During the 2020 offseason, the Raiders made a few big splashes in free agency as they signed linebackers Cory Littleton and Kick Kwiatkoski. Fast-forward two years and both are off the team as the Raiders released them in March.
Heading into the 2022 season, the Raiders have big dead cap hits due to neither Littleton nor Kwiatkoski working out with the team. However, could one of them return to help this season?
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Kwiatkoski visited the team on Monday on a free-agent visit. Could a reunion be possible as the Raiders have a new front office and coaching staff?
Reunion? Veteran LB Nick Kwiatkoski visited the #Raiders on Monday, per source. He previously visited the #Falcons and has at least one more visit scheduled.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 10, 2022
Kwiatkoski will turn 29 this month as he has a ton of experience in the NFL. While he did not start a game last year for the Raiders, he was an adequate backup that could play on all three downs.
The Raiders are pretty young and thin at the linebacker position, so it might not hurt to bring him in for one year on a veteran minimum deal. Don’t be surprised if this gets done, as he can still be a quality backup for the Raiders.
Kwiatkoski appeared in 20 games for the Raiders since 2020, totaling 102 tackles.
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