The Raiders didn't use the franchise tag on LT Jared Veldheer or RE Lamarr Houston by Monday afternoon's deadline.
It means there's nothing to stop Veldheer or Houston from reaching the open market if that's their heart's desire. It's a surprising decision from the Raiders, who have not only the league's worst roster, but also the most cap space. GM Reggie McKenzie must be confident he can get Veldheer locked up before the start of free agency, or believes he has a foolproof back-up plan. We wouldn't count on it. Veldheer will have no shortage of suitors if he reaches the open market, and they'll all be more competent than the team that made him the No. 69 pick of the 2010 draft.
i have stood behind Reggie even tho he has made a few key mistakes, now i just don't understand this... most of the top Free agents have been tagged so what is he doing? we are not in a position to lose any of these guys, our team is that bad and i am sorry to say if he doesn't lock both up soon i feel they will both leave.
seems like all he has done was bring back low value guys, with all the cap space i am really shocked we didn't lock these guys up sooner.