So far this offseason, the Raiders have searched high and low for players to reinforce what was a disappointing defensive back group a season ago.
After forcing just 5 turnovers over the entire season, coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock know they need some playmakers on the back end of Las Vegas' defense.
per @RapSheet, Raiders were competitive trying to get Jones down the stretch.
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) March 16, 2020
Despite missing out on the All-Pro defensive back, the Raiders also are interested in other high-profile free agents at the position, including former rival and Broncos ballhawk Chris Harris Jr., a source tells NBC Sports California's Scott Bair.
In addition, the Raiders have shown interest in former Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.
I'm told of the teams expressing preliminary interest in impending free agent S Damarious Randall, the #Raiders, #Seahawks & #Skins are the teams Randall would most likely entertain to join, as of now, per source.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2020
On a defense that allowed the worst net yards per attempt in the NFL last season, any improvement is crucial for Gruden and the Silver and Black to find success in year one of the Las Vegas Raiders era.
NFL rumors: Raiders miss on Byron Jones, interested in other veterans originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area