Top 5 Free Agents Tailored To Raiders’ Defensive Tackle Needs

CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 01: Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr #4 struggles with the football as he comes under pressure from Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson #98 during the first half of the game of the NFL at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Sheldon Richardson

Well-established veteran defensive tackle. The 31-year-old has been a bit of a journeyman, having changed teams five times over the past six seasons. But in every stoppage before last season, he was a full-time starter and put up good numbers. That included two of his best seasons in 2019-20 at Cleveland before becoming a cap victim.

Daquan Jones

After starting nearly every game for the Titans since 2015, he signed with the Panthers last season and started all 17 tackle games for new Raiders defensive line coach Frank Okam. Jones doesn’t offer much in the way of a pass rush, but he’s been a faithful nose tackle throughout his eight-year NFL career.

austin johnson

The 27-year-old started every game for the Giants last season where he recorded monster tackles (72) and career highs in sacks (3.5), QB hits (7) and tackled for loss (6). His defensive coordinator last season? New DC Raiders Patrick Graham.

Eddie Goldman

A victim of cap amid the Bears purge, Goldman is still just 28 years old. The former second-round pick was the Bears’ full-time tackle for his entire six-year career. After retiring from the 2020 season, he is having his worst season in 2021. But he will have interest based on his previous seasons as a dominant run blocker.

Bilal Nichols

At just 25 years old, Nichols is coming off his best football in 2021. The third Bears to start defensive tackle on the market, Nichols had been a full-time starter for the past three seasons, hitting a career-high five sacks and 13 QB hits in 2020 and a career-high 51 combined tackles last season.

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