By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 3:47 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Chris O’Neill, the tight end who was asked by Al Davis to move inside to linebacker only to waived before camp began, could be in uniform Saturday against New Orleans.
At least that is what O’Neill, a Boise State product, told his local paper.
No word on who will be cut to make room for O’Neill on the 80-man roster.
O’Neill had a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 16. He concedes his future is likely on the practice squad rather than the 53-man roster.
The Raiders are without Kirk Morrison (elbow), Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder) and possibly rookie Slade Norris (calf) against New Orleans. O’Neill was learning to play middle linebacker, which is where both Morrison and Ekejiuba play. Ricky Brown’s backup in the middle of late has been Sam Williams.