Raiders confirm Campbell deal

The slow news day continues . . .

— The Raiders are confirming the Jason Campbell deal, which was already confirmed on site at the NFL draft.

— Raiders CEO Amy Trask said linebacker Kirk Morrison spoke with Al Davis, who thanked the Oakland product for his services and said the door was always open to him.

— Offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, talked to reporters by conference call, sounded disappointed to last until the fourth round but promised to show up with a chip on his shoulder and prove his he more than a workout warrior.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • VancouverRaider

    Bryan McFadden 5’11” 181, He ran a 4.40 and a 4.39 40-time at his proday…

    Although McFadden was an all-state pick in Florida, a hot-bed of football talent, he did not get his chance to start until his junior year because of the Tigers’ depth at the cornerback. Once on the field, he became the playmaker and leader coaches believed he could be.

    After redshirting his first year at Auburn, the cousin of NFL cornerback Bryant McFadden (and LSU corner Patrick Peterson) played 11 games (two tackles) primarily on special teams in 2006. He participated in every game as a sophomore, finishing in high style with four tackles, one for loss, and a pass break-up against Clemson in the Chik-fil-A Bowl.

    Finally getting the starting job for all 12 games in 2008, McFadden had two interceptions and eight pass breakups. He then finished his career with a second-team All-SEC senior season, intercepting six passes and breaking up 10 others in addition to making 46 tackles, 4.5 for loss

    Walter McFadden (5-11, 181), who did not participate in the combine, ran a 4.40 and 4.43 40, had a 35.5 vertical leap, 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump, 4.31 short shuttle, 6.94 three-cone drill and completed five reps in the bench press. – Gil Brandt, NFL.com

    Read & React: Good reaction skills, though he doesn’t rush to support the run. Rarely fooled in coverage, showing good burst to the line of scrimmage to defend the receiver screen. Can be beaten with good play-action, but has the acceleration and straight-line speed to recover.

    Man Coverage: Natural coverage skills. Rare timed speed, which translates well onto the field. Loose hips and quick feet to turn and run with receivers. Changes directions smoothly and shows a burst to break on the ball. Quick, active hands for press coverage. Lacks the bulk teams are looking for in a press coverage corner, but is aggressive. Doesn’t back down from the challenge of a bigger receiver.

    Zone Coverage: A bit higher in his back-pedal than scouts would prefer. Good vision and route-recognition for zone coverage. Keeps his eyes peeled on the quarterback but has a sense of where receivers in front and behind him are going. Breaks quickly on the ball.

    Closing/Recovery: One of his better traits. Shows an explosive burst to close on the ball and has natural ball skills (six INTs as a senior). Can be too aggressive fighting for the ball, despite his slight frame, and draw the flag. Times his leaps well to compete against bigger receivers, but can be pushed aside. Needs to add more strength.

    Run Support: An area of relative concern. Isn’t a coward, but doesn’t fight through blocks consistently or fight to get involved (only 10 assisted tackles in 2009). Willing to take on the bigger back and is generally reliable in the open field.

    Tackling: Scrappy tackler who doesn’t back down from a challenge. Experienced gunner and generally a reliable open-field tackler. Won’t wow anyone with his explosiveness, but consistently gets his opponent to the ground with low, wrap-up tackles.

    Intangibles: Good bloodlines. Cousin, Bryant McFadden, is an NFL cornerback for the Cardinals. Cousin Patrick Peterson is a highly-regarded rising junior cornerback for LSU. Accomplished special teams performer. Had to wait his turn at Auburn, but quietly developed into one of the better playmaking corners in the SEC over his two starting seasons. Coaches say he’s matured quite a bit in his four years and now is considered a solid person, smart player and team leader


  • severe…

    where is the quote?

  • raiderbaum

    traded out

  • DKnight007

    Calloway, Black, Carter or Blount!

  • GG

    it’s true about a protypical NT, short be like a prototypical Center…about 6’2″, short for lower center of gravity. and 300+ lbs is good.

  • DKnight007

    GG Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 11:32 am
    it’s true about a protypical NT, short be like a prototypical Center…about 6′2″, short for lower center of gravity. and 300+ lbs is good.


  • wow. another lb

  • the_big_one_of_83

    a linebacker what the

  • 30 year raider

    i want the guy that ripped off 225lbs 44TIMES TO PLUG THE MIDDLE JEFF OWENS DT/NT

  • DKnight007

    Travis who??

    Ugh….Lousy pick….Special Teamer if anything but I would like to surprised….

    Should have taken Blount or a nasty Guard!

  • GG

    It’s amazing Jamar Chaney has not been drafted.
    Goethel has only a 2.0 grade on NFL.com

  • severeraiderz

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    where is the quote?


    what quote???

  • the_big_one_of_83

    that was questionable

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    WE just drafted Slade Norris’ replacement

  • DKnight007

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 11:36 am
    WE just drafted Slade Norris’ replacement

    I hate waste picks!


  • 30 year raider


  • 30 year raider

    WHY NOT DT/NG JEFF OWENS?????? the guy is like a grady jackson

  • DKnight007

    They better be on the phones with some potential FA RB’s or fat guy NT’S!!

  • Twinkle

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 11:21 am
    FB Jackson
    C Byers, Cook
    G Carter
    T Black, Calloway
    DT Owens, Ross, Mullins, Ivey
    RB Dwyer, Blount

    who will it be fellas? 4 picks to go?Any of the above.
    Haynesworth and VandenBocsh wipe the field w our azzes,
    Haynesworth to the Skins and Vandenbocsh disappears and
    now Snyder’s shopping the big guy round for a sack of
    footballs.WTF!!Maybe Al’s still on the phone.Luv to see Haynesworth a Raider on top of this draft.

  • NorthernD

    The guy is a special teams guy. The next Sam Williams…

  • Raider-DEE

    Goethel might be another Teddy Bruschi …He’s tough , versatile, blue collar guy … high effort over achiever.!!!

  • Raider-DEE

    I saw him at Ariz state….

    Tough as nails!!!

  • Raider-DEE

    He was everywhere on the field when Ariz state went into the coloseum and beat the crap outta my USC trojans last season!!

    I think it’s a good pick!!

    I’m sure the Raider scouts saw that game!!

  • the_big_one_of_83

    well atleast we can be the best in the bay

  • the_big_one_of_83

    haynesworths adittude sucks

  • 30 year raider

    Raider-DEE Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    He was everywhere on the field when Ariz state went into the coloseum and beat the crap outta my USC trojans last season!!

    I think it’s a good pick!!

    I’m sure the Raider scouts saw that game!!

    thats not saying alot…. my momma ran all over that TROJAN DEFENSE LAST YEAR AS WELL!!!!

  • stabler

    We couldn’t solve EVERYTHING in one draft. Gentlemen, celebrate the end of the sorry Jamarcus Russell experiment over all else. Addition by subtraction. Lots of good things in the past few days for Raider Nation.

  • 30 year raider