Posted March 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Oakland Raiders have tendered one-year contracts to four potential free agents. The team announced Monday that it tendered deals to restricted free agent defensive lineman Desmond Bryant and three exclusive rights free agents: fullback Marcel Reece, defensive end Mason Brodine and cornerback Bryan McCann. The offers mean the Raiders have the right to match any contract offer to Bryant or receive compensation if he leaves. The three exclusive rights players can negotiate with other teams. Oakland also confirmed it had restructured linebacker Aaron Curry's contract to keep him for this season. Curry was acquired last October from Seattle for a 2012 seventh-round pick and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2013.

Raiders Free Agency Preview: Why Oakland Must Pursue These 11 Players

At 1 p.m. PDT, March 13, 2012 the NFL’s free agency period starts and the Raiders must be under the salary cap. There are a number of player contracts that have not yet restructured or otherwise addressed which will likely have an impact on the salary cap and the Raiders’ free agency plans. Kamerion Wimbley The two sides aren’t talking and extra guarantees are triggered on...

Raiders Formally Announce Release of Boss; Wimbley Sticking Around for a Few Days?

The Raiders announced on Twitter that they have released tight end Kevin Boss of his contract, just hours after his agent said the team informed him he wouldn’t be cut until tomorrow. It’s a weird happening in what is likely to be a strange offseason for the Silver and Black. Last night, Jason LaCanfora of [...]

Oakland Raiders to Part Ways with TE Kevin Boss

As first reported by Jason La Canfora from NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders are expected to release Kevin Boss sometime tomorrow before the 1PM (PST) deadline for teams to be in compliance with the salary cap number of 120.6M. Kevin Boss was signed last season as a free agent when they lost their own starting [...]

Raiders, Kamerion Wimbley still not talking

According to Jerry McDonald of, the Oakland Raiders and linebacker Kamerion Wimbley still aren’t talking. “No outgoing calls and no incoming calls,” said Wimbley’s agent Joe Linta in an email to McDonald. The Raiders still need to get under the cap and Wimbley’s already made it clear that he doesn’t want to take a pay cut. The longer things go on without...

Raiders cut TE Kevin Boss

In a move that had leaked out a week or so ago via sources with the team, the Raiders officially cut TE Kevin Boss today, after only one year with the team. Boss was signed last year as a replacement to departing free agent TE Zach Miller.  His contract was for 4 years, with a maximum of $16 million dollars, which isn't a huge financial burden on the team.  He was due a base...

Aaron Curry restructures deal

Aaron Curry wanted to be an Oakland Raider and the Raiders wanted Curry.  So there was no big surprise when Curry signed a new deal to stay in Oakland next season.  There is no word yet on the specifics of the deal, I’m just happy he got one done.  I’m not the only one who [...]

Oakland Raiders Free Agency: Day 1 in the History Books

PSUBXSMEF3EV Here we are, late evening of the very first day of the 2012 NFL league year for the Oakland Raiders as well as the 31 other teams in the league.  This is also the day that ends 2011 officially, and all the contracts that went with it.  Or to simplify things, the start of [...]

QB Campbell agrees to 1-year deal with Bears

Quarterback Jason Campbell agreed to a one-year contract Tuesday with the Chicago Bears and will back up Jay Cutler. Campbell has spent the past two years in Oakland after playing his first four seasons with Washington and has started 70 of the 71 games he has appeared in. But he was injured midway through last season and the Raiders brought in Carson Palmer. He has completed 1...

Raiders release Kevin Boss

Kevin Boss’s tenure in Oakland sure didn’t last long as new Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie continues to clean house.  Kevin Boss was released by the Raiders after the first year in his four year deal worth 16 million.  Boss accounted for 28 catches for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Raiders.  Those numbers are [...]

Bears sign QB Campbell to one-year deal

The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Jason Campbell to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed for Campbell, who will back up starter Jay Cutler. Campbell was injured midway through last season, prompting the Oakland Raiders to bring in Carson Palmer. Prior to the injury, Campbell completed 100 of 165 passes for 1,170 yards with six touchdowns and four...

Weekly Poll Results: Mario Williams Would Look Good in Silver and Black

This week’s poll question was a fairly simple one.  We asked you (fans of the Oakland Raiders football club) to throw out all the difficult and complicated variables, such as salary cap, or any monetary issues for that matter, and tell us who you would like to see in Silver and Black this coming season. [...]
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