The Raiders issued contract tenders to five restricted free agents. Receiver Rod Streater got a second-round tender, virtually assuring he remains in Oakland.
Another team could sign him to an offer sheet, but the Raiders would receive a second-round draft pick if they didn’t match the contract.
They wouldn’t receive anything in return for declining to match deals for important players within the other four. As previously reported, undrafted receiver Andre Holmes is in that group.
So is undrafted punter Marquette King. King, a top 10 punter in most every statistical category, was given an original-round tender worth $1.542 million. There could be interest from other teams on Holmes and King, when they're allowed to negotiate with outsiders on Tuesday.
The Raiders are flush with cash and need to spend, so a longer-term extension for King might be a worthwhile pursuit at this stage. A wait-and-see approach could be taken with Holmes.
The Raiders also placed original-round tenders on safeties Brandian Ross and Larry Asante (a fifth-round pick).
Also, a team official said defensive back Chimdi Chekwa and running back Kory Sheets were not issued contract tenders, making them unrestricted free agents.
Information on King, Ross and Asante was originally posted on overthecap.com.