Raiders add Dave Tollefson to defensive side
Apr07

Raiders add Dave Tollefson to defensive side

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie continues to quietly build his roster with the little amount of money that he has. McKenzie and the Raiders agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract with veteran defensive end Dave Tollefson, according to ESPN. Tollefson was originally drafted by McKenzie and the Green Bay Packers in 2006, where he played for one season. The signing marks the return of the Bay Area native Tollefson...

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Raiders sign linebacker Philip Wheeler to one-year deal
Mar30

Raiders sign linebacker Philip Wheeler to one-year deal

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie finished his busy Friday by adding another piece of need to the Raiders roster. After trading offensive lineman Bruce Campbell to the Carolina Panthers for running back Mike Goodson, reports emerged on Twitter that the Raiders have signed linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year contract. Wheeler originally announced that he was on his way to Oakland for a visit on Thursday via his Twitter...

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Raiders general manager McKenzie talks compensatory draft picks and more
Mar26

Raiders general manager McKenzie talks compensatory draft picks and more

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie spoke to local media over a conference call following the league’s release of compensatory picks for the Raiders for the upcoming NFL Draft. The NFL announced on Monday that the Raiders would receive compensatory picks in the 3rd, 4th and 5th rounds of April’s draft. The Raiders previously only held draft picks in the 5th and 6th round. Oakland’s first pick will now be the 95th overall...

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Oakland Raiders Friday wrap-up
Mar23

Oakland Raiders Friday wrap-up

The Oakland Raiders confirmed the re-signing of Khalif Barnes. He played at right tackle all of 2011, but was the weak-link on an offensive line the featured a very youthful left side and steady play at center from the often injured Samson Satele. Barnes was known for piling up flags, as Oakland’s most penalized lineman. This off-season, guard Cooper Carlisle has been brought back and Oakland added free agent Mike Brisiel from the...

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Friday: Raiders snatch-up CB Bartell, OG Brisiel & cut LB Wimbley
Mar16

Friday: Raiders snatch-up CB Bartell, OG Brisiel & cut LB Wimbley

It took awhile, but the Oakland Raiders finally joined the free-agent party and signed two players to their 2012 roster. Cornerback Ronald Bartell, formerly of the St. Louis Rams, inked a one-year $3 million contract. Prior to the 2009 season, the Rams agreed with Bartell on a four-year contract. Selected in the second round (50th overall) in the 2005 draft, his best year was in 2010, when opposing passers targeted Bartell 100 times...

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