Lee Smith doesn't fit today's tight end mold -- catch first, everything else second.The Raiders knew that when they offered him $3 million per season. Smith is a blocker first, second, and third. He's more sixth lineman than tight end."The fact that he’s not a glamour guy, he’s not really too concerned with his stats," head coach Jack Del Rio told ESPN's Bill Williamson. "He...
The Oakland Raiders made it evident that they wanted to upgrade the tight end position this offseason. The team drafted a tight end in the third-round along with signing one in free agency and attempted to bring in Julius Thomas. Currently, the Raiders have three tight ends who could see a good amount of time on the field this season. As for who the starter is, that remains to...
The Raiders did their homework on Jermaine Gresham before free agency began in March. That interest never materialized in a signing. But it never went away, either, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: Oakland still has about $20 million in cap to burn; they can more than afford Gresham's price tag. Whether or not they'd actually sign him is a different story. Since they...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kyle Orton threw four touchdown passes and the Buffalo Bills forced the New York Jets into six turnovers -- three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick -- in a 43-23 rout Sunday. Orton won for the third time in four games since replacing EJ Manuel as the starting quarterback for the Bills (5-3), tossing TD passes to Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler and...
Via Associated Press
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