Raiders To Sign Damarious Randall

Damarious Randall is headed to Las Vegas. On Friday, the safety agreed to a one-year deal to join up with Jon Gruden & Co., according to ESPN.com’s Josina Anderson (Twitter link). Ian Rapoport of NFL.com adds that the pact will be worth up to $3.25MM (Twitter link).

[RELATED: Raiders Call Off Deal With Eli Apple]

Randall, 28 in August, spent the first three years of his career with the Packers before moving on to the Browns in 2018. Last year, he was limited to just eleven games, though he still managed 2.5 sacks, 61 total stops, and six passes defensed. All in all, he’s got 56 career starts and 14 interceptions to his credit across five NFL seasons.

Randall clashed with head coach Freddie Kitchens at times last year, but he wasn’t the only player in Cleveland to get into it with the since-fired coach. Besides, Gruden likes to see a little bit of fire in his veteran players.

The Redskins and Seahawks also expressed interest in Randall in March, but the Raiders stayed patient and landed him on a short-term deal in April. Luckily for them, Randall was still available to help fortify the secondary after their deal with Eli Apple fell through.

One way or another, the Raiders will have to improve their pass defense in order to contend in 2020. Last year, they surrendered 256.7 passing yards per game, the eighth-highest total in the league.

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  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan
    Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    One way or another, the Raiders will have to improve their pass defense in order to contend in 2020

    They also need help at Wide Receiver.
    However, if they stay healthy this year and if there is a season, they should be at least 8-8, which is pretty good for this team
    And if they do more, that will be gravy

  2. Raiderfan55

    How many safeties do we need? Apple is gone so sign Logan Ryan or Dre Kirkpatrick or Darqueze Dennard.
    Have have Joyner, Abram, Harris, and Heath for safeties already but our CB’s we have one good one with Mullen.
    Why add more S when there is solid CB’s still out there???
    Sign Logan Ryan dammit!

    • As a Cowboys fan, don’t expect anything but disappointment with Heath. If he’s anything other than ST/depth, that secondary is in trouble.

      • Raiderfan55

        I don’t know what’s worse then. Paying backup Heath $8 million a season or paying backup DE Nassib $8.5 million a season. Why are we paying backup guys this kind of money? Makes no sense, we could use that money for something we really need, like CB.

        • jjabrony

          Trust the process, Raiderfan. Heath is more of a linebacker playing safety. Good tackler, but ify in coverage. Randall is better suited for the cover-1 single-high safety role because of his speed and experience as a cornerback.

          I’m actually happy about losing Eli Apple, but agree with you we do need another CB. The draft will get us one. I wouldn’t mind getting Logan Ryan, but Prince Amukamara for a year at a lower price wouldnt be a bad move either

        • DaRaiders23

          We are only paying Heather $3.6 million. I don’t know where you saw $8 million.

    • highplainsdriftr

      Randall played a lot of CB with the Packers. Teams love hybrid guys. They needed a safety too, Heath is a back up and special teams signing

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