Reggie McKenzie, general manager of the Oakland Raiders, redeemed himself on Thursday by adding two new players to the defensive line, Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley. The two pass rushers were signed with the Raiders to replace the loss of Lamarr Houston.
It was reported on Thursday night that the Raiders signed Woodley and Tuck to fill in the gap that was left with Houston’s departure. Additionally, both players turned out to be cheaper than what the Chicago Bears paid for Lamarr Houston.
The good thing about the two signings is that the two players will be doing some pass rushing from both sides. Both are considered to be extensively as or more dangerous than Lamarr Houston. Plus, both players are superb veterans and both have championship experience as well.
LaMarr Woodley came from the Pittsburgh Steelers and has one championship ring. The guy has a phenomenal 57 sacks in seven seasons.
As for Justin Tuck, the guy was a major key for the New York Giants in their last two Super Bowl titles. Tuck comes from an 11-sacks season with the Giants last year and is still going strong.
The best part about this is that Tuck and Woodley will bring experience and could easily become leaders with their new D-line teammates. Again, both players were also cheaper than what Lamarr Houston would have cost for the Raiders.
In the end, Reggie McKenzie did a great job by signing Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley when things were looking bad with the loss of Houston and many other things that just did sit well with NFL analyst or anyone that follows football.
Now, Reggie McKenzie needs to work on the O-line,which apparently he is doing. He still has to make up for the whole Rodger Saffold ordeal. That is, however, another story.