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The Oakland Raiders are thin at a lot of positions on defense, but only the corner back position is thinner than the line backing unit. The Raiders began addressing their lack of depth with the signing of Kaluka Maiava earlier today, and now they are set to host Dan Connor.
Connor was cut by the Dallas Cowboys after refusing to take a pay cut earlier this off season. Connor started 8 games last season after injuries forced him into the starting role. After not playing as well as the Cowboys would have liked, they asked him to take a pay cut a year after signing him to a two year contract.
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The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Marcus Spears today. He broke the news on his own Twitter account.
Fans of Dallas thank u all so much for 8 yrs the good and bad times ill be moving on!! The support has been tremendous! From my family thx U
— marcus spears (@mspear96) March 13, 2013
Spears has spent his entire nine-year career with the Cowboys. He recorded 29 tackles...
DALLAS -- The NFL is changing its rules to prevent ball-carriers from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet. It's an attempt to make the game safer but the league's all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, thinks the NFL should have its own head examined.
"If I'm a running back and I'm running into a linebacker, you're telling me I have to keep...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports on Twitter, inside linebacker Dan Connor, who was released Monday by the Dallas Cowboys, will likely visit the Pittsburgh Steelers sometime this week. La Canfora also is reported that Steelers linebacker Larry Foote, an unrestricted free agent in a matter of hours, is being pursued heavily by the Arizona Cardinals.
Connor, a Penn State...
It’s a somber day Raider Nation, as we say goodbye to Desmond Bryant and Philip Wheeler. They were the Raiders top free agents we had to sign, but lost them to teams who were willing to outbid us in the end. It’s painful to watch these events transpire, and to have the very hope you had for next season dashed in an instant. However these moves and losses had to be made for the...
Just one day after losing three key members of the defense (Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Michael Huff), the Raiders began plugging some holes. Per the team’s website, they signed Jason Hunter, Kaluka Maiava, and Pat Sims to contracts. All three are defensive veterans.
Hunter is a defensive end who last played for the Broncos, but missed 2012 with a triceps injury. However...
The New York Jets have added veteran running back Mike Goodson to their team. Goodson signed a three-year deal worth $6.9 million on Friday. The move provides the Jets with a viable and low cost option at running back.
While Goodson has shown flashes of being good he has been buried on depth charts for years.
In Carolina he was behind the duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart...
The Oakland Raiders have announced that they have released WR Darrius Heyward Bey, S Michael Huff and DE Dave Tollefson.
The also announced the signing of DB Phillip Adams, who will receive a one-year contract.
#Raiders DT Desmond Bryant is going to sign with Cleveland. Best DT on the market.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013
The best DT on the market, he is. He would've been great paired with Vince Wilfork, but alas the interest in him was too high. That's usually a trademark sign that the Patriots won't be picking him up.
Desmond Bryant's deal with Cleveland...
The Pittsburgh Steelers missed out on free agent linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Moise Fokou as both players signed contracts with other teams on Wednesday. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports now reports via Twitter Wednesday night that Dallas Cowboys free agent linebacker Victor Butler is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Butler, an outside linebacker, has played in 63...
Derek Dooley was fired as the Tennessee football coach in November and last month accepted a position as the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys. As a result, Dooley doesn’t have much need for his $2.9 million mansion in Knoxville, no matter how luxurious it is.
The brick mansion is 8,818 square feet, including five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. To get away from the stress...
Everybody, let’s welcome the Oakland Raiders to 2013 free agency.
The team that had a relatively quiet first day of free agency, save for two notable releases, on Tuesday made their first three unrestricted free agent signings of the offseason, coming to terms with three on defense—linebacker Kaluka Maiava, defensive tackle Pat Sims and defensive end Jason Hunter.
Over the years of the NFL Draft there have been some horrible players drafted after having stellar college careers. Players like Tim Couch, Ryan Leaf, and Giovanni Carmazzi. These players are just a few that performed good enough in college earn a draft pick only to fall flat after they were drafted.While they are players that pull the wool over teams eyes in college, at the Combine...