Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is drawing a fair amount of interest around the league after turning in a strong 2013 season with the Cowboys.
Hatcher is visiting with the Seahawks on Wednesday and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that he’s scheduled to visit with the Raiders when his meeting in Seattle comes to an end. As with any future visit, the meeting with Oakland won’t happen if the Seahawks are able to secure Hatcher’s agreement on a contract.
The Titans are also on the list of future visits for Hatcher, but the chances of him making it to that one aren’t great with two teams now standing between them and Hatcher.
Hatcher, who turns 32 in July, joins defensive end Justin Tuck and linebacker LaMarr Woodley as seasoned defenders on the Raiders radar. All three players would help the Raiders’ anemic pass rush, although going after players on the back side of their careers is a bit odd for a team that needs to develop a base of talent to build around over the long term.
General Manager Reggie McKenzie might not be there for the long term if the team has another losing season, though, and he may think adding a lot of experience will go a long way in Oakland.