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Hawkins in, Parker out

The Raiders waived wide receiver Samie Parker and added defensive back Michael Hawkins to the roster, according to the transactions page at Raiders.com.

An Oklahoma product, Hawkins has been with Green Bay (fifth-round draft pick), Cleveland, Minnesota, Dallas and Tampa Bay. He was cut by Dallas on Aug. 17, signed with the Bucs two days later, and then released.

Hawkins played 11 games with Green Bay in 2005 and seven with Cleveland in 2006. He has one career start.

I’ll have a post-practice blog later. The Raiders practice today at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m., their final practice in Napa.

Will have practice updates on my Twitter page.

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  • Brien the General

    Bryant is another long list of nobodies on the Raider d-line. Guy stands out against scrubs mainly and we are pumped lol. 295 lb DT means he is strictly for rushing the passer never stuffing the run. But hey who can be worse than sands/warren

  • Thec07

    For all those that blog, Brien, and Norco Bob are truly two diffrent people. You can see that in the writing styles…..

    Bob will hit your ass with funny one liners and he dont give a F@CK.

    Brian on the other handwill whittle a person down with a pragraph, sometimes two depending on the topic.

  • DKnight007

    How exciting….another freakin DB when more depth strength and depth is needed on the D-Line…

    Unreal…

  • Brien the General

    Wel lefty, we know that for sure saturday afternoon’s game will tell us a lot about the defense. I’m not very excited

  • Thec07

    Gotta jump in traffic take care

    Raiders……..

  • Brien the General

    Thec, they won’t listen at all man lol. Well get in traffic man. You know 24 hours aint enough in a day

  • Brien the General

    DK, we know Al’s specialty is DBs. A damn shame

  • Terrapin

    Warning here:

    Eagles fan told me that Ellis was not as good vs the run. Says Cowboys took him out of run plays. Not sure if this is accurate but you are forewarned. Still, he’s already looking better than Burgess in that regard. Its an improvement either way.

    Lefty12 – I got a good look at one of those runs to Ellis’ end – I think there were 2 very successful? – Coffee would’ve still gotten good yardage b/c the Oline was ahead of the Dline – But Alston f’d up! – Dummy ran right into the pile up! – Had he stayed in his lane Coffee wouldn’t have gained near as many yards – 1/2 the yards – Alston was f’n up a lot! Go back and watch #55

    LBs!

  • AZ Raider

    Terrapin Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Warning here:

    Eagles fan told me that Ellis was not as good vs the run. Says Cowboys took him out of run plays. Not sure if this is accurate but you are forewarned. Still, he’s already looking better than Burgess in that regard. Its an improvement either way.

    Lefty12 – I got a good look at one of those runs to Ellis’ end – I think there were 2 very successful? – Coffee would’ve still gotten good yardage b/c the Oline was ahead of the Dline – But Alston f’d up! – Dummy ran right into the pile up! – Had he stayed in his lane Coffee wouldn’t have gained near as many yards – 1/2 the yards – Alston was f’n up a lot! Go back and watch #55

    LBs!
    ……………………………………………….

    My boy Jorge is a Girls fan. He’s still pissed about us getting Ellis. He said the opposite. Said they took him OUT on PASS plays to give Ware the pass rush.

  • Terrapin

    Is Crabtree really this much of a pre-Madonna or is there something more to his injury that he’s afraid he cannot return to form so this will be his last big check?

    Furthermore, how can this “professional analyst” really expect him to have a huge impact when they don’t even have a damn QB?

  • Brien the General

    Ellis isnt a great run stuffer but is an upgrade from Burgess. He will no doubt be a big help to a current dline that is still garbage vs the run

  • tazZraider

    man, i bet you this nigga Hawkins probably ran a 4.3 or less. There ain’t no way we need cbs.

  • lefty12

    2 years ago we were one of the top 5 rushing teams in the NFL and we won a total of 4(four) games because we couldn’t get into the endzone.in the 1st 3 qtrs. against the whiners,they ran the ball up and down the field and had 3 points-we stopped them in the red zone.i’m not trying to say stopping the run isn’t important,it is very important and we need to improve,but not shutting it down completely can be overcome by stopping it near the goal-line and by scoring points.

  • Brien the General

    Fuk Craptree. The 49ers just wasted a pick like some morons. He wasn’t going to be good anyway. Another overrated WR who never saw a double team. Half of his receptions were from WR screens and we were just suppose to jump at the idea of drafting a slow bastard who got ran down by college linebackers who now sell insurance. Great

  • Brien the General

    Well lefty the real problem with the Raiders is no doubt not scoring touchdowns. Also the fact that the Raiders cant convert a 3rd down consistently or stop anyone on 3rd down. In football that is a complete killer

  • Andrews Mom

    Hello Raider fans.
    I am back just in time for the greatest season ever!!!!
    Did I miss anything?
    I have been newsless for some time. I even missed the draft.

    Go Raiders!!!
    Best season ever!!!

  • lefty12

    so true Brien.let’s hope that changes this year.we need to score TDs instead of kicking FGs and we need to make stops on 3rd down or else this year will be a lot like the last 6.the last 2 games last year we did do those 2 things so there is hope.gotta go,later guys.

  • Terrapin

    Yeah! You missed our HC breaking another coaches JAW!!! LOL!

  • Norco Bob

    brien!

  • Brien the General

    Lefty i can name games where the team drives down the field the first series and gets only a FG or nothing

    Denver
    KC
    Buf
    SD
    NO
    NYJ

    That is how we started off the season man!!! Cant win like that. There is nothing like opening the game with a TD. It does alot for the team

  • Brien the General

    Bob, sup brother?

  • Ryan

    Randy Hanson hasn’t been at the Oakland facility in quite a while…

    … LMN hasn’t posted in quite a while. Hmmmmm.

    But seriously, wouldn’t it be funny if Ya’lls Trippin was Randy Hanson?

  • Andrews Mom

    Cable is the man!!!
    I cannot wait to see him bust Eric Mangina or Bellachek up the side of the head!!

  • Norco Bob

    Brien, yesterday denny green said he doesnt like 2,…and denny knows what hes yappin bout.

  • Brien the General

    Green does! That is why he dogged rich gannon in minnesota and also decided to draft matt leinhart. yep he is sure a reputable source

  • AZ Raider

    davidwhites twitter:

    “Javon Walker catches the ball so well with his hands, never his body. Such a stark difference from the others.”
    ………………………………………………

    You can say you heard it from AZ first!

    HAHA! JAVON WALKER COMBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR!

  • AZ Raider

    Rankin lookin good playing Reggie Bush in practice. David White says, there is no way we can hide him on the practice squad again.

    Fargas, your services have been appreciated, but they are no langer needed. :(

  • Brien the General

    Someone find them arab guys so they can beat the schit outta Walker again

  • AZ Raider

    Brien the General Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Fuk Javon
    ………………………………..

    Ah General,

    You wont be saying that when he’s got 2 on the Chargers ;)

  • Brien the General

    # AZ Raider Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Rankin lookin good playing Reggie Bush in practice. David White says, there is no way we can hide him on the practice squad again.

    Fargas, your services have been appreciated, but they are no langer needed. :(
    *********************************

    Hold on AZ……….according to some on this site you cant get rid of a no talent player who never complains and always plays hard. He won the commitment to excellence award back to back for 9 totals during that span.

  • AZ Raider

    Why wish so much bad shyt on a guy who is obviously the best receiver on the field right now? Especially with Chaz out?

    Dang bro, I thought you were down for some wins?

  • Brien the General

    AZ, you damn right. I’ll be happy to eat crow if that guy comes to play. He did grow the goatee so i guess he wouldnt look like a vulnerable snatch anymore. How dare he still my style?

  • AZ Raider

    Brien the General Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    # AZ Raider Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Rankin lookin good playing Reggie Bush in practice. David White says, there is no way we can hide him on the practice squad again.

    Fargas, your services have been appreciated, but they are no langer needed.
    *********************************

    Hold on AZ……….according to some on this site you cant get rid of a no talent player who never complains and always plays hard. He won the commitment to excellence award back to back for 9 totals during that span.
    ………………………………………………

    Ha,

    Yeah, I got love for Fargas only because he’s a homegrown and a hard worker, but the guy can’t score TD’s and that’s what the games about.

  • Brien the General

    Walker pissed me off last year. I was down for him and saw just crap last year. Apparently he was hurt but so what? I need results with that damn huge contract he signed. If he is ready to be the same wideout he was in 2004 and 2006 i damn sure will take it

  • Brien the General

    Farglass is garbage. The Raiders lack a small scatback to bring another element to the offense. Time to ship Farglass the fuk outta here. Rankin can get 3-5 carries again for a much cheaper price

    But Al wouldnt let Seattle take him. Al felt he woulda have been get played lol. You know he said to himself………..”Haha they thought they can swindle me hahahahaha never for an old AFC west opponent haha”

  • 4evaRaider

    Have a nice evening NATION!!!

  • AZ Raider

    Brien the General Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    Walker pissed me off last year. I was down for him and saw just crap last year. Apparently he was hurt but so what? I need results with that damn huge contract he signed. If he is ready to be the same wideout he was in 2004 and 2006 i damn sure will take it
    …………………………………………….

    I feel you brother. I was upset too, but man… When we picked him up I hyped him up. Then the Vegas thing, and the knee again. He was so fukt up he almost retired… Kinda sad. NOW? Shyt, he sounds like the old Javon talking that crazy talk on the sidelines. He must feel like the old Javon. Notice last year you never heard a peep outta him. I think because he knew he was nowhere near physically ready to produce. I think he’s got it bro. Been saying it ever since I heard the interview about the mystery knee surgery. Then, what jerry and david have been tweeting about how good he looks. I’m ready for a comeback!

  • AZ Raider

    …then again, I’m also known as the “kool-aid pimp” round here.

  • AZ Raider

    Miller is out there making play again in camp. We better find a way to keep him on the roster.

  • AZ Raider

    6 WRs?

    1. Walker
    2. DHB
    3. Murphy
    4. JLH
    5. Schilens
    6. Miller ;)

  • Brien the General

    AZ perhaps. If Walker is truly indeed ready to play it does help but you gotta understand the skepticism

  • Brien the General

    Miller may be prac squad material and if someone gets hurts he gets elevated

  • Norco Bob

    Damn you sure came down hard on ol denny!…he alright…I may attend a Redwoods game.

  • Norco Bob

    Actually yesterday he said great things bout Gannon,..but he really doesnt like 2,…brien 2 will be the part of the team that keeps us losing,..sorry man…Im thinking maybe look at Grad or Frye to start?

  • AZ Raider

    Brien the General Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    AZ perhaps. If Walker is truly indeed ready to play it does help but you gotta understand the skepticism
    …………………………………………….

    Oh yeah bro, I know… I’m just doin my job ;)

  • Norco Bob

    Walker is the best wr we have,..including a healthy Chaz.

  • los raiders de don rober

    Our run d sucks! Al finally signed a DT to compete with the Turd…and of course signed a DB to improve that run D…Corners stop the run and pressure the QB, dont you forget that.

  • AZ Raider

    Ha Norco, that’s the truth… Love me some gotta love ol Denny, he’s cool. I still don’t know who the Bears are or who they thought they were, but Green is cool fasho!

  • AZ Raider

    Norco Bob Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    Walker is the best wr we have,..including a healthy Chaz.
    …………………………………………….

    Maybe Norco… Maybe, if its 2004 Javon yes, but Chaz will be a big time reciever if he can stay healthy an entire season. He’s got the mits for it and the speed to be a Raider.

  • Norco Bob

    Well denny knows more about football that any in this blog, and when he says russell isnt any good, vant make the throws, terrible accuracy,..it means something.