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Steelers begin contract talks with David DeCastro

The Steelers have begun contract talk with their All-Pro offensive lineman, David DeCastro.  The 26-year-old offensive guard, taken by Pittsburgh with the No. 24 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, in on the fifth-year of his rookie deal. He’s set to make $8 million this season.  DeCastro, per ESPN, is likely to receive a contract worth close to $60 million over five years. Oakland...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Raiders agree in principle to deal with Osemele

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders struck early for their top target in free agency, agreeing in principle to a five-year deal with former Baltimore offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed that the two sides agreed to the deal on Tuesday, the day before free agents can officially sign contracts with new teams. The person spoke on...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders strengthen their O-line with deal for Kelechi Osemele

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a lucrative deal with free-agent offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele, according to multiple reports.Osemele, 26, was a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Raven. He has spent the first four seasons of his career with the Ravens, starting all 16 games as a rookie in 2012.This past season, Osemele started 14 games. He has played...
Via FOX Sports
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kelechi Osemele will sign with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have landed the first major prize of the NFL’s free agency period. According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele has agreed in principle to sign with the Raiders when the market opens on Wednesday. When the market opens tomorrow, Kelechi Osemele will become the newest member of the #Raiders. The two sides have an agreement in principle...
Via The Sports Daily
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders free agency wish list

For the third year in a row the Oakland Raiders are in the top five in cap space to spend for free agency. Some notable pick-ups last season include; Rodney Hudson, Michael Crabtree, and Malcolm Smith. With over $70 million to spend, lets see who some possible targets could be. Kelechi Osemele Kelechi is a premier guard in the NFL. His play has gotten him recognized by the many...
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens guard Osemele worried Achilles injury will linger into regular season

Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele isn't sure he'd be able to play a full game the way his Achilles injury has lingered this training camp.  Osemele, who has been in and out of practice since getting stepped on Aug. 5, is worried that he may not be 100 percent when the regular season begins Sept. 13 against Denver.  "If I had to play a game, it’d be tough," Osemele said via The Baltimore...
Via FOX Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' guard Kelechi Osemele fulfils dream of buying his mom a house

Kelechi Osemele has been waiting for this moment since the day he signed his first NFL contract. In fact, he couldn't wait any longer. Osemele bought his mom, Imedla, a sprawling six-bedroom home in their native Texas to accommodate their large family. The Ravens guard tweeted a picture of the new home on Wednesday with a loving message. Osemele has been waiting for this moment his...
Via FOX Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Baltimore Ravens let Kelechi Osemele walk in 2016?

Two seasons ago, the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive line was a complete mess. Its star player Marshal Yanda, who’s approaching free agency next year, was battling injuries all season long. Kelechi Osemele, a fresh new face that had a brilliant rookie season in 2012, was sidelined with a back injury after seven games. Michael Oher, Gino Gradkowski and A.Q. Shipley all flopped as...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelechi Osemele is the “key” to Ravens’ improved O-Line play…

Maybe the best news of all for the Ravens offense coming out of OTA’s is the 100% recovery of 3rd-year guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele from back surgery. Osemele is a major component in the Ravens offensive scheme because without his superior athleticism on the line (or if he is playing hurt), the running game suffers and Joe Flacco tends to get battered in the pocket. Osemele is...
Via Ravens Football Machine
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens acquire offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah

The Baltimore Ravens have traded a pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah. After the Ravens struggled last season, General Manager Ozzie Newsome has made it a priority to focus on the offensive line. The Ravens re-signed left tackle Eugene Monroe and are hoping for a full recovery from left guard Kelechi Osemele after undergoing...
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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