Otis signed to practice squad


Quarterback Jeff Otis was in the locker room Wednesday, having been signed to the practice squad, an indication that the Raiders aren’t sure if Bruce Gradkowski or Charlie Frye will be available to practice.

Having Otis for scout team reps would leave JaMarcus Russell and J.P. Losman running the Raiders offense during practice.

More to come . . .


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  • hellsbells

    Holly crap we are in trouble.

  • hellsbells

    Where is this Southwick kid?

  • hellsbells


  • The Big Banana

    Russell running practice? CHIT!

  • 4evaRaider


  • raiderzmaverick

    Gawd….Say it ain’t true…..

  • RaiderRockstar


    Jeff Otis is a player.

    not as good as Danny Southwick, but he’ll do for now …

  • Florida Pete

    Pete’s Draft – 1st Edition

    1st Round – Center
    Stefen Wisniewski*, Penn State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 298.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.13.
    We should trade down to pick up an extra pick in the 2nd or 3rd and then take this kid. A real live, smart center with a little bit of a pedigree…

    2nd Round – Defensive Tackle
    Dan Williams, Tennessee
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 327.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    2nd Team All SEC – I like big, mean, heavy loads in the middle…

    3rd Round (1st pick) – Middle Linebacker
    Micah Johnson, Kentucky – Scouting Report
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 254.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
    2nd Team All SEC – I like big mean heavy loads in the middle…

    3rd Round (2nd Pick) – Right Tackle
    Anthony Davis*, Rutgers
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 330.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.24.
    Big, strong guy… may not be there when we pick…

    4th Round – Right Tackle
    Chris Scott, Tennessee
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 341.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.43.
    Big, strong guy… should be there when we pick…

    7th Round – Defensive Tackle
    DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 330.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.40.
    He’s a medical basket case… but if he’s there… and he might be… we should take him…

  • Florida Pete

    ps… i know wisneiwski probably won’t come out…

    but if he does, we should take him…

    we could probably trade down 5 to 10 spots and still get him…

    but i don’t think he would make it out of the 1st round…

    this draft is very weak for centers…

    getting a good one early is very important in my opinion…

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    As always…I like your draft philosophy. I gotta start digging into it as well. Even though the Raiders will always draft that speedy skill player…studying the draft makes following the rest of the league a lot more interesting.

    I still think we should go DT in the 1st round if the kid from Alabama is available.

    Otherwise, I would get the best OT available in the 1st round.

    I would do as you said, trade down and get an extra pick…but you know that cornerback from Florida will be on the board…


  • Florida Pete

    i waiting for someone to suggest that we ring up Vinnie Testaverde (green balls)…

  • RaiderResurrection

    Oh god we suck. In Losman We Trust!

  • Florida Pete

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 11:56 am

    but you know that cornerback from Florida will be on the board…


    don’t worry… i’ll have my agent send a note to Al that I will not be playing football this coming year…

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    RaiderResurrection Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 11:56 am
    Oh god we suck. In Losman We Trust!
    He has the most talent of the bunch. He also stubbed his toe in Buffalo and wants to get back into the league.

    This is the guy that could be one of those reclamation projects.

    Let him compete with Gradkowski and let the best man win

    I don’t think Gradkowski should be handed the job because he had a couple of effective games

  • Florida Pete

    but once we know that Wisneiwski is going to stay in school…

    i hate to say this… but we need to trade for a center or grab the best free agent… even an old farq for one year would be okay…

    but center is killing us…

    along with the entire right side of the line…

  • Florida Pete

    yeah… the best competition next year should be between Losman and Kowski…

  • Florida Pete

    i had Mt Cody as my No 1 pick in last yers draft…

    but once his agent saw that…

    he decided to have him stay in school…

  • Florida Pete

    oh, speaking of awesome drafts… 2 years ago i said the Raiders should get Curtis Lofton in the second…

    i hear my man is doing okay over there…

  • 4evaRaider

    thats why I wanted Mack last year….He coulda stepped right in,imo

  • RaiderResurrection

    We should’ve drafted Alex Mack last year. You can tell Cable wanted him too. (sigh)

  • VanHeathen

    Mack would have started here from game 1…
    we let so much solid talent pass for a couple of ‘projects’, it’s frreakin’ crazy!

  • RaiderResurrection

    First off.

    2007 We should’ve drafted Adrian Peterson instead of Jamasterbate


    2008 We should’ve traded down the fourth overall pick and selected Flacco or Ryan


    2009 We should’ve selected Alex Mack as Center.

    EPIC FAIL!!!

    Imagine what our fortunes would be like had we done the thing anyone with half a functioning brain would do.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Mack would have been the logical choice. I know that Cable was really into him and other O’Linemen (remember him saying he wanted one of the ‘Cadillacs’).

    We need to draft O-Line this year for sure.

  • VanHeathen

    Hell, our personel choices are so strange, i thought we picked up Shuggy Otis,
    not Jeff Otis.
    Figured, he and JR could’ve put a little blues act together…

  • raiderzmaverick

    DHB I think is the worst pick I’ve ever seen in the 1st round by us.

    I don’t think Jamarcus is because at least there was some logic behind it.

    DHB from the moment he came aboard was thought of as a decoy because everyone knew he couldn’t catch.

  • VanHeathen

    What good is a ‘decoy’ WR,
    when JR only looks to one side of the field anyway?

  • RaiderResurrection

    For JaMeatloaf it will be a blue cheese act. All he thinks about is food. All of the play signals are

    Skittles Toss Right
    Double-Double Tight-End Seam
    Hot Dogs running back screen

    Now wonder why he has his mouth open, he’s salivating LOL

  • RaiderRockstar

    2006: Matt Leinart
    2007: Calvin Johnson
    2008: Ryan Clady
    2009: Michael Crabtree

    hate all you want. thats who I would have selected each year in the draft. we’d be winning some games imo

  • JaMarcus will start great! <– sarcasm … Pound the rock. Its our only hope.

  • 4evaRaider

    lmao VanHeathen

  • RaiderRockstar

    408: Russell will start?

  • VanHeathen

    Heard we’re installing a perfect play for JR,when he’s sacked and fumbles,
    we’re calling it the ‘Holy Roller’…
    Maybe he can get a Game Ball from Mangini this week…

  • RaiderResurrection

    Say it aint so! Say it aint so! (cocking the gun and pointing it at my temple)

    Just kidding by the way.

  • RaiderResurrection

    Russell starts? hmmmm….(using his imagination)


    Dumb look on his face ROFL

  • Im just guessing.

  • 4evaRaider

    hey 408 go to IM please

  • raiderzmaverick

    Wow – the other four 1st round WRs picked are LIGHTING THINGS UP!

    Each have over 40 Receptions (compared to 9 DHB). Even Crabtree has over 40 receptions now after holding out till the 3rd/4th game!

    Murphy’s a respectable 14th in receptions

  • raiderzmaverick

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    2006: Matt Leinart
    2007: Calvin Johnson
    2008: Ryan Clady
    2009: Michael Crabtree

    hate all you want. thats who I would have selected each year in the draft. we’d be winning some games imo
    Yeah, it’s true. Those were pretty much the concencus picks that we should take. All would have turned out much better except Leinart ain’t showing much.

  • Plunketthead

    From Jerrys twitter page

    Rob Ryan called Kirk Morrison on his cell, telling him, “It’s bedlam. It’s on.” Then he hung up. 13 minutes ago

  • RaiderRockstar

    Leinart ain’t showing much.


    He hasn’t really had that much of an opportunity since his rookie season. old man Warner has been tearing it up the past 3 seasons in AZ

    It’s not like he’s getting outplayed by Gradkowski, Frye or Losman!

  • Florida Pete

    please please don’t start Russell…

    i’ll take Losman…

    hell, i’d rather have rack-o-crap in there QBing…

    um… uh… let’s just play Losman…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Matt Leinart doesn’t even have 200 pass attempts from 2007-2009 …

  • carnitas

    leave jamarcus alone your lucky he preformed for you bastards!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RaiderResurrection Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    We should’ve drafted Alex Mack last year. You can tell Cable wanted him too. (sigh)
    There were about 200 players we should have taken over DHB.

    The other bad picks were at least consensus top 10, although Russell showed troubling signs of laziness prior to the draft that Davis ignored.

    DHB was a consensus late 1st round to 3rd round pick. Then you add that he’s a receiver and that’s a further discount.

    That draft pick was the worst pick ever because everyone knew he was a REACH. Troy Williamson & Ted Ginn Jr were at least a consensus top 15 picks.

    Any number of players could have helped us this year.

    The linebackers from USC, Raji, Harvin, Nicks, Britt…oh helll

  • inonewordraider

    Charlie Frye dissapointed me against Denver as I thought he was the best qb we had based on past performances and camp, but he’s still better than Russell. Does Jamarcus even care that he’s the last choice?

  • RaiderRockstar

    JaWalrus went 5/11 and fumbled in Dungver.

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    I always thought Andrew Walter got a bum deal here. But Lane Kiffin didn’t like him…and neither did Davis.

    I think Walter could have succeeded if we didn’t revert back to the WCO.

    Then the Raiders could have drafted Calvin Johnson

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Wow, I was upset last April…and I am still upset looking back!

    DAvis jacked up that 1st round pick

  • RaiderRockstar

    Mike Bush & Seabass beat the donks on Sunday.

  • M Lonetree

    Lost Man’s River by Peter Matthiessen was an excellent read. May Losman can be as good.