New York spent big money to put new head coach Todd Bowles in a position to run his defense the way he likes: with a whole lot of blitzing and man coverage behind that pressure.
The Raiders haven't had a lot of money to spend big in free agency in recent years, but they will in 2014. Oakland is expected to have over $60 million in cap room when free agency begins.
On a day in which teams are throwing money at free agents the Raiders have taken a different approach. Namely, they're cutting guys. And not your run-of-the-mill backups occupying roster spots 50-53. These are some high-profile names.
The Raiders placed starting right cornerback Phillip Adams on injured reserve Friday, five days after he suffered a groin injury at Carolina.
The Raiders will try to cap what has been a nightmare season with a victory, but what really matters is the performance of second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who will make his first NFL start.
Raiders put DT Richard Seymour on IR, likely ending his career in Oakland. Seymour is a free agent in March.
Brandian Ross is listed as the backup right cornerback on the Raiders' depth chart. And the backup free safety. But that only tells part of the story about this former Packers practice squad player turned Raiders jack of all defensive back trades.
The Raiders are coming off a 15-0 shutout of Kansas City. They'll try to win back-to-back games for the second time this season and win on the road for just the second time, too.
Barring contract extensions, DT Richard Seymour, LB Philip Wheeler, TE Brandon Myers and P Shane Lechler headline a list of 17 Raiders who will become unrestricted free agents in March
The Raiders have lost nine in a row in the Eastern time zone, including four this season. They'll try to stop the streak Sunday at Carolina.

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