The 32-year-old joins an unproven secondary in defensive coordinator Paul Guenther's first year on the job. Second-year corner and presumptive starter Gareon Conley just recently returned to the field after recovering from a hip strain; he missed most of his rookie season with a shin injury that required surgery. Across from Conley is free-agent acquisition Rashaan Melvin. Behind them are veteran cornerback Leon Hall, former Panther Daryl Worley, ex-Bill Shareece Wright and Nick Nelson.
It's unclear where DRC fits in, whether Oakland makes him a starter, slides him into the slot, hands him a backup role or asks him to fill in at safety if Karl Joseph and Obi Melifonwu don't pan out. The Raidersreportedly made a play at a recently released safety, George Iloka, only for him to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, so perhaps DRC was Plan B. Oakland was exploring signing free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland, as well.