If your an NFL player out of a job, your agent should probably be calling the Oakland Raiders.
While the 2-3 Raiders may be exceeding expectations and are coming off a big win against the rival San Diego Chargers, they are not certainly not resting on their laurels when it comes to improving the roster. And based on how many players they tried out Tuesday, it looks like anyone can help.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Raiders brought in 13 free agents for a tryout yesterday, per a league source.
On offense, the Raiders tried out quarterbacks Pat White, David Carr and Trent Edwards, wide receivers Ramses Barden and LaQuan Williams, tight end Evan Moore, and running backs Montario Hardesty, Keiland Williams, and Jonathan Grimes.
On defense, the Raiders took a look at defensive backs Marcus Burley, Myron Lewis, Curtis Marsh, and Markelle Martin.
While the players the Raiders tried out aren’t exactly household name, they could help a team in need of some depth. All three quarterbacks, while not stellar options, could potentially fill the void left after cutting third-string quarterback Matt Flynn. White is certainly mobile enough to play in the Raiders offense, while journeymen David Carr and Trent Edwards have ample starting experience, if not actual success.
Running back Montario Hardesty is also an interested name. Hardesty was expected to be an explosive runner when drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but never lived up to his potential, partially because of injuries. Since both Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings are questionable this week with injuries, Hardesty could provide some insurance against Kansas City this week.