Five Free Agents the Oakland Raiders Should NOT Target

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Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) prior to facing the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

As we wait with baited breath for the televised portion of the NFL Scouting Combine, and to get word about who our beloved Raiders are interviewing and showing special interest in, we may turn our attention briefly to the looming free agent signing period, set to begin at 1 PM Pacific on March 10th.

The period during which teams can designate Franchise and Transition tagged players began yesterday and runs through March 2nd. Prior to 1 PM PT on the 10th, teams must submit their qualifying tenders, match offer sheets, or exercise options on players for whom those scenarios apply, and at 1:01 PT on March 10th, the full unrestricted free agency market will begin for the 2015 league year.

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There are a number of high profile players who look to be hurtling toward unrestricted free agency, though some may be Franchise tagged or re-signed between now and the 10th, many will not be. With the Raiders coming off a 3-13 season with very few standout players under contract heading into 2015, many of these high profile players have been suggested as potential targets for the Raiders.

Here are some who have been linked, but whom the Raiders may want to avoid:

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