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Raiders signed Lee Smith for pancake blocks, not pass-catching

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...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders position preview: Tight Ends

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...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders showing interest in tight end Jermaine Gresham

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...
Via FOX Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Smith, Michael Vick combine for 6 turnovers as Bills roll, 43-23

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
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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