Former UConn standout Sio Moore could prove to be the big play specialist that Oakland has been searching for at linebacker. The third-round pick is one of several standouts in what might be the draft class that helps rebuild the Raiders' mystique.
While much of the free-agent talk in Chicago involves Brian Urlacher, the Bears now face the realization of losing a different linebacker as the Raiders have agreed to terms with Nick Roach, according to ESPN Chicago.
The cover-2 defensive scheme became the signature defense of the Chicago Bears under coach Lovie Smith, and with his firing Monday it could signify the end of careers as well as an era in team history.
This game decides Bears playoff hopes and possibly coach Lovie Smith's future, although no reputable source has gone on record saying GM Phil Emery is definitely replacing the Bears coach if they fail to get into the playoffs.