The Raiders have money to spend, and they’re willing to spend it.
After landing Rams tackle Rodger Saffold earlier in the day, they’re looking at more offensive line help.
Howard’s a solid run-blocker, and the Raiders clearly need multiple players up front. There’s a chance Saffold could still be a guard, but with the money they paid him earlier in the day, that seems unlikely.
Coupled with finishing a one-year deal for running back Darren McFadden, the Raiders are making an emphasis of being more physical.
Now if they just had a quarterback.