By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, September 4th, 2009 at 3:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
A few names to keep in mind as some NFL teams begin whittling away at their rosters (the Raiders are no doubt doing it as well, but usually hold on to all information until the last possible second and beyond):
OLB Bruce Davis_Cut by the Steelers, Davis was a third-round draft pick in 2008 who had more than 25 sacks in his junior and senior years at UCLA. His dad happens to be former Raiders offensive tackle Bruce Davis (1979-87). Al Davis has signed legacies before (Grant Irons, son of Gerald Irons, Kevin Smith, son of Charlie Smith).
C Melvin Fowler_Cut by Arizona, Fowler visited the Raiders around the same time as Charlie Frye and before Samson Satele was acquired by trade from Miami. Chris Morris was the surprise starter against Seattle, Satele is struggling and John Wade has missed considerable time with a stinger.
OT Damion McIntosh_Cut by Kansas City, McIntosh, once-upon-a-time, agreed on a contract with the Raiders. Before it was announced, he took a physical _ and failed. McIntosh signed with Miami, where he passed the physical, and has started 74 games in the last four seasons. He has 111 career starts.
C-G Sean Mahan_Cut by Tampa Bay, the National Football Post reports he will visit the Raiders. Mahan can play center or guard. He had no starts in 15 games with the Bucs last year, but started 16 games for Pittsburgh in 2007. He started Tampa Bay’s first two preseason games before being cut.
The Post Thursday night also reported a possible visit and signing from DL Alfonso Boone.
Guessing they’ll pass on Andrew Walter, cut by the Patriots.