After allowing the Los Angeles Rams to gain 140 rushing yards in a season-opening loss, the Oakland Raiders worked to bolster the interior of the defensive line.
Veteran free-agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Raiders following a Wednesday visit, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Hankins entered the league in 2013 with the New York Giants and previously spent the 2017 season with the Indianapolis Colts, where he started 15 games after signing a three-year deal during free agency. The Colts, however, released him during the offseason.
The Raiders needed to address the defensive line given the inability to generate sacks and stop the run in Week 1 when considering Week 2's matchup against the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos come off a Week 1 performance where the ground game produced 146 total yards rushing and quarterback Case Keenum threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns.
Amid Hankins' visit, the Raiders agreed to terms Wednesday with free-agent defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, his representation told Rapoport.