The Raiders had 17 unrestricted free agents on their roster when business resumed on Tuesday morning, but that number has gone down by one.
Defensive end Jarvis Moss has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal to remain with the Raiders. Moss signed with the team last November after getting cut by the Broncos, making him part of a proud Raiders tradition of signing first rounders cast aside by their original teams. Moss had his only sack of the year in the season-ending victory over the Chiefs and played 14 games between the two teams last year.
Moss’s tenure in Denver was a great disappointment. They traded up to take him with the 17th overall pick of the 2007 Draft, but he broke his shin as a rookie and played in just 18 games over his first two seasons. When the Broncos hired Mike Nolan to run the defense before the 2009 season, Moss was asked to move to outside linebacker, a request that reportedly had him contemplating retirement during training camp. He returned to the team, but never fulfilled the promise that made him a first rounder.
He wouldn’t be the first player in history who discovered it after finding his way to Oakland, which is obviously what the Raiders are hoping with this deal.