a shifty version Ron Brown when he was with the Rams as he stretched the field and made big plays as a kick returner.

These are three areas the Raiders can use help so let’s hope McKenzie does something if not these moves.