Well, there is a lull in free agency now. So maybe it is a good time to review what our remaining needs are. This will be done from what I believe to be the team’s perspective and not my own.
1. WR – I know they want to give some of the lesser known guys a chance to make the roster, so perhaps we aren’t looking for multiple WR, but just one. Or we are looking for a few lesser WRs and hoping one sticks. Drew Carter visited this weekend so maybe the later. Still there is no doubt we need one. I would think we would have some interest in DJ Hackett or Bryant Johnson considering our huge need. The other possibility is there is one in the draft we really love or we are looking to trade for one. Whatever happens, we need to get one good or a couple lesser WR for Russell.
2. OT – Henderson is the only true OT left on the roster. We have acquired a bunch of backup caliber OTs, but we need a OT badly. Sims was cut to much fanfare from fans and McQuistan could play RT, but most think he is a better fit at OG. Henderson might need more time to develop as well. We can probably get by with one of the guys on the curent roster starting, but I’d think we need to find at least one OT.
3. DE – Burgess is somewhat of a run liability and the Raiders coaching staff really like Richardson. After that we lack any other DEs. We need to add at least two DEs before the season starts. Adding 4 more to the roster would give us more options and the best 4 could make the team.
4. Other positions such as DT (Sands, Kelly, Warren) doesn’t make sense to make a need considering the money we have invested. If one DT were to get cut, I’d easily list DT right along side of DE. We could certainly use some depth across the board. We also need a playmaker on offense.
In other news, it appears Warren Sapp has finally filed his paperwork.