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Raiders reach deals with Dan Williams, Curtis Lofton

Arizona Cardinals v Tennessee Titans

Arizona Cardinals v Tennessee Titans

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The Raiders are adding two likely starters to their defense.

Oakland has agreed to terms with Cardinals defensive tackle Dan Williams and ex-Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton,’s Michael C. Wright reported.

Williams (6-2, 327) started 40-of-70 games in five seasons with the Cardinals, recording 156 tackles and two sacks. A first-round pick of Arizona in 2010, the 27-year-old Williams joins Antonio Smith and Justin Ellis as primary interior-line options for Oakland.

Lofton, 28, has notched at least 118 tackles in each of the last six seasons, and he figures to step right into the middle in Oakland’s 4-3 scheme.

The Raiders have been busy in the first two days of free agency, reaching deals with linebacker Malcolm Smith, tight end Lee Smith and tailback Roy Helu before today’s pacts.