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Update: Ellis to sign with Raiders

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 9:00 am in Oakland Raiders.

Greg Ellis could be the most recent veteran leader to be added to a youthful Raiders roster, according to AOL’s NFL Fanhouse.

UPDATE: The word I’m getting is the Raiders have been working diligently to bring Ellis aboard and it appears likely he’ll be brought aboard this week and be on hand for this week’s OTA.

Ellis is a respected NFL veteran who fits in with the signings of Jeff Garcia and Lorenzo Neal, a veteran who hopefully not only has something left to offer as a pass rusher but as a leader in a unit which could use that type of presence.

It remains to be seen whether Ellis has anything left or is another Greg Spires, who came to the Raiders in similar circumstances last season but failed to make the 53-man roster.

The Raiders have not confirmed this signing. They have their final OTA starting Tuesday, with media availability on Wednesday.

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  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    I thought it was trememdous leadership in that locker room, all things considered, to actually improve after all those early season fiasco’s.

  • priesttj

    Very true KK

  • priesttj

    Dakota, very few peple realize what type of athlete Wilt was. They know about Bo Jackson. But Wilt was an incredibly gifted athlete for a man that large.

  • blackdeath29

    kirk morrison and thomas howard are both on chronicle live tonite.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Wilt was unbelievable. As a Lakers’ fan I always laughed when people compared Shaq to Wilt. They claim Shaq would have killed Wilt. I don’t think so. If they were both 22 years old and Wilt had the same access to the training and lifting equipment Shaq had, Wilt would have dominated him.

    Doesn’t Wilt hold 50 NBA records? Jordan holds, like two, lol. They had to change the rules to make it fair for teams to even compete with Wilt. I think Gretzky might be the only other star that might compare to Wilt as far as records are concerned.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    My dad watched Wilt play with the Globetrotters in the time when he wasn’t eligible for the NBA, lol. That dude did everything! Including an Oscar worthy performance as Bombaata in Conan the Destroyer!

    Kareem’s work in Airplane was much better than Wilt’s in Conan, lol.

  • priesttj

    That’s because what Kareem said was funny as hell. Everyone knew why he said it and it was his first time being open to some people.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    http://2.media.tumblr.com/PjTqUfgs0kqgcwypNJxVAFNVo1_400.jpg

    lol, a picture of Wilt, Arnold and Andre the Giant standing next to each other.

  • M Lonetree

    I would have to say that I agree with KoolKell when he wrote that the Raiders don’t really need a bunch of vets to lead them. The Silver and Black are transitioned to a young load of talent. An occasional veteran player may teach a few tricks and show how things may be in the NFL, but the true leadership on this squad must come from the players already in the house.
    Greg Ellis. As with all the other present cowgirls, zero playoff wins. Could be a help. Could be a hindrance. Nothing to get excited about.

  • Random Drug Tester

    Dakota…..

    Wilt
    Magic
    Russell
    Jordan
    Kareem
    Big O
    Shaq
    West
    Bird

    You’re missing Clyde and Dr. J

  • Random Drug Tester

    should have room for Pistol Pete as well

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Wasn’t Wilt like 1-8 in the NBA finals with a few series ending stinkers? And what type of center never fouled out of a game? One that was more worried about that stupid trivial stat than winning. Definately one of the top 10 of all-time, better than Shaq, but Russell is the greatest, and next is Kareem (who got the better half of Wilt when they played in the finals I believe, when Kareem was still Lew and Wilt was in his prime). My two cents.

    And I think we would all be happy if Trevor Scott turned out to be HALF as good as Haley. That would be roughly 50 career sacks, a couple pro-bowls and Super Bowl rings.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Read the book “Pistol” last year, great read for any Pistol Pete fans.

  • Sweep The Leg

    Random Drug Tester Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Dakota…..

    Wilt
    Magic
    Russell
    Jordan
    Kareem
    Big O
    Shaq
    West
    Bird

    You’re missing Clyde and Dr. J

    —————————–

    And Roger Murdock. Tell your old man to drag Walton up and down the court for 48 minutes!

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Wilt Chamberlein seems to me the Dan Marino of the NBA. Greatest ever stats-wise, but not winning wise.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Are we still talking about Bball?!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    We gave Ellis a 3yr contract, he’d not going to be cut!! The man can still play, and he now we can trade Burgess If we want to. Ellis will teach the young guys a few things.

  • http://atm Raider O

    AL,

    Trade Burgess, Walter, and a 2nd RD pick for V Wilfork. Please!!!!!!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Cam you see it Nation?

    Ellis/ Scott
    Wilfork/ Sands
    TK/ Warren
    Jay/ Matt S/ scott

    TH/ Alston
    Kirk/ Frantz/ Euk
    Brown/ Rookie ?

    Nnamdi/ SR
    CJ/ Miller/ ?

    Mitchell/ Huff
    Eugene/ Branch

    Make it happen Al, trade for V Wilfork!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Can you, sorry.

  • http://atm Raider O

    The Pats need a pass rusher, and a backup QB. They drafted Brace in the 2nd, and we can offer Walter and Burgess. Also a draft pick, 2nd or 3rd.

    Make it happen AL.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Hello!!!

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    O
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    !
    !

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    New post, O

  • Random Drug Tester

    Roger Murdock…lol…that was drag Lanier up and down the court wasn’t it?

  • DKnight007

    Yeah…..yeah….yeah!!!!

    Two good back to back days!

    LAKERS WIN THE TITLE….AGAIN!

    Great team win yesterday lead by the black mamba Kobe Brynat and he gets vindicated and redeemed.

    Sorry haters! lol

    Then the Raiders make a solid pickup by signing a big strong stout, leader at DE like Greg Ellis!

    Great two days Nation!