Found April 13, 2012 on
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Since the regime handed the keys over to the new GM Reggie McKenzie, the Oakland Raiders have seen a total makeover.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the general manager addressed the team’s gameplan for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.
Expressing his commitment to take things one step at a time, McKenzie mentioned he wasn’t going to sell the farm for one particular player and would stick to taking the best player available, rather than reaching for position needs.
“I do not want to trade future picks—especially high ones,” McKenzie said. ”I’m not going to reach down for a player that plays a certain position.” While he left a jar open to the possibility of moving up in the draft, he also noted, “If I have to give them my first born, it’s not going to happen.”
McKenzie and company had their hands full entering the 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy cap-strapped to the max, and the deck won’t be stacked in their favor for the draft, either. Barri
BEST OF MAXIM
Seems like it’s all the rage lately. Taking former basketball players and attempting to convert them into TE’s. Everybody wants to sign the new Antonio Gates, or the new Tony Gonzalez. The Oakland Raiders have decided to take a stab at this trend. Former Cal State Fullerton power forward, Andre Hardy was signed by the [...]
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece and safety Tyvon Branch haven’t been participating in the voluntary offseason workouts.
Both Reece and Branch haven’t signed their tenders, because they’re both looking for the Raiders to lock them up with long-term deals.
Reggie McKenzie, the Raiders GM, was asked yesterday about whether he sees Terrelle Pryor as a viable possible backup for Carson Palmer as soon as this next season.His response was, "Absolutely. Yep. Hopefully our quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, the staff, can work him starting next week's voluntary minicamp. And see if we can get him rolling. It's going...
The passing of Al Davis signaled the dawn of a new era for Raider Nation. Unfortunately, that new era will begin without a first or second round draft pick. Raider G.M. Reggie McKenzie has expressed interest in drafting an outside linebacker to fill what he believes is the last position on the team without a [...]
PRICE OF FREEDOM
Warren Sapp recently filed for bankruptcy and explained his decision was between that or going to jail, so he made the logical choice.
Reviewing tape for new Raiders CB Shawntae Spencer was an interesting challenge. First, Spencer didn't play much last season. He went into the offseason training camp but was injured very quickly and by the time he healed he was down on the depth chart.So, his 2011 tape was almost worthless, he played so infrequently. I went back to 2010 tape to get a better idea of the...
The Raiders announced that they had signed potential TE Andre Hardy, late yesterday.Hardy is very much a developmental prospect, having not played football in college. He did play basketball, for the last two years at Cal State Fullerton, as a power forward.The Raiders will be hoping that Hardy can transition from a basketball background to be a pass catching TE, much like Antonio...
For the past four years or so, the Oakland Raiders have been bombarded with criticism for drafting one of the biggest NFL flops of all time in JaMarcus Russell. Much of the criticism has been thrown at JaMarcus himself — and rightfully so — but the Raiders have faced their fair share of ridicule for the pick. What we tend to forget, however, is that there are a number of other...
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The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent tackle Mario Henderson to a one-year contract.
Henderson spent last season with the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League after being released by the Oakland Raiders.
Henderson spent four seasons with the AFC West rival Raiders after being selected in the third round of the 2007 draft. He played in 44 games and started 28 at left...
Over ten days after the San Diego Chargers tendered an initial offer to free agent offensive tackle Mario Henderson, it is being reported that a deal between the two parties is in place. The Chargers have also reached an agreement with long snapper Mike Windt. Both contracts are one-year deals.
The acquisition of Henderson is expected to solidify the Chargers’ offensive line in...
The San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints have turned to the basketball world to add athletic tight ends in Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, now the Oakland Raiders have followed the trend. The Oakland Raiders announced on Friday that they have signed Oral Roberts and more recently, Cal State Fullerton basketball player, Andre Hardy.
Hardy, 6′ 5″ 250 pounds, has...