Amid all the talk of new Raiders, there's a possibility of the team losing one of its unheralded contributors.
CB/KR/PR Chris Carr wasnít a high draft pick and sure isnít flashy.
Heís a restricted free agent, meaning the Raiders can match any offer for his services.
But thereís a glut in the secondary. Even if the Raiders trade a cornerback, Carr might be fourth in line to play.
DeAngelo Hall can return punts and itís logical the team might want Johnnie Lee Higgins to assume kick and punt return duty.
Carr was in Buffalo on Thursday, the same day the Hall trade was completed and told the The Buffalo News, ďI just want a change and a shot to go somewhere else and prove that I can play.Ē
He's also visited Carolina, Tennessee and Cleveland.
That Carr didnít play more, especially earlier in the season, was puzzling. The secondary was struggling to tackle and Carr isnít a bad tackler.
Carr played cornerback and safety and was one of my favorite types of players Ė cerebral. He understood the details and had no problem sharing his insights.
Like Chris Clemons, Carr is just a football player. Heís tough (which you have to be to make an NFL team undrafted) and the kind of player I know Lane Kiffin liked.
There are intangibles Carr brought them every game. A tackle on special teams or being in the right spot on defense doesnít always earn a player millions.
The Raiders canít afford to lose too many players like Carr and Clemons because some qualities that winners display arenít measured in guaranteed money.