Tuesday started with word that the Raiders were one of the leaders to land offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele as a free agent when deals can be consummated on Wednesday and the two sides have only moved closer since then.
PFT has confirmed that the Raiders and Osemele have agreed to a deal in principle that will have Osemele moving from Baltimore to Oakland for the 2016 season if it goes through as planned. Financial details aren’t available, but it’s likely to be a lucrative deal given the Raiders’ cap space and Osemele’s standing in this year’s free agent class.
Osemele is No. 24 on PFT‘s list of the top free agents that can hit the open market at the start of the new league year on Wednesday afternoon, although several of the players ahead of him have been locked up with franchise and transition tags. He’s also one of the top offensive linemen available for a Raiders team that needed a boost in that area.
Osemele has been a guard for most of his career, but did close out the 2015 season at left tackle. If Donald Penn re-signs with the Raiders, Osemele will almost certainly play inside but could find himself on Derek Carr’s blind side in the event Penn moves on.