5 Biggest Free Agent Signings In Oakland Raiders History

The 5 Biggest Free Agent Signings in Oakland Raiders History

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As free agency enters its second day, the Oakland Raiders remain on the outside looking in, not having signed any free agents of note yet. With that said, the franchise does have a rich history as far as free agency is concerned. On that note, here are the five biggest free agent signings in Oakland Raiders history.

5. Derrick Burgess

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5. Derrick Burgess

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Playing for a team that largely underwhelmed, the odds were stacked against Derrick Burgess' production when he signed with the Raiders. Although he is no longer a part of the team’s roster, there is almost no doubt that Burgess was one of the most important players the Raiders have ever signed.

4. Jerry Rice

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4. Jerry Rice

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Widely known as the best receiver the NFL has ever seen, Jerry Rice spent four seasons with the Raiders after he signed with the team before the 2001 season. Although Rice wasn't as dominant with the Raiders as he was with the San Francisco 49ers, he easily one one of the biggest signings in Raiders history.

3. Rich Gannon

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3. Rich Gannon

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Considered to be one of the best Raiders quarterbacks in history, Rich Gannon meant a ton to his team’s success after his signing in 1999. He is one of the most talented passers to ever wear an Oakland jersey,

2. Rod Woodson

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2. Rod Woodson

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Signed by the Raiders in 2002, Rod Woodson was immediately one of the team’s best defenders. One of the best defensive backs in all of football, Woodson continued his dominance as part of the Raiders' roster,

1. George Blanda

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1. George Blanda

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Perhaps the best player to ever play for the Raiders, George Blanda was well worth the investment for the team. Blanda played nine years in Oakland and redefined the quarterback position for the team. This is an easy one, and it's not even really close.


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