The Kansas City Chiefs have to retain most of their players, because an AFC West foe is looming, hoping to poach ample talent.
The Oakland Raiders went 7-9 last season and are generally on the upswing. After hiring head coach Jack Del Rio, the Raiders finally looked like a real football team with the trio of Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray on offense, while Khalil Mack dominates on the other side of the ball.
However, the Raiders still need to upgrade the defense in the worst way and with over $70 million in cap space, will certainly be doing so. Over at Just Blog Baby, there was an article stating that the Raiders would be wise to pillage the Chiefs, perhaps targeting the foursome of Sean Smith, Derrick Johnson, Eric Berry and Tamba Hali.
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While the first three are highly unlikely to leave Kansas City, Smith is likely on his way out. The Chiefs and Raiders were the final two teams bidding on Smith in 20-13 before he came to Kansas City on a three-year deal, so could he perhaps go to the dark side?
It’s tough to imagine people being really excited to go to Oakland, which is basically the pit of society. Add that the stadium leaks sewage and that you have to play for the scariest-looking man alive in owner Mark Davis, and none of it sounds appealing. But, as Rodney Hudson will tell you, money talks.