The Oakland Raiders have been active in free agency this offseason, and according to Head Coach Jon Gruden, don’t expect the flurry of personnel moves to slow down anytime soon.
The Silver and Black are looking to win, and win *now, *and key to that success will be the production from the team’s free agent acquisitions.
Let’s take a look at the accolades of some of the newest Raiders:
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Wide Receiver Martavis Bryant</span>
•Became the second player in NFL history to register two touchdowns of at least 88 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons.
• Set Steelers' single-game record (2015 postseason) with 194 scrimmage yards at Denver.
• Became the first WR in NFL history to record a 40-yard run in two straight playoff games (2015 postseason).
• Set an NFL record for most receiving TDs in a player's first four games in a career with six in 2014.
• Postseason totals: Four games, 21 receptions, 322 yards, three TD receptions, four rush attempts and 90 rushing yards.
Awards and Honors - Bryant
• Recipient of the Joe Greene Great Performance Award in 2014, given annually to the Steelers' top rookie.
Tackle Breno Giacomini
• Has started all five postseason contests and helped keep QB Russell Wilson upright the entire game in the Seahawks' Super XLVIII victory as the club's right tackle.
Awards and Honors - Giacomini
• Super Bowl XLVIII Champion.
Wide Receiver/Return Specialist Dwayne Harris
• Career average kickoff return of 26.1 yards (fifth--best average among active returners with at least 75 returns) and punt return average of 9.7 yards.
• Postseason totals as a returner: seven kickoff returns for 172 yards (24.6 avg.).
Awards and Honors - Harris
• 2016 Pro Bowl as a special teamer.
Running Back Doug Martin
• Fourth-most rushing yards (4,633) in Tampa Bay history.
• His 11 100-yard games are tied for second-most in club history.
• His 26 rushing TDs rank third in Tampa Bay history.
Awards and Honors - Martin
• 2012 Pro Football Writer of America All-Rookie Team.
• 2012 Pro Bowl.
• 2015 Pro Bowl.
• 2015 Associated Press All-Pro First Team.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson</span>
• One of two players in Packers history to register three straight seasons with 85-plus receptions.
• Is the only active player in the NFL to record three seasons with 13-plus TD receptions.
• Has posted 1,250-plus receiving yards and 13-plus TD catches in the same season three times in his career, the fourth most in NFL history behind only Jerry Rice (six), Randy Moss (five) and Terrell Owens (four).
• Set a single-season Packers record with 1,519 receiving yards in 2014, as he was selected to his first career Pro Bowl and earned second-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press.
• Led the team with a career-high 98 receptions and 13 receiving TDs in 2014, becoming just the eighth player in NFL history to record 95-plus receptions, 1,500-plus receiving yards and 13-plus receiving TDs in the same season.
• Is tied for first in Packers history with four career TD catches of 80-plus yards. Is tied with Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson for first among active players.
• Ranks first in Packers postseason history with 54 career receptions.
• Became just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history to register nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and a TD when he hauled in nine passes for 140 yards and a score vs. Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
• Ranks first since 2016 with 16 red zone receiving TDs.
• Currently ranks 11th in receptions (550), ninth in receiving yards (7,848) and is tied for third in touchdowns (69) among active players.
• Postseason totals: 13 games, 54 receptions, 667 yards (12.4 avg.). five TD receptions
Awards and Honors - Nelson
• Super Bowl XLV Champion.
• 2014 Pro Bowl.
• 2014 Associated Press All-Pro Second Team.
• 2015 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Wide Receiver Ryan Switzer</span>
• Ranked first on the Cowboys in 2017 in both kickoff return average (24.8 - fourth in the NFL) and punt return average (8.9).
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Safety Marcus Gilchrist</span>
• Career totals include 107 games with 82 starts, 426 tackles (330 solo), 11 INTs, 33 passes defensed, four sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
• Postseason totals: Two games played with two starts and 12 tackles (10) in 2013.
Cornerback Leon Hall
• Entering his 10th season and has played in 142 games and made 108 starts, totaling 563 tackles (415 solo), 27 INTs with three TDs, 115 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries.
• His 27 INTs rank 12th-most since 2007 among active players.
• His 26 INTs with the Bengals rank fourth in franchise history.
• His 115 passes defensed rank ninth-most since 2007 among active players.
• Postseason totals: Five games played with five starts, 19 tackles (16), one INT returned for a TD and four passes defensed.
Awards and Honors - Hall
• 2009 Associated Press All-Pro Second Team.
Cornerback Rashaan Melvin
• Played in 10 games last year due to injury, and his 13 passes defensed through those 10 contests were tied for fifth-most in the NFL.
• His 60.3 passer rating when targeted was the 10-best in the NFL in 2017.
• Recorded a pass defense or INT on 23.6% of his targets last season, the third-highest percentage among all CBs in the NFL.
Linebacker Tahir Whitehead
• Career totals include 93 games played with 54 starts, 378 tackles (268 solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, four INTs and 18 passes defensed.
• Has recorded two consecutive 100-plus tackle seasons with the Detroit Lions (2016-17).
• Became the 11th Lion in franchise history to record at least 130 tackles in a single season.
• Postseason totals: Two starts in two games played with 20 tackles (nine solo) and one sack.
Cornerback Daryl Worley
• In 2017, made a career-high 14 starts and also set career highs with two INTs and 10 passes defensed.
• As a rookie in 2016, played in all 16 contests and ranked second on the team with nine passes defensed.