The Raiders lose a pair of players to New York and Terence Newman tweets interesting things. Here’s your quick rundown of free agency news in Raider Nation.
Brandon Myers has reportedly agreed to a deal with the New York Giants. Terms of the contract are unclear as of these words. The former Raiders tight end had 79 catches for 806 yards (leading the team in both) and four touchdowns last season being Carson Palmer’s most reliable receiving target. Myers is hailed for his receiving abilities but his blocking is subpar. He will likely take over starting tight end duties from Martellus Bennett who moved on to the Bears. [via BANG]
Mike Goodson will the playing for the New York Jets next season. The deal is reportedly worth three years for $6.9 million. Goodson had an unspectacular 2012 season, his lone year in Oakland, as part of the Raiders woefully disappointing backfield. The running back ran for 221 yards and no rushing touchdowns as Darren McFadden’s primary back-up, missing four games due to an ankle sprain as well. [via CSN]
The Raiders reportedly have interest in free agent linebacker Kevin Burnett. The eight-year vet had 109 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season in Miami, which released him on Tuesday. The Raiders apparently are trying to stock up on linebackers after signing Nick Roach and Kaluka Maiava this week to go along with second-year incumbent starter Miles Burris. The Raiders’ interest in Burnett also could portend a switch to the 3-4 defense. [via CSN]
Terence Newman and the Raiders still have yet to work out a deal, though mutual interest apparently is still there. Oakland hosted the 34-year-old cornerback on a visit on Thursday, and on Sunday, Newman sent out this tweet:
Had to delay the decision for a few more days.Not gonna lie though Raiders fans, them uniforms are dope
— terence newman (@terencenewman) March 16, 2013
I swear, NFL free agency is sounding more and more like college football recruiting.