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The Oakland Raiders have added some defensive line depth. The franchise has reached an agreement with free agent defensive lineman Dave Tollefson. Tollefson played last season for the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants as a reserve recording five sacks. Tollefson has been in the league for five seasons, recording 81 tackles and 10 sacks while playing a reserve role for the New York Giants. Tollefson, out of Northwest Missouri State, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round, 253rd overall. Tollefson was drafted by the Packers while current Oakland Raiders general manager, Reggie McKenzie was the director of scouting for the franchise.Tollefson was also a member of the Raiders practice squad in 2007 before joining the Giants. He also spent his childhood in the Bay area. His contract is a reported 2-year deal worth $2.5 million dollars.       Eric Schmidt is the owner/editor of You can follow Eric on Twitter @bucco40 and make sure to...

Raiders Sign Defensive End Dave Tollefson

Going in to the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders had a need for depth at almost every position. The Oakland Raiders got themselves some help. According to Steve Corkan the Raiders have the framework of a contract that will bring Dave Tollefson to the Silver and Black. The specific details of the contract (years, money, [...]

Carson Palmer excited about the west coast offense

According to, Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer told the Contra Costa Times that he’s really excited about running the west coast offense this season. “A lot of things quarterbacks are asked to do in this offense are strengths of mine. There are a lot of naked bootlegs and I’ve always focused on working on that. I did so much of it in college and...

Raiders sign former Giants DE Dave Tollefson

The Oakland Raiders have signed defensive end Dave Tollefson, the latest New York Giants free agent to land in the Bay Area this offseason. The Raiders announced Tollefson's signing Saturday. The 29-year-old had a career-high five sacks last season while playing in a reserve role for the Super Bowl champion Giants. Tollefson was drafted by new Raiders general manager Reggie...

Raiders Bolster Depth On Defensive Line, Sign Dave Tollefson

Photo Via The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract with veteran defensive end Dave Tollefson.  The deal is worth $2.5 million, per Andrew Brandt. A source familiar with the negotiations reports the contract could be worth up to $3 million. We reported earlier in the middle of the week that he had met with the team and was awaiting an offer.  Tollefson...

Raiders pick up Dave Tollefson

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, free agent defensive end Dave Tollefson has agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders. The 29 year-old Tollefson is from Walnut Creek, CA–so in essence he’s going back home. Tollefson was on the Raiders practice squad in 2007, he was then released and picked up by the Giants and ended up winning his first Super Bowl with them...

Dave Tollefson will sign with the Raiders

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, free agent defensive end Dave Tollefson has agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders.  His contract will be a 2-year, $2.5 million deal. The 29 year-old Tollefson is from Walnut Creek, CA–so in essence he’s going back home. Tollefson was on the Raiders practice squad in 2007, he was then released and picked up by the Giants...

Raiders' McKenzie isn't concerned about Palmer deal

New Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie isn't outwardly concerned with the overall cost of acquiring quarterback Carson Palmer. "You can beat that doggone story 'til it's worn out," McKenzie told Sports Illustrated's Peter King. "But I know this: We've got a quarterback we think can win the division and take us to the playoffs. Losing...

Report: DE Tollefson agrees to deal with Raiders

Defensive end Dave Tollefson has agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk reported citing a source. The contract was worth $2.5 million, ESPN's Andrew Brandt reported. Tollefson was down on the New York Giants' depth chart, given that Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul all see considerable action. Tollefson has...

A new day in Oakland: Can the Raiders escape Al Davis’s shadow in 2012?

Sure, life is ever-changing. But for the Oakland Raiders, everything this off-season has had it’s own sense of oddity. From the abnormal, non-splashy free agency, to the changing of coaches to the approaches of the draft, the Raiders are working against their history…and to that end, the team may be stronger for it. Probably the biggest difference that the Raider Nation would...

Reggie McKenzie not upset over Carson Palmer trade

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told Peter King of that he was never upset about the fact that he was walking into arguably the worst cap situation in the NFL as well as only have a few draft picks this season, none of which are in the early portion of the draft because of the Carson Palmer trade. “Never thought, ‘Woe is me,’ ” McKenzie told King...

Source: Dave Tollefson to Raiders on two-year deal

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