Should the Las Vegas Raiders make a run at Prince Amukamara?
The Las Vegas Raiders have an obvious need at the cornerback position heading into 2020, so should they be a player in the PrinceAmukamara sweepstakes?
The Las Vegas Raiders are destined to make aggressive moves this offseason with an abundance of cap space to their disposal. With roster holes on every level of the defense, expect Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock to be big players at the start of free agency.
Last week, the Chicago Bears made numerous roster changes to free up additional cap space, resulting in cornerback Prince Amukamara being released by the team, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Amukamara was entering his final season on his three-year, $27MM contract before his departure in Chicago.
With that said, he still brings some intriguing qualities to the table despite being released. Amukamara, 30, is just two years removed from his most productive season in which he recorded 66 tackles, three interceptions, 12 passes defended, and two forced fumbles.
Even with the Raiders drafting two cornerbacks in last year’s draft, they still have a need at the position as they’re extremely young in the secondary and last year’s starting cornerback Daryl Worley is set to hit the free-agent market.
Currently, the Raiders’ cornerback department shapes up as such: Trayvon Mullen, Lamarcus Joyner (nickel), Nevin Lawson, Isaiah Johnson, and Keisean Nixon.