The Oakland Raiders have reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the suspended list and promoted cornerback Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad.
The Raiders released starting cornerback Ron Bartell and backup fullback Owen Schmitt on Monday to make room on the 53-man roster.
McClain had been suspended for two games on Nov. 30 for conduct detrimental to the team after a practice...
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December 10, 2012
The Oakland Raiders have signed offensive lineman Nick Howell and released fullback Tre'Shawn Robinson to make room for the signing. Howell is expected to provide depth during training camp with little chance to make the final roster.
Howell was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 NFL Draft. The 6-5, 300 pound offensive tackle out of USC...
At least Owen Schmitt has landed with another team... That will be good news to our Austrian correspondent from the Future, Mr. Bruzer 9.5, who was a big fan of the Beer Truck...Owen Schmitt was a good fill-in for the legacy of the tragic loss of Herman Weaver... but the Eagles are going against the grain of the traditional lead-blocking fullback in 2012...thus Schmitt was expendable...
The Raiders have signed free agent fullback Owen Schmitt, previously of the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with Gregg Knapp, the Raiders’ offensive coordinator who was the Seahawks offensive coordinator in 2009 when Schmitt played for them. Schmitt, once one of the league’s most promising young fullbacks as a 5th round pick, has seen his promise [...]
Welcome to The Takeaway, where we take away the three key points from the Eagles' bye week.
1. The correction of the NFC East begins in earnest. While the Eagles took a week off to nurse their injuries and master the fine art of not running Owen Schmitt at the goal line, the Redskins went down to Carolina and got absolutely housed by Cam Newton. The Redskins now look very...
Only problem with the fact that Owen Schmitt may have been wide open, the Philadelphia Eagles play call was to run the ball in at the goal line, not pass. Unless the play call was goal line dive, flea flicker to FB, "break!"