Saturday, August 31, 2013
Raiders have some tight ends to consider
By Bill Williamson
A couple of interesting tight ends may become available for the Oakland Raiders.
Kansas City’s Tony Moeaki has tweeted he is leaving the Chiefs and the Packers are reportedly cutting D.J. Williams. Moeaki is immensely talented, but he is oft-injured and is dealing with a shoulder injury that could keep him out for an extended time.
However, Oakland doesn’t have much at the position and perhaps it would be worth claiming Moeaki. When healthy, he is far and away better than any tight end on Oakland’s’ roster. The Raiders have the second waiver claim priority after Jacksonville on Moeaki.
The team also could look at Williams. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was in Green Bay when it drafted Williams. He isn’t a great player, but he might be worth a look.
Also, it has been reported the Raiders are cutting their seventh-round pick, defensive end David Bass. Oakland coach Dennis Allen had said the Raiders were counting on Bass. The team badly needs pass-rush help. If he makes it through waivers, Bass would likely go to Oakland’s practice squad.