December 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie (left) and owner Mark Davis (right) before the game against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The Oakland Raiders have a hefty bank account to work with in free agency again this season. I’ve heard estimates ranging from $50 to $70 million. Step one in free agency is to lock up the in house talent you have, so you know what holes need to be addressed immediately in Free Agency.
In the press conference held on Friday to introduce new head coach Jack Del Rio, Reggie McKenzie fielded a few questions regarding Free Agency and how he will approach it this year. The general vibe from Reggie’s responses should be a huge sigh of relief for the Raider Nation, as he made no qualms about saying that he, and Coach Del Rio will be very aggressive in Free Agency. Stressing his fundamental basis for team building is through the draft, but with the number of immediate needs on the team significantly fewer this year, making a splash will be much more possible.
In a few articles I’ve talked about who the Raiders could be looking at, and who could be available come March 10th when Free Agency officially opens, but this time, I want to turn the microscope back onto the Raiders, and see who stays, who goes, and why.
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