Jon Gruden Planning To “Overhaul” The Raiders Roster?
With the NFL free agency period set to begin in just over a month, all eyes are on Jon Gruden and his plans for the Raiders’ roster.
Will he simply plug in a few roster spots or will the latest Gruden era begin with a full roster reset?
Beat writer Steve Corkran knows Gruden well from the coach’s first stint with the team and Corkran has made a couple of interesting reports in the past 48 hours.
Corkran indicated on Tuesday that Gruden and his staff have completed their evaluation process of the Raiders’ roster and have made determinations on many of the players.
Corkran believes Gruden is now planning to overhaul the roster – a term that isn’t particularly ambiguous in its meaning.
It isn’t known if Gruden has already met with Marshawn Lynch or Michael Crabtree, but Lynch will at least be in the area this weekend.
Teams are free to release players at any time, but football’s version of ‘March Madness’ doesn’t kick off until March 14 when teams are permitted to begin signing free agents.