Derrick Burgess, the 2006 NFL sack leader, was the only player on the Raiders to be named to the 2007 Pro Bowl roster.
Nnamdi Asomugha, the player arguably having the best season on a reasonably stout Raiders defense, was a notable omission. The cornebacks were Denver’s Champ Bailey and Jacksonville’s Rashean Mathis, with Baltimore’s Chris McAlister in reserve.
Selections were announced on the NFL Network while the Raiders were meeting before practice.
During the open locker room session before practice, defensive tackle Warren Sapp attempted to work his cell phone to find out who had made it, but came up empty. At one point, Sapp said he was calling the commissioner’s office, and barked, “Get me Goodell!”
He came up empty.