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Oakland Raiders Need Better Play Up Front on Defense

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Free Agency and the NFL Draft is over. The Oakland Raiders still have a decent-sized list of question marks going into September, most notably the poor run defense of theirs that has ranked about dead last for half of the last decade.

The Raiders during the past five years against the run have been 22nd (2004), 25th (2005-2006), and 31st (2007-2008). They also have given up 101 rushing touchdowns over the past five years, which is the highest ever in NFL history over that span.

Not one defensive tackle was drafted by the Raiders, but they made two signings through free agency. They signed defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti who spent the past five years working his way up from the practice squad in Washington to the activ...

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