The Raiders could lure Ted Karras to Vegas along with a familiar face.
McDaniels might be able to get his offensive line some reinforcements via his old team. In particular, he could lure swing offensive lineman Ted Karras and someone Raider Nation isn’t too fond of, Trent Brown.
Karras was an integral part of two Super Bowl-winning offensive units. With the Raiders, the veteran would bring tons of experience, and at age 28, the Chicago native is still in his prime. Karras excels while playing in the interior. He has logged a significant number of snaps at center and guard throughout six NFL seasons.
Per Pro Football Focus, Karras sported a 76.9 pass-blocking grade in 2021, which is where the Raiders need the most help. Having given up only eight penalties over the last three years, Karras would be a disciplined and stabilizing force in the Raiders’ interior.
Brown, seriously? McDaniels is one of two people that can motivate him.
As for Brown, he’ll be looking to get a big day from the Patriots. The question is, will they cough up the cash? Raider Nation is all too familiar with Brown’s play, or lack thereof. He was largely seen as a failure. In fact, he was arguably one of the biggest flops of the Jon Gruden/Mike Mayock era.
However, when he’s on the field, he’s one of the best tackles in the league. Something about playing for the Patriots brings out the best in him, apparently. Maybe his old offensive coordinator can bring out similar results from him in Las Vegas.