Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports the Oakland Raiders have released four players from their 80-man roster. Veteran tight end Tony Stewart had his contract terminated, while first-year wide receiver Paul Hubbard, fullback Chase Moline and offensive lineman Allen Smith were placed on waivers. Moline and Smith signed with the Raiders as [...]
Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski no longer has an opportunity to wrestle the starting job away from Jason Campbell, but he does have a clear path to the top back-up job, beginning on Saturday night against San Francisco. “Yeah, I feel good. I’m ready to rock and roll,” Gradkowski said, according to Vittorio Tafur of [...]
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable announced that quarterback Charlie Frye will be placed on injured reserve, Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports. Frye underwent surgery on his right wrist on Wednesday and is facing a 4-to-5 month rehabilitation, Cable said. A third-round pick (67th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in 2005, [...]
A mysterious #87 was working with the Oakland Raiders tight ends during this afternoon’s practice. Initially, the Raiders’ public relations staff did not know the identity of #87, but Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports that it’s Eric Butler. An undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State, the 6-2, 255-pound Butler has [...]
Marcus Stevenson, a friend of free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell, claimed responsibility for mixing the codeine drink found in Russell’s bedroom during a raid of Russell’s Mobile, Alabama home. “He was willing to step forward and tell the truth,” Stevenson’s lawyer, Greg Evans, said this morning, according to the Mobile Press-Register. Despite Stevenson’s willingness to [...]
To make room for quarterback Colt Brennan, the Oakland Raiders have “waived/injured” wide receiver Jonathan Holland. Holland was on crutches over the weekend, and was awaiting the results of an MRI on his ankle. A seventh-round pick (254th overall) out of Louisiana Tech in 2007, Holland (6-1, 195) has yet to catch an NFL pass, [...]
SPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Colt Brennan. Terms were not disclosed. A sixth-round pick (186th overall) in 2008 out of Hawaii by the Washington Redskins, Brennan did not appear in a game as a rookie, and spent the 2009 season on injured reserve. In two pre-seasons’ worth [...]
Ok, so the headline is a little misleading, but Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable canceled the team’s meetings last night and took everyone bowling, Jerry McDonald reports. Cable was likely paying off a bet he made with All-Pro cornerback and Los Angeles Lakers fan Nnamdi Asomugha before Game 7 of the NBA Finals, which [...]
SPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the contract signed by Oakland Raiders first-round linebacker Rolando McClain is worth $40 million dollars over five seasons, and includes $23 million in guarantees. $8 million dollars per season for a linebacker who hasn’t played a down in the NFL will surely cause many shrieks and threats to jump out [...]
The Oakland Raiders announced the signing of first-round linebacker Rolando McClain. Length and financial terms of the deal were not announced. The eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, McClain is eligible to sign a six-year contract. McClain (6-3, 249) started 37 of 41 games during his career at the University of Alabama, totaling [...]
Former Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers defensive back Jack Tatum died of a heart attack today, WBNS-10TV reports. Tatum was 61 years old. A two-time All-American linebacker and defensive back at Ohio State University, Tatum was first-round draft choice of the Raiders in 1971. Tatum was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in [...]
The Oakland Raiders announced that they have signed second-round defensive end Lamarr Houston. Financial terms were not disclosed. Houston was a three-year starter at the University of Texas, playing both defensive tackle and defensive end. In 49 career games, Houston totaled 160 tackles, including 41 for a loss and 14 quarterback sacks, with 13 pass [...]
The Oakland Raiders announced the signing of seventh-round safety Stevie Brown.
Free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell plead not guilty to felony drug possession charges in Alabama this morning.