By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 7:48 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Profootballtalk.com is reporting the Raiders, according to a league source, are prepared to sign sixth-round draft pick Brandon Myers.
Heard the same thing myself a couple of hours ago, in fact, was told that agent Nate Haber had posted on a Twitter account it was for four years.
Haven’t seen anything on that Twitter account, however.
Myers was the 202nd player selected _ three picks after of Stryker Sulak, the defensive end/linebacker the Raiders cut Wednesday. PFT reports a $90,000 signing bonus for Myers _ within a few thousand of what Sulak would have received.
Among the most ridiculous arguments for the cutting of Sulak is that the club is short of cash. The 90 to 100 grand in bonus money it would have taken to sign Sulak is couch change compared to what it’s going to take to bring in Darrius Heyward-Bey and Mike Mitchell.
And those two players will almost assuredly be to camp on time.
If the Raiders suddenly can’t bring Heyward-Bey, Mitchell and Matt Shaugnessy to camp _ or abruptly cut any of them _ the cash-flow argument is worth considering.