The Las Vegas Raiders made a surprising decision on Tuesday, as they're reportedly planning to release Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson, which would actually cost the team cap space. Las Vegas' loss is another team's potential gain, however, as Hudson is one of the best at his position.
With that in mind, here are three likely destinations for Hudson in free agency.
3. Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson has made his complaints known regarding the Seattle Seahawks' offensive line, leading to trade speculation. Yet, Seattle reportedly turned down a massive trade offer for Wilson, signaling its commitment to fixing that relationship. Nabbing Hudson would be a great olive branch to extend toward the star QB. Hudson earned a 73.6 grade from Pro Football Focus last season, meaning he's still among the league's best at his position. Seattle should jump at the chance to invest in its O-Line once Hudson officially hits the market.
2. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are making splashes this offseason, signing J.J. Watt prior to free agency and recently inking A.J. Green to a deal. Arizona is also in the market for an upgrade at center, and after missing out on Corey Linsley, Hudson's release would allow the Cards another shot to get better protection for Kyler Murray. In 1,082 snaps played last year, Hudson gave up only 1 sack and accounted for just 1 penalty. He's the exact kind of top talent a budding contender like the Cardinals should aggressively pursue if they hope to improve.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Hudson could go back to where it all started with the Kansas City Chiefs. KC has been aggressive in upgrading its offensive line this offseason, signing guard Joe Thuney and being in the hunt for Trent Williams before he re-upped with the San Francisco 49ers. Coming off of a stinging Super Bowl loss, where injuries to the Chiefs' O-Line ended up costing them, the 2019 champions are surely looking to shore up their roster as they look to get back on top. Hudson is a three-time Pro Bowler who's started 15-plus games in seven of his last eight seasons, making him a dependable option up front who would make Patrick Mahomes' life a whole lot easier.
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