Rodney Hudson is the top center headed for the free-agent market. The 25-year old has become an elite prospect just entering his prime, which could set up a lucrative pay day on the open market.
The Raiders are reportedly trying to bring him to Oakland. FOX Sports reporter Mike Garafolo said on Sunday that the Raiders “continue to make a strong push” for Hudson during the active negotiating period that precedes Tuesday’s official start of free agency.
The former Kansas City Chief could set a record for his position with a huge contract coming off a season where he allowed just 11 quarterback pressures and was a strong run blocker.
Incumbent Stefen Wisniewski is testing the open market and, though nothing is written in stone, he is expected to play elsewhere in 2015.
Hudson was taken a few picks after Wisniewski in the second round of the 2011 draft and could be his replacement, though Garafolo reports that the Chiefs are still trying to keep him in Kansas City.
The Raiders have been linked to a few other players:
-- ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Raiders are going after Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham.
-- ESPN’s Josina Anderson has reported that the Raiders are among teams showing interest in Buffalo Bills safety DeNorris Searcy.