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2012 NFL Free Agency: Could Brandon Carr Make His Way To The Raiders?

Free agency in the NFL opens up in less than a month and teams are looking to find a way to gain an edge over their competition in the coming season before the draft in April. There are some big names on the free agent market this season and teams could spend some major money to make themselves better. The Raiders are no exception.

Oakland had the 27th-ranked pass defense in the league in 2011 and the loss of top cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha before last season hurt them. CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco believes that the team could benefit from acquiring free agent cornerback Brandon Carr from the Chiefs.

The Raiders love to play man coverage and Carr is one of the best. He has the Oakland look about him. Plus, he knows the division.

The Chiefs undoubtedly want to keep Carr around but they also have to worry about re-signing top wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. The Chiefs have a lot of money to spend but it's possible that they could let one of those two players walk away. If they do, the Raiders could really benefit from having Carr in their defensive backfield.

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