Posted December 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates throughout.) By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press Pat Sims' future with the Oakland Raiders is unclear. He should have plenty of options for next season. The veteran defensive tackle is one of at least a dozen players on the Raiders who are set to become free agents in 2014. Seven of them are starters on defense, including all four on the line. With so many potential changes, the franchise is in nearly the same position it was a year ago when general manager Reggie McKenzie made sweeping changes to the roster and brought in 10 new starters on defense in order to save space under the salary cap. McKenzie will have about $50 million worth of cap room when free agency opens and coach Dennis Allen said he hopes to avoid totally overhauling the defense for a second consecutive year. Sims, who signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in March, isn't sure where he fits in. He is open to returning to Oakland but also hasn't ruled out moving on to play for a thir...
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