A number of NFL prospects flashed their potential in the East-West Shrine game Thursday night at Allegiant Stadium, where the Raiders paid close attention.
It’s a good thing for the Raiders that Brady has retired, given the regression seen in his game this past season.
The Raiders always knew any path leading to Tom Brady included potential potholes, so they weren’t necessarily surprised Wednesday when he announced his retirement.
The day after Tom Brady’s season ended, the Raiders emerged as the favorites to sign the seven-time Super Bowl champ. But those odds changed after the 49ers lost rookie quarterback Brock Purdy.
Derek Carr’s addition to the Pro Bowl roster raises an interesting contract question that could determine how long he remains with the Raiders.
There are several cornerbacks and safeties set to hit the free-agent market who could provide an immediate boost to the Raiders’ defense under coordinator Patrick Graham.
Several of the Raiders’ home games had a noticeable presence of opposing fans. That was by design. Attracting fans from outside Las Vegas was part of the plan.
Should the Raiders choose to turn to the free agent market to address a need at linebacker, there should be plenty of options.
There are several options on the interior and the edge for the Raiders to solidify their defensive line in the free-agent market this offseason.