5 Free Agents Who Won’t Be Signing with the Oakland Raiders

The free-agency frenzy hasn’t started yet, but Oakland Raiders fans should cross some high-profile players off their wish lists.

The Raiders have $49.53 million to spend, per Spotrac.com. However, in a press conference introducing Jack Del Rio as the new head coach, general manager Reggie McKenzie clearly stated he’s more interested in building through the draft.

The complete press conference and its transcript can be viewed on the Raiders' official website:

For one, free agency is not the first way I want to build a team, that’s through the draft. That’s always been my philosophy. When you have to piece some things together, especially if you don’t get the number one type guys, you try to make it work. I think we had some guys that were productive for us and we had some guys that were not. As many guys as we signed, you’re going to hit and miss on a couple. We felt good about a lot of the guys that we signed and the production that they gave us. Moving forward, some of these guys will continue to do that.

There you have it. Don’t expect too many huge splashes coming from Oakland during free agency. Here are some players who are highly unlikely to sign with the silver and black in the offseason.

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