In the shadow of Kamerion Wimbley’s release, it was announced the Raiders signed CB Ron Bartell and OG Mike Brisiel to deals Friday. Both guys are solid NFL starters with lots of NFL experience who fill big needs. Good, not great, players like this are the best we could hope for with limited spending room, and at the very least help to reduce the number of question marks on the field. Look for one more corner, an interior lineman, and one to two linebackers to be brought in still.
Contract information just out. Bartell will get 1 year, $3 million, Brisiel will get 5 years, $20 million. Brisiel’s deal might be slightly high, but both are low risk moves as far as guarantees go.