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Raiders punter Shane Lechler, 36, is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million contract signed in 2009 that made him the highest-paid punter in the NFL, Jerry McDonald of Bayareanewsgroup reports. He's scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.
Coming into the season having had surgery on his nonkicking leg, Lechler has only of late begun to show the form that has made him the NFL's all-time leader in gross punting average.
"The numbers that I've put up this year have been my numbers," Lechler said. "I've still got three games to correct some stuff and get ready to find out what's going to happen after this year."
It didn't go unnoticed by Lechler that undrafted free agent Marquette King, a thunder-footed punter with consistency issues, was kept on injured reserve with a foot injury after a weight-room accident in early September. He'll ostensibly compete for the job in 2013.
"It was frustrating for a little while because this is my job, and it has been mine for 13 years," Lechler said. "I took it a little bit personal early, but after that I was like, 'You know what? I can only worry about so many things around here.' That was one of them I needed to stop worrying about." Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
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There’s a chance the Oakland Raiders could let punter Shane Lechler sign with another this offseason. The reason for this speculation is the fact that fellow punter Marquette king was placed on injured reserve.
Very rarely is a player placed on injured reserve when they were signed to only hold down a spot for a player that was out with an injury (like what King did for Lechler...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is having another injury filled season and every analyst is starting to bring out the bust label again. It started over the 2010 offseason when McFadden had two lackluster seasons in Oakland and McFadden showed them in 2010 he deserves the title of featured back. Then 2011 came in to smack him down again and 2012 has the bust haters coming...
It sounds like the Oakland Raiders will finally give Terrelle Pryor a shot to play. Raiders coach Dennis Allen expects QB Terrelle Pryor to get playing time against the Chiefs. It’s the third straight week the Raiders have claimed they’re going to take a look at their No. 3 quarterback, but he’s yet to play a snap. Now entering a game where they may conceivably compete, Pryor...
Vic Tafur reports that Raiders DT Richard Seymour will become an unrestricted free agent following the conclusion of the 2012 season.
Oakland restructured Seymour’s contract back in March to free up some additional cap space, but by doing so they voided the remaining four years and $30 million still remaining on his deal.
Seymour, 33, has been hampered by a hamstring injury...
Auditions for the 2013 Raiders are underway. Coach Dennis Allen has made it clear that while every effort will be made to win the last three games of the season, there will also be a heavy emphasis in seeing some of the younger players to see how they fit into the club's future. For that matter, the veterans will be watched closely as well. The two most notable veterans...
Two weeks ago, it looked like Rolando McClain’s days as a member of the Oakland Raiders were over. After being held out of two straight practices, many believed that the former 8th overall pick in the 2010 Draft was about to be released. The Silver & Black instead decided to suspend the linebacker due to “conduct detrimental to the team”. [...]
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen mentioned that he expects QB Terrelle Pryor to see some playing time against the Chiefs this weekend, via the Contra Costa Times.
Pryor reportedly has a “set of plays to run” in both of the team’s last two games, but he was never brought into the game.
At this point in the season, the Raiders may as well see what the kid can do, given...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden was able to
practice Monday despite re-injuring his ankle during last Thursday night’s loss
to the Denver Broncos, reports Steve Corkran of Contra Costa Times.
Darren McFadden is practicing today despite reinjuring ankle Thursday night.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) December 10, 2012
There was worry among the Raiders and...
Fantasy Football News - The report out of Oakland, is that running back Darren McFadden practiced in full today. After week 14′s loss to the Broncos, it was reported that DMC had injured his ankle. So his owners, hoping for a resurrection in the playoffs were sweating bullets, but for now it looks like you dodged one.
FFLockerRoom Take - This is good news for DMC owners. Unfortunately...
The Raiders had a hard time getting under the salary cap heading into the 2012 season. One big reason they were able to do so was the restructuring of defensive tackle Richard Seymour’s deal.
When the deal was done in March, it was announced as a five-year extension worth $37.5 Million that saved the team roughly $7 million for the season in cap hits. What wasn’t announced however...
Last week: 32 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.91 (31st)
DVOA: -31.9% (30th)
Weighted DVOA: -31.7% (30th)
The Raiders’ only remaining home game right now is against the Chiefs and their last chance for a win, as they have to go to Carolina and San Diego and I can’t see them winning either of those games. I have them in the 31st spot because I think they lose to the...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Oakland Raiders are expected to lose Defensive Tackle Richard Seymour after this season.Richard Seymour
His contract will be voided at the end of the season, making him an unrestricted free agent. He restructured his contract last March when he turned his $7.5 million fully guaranteed base salary...