Free agency officially starts Thursday afternoon but it appears the Raiders may have lost one of their defensive lineman during the tampering period.
Defensive tackle Stacy McGee tweeted his "thanks" to the organization Thursday, stating "It has been a blessing to wear the silver and back for 4 years!" and using the hashtag #nextchapter92.
The Raiders drafted McGee out of Oklahoma in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL Draft and he proved to be a valuable piece to the rotation. McGee is coming off of his best year where he started nine games for the Silver & Black while recording 17 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
The Raiders went into the offseason with a need at the interior defensive lineman position and losing one of their own will only create a bigger hole.
No word yet on where McGee is going, but it appears him and the Raiders have chosen to go in separate directions.