Raiders tender Bruce Gradkowski
It appears that the Oakland Raiders want to keep Bruce Gradkowski around to push JaMarcus Russell.
A report on SFGate.com stated that Tom Cable spoke to Gradkowski’s agent about the Silver & Black’s intentions to assign a second-round tender to the underdog passer.
If that occurs, Oakland will have a chance to match any offer tendered by another team or accept a second round selection if Gradkowski departs.
The tender can worth as much as $1.759 million if he stays in Oakland for one-season.
Even in a quarterback-starved league, Gradkowski is not worth a second round pick to another club, which will likely keep him from going anywhere. Especially since he ended the season injured and really only played sparingly as the campaign wound down.
Yes, he woke up the offense and got some rejuvenating victories, but the team was dead in the water with JaMarcus Russell starting and at that point, any success by anyone under center would have been invigorating to the team and fan-base.