The truly big money has long been spent, but the free-agent market is still open. On Friday, former Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson agreed to terms with the Raiders, according to Steve Corkran of Bay Area News Group.
A six-year veteran who appeared in all 20 Giants games in 2011 with two starts, Tollefson began his career with the Packers in 2006. Green Bay and Seattle were also in the hunt to sign him.
Though the Raiders under new coach Dennis Allen haven’t officially declared whether the defense will use a 4-3 or 3-4 alignment, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly has said that, based on the first week of the offseason program, it appears that the Raiders will run a a 4-3. That means Tollefson most likely will remain a defensive end.
He also will be coming home. And the Walnut Creek, California native returns to the Bay Area with a pair of Super Bowl rings.