NFL news: Raiders, Packers are going to be 'all over' LB Cory Littleton
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Report: Raiders, Packers are going to be ‘all over’ free agent LB Cory Littleton

Cory Littleton, Raiders, Packers

Cory Littleton is set to be one of the top linebackers on the open market, and the Las Vegas Raiders and Green Bay Packers are two teams who will be “all over” him, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

Littleton has spent the first four years of his career with the Los Angeles Rams and is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played every game and racked up 134 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a couple of interceptions, a pair of forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and nine passes defended.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Washington, went undrafted but eventually landed with the Rams in 2016.

He appeared in every contest during his rookie season but only made one start, logging 20 tackles. The following year, Littleton’s playing time increased slightly, as he started four games and finished with 36 tackles, a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and four passes defended.

Then, in 2018, Cory Littleton became a full-time starter and broke out, rattling off 125 tackles, four sacks, three picks, 13 passes defended and a defensive touchdown.

The Spring Valley, Ca. native has never missed a game in his NFL career.

Los Angeles would like to keep Littleton, but due to limited cap space, it will be difficult. Plus, the Rams also have another top linebacker hitting the free-agent market in Dante Fowler, so LA will almost surely lose at least one of the two.

Both the Raiders and Packers are in need of linebacking help, and Green Bay itself has a top linebacker that may leave via free agency in Blake Martinez.