Raiders tender all five exclusive-rights free agents

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The Raiders tendered all five of their exclusive-rights free agents, including kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.

Tavecchio will replace Sebastian Janikowski, who became a free agent today. Tavecchio took over the kicking duties when Janikowski went on injured reserve, and he made 16 of 21 field goal attempts and 33 of 34 extra point tries.

Tavecchio will make $550,000. Janikowski cost the Raiders $3.36 million last season.

The Raiders also tendered safety Eric Harris, defensive end James Cowser, linebacker Shilique Calhoun and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland. All five will return on one-year deals.

7 responses to “Raiders tender all five exclusive-rights free agents

  1. One thing Reggie McKenzie has done is manage the finances very well in Oakland.

    Can you even imagine the financial mess if “Old Man Davis” were still the GM? Makes a grown man want to cry.

    This Raider fan is liking what he sees thus far. Good results will come soon I believe…

  2. The finances are in order, but where is the long term deal for Mack and where is the FA help on defense?

    Carrie and Autry being allowed to walk is not going to help an already suspect defense.

    The Raiders don’t even know what they have in Conley and Melinfonwu because they can’t get healthy.

    Lots of time until kickoff, but I’d like to see a little more activity from Reggie.

    Especially on defense.

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