The Las Vegas Raiders have a strong duo atop the depth chart at tight end, but should the organization keep looking for more depth via free agency?
We are inching ever so close to the start of the 2022 training camp for the Las Vegas Raiders, and looking at this year’s team, there is a lot to be excited about. A new regime has come in and added some key players to both the offense and the defense, all the while giving some mainstays on the roster new deals.
Overall, the talent is much better than it was a year ago, but that does not mean the roster is not still lacking in some areas. For the Raiders to compete in a very tough AFC West, the holes have to be minimal, and that includes having depth in areas that are currently a strength.
Take the tight end spot, for example, sure, Darren Waller and Foster Moreau are an excellent tandem, but the talent behind them is very thin. As of now, Jacob Hollister would make the 53-man roster if camp ended today, but is that really the best third option for the Silver and Black at the position group?
Looking at some of the veteran tight ends via spotrac.com still on the market, Las Vegas could sign one of these guys to bring some more competition during the summer. Sure, Waller and Moreau are locks to make the team, but just assuming Hollister is good enough for a roster spot is speculation at this point.
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Truth be told, this is a Raiders offense that could go to new heights in 2022, especially with the addition of Davante Adams as the true WR1 on the outside. Adams changes everything when it comes to this offense, and when you consider the Silver and Black have guys like Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and Josh Jacobs as weapons as well, you have to think there are more than a few options for quarterback Derek Carr.
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At this point, the key is finalizing the training camp roster and using some of the extra money the team has within the salary cap. There are glaring issues that still remain as we inch closer to Day 1 of camp, but based on what we have seen from this new regime, they are going to get that sorted out.