Oakland Raiders Free Agency: Gauging the Flight Risk for the Team’s Free Agents

Free agency starts Monday, and the Raiders are still hacking away at troublesome contracts to get under the salary cap. 

Once the Raiders are comfortably under the cap, they will turn their attention to signing free agents.

It wouldn't be uncommon for a team to end up signing the majority of their own free agents, but this is no ordinary year in Oakland. Reggie McKenzie will try to re-shape the roster, and the fringe players could all be seeking employment come Monday.

Some Raiders' free agents will be retained, while others will be boarding flights to different cities in 2012.


QB Jason Campbell

Odds he leaves in free agency: 96%

Campbell is a classy player that understands the business side of the game. He didn't make any noise when he was benched in favor of Bruce Gradkowski, and he stuck around to support the team even though the Raiders had moved on from him last season. 

Despite the bonds Campbell forged in Oakland, he'll be boarding a flight for a new city in 2012. Where will depend on who wins the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and which team rolls the dice on Matt Flynn. 

Teams that need a quarterback include, Miami, Cleveland, Washington, Arizona, Seattle, Denver, Kansas City and Jacksonville.

Campbell may find it difficult to find a starting job in 2012, but that doesn't mean he wont select a team where his odds of starting are increased due to a sub-standard starter.

Denver would be an interesting location for Campbell. Tebow's success appears unsustainable and they don't have much behind him.


QB Kyle Boller

Odds he leaves in free agency: 100%

Boller will be hard-pressed to find a job as a second or third quarterback. It's probably close to the end of the line for the former first-round draft pick. 

RB Michael Bush

Odds he lea...

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