Offensive Lineman Eric Kush Announces He Has Agreed To Terms On Contract With Raiders
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The Las Vegas Raiders have been busy since the start of NFL free agency, mainly using their $57 million in cap space to improve their defense.

The big signing was linebacker Cory Littleton, who will lead a young Raiders defense in 2020. They also added solid depth pieces like Nick Kwiatkoski, Eli Apple, Carl Nassib, Maliek Collins and Jeff Heath.

While the Raiders are much stronger on the offensive side of the ball, they added a couple of veterans in quarterback Marcus Mariota and tight end Jason Witten, mainly for locker room purposes.

Perhaps the biggest strength on the Raiders’ roster is their offensive line, and that got even stronger as veteran journeyman Eric Kush announced that he has agreed to terms with Las Vegas on a contract:

Kush is a former sixth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 out of California. He has spent time with the Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns in his six-year career. While he is most known for his performance on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ while with the Rams, he has also played in 49 career games on the field, starting 19 of them.

The Raiders have reportedly been discussing potential trades for starting guard Gabe Jackson, so the signing of Kush could be a sign of what is to come. Jackson still has around three years and $27 million remaining on his contract, meaning the Raiders will save a significant amount of money if they are able to trade him.

If Jackson is not traded though, then Kush will provide even more offensive line depth off the bench in 2020.