Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Possible comings and goings in Oakland
By Bill Williamson
The NFL Network reported that former Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins will visit the Raiders. He is visiting several teams.
This may be the highest bidder type of deal, so if the Raiders value Jenkins, they may be able to get him. With Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour not expected back and Desmond Bryant expected to get interest in free agency, Jenkins could be a key rotational player. He was in Green Bay with Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie.
Meanwhile, Oakland tight end Brandon Myers, who had a breakout season in 2012, gets the feeling that he may be playing elsewhere this season. The free agent said his agent has not gotten the idea the Raiders will be big players for Myers in free agency. Yes, the Raiders have other needs and yes, they will have limited spending capability, but the Raiders need to keep all the good players they can.
If Myers leaves, then the Oakland roster will have another big hole. The other tight ends currently on the roster, David Ausberry and Richard Gordon, have not shown they can be counted on as starters.
In other AFC West news:
In an Insider piece, Denver’s Von Miller and Chris Harris and Oakland’s Marcel Reece made the all-undervalued team.
The Denver Post reports the Broncos are expected to do what it takes to keep restricted free agent, Britton Colquitt, from leaving in free agency.