The Oakland Raiders have been an active team in free agency after bringing in LaMarr Woodley, Kevin Boothe and Justin Tuck and now Vince Wilfork and Jared Allen could be options on the frontlines while Matt Schaub, Mark Sanchez, Michael Vick and Josh Freeman are the quarterback targets for the team in 2014 for Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen over Terrelle Pryor.
The Raiders did not get what they wanted out of Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor last season and now they are looking at Matt Schaub and Mark Sanchez as their top two targets for next season. Last year the trade for Matt Flynn did not work out as expected, but now the team feels that these two players might fit better into their system and whole they aren't trying to work out a trade, that might be the only option if the Texans and Jets ops to keep their players rather than release them as many are expecting the two teams to do.
Sanchez has had a rough tenure in New York and last year did not do him any favors, as he was left to twist in the wind in the preseason last year and was knocked out for the season. Sanchez needs a new team and a change of scenery could really do wonders for him and the same goes for Schaub, who had a very tough season with the Texans and now they appear ready to move on. The Raiders feel that adding a veteran and possibly someone in the draft in May could be the best way to get out of the hole they are in and they just added James Jones on a contract as well to help on offense and at the wide receiver position.
Vick and Freeman are free agent options as well, but the Raiders likely will wait and see what happens with Schaub and Sanchez before making a move on Vick or Freeman. The draft will be interesting for the Raiders as well, as they have a top five pick and could be in the mix for Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater or Derek Carr and signing a player off the free agent market could be insurance in case they miss out on some of those names. The team has a major decision with their pick, as they could get a highly touted quarterback or they could go after someone like Sammy Watkins that can be a game changer on offense.
The Raiders are going through some major changes on the front line of the defense and offense this offseason and after the Rodger Saffold deal fell through and Jared Veldheer signed with the Arizona Cardinals, the team could be looking to beef up with former Raider Kevin Boothe. According to Pro Football Talk, the team signed their former draft pick in Boothe, who started all 16 games in each of the past two seasons for the Giants and 42 overall and he is very versatile, having played at center and guard in the past with NY. Boothe is 31 and he should be able to help shore up the offensive line for the Raiders.