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Roster trimming appears underway

The following players were not present as the Raiders ended stretching and special teams work to begin practice:

G Marcus Johnson, C Jonathan Compas, WR Shawn Bayes, WR Will Franklin and DT Joe Cohen.

It’s possible the Raiders gave themselves a day’s headstart to reach 75 players.

Among those who were not suited up were S Rashad Baker (stinger) and CB Nnamdi Asomugha (chip fracture). LB Slade Norris (calf) was not on the field, nor was wide receiver Chaz Schilens (broken foot).

Those who looked to have returned to practice are C John Wade (stinger), out for the first preseason game, and DE Matt Shaughnessy (foot sprain). LB Kirk Morrison is suited up, but his left elbow as heavily wrapped and it remains to be seen how much he’ll practice.

Practice closed to the media following stretching and warmups starting today. Will update later after briefing from Cable and player interviews, if available.

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  • Thec07

    Oaklifer,

    What up Bro??????? reason why i say only 1 Greg Ellis, no one says anything about taking care of yourself during the season. Ellis has been on the team a couple of months. How come Kirk, Justin, or namdi ever said anything?????

    I am still very pissed off by that debacle in NO.
    I kno its presea, but they look like a bunch of quitters.

  • OAKlifer

    shhhhh…..hear that sound SMASHED…lol free time at the library must have run out!!! LOL

  • Gust372

    # Richochet Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 11:44 am

    “I have a feeling the Raiders will be VERY BUSY signing other team offcasts, don’t you?

    Let’s see..you need help at D line, O line, WR, Dback.

    15 new players should do it.”

    LOL.

  • OAKlifer

    lifes good Thec,

    I agree but I dont think Nnamdi is a Vocal type he is the consumate pro who leads by exsample…And im sure Fargas is the first on in line at the party…”i’ve seen him around” but these two dudes are footballers make no mistake and vocal or not Nnamdi has got to assume that leader role WE NEED HIM!!!!!!!

  • Gust372

    # Thec07 Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    “We have 1 football player, and 52 guys that play flag football. Greg Ellis…”

    LOL. Did Ellis say that? Or are you saying that Ellis is the only football player? I agree with you, although I’d have to add Nnamdi, Miller, Garcia and Gradkowski. But that would be funnier than hell if Ellis said that. I thought you were quoting him. We’ve got our Warren Sapp…

  • http://snotmerch.com/ Lynn from Snot

    too much of the turkey bag for some of these Raiders huh

  • Richochet

    OAKlifer Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    glad Baker is still here!!!! hope he stays

    Cj I hope my smashing racko was not misconstrewed as me not wanting this organization to return to glory…I ran down my opinion of the game chated aliitle before my meeting then got back to see troll had taken over so I smashed a little but make no mistake….I for one care about turning this thing around!!!

    ===============
    I’m sorry..but you did what??

    Where, exactly, did that “smashing” take place?

    Last I recall, I suggested a discounted Hooked on Phonics edition for you. After that I saw mumbo jumbo.

    I must have missed the day in school when mumbo jumbo was discussed.
    Apparently that’s the only day you showed up.

    Let me guess? Bus pass expired?

    And now it’s come back to bite you in the ass, hasn’t it?

  • Richochet

    LA to TheBay Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Richochet,

    So I take it in the unlikely event the Raiders are a decent team, will u be snatching at straws or giving credit where credits due?

    The team looks bad. Has for a while.

    Its been bad before, and we’ve brought it out of the cellar. No reason we can’t do it again.

    Hopefully your team will entertain you, as ours should only entertain us, and they can only do so when winning.

    Its getting old being the butt of a joke and having guys like you rubbing it in. But, hey, thats football. If your team was getting being used to mop the floor, I’m sure I’d be laughing at their expense and yours as well.

    Alls fair in love and football, or something corny like that.
    ————–
    You are right.
    It is football.

    Can’t take the heat, grab your purse and go shopping.

    Or at least that seems to be the mantra of the meek, weak, and defenseless that seems to permeate this board…the Oakglens, Az, Beechbitch, etc..

    Nothing like seeing a football fan throw a hissyfit..you know?

  • http://snotmerch.com/ Lynn from Snot

    Romanowski and Bruno your Raider post game host.

  • Richochet

    1. Dakota Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Maybe we should ask the Seahawks to play patty-cake with us instead of tackle football during the 4th preseason game so that we can get back to basics?

    =====================
    Brings to mind the first week of raider camp, where Cable had everyone rolling their eyes as he had players “partially” go through plays, over and over and over, as if the kindergarten class would now remember which exact line to stand in when the bell rings.
    Obviously someone moved the line.
    In that regard, Seahawks might oblige a “walk though” game..where you get “do overs”?
    Where Russell gets to throw the ball, over and over and over, hoping Bey catches one?
    Hey?? Maybe they’ll back off, and let JR just throw to Bey..until he catches one, while they encourage him on the sidelines.
    I think you’re on to something here.

  • Gust372

    Thec, regarding the partying thing, you’re absolutely right. It was a different game back when Stabler and those guys got smashed into the wee hours of the morning on nights before games. Players are in much better shape today, much faster and stronger. And, the game is a lot more mental now. More plays, more complexities to schemes, etc, things you have to memorize. You just can’t be hungover and trying to perform in today’s NFL. The time for partying has been minimized. They still do it, even the best players and the best teams. But not on eves of games. Not anymore.

  • http://snotmerch.com/ Lynn from Snot

    I see the short bus just pulled up on the board.

  • Richochet

    1. LA to TheBay Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Then again, Richochet, you sound like a classic Raider Hater. No respect for the team you hate, because you have no team of your own.
    I’ll get roasted for this, but I respect the Broncos, Chiefs, and Chargers. Toss in the Steelers and Pats as well.
    Doesn’t mean I have to like them. Considering our record against said teams recently, its hard not to respect them.
    =============================

    Then again? THEN AGAIN? Oh geez..another “sharp” raider poster. What? Little light bulb went off after you posted the first “let’s be pals” post?

    I’m not a “classic” Raider hater.

    I’m your worst nightmare..someone who feels it’s in the best interest of you “wannabee” football fans to be enlightened as to how your season is bound to go.
    See..I’m impartial.

    So my word is gospel.

    You will learn that, as others have, albeit in a painful way.

    In time you will learn to appreciate my words of wisdom.

  • bombs4ya

    in perspective …
    the teams that could have their way with us on the schedule…
    the steelers o-line and defense
    the ravens defense
    the new york city giants oline and d-line
    the redskins d-line
    the eagles defense
    the jets run game and their blitzing defense
    the chargers could but i think we’ll be up for both games, they always pound us in the end.
    the bengals will be interesting .
    other than that i think we’ll have some good battles.
    we are just 2 dominating dt’s and a dominating right side of the o-line including center fom being a power in the nfl.
    5 players away baby !

  • OAKlifer

    too much of the turkey bag for Richochet….

    “Oh..lifer? you live in what city? Does that question stump you?”

    Vallejo (pronounced /vəˈleɪoʊ/ or /vəˈleɪhoʊ/ in English; /baˈʎexo/ in the original Spanish) is the largest city in Solano County, California, United States. The population was 116,760 at the 2000 census. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay. Vallejo is named for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.

    LINE THREE WORD TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CITY…I know very hard to understand……

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

    sorry guys Im not sure racko has even ever read a map……..im going to help him out….

    School is in session and I have now dismissed you and you will only be discussed in Third person to real Raider fans by me..

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    Post #54 Oakifer I remember last year Nnamdi getting all pissed off because guys were in the locker room laughing it up after a loss and while he was being interviewed.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    Not only does little Riochoet cut and paste poorly his syntax is awful trying to read what the little guy wrote but his post look like an ink pen puked on my computer screen.

  • lefty12

    everyone screams we need DTs,we need DTs.well we finally get a young one that looks promising so what is the first thing people want to do?move him to DE.i can’t go along with you on that one Priest.

  • LA to TheBay

    I don’t do ‘lets be pals posts, Richochet.’ I just post.

    ‘Then again’ is a great politician answer. You don’t like it, don’t read the post.

    With regards to the partying issue….

    I don’t think its partying, it the lack of commitment.

    Fargas goes out and parties hard, but is arguably the hardest worker and plays the hardest.

    The Raiders used to be weed-smokin, womanizing drunk baddasses who left it all in the parking lot and played like hell on Sunday.

    Now, the Raiders are weed-smokin, womanizing drunk canyasses who do it all in the parking lot (possibly minutes before kickoff the way they played v. NO) and play like sh*t on Sunday.

    Party hard, play hard.

    Theres a different breed of player in today’s league (bigger, faster, better conditioned), but to think that guys on succesful teams don’t party is just naive. They’re young, popular guys with a whole sh*tload of money.

  • OAKlifer

    post 66-6………

    I remember that!! That is the fire he needs the whole D needs….I think if Ellis plays as loud as he speaks and Nnamdi steps up we will have a couple of guys for the rest of the D to look up to!!!!

  • Richochet

    Was a simple request, in English, for where you lived, lifer.
    YOU replying:

    “valley-jo on tha regular and in oregon working over the summer…”

    just comes across as more inane babble from the resident crappola for brains.

    Reason I asked is because it appears you are, actually, dumber than that cotton ball..

    See..YOU POSTED;

    OAKlifer Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 10:27 am

    And even have Sunday ticket for away games….
    ——————–]

    Vallejo is local.
    You get the tv broadcasts, cotton ball.

    YOU DON’T NEED SUNDAY TICKET TO SEE AWAY GAMES, DUMBASS..THEY’RE ALL TELECAST.

    Now, slap a big ole DUH on your forehead, Lifer…and thank me for saving you the cost of Sunday Ticket.

    Another community service announcement from yours truly. :)

    You’re welcome.

  • LA to TheBay

    Lefty12

    I agree. Bryant is needed more where hes at than on the end.

    If they an get Warren to play, maybe.

    Not likely, though.

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, I was in a remote part of Oklahoma for a funeral this weekend. I just now saw Saturday’s disaster. Wow. It looked like 11 guys who can play football and 11 guys who can’t play football for three hours.

    I wanted to feel a lot worse about this season after that. But then I realized that they can fix this quickly if they can just find some OLs, DEs, DTs, LBs, Ss, WRs, and a QB worth a sh!t. Seems like that shouldn’t be too hard to do in two weeks time.

  • LA to TheBay

    For those of you who are out of area, justin.tv is the free way to get all those games.

    Also, when blacked out in the Oakland area (or the Raider game is dumped in favor of a better AFC team by week 3 in the LA area), you may be able to find the CBS broadcast anyway, as someone in the other team’s area is sure to stream it.

  • LA to TheBay

    I’m telling you guys, lets not panic just yet.

    We saw this same group beat the hottest team in the league last year and then a playoff-bound team (albeit on a downward slide) in their own barn.

    They can play.

    Lets panic if they start 0-3 and look real bad doing it.

  • OAKlifer

    has anyone ever knowin anybody so socialy retatarted that needed so much self afirmation that they hang a round a group of people even tho they make fun of him/her at all times…like being a fat girl at school and hanging around the cheerleaders you know they are all talking about you making fun of you but you still try to hang out and make jokes…I knew this blogger one time rack-o-schit and man this dude was sooooo bad even after some of the nice people turned on him he still hung around us spewing just about everything about mothing….sad dude I wonder what he is up to these days man i’m jealous I miss living in grandmas basement free rent and all the dial up I could use when the library kicked me out…..Ahhh those were the days….

  • OAKlifer

    Also, when blacked out in the Oakland area (or the Raider game is dumped in favor of a better AFC team by week 3 in the LA area), you may be able to find the CBS broadcast anyway, as someone in the other team’s area is sure to stream it.

    ******************************
    Man the Ticket is the way to go every game every week no matter what!!! All the games too I love to watch denver and SD lose it brings me joy!!!Last year it was fun to watch a little Miami as well as they “shock and ahhed” everone!!! in area or out of area ticket is the way to go…Exspecialy if you travel on buisness like I do you can unhook and go anywhere!!!!!

  • DKnight007

    They should keep Johnson. The team needs young players to develop and to compete with Carlisle at RG.

  • JT52

    Whats up guys? Lots of different opinions since the blow out saturday

    My two cents is it is all still up in the air as to what we are gonna do this season. Many of you are on one side saying we are gonna be the same and many are on the other still holding out hope.

    Me? I am just playing it by ear and waiting to see whats next.

    By the way I am a huge sooners fan. Does anyone know where to buy Authentic college jerseys? I have found only one place and they dont do customizable ones and only offer three numbers. Any advice helps.

    Thanks

  • Kirk

    Cut Fargas and Sands. Please!

  • OAKlifer

    By the way I am a huge sooners fan. Does anyone know where to buy Authentic college jerseys? I have found only one place and they dont do customizable ones and only offer three numbers. Any advice helps.

    *****
    NFL shop dot com…..

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

    Fuk, when does the NBA season start? Only question the Raiders have for 2009 is where in the top ten will we be picking in next Spring’s draft…

  • DKnight007

    OAKlifer Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Also, when blacked out in the Oakland area (or the Raider game is dumped in favor of a better AFC team by week 3 in the LA area), you may be able to find the CBS broadcast anyway, as someone in the other team’s area is sure to stream it.

    ******************************
    Man the Ticket is the way to go every game every week no matter what!!! All the games too I love to watch denver and SD lose it brings me joy!!!Last year it was fun to watch a little Miami as well as they “shock and ahhed” everone!!! in area or out of area ticket is the way to go…Exspecialy if you travel on buisness like I do you can unhook and go anywhere!!!!!

    ^^^^^^
    The NFL Ticket is the ONLY way to go! Having access to all the games, stay at home or go to friends and BBQ, have some drinks, still get some things done at home. Gamble on the games online, monitor fantasy stats.

    Saves money then going to a freakin bar and dealin with dumbass drunk jackasses…..who can’t hold their liquor! LOL

  • LA to TheBay

    I’m interested to see player reaction this week in practice.

    Hopefully, Cable is implementing Wildcat offense, getting McFadden lined up all over the field, Bush in between the tackles and Russell to Miller, Russell to Myers, Russell to whatever WR steps up all day.

    I agree with SnB that, thus far, DHB is dissapointing. Give the kid the ball. Plain and simple. Test him.

    Drawing double coverage and being a decoy is great, but the best can do that and get 75 – 100 catches a year.

  • lefty12

    now plus the you are posting too fast crap,the site won’t reload.had to log off for a few,log back in to get the site to load.this site is getting more pathetic every day.

  • OAKlifer

    Only question the Raiders have for 2009 is where in the top ten will we be picking in next Spring’s draft…
    *******

    MAYES!!!!! oh when not who sorry Dakota!

  • OAKlifer

    GASOL is SOFT……….

  • OAKlifer

    sorry again Dakota…..

  • OAKlifer

    Raider on Nation gotta run…

    Odem is a punk…..dang my terets is kicking in sorry again Dakota….

    LATER NATION!!!

  • Richochet

    OAKlifer Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Also, when blacked out in the Oakland area (or the Raider game is dumped in favor of a better AFC team by week 3 in the LA area), you may be able to find the CBS broadcast anyway, as someone in the other team’s area is sure to stream it.
    ======================
    In other words, either you’re a LIAR, and you are, in fact, DUMBER THAN COTTON.

    Which is it, cotton ball?

    See..YOU stated ‘I’m such a die hard that I go to games, AND I have Sunday ticket to watch the away games.”

    THE AWAY GAMES ARE SHOWN ON LOCAL TV, fool.

    So, which is it?

    You a liar, or stupid?

    Please..explain TO EVERYONE WHO’S LOCAL THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD WATCH AWAY RAIDER GAMES..and that you needed “Sunday Ticket” lol.

  • LA to TheBay

    Na, the Lake Show is going for a reapeat, then a threepeat.

    Odom is not a punk, hes the business. Gasol has soft hands. Luis Murphy should take notes.

  • OAKlifer

    LA to TheBay,

    Nice to hear from ya!!! I respect LA Im a Portland fan tho and I love to harass Dakota!!!!

    Peace brother!!!

  • Norco Bob

    My dear bud Lifer,..I bought my authentic Bama jersey from their official website…got the Stabler. By the way has the bum of the team Russell been cut yet?

  • Nnamdi21

    You cannot argue with people who do not use compassion, reason or logic. To do so lowers you. Many times they think only of dragging someone down to their level and making them as frustrated, bitter and angry as they are.

    Lifes too short. Time to precious.

  • 860Todd Christensen

    LA to the Bay, Is justin.tv on the puter? It sure would help when I have to work some Sundays? I listen to KSFO on puter at work, it gets me by. Conn, here. TIA

  • Norco Bob

    Nambdi,..you talking about Kell?

  • Norco Bob

    The sunday package still isnt enough to make directv worth having, had it, its pure garbage…worst cable provider.

  • Norco Bob

    Gotta run,..catch you “people” later.

  • Thec07

    Gust372 Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    # Thec07 Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    “We have 1 football player, and 52 guys that play flag football. Greg Ellis…”

    LOL. Did Ellis say that? Or are you saying that Ellis is the only football player? I agree with you, although I’d have to add Nnamdi, Miller, Garcia and Gradkowski. But that would be funnier than hell if Ellis said that. I thought you were quoting him. We’ve got our Warren Sapp…

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==
    No Gust its just me sayin it…..

    We have no heart, and the so called leader is turning out to be a bum hate to say it….

  • 860Todd Christensen

    Norco, I have DISHTV, works good, tons of HD channels