15 worst free agent signings in Las Vegas Raiders history
No. 10: Kwame Harris, Offensive Tackle (3yr-$16M)
Going into the 2003 NFL Draft, Kwame Harris was viewed by many NFL scouts as a can’t-miss prospect at the offensive tackle position. Playing for Stanford, Harris was an honorable mention All-American, and the San Francisco 49ers made him a first-round selection, picking him at No. 26 overall.
Harris would spend the first five seasons of his NFL career with the 49ers before moving to the other Bay Area team in Oakland. The Raiders signed Harris to a massive three-year deal worth $16 million, but he would end up spending only one season in the Silver and Black.
The problem with Harris at the NFL level was the fact that he often committed untimely penalties, and from Day 1, it was clear that this was a contract the team could live to regret. In total, Harris played in only 11 games for the Raiders during the 2008 season, and in January of 2009, he was a cap casualty, ending both his career in Oakland and his NFL career as well.