With the initial wave of free agency over, teams will now be looking to bolster their rosters with players who could potentially be had at a value.
The Las Vegas Raiders made a few splash additions in Yannick Ngakoue and Kenyan Drake and rebuilt their offensive line on the fly at a lower cost. However, the Raiders still have a few needs to address, with their secondary being the most important.
Under new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, there is optimism that the defense will look much better in the 2021 season. Still, to accomplish this, Las Vegas will need better showings from the safety and cornerback positions. One name to look out for is Richard Sherman, who is a free agent after spending the past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Raiders have been linked to Sherman for months now, and according to NFL Rumors, the team is still interested in bringing him on board:
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) March 25, 2021
Sherman is coming off a subpar 2020 season as he was placed on injured reserve with a calf strain that kept him out for over 10 weeks. The corner appeared and started in five games for the 49ers, recording 18 total tackles, one pass defended, and one interception.
However, Sherman has shown that he is more than capable of remaining productive when he is actually healthy. In the 2019 season, the Stanford product played 15 games and was named to the Pro Bowl. He was also awarded Second-team All-Pro honors.
Even in his age-33 season, the Raiders should look to add Sherman because of what he can bring both on and off the field. The Silver and Black may also have an edge in signing him because of his relationship with Bradley, as the two spent time together with the Seattle Seahawks.