All teams must reduce their rosters to 53 players in one of the most tumultuous weeks of the NFL offseason. This doesn’t mean rosters are finalized by any means. During the next week, all NFL teams, including the Las Vegas Raiders, will be fine-tuning their rosters. Head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler have stayed busy trying to improve the roster. That won’t change. Here are some players that have hit the market that could help the Raiders immediately.
Waiver Wire Targets For The Las Vegas Raiders
Quincy Roche, EDGE
Quincy Roche was a rookie last season under the Raiders’ new defensive coordinator, Patrick Graham. He had 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and five tackles for a loss. Last year, Graham and the Giants claimed Roche on waivers, and he (along with Ziegler) can dip into the well again by claiming Roche again. The Raiders have tried to sign multiple veteran players to solidify the backend of their edge room, yet they have been riddled with injuries. Roche was a good prospect coming out of Miami and had a productive rookie season and could be worth a flier.
Chuma Edoga, OT
The Raiders have a clear need at right tackle and Chuma Edoga could be their guy to add depth. Edoga is an unfinished product who had limited snaps in 2021 but had a noteworthy preseason in New York. Edoga garnered some trade interest from the Dallas Cowboys earlier this offseason, so there will be a market. After the release of Alex Leatherwood, the Raiders have a spot here if they choose to try and add their own reclamation project.
Wyatt Davis, OG
A spate of knee injuries caused Wyatt Davis to fall in the 2021 draft. He followed that up by showing up out of shape and getting beat out by players drafted lower than him. Davis may be worth a flier to see if you can get any of that old potential back. Even though he was a bust with Minnesota, he was a third-round pick just one year ago. The Raiders are shorthanded at the guard spot and adding Davis could give them at least a depth option there. They may be able to sneak him onto the practice squad.
Javelin Guidry, CB
The Raiders released Darius Phillips today, though he might return at some point. He was penciled in as the backup slot guy. Javelin Guidry could be an option there if they choose to not retain Phillips. Guidry is only 24 years old and played in all 17 games for the New York Jets last season. This is another situation where the Raiders could tap into a younger player and see if he fits a role for them.
Janarius Robinson, EDGE
Janarius Robinson was a 2021 fourth round pick, but he didn’t play any snaps last season due to injury. Robinson is a naturally athletic edge rusher who is long and has a quick burst. He was one of my favorite players coming out of the draft, so this is a bit biased. However, I would rather bet on a young guy getting good coaching and making a career than going old. The Raiders have a need for a fourth edge rusher, and he can learn a lot from Chandler Jones and Maxx Crosby.
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