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Raiders close to signing top draft picks

Updated: July 16, 2002, 2:12 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Having finally completed a long-awaited contract extension for quarterback Rich Gannon on Monday, and saved roughly $2 million in cap funds with a six-year deal, the Oakland Raiders will now turn their attention to the next highest priorities on the "to do" list.

Like signing both of the team's first-round draft picks, cornerback Phillip Buchanan and linebacker Napoleon Harris, to contracts before the start of training camp on July 24.

And given the torrid pace to negotiations, the ...

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