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The Week That Was: Raiders Ink Two Key Free Agents, Announce Preseason Schedule


What offseason?

Although we're still several weeks out from the start of the 2016 NFL Draft, and the initial wave of free agency is in the rearview mirror, it was still an incredibly busy week for everyone at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway.

Let's get you caught up on The Week That Was.

Raiders Re-Sign Aldon Smith

The formidable Raiders' pass rush got another boost Monday, as the team announced the re-signing of linebacker Aldon Smith.

Smith, who played in nine games during his first year in Silver and Black, posted 29 tackles (17 solo), 3.5 sacks and three passes defensed in 2015 and also provided an impressive complementary pass rusher alongside Khalil Mack.

While Smith is currently serving a suspension for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy, his return to the football field in 2016 will make the team's pass rush all the more potent.

The best images from Aldon Smith's first season in Silver and Black.

Raiders Boost Their Secondary

Head Coach Jack Del Rio has been adamant all offseason that the team's need for depth in the secondary would be addressed in the offseason, and the group certainly received a bump this week as the team signed free agent safety Reggie Nelson.

Nelson, who was tied for the league lead with eight interceptions in 2015, adds not only depth to a position group that sorely needed it, but also adds a veteran presence as well.

On the heels of his signing, here are Five Things You Need To Know About Reggie Nelson.

The (Preseason) Schedule Is Here!

Each day we inch closer and closer to the start of the 2016 regular season.

While the regular season schedule has yet to be released, we did find out earlier this week who the Raiders would be squaring off against in the preseason.

Mock Draft Tracker

It's a new week, which means we've updated our 2016 Mock Draft Tracker.

Check out who the experts have us selecting at No. 14 overall in the first round.

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