O’Neill tells local paper he’ll be a Raider again


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.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • El Dirty

    ok Night Nation, it’s time for a cocktail

  • tazZraider

    el dirty,

    hey bro can you give me your first & last name because yahoo won’t let me send you a message without “human verification”

  • El Dirty


    wow that’s weird, not to comfortable doing that on this site. whats your email and I will send you the invite.

  • tazZraider

    aww shit el dirty is out? anyone on this blog know el dirty’s first & last name cuz stupid ass yahoo ain’t letting me send him a message.

  • tazZraider

    never mind nation,
    el dirty its thizzraider3@yahoo.com. thanks homie.

  • El Dirty’s collecting emails in here like he’s five o. Plus, he just got out of jail. Hmmmmm. J/K, Dirty.

  • El Dirty


    I sent the invite, Check your email and let me know of you received. once you get it, follow the directions then its game on.


    Funny… you game or what? This is hard work.

  • tazZraider

    el dirty,

    got it bro good lookin out.

  • El Dirty


    Cool glad you joined it will be fun.


    The invite and info is there for you hommie. Hope you join. The more the better. 🙂

  • tazZraider

    hey nation,

    who on this blog joined el dirty’s league? yeah i got it el dirty thanks again dogg.

  • Watch what the Raiders do on Run D today. 120 yds or less the Raiders win.

  • Dude

    Its pre season…Who gives a Fukk?

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    Win the war on drugs.

  • Norco Bob Says:
    November 13th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    M,…I will continue to boo the living hell out of russell at home games,..especially in pregame warmups when he can really hear me like he did the game he sat out with a fake injury,..I hate that mother f*cker and want him gone,..mcfadden too.

  • As of Dec. 2008…

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  • 4evaRaider

    Good Morning NATION!!!

  • 4evaRaider

    I must concur…

    priesttj Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    Two rookie WR’s Starting on the same team. Speaks volumns to their work ethic, ability and maturity at such a young age. I’m not sure this has ever happened before. You rarely get two starters out of the same draft as rookies and to have them at the same position. Is remarkable. It’s not because we have no where else to go, because there are some outstanding WR’s available in trade but these two are making it a nonissue.

    I say bravo to DHB and Murphy for commanding the coaches stop and take notice with their performance in practice. To step up like that when Chaz went down is outstanding work. JLH is no slouch neither is Walker contrary to popular belief. When we lost Chaz I thought fr sure we would have to go get another vet to take his place. Well These two stepped up big time.

    A very rare accomplishment.

  • 4evaRaider

    Gawd,I just LOVE this…

    Norco Bob Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    Good evenings dear friends.

  • 4evaRaider

    that is just so fuggin FUNNY Bob

  • Norco Bob

    Dang its too early to get goin for a preseason game.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    I just loved DeAngelo getting burnt by the Patriots. He sucked in coverage and I’m sure the Skins are happy they gave him the signing bonus. LOL

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    I didn’t post too fast. Wow. Mark that down!

  • NoMoreFargas

    If murphy and DHb play well when the season starts than I will be really impressed gotta wait for the season starts before I get too excited I mean after chaz got hurt who was gonna start watkins hollan or miller not likely but more power to them.

    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & F the Dodgers

  • NoMoreFargas

    Ha Ha Stephen Jackson want out of the dubs says he is tired of playing for losers, wow or nelly runs off another player. I’ll take good ol Al over no rings nelly any day.

    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4evaRaider

    well I wish you guys lots of fun 2day and wish I was there.Some day

  • Midwest Fan

    For all the Madden fans out there. What you think of DHB on the game. I already have 20 TD’s with him by week 9. Just throwing over the top.

    I’m excited about our receiving corp this year. Curry and porter are gone. Have some good young and promising WR’s. Now lets just hope they continue to jel with Jmac.

    As far as that Fantasy season, any room left and what time is the draft. How early will DMAC go in it? I’ve been in 2 already and i’ve gotten him in the 5th each time.

  • 4evaRaider

    Midwest Fan…

    I had 2 drop out of this league because it’s draft was almost the same time as another

    JerryMac’skidz2 ID-574390


    they would love 2 have you OAKlifer is da commish

  • Midwest Fan

    What site is that on?

  • Plunketthead = andrews mom

    Morning 4eva
    Hows life treating you?

    Heres a link for FF at NFL.com
    password is bestyearever
    live draft is a week from monday at 1:45PM pacific time


  • 4evaRaider

    or join plunkett-heads too join both…this is my 1st year so I kinda dont know 2 much but Plunket-head or OAKlifer can help you very much =)

  • 4evaRaider

    I mean Plunketthead sorry Plunk

  • Plunketthead = andrews mom

    no worries- 4eva
    My nick will probaly be shortened to plunk or PH for inner office memos.

    Midwest—- dirty has a yahoo FF also and its automated draft.
    Its at yahoo and all you need is
    yahoo league ID# 781986
    password 3rings

  • 4evaRaider

    what do you mean auto draft Plunk???

  • Midwest Fan

    good deal. I’ll work on that.

  • Raiders v NO on NFL chnnl at 1pm Calif time. 2pm MST.

  • 4evaRaider

    4:00 EST

  • tazZraider

    Mornin Nation!!

    who ready to watch tyvon branch blow up reggie bush today?? but why the game got to be so damn early???

  • Midwest Fan

    i’m in. shows that it is a live draft on the 5th.

  • 4evaRaider

    Ok NATION…I’m going 2 go down 2 da lake and drink a few beers B4 da game


  • Anyone know who is announcing the game on NFLTV? I would like to watch the game in Hi-Def, but not if I have to listen to the Saints announcers.

    I get the Raider feed on a local station, but no Hi-Def.

  • As much as I love the HI-Def, how can you watch a preseason Raider game and not get George Atkinson’s non-informational, comic-relief of sideline reporting? The unintentional humor is off the charts.

  • vegas raider Says:
    Anyone know who is announcing the game on NFLTV? I would like to watch the game in Hi-Def, but not if I have to listen to the Saints announcers.

    should be the home team annoucers but I’m not certain.

  • Very slow in here for a gameday.

    Anyone read the USA article where Jamarcus admitted he has crossed over the 300 pound line a few times?

  • You threw racist comments at me Nmamdi, and than never stood up to them, explained them or apologized.

    Until you do, don’t address me.

  • AZ Raider

    vegas raider Says:
    August 29th, 2009 at 9:12 am
    Anyone know who is announcing the game on NFLTV? I would like to watch the game in Hi-Def, but not if I have to listen to the Saints announcers.

    I get the Raider feed on a local station, but no Hi-Def.

    Nothing like sports in HD no matter who is annoucing. Just yell louder than the TV, that’s what I do. Reg def suks a ball.

  • Nnamdi21


    248. YOU need to explain yourself. Exactly what racist comments am I being accused of my dear?

    I’ve been ULTRA nice to you compared to what you deserve you blind man.

  • AZ Raider

    You guts ready to watch this offense get it on today? I got Bush down for 100+ yards today and both DHB and Murph gonna get one too. I’m not worried about putting up points for this one, just tha run D.