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Johnathan Abram Oakland Raiders Jersey , the Raiders were sitting with a couple of safeties they hoped would be the long term answer in former top pick Karl Joseph and second year second round pick Obi Melifonwu. So, they re-signed 35-year-old Reggie Nelson and added a temporary patch in Marcus Gilchrist. Melifonwu ended up not being able to get healthy while Joseph came on late in the season, offering some promise he could be the guy. But there’s the question of who starts at the other safety spot. One of these guys could be good answer.Landon Collins, GiantsAs far as I can tell, Landon Collins is exactly what the Raiders need. The 6-0, 218-pounder has been a Pro Bowler at the strong safety position the past three seasons and was named All Pro in 2016. He was Mike Mayock’s 2nd ranked safety out of Alabama in 2015 and has outplayed Damarious Randall who was ranked and drafted (30th) just ahead of him (33rd). Pairing him with Karl Joseph would have the makings of the Raiders best safety duo in years.Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, WashingtonSpeaking of former highly ranked Alabama safeties. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was Mayock’s number one safety prospect in the 2014 draft, going 21st overall to Green Bay. The 2016 Pro Bowler became a surprise trade to Washington last year.Adrian Amos, BearsAmos has been a starting safety for the Bears since day one when he was a 5th round pick out of Penn State in 2015. He’s also seen his numbers improve across the board the past three seasons. Starting every game last season, Amos recorded a career-highs in interceptions (2), passes defended (9), and combined tackles (73). He added an interception and 6 combined tackles in the Bears’ playoff loss to the Eagles. The 6-0, 214-pounder can play either safety spot which is good considering Paul Guenther moves his safeties around a lot.Clayton Geathers, ColtsGeathers’ main issue has been injuries. The four-year safety hasn’t seen a full season since his rookie year in 2015. He was on the NFI list to start camp in 2016 and late in that season was placed on injured reserve. The next year saw him on the PUP list for all of training camp and half the season. He also missed four games last season to injury. He started all 12 games he was healthy last season and was among the better strong safeties in the league, putting up 89 combined tackles, a tackle for loss, 2 QB hits Johnathan Abram Jersey 2019 , and 3 passes defended. With his injury history, a one-year deal is all he would receive.Follow @LeviDamien Men crying in public is nothing new.Throughout history there has been plenty of famous men who were spotted with tears flowing.Years ago it was unacceptable for men to cry.Men have always been a symbol of strength and emotional stability.However, times are a changing.Men crying in public is far less taboo and much more acceptable than ever before.There is a great debate surrounding Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks at Wembley Stadium in London.Bay area radio personality, Damon Bruce tweeted out a video of what appeared to be Derek Carr crying after being sacked for the sixth time.After the sack Carr was in obvious pain as he grabbed onto his non-throwing, left arm.The video has gone viral on social media, but if you have not yet seen it, have a look for yourself.Was he really crying?Maybe that is just sweat rolling down his face?On second thought, it was a rainy day in London, perhaps some drops fell onto his face?There is no way he could be crying after that hit, Carr didn’t cry after fracturing his leg in 2016 or his transverse process fracture in 2017.Derek Carr is a tough guy. In Gruden’s post game press conference he admitted that Carr was lobbying to get back into the game.Gruden said that he was not going to allow Carr to finish the game and would have gone with back up AJ McCarron.It was all a moot point because the Seahawks ran out the final minutes on the clock.The Raiders offense would never touch the field after the Carr injury.Maybe Derek Carr didn’t cry, but Sunday’s abysmal performance certainly had men across Raider nation shedding a tear or two.This season has been a total disaster on all accounts.It’s hard to imagine that just nine months ago the expectations were sky high when Jon Gruden was announced as the new Head Coach.Now, only six weeks into the season, with a 1-5 record, it’s time to begin thinking about the 2019 Draft. With 10 games remaining on the schedule it would be wise for fans to stock up on tissues, you might just need them.