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Jared Veldheer may be making better use of the NFL offseason than anyone else. The Oakland Raiders offensive lineman has been working out with strength coach Mark Ehnis, and whatever they’re doing is definitely working.
Ehnis tweeted a picture Monday of four of his students in the gym. Veldheer stands out immediately because of his hulking size. Just look at him. He’s wider than my refrigerator. He looks like he swallowed Brock Lesnar. Dude already has a set of chest pads on without even wearing any pads.
Part of the reason for his muscular makeover is due to the Raiders switching schemes from zone blocking to power blocking. Veldheer, who is a gigantic 6-foot-8, was listed at 321 pounds last season. His strength coach says he will be reporting to the team at 325 pounds. That’s 325 pounds of solid muscle. Good luck trying to move him out of the way. Not even LaRon Landry and his cartoon muscles have anything on Veldheer.
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It was reported earlier today that Carson Palmer isn’t willing to restructure his contract to help the Oakland Raiders.
If the Raiders decide to keep Palmer, he’ll account for over $15 million against the cap in 2013. If he ends up getting released he’ll account for just over $9 million, but the Raiders will save $6 million per Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.
"As noted Monday, it's possible that we may have seen the last of Carson Palmer in an Oakland Raiders uniform, as it's "highly unlikely" that the QB will take a pay cut, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Raiders now have three options: hang on to Palmer and pay him his $13 million for 2013, trade him or release him (ESPN)."
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Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Oakland Raiders will part ways with DT Tommy Kelly on Wednesday.
La Canfora expects Kelly to draw interest “pretty quickly.”
Releasing Kelly will free up $4.8 million in cap space for the Raiders. He signed a seven-year deal worth $50.125 million back in 2008, but has two years remaining on that contract. Kelly would have made $6...
What’s long been expected finally happened on Wednesday when the Raiders officially parted ways with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly:
The Raiders today have released Tommy Kelly. The club appreciates his service, dedication and toughness.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 27, 2013
The move reportedly clears up around $5 million in cap room, which for the Raiders is the equivalent...
Carson Palmer is the epitome of a dollarnaire, having been so wise with his NFL money, that Palmer will walk away from any situation that he doesn’t feel is prudent to his success.
Palmer who is due $13 million from the Raiders this season was simply asked to take a $3 million pay cut, that still would have ensured a base salary of $10 million.
Most pundits would have expected...
Carson Palmer to the Cardinals isnt a new idea. The possibility that the Raiders might release him to save money was floated early in the offseason. So was the possibility the Cards might pursue him if Kevin Kolb didnt agree to give back a lot of that money Arizona gambled and lost on him.
But following a report that Palmer is unlikely to restructure his contract with Oakland, and...
The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, cutting ties with their longest-tenured position player on the roster.
The move announced Wednesday is just the latest by the team to distance itself from the Al Davis era.
General manager Reggie McKenzie has already released defensive back Michael Huff and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey this offseason. Punter Shane...
With quarterback Carson Palmer “highly unlikely” to accept a
pay cut from the Oakland Raiders – according to Adam Schefter of ESPN – it looks
more likely that the team will elect to part ways with the veteran. If that
happens, the Arizona Cardinals could be one of the teams to express interest in
Palmer, according to Pro Football Talk.
Interesting: now "highly unlikely...
I didn't think the Ravens could land a high-quality veteran safety like Michael Huff for a 3-year $6 million deal, seeing as Huff was due a $4 million signing bonus and a $4 million salary for 2013 from the Oakland Raiders.
But somehow Ozzie pulled it off.
Michael Huff, FS/CB, age 30, 6-1, 208, 6th year out of Texas, drafted in...