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Update: Ellis to sign with 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://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll180/floresrd508/mcfaddenball.jpg SouthTexasRaider

    OAKlifer Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    SouthTexasRaider Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    bobertsIV………………………………………

    ok i give up.
    what did you use to go by…..

    ***********************************

    You remember our boy N@rcoBob……with more O’s and less @ symbols!!!!!!!!!!LOL hungry troll!!!!
    ——————————————————-

    LMAO…..dorco bob….

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

    Don’t worry guys, Al is selling the team to Jerry Buss and he will move it to LA and put Jerry West in charge. They’ll make this a professional organization once again.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bob,

    And surf Dude!!!! I have a 7′ board, and a long Board.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Hey Bobert Ignatowski, I see they let you out a early!
    Congrats! Did Ahnold grant parole to all the addicts or just you?

    How’s the General? When he moves out from under that bridge, please let him use your login at the Alameda County library. I miss the one poster who still claims Oakhole isn’t an Oakhole.

    Well, gotta get movin! That “gettin off work” feeling is kicking in! Wow, I just love that “money in the bank” headrush…

  • OAKlifer

    They’ll make this a professional organization once again.
    *********
    HEY NOW!!!!!!!!!

  • http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll180/floresrd508/mcfaddenball.jpg SouthTexasRaider

    bobertsIV Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    Next time you in SD, hit me up. We will use the Hookah!

    I’m down there to surf in 3 weeks think its the first week in July we will have to hooka- up!!!!!!
    ——————————————————-

    dude…hooka-up…LMAO talk about some korny schit!
    i just threw up.
    and you said….

    bobertsIV Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    I think I’m going to throw up nothin worse than a dakota / texas family reunion hide yer sister’s and all yer cousins heck male er female we do ‘em all!!! yehaw!!!!!! Do any of you guys even know this is a raider blog?

    man bro you can change your name but your stupid online personality will always follow you….

  • http://atm Raider O

    Later Bob.

  • http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll180/floresrd508/mcfaddenball.jpg SouthTexasRaider

    i think ill name you……

    bobbinforbertsIVincher…..LMAO!

  • OAKlifer

    man bro you can change your name but your stupid online personality will always follow you….

    thats the least of dorco’s problems!!LOL

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dakota,

    I don’t want professional, I want AL!

  • http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll180/floresrd508/mcfaddenball.jpg SouthTexasRaider

    im out nation brothers.
    i check back later when there is raider talk and not dates being set up or “hooka-ups” being planned.

    RAIDER FAHQIN NATION BABY!

  • BAG

    BAG=(Big AL’s GOON)

    Ellis is a decent player. 8 sacks is more production than we had last year from any D-line position, hate all you want. However, only because of the philosophy in which has been in effect for several years now, Ellis is too old for this team. D.Burgess is now too old for this team, thus the attempts to trade him. Walker, Warren and a couple other players near or at 30 will be either retained for maybe a 1 year, cut or traded either this year or next. With that said, Ellis will be around depending on how well the 20 somethings do.

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

    lol

  • http://atm Raider O

    If I want professional, I would have been a cowboys fan.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Don’t worry guys, Al is selling the team to Jerry Buss and he will move it to LA and put Jerry West in charge. They’ll make this a professional organization once again.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I see we hope and pray at the same altar Dakota…

  • OAKlifer

    later STR,

    RAIDER ON brother!!!!!!!!1

  • http://atm Raider O

    think about it:

    -Who will sue the NFL after AL?
    -Who will tell the Comm, that he doesn’t need him to move his team?
    -Who will make football interesting? Buss!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Later STR.

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

    Hey Bo,

    If Phil retires (which I seriously doubt) who would you want to see replace him? Rambis? Shaw? Clemons? Jerry Sloan? Pat Riley? lol

    I heard Rambis turned down the Sactown job for the chance to someday coach the Lakers. hmmm

  • priesttj

    Funny how they like what’s being done, yet the one doing it is too old to do it. Ellis should help, I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t.

    SnB, will get angry at this because he’s not a DT when actually it should be further eveidence as to the coaches thinking that the present situation at DT good enough to win with at least. Or that the available talent isn’t capable of improving that position.

    This defense is gearing up to get after the passer something we just haven’t done well lately. Stopping the run is first and foremost to playing defense but you get off the field and win big by getting to the QB.

  • BAG

    BAG=(Big AL’s GOON)

    So if we (Raider Fans) do nothing but take jabs at our own owner for anything and everything can we really blame fans of other teams when they do it? AL Davis and the Raiders are not to the NFL what Jerry Buss and the Lakers are to the NBA. The Lakers are an NBA life line. Without the Lakers being good the NBA suffers greatly. The same doesn’t hold true outside of Raider Nation. Of course we all feel that the NFL isn’t the same without a great Raider team, but that’s about it.

  • priesttj

    BAG, age isn’t the issue, talent is. If he can play he stays, if not he wont.

  • BAG

    Age is the major issue. “If” Ellis was the same player with the same stats, problems and injuries but 26 or 27 he would be a shoe in to not only make the team but to start. Not the case here. Ellis is too old but he was best DE/rusher available and the group we have is not spectacular.

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

    BAG,

    I was just kidding about Buss and the Raiders…although Jerry Buss has won many more titles than Al, Al is working in a much tougher league to win in…in the NBA you just need to find one or two great players and surround them with a solid supporting cast, whereas in the NFL you need to be solid throughout a 53 man roster to win a SB. All those NBA championships are more impressive than Al’s 3 SB wins, but Al has had much more to do with the Raiders winning back in the day than Jerry Buss ever had to do with the Lakers winning. But Buss just did what Al needs to do these days…hired people that know what they are doing to run the franchise and just sit back and enjoy the show.

  • OAKlifer

    well brothers as Bo said it best today!!!!!!

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Well, gotta get movin! That “gettin off work” feeling is kicking in! Wow, I just love that “money in the bank” headrush…

    WORLD HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!!

    later NATION!!!!

    Raider ON!!!!

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

    Too bad Al can’t find a GM that he can teach and then let him go out and cut his teeth during the next few years in order for the franchise to be ready for the eventual time when Al is gone and Mark is in charge…although Al’s hiring ability remains sketchy at best, so may be Mark hiring the GM with the guidance of Madden might be a better situation?

    I don’t know…damn.

  • BAG

    BAG=(Big AL’s GOON)

    Remember Kalimba Edwards the FA pick-up from last year? Well he and everyone’s new favorite toy (for the moment) T.Scott had virtually the same stats (K.Edwards stats were better) except one player turned 29 in December and was cut at the end of the year. Guess who? Age isn’t the issue? Under this new philosophy age is the new major issue.

  • priesttj

    BAG, the talent level of those two players was wide. K Edwards was no where near as skilled as T Scott. It had zero to do with age. Trust me.

    T Scott IMO is as skilled a pass rusher as there was in the draft. How he lasted until the 6th rnd is inexplicable.

  • BAG

    BAG=(Big AL’s GOON)

    Dakota Says:

    I was just kidding about Buss and the Raiders…although Jerry Buss has won many more titles than Al, Al is working in a much tougher league to win in…in the NBA you just need to find one or two great players and surround them with a solid supporting cast, whereas in the NFL you need to be solid throughout a 53 man roster to win a SB. All those NBA championships are more impressive than Al’s 3 SB wins, but Al has had much more to do with the Raiders winning back in the day than Jerry Buss ever had to do with the Lakers winning. But Buss just did what Al needs to do these days…hired people that know what they are doing to run the franchise and just sit back and enjoy the show.
    ——————————————————-

    I totally agree and I’ll take you one further, if you really look at how things are being run such as rebuild not reload, young players versus old veterans, drafting a QB #1, etc., it appears that Big AL has released more control than people think.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Hey Bo,

    If Phil retires (which I seriously doubt) who would you want to see replace him? Rambis? Shaw? Clemons? Jerry Sloan? Pat Riley? lol

    I heard Rambis turned down the Sactown job for the chance to someday coach the Lakers. hmmm

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Cleamons would be good, as they need to stick with the triangle for the remainder of Kobe’s prime. But I think Phil will be back. He loves driving when he has the fastest car…

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

    Trevor Scott had two good games last season. Let’s crown his ass.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    T Scott IMO is as skilled a pass rusher as there was in the draft. How he lasted until the 6th rnd is inexplicable.
    ————————-
    BHP, Really?

  • priesttj

    The best players on this team are too young including Nnamdi. This team IMO is in desparate need of vet leadership, they just don’t know how to win.

    They may learn in time but last year should’ve been a 8 – 10 win year and we won 5 games due to leadership issues.

  • priesttj

    KK REALLY!! when you watch T Scott and the great pass rusher you see the same technigue. Edwards had one move and if he didn’t win he couldn’t counter. This kid Scott has a tremendous array of moves.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Later OAK!

    Later Gents, I’m hungry.

    I know this place called the Golden Bagel in El Cajon. Best healthy food ever!!
    Mmmmmmmmm!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    BHP,KK, and others

    He lasted for 2 reasons:

    1- small school
    2- played TE the first 2 years, not DE.

    Later Gents.

  • BAG

    BAG=(Big AL’s GOON)

    priesttj Says:

    BAG, the talent level of those two players was wide. K Edwards was no where near as skilled as T Scott. It had zero to do with age. Trust me.

    T Scott IMO is as skilled a pass rusher as there was in the draft. How he lasted until the 6th rnd is inexplicable.
    ——————————————————-

    It’s June and I am a die-hard Raider fan so I will not say what T. Scott is not because I HOPE that he becomes an unstoppable beast. However just take alittle peek at K.Edwards stats after 14 games last year and T.Scott after 16 games. Also remember T.Scott was a 6th round pick out of Buffalo. Not exactly a football powerhouse. Age seemed to be a glaring factor. Nevertheless, I hope you are right and T.Scott has a pro-bowl season.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    I don’t know Priest, I don’t think the Raiders need any “Vets” to teach them how to win. I think the youngsters are building their own core. Russell & Dmac will run the house.

  • blackdeath29

    from the de position t.scott has a very good hard inside rush.you don`t see that move from de enough.charles haley was the best at it.scott reminds me of him.

  • priesttj

    Why is it that you people have to act like babies? No one is anointing the kid the greatest ever, I’m simply saying his game is much more skilled than K Edwards.

    But I will say T Scott IMHO is as skilled a pass rusher as we have. However I haven’t seen Ellis up close.

  • priesttj

    Blackdeath29, You took the words out of my mouth Charles and Scott are very similar. Rangy, explosive and very skilled.

  • blackdeath29

    let`s just hope scott can be as good as haley.

  • priesttj

    KK you might be right and I tend to agree, but I’m saying last year we should’ve won more games. A lack of leadership hurt us badly. Nnamdi and others should’ve been able to stem the tide and they weren’t.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Priesttj Says:

    June 15th, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    Why is it that you people have to act like babies? No one is anointing the kid the greatest ever, I’m simply saying his game is much more skilled than K Edwards.
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    Priesttj Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    Blackdeath29, You took the words out of my mouth Charles and Scott are very similar. Rangy, explosive and very skilled.
    ———————-
    I don’t want to be accused of acting like a baby. But, didn’t you just compare T Scott to Charles Haley?

  • priesttj

    Kobe Bryant shoulldn’t have been to finals 2 years in a row. Last year he damn near those guy’sto the final this year he got molre help. But his leadership WON it for them, make no mistake about that.

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

    priesttj,

    I saw your thoughts on Wilt on the last thread. I totally agree. I think the best two athletes of the 20th century (if not all-time) were Bo Jackson and Wilt Chamberlain. They were both FREAKS.

  • priesttj

    There game is similar KK in style and athleticism

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

    If I am drafting an NBA team from all the players that ever played, my big board looks like this:

    Wilt
    Magic
    Russell
    Jordan
    Kareem
    Big O
    Shaq
    West
    Bird

  • priesttj

    “Their games”

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Priesttj Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    KK you might be right and I tend to agree, but I’m saying last year we should’ve won more games. A lack of leadership hurt us badly. Nnamdi and others should’ve been able to stem the tide and they weren’t.
    ———————-
    The problem was the Davis/Kiffin fiasco.

    The DeAngelo Hall fiasco.

    The Mike Bush to Fullback fiasco

    Slamming Justin Fargas up the middle 3 straight times playcalling fiasco.

    The Kwame Harris fiasco.

    The Javon Hall Ronal Curry fiasco.