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What's the Raiders' first move?
Paul Gutierrez, Comcast SportsNet

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/whats-raiders-first-move

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Possible targets for the Raiders in Free Agency
« Reply #137 on: March 12, 2013, 01:25:21 PM »
Possible targets for Raiders in free agency
Steve Corkran, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_22765897/oakland-raiders-who-silver-and-black-might-target

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USA Today expects only 3 teams to spend less than the Raiders in Free Agency
« Reply #136 on: March 11, 2013, 03:18:49 AM »
Which NFL teams will spend in free agency? We rank them 1-32
USA Today

Which teams are likely to be most active in free agency? We rank them 1-32 based on their needs, historical behavior and resources (each club's available cap space as of Friday)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/03/10/free-agency-spending-power-rankings/1977631/
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Kelly expects release from Raiders
« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2013, 01:04:07 PM »
Kelly expects release from Raiders
Vic Tafur, SF Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/Kelly-expects-release-from-Raiders-4341040.php

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Agents of Free Agents can now legally talk with prospective teams
« Reply #134 on: March 09, 2013, 01:02:31 PM »
Free agent waters can be tested as of last night 9pm Pacific
Jerry McDonald, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_22739986/oakland-raiders-free-agent-waters-can-be-tested

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NFL's new free-agency negotiating window making players, agents more tense
« Reply #133 on: March 08, 2013, 09:12:29 PM »
NFL's new free-agency negotiating window making players, agents more tense
Jason Cole, Yahoo Sports

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--nfl-s-new-free-agency-negotiating-window-making-players--agents-more-tense-200731134.html


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"Legal Tampering" begins tonight at 9pm Pacific....3 days ahead of Free Agency

"Tonight the "legal tampering" period precursor to Free Agency begins. This is when teams and agents can start to negotiate contracts, 3 days ahead of Free Agency. Every single NFL team used to break the tampering rules each year, so the league just went ahead and changed the rules, making it legal to "tamper" in this period. Here is the gist of it..."

Complete Story:
http://www.nfl.com/freeagency/story/09000d5d82787135/article/questions-and-answers-for-2012-free-agency

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/tag/_/name/2013-free-agency-rules


Complete list of all NFL free agents:
http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/42077/309/nfl-free-agent-master-list-13
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Oakland Raiders: Free agent waters can be tested Friday night
« Reply #131 on: March 08, 2013, 01:43:55 PM »
Oakland Raiders: Free agent waters can be tested Friday night
Jerry McDonald, BayAreaNewsGroup

Seventeen Raiders players scheduled for unrestricted free agency will begin to get an idea of their worth on the open market beginning Friday night.

In advance of start of the new NFL year Tuesday, agents can begin contract talks with prospective teams starting at 9 p.m. Friday on the West Coast.


Complete Story:
http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_22739986/oakland-raiders-free-agent-waters-can-be-tested

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Raiders will reportedly try to sign free agent defensive lineman
Steve Corkran, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.contracostatimes.com/raiders/ci_22722443/oakland-raiders-will-reportedly-try-sign-free-agent

Does McKenzie do anything besides besides sign old Green Bay Packers!?!?!

Why are always last to make moves...sitting on our asses....nothing has changed.

Figure out Palmer, DHB and Kelly and let's go!
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Possible comings and goings in Oakland
« Reply #129 on: March 06, 2013, 04:45:18 AM »
Possible comings and goings in Oakland
Bill Williamson, ESPN

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/55545/possible-comings-and-goings-in-oakland

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Raiders will reportedly try to sign free agent defensive lineman
Steve Corkran, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.contracostatimes.com/raiders/ci_22722443/oakland-raiders-will-reportedly-try-sign-free-agent

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Shane Lechler interested in Texans job
« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2013, 10:09:03 AM »
Shane Lechler interested in Texans job
James Arcellana, Silver and Black Pride

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2013/3/5/4066292/oakland-raiders-punter-lechler-interested-in-houston-texans-job

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Brandon Myers doesn't think he'll return to Raiders but hopes he will
« Reply #126 on: March 05, 2013, 10:02:37 AM »
Myers thinks he may wind up elsewhere
Jerry McDonald, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2013/03/04/myers-thinks-he-may-wind-up-elsewhere/


"It looks like I'm leaving the Raiders"
ProfootballTalk.com

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/05/brandon-myers-it-looks-like-im-leaving-raiders/

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Raiders pass on franchise tag - deadline was today
« Reply #124 on: March 04, 2013, 10:55:59 PM »
Raiders have until March 12th to sign any of their 17 free agents
Steve Corkran, BayAreaNewsGroup

The Raiders are $1.5 Million under the cap as of today largely because Brisiel agreed to restructure

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_22715300/oakland-raiders-not-going-franchise-any-their-players

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/raiders-pass-using-franchise-tag
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Might Raiders use franchise tag?
« Reply #123 on: February 20, 2013, 01:58:39 AM »
Might Raiders use franchise tag?
Paul Gutierrez, Comcast SportsNet

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/might-raiders-use-franchise-tag

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AFC West potential free agents
« Reply #122 on: February 17, 2013, 12:49:14 PM »
AFC West potential free agents
Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/15/afc-west-potential-free-agents/

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Richard Seymour's contract is now voided - he's a free agent
« Reply #121 on: February 12, 2013, 10:40:39 AM »
Seymour's contract voiding a mixed bag
Paul Gutierrez, Comcast SportsNet

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/seymours-contract-voiding-mixed-bag

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I always get confused about how the salary cap works, so I did a search for answers. This article is one of the easier to understand. It has an example of a player with a 5-year contract having various bonuses in different years, and explains exactly how much cap hit that player would generate in each year of his contract. It explains the "signing bonus", the "option bonus", the "roster bonus", guaranteed money, pro-rating a bonus, renegotiating a contract, and more.

http://russellstreetreport.com/nfl-salary-cap-faq/
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Raiders sign 3 free agents
« Reply #118 on: January 03, 2013, 08:52:03 PM »
Raiders sign 3 free agents
Steve Corkran, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2013/01/03/raiders-sign-three-free-agents/

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Raiders Sign Six to Reserve/Future Contracts
« Reply #117 on: January 03, 2013, 12:53:11 AM »
Raiders Sign Six to Reserve/Future Contracts
Raiders.com

The Oakland Raiders have signed G Jason Foster, LB Jerrell Harris, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, WR Travionte Session, TE Mickey Shuler and T Jason Slowey to reserve/future contracts.

http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Raiders-Sign-Six-to-ReserveFuture-Contracts/e1adae20-97fc-47f5-95f7-7bf25fb155c1



Raiders sign six to reserve/future contracts
Comcast SportsNet

http://www.csnbayarea.com/raiders/raiders-sign-six-reservefuture-contracts
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Re: NFL FREE AGENCY 2013
« Reply #116 on: December 24, 2012, 07:44:03 AM »
Keep Wheeler, Shaughnessy and Desmond Bryant...the rest can go..........of course I'd like to keep Lechler (let him retire a Raider) as well, but I don't know if he'll like the pay cut.
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Oakland Raiders could have 17 unrestricted free agents in 2013
« Reply #115 on: December 22, 2012, 11:36:07 AM »
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D-lineman/pass rusher Andre Carter tries out for Raiders
« Reply #113 on: August 22, 2012, 04:37:47 PM »
Former Cal, 49ers defensive lineman Andre Carter tries out with Raiders
Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_21367067/former-cal-san-francisco-49ers-lineman-andre-carter

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Re: NFL FREE AGENCY 2012
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2012, 05:38:52 AM »
Man , forget Benson , let him sit on the sidelines @ Green Bay and pick up the League Minimum.

he's on the downward arc of his career anyway.

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Cedric Benson says he turned down Oakland Raiders' offer, signed with Packers
« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2012, 03:19:08 AM »
Cedric Benson says he turned down Oakland Raiders' offer
Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group

http://www.mercurynews.com/raiders/ci_21309532/cedric-benson-says-he-turned-down-oakland-raiders

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Oakland Raiders Reportedly Will Sign Cedric Benson
« Reply #110 on: June 30, 2012, 12:26:30 PM »
Oakland Raiders Reportedly Will Sign Cedric Benson
The Pigskin Report

http://www.thepigskinreport.com/2012/06/oakland-raiders-reportedly-will-sign-cedric-benson/

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Cedric Benson still a possibility for Raiders
« Reply #109 on: June 30, 2012, 12:22:13 PM »
Cedric Benson still a possibility for Raiders
Josh Alper, ProFootballTalk.com

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/29/cedric-benson-still-a-possibility-for-raiders/

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Could the Raiders Tempt TE Chris Cooley from Washington Redskins?
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2012, 10:50:01 PM »
Could the Raiders Tempt TE Chris Cooley from Washington Redskins?
Erik Lambert, sports.gather.com

http://sports.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981427121

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Cedric Benson Joining Oakland Raiders Makes Sense for Both Sides
« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2012, 10:46:04 PM »
Cedric Benson Joining Oakland Raiders Makes Sense for Both Sides
Chris Gamble, Rant Sports

http://www.rantsports.com/redzonetalk/2012/06/26/nfl-rumors-cedric-benson-joining-oakland-raiders-makes-sense-for-both-sides/

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Schefter: Raiders looking at Cedric Benson
« Reply #105 on: June 19, 2012, 09:06:37 PM »
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Time For Raiders To Look Over Brian Banks?
« Reply #104 on: June 18, 2012, 03:15:05 AM »
Time For Raiders To Look Over Brian Banks?
Chris Shellcroft, Just Blog Baby

http://justblogbaby.com/2012/06/17/time-for-raiders-to-look-over-brian-banks/

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NFL Free Agent Rumors: Jeremy Shockey to Oakland Raiders?
« Reply #103 on: June 10, 2012, 08:21:38 AM »
NFL Free Agent Rumors: Jeremy Shockey to Oakland Raiders?
sports.gather.com

http://sports.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981387765

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Raiders Add Free Agent Lineman Nick Howell, Release FB TréShawn Robinson
« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2012, 12:22:13 AM »
Raiders Add Free Agent Lineman Nick Howell, Release FB TréShawn Robinson
Raiders.com

http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Raiders-Add-Howell-Release-Robinson/fb3ee786-60a7-4ef1-b007-efcc6b051942

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Taking a look at Ochocinco’s potential suitors......Raiders one of them?
« Reply #101 on: June 08, 2012, 12:49:29 AM »
Taking a look at Ochocinco’s potential suitors
Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/07/taking-a-look-at-ochocincos-potential-suitors/

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Terrell Owens' interview today on Bay Area radio 95.7 "The Game"
« Reply #100 on: May 21, 2012, 09:18:19 PM »
Terrell Owens' interview today on Bay Area radio 95.7 "The Game"

The Free Agent WR joined Tierney & Davis and talked about dropping Drew Rosenhaus, wanting to change some things in his career, and where he'd like to play next season.

http://podcast.957thegame.com/kbwf5/3481394.mp3

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T.O. still doesn’t realize it’s over
« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2012, 01:00:24 AM »
T.O. still doesn’t realize it’s over
Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/19/t-o-still-doesnt-realize-its-over/

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Unemployed Owens lobbies for Bay Area work
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Re: NFL FREE AGENCY 2012
« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2012, 12:52:02 PM »
For this fan -

T.O. - you're not wanted - you are a locker room CANCER.  Always have been.  I don't care about your production, your high-flying BS or if you've *matured* or not--- go sell it somewhere else.
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Oakland Raiders getting Terrell Owens? Don't count on it
« Reply #96 on: May 16, 2012, 10:08:31 PM »

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Re: Raiders to try out free agent fullback Owen Schmitt
« Reply #95 on: May 16, 2012, 08:03:12 PM »
Raiders to try out free agent fullback Owen Schmitt
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/14/raiders-to-try-out-free-agent-fullback-owen-schmitt/

Kind of stoked about this pick up. He sounds like another Jon Richie, a Raiders kind of player. Some Eagles fans seem to miss him already.

Nike pick-up.  Reece hasn't signed yet so perhaps it will put the pressure on.  Reece is a must-sign though.  I LOVE a bruiser like Schmitt though.  All heart and can knock the crap outta people.  Jon Richie, anyone????

(Sorry about the image with the blow-out loss to the G-men on the bottom...I still hear about that one)



From what I've read, Reece doesn't have much leverage in the whole ordeal. So, unless he doesn't wish to play this season, he'll have to sign one way or another.

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Re: Raiders to try out free agent fullback Owen Schmitt
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2012, 04:33:23 PM »
Raiders to try out free agent fullback Owen Schmitt
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/14/raiders-to-try-out-free-agent-fullback-owen-schmitt/

Kind of stoked about this pick up. He sounds like another Jon Richie, a Raiders kind of player. Some Eagles fans seem to miss him already.

Nike pick-up.  Reece hasn't signed yet so perhaps it will put the pressure on.  Reece is a must-sign though.  I LOVE a bruiser like Schmitt though.  All heart and can knock the crap outta people.  Jon Richie, anyone????

(Sorry about the image with the blow-out loss to the G-men on the bottom...I still hear about that one)

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Re: Raiders to try out free agent fullback Owen Schmitt
« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2012, 06:30:11 PM »
Raiders to try out free agent fullback Owen Schmitt
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/14/raiders-to-try-out-free-agent-fullback-owen-schmitt/

Kind of stoked about this pick up. He sounds like another Jon Richie, a Raiders kind of player. Some Eagles fans seem to miss him already.

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Raiders Sign Seven Free Agents
« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2012, 06:10:18 PM »
Raiders Sign Seven Free Agents
May 14, 2012

• Eddy Carmona - K/P (Harding)
• Wayne Dorsey - DE (Mississippi)
• Kyle Efaw - TE (Boise St)
• Kevin Haslam - T (Rutgers)
• LeQuan Lewis - CB (Arizona St)
• TréShawn Robinson - FB (Idaho)
• Travionte Session - WR (Nevada)


http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Raiders-Sign-Seven-Free-Agents/c78a12cd-3dd7-4515-81a1-5fe4b0054e39
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