Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 54
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Sacramento
    Posts
    2,767
    vCash
    1500

    Raiders roster remodel will be severe....SFGATE.com

    The Raiders parted ways, over the last year, with 26 players who were on the active roster on Week 17 of the 2011 season. And they're just getting started.

    Seventeen Oakland players are unrestricted free agents, and most of those will not be back. And there are experienced players under contract with the team who are confident they will be gone, as well.

    Coach Dennis Allen, who just completed a 4-12 rookie season, said he and general manager Reggie McKenzie have met several times the past few weeks essentially crossing names out, writing them back in pencil, and crossing some more out.

    "We've identified those guys that we're trying to get back and we're in the process," Allen said. "How long that process takes, at the end of the day Reggie will handle that part of it. But we've met a lot (discussing) where we're going as an organization and what we're looking to do. We've got a clear plan of what we're trying to get done."

    Of the 17 free agents (see list), you can pretty much kiss punter Shane Lechler and defensive tackle Richard Seymour goodbye. Lechler made $3.8 million last year and McKenzie kept rookie Marquette King around on injured reserve for a not-raining-money day.

    Seymour missed eight games with a hamstring injury, and probably will sign with a contender for less than the $7.5 million he made last season.

    Among those players McKenzie and Allen would like back are linebacker Philip Wheeler and defensive end Andre Carter. Tight end Brandon Myers and defensive tackle Desmond Bryant both had good seasons and also likely would be welcomed back at the right price.

    Heading up the list of players under contract who will not be back are middle linebacker Rolando McClain. He was suspended for two games for a series of transgressions and will be released when it makes salary-cap sense to do so.

    The Raiders are very close to the projected 2013 salary cap figure of $121 million, and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly ($6.5 million salary) and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey ($7.72 million) could be released to make room. Kelly, who was double-teamed at times with Seymour out, had only 1.5 sacks. Heyward-Bey finished with 41 catches and 606 yards - down from 64 and 975.

    McKenzie made clear that the team needs more leaders, and Allen said that was part of putting a list together.

    "I know we have some guys that are going to be the core of what we want and the type of players we want," Allen said. "I also know we've got some work to do to get more of those types of players."

    Quarterback Carson Palmer appears to be one of those core players because of his $13 million salary next year and the salary-cap implications if they cut him and the lack of a clear alternative.


    Raiders free agents

    Players eligible for unrestricted free agency: T Khalif Barnes, DT Desmond Bryant, G Cooper Carlisle, DE Andre Carter, LB Omar Gaither, S Matt Giordano, RB Mike Goodson, WR Derek Hagan, CB Joselio Hanson, P Shane Lechler, QB Matt Leinart, S Mike Mitchell, TE Brandon Myers, DT Richard Seymour, DE Matt Shaughnessy, CB Shawntae Spencer, LB Philip Wheeler

    Players eligible for restricted free agency: CB Phillip Adams

    Exclusive-rights free agents: LB Kaelin Burnett, WR Duke Calhoun, CB Coye Francies, T Zach Hurd, C/G Alex Parsons, CB Brandian Ross, RB Jeremy Stewart

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,672
    vCash
    1500
    well off of that list of all our free agents id like to see Wheeler , Dez Bryant , Goodson and Myers return.... the rest can go

    I would really like to stop with Khalif Barnes, Carlisle for the love of god,

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Murrieta, Ca
    Posts
    6,023
    vCash
    1500
    i read this earlier...Pretty much if you include our exclusive rights and restricted free agents, half of our active roster are in some sort of free agency this off season. Add to that the five or six potential releases, and we are looking at over a 50% turnover from this years team. Which, considering everything, might be a good thing haha.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Murrieta, Ca
    Posts
    6,023
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiStyle View Post
    well off of that list of all our free agents id like to see Wheeler , Dez Bryant , Goodson and Myers return.... the rest can go

    I would really like to stop with Khalif Barnes, Carlisle for the love of god,
    Im not sure about Goodson. i would like the raiders to bring in veteran with more of a track record...I really want Jeremy Stewart at the number 3 on the depth chart and Taiwan specifically for ST.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Sacramento
    Posts
    542
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiStyle View Post
    well off of that list of all our free agents id like to see Wheeler , Dez Bryant , Goodson and Myers return.... the rest can go

    I would really like to stop with Khalif Barnes, Carlisle for the love of god,
    I hear you. I'm so tired of the Oline sucking, I can't put it into words. Can we draft or sign another good OT?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Still1Ballin's basement
    Posts
    16,154
    vCash
    1500
    Clean House!!!!!
    #FreeCrooner!!!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,672
    vCash
    1500
    all these things in motion im curious to our cap space

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,035
    vCash
    1500
    I think Goody and Hagen should be invited back.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Sanger/Fresno, CA.
    Posts
    1,820
    vCash
    1500
    Time to dispose of the trash...
    "The Greatness Of The Raiders Lies In The Future"-Al Davis

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Sanger/Fresno, CA.
    Posts
    1,820
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by dbacknick View Post
    I think Goody and Hagen should be invited back.
    Yea i agree, i love me some cheap solid depth!
    "The Greatness Of The Raiders Lies In The Future"-Al Davis

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ontario Ca
    Posts
    2,978
    vCash
    1500
    I'd keep wheeler , carter and maybe spencer for some depth ...

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    522
    vCash
    1500
    Slow news day apparently. We've all seen this coming for some time, the blood bath has yet to reach full bore. Good riddance to the overpaid bums and open arms to team leaders and blue collared workers.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Morganton, NC
    Posts
    5,222
    vCash
    1500
    The coaches have basically said Wheeler and Carter are guys they want to bring back. I think Bryant should be a priority as well, I believe. He had 4 sacks in the last 4 games.

    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
    Roush Fenway Racing #17 Ford Fusion

    2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Winner

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, Tx
    Posts
    23,132
    vCash
    950
    Glad to see Palmer is a lock to be back. It would be stupid to cut him.

    The PSD's Official Steve Nash Support Crew, Members: R4L

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Straight out da E 559
    Posts
    2,101
    vCash
    1500
    Who said it was a lock? this is just speculation


    My girl. Don't look at her.

    STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE!

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •