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Reece, Spires signed

Wide receiver, Marcel Reece, who earned a Raiders helmet Sunday for his performance in the Raiders’ rookie minicamp, also earned a contract with the club.

Defensive end Greg Spires, who agreed to terms the weekend, also arrived in Alameda for the start of an organized team activity and signed a contract.

With the Raiders at the 80-man limit, cornerback Duane Starks and fullback Matt Hahn, an undrafted free agent from Penn State, were waived.

Starks was signed April 15.

The OTA runs through Thursday, with practice on the final day open to the media, which means the first look at quarterback JaMarcus Russell on the practice field in nearly a year. Russell is expected to be among the “97 to 98” percent of the roster Lane Kiffin expects to be practicing.

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  • Eyepatch

    Why is the 49er fan MR referring to the Raiders with “we”? Howie played past his prime and lost a few games for the Raiders by jumping offsides so much. He was basically forced to retire because of his performance on the field and holds a grudge till this day. Don’t listen to the fortywhiner MR, he has been wrong since he started posting in here and never has any links to back his fact finding missions.

  • Eyepatch

    Anyone remember the reff that called pass interferance on Torin Dorn late in the first half vs Buffalo in the playoffs that kept them in the game? Replay shows the players never touched.

  • CJ Legend34

    Howie Long played one year to long in the end but man he was a great player in his prime. Man that Greg Townsend was not to bad himself.

  • CJ Legend34

    P.S.

    To everyone out their in the Raider Nation you heard it here first. I told you we were going to draft D-Mac. D-Mac and Bush in the backfield at the same time or Fargas and Bush in the backfield running out of the I formation with McFadden playing slot was just to good to be true. I could have never imagined we would get both of the best offensive weapons to come out of the SEC, in the last couple of years, in D-Mac and J-Russ Duce. That’s right, I said it, Jamarcus Russells’s new nickname you heard it here is J-Russ Duce(2)that J-Rock thing from highschool was not getting it.

  • La Milicia Negra

    Oh my GOD this site is getting more pathetic by the hour! you moderators, are you against registration because you are afraid of losing your job?

    the way you delete posts is like shooting birds with cannons… Pathetic! this was the best site… now its not even a top 10 raider site…

    Pathetic!

  • La Milicia Negra

    oh oh 1505 will be deleted within the hour!

  • La Milicia Negra

    Lol that would be 1305 =)

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    LMN
    What was deleted?

  • La Milicia Negra

    xLA

    everything between post 1299 and 1300 was deleted or between 0221 and 0610

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Yep,
    All the politics went bye bye. lol

  • La Milicia Negra

    well I dont know, look at posts before below 1000 and there are plenty of politics, and not anything wise =) but it still there, but I guess its just me that gets censored, as I said Pathetic, and everything I’ve said has been civil

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Censorship is never a good thing.

  • La Milicia Negra

    One of the five people charged in Sean Taylor’s murder has pleaded guilty.
    Defense attorney Michael Hornung confirmed to the Associated Press that defendant Venjah Hunte agreed to a guilty plea and will cooperate with prosecutors. Hunte will be sentenced to 29 years in prison.

    Richard Sharpstein, a lawyer who is serving as the Taylor family’s spokesman, said Taylor’s relatives were satisfied with the plea arrangement.

    “It appears on the surface that he’s gotten a deal,” Sharpstein said, “but he still serves at least 80 percent of the 29 years, which is a long stretch. It’s no slap on the wrist. It’s severe punishment and [Taylor’s father] and other family members were consulted and they approved the prosecutor’s decision.”

  • chill the f out

    LMN: Do you think there are big staffs working on this site 24/7?

    Do you understand that the chain of newspapers that produces this site is the cheapest, most cutthroat company in journalism? Do you think Jerry has an assistant? (Maybe, but prolly not). Do you think there are web developers twiddling their thumbs at ANG because they have so much time to change registration policies? Editors with free time to cafefully cull the responses to blog entries?

    Yes, I see that this is a big hit for the paper, but newspapers are not so nimble in the digital age. Just be grateful that a hardworking reporter is giving you fresh things to comment on almost every day IN THE OFFSEASON.

    You say this is not even in the Top 10 Raider sites — yet here you are! Perhaps if you said: “This is not even in the top 10 of Raider bulletin boards in terms of technology and spam/troll management,” you would have been right. In terms of reporting on the Raiders, this is clearly the best site out there.

    And no, I don’t know Jerry or work at the same company. But I was a daily newspaper reporter and editor for many years.

  • La Milicia Negra

    Well sir!

    how do you explain the posts been deleted? how do you explain any posts being deleted? one thing is the filters so most can’t post urls, but selective deleting cant be a robot job!

    yes I’m here, it’s because i like the guys debating here. Furthermore, I like Jerry Mac’s articles but its pathetic that non commercial or low income sites, can give there visitors registration and this ANG site cant… either no censorship and let the all good and all bad flourish or total censorship…

    but sorry if I hurt your feelings for dissing this site, knowing how good it has been its just sad what it has become…

    and if this falls down to being on my top15 raider site, I still would come by, but it would be my first page as it has been….

  • La Milicia Negra

    correction… can give their visitors, and wouldn’t be my first….

  • 408RAIDER

    Chill the F out

    point taken but chill the f out! =)

  • saintkaufman

    Kobe on his only dunk attempt in game 5:

    “I didn’t know if I was actually going to quite get up high enough to do it,” he said. “I kind of felt like Luke Walton.”

    Priceless!!

    Oh sorry, Go Raiders!

  • Raiderwoj

    LMN,

    so what was in your posts that might have gotten them deleted?

  • La Milicia Negra

    ohh I know most of you don’t care, I just think you all should know…skip it if you like =)

    Later today (most likely) will the winner team of the Danish Soccer Championship for the first time have an american member, furthermore he is the captain and from California!… His name is Danny Califf, he plays for a club called Aab, Aalborg Ballclub.

    Not the best player, but helluva leader…

  • La Milicia Negra

    Raiderwoj…

    this is the sad part, I cant remember!, but I was pretty fond about it =) it was a reply to RN951, thats why i was pissed =)

    I’ll let it go now, It wasn’t about football anyway… but still a clever reply got snatched, and thats sad =)

  • La Milicia Negra

    SaintKaufman…

    thanks to you and wiki I now know who Luke Walton is, I thought at first it was something from ‘The Waltons’

  • Raiderwoj

    Well I’m guessing it had to do with #1263, while I like his predictions, and hope for the same, it’s really hard for any team to go from 4-12 to 13-3.

  • 408RAIDER

    I’m stickink with my 8-8 prediction! Any more wins and Ill be doing backflips of joy. Anything less and I’ll do the drunken stumble!

  • La Milicia Negra

    408…

    yeah I hear you… I want 7-9 and within realism I hope for 8-8… doubt 9-7 but of course would take it

    I fear Bills and Texans more than most, I think them and Browns are doing something interesting…

    btw, there was a San Jose guy here a few days ago, he asked about a raider-bar in San Jose, do you know any?

  • Raiderwoj

    If JR can give us solid play, like protect the ball and minimize turnovers the O will be fine. I think our D has improved personnel wise enough to get rushig yards down to about 120ypg and gofrom 22nd overall to around 15th. Our schedule looks weak enough that if we play solid football we go 9-7, if we play better than expected 11-5. Denver is a huge game week 1, we win we have the confidence to keep winning, we lose we will have alot of trouble in the 15 following games. I just can’t see us losing that game.

  • Raiderwoj

    Best Raider bar in SJ? My buddys garage. Top notch BBQ, loads of ice cold beer, and big bottles of JD, Crown, and Vodka. There is also a punching dummy for when you get frustrated.

  • Lowdown in Beijing

    oh great the moderator is a communist sympathizing boy lover who spends all his time when he’s not here at smallboys.com ….freak…moderate my words but leave all the other lunies on here to swear…fine…I’ll get ya.

    Remember, I’m reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal lowdown.

  • Oldman

    La Milicia,
    This the Oldman from PFT365. I live in San Jo and we used to drink beers at a place on 4th street accross from 4th Street Bowl a couple of years back, but I heard the owner wasn’t doing too well, healthwise. I’ll check it out and let you know.

    Oldman

  • La Milicia Negra

    Hey Oldman!

    great, hope the San Jose guys sees this, we the NATION gotta help eachother, because we know nobody else will =)

    LOL

  • http://raiders.com RaiderTW

    LMN, just to let you know you can’t copy & paste a URL but I’ve had luck typing it out & it getting past the mods.

  • 408RAIDER

    LMN house of pizza downtown but whiner fans show up sometimes! Last time we had a raider niner game it was a brawl in the parking lot. so I dont know if thats his seen

  • Oldman

    Yeah, I was reading a blog on Sportsline.com yesterday and the donky’s were raging until Raider Homies started posting from all over the world. Some dude from England went off. It was so cool I didn’t even post. I’m not the type to kick a dude when he’s already getting his arse kicked.

    Oldman

  • La Milicia Negra

    RaiderTW…

    I know about the urls, the thing is it posted for about an hour then they removed it, later they removed more…

    though Dakota is still able to post urls, thats also a part why i’m pissed, not that dakota can, but that some can others cant

  • La Milicia Negra

    RaiderTW…

    Lowdowns post got removed too, and a reply from a thirdpart to lowdown…

  • Oldman

    408,
    Have you ever partied at 4th ST. Bowl? There was a bar accross the street that was 100% Raiders. But i think the owner passed away a few years back. There’s always Ricky’s in San Leandro.

    Oldman

  • 408RAIDER

    Raiderwoj Says:
    May 15th, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Best Raider bar in SJ? My buddys garage. Top notch BBQ, loads of ice cold beer, and big bottles of JD, Crown, and Vodka. There is also a punching dummy for when you get frustrated.

    Yeah dude my place too!!! LMAO

    We dont have a punching dummy tho!

  • La Milicia Negra

    the NATION is so cool, when I’ve been several times to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, i’ve wore a Raider Cap or a jersey or something, instantly you got a friend you never knew! =)

  • Raiderwoj

    Tell you what, thought we were gonna have to replace him the way last season went, he got abused badly.

  • Dakota

    How sweet, many of you California guys can now get married, at least until the US Supreme Court sets you “straight” again, lol.

  • La Milicia Negra

    I want a punching dummy too, its to expensive in pillows. After the Shell-season I had to buy a new sofa and new fluffy pillows, because they were smashed to small flat post stamps

  • Dakota

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    May 15th, 2008 at 10:40 am
    RaiderTW…

    I know about the urls, the thing is it posted for about an hour then they removed it, later they removed more…

    though Dakota is still able to post urls, thats also a part why i’m pissed, not that dakota can, but that some can others cant
    _______________________________________________________

    They must like me…I am good for their comment count…Job security.

  • 408RAIDER

    Oldman

    Yeah I missed out on the place across the street but have had many a beer at 4th streetbowl. Im from the westside tho!

  • La Milicia Negra

    Dakota…

    LOL, yeah perhaps thats partly why I’m pissed too, both of us are good for their comment count, but I guess I don’t count as much because I’m foreign…. =)

  • Raiderwoj

    LMN

    He’s $400, but it may be worth it in the long run depending on how the season goes.
    http://www.karatesupply.com/Bob-XL-Punching-Bag_p_58-831.html

  • Dakota

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    May 15th, 2008 at 9:15 am
    well I dont know, look at posts before below 1000 and there are plenty of politics, and not anything wise =) but it still there, but I guess its just me that gets censored, as I said Pathetic, and everything I’ve said has been civil
    _______________________________________________________

    They can censor foreigners via the Patriot Act (it supersedes the Federal Blog Act of 1998)…beware LMN, they may send the Gestapo after you next!

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    On espn2 Bryan Pittman, the long snapper of the Texans
    from 1/2 court hiked the ball for a basket.

  • R.A.W.

    cuz, did we get dat guy from green bay yet?

  • La Milicia Negra

    Dakota…

    Muahaha, good one =)

  • La Milicia Negra

    RaiderWoj…

    Great, now I just need to buy a jersey to him =), perhaps I can borrow, My friends patsy jersey =)

    I’m not violent, but I’d alway liked to smack brady around, just once or twice…