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The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent tackle Mario Henderson to a one-year contract.
Henderson spent last season with the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League after being released by the Oakland Raiders.
Henderson spent four seasons with the AFC West rival Raiders after being selected in the third round of the 2007 draft. He played in 44 games and started 28 at left tackle.
He is projected to provide depth at both tackle positions.
Also on Friday, restricted free agent guard-tackle Brandyn Dombrowski and exclusive rights free agent long snapper Mike Windt signed their one-year contract tenders.
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Seems like it’s all the rage lately. Taking former basketball players and attempting to convert them into TE’s. Everybody wants to sign the new Antonio Gates, or the new Tony Gonzalez. The Oakland Raiders have decided to take a stab at this trend. Former Cal State Fullerton power forward, Andre Hardy was signed by the [...]
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece and safety Tyvon Branch haven’t been participating in the voluntary offseason workouts.
Both Reece and Branch haven’t signed their tenders, because they’re both looking for the Raiders to lock them up with long-term deals.
The passing of Al Davis signaled the dawn of a new era for Raider Nation. Unfortunately, that new era will begin without a first or second round draft pick. Raider G.M. Reggie McKenzie has expressed interest in drafting an outside linebacker to fill what he believes is the last position on the team without a [...]
Over ten days after the San Diego Chargers tendered an initial offer to free agent offensive tackle Mario Henderson, it is being reported that a deal between the two parties is in place. The Chargers have also reached an agreement with long snapper Mike Windt. Both contracts are one-year deals.
The acquisition of Henderson is expected to solidify the Chargers’ offensive line in...
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Warren Sapp recently filed for bankruptcy and explained his decision was between that or going to jail, so he made the logical choice.
The San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith have made quite a few draft day trades in the past and it looks like this year won’t be any different.
Smith has indicated that he’s ready to make some trades if and when it makes sense to do so.
We’re wide open,” Smith said Thursday. “We have been always since I’ve been here, and we’ve done everything. We’ve gone...
The Raiders announced that they had signed potential TE Andre Hardy, late yesterday.Hardy is very much a developmental prospect, having not played football in college. He did play basketball, for the last two years at Cal State Fullerton, as a power forward.The Raiders will be hoping that Hardy can transition from a basketball background to be a pass catching TE, much like Antonio...
For the past four years or so, the Oakland Raiders have been bombarded with criticism for drafting one of the biggest NFL flops of all time in JaMarcus Russell. Much of the criticism has been thrown at JaMarcus himself — and rightfully so — but the Raiders have faced their fair share of ridicule for the pick. What we tend to forget, however, is that there are a number of other...
Raiders fullback Marcel Reece is not participating in the start of the teams offseason program, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Reece, a key cog in the team and a Pro Bowl alternate, is sitting on an exclusive-rights tender worth $545,000. Many would say he has out-performed that level of compensation. Reece led all fullbacks in receiving yards last season...
The San Diego Chargers re-signed fullback Jacob Hester to a one-year contract, the team announced. Hester visited the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. Hester, 26, has played for the Chargers for four seasons, but San Diego signed former Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain during free agency. Hester is expected to back up McClain and contribute on special teams. Hester has rushed...
San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith has made a draft-day trade in six of his nine years on the job, and he will be ready to make moves two weeks from now, writes Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Were wide open," Smith said. "We have been always since Ive been here, and weve done everything. Weve gone up in the attack. Weve bailed...
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Since the regime handed the keys over to the new GM Reggie McKenzie, the Oakland Raiders have seen a total makeover.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the general manager addressed the team’s gameplan for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.
Expressing his commitment to take things one step at a time, McKenzie mentioned he wasn’t going to...
The San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints have turned to the basketball world to add athletic tight ends in Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, now the Oakland Raiders have followed the trend. The Oakland Raiders announced on Friday that they have signed Oral Roberts and more recently, Cal State Fullerton basketball player, Andre Hardy.
Hardy, 6′ 5″ 250 pounds, has...
Yesterday, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie spoke with the Bay Area media about his basic draft philosophies as we approach the 2012 NFL Draft.
There wasn't anything too amazing in the press conference but there were a couple of points that stood out.
Probably the most important is that he has little to no interest in trading up at the expense of future draft picks, especially high...