Major changes expected for Raiders’ defense this offseason

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders end Maxx Crosby is one of the few defensive players almost guaranteed to return next season. He led the NFL with 22 tackles for loss and was tied for eighth with 12 1/2 sacks. The Raiders’ defense is expected to go undergo major reconstruction this offseason. Las Vegas ranked at or near the bottom of many major defensive statistical categories. The Raiders can’t put up those kinds of numbers and expect to succeed in the AFC West against quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert.

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