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NaVorro Bowman signing one-year deal with Oakland Raiders.

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The former 49er will remain in the Bay Area.

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It certainly did not take NaVorro Bowman long to land a new job. The former San Francisco 49ers linebacker visited with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, and has agreed to a one-year contract worth $3 million, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Bowman had been scheduled to visit the Dallas Cowboys after this Raiders visit, but clearly Oakland made their love clear. They desperately need help at middle linebacker, a position they have struggled with for a while now. They were reportedly interested in Jarrad Davis this past April, but he went three picks ahead of the Raiders pick.

Bowman is already getting paid his full $6.75 million salary by the 49ers, and it is believed that there are no offsets. His salary was sizable enough that it was going to be difficult to do a trade. Adam Schefter reported the 49ers had a deal done with the New Orleans Saints for a seventh round pick, but Bowman did not want to do the deal. The Saints only have $2.6 million in cap space, so odds are pretty good they were asking Bowman to take a pay cut.

Bowman is not the linebacker he once was, but he is still a solid option that will give an awful Raiders defense a boost. Oakland is 2-4, coming off their fourth straight loss. They need Derek Carr to get back on track, but adding Bowman will be important for the other side of the ball.