The Raiders added several defensive players in free agency last week and it looks like they’ll continue to look for help on that side of the ball this week.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Rob Jackson is scheduled to visit with Oakland in the coming days. Jackson played outside linebacker behind Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan with the Redskins and presumably would be in an edge rusher role with the Raiders as well.
Jackson was a seventh-round pick in 2008 and played just 10 games across his first three years in Washington, but has appeared in 44 of the last 48 games. His most extensive playing time came in 2012 when he stepped in as a starter after Orakpo went down and recorded 4.5 sacks. He had two sacks in 12 games in a reserve role last season.
If Jackson does wind up in Oakland, he’ll join the recently signed Justin Tuck, Antonio Smith and LaMarr Woodley in a redesigned front seven for the Raiders. Oakland has also signed cornerback Tarell Brown to aid the effort of a better defense in 2014.