Oakland's middle linebacker, Kirk Morrison, told Sirius Radio hosts Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots today that several teams are interested in the restricted free agent, but left it up to the imagination as to who they might be.
Hmmm. Going out on a limb here, but perhaps the Giants are one of them. It would only cost them a third-round pick if Oakland rejected their offer sheet, and middle linebacker is a rather gaping need for them.
Still, according to Mikey G., Morrison's agent, Bruce Tollner, said there's no news on that front as of today. That could all change in a heartbeat, of course. And Morrison, a five-year starter on a horrible team, would love nothing better than to head off to an organization that at least has winning potential.
"I'm technically an Oakland Raider still. That's No. 1," Morrison said. "But at the same time, you have to explore your options for the future, for the long term. There are some teams out there that would be a good fit, I feel like. But we just have to wait and see.
"The biggest thing is I just want to go out and win. Get into a situation that puts you in the best opportunity to win football games. Being in this league for five years already and losing more games than you win week in and week out, it's hard to play at the kind of level that you want to being on the losing end. But you never give up your effort, you never give up who you are as a football player."
Let's see. The run-stopper could go from 20-60 to a team that's 30-18 over the last three seasons, the first of which produced a Super Bowl title. Yeah, that might work.
"There are some teams we're looking at and we've talked to," Morrison said. "Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks we can get something done ... either with the Raiders or with other teams. I know next year I'm going to be playing football. I just want to make sure I'm in the best, most comfortable position I can be in."
Doesn't seem like he'd make a bad fit here. And he'd certainly be a step up from a still-raw Jonathan Goff or leaving the spot to a rookie draft pick. We'll of course keep an eye on this one.
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