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Raiders Depth Chart 2012: Analyzing The Impact of CB Coye Francies

A look at how CB Coye Francies will impact the Raiders depth chart.

Aug 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen during the game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen during the game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Oakland Raiders have claimed CB Coye Francies after he was cut by the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. Francies was drafted by the Browns in 2009 and did not play in 2011. He has recorded seven tackles in eight career games.

Levi Damien, of Silver And Black Pride, took a look at how this new addition will impact the secondary:

Francies adds some competition to a group that has very little in the way of depth. Outside of the two starters, Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer, there is no surefire corner. It was expected the team would look to the roster cuts to try and bulk up the position.

The acquisition of Francies doesn't solve any issues. He has plenty of his own. But the team has not been happy with the guys they currently have competing for a backup spot so getting the third year corner gives them a fresh face to try and offer a better option.

A complete Raiders depth chart can be found here.

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