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My bold predictions for the Raiders in free agency

When the Oakland Raiders hired general manager Reggie McKenzie, he made his philosophy on how to build a team very clear. He builds through the draft and not through free agency. Through his first three years with the team, we have seen his philosophy in work as he has traded back in drafts to obtain more picks while for the most part signing only bargain basement deals during free...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Notes: Giants, G Mike Brisiel, Brett Smith, & DE/OLB Phillip Hunt

  Giants Giants co-owner John Mara told reporters on Monday that they are not actively looking for an offensive lineman who could replace retired G Chris Snee, per Connor Orr. Mara mentioned that they were given enough time to prepare for Snee’s departure. John Jerry and Brandon Mosley should compete for playing time at guard during training camp. Mike Brisiel Adam Caplan...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders cut Reggie McKenzie’s first big free agent signing (With cap numbers)

The Oakland Raiders have cut offensive guard Mike Brisiel. The writing was on the wall for Brisiel after two bad years in Oakland. Plagued by injuries and a switch from a zone blocking scheme to a power blocking scheme, Brisiel never quite found his way in Oakland. Signed during McKenzie’s first off season with the team, Brisiel was given the longest contract of any free agent...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Release G Mike Brisiel

  The Oakland Raiders announced that they have released veteran G Mike Brisiel on Tuesday. The Raiders have released G Mike Brisiel. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 1, 2014 Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie recently mentioned that Brisiel was going to have to compete for a roster spot, but he ultimately wasn’t even given the opportunity. Free agent acquisition Austin Howard is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders look at bringing back former offensive lineman

The Oakland Raiders continue their assault on the trenches today with the visit of offensive lineman Kevin Boothe. A versatile lineman who played both guard and center, starting every game last season for the New York Giants, Boothe would likely be a favorite to replace Lucas Nix or Mike Brisiel at one of the guard positions. Nix had one of the worst seasons for an offensive lineman...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders RG Brisiel leaves game with knee injury

Raiders right guard Mike Brisiel left Thursday's game against Dallas after injuring his knee on Oakland's first offensive play. Brisiel stayed down for a couple of minutes after the play, though he walked off the field without any help. But the team later said he wouldn't return without providing additional specifics about his injury. The guard also left the game at Houston on...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 12 NFL Power Rankings (#27)

Last week: 29 (+2) Record: 4-6 Week 11 Studs C Stefen Wisniewski LOLB Kevin Burnett Week 11 Duds RT Menelik Watson LT Khalif Barnes RG Mike Brisiel TE Jeron Mastrud LE Jason Hunter RE LaMarr Houston
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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