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Familiar faces among cuts

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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.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Terrapin

    DT Adam Carriker cut …was penciled in as starter …will miss season due to surgery …injury prone …but hey, so was Burgess before we picked him from Philly.

  • Terrapin

    Scratch that …Adam is not cut ..just out for the year.

  • No More Infield or Trolls

    This is what gets me about trolls like little ricky (dude was seiously hitting the crack pipe last night by the looks of it) who seems to enjoy rubbing our noses in the fact that we haven’t done too well in recent years and that our owner is a little out there. But fans are fans no matter what.
    Why do the niners continue to sell out even though it’s been a long time since they have even sniffed the playoffs since what, 1998? Same reason – fans are fans no matter what. It’s like the trolls suddenly expect us all to say, “Gosh, maybe the trolls are right. I guess I shouldn’t be a fan anymore.” The childishness of the whole troll thing makes me laugh heartily.

  • This is bad!
    We are all waiting for the cuts to improve our Run D.
    We know our Run D is so sorry that we can improve it with players that were cut from better teams.

    I hate this, but we need help on the Dline and MLB. Al will not trade for help, so here we go CUTS!!!!

    Good morning Nation.

  • Florida Pete

    to be honest… i don’t believe i have ever been this discouraged going into a season…

    maybe it was because i spent so much time between the end of last season and the draft hoping for a draft that addressed the needs as i saw them…

    it is clear that my philosophy and Mr Davis’ doesn’t mesh well…

    what is clear is that the positions that i identified in my mock draft have been the biggest disappointments so far in this off-season…

    DT, DE, MLB, C, OG, RT…

    and honestly… there are no number of skill players that will compensate for the lack of quality big uglies in the trenches…

    i haven’t given up on this season…

    but it ain’t looking good from where i sit…

  • Midwest Fan

    Harrison was cut by Pit and Bal before signing back with pit. Cut players aren’t necessarily scrubs. Take the Giants They might have to cut a Dline man whose pretty good just for the fact their stacked.

  • Raider-DEE

    I can imagine Cutting Nick Miller and then facing him against the BRONCOS. How STUPID that would be!!!

    Keep the little guy……Cut Watkins and Holland

  • Giants are stacked at D line and no coincidence that they won a Super Bowl a couple of years ago. (note to Al Davis draft DL not WR DB)

    Pitt, Baltimore Washington and Miami will be teams we will look at cuts closely, I am guessing to pick up an extra LB and DT.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Florida Pete,

    I was disappointed as well with the draft. The positions that were left without an answer are significant positions.

    The receiving corps needed some infustion and I like this DHB kid and his attitude. But that’s a pick for a team that is on the cusp of greatness….not a team that is still in the depths of rebuilding. The guy on Sirius Radio said that if you can run the ball and stop the run….you can win games in this league…especially in November, December and January.

    The Raiders have holes on the O-Line (run game), a suspect D-Line and Linebacking corps (stop run game)

    But Davis is clearly a skill position guy so it is what it is. When its all said and done…Davis is trying to build an Indy Colts type of model WITHOUT THE TALENT AT O-LINE. Colts defense is suspect as well.

    I am not going to get worked up about the defense this year. I am going to take the Priest/Oakglenn/HayesDayz model and just cheer them on and hope for the best.

    The offense is the group I will be most interested in watching come game day!

  • R Curry was cut by the Rams.

  • Plunketthead

    I need some FF players.
    Lots of spots open. If they are not filled by tomorrow afternoon the league will be canceled.

    NFL.com
    league name = scarys raiders
    password = bestyearever

    draft is monday 1:45 pacific.
    If you cant make the draft, it isnt that big a deal.
    I have won and had great teams even when I missed the draft in years past.

  • Teams that have good Dlines IMO & LBs:
    Giants
    Steelers
    Ravens
    Vikings
    Titans
    Dolphins

  • “This Team Has No Heart”
    ——————-
    Why not? Every year, Why?

    Because everything about the Raiders goes on in the Executive Suite. Not the Locker room.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Midwest Fan Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Harrison was cut by Pit and Bal before signing back with pit. Cut players aren’t necessarily scrubs. Take the Giants They might have to cut a Dline man whose pretty good just for the fact their stacked.
    =======================================================
    The difference is we are talking about finding a cut player to start! Not for depth. To start! That’s not a healthy strategy. The team neglected a couple of key positions and not we have to hope that existing talent “plays better”.

    My problem is that the defense just doesn’t appear to play physical enough and seems to get overpowered by physical teams. The front 4 doesn’t get pressure and the linebackers are really big safeties focused on pass coverage.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Raider O Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 9:39 am
    R Curry was cut by the Rams.
    ======================================================
    Raider O,

    Someone tell those Russell haters that this guy, cut by the 2nd worst team in the league, was our starter last year! Also, Raider O, tell the haters that his other receivers were Ashley Lelie, (trying out as a fringe player for the 3rd worst team in the league) and Javon Walker (who was injured all year.

    Raider O, also ask the haters where Kwame Harris is playing these days!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Raider-DEE Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 9:35 am
    I can imagine Cutting Nick Miller and then facing him against the BRONCOS. How STUPID that would be!!!

    Keep the little guy……Cut Watkins and Holland
    =======================================================
    Nick Miller has explosiveness. Keep him.

    Watkins and Holland are just guys. Been around for a couple of years and can’t see the field.

    Miller might develop into something

  • jhill

    I am not going to get worked up about the defense this year. I am going to take the Priest/Oakglenn/HayesDayz model and just cheer them on and hope for the best.

    ——————————————————

    That is hilarious!

  • jhill

    So, not much to see from the preaseason finale…although I did catch Priest claiming he’d take Rankin over McFadden.

    ——————————————————

    Did he really say that Dakota? LMFAO!

    Well we surely have something to talk about the next time he’s in here.

  • The Raiders fan base deserves to be ridiculed. Some of the things that supposed “fans” say here kill me.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    JHill,

    Wasn’t meant to be funny….but its true. Look, Warren is a streaky player. If he can be consistent then maybe we get good play from him. Tommy Kelly is another year removed from knee surgery….Kirk Morrison had over 100 tackles…and Thomas Howard is the fastest linebacker in the league.

    We really need Ricky Brown and someone at RDE to step up their games.

    So let’s just watch and see what happens….

  • SnB,

    Don’t Bother!
    When people say they want Tebow, start Garcia, and Call him a bust after a good 1st season is an indication of how ignorant they are.

    JR is the Future! Get him an Oline!
    Get some help on Dline & MLB!

  • Then there are the people that claim they have been a “fan” of the Raiders since before any of us were born yet they seem to take endless glee and joy from the negativity that surrounds this team.

    They put the MORON in oxymoron.

  • # Richochet Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Besides, the value of the franchise does NOT include a stadium, nitwit.
    ========================================================

    Of course the value of a team includes the stadium they play in whether they own it or not. You would have to be a feeble minded idiot to not, oh right, we’re talking rack-o-shit here. I forgot. No one cares what you think rack-o-shit turd. Oh, and how bout dat Michael Craptree??

  • LMAO at Oakglenn

  • Crabtree WILL NOT PLAY in 2009

    lmao

  • Al,

    Draft Dline, Oline, and LBs ONLY next draft.

    NO CBs
    NO WRs
    NO Ss
    NO RBs

    Just Dline, Oline, and LBs only!!!!!

  • Plunketthead

    KK……

    Why dont you join the FF? I need some more players and you need for your message to be heard.
    They have a message and more people will hear your voice. You might entice more people to demand that Al resign.

  • BS Detector

    RaiderDogg Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Then there are the people that claim they have been a “fan” of the Raiders since before any of us were born yet they seem to take endless glee and joy from the negativity that surrounds this team.

    They put the MORON in oxymoron.
    =================================================

    I know exactly who you are talking about Dogg and his initials are KK.

    KoolKell is a moron. Good call.

    Now get back to the barbershop and pretend you are Cedric the Entertainer you ignorant, racist old man.

    Guess what FoolKell YOU ARE NOT A RAIDER FAN. And there is nothing that you can say to prove otherwise you moronic old fart!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Raider O Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    Al,

    Draft Dline, Oline, and LBs ONLY next draft.

    NO CBs
    NO WRs
    NO Ss
    NO RBs

    Just Dline, Oline, and LBs only!!!!!
    =======================================================
    Agreed! I have a feeling this year will make your statement abundantly clear.

    The key to your statement coming true is for Tyvon Branch to play really well.

    Mitchell is going to get his shot….if Branch plays well, they can move him to free safety and Mitchell to SS…and not draft Taylor Mays or that kid from Tennessee.

  • Craptree sucks!!!!!

  • BS

    These people know who they are without me having to name any names.

    Ever since this blog went national there have been so many people that come here only for one thing, to antagonize Raider fans.

  • I like Al, and I don’t want him to retire.

    We need to Fix the Front Seven, and we need to stop your crying about Mr. Davis!

  • We should have our own Jerry’s blog cut downs. On the first cut down list:

    rack-o-shit, MR, missed-a-brain. They will not be missed.

  • We are not that that bad!
    We have Pass rushing DTs in TK , Warren, and Bryant.
    We have pass rushing ends in Ellis, Scott, and Matt S.
    We have Fast LBs.

    We need a NT
    We need a Base End, if we are not willing to try Bryant at LE
    We need a True MLB who likes to hit more than getting INTs.

  • Raider O

    It seems that the crying never stops in here

  • This team is thinking they can just turn a switch come the lst regular season game. It doesn’t work that way. You play like you practice, and from the looks of the last two practice games, we aren’t going to play very well.

  • On Offens:

    We need to improve Satele’s calls, or get a new C.
    We need a RG
    We need a RT

    We have talent everywhere else.

    We are loaded with talent at
    RBs
    WRs
    TEs

  • BS Detector

    Dogg

    It’s ok, you don’t have to say it. I know that you were talking about Koolkell when you mentioned morons.

    Talk about crying, thats all the old man does. What a little bitch KoolKell is. Certainly not a fan of the Raiders. My guess is he is a 9er fan cuz all he does is whine.

  • Now it’s time for the cuts:
    Cut Sands
    Cut Walker
    Cut Green
    Cut Garcia
    Cut Fargas ( he has heart, but you need a lot more than that to play this game)

  • Plunketthead

    What league?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Oakglenn Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 10:19 am
    This team is thinking they can just turn a switch come the lst regular season game. It doesn’t work that way. You play like you practice, and from the looks of the last two practice games, we aren’t going to play very well.
    =======================================================
    The offense is ready to go. Would have been nice to have Schilens out there, but Murphy has surprised this camp.

    Defense….gotta wait and see I guess

  • Hey nation. Er what time is the draft.? 4 dirtys yahoo ffl

  • Gotta get 2 my computer.

  • Where is every 1

  • I can’t wait for the good cuts!
    Any news? Steelers, Ravens, Giants, Vikings, and Titans?

  • What the people really want to know is who would win in a fight between LeGarrette Blount and Coach Cable?

  • The OSU is killing Navy!
    I don’t like their Run D!

  • kvnbntly

    Maurice Evans-DL- Giants Sep. 5 – 1:24 pm et

    Giants released DE Maurice Evans.

    The former Penn Stater flashed serious talent in school before getting suspended. The Giants are just too deep on the defensive line to give him a chance. He’s a candidate for the practice squad.
    Source: New York Daily News
    this guy sounds like he might be owrth a look

  • That’s too much Nnamdi!
    LMAO @ Nnamdi on BSPN

  • Let’s get him!
    Get Maurice Evans!