Las Vegas Raiders: 10 expiring contracts not getting renewed next year
Expiring Raiders contract No. 3: Brandon Parker
All throughout training camp and the team’s offseason activities, fans were sold on Brandon Parker as the team’s right tackle. Unfortunately, Parker got off to an underwhelming start in the preseason, and it was all downhill after suffering a triceps injury.
While the team was hesitant to end his season, it became apparent that his injury was significant enough to warrant a trip to the IR. Looking ahead, Parker is on a one-year contract that was worth $3.5 million. Given the lack of success that McDaniels and Co. are having with the right side of the O-line, it would behoove them to look for help elsewhere. Perhaps another late-round addition?
At this point, we’ve seen who Parker is, and that’s not starting material.
Expiring Raiders contract No. 4: Foster Moreau
The tight end position is a mess right now for the Raiders. It’s a far cry from what Raider Nation originally envisioned when Waller received his new deal. No. 83 has been a non-factor this year, and Foster Moreau has seen increased activity, but it hasn’t been nearly enough to fill the void left by Waller.
Moreau has six starts under his belt this season, and that’ll likely increase with Waller being out for the foreseeable future. No. 87 has yet to eclipse 50 yards receiving this year and has scored just once. Still possessing tons of upside, Moreau will likely get a new deal, but it won’t be with the Raiders. Waller is on the books for big money, and he’ll be a luxury the team can’t afford.
Jesper Horsted and Jacob Hollister are much cheaper options, and Ziegler could also draft a tight end next April.