This was going to be the Raiders offseason. They had finally gotten past the lingering cap hell that resulted from Al Davis’s last few years of bad contract decisions. They no longer had so much dead money to pay. They had a whole cap to deal with, and they were going to take free agency by storm.

Then they raised the cap, letting everyone become players again. The Raiders had their chances swept out from under them and now they are fighting to sign what they can. They even lost their own prized free agent, Jared Veldheer, to the Cardinals. And now, Denver is in full win now mode signing everyone, which hurts the Raiders chances even more.  This is Reggie’s make or break year, and so far he’s not looking too good.


Edit: I finished this before the Rodger Saffold news happened. Oh man Raiders fans I’m so sorry