Oakland Raiders: 5 pending free agents who should be re-signed

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2. CB Daryl Worley (RFA)

Surprise, surprise! A defensive player. The Raiders really need to start from scratch on that side of the ball, but it may be worth keeping Daryl Worley around in 2019.

Signed after the Philadelphia Eagles sent him packing due to off-field issues, Worley capitalized on the opportunity. Quickly carving out a role for himself as a subpackage playmaker, the former third-round pick finished the season with 33 total tackles, one interception and seven passes defended. It wasn’t an amazing season overall, but we saw glimpses of his long-term potential.

And realistically, that’s why re-signing him is such an intriguing option.

Worley has flashed the ability to be a quality starter during his first three seasons in the league. As long as he can stay out of trouble off the field, he could easily develop into an integral piece of the Raiders secondary in the not-too-distant future. Especially at only 23 years of age, Worley’s upside is the type worth investing in for a rebuilding franchise.

What’s better is Worley is a restricted free agent. So all the Raiders need to do is slap him with an original-round tender, and chances are he stays put. In today’s pass-happy NFL, you need all of the capable cornerbacks you can find. Worley fits that category, so why not re-sign him?