Raiders: 3 recently released players the team should target

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3. Cameron Wake, EDGE

The Raiders did an excellent job of revamping what was one of the worst pass rushes in modern NFL history in 2018. With the addition of Clelin Ferrell and more so Maxx Crosby, the Raiders now have two young edge rushers to build around on defense.

But you could never have too much pass rush help.

Even though Crosby excelled in his rookie season, Ferrell still has a long way to go as a pass rusher. And while there are a couple of quality depth pieces on the roster, the Raiders could use an added boost.

That’s why bringing in veteran Cameron Wake could be a smart decision.

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Wake played in just nine games for the Tennessee Titans last year before landing on the injured reserve. But even in that short time, he proved that he still has plenty left in the tank.

The longtime Miami Dolphins pass rusher registered 31 pressures on just 172 pass-rush snaps giving him the third-highest pressure rate in the NFL over that time. He can still get to the passer at an impressive rate, and he likely won’t cost too much.

Signing Wake to be the team’s primary pass-rush specialist on third-downs would be a wise decision as it would allow Ferrell to continue playing more of a two-down run-stopper role — at least for the time being.

At 38-years-old, Wake’s still got it.