The Oakland Raiders will have a hard time this off-season trying to make the team better than it was in 2012. Reggie McKenzie is not strapped with money like he was last off-season. So, major decisions have to be made for cheap players that can produce.
The Bleacher Report released an article Monday stating that the Raiders have three free agents out in the market that are very affordable.
The first to be mentioned was wide receiver Plaxico Burress. At 36, the player is pretty much done with his prime years, but he still has a lot to offer by showing young wide receivers how to be great.
The Raiders have plenty of young wide receivers and could learn from Burress, who just came from playing with the Pittsburg Steelers last year for $1 million dollar. His price, now, is not the same as last year’s.
The second to be mentioned was linebacker Nick Barnett of the Buffalo Bills. Barnett’s numbers where the same as current Raiders’ linebacker Phillip Wheeler.
Barnett could provide veteran experience in the linebacker zone, supporting and fortifying Wheeler and Miles Burris.
Barnett has also worked with current Oakland’s coach Bob Sanders and would make a nice fit, especially with the price. The last three years, Barnett played for $9,000,000.
The third was cornerback DJ Moore from the Chicago Bears. Moore didn’t have a chance to shine last year as he was only a back-up. However, as a backup he got two interceptions.
Moore is considered to be a solid cornerback and the Raiders could use him. Moore played for $4 million in the last three years.
These were three free agents that were recommended by the article published In the Bleacher Report.