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Hey, a new face . . . kind of

Defensive lineman Chris Cooper, who has played for San Francisco, Dallas and Seattle and Arizona since leaving the Raiders following the 2003 season, signed as a free agent Tuesday, according to Raiders.com.

An end in his first go-round with Oakland, where he was nicknamed “Baby Howie” because he bore a physical resemblance to Hall of Famer Howie Long and wore No. 75, Cooper was identified as a tackle on the Raiders transaction page.

The Raiders are thin at tackle after cutting Gerard Warren, with only Tommy Kelly, Desmond Bryant and William Joseph on the roster.

Cooper is the first Raiders player to sign who wasn’t with the club last year.

Linebacker Kamerion Wimbley was acquired by trade from Cleveland.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Be looking forward to it Mista! :)

  • RaiderRockstar

    MB: 4eva is a cool guy, he’s not an idiot by any stretch of imagination

    not every democrat is a complete d-bag. Just Kell & MR

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

    Mistabr0wn Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Bo,
    I hope you stumble upon your brain sometime in the near future. I’m praying for you..

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Your rants are simply a series of lies. The recession and debt were created by Bush leadership. Obama has TURNED AROD the economy and job losses have stopped.

    You must be mega rich to talk this way Mista. Repubs only represent hateful rich clowns and white hicks to dumb to know better.

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

    AROUND^

    too^

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Back at cha RRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jhill

    Wouldn’t be “mad” at that draft, RRS. Wouldn’t be my first choice though.

    I don’t think that there will be a starting LT sitting there for us at 8

  • RaiderRockstar

    Obama has TURNED AROUND the economy and job losses have stopped.

    ***

    huh? did this happen last night while I was sleeping?

    unemployment is at 9.5 % and there are no signs of improvement in the next 2 years

    there have even been cuts to unemployment and gov funding to private colleges & universities

    and I can still refinance my home with 4 percent interest or some crazy figure

  • Mistabr0wn

    Unemployment was 6% when Bush left office now its 9.7

    Barback spent 800 billion on a job stimulus that was nothing more than paybacks and wasteful spending.

    Unemployment went up every month for over a year after the stimulus, now its 9.7 (only because census workers were deployed or prob over 10%) and you are ok with this?

    Bo, I would hate to live in your world, you have no concept of reality do you? Keep drinking the koolaid and swallowing the goo.

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    IMHO we are still on shakey ground but moving in the right direction,just like our D-line if we get some damn DT’s!!!!!!!

  • Mistabr0wn

    Can we talk about C Cooper now. Barback supporters are like brain dead zombies walking the earth. Its depressing as h3ll.

    I think Cooper will make us #1 against the run. Great signing AL!

    4eva, your thoughts ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    I don’t think that there will be a starting LT sitting there for us at 8

    ***

    I don’t want a starter at LT 8th overall.

    but just for the sake of argument, you don’t think Davis, Bulaga, Campbell or Brown are starter quality LT’s?

    I assume that both Okung & Williams will be off the board at #8 …

  • jhill

    Really thinking in terms of who could realistically start for us next year at 8.

    I think Walker, Barnes, Satele, and Gallery are locks for the Oline for whatever reason.

    No open spots in the secondary.

    It would seem as though LB or Dline would be where the openings are.

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    I feel ya on the Chris Cooper signing Mista :(

  • RaiderRockstar

    I think Cooper will make us #1 against the run. Great signing AL!

    ***

    haha, yeah. commitment to excellence :)

  • Mistabr0wn

    Not only is Barback an economic retard his foreign policy is such a disaster Jimmy Carter is doing cartwheels as we speak, but never mind any of that all that matters is that our Pres with the purple lips is a Afr Amer Marxist Socialists..

    Ok, Chris Cooper, a future hall of famer will shut tdown the run and force teams to triple cover him so Seymour can reek havoc on the Qb!

    Yes, hope & change even in Raider Nation!

  • jhill

    but just for the sake of argument, you don’t think Davis, Bulaga, Campbell or Brown are starter quality LT’s?

    ——————————————————-

    If they were, they would be top 5 picks, right?

    Been watching A LOT of the Path to the Draft of NFLN. Bulaga is slipping. A lot of GMs are saying that he is a RT only. Davis is slipping to the mid first round. Brown was projected as a low first rd guy as is Campbell.

    Believe it or not, I’d take a shot on Campbell before any of those other guy. Basketball background? I like the feet and “potential” of that guy. Not over Okung or Williams, but he’d be next in line. Not shying away from him because of DHB.

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

    Adios for now, racists.

  • Mistabr0wn

    Bo, what do you think unemployment would be if they took into account the people whos benefits ran out and the others who have given up looking or cant find anything?

    Somewhere between 15-20% Id say…

    Hope & Change!

    Ur a Zombie Bo, sorry

  • RaiderRockstar

    If they were, they would be top 5 picks, right?

    ***

    I’m not sure Jhill. Eugene Monroe & Michael Oher were not Top 5 picks and they are starters at LT.

    In fact they pushed Tra Thomas off the roster & Jared Gaither to the trade block!

  • RaiderRockstar

    BSJ: you’re gonna let a Jimmy Carter comment slide?

    LOL!

  • Mistabr0wn

    Yeah Bo anybody who doesn’t like Barbaks policies are racist, what a complete jacka$$ you are.Go stick your head back in the sand.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Trade Up For SUH!!

    Cooper, TK, Dez B, and Joseph?!?!?!? Really?!?!!!!

    Walker, Barnes, Satele, Gallery, Cooper, Pears, Mario, and Morris?!?!?!!!! Really!!! The same Oline from last year?!?!!!

    Fire The Fat Monkey!!!!!!
    I’m getting sick of you too Al!

  • Mistabr0wn

    We should resign Kwame Harris and have a BALLS out presser with Coop & Kwame sitting next to AL in his turtleneck sweater talking about Commitment to Excellence.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O: no need for Suh!

    we’re gonna start the undrafted Ivy Leaguer who weighs as much as JaMarcus Russell (290 lbs) next to Tommy “pants on the ground” Kelly

    yippee!

  • jhill

    Eugene Monroe and Michael Oher were at one time or another rated as the top guys at their positions. It was surprising to see those guys slip, right?

    As opposed to the guys we were talking about, they were never rated tops at the position. I think it’s pretty much been Okung and Williams all year, but I could be wrong.

    I’d still take Campbell or Iupati if Okung or Williams are gone. Those would be the next 2 guys on my Oline list.

  • maddenraiderfan

    Trade down with your 1st for a 1st and 2nd. Then draft:

    1. OL
    2. OL
    2. DT
    3. Tennant
    4. Spikes

  • jhill

    I will say that I would trade our #1 straight up for Haynesworth.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O: YOU PEOPLE need to realize that this is what the defensive front seven will look like next year when we have a 30th ranked run defense …

    Shaughnessy-Kelly-Seymour-Scott
    Wimbley-Morrison/Brown-Howard

    Richardson, Gunheim, Bryant, Joseph, Cooper, Nixon, Norris for depth

    yippee!

  • jhill

    we’re gonna start the undrafted Ivy Leaguer who weighs as much as JaMarcus Russell (290 lbs) next to Tommy “pants on the ground” Kelly

    ——————————————————-

    More likely scenario is Seymour playing next to Kelly and us drafting a guy like Pierre Paul.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jhill: YOU PEOPLE need to realize that this is what the defensive front seven will look like next year when we have a 30th ranked run defense …

    Shaughnessy-Kelly-Seymour-Pierre Paul
    Wimbley-Morrison/Brown-Howard/Scott

    Richardson, Gunheim, Bryant, Joseph, Cooper, Nixon, Norris for depth

    yippee!

  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    I didn’t know you smoked! lol

    Legalize it!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O: I haven’t for 8+ years!

    if I did I’d be calling for us to draft Joe Haden, Kyle Wilson, Taylor Mays or Eric Berry :)

  • http://atm Raider O

    You People don’t understand!!! Al signed Cooper to mask what he is thinking. He wants to draft Dunlap. lol

  • rastaraiders

    I just seen Chris Cooper @ Toys R Us in Dublin and I was thinking man, I wonder what this guy is doing these days. Little did I know what old man river had up his sleeve. Hope I don’t run into Junior Ioane @ Home Depot next.

  • RaiderRockstar

    this new guy Vittorio Tafur who replaced David White can’t keep up with Jerry Mac or even come close to what White used to give us …

    hopefully SF Gate realizes that they hired the JaMarcus Russell of journalism and finds a way to correct the problem prior to the draft!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Hope I don’t run into Junior Ioane @ Home Depot

    ***

    LOL @ Rasta!

    what about Antajj Hawthorne?

  • djohnnyg

    Hey Kirk Morrison,

    If the 3rd round tender you got is such an insult and you’re so much better than that, then why aren’t ANY teams snapping you up?

    Answer: Because you suck.

  • RaiderRockstar

    rastaraiders : who do you want the Raiders to draft in Round 1?

    pick 1 player. any player!

  • RaiderRockstar

    djohnnyg: same question

    who do you want the Raiders to draft in Round 1?

    pick 1 player. any player!

  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    “Expand you mind, and find your true self”
    Mary Jane

  • RaiderRockstar
  • aig

    Mistabrown,

    What do you think of Obama’s new peace plan today for the Israelis/Palestinians?

  • RaiderRockstar

    AIG: same question

    who do you want the Raiders to draft in Round 1?

    pick 1 player. any player!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Al signed Cooper to mask what he is thinking. He wants to draft Dunlap.

    ***

    Dunlap 8th overall would be worse than DHB last year!

    remember I said that. Al Davis is certainly capable of pulling such a stunt

  • aig

    I want them to draft Suh….

    if not Suh then take Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan.

  • RaiderRockstar

    if not Suh then take Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan

    ***

    I’ve heard good things about this Graham kid too.

    Is he just mainly a pass rusher, or a complete DE that is equally good against the run as well?

  • rastaraiders

    rastaraiders : who do you want the Raiders to draft in Round 1?

    pick 1 player. any player!
    NDAMUKONG SUH but thats wishful thinkng

    But I’d really like to trade down a get another pick in 2nd or 3rd and get Iupati guard from Idaho in the middle of the first.

    Need strength in the middle on both sides. Iupati and Gallery…Bush would have 1500 yards.

  • http://atm Raider O

    LMAO RR. I’m savng this one.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Later Gents.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Need strength in the middle on both sides.

    ***

    couldn’t agree more rasta!

    who would you target to address the D-Line (besides Junior Ioane. hehe)?