The Oakland Raiders have signed veteran linebacker Omar Gaither this Wednesday, to replace also LB Travis Goethel who suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Ravens and was placed in the IR. Gaither went through a workout on Tuesday and reached an agreement with the Silver&Black today, in time for his first practice with the team. He will wear number 53. [...]
The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Omar Gaither and placed linebacker Travis Goethel on season-ending injured reserve.
The team announced the move Wednesday to add depth after Goethel tore the ACL in his left knee in last week's loss in Baltimore.
Gaither has played in 77 games with 40 starts over six combined seasons with Philadelphia and Carolina. He spent training...
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November 14, 2012
Raiders linebacker Travis Goethel tore his ACL against Baltimore last Sunday and has been placed on injured reserve.
Goethel was the Raiders primary backup middle linebacker. Now it is uncertain who the team will turn to should Rolando McClain need to be replaced in the lineup. It could mean Aaron Curry stepping into that role or perhaps Philip Wheeler or Miles Burris shifting...
The injury problems continue for the Oakland Raiders. Once again, the Silver&Black came out of a game with a few additions to the medical department. Here are the latest ones following the road loss against the Ravens. Linebacker Travis Goethel suffered a torn ACL early in the game and will have to be placed in the Injured Reserve, putting an [...]
We all know how important field position is in the game of football, the shorter the distance to the goal line the better chance you have of finding the end-zone in most cases. The Raiders were caught with their guard down this past weekend when they had to use Travis Goethel as their long snapper. Goethel filled in because of an injury and he had one hack of a time finding a way...
TThe Oakland Raiders showed the world last night how important a long snapper can be to your team’s successes (or in this case, mind-numbing failures).
After their starting Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Condo left the game with a head injury, back up linebacker Travis Goethel stepped in and tried to fill his shoes … despite not having long snapped since high school. And almost...
If ever there was an incredibly underrated position on the football field, it has to be long-snapper. Throughout the course of a game, we rarely find ourselves wondering something like, “What if the snap is bad?” Unlike quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and cornerbacks, we take the duties of a long-snapper for granted. If your quarterback goes down with an injury, at least...
It's not your fault, man. It's not your fault.I blame Travis Goethel.The Raiders were fighting it out with the Chargers when Jon Condo, their long snapper (who made the Pro Bowl last year), went out with a head injury. The Raiders don't have an officially designated backup long snapper, so backup middle linebacker Travis Goethel was chosen for the task.The ESPN broadcasters...
Travis Goethel #50
College: Arizona St.
Weight: 240 lbs
Arm Length: 32.0″
Hand Size 9.6″
40 Yard Dash: 4.81
3 Cone Drill: 6.93
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.54
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 35″
Broad Jump: 111″
Travis Goethel was selected in the 6th round in the 2010 draft. He was initially thought to be one of those late round steals after making some...
Oakland Raiders cornerback Ronald Bartell isn’t happy with the idea of the NFL forcing players to wear leg pads starting in 2013. He said that he won’t wear them and that he’ll prepare himself to be fined for not complying.
“Personally, I won’t be wearing them,” Bartell said. “So I’d better put some fine money away.”
“It takes away from the speed of the game...