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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie granted a quick interview with Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times after Stanford's pro day. You can see a transcript of the interview here.
He addressed a number of different issues in the interview. I encourage you to check it out, it's an interesting read. But we will sum up the conversation as well.
First, McKenzie confirmed that second year player Stefen Wisniewski will indeed be moving to Center. The only reason that wouldn't occur is if they find themselves in a position where they can get another Center that is so good they can't pass him up. That could happen in the draft or if there is an unexpected cut at a later date.
McKenzie also said that newly signed G Mike Brisiel will play RG, the position he manned in Houston. Cooper Carlisle, the Raiders right guard since 2007 was cut and then resigned a short time later. The plan is that he will move to LG at this time with Wiz sliding to Center.
McKenzie also discusse...
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It was reported by various Bay Area sports columnists via Twitter that “Big” John Henderson had announced his retirement. It was also listed on the STATS LLC website, which is owned and operated by the Associated Press. The defensive tackle that was cut by the Oakland Raiders earlier this week has made no such announcement. [...]
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When in public, there should be a rule that Sebastian Janikowski must always be wearing clothes.
The over-sized Oakland Raiders placekicker is barring it all for the world to see in ESPN the Magazine’s 2012 Body Issue. If you are in the small minority of people who can’t wait to see Sebastian in bikini bottoms, then today is your lucky day. Enjoy this horrific video preview...
John Henderson has announced that he is retiring from football and the Oakland Raiders. The once menacing defensive tackle has played his last down in the NFL. He played a total of 10 years with the Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars. He had been cut from the team due to a failed physical back on March [...]
The Oakland Raiders have agreed on a $2 million, one-year contract to bring back right tackle Khalif Barnes.
Barnes' agent, Kenneth Zuckerman, said Wednesday the sides had reached a deal to keep Barnes in Oakland for a fourth season.
After spending most of his first two years with the Raiders as a reserve, Barnes started all 16 games at right tackle last year.
The deal comes...
The Oakland Raiders have signed their 4th cornerback of this offseason, Pat Lee. Also, it has been announced that Khalif Barnes has re-signed with the team. Lee is a former second round pick of the Packers. He was expected to come in and learn the ropes from Al Harris and future hall of famer Charles [...]
GREEN BAY, Wis. After four disappointing seasons in Green Bay, Pat Lee is no longer with the Packers. The 2008 second-round pick signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.
There was no reason for Green Bay to keep Lee around any longer. He was unable to crack the top-four spots on the cornerback depth chart, sitting well below Sam Shields and Jarrett Bush for the nickel and...
To follow up our recent story on Michael Bush going to Chicago, it looks like he won’t find a lot of love in the locker room.
His fellow RB Matt Forte who is trying to work out a long-term deal with the Bears after being franchised just tweeted the following.
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What’s up RaiderNation? I am once again hearing a lot of unhappiness and disagreement out there with what has been happening in the Oakland Raiders first post Al Davis Free Agency. It is important to realize that this is a new time in the Raider organization, and one that is quite different than what we [...]
I understand that ESPN The Magazine‘s The Body Issue looks to highlight the human body at its athletic peak, but I see no reason why Oakland Raiders placekicker Sebastian Janikowski couldn’t have kicked footballs with his shirt on. The kicking leg is impressive, but the rest of it reminded me too much of that scene in Mallrats where Michael Rooker dances out in a towel and shows...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is clearly not happy about the Chicago Bears signing running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 million deal.
Forte has been looking for a lucrative contract extension for the past year and he’s clearly beyond frustration. He decided to let his anger out on Twitter.
Forte tweeted, “There’s only so many times a man that has done everything...
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Chicago Bears have signed free agent running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 million deal.
Bush was looking to land with a team where he could be the lead back, but he likely settled with the Bears because of the money they offered him. I would think the Bears made him the best offer and he couldn’t turn it down.
APNewsNow. The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with running back Michael Bush.
Bush will join Matt Forte, who got a franchise tag from the Bears, in Chicago's backfield.
Bush played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders, gaining 2,642 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and scoring 21 touchdowns. The powerful 245-pound back had his most productive season in 2011, setting...
The Colts continue their offensive line makeover by signing free agent center Samson Satele:
On Wednesday, the Colts signed Samson Satele, who started 74 career games with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. A person with knowledge of the deal says it's a three-year contract worth $10.8 million, with $5 million guaranteed. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity...
As free agency approached the Oakland Raiders were pro-active in restructuring contracts that were having a negative impact on the teams salary cap. Players either restructured, were cut by the team, or in most cases were allowed to test the free agency market. GM Reggie McKenzie made it a priority to settle any “out-of-whack” contracts,
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