Curtis Lofton to visit Raiders

The Raiders landed a linebacker on Tuesday when they agreed to a deal with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, but they aren’t done looking for help at the position.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team will host former Saints and Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton for a visit. Lofton was released by the Saints earlier this week.

Lofton would likely step directly into the starting middle linebacker job if he signs with Oakland. Lofton had 144 tackles for the Saints last season and has never missed a game since joining the Falcons as a second-round draft pick in 2008.

The Raiders have also set up meetings with tight end Jermaine Gresham and defensive tackle Dan Williams since free agency opened and are also in the hunt for running back DeMarco Murray as they try to unload their vast salary cap space and improve their team ahead of next season.