The Las Vegas Raiders announce the signings of Johnathan Hankins and Nick Mullens.
Entering this year’s free agency period, the Las Vegas Raiders were face to face with two glaring problems: There was only one interior defensive lineman on the roster, and the team had zero quarterbacks after Derek Carr.
With two waves of free agency now behind us, these are both problems that were touched on. In that period, the Raiders signed three defensive tackles, in addition to a backup quarterback.
Las Vegas’ front office wasn’t done adding to either unit, though, as the team announced on Friday that they were re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins, and adding a quarterback who left Raider Nation having nightmares four years ago.
As pointed out in my free agency grades for the Raiders, there’s been a consistent theme in regards to the approach from the new front office; One-year prove-it deals. Like many of the signings before Friday’s announcements, both of these two fall into that same category.
With Hankins back on the defensive line and the signing of quarterback Nick Mullens, who has an unforgettable memory of his own against the Raiders, it’s time to discuss why these moves deserve attention.