With free agency per week away, Raiders fans are understandably hungry for info and perception. That was mirrored in this week’s Vegas Nation Mailbag as questions got here in on free agency, trades and contract restructures.
Here is a sampling:
RaiderNationCranium (@Pitz73): With the cap room, do you suppose Jon Gruden goes after an even bigger fish at WR? Or does he keep put and work one thing out with Nelson Agholor Also, do you suppose Nelly actually has lots of curiosity : in FA?
VINCENT BONSIGNORE: The first precedence is bringing Agholor again, and given the cost-effectiveness in doing so he seems to be the most effective guess. The rapport he created with Derek Carr, and the reliability and manufacturing he represents make him extraordinarily priceless. If they’ll’t work one thing out, there may be confidence in the constructing that the development of Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards would offset the blow. Zay Jones can be a chance to come back again. The market might yield a participant the equal of Agholor. As far as his market, exhausting to think about he’s going to get a giant provide someplace.
DrD (@DrDraiders): Is there a chance the Raiders stroll away from the Carl Nassib contract, thus consuming the useless money? Or do you consider they stick it out with him for no less than one other season?
VB: Anything is feasible. He would characterize a $3.7 million cap financial savings, in order that does rely for one thing. On the opposite hand, in a brand new system and with a year below his belt, no motive to suppose he can’t get untracked and be a dependable move pusher off the bench. No doubt he’s seeking to rebound after a lackluster season.
Mike Hancho (@corona_mike): Do you’ve got religion in the Raiders hitting on a FA signing?
VB: The key is likely to be the brand new set of eyes the brand new defensive teaching employees provides. The Raiders are clearly gearing up below the cap to make some strikes, and it is going to be fascinating what kind of enter Gus Bradley and his employees have and the kind of participant and ability units they’re in search of. If the Raiders can marry the resources with a more sensible choice and evaluation of expertise, particularly defensively, they’re in position to make some large personnel enhancements.
Seb Galastro (@sebgalastro): Would you commerce decide 17 for a veteran? If so, who?
VB: Very good question. And with out question, sure. Glancing across the league, it appears to be like like Vikings defensive finish Danielle Hunter is likely to be out there as his rising price ticket would possibly worth him out of Minnesota. The Raiders ought to completely be asking a couple of participant the caliber of Hunter.