3 Low-Cost Free Agents the Raiders Should Sign This Offseason
The Oakland Raiders shocked a lot of people this year by coming just short of an appearance in the 2019-20 NFL playoffs, a goal most thought they wouldn't even approach. However, that's not to say the Raiders don't have a lot of holes to fill if they want to make the postseason next season.
Yes, the Raiders project to have roughly $67 million in cap space heading into this offseason, but they will still need to find some productive players at a cheap price, especially if they use a good portion of that money going after high-priced impact players.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three low-cost free agents the Raiders could target.
1. James Bradberry, Cornerback
James Bradberry is a young and effective corner that could be had at a fair price. Coming off a contract that only paid him $990k last season, he will surely expect a raise, but that doesn't mean that raise can't be manageable. Bradberry had 65 tackles, one sack and three interceptions in 15 games last season. Coming from a Panthers team that ranked as thew 11th-best pass defense per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, he could be a solid piece on a Raiders team that had the league's No. 30 pass defense in 2019.
2. Anthony Harris, Safety
Continuing with building up the Raiders' pass defense, Anthony Harris had a great season for the Minnesota Vikings on what was a manageable contract in 2019 ($3.1 million). He turned in a great season, especially in the turnover department. Harris finished 2019 regular season with 60 tackles and six interceptions in 14 games played. The Raiders could definitely use a ball hawk like Harris on the back end of its defense, even if it means give him a slight raise.
3. Jon Bostic, Inside Linebacker
Ever since trading Kahlil Mack, the Raiders have been trying to fortify their linebacking corps. Jon Bostic could be a perfect fit in the middle of that linebacking group too, recording 105 total tackles and 6 QB hits in 2019. Bostic clearly covers a ton of ground and could be had for a great value given his production, only making $895k last season.
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