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Raiders' LT, Veldheer, may become an option if Gross leaves


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He would be a talent upgrade over Gross. Not the locker room glue guy like Gross however.. Or I am assuming bc he is a young Raider.
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Opened the thread thinking there might be a legit source...nope, just another speculation thread from top dawg.

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I bet hurney never thought of moments like this. Just one year at a time.

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.....is no object when it comes to protecting the franchise QB and most promising young player the league has ever seen.

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.....is no object when it comes to protecting the franchise QB and most promising young player the league has ever seen.


... is an object when you have 21 spaces on your roster because of free agents and draft picks to sign.
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... is an object when you have 21 spaces on your roster because of free agents and draft picks to sign.


What sorcery is this. Madden franchise mode, engage!

Really though, I wish we could afford a legit left tackle. Sad face.
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If we replace Gross it'll be in the draft or in FA with a mid-level guy like Anthony Collins of the Bengals until we can address LT long-term in the draft.

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8-9 mil per year is substantially lower than 12 mil per year. Veldheer ain't getting Hardy money. That would be insane on its own merit, not to mention that a few other LTs will be on the market also.

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8-9 mil per year is substantially lower than 12 mil per year. Veldheer ain't getting Hardy money. That would be insane on its own merit, not to mention that a few other LTs will be on the market also.


The franchise tag for a left tackle this year is 11.25m. He's not going to go for anything less than that. Much like how everyone said in the other thread that Cam would no way take less than the franchise number for a QB.

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The franchise tag for a left tackle this year is 11.25m. He's not going to go for anything less than that. Much like how everyone said in the other thread that Cam would no way take less than the franchise number for a QB.

 

If no one is willing to pay 11.25 mil per year to Veldheer, which is highly likely, then he ain't getting 11.25 mil per year.  The market will determine what he is worth.  You're assuming that he is a top 5 LT in the league, and you're not taking into account his perceived injury history.

 

Like the writer said in his analysis, smart teams will only tag a player if they are actually top 5 at their position. We aren't in a position to throw top 5 money at players who aren't top 5, and the writer suggests that the Raiders GM will not sacrifice the long term for short term gain either, notwithstanding that they have plenty of cap space because it's not good business.

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He's out of the Panthers price range. They'll have about 4-5 million they would be able to spend on a LT.

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If there is 1 position you want to spend money on besides QB, it's LT. We shouldn't dumpster dive for Cam's protection.
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