In a move we all know was coming, Gerrard Warren has been released. He was due to receive a big roster bonus in the coming days.
For the first time in many years the Raiders are shedding contracts and veterans instead of signing them.
This leaves a big hole at defensive tackle.
Not that Warren was anything to write home about, having lost playing time to Desmond Bryant last season.
Still, the Raiders will be in the market for a defensive tackle, with only the likes of Tommy Kelly, William Joseph, and Bryant at the position.
The Raiders list of needs has officially been expanded.
Defensive Needs (in order):
Offensive Needs (in order):
Safe to say the Raiders will draft heavy on the defensive side of the ball, even though the offense was the weakest link last season.