The Oakland Raiders continue to be mentioned in connection with quality free agent veterans. While Davis and Jackson are confident about the team, it is clear that Davis sees an opportunity in a weak AFC West this season and is attempting to upgrade the Raiders enough to get them over the hump and into the playoffs.
With star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha likely to sign with another team soon, the Raiders have a glaring need at the cornerback position and targetting a guy like Antonio Cromartie would be a huge lift for the secondary.
Cromartie is another man coverage specialist, but is more of a ball hawk than any cornerback the Raider have had since Charles Woodson. Though this can be a blessing in disguise. While Cromartie tends to have more big plays such as interceptions or pass defenses, he also can give up big plays with his aggressive style of play.
While he will never lock down an entire side of the field like Asomugha did, he has big play potential and loves being manned up against big time wide receivers. Cromartie would be a good fit in Oakland and would go a long way towards helping the Raiders make the playoffs.
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