Oakland Raider Restricted Free Agents on The Move?

More than 200 players who thought they would break the bank and become unrestricted free agents are now restricted free agents due to the uncapped year next season.

Those players who thought they would be able to go out and test the market for their services are restricted free agents now and have high or low tenders behind their names. 

That means if they are signed to an offer sheet by another team, that team must give up the draft pick or picks to which each player was assigned unless their current team matches the offer within seven days.

The Raiders had 17 free agents on their current roster. 12 of them are restricted free agents, though eight of them would have been unrestricted, but because of the current situation, they are now restricted free agents.

Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, Chris Morris, and John Condo have all signed their tenders with the Raiders, meaning they will return for at least one more year with the team.

John Alston was a restricted free agent but was not tendered by the Raiders, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Cornell Green also left the Raiders to sign with the Buffalo Bills.

Because of the lack of depth in the unrestricted free agent market this year, expect teams to dip into the restricted free agent pool more than usual.

The Raiders currently have some players that can and will attract plenty of interest from other teams.

Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard are players that could easily be wined and dined by other teams.

Morrison was tendered with only a third-round pick despite the fact that he rarely misses games and has led the Raiders in tackles in the past five years.

He's been linked to the New York Giants by many reporters because they recently released MLB Antonio Pierce. The move makes a ...

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