By Levi Damien on Mar 9, 2015,
We are entering the final 24 hours before the 'official' start of free agency. Reports of been flying around of players agreeing to terms with teams and it has pared down the Raiders free agent wishlist some. The one player who has agreed to terms with the Raiders is Rodney Hudson who was among the top five on the initial list and was atop the list as of yesterday.
Here is the list as it stands now with the assumption that all reported deals will be signed come the start of free agency tomorrow at 1:00pm Pacific Time.
Note: There are no cut players on this list.
1 DT Terrance Knighton
2 OG Mike Iupati
3 TE Jermaine Gresham
4 LB Brandon Spikes
5 DE Derrick Morgan
6 S Rahim Moore
7 RB C.J. Spiller
8 S Da'Norris Searcy
9 LB Nate Irving
10 OG Clint Boling
11 RB Ryan Mathews
12 S Nate Allen
13 RB Shane Vereen
14 QB Christian Ponder
15 CB Sterling Moore
16 QB Shaun Hill
17 RB Roy Helu
18 CB Perrish Cox
19 S Ron Parker
20 QB Matt Moore
Tracking Oakland Raiders 2015 NFL free agency rumors, news, updates
Raiders current cap space: $59 millionRaiders free agent news and rumorsThe remaining RFA tenders handed out were given to Marquette King, Brandian Ross, and Larry Asante. All three are original round tenders adding $4.62 million against the cap. Chimdi Chekwa and Kory Sheets were not tendered and become unrestricted free agents.
Rod Streater gets a 2nd round RFA tender while Andre Holmes gets the lowest RFA tender. It secures Streater will return but could open up offers for Holmes. Their contracts account for $3.89 million against the cap.
Nick Roach and Usama Young have both been released. The moves save a total of $3.2 million against the salary cap.
Not only will Stefen Wisniewski be testing free agency, but according to SF Chron's Vic Tafur, he will not be returning to the Raiders at all.
Lamarr Woodley is officially released after one season in Oakland. He represented $5.1 million in cap savings.
Maurice Jones-Drew announces he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. This frees up $2.5 million in cap space.
Tyvon Branch released from team after 7 seasons. Though this move leaves behind $6.7 million in dead money, it saves the team $3 million in cap money.
Raiders sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio
Outside free agents linked to the RaidersJust a day after being reportedly among the teams interested in signing Mike Iupati, he has said he is planning on signing with the Arizona Cardinals. That doesn't for certain mean he actually does sign there, but in most cases, it happens.
Rodney Hudson has agreed to terms on a 5-year, $44.5 million deal with Raiders, making him the highest paid center in the league. This is an average of $9 million per season but no word yet on how much it will take in cap space this year.
The Raiders are 'in the hunt' for 49ers guard Mike Iupati according to Jason La Canfora.
Conflicting reports on where Dolphins DT Jared Odrick is expected to sign. The Miami Sun Sentinel says he is expected to go to Oakland and Pro Football Talk says he's likely headed to Jacksonville. Neither report has much concrete one way or the other with chances either team steps up and makes it happen.
The best free agent guard on the market, Broncos Orlando Franklin, has unofficially changed AFC West teams and is joining the Chargers. The Raiders have a glaring need at guard. Mike Iupati and Clint Boling are the best still available.
As expected, Raiders are making a strong push to sign Chiefs' center Rodney Hudson.
Completing the trifecta of Raiders top targets, former 'big time Raider fan' Julius Thomas looks to be joining the Jaguars. The Raiders are now reportedly interested inJermaine Gresham to fill their need at tight end.
Another Raiders top target, and the most coveted free agent this offseason, Ndamukong Suh, is headed to Miami.
Raiders top target, Randall Cobb, has re-signed with the Packers on a 4-year deal.
The Raiders have made a preliminary inquiry into Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy
According to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez, the Raiders are interested in recently cut former Texans center Chris Myers.
Dolphins are confident they will land Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh to visit the Raiders this week.
Raiders are interested in signing WR Randall Cobb. He is said to be seeking $12 million per season.
The trade that sent LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for Kiko Alonso could affect Raiders free agency and draft plans
Andre Johnson asks to be released by the Texans. He and Derek Carr are great friends. Could the two be reunited in Oakland?
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