Top 10: Oakland Raiders Offseason Moves

The Silver and Black have been busy this offseason, making a plethora of moves both on and off the field in an effort to ensure quality results in 2015 and beyond.

General Manager Reggie McKenzie, Head Coach Jack Del Rio and the Raiders front office have been actively preparing for the season ahead, so let's take a look at the Top 10 Oakland Raiders Offseason Moves.

1. Hiring Head Coach Jack Del Rio –The Raiders announced that Jack Del Rio had been named Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders January 15, marking both a homecoming for the Hayward-Calif., native as well as ushering in a new era for the Silver and Black.

2. Selecting Wide Receiver Amari Cooper –Reggie McKenzie added arguably the best wide receiver in the 2015 Draft Class when he drafted Cooper No. 4 overall in April's Draft. During his three years at Alabama, Cooper caught 228 passes for 3,463 yards and 31 touchdowns.

3. Naming Ken Norton, Jr. Defensive Coordinator –The Raiders new, energetic defensive coordinator knows what it takes to win. He has been a part of four Super Bowl-winning teams – three as a player and one as a coach.

4. Signing Center Rodney Hudson –Hudson could be considered the prize of the Raiders free agent class, and is set to anchor the Raiders offensive line as well as fill the void left by former center Stefen Wisniewski.

5. Signing Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree –After the wide receiving corps struggled in 2014, McKenzie added another weapon for quarterback Derek Carr when he signed Crabtree. During his career in San Francisco, he appeared in 79 games, catching 347 passes for 4,327 yards and 26 touchdowns.

6. Re-Signing Safety Charles Woodson –Woodson continues to defy Father Time, starting all 16 games for the Silver and Black in 2014, tallying 1.0 sack and four interceptions in the process. He didn't waste any time re-committing to the Raiders, as he re-signed with the team in late January.

7. Hiring Joe Gomes as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach –Gomes and his staff will be responsible for ensuring that the entire Raiders roster is physically peaking on Sunday for game day. No small task for the former Athlete's Performance trainer.

8. Signing Linebacker Curtis Lofton –No one can say that the new man in the middle of the Raiders defense isn't consistent – the former Oklahoma Sooner hasn't missed a start since 2008.


  1. Naming Bill Musgrave Offensive Coordinator – **After spending 2014 as the quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia, the former Oregon standout returns to the Raiders, where his coaching career began in 1997, as the team's offensive coordinator.

10. Upgrading the Team's Alameda, Calif., Practice Facility –When the Raiders return from training camp in Napa, Calif., they will be greeted by upgrades to their practice facility, including new practice fields and a state of the art performance center.

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