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Sam Adams, Gravvy Jackson Would be Welcome Additions

Bill Williamson reports the Raiders could be interested in bringing in veteran defensive tackle depth. He thinks the jobless Sam Adams and Grady Jackson might be good fits and I couldn't agree more.

Both of these guys are veterans that could still get it done. Gravvy got it done for the Jags last season and they were pretty pleased with him. Only the desire to get younger prevented Jacksonville from bringing Gravvy back to clog the middle. I don't see what the hurt would be in bringing in a big guy with experience at very least to teach Sands a thing or two about stopping the run.

Sam Adams on the other hand was part of the dubious line scheme the Broncos decided to run last season. The same scheme that made Gerrard Warren so unhappy before the season started. Besides that season he put up several solid seasons before that. Although he has bounced around a lot he seems to get it done on the field most of the time.

My preference would be Gravvy as we are more familiar with him and I think he might have a little more left in the tank. I wanted us to go get him last year. I think the concern might be Kelly's health, Sands bust potential and Warren's pricetag and consistency. Regardless of how good Grady or Sam could play it would be nice if they could just be consistent and provide some depth plugging the run. Just the beef up the middle would allow or fast linebackers opportunities to tackle ballcarriers and that might signal a significant increase in production from the defense against the run.

Mr. Davis, make it happen.

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