Itís about that time.
Friday, free agency will be upon us.
The Raiders need to be active. Receiver, safety and the offensive and defensive lines would be good places to start.
Most teams start by taking care of their own free agents. The Raiders have done that with running back Justin Fargas.
The team also put the exclusive franchise tag on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, guaranteeing him almost $10 in 2008 and his return to the Raiders.
There are three other unrestricted free agents the Raiders are interested in bringing back, though deals might not get done before Friday.
DL Tommy Kelly Ė He was the Raidersí best defensive lineman before tearing his ACL in Tennessee. Kelly is a player the Raiders have groomed, but might have to overpay to keep in a market that wonít be filled with versatile defensive linemen.
DE Chris Clemons Ė Tallied eight sacks and was a valuable special teams player. Clemons is a good fit for the defense and the coaching staff likes his attitude.
QB Josh McCown Ė If heí still willing to return as JaMarcus Russellís tutor, thereís a good chance thereís a job for him in Oakland.