The Blueprint to a Perfect Offseason for the Oakland Raiders

For the first six or seven weeks of the Oakland Raiders' season, few people knew what to think of this group.

Many of the losses could be attributed to flukes (early-morning game in Miami heat, long-snapping fiasco against San Diego), while they also notched an impressive home win against the Steelers.

And then, things went downhill quickly.

Now in the middle of a three-game losing streak in which their defense has emerged as the worst in the league, the Raiders' season is essentially over, meaning it's time to look to the future.

With that in mind, we've evaluated the major areas of the 2012 offseason for Oakland: who to re-sign, who to release, who to draft and who to target in free agency.

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