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ESPN: Becht to pay a visit

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 7:55 am in Oakland Raiders.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting free agent tight end Anthony Becht is visiting the Raiders today.

It’s the first reported visit since free agency began Friday.

Profootballtalk.com is reporting the visit will take place “this week.”

Tight end is one of the positions where the Raiders could stand pat. Starter Zach Miller has 166 receptions in three seasons, backup Tony Stewart is a core special teams player Brandon Myers, a sixth-round draft pick, showed promise.

Becht, 32, is 6-foot-6, 270 pounds and had 10 starts for the Arizona Cardinals last season. He has 185 receptions for 1,511 yards and 21 touchdowns in a career which began in 2000 with the Jets. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005 through 2007 and the St. Louis Rams in 2008. He is a former first-round draft pick, No. 27 overall and regarded as a good blocker.

Were Becht to sign, his likely competition would be Stewart, given Miller’s status as the starter and Myers’ promise as a rookie.

According to BuffaloBills.com, free agent offensive tackle Cornell Green is visiting the Bills today.

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  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS
  • Nnamdi21

    SATANFEARS ALDAVIS Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    we better not even think bout signin vick , lt . or any of those losers

    =========================

    No way Vicky comes here.

  • DeuceDeuce

    How can you possibly believe that Routt is a more valuable player than Morrison?

    Do you really believe there is a GM out there that would give you more for Routt than Morrison?

    —-
    Nowhere on my post did i say i value him more than Morrison. READ.

    Your missing the whole point

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Nmamdi,

    It was in the Sunday paper. Got to think he had a pretty decent source to put it in print.

    Jerry won’t even go there in his live chats.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    # SteveAlford21 Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Am I the only one who is hoping beyond hope that we’re looking to convert a TE with good blocking skills into a RG? If that’s not the reason for bringing him in, then it’s a total and utter waste of time, IMO.

    *****************************

    Hard to imagine a 270 lb. right guard in this day and age though, isn’t it?

  • DeuceDeuce

    # vegas raider Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    DueceDuece,

    No argument from me. Colts, amazingly, were dead last in rushing, dead last in 3rd down defense, and near the bottom of the league in opposing YPC and worst in their own YPC.

    What did it get them….only a Super Bowl trip, lol

    We also dont have Peyton Manning….Or Reggie Wayne….or…etc…

  • HayesDaze37

    Nnamdi, et al — The “lethargy addiction” rumor wasn’t meant to be a rumor…it was meant to be a joke written by the self-important writer Gary Peterson in his so-called “sports” column.

    Someone took the joke as a rumored fact, and ran with it on this blog’s forum.

    Raiders fans gone wild.

    It IS a great evening to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?

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

    Gotta run.

    Keep praying for Al to have a small aneurism that changes his personality and makes him understand the importance of getting us a NT and a new C, RG and RT…and HC…and QB…

    It is our only hope…

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    routt isnt the only crappy 3rd cornerback in the nfl. most of them suck!! its like they just let guys catch the ball then tackle them

  • JB

    Is this Al’s new idea for what a fullback should look like? Yes, it could work. TE’s know how to block & catch. They are supposed to know how to run a little better than an O-lineman so this could work.

    Shades of Refrigerator Perry!

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Dakota Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Yeah, and two dropped easy INTs by the Bugholes and the Steelers and we could have been 3-13

    *****************************

    Right before Joe Montana threw a TD to Rice in the Bengals Super Bowl (not the game-winner but 6 minutes earlier) he threw a pass that hit a Bengal DB in the numbers, all ten fingers and maybe his elbows.

    Should we re-think Joe as one of the great QB’s of all-time?

    NEWSFLASH: DB’S can’t catch!! They drop INT’s all the time.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    # DeuceDeuce Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Nowhere on my post did i say i value him more than Morrison. READ.

    Your missing the whole point

    **********************

    O.K., well, what I took away from your post is that teams are gonna put a high-round tender on players they value and don’t want to lose (a.k.a. Routt) and a lower realistic tender on players they believe are replaceable (a.k.a. Morrison).

    So which part of your post did I misunderstand?

  • DKnight007

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Uh. . . . unless I’ve been completely asleep the past few years, Routt has been a totally, completely replaceable player for the Raiders.

    You really think anyone around the league thinks Routt is worth more than a 4th or 5th round draft pick?

    So yeah. . . .

    That’s weird.

    —–
    As a nickel back he has given up big plays….as a starter he has been pretty solid…He ended the year for Nnamdi 2 years ago solid…

    ^^^^^^^^
    LAME Al Davis style of thinking at it’s finest! hahaha

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    If I hadn’t heard first-hand accounts of Russell and his propensity for certain things, I wouldn’t put much stock in Peterson’s “rumor”

    But if it’s not true, than it should be.

    Get the help you need Jamarcus, get healthy physically and mentally, and than come back. Football will be here waiting for you and your rocket-arm.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    What does it say that the Oakland Raiders hometown paper didn’t send a reporter to the Combine?

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Were Ellis & Walker released today?

  • Nnamdi21

    vegas raider Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Nmamdi,

    It was in the Sunday paper. Got to think he had a pretty decent source to put it in print.

    Jerry won’t even go there in his live chats.

    =========================

    BS.

    Jerry won’t got there cuz there is ZERO proof. Might be entirely true, but not a shred of evidence. Yet…

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    What does it say that the Oakland Raiders hometown paper didn’t send a reporter to the Combine?

    =====================

    Thats there is a recession and print media is dying.

  • Norco Bob

    Just heard Russell hasnt been in some gym in Arizona,..hes in some rehab trying to kick some booze and cough syrup habit,..dang,…can ya get high on cough syrup?…promethazine and codine seems to be his thing,…that explains alot I guess,…anyway a sf chron writer we all know about is about to publish a story about it. Hey now.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    What does it say that the Oakland Tribune and Inside the Bay Area, did not send a Reporter to the Combine?

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    COP OUT has to be like community service for bruce willis. not a horrible movie but tracy morgan needs to die. never EVER!!! funny

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Not that I give a crap about what goes on on the other side of the bay, but, I think after 3-4 weeks into the regular season, David Carr will be starting for the Whiners.

    I’d take Carr over Smith 10 times over right now.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Silver N Smac, The Raiders didn’t even win two games in a row last year? So, you have the same record as the previous year, twice as much chaos (which included a criminal investigation during the season), and the inability to muster up 2 straight wins, to boot, and Tom Cable STILL has a job? Oh, that’s right. The players like him. And we have a roster full of future hall of famers, don’t we? You don’t deny these players…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    The only results that count have regressed on Butterbean’s watch, yet he still has a job. Why?

  • Silver-n-Smac

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Silver N Smac, The Raiders didn’t even win two games in a row last year? So, you have the same record as the previous year, twice as much chaos (which included a criminal investigation during the season), and the inability to muster up 2 straight wins, to boot, and Tom Cable STILL has a job? Oh, that’s right. The players like him. And we have a roster full of future hall of famers, don’t we? You don’t deny these players…

    **********************************************

    Dude. . . .

    Is there a point in there somewhere?

    Are you asking me something or preaching?

  • Nnamdi21

    vegas raider Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    If I hadn’t heard first-hand accounts

    ===========================

    Bull sh-it.

  • http://www.raiderfans.net Richochet

    Do you believe the following is any less dim, if you repost it, over and over?
    Dumbass…

    # KoolKell Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    What does it say that the Oakland Tribune and Inside the Bay Area, did not send a Reporter to the Combine?

  • Senior Beeecham

    Krappy, you can barely microwave a bowl of oatmeal, how can you possibly put down newspaper beat writers?

    Still waiting on that review of Shutter Island from the deranged senior citizen perspective.

  • HayesDaze37

    DeuceDeuce Says:

    How can you possibly believe that Routt is a more valuable player than Morrison?
    Do you really believe there is a GM out there that would give you more for Routt than Morrison?

    —————

    It’s not a question of which guy is the more valuable player. It’s a question of: which player fits which team’s needs…balanced against the going-rate $$ for each of those positions.

    Yes, Stanford Routt is definitely worth a #3, and probably more like a #2…he could start on half the teams in the NFL this year. His impact in his first year on a new team would be more than ALMOST anything a rookie DB could provide. Routt’s peak may still be around the corner.

    Yes, Morrison makes a lot of tackles, and he’s a great teammate. But, just like Fargas, he doesn’t get the job done AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. Morrison is valuable…to the Raiders, or to potential teams…but, this Raiders team needs THE MAN in the middle. Kirk is not THE MAN (although I think he’s at least worth his tender).

    Their value$ only matter to the teams that want to pay them — see what happened to Cornell Green, and then try and make sense of who deserves how much. If Green’s worth $3 Mill per, how much are either Morrison or Routt worth on the market? A lot more than that, for sure.

  • Nnamdi21

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_14526908

    Gary Peterson. An example of HORRID writing. Baseless, pointless and where did this idiot get his degree?

    Education Connection?

    “Russell, RUMORED to have spent part of the offseason at a clinic being treated for lethargy addiction.”

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Bull sh-it.

    *******************************

    Well, I’ve talking about it for about 6 months running, and the media is just catching up. I’ve exchanged e-mails with Jerry about it and he heard the same things during the season.

    Decide for yourself.

    I just hope he gets well.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    preaching, SNS. Do you take exception to everyone in here preaching? Because you’ve got a lot of work to do.

  • Nnamdi21

    Richochet Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    Do you believe the following is any less dim, if you repost it, over and over?
    Dumbass…

    # KoolKell Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    What does it say that the Oakland Tribune and Inside the Bay Area, did not send a Reporter to the Combine?

    =============================

    One of the few times I’ll agree with Reek.

    The REASON again.

    Recesion and digital age destroying print media.

  • Norco Bob

    Old kell,..they didnt send anyone to the combine?…and whats your point?…what that tells me is nobody gives a crap about the combine,…you didnt actually watch any of that did you?…you think the Trib would send Jerry there so he could watch what he could watch on tv?…because Cable and the rest would ignore him there, just as they do here. Hey now.

  • http://www.raiderfans.net Richochet

    That suspiciously coincides with a 90 day ban.

    Not saying…just saying…

    # Norco Bob Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Just talked to brian, he said he would be back around bout draft time,..old kell, I told him that you posted he was in jail, he told me to inform you he will be taking that up with you real soon,…word.

  • Nnamdi21

    Vegas wrote:

    Decide for yourself.

    I just hope he gets well.

    =======================

    I will soon as I get some kind of proof.

    Me too. I’d hate to have the biggest bust in NFL history part of Raider lore and used as ammo by our numerous haters.

    Plus, seems like a decent enough guy.

    IF he gets his head screwed on straight, he could be an Elway caliber QB.

  • DeuceDeuce

    # Silver-n-Smac Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    # DeuceDeuce Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Nowhere on my post did i say i value him more than Morrison. READ.

    Your missing the whole point

    **********************

    O.K., well, what I took away from your post is that teams are gonna put a high-round tender on players they value and don’t want to lose (a.k.a. Routt) and a lower realistic tender on players they believe are replaceable (a.k.a. Morrison).

    So which part of your post did I misunderstand?


    The part where you said I think Routt is more valuable. Thats what Al thinks. As you can see by what he tendered them.

    And if you look at the Draft depth and FA available….not too many DBs are out there..

  • Silver-n-Smac

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    preaching, SNS. Do you take exception to everyone in here preaching? Because you’ve got a lot of work to do.

    ************************

    No exception taken. Just wondering where the hell all that came from. What’s the whole diatribe about the 2 wins in a row??? Did I deny that or something???

  • DeuceDeuce

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    DeuceDeuce Says:

    How can you possibly believe that Routt is a more valuable player than Morrison?
    Do you really believe there is a GM out there that would give you more for Routt than Morrison?

    I didnt say that.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Deuce –

    I have much respect for Al, but, I guess I’m just not seeing the value in Routt.

    Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe he’s just not fit to play the man-to-man style we play.

    I will say this: The best game I ever remember Routt having was this past season against the Eagles.

    Not coincidentally, we played almost exclusively zone defense in that game.

    Maybe it’s not him – maybe it’s the scheme.

  • Nnamdi21

    Glad we didn’t forray into FA.

    Other than Kiffen’s FA fiasco, we seem to be building thru the draft.

    Surprisingly our later round picks are emerging as players.

    Tyvon, Scott, Murphy, Shaunnessy ect. while our big ticket guys languish.

    I pray Davis doesn’t think simply keeping THIS unit togehter is the answer.

    we need help in several areas.

    Fix the O line please.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    # DeuceDeuce Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    DeuceDeuce Says:

    How can you possibly believe that Routt is a more valuable player than Morrison?
    Do you really believe there is a GM out there that would give you more for Routt than Morrison?

    I didnt say that.

    ***********************

    O.K. – this conversation has gone completely out of whack!

    I said it, not Duece.

    But frankly, I’m getting a bit bored by it now!

  • SteveAlford21

    Silver-n-Smac,

    Sorry for the delay, I had to entertain a customer. Anyway, I don’t see a problem with Becht’s size at RG as long as he can execute and block someone reasonably often and have less than three False Starts per game. Fulfilling those obligations alone would be a vast improvement over Cornell Yellow (the amount of flags thrown his way has shifted his last name over a few notches on the color spectrum).

    If nothing else, he could be used as the anti-Gary Russell (OVERsized Fullback).

  • Nnamdi21

    SteveAlford21 Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    “If nothing else, he could be used as the anti-Gary Russell (OVERsized Fullback).”

    Thats a joke right?

    5-11, 215 isn’t exactly over sized especially for FB

  • Nnamdi21

    Bored too peace owt bishes!~

  • SteveAlford21

    Nnamdi, I’m saying that the anti-Gary Russell is oversized.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    new post people….

    Get it together!!!!

  • SteveAlford21

    Because Gary Russell is undersized.

  • DKnight007

    Uhh…if Morrison had some a decent D-Line in front of him he would do just fine.

    Sign Jamal Williams and pair him up with Seymour inside and draft a BEAST RDE who can get to the passer and remain stout versus the run!

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