By Lewis Gould
The Raiders will pursue quarterback Tom Brady if he doesn’t re-sign with the Patriots before free agency begins, league sources told ESPN.
Whether the Raiders can lure Brady to Las Vegas, as their quarterback and biggest draw, remains uncertain.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has expressed how much he wants Brady to return to New England, and there will be more talks with the team before the free-agent period.
New England is expected to want to have a decision made well before the free-agent signing period begins March 18.
But Brady also has said he is “open-minded” about the free-agent process, and other teams are expected to explore the possibility of signing him, according to sources.