This is the free agency thread, so talk about free agents guys!
2019 Raiders FA class:
Rashaan Melvin CB: Can't see him back. His twitter communication, followed up by his benching said it all IMO.
Jared Cook TE: I think we need him back. He is a great weapon for Carr and Gruden.
Marshawn Lynch RB: Interesting situation here, since Lynch still seems to have some in that tank. We might bring him back if we stay in the Oakland afterall.
Marcus Glchrist S: I don't want him back, but he might stick if PG keeps his job. He could be the veteran with hopefully less and less role during the year, who knows the system and duties.
Reggie Nelson S: I think the Nation will be really upset if Nelson is here for one more year. I can't see that in any logical manner.
Jonathan Hankins DT: Another tricky situation here. Hankins played solid so far, but we might just have the same in Ellis already under contract. He wasn't under contract for so long, because he was very picky about his destination and price. With the mindset, I'm not sure he wants to be back or we want to pay him. Hopefully Ellis can comeback strong and just take that NT spot back.
Clinton McDonald DT: I can't see him back.
Martavis Bryant WR: Tough call, since we would really need a deep threat and with his baggage he would struggle to find a better deal, place IMO. We might keep him for 1 more year on a prove it deal.
Brandon LaFell WR: Have to see, how he produces in the second part of the season. If he can build on that Colts game, he might worth a short term deal IMO.
Doug Martin RB: He needs to play well the rest of the way and I think he needs Lynch to retire to have a chance.
Frostee Rucker DL: He is 35 and while a good locker room guy, solid veteran he is not a real force anymore. I think he should retire.
Leon Hall CB: I think we need to move on from him. He is a solid run support CB, but don't have the wheels anymore.
Dwyane Harris WR/KR/PR: He still looks good as a returner, so I think we bring him back and then obviously we should bring in young competition for him.
Emmanuel Lamur LB: He is not a starter in this league. We could opt to keep him around as depth till TC, but can't really see the benefit.
Kony Ealy DL: We have to see what he has, but I think he is just a roster body at this point and should be gone after the season. Still young, so if he fit well, could worth a look tho.
Jacquies Smith: We have to see what he has, but I think he is just a roster body at this point and should be gone after the season. Still young, so if he fit well, could worth a look tho.
TJ Clemmings OT: Should be a no brainer walk on from our part.
Jon Feliciano OG: I thought he looked solid in KO's place, so I would like to keep him as depth. Issue could be money and his desire to try to land a starting gig elsewhere.
Erik Harris S: Should be back as a ST player, depth S IMO.
Daryl Worley CB: Definately will be back, since the staff sees a potential starter in him.
Denver Kirkland OL: I can't see an RFA tender for him, but once he hit the FA market we could bring him back as competition, however I would like to see the new OL coach actually showing a clear direction. Kirkland is definately not a ZBS fit, so can't really see his place here.
Ian Silberman OL: Again, can't see the RFA tag in play, but he should be back IMO as a FA. He has value as a swing OT IMO.
Jalen Richard RB: Definately worth a RFA tag IMO.
Shilique Calhoun ED: Could stick around on the ERFA tender till TC I guess.
Fadol Brown ED: Should be back on that ERFA tender.
Trent Sieg LS: Should be back as the LS IMO.
Tevin Mitchell CB: Can't see him back, but could be, since he is almost for free on the tender.
Jason Cabinda LB: Should be back IMO.
Daniel Carlson K: We should see what he got in the reamining games, but should be back as competition for Eddy IMO.
Marcell Ateman WR: Should be back.
Justin Murray OL: Could be back till TC, but the (hopefully) new OL coach, should bring his project instead.
Ahtyab Rubin, Mike Nugent, Dexter McDonald are probably gone.
I think we need to go out and add at least one quality FA to our WR pool. We need some veterans with good route running ability or with special phisical treats.
Tyrell Williams WR: Big, strong target for Carr
John Brown WR: Could be the deep threat for us
Golden Tate WR: Could give us a reliable slot option
Randall Cobb WR: Could give us a reliable slot option
Ryan Grant WR: Could be a solid slot option
Cole Beasley WR: Could be a solid slot option
I think we need to sign a veteran option to push Parker.
Ty Nsekhe OT: He looks solid in the Redskins ZBS scheme, so might fit in well with us and here he would have a chance to get a starting job ahead of Parker.
Jared Veldheer OT: He could come back for a finish period and be a swing tackle or even a starter if Parker struggles.
Bobby Massie OT: He could be a solid option if we want to start a veteran ahead of Parker.
We could opt to get a new guy in stead of Gabe Jackson, if we can land one quality RG, we could unload Gabe's contract so the overall cap charge would be similar. I can totally see us keeping Gabe and trust in the new OL coach (I hope, I hope) to fix him.
Mark Glowinski or Mike Person could be upgrades over Gabe, but obviously they would cost more IMO.
We definately need EDGE help. I would like to see at least one quality FA signing.
Za'Darius Smith ED: I'm not sure how great of a fit he would be, but could be a good starter with size, speed and pass rush potential.
Brandon Graham DE: Solid veteran player, who would command a strong contract, but not market setting crazy numbers IMO.
Michael Johnson DE: Could worth a strong look as rotational guy with good system knowledge.
Markus Golden, Aaron Lynch, Dante Fowler could be targets for prove it type deals IMO.
A lot will depend on our draft position and plan. If we finish in the top 5, but not in place to land Bosa, we should go DT early and can skip the FA period with that spot. If we get the 1\1 and we are focusing on Bosa, we should try to grab a veteran DT IMO, to help out Hurst, Hall, Jelly and Vanderdows.
Muhammad Wilkerson or Suh could be interesting options IMO.
We need to cut Whitehead and retool the LB spot totally IMO. It would be nice to see Morrow and Cabinda more in the 2nd half of the season, to evaluate them. Lee, Morrow, Cabinda and Wilber can stick, but more as ST, depth and situational guys. We need a quality and a depth FA and at least a solid rookie.
Vincent Rey LB: He could be a solid depth, rotational signing
KJ Wright LB: Could be an impact signing, if Seattle moves on
Manti Te'o or Denzel Perryman could worth a look too
I hope we see more and more from the Conley-Worley-Nelson trio, they might be solid afterall. We should add at least one more quality FA IMO.
Darquez Dennard CB: He could be a logic fit with PG.
Ronald Darby CB: He might be too expensive, but maybe we can make a run
Bradley Roby could worth a try.
We need all the help we can get. After this year, the only S I see back is Erik Harris and he is more of a ST, depth S guy. Joyner and Mathieu would be too small for our staff IMO. Ha-Ha will resign after the trade IMO. I would like 2 signings and some draft help too.
Earl Thomas, Landon Collins, Adrian Amos, Tre Boston, Eric Reid, Adrian Phillips, Kenny Vaccaro, George Iloka could all be serious upgrades for us.
We need a P to compete and beat Townsend, but can't really see a quality one in the Fa pool yet.