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The Raiders are focused on defense during the second day of NFL free agency. They are reportedly courting a slew of sack specialists and a few other players with visits to the team facility on Wednesday.
Steelers linebacker Lamarr Woodley, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, Houston defensive lineman Antonio Smith, Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, Giants running back Andre Brown and Dallas defensive lineman Jason Hatcher are scheduled in Oakland soon. The team also has interest in Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton.
The Raiders don’t have a starting defensive lineman on the roster and are committed to adding size and pass-rush ability up front. They need cornerbacks as well.
Offensive linemen Rodger Saffold and Austin Howard and running back Darren McFadden are expected to formally sign contracts on Wednesday afternoon.