The Raiders haven’t made any public comments about their plans regarding coach Dennis Allen or General Manager Reggie McKenzie, but one of the team’s players is sharing his thoughts about his future with the organization.
Defensive end Lamarr Houston was one of the most productive players on the Oakland defense this season, leading the team with six sacks and frequently drawing extra attention from offensive blockers. It was a good showing in a contract year for the impending free agent, although he wasn’t left with the impression that it was one that would lead the Raiders to want him back.
“I believe that Dennis Allen and the Raiders might be looking to move on and have me go to another team and find something more what they want for their system and their scheme,” Houston said, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “Who knows? It’s a rough business, and nothing’s guaranteed, and everything changes from day to day.”
For the first time in the last few years, the Raiders will have copious amounts of cap space at their disposal as they put together their roster. They also have 17 free agents of their own, which means that they’ll have several decisions to make. Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer are the two biggest names on that list and one of them isn’t feeling the love as the offseason gets underway.