3 Biggest Raiders Players Who Will Be Free Agents After the 2020 NFL Season
By Tristan Jung
The Las Vegas Raiders have finally moved, leaving the franchise in a challenging but fascinating situation going forward. The oddsmakers are projecting a tough season ahead, but perhaps the move will spur a surprising run.
Because Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock unloaded much of the roster upon Gruden's arrival, there aren't many Raiders stars hitting free agency in 2021. That being said, here's a list of three key contributors who will hit free agency next year.
1. Nicholas Morrow, LB
Linebacker Nicholas Morrow was a nice surprise for the Raiders last year, starting eight games. His performance was enough for the Raiders to attach a second-round tender to him in restricted free agency, meaning he will get a one-year, $3.25 million contract. The 24-year-old Morrow needs to improve in coverage and become a more well-rounded player, but the Raiders are clearly betting on him to succeed. If not, he will get to test free agency in 2021.
2. Maliek Collins, DT
Veteran defensive tackle Maliek Collins was signed on a one-year, $6 million deal from the Dallas Cowboys. Collins started all 16 games for Dallas and tallied 4 sacks. Over the years, Collins has established himself as a consistent pass rusher with some holes in his run defending. However, his downsides won't matter much for a thin Raiders defense that needs all the help it can get. Considering he's just 25 years old, Collins' deal is a relative bargain, and the Raiders might be keen to re-sign him if performs in 2020.
3. Damarious Randall, S
Another free agent brought in on a one-year deal, Damarious Randall should immediately slot in as a starting safety for the Raiders. Randall was a reliable contributor for the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers before signing for Las Vegas. He's established himself as a ball-hawking safety, and his one-year, $1.5 million contract is a steal. Randall could earn himself a multi-year deal if he performs in 2020.
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