Oakland Raiders: The Sound Of Silence

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Published: March 13, 2009

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... of free agency, the Oakland Raiders have yet to make any major moves. Consequently, one can argue that the Raiders are a worse team on paper today than they were all of last year.

Yes, I know it's early, and yes, I know they re-signed Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler (who clearly would've been the best players at their respected positions in free agency), but let's not forget that the Raiders were a 5-11 team last year with those two players and have done nothing to ensure improvement for next year.

Contrasted with the successful re-signings of Asomugha and Lechler, the Raiders found a way to lose two solid starters from last years squad - starting center, Jake Grove, and their second leading tackler, Gibril Wilson.

Word is that Raider brass (Lord Al Davis) was reluctant to pay Grove the big dollars for an oft-injured player, while Wilson was either a cap casualty or had worn out his welcome by defying Coach Tom Cable's team-firs...

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