Chambers available


The wide receiver who made the best catch of the game Sunday against the Raiders has suddenly become available.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports veteran wide receiver Chris Chambers, who reached up and grabbed a 20-yard pass from Philip Rivers while looking directly into the sun and being tightly covered by Nnamdi Asomugha, was cut Tuesday.

It was the only completion Asomugha surrendered all day.

“Chambers said that he couldn’t even see the ball,” Asomugha told reporters afterward. That’s what Philip does. Every time I play him, if he throws one ball at me, it’s going to be that back-shoulder fade because he knows it’s the toughest to cover of any route that you could possibly give a man-to-man corner.

“He throws it with the best of them. He told me after the game, it’s always that route that he’s looking for. So, it was tough. And it just missed my hand, too. You don’t have time to look back for it, all you have to do is put a hand there. But it happens.”

Chambers is subject to waivers because he was let go after the trade deadline. It would cost the Raiders $2.4 million to sign him for the rest of the season, making it unlikely they’d make a move until they could sign him to a new contract.

In his 10th season, Chambers has 482 career receptions for 6,827 yards (14.2 yards per catch) and 53 touchdowns. He has nine catches for 122 yards this season _ which would place him second among Raiders wideouts _ but lost his starting job to Malcom Floyd.

More to come following Tom Cable press conference . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • DMAC

    We need……………
    1. QB
    2. RT
    3. MLB, we move kirk back SLB

  • Just like Turner. Turner’s one of the best play callers in the league. What does it matter? If Al says he wants him to throw the ball, he’ll throw the ball. I lost count of how many games we had with run attempts in the teens when Turner was here. Everywhere else he ran the ball. He comes to Oakland, it’s pass to run 70/30. Get a clue, people. Al DOES meddle with offense, too. This stupid theory that he only tinkers with the D doesn’t jive with reality.

  • Mamba

    hopefully mcfadden is back after the bye ..
    i know he hasnt set the world on fire yet , but watching guys like mccoy from philly and mendanhall have success has to inspire him to get stuck the f**K in,morneo!! give him one 40yard dash and you be back on the d-mac bus ..
    aint no one telling me they still think bush is better?

  • doriangray

    Trestman moved to the Detroit Lions and quarterbacks coach in 1997. That year Lion’s quarterback Scott Mitchell passed for 3,484 yards, second most in team history.

    In 1998 he was with the Arizona Cardinals as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. That year quarterback Jake Plummer threw for 3,737 yards, and the Cardinals made the playoffs for the first time since 1982 and won their first post season game in 51 years.

    He next went to the Oakland Raiders in 2001 as the quarterbacks coach. In 2002 he was promoted to offensive coordinator and the Raiders led the NFL in total offense with 389.8 yards per game and passing yards with 279.7 per game. That Raider team made it to the Super Bowl but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


  • doriangray Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    No problem Master Blaster!

  • Mamba

    DMAC Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    We need……………
    1. QB
    2. RT
    3. MLB, we move kirk back SLB

    firstly great name.
    captain kirk ? why are guys always calling kirk out.is he better suited at SLB. i only ask as its hard to gage a player from ESPN gamecast feel me . i thought he was one of our main guys?

  • doriangray


  • Mamba

    oh sweet , fair enough .

    cause i would hate for him to be replaced and/or let go as i love the law firm ..

    can you tell me if mike mitchell is getting any burn ..i like the kids attitude , he will be good !!

  • DMAC

    He’s one of my favorite players, but I truly believe he’ll play much better at the SLB like he did his rookie season. We need a punishing MLB who can stuff the run effeciently.

  • Mamba

    troy smith !! get him

  • Lynn from Snot Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    This team needs to keep a head coach longer than a season or its the same results.

    Not this particular HC. Keep this HC more than one season and you might as well just forfeit the 2010 season.

  • This team needs to keep a head coach longer than a season or its the same results.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Al will fire Cable in a face to face meeting separated by a partition made up of 1 inch bullet proof glass.

    Al: “Cable, pick up the phone off the hook”

    Cable: “Why the projection screen?”

    Al: “Look at the projection on the screen. Your fired!”

  • Of course, Al Davis get’s a easy out. Firing the Wife

  • Kirk

    Bring back Chucky.

  • new post up

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Kyle Orton
    Jason Campbell
    Chad Pennington
    Tarvais Jackson
    Kellen Clemens
    Charlie Batch
    Kyle Boller
    David Carr
    Daunte Culpepper
    Rex Grossman
    Joey Harrington
    Jon Kitna
    Matt Moore
    Troy Smith

    Drug test!!! All losers except for Troy Smith and he is height impared.

  • KoolKell Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    Of course, Al Davis get’s a easy out. Firing the Woman

  • The Big Banana

    We need O-linemen. Draft all O-linemen in next year’s draft. JaDumAzz is too slow to quickly go through his progressions, make hot reads, sense pressure, or recognize formations and make audibles. Therefore, we need to give the kid EXTRA time. Never mind that other QB’s like Rivers know exactly where to go with the ball when blitzed. Our big Dough Boy is different. Special, even.

    So, we need to draft O-line and ONLY O-line.

    And we need to work out trades for Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne. Russell needs all the help he can get. He needs others to make *him* better, and not the other way around.

  • Raiders4eve

    Espn: Coach Cable, what’s your response, are you willing to take anger management classes like your Ex recommend?
    Cable: I am sticking to my press release.
    Espn: Have you spoken to Mr Davis?
    Cable: No
    Espn: Do you have a response?
    Cable: I am sticking to my press release.

    Sounds like a wife beater lol. Espn should send men in there not bunch of female reporters.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    KoolKell Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    Of course, Al Davis get’s a easy out. Firing the Woman
    Press Conference.

    Al Davis: “Looking up on the screen, you will see the personal conduct clause in Tom Cable’s contract. I will not pay one cent to the violent wife and woman beater. He has been removed from his position as Head Coach of da Raiders. The greatness of the Raiders is in its future. The next interim head Coach is Dakota who has bugged the crap out of me with his posts on JerryMacs blog. But I will not die for him.
    JaMarcus Russel is a great QB and will remain the starter.”

  • DKnight007


    He is the looney who has made all the crap decisions the last 7 years and why the team has sucked!!

    Who is that damn guy?

    Ooooops….oh yeah….it’s the owner….AL DAVIS!!??!

    WTF?? LOL…..Pathetic!

  • put j walker on the field. chambers offers nothing new.

  • NorthernD

    Chambers:“He throws it with the best of them… if he throws one ball at me, it’s going to be that back-shoulder fade… all you have to do is put a hand there.
    Now that’s accuracy from a quarterback AND communication with a receiver. I don’t think we’ll get to that level with JaMarcus and DHB.

    JaMarcus: “Okay, if IHOP is closed then we’ll meet at Denny’s.”
    DHB: “Denny’s. got it. Wait. Which one?”
    JaMarcus: “Ummmm. Check check. Meet at Burger King at the mall.”
    DHB: “B K at the mall.”
    JaMarcus and DHB: “1 2 3 Get Bigger.”