Oakland Raiders free-agent chatter
Mar15

Oakland Raiders free-agent chatter

All is quiet on the Oakland Raiders free agent front. The monetary shackles they are in have forced Reggie McKenzie to be an observer in the first few days of the NFL’s signing period. But that has not stopped them from probing the free-agent list and looking for bargain basement talents that could step-in and help out immediately. As I reported yesterday on twitter, Houston Texans free-agent guard Mike Brisiel will visit with the...

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What’s next for the Oakland Raiders?
Mar02

What’s next for the Oakland Raiders?

Stanford Routt has been cut. Tyvon Branch has been given the franchise tag. Now, everyone awaits the Oakland Raiders’ next move as they try to get under the salary cap before the start of free agency. It’s likely to be either the restructuring or dismissal of Kamerion Wimbley. The linebacker has a reported  $6.5 million guaranteed coming in 2012. A sum of $4.5 million could be saved against the cap if he’s gone by March 17. Another...

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Raiders: Who could be chopped next? (Part 2, the defense & special teams)

Here’s a look at which Oakland Raiders could be chopped this off-season – part two. Part one featured the offense; in this edition we look at the defense and special teams. DEFENSE Aaron Curry, LB The final year of his contract will pay him $5.7 million. Curry actually played well for the Raiders after the mid-season trade and appeared to be rejuvenated. With free agency looming, Oakland could be the beneficiary of a big season...

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Saturday: Chargers aware of Bush, Oakland getting healthy & more

In seven career games versus the San Diego Chargers, Michael Bush has amassed 490-yards rushing (4.3) and four touchdowns, including his record breaking 242-yards from scrimmage performance earlier in this season. Norv Turner and San Diego’s defense is well aware of the rusher’s prowess and his importance to Oakland’s offense. “[Bush] is a big, physical guy. He’s a downhill runner,” Turner said. “What’s happened with us the last two...

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Tuesday Update: Raiders prepare for Chiefs, Crennel chatter & more

Darren McFadden jogged lightly and worked with trainers during Tuesday’s practice session. The Oakland Raiders injured rusher has been sidelined since October 23 with an injured foot that he sustained versus the Kansas City Chiefs. He’ll likely be out again this weekend, as the Silver & Black travel to Arrowhead for their final meeting of the campaign against their divisional foes. Hue Jackson has stated for weeks that he expects...

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