Around mid-March, the Las Vegas Raiders reportedly agreed in principle to sign Eli Apple on a one-year, $6 million deal in 2020 NFL free agency to address a need.
However, more than two weeks later, the deal was not finalized and it reportedly was physical related — not financial — as Apple remains a free agent right now.
As the Raiders selected Damon Arnette with the No. 19 pick and Amik Robertson with the No. 139 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, it is a young group of cornerbacks.
Despite all of the potential, the Raiders reportedly were still linked to signing a veteran cornerback during free agency, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic:
Raiders considering still adding a veteran corner as well. https://t.co/ipalOozobB
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) May 6, 2020
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 12, 2020
Originally the No. 19 pick in the 2011 Draft, Amukamara played his first five seasons with the New York Giants before being released by the Chicago Bears.
In 113 games (99 starts), Amukamara has recorded 10 interceptions, 78 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries in nine seasons.
Set to turn 31 years old, it would not be surprising to see Amukamara in a starting role for head coach Jon Gruden and company to begin the 2020 NFL season.
With the Raiders finally addressing a need, they take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on Sep. 13 — if the season starts as scheduled.