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Frye, Lawton tendered

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 9:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders made qualifying offers to quarterback Charlie Frye and fullback Luke Lawton, keeping them off the unrestricted free agent market which opened about 20 minutes ago.

Frye was given an original round tender. A five-year veteran, Frye would earn $1,226 million with the Raiders in 2010 if on the roster this season. If he brings back an offer sheet from another team and the Raiders don’t match it, they would receive a third-round pick. Frye was a third-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2005, No. 67 overall.

Lawton was given simply a right of first-refusal tender. If he were to be signed by another team, there would be no compensation. Lawton ended the 2009 season and will open the 2010 season on a suspension for using performance enhancing drugs.

The Raiders did not extend qualifying offers to tackle Khalif Barnes or linebacker Jon Alston, meaning they are free agents.

One or both could still be signed by the Raiders during free agency.

The final tally of Raiders restricted free agents and their levels of compensation:

LB Ricky Brown, 2nd round

LS Jon Condo, 2nd round

S Hiram Eugene, 2nd round

QB Charlie Frye, 3rd round

QB Bruce Gradkowski, 2nd round

LB Thomas Howard, 2nd round

FB Luke Lawton, right of first refusal

C Chris Morris, 7th round

LB Kirk Morrison, 3rd round

CB Stanford Routt, 1st and 3rd round

RFA’s not tendered: Jon Alston, Khalif Barnes

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  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Before Clausen?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    RRS,

    Post a link please.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Really? How do you come to that conclusion?

    ***

    Debo: if the Raiders were committed to Russell as the unquestionned starter they wouldn’t keep both QB’s who started ahead of him and outplayed him last season. They’d let Bruce & Charlie hit the market and just sign other backups like Charlie Batch & Joey Harrington to fill out the roster. they’d play for peanuts anyways …

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

    Jamal Williams 6’3″ 348 lbs…33 years old…I’d certainly take him for a year or two. He would make Kelly and Morrison (if he is staying) look much better IMO.

    Let Kelly and Bryant rotate at the three tech, with Warren playing NT on obvious passing downs.

  • SD_Raider_619

    Dakota you are on the money with that statement. Pinchi Mr Senile a$$ Davis

  • HairyBush

    I hear DMAC is getting advice from Kevin Dillon of entourage about getting calf inplants. That should help his game, what do you think BSJ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Is the guy healthy? What type of injury is he coming off of?

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    triceps.

    Jamal Williams should be healthy now. placed on IR back in September …

  • DMAC

    Yeah, I would definetly take a shot at him. A 1 or 2 year deal.

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

    If we cut Fargas, maybe we should sign Rock Cartwright as a backup RB, but mainly for his kick return skills…

  • http://atm Raider O

    Damn You Vegas!!
    We have been talking about Bruce for a long time.

    I can’t take it any more!

  • HairyBush

    Skills? or lack of skills? Rock wouldn’t be my 1st choice, although I hear he is a good guy in the locker room.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    HairyBush Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 10:59 am
    I hear DMAC is getting advice from Kevin Dillon of entourage about getting calf inplants. That should help his game, what do you think BSJ?

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    OK by me, as long as they implant the football in his calf so he doesn’t fumble it.

  • RaiderRockstar

    JaMarcus celebrated with his agent after signing that monster contract in Oakland.

    http://www.geoffreedphoto.com/gallery_images/fun_recreation/loren_walrus_roll_01.jpg

  • HairyBush

    I set em up, you knock em down lol

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

    HairyBush Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Skills? or lack of skills? Rock wouldn’t be my 1st choice, although I hear he is a good guy in the locker room.
    +++++++++++++++++

    Career average 24 yards per kick return…beats the hell out of Gary Russell’s 18 yard average return.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • http://www.raiderfans.net Richochet

    # Silver-n-Smac Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    DHB will gain at least 700 yards this season.

    If he doesn’t I guess I need to change my handle to “MaddenRaider’s Pet”?

    I think the Raiders will finally have a 1000 yard back again this year.

    If not, I supposed I’ll need to hide and change my handle to “No More Fargas’ Biotch”????

    Nah. . .sorry, Smac’s always gonna be Smac.
    ==============================
    DHB?
    700 yds?

    You mean Silver n Stupid, don’t you?

  • RaiderDebo

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 10:57 am
    Really? How do you come to that conclusion?

    ***

    Debo: if the Raiders were committed to Russell as the unquestionned starter they wouldn’t keep both QB’s who started ahead of him and outplayed him last season. They’d let Bruce & Charlie hit the market and just sign other backups like Charlie Batch & Joey Harrington to fill out the roster. they’d play for peanuts anyways …
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    Whatever man. Whatever happens, this is a good trio. I’m not in the locker room, but the support these guys show for each other on the sidelines seems genuine. And both these guys proved to be capable as backups. I think they’re just going with the status quo here. And I’m sure Al recognizes that regardless of JaMaracus’ work ethic or lack thereof, he got thrown into a tough situation last year. He may not be going into the season as the unquestioned starter, but as long as he’s doing what they ask, I think he has the inside track.

  • Chris in NY

    I’m not real big on Spikes, even in Round 2. Don’t think he’s a MLB in the NFL. Will probably wind up as a rush DE in my opinion.

    I think we need a legit MLB but I’m not real high on any of the top guys in this year’s draft. Maybe Darryl Sharpton from Miami in the mid-rounds or maybe hope for a diamond in the rough in the later rounds or free agency. Not great news but it’s reality.

    All the more reason we should’ve drafted Maualuga last year.

  • kess

    Dude I wouldnt give Stanford Routt a Chicken Tender let alone give him the 1st & 3rd. Wow!

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