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Raiders sign veteran guard Loper

By Steve Corkran
Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 4:42 pm in Oakland Raiders.

 The Raiders signed veteran guard Daniel Loper on Friday in a move that gives them more depth and experience.

Loper, 28, played in 40 games for the Tennessee Titans from 2006-08 and eight for the Detroit Lions last season. His only five starts as an NFL player came for the Lions.
Robert Gallery and Cooper Carlisle are the projected starters at left and right guard, respectively. Loper will compete for a backup spot during training camp. He is 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds.

Brandon Rodd is the only other player on Oakland’s 80-man roster listed as guard. However, several other players are capable of playing the position, including rookie fourth-round draft pick Bruce Campbell, veterans Khalif Barnes, Langston Walker, Chris Morris and Erik Pears.

Campbell played offensive tackle at Maryland, but he has been switched to guard so that he can get more playing time right away, according to coach Tom Cable.

Walker and Chris Morris started several games at left guard last season in place of an injured Gallery. Barnes hasn’t started any games at guard during his five-year NFL career, though he has received practice time there with the Raiders. Pears’ natural position is offensive tackle, but Cable has worked on making him more versatile in case called upon in an emergency.

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  • The Return of Godliness

    Jhill my dad is 6’6 300 plus and doesnt dig the fact Snoop was lying and saying NWA brought Raiders worldwide fame…My dad grew up at the coliseum and it just disrespects the people who were here from Day 1 ya know….we do know you LA guys love the team and we have your backs but when shyt like this goes on its a slap in the face

  • PlunkforHOF

    #339-#379.. a waste of my time to have to scroll thru, as it has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to due with my beloved Oakland Raiders and so I’ll leave the blog for now.

  • The Return of Godliness

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    #339-#379.. a waste of my time to have to scroll thru, as it has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to due with my beloved Oakland Raiders and so I’ll leave the blog for now.
    ***********************

    No plunk we wanna hear your views man!!! This is a big year all input is welcomed brother!

  • The Return of Godliness

    All in all Jhill you and I both are excited about this year. What Raider couldnt have juice for this season. I have concerns but I believe under Cable those guys wanna turn this around. Al humbled himself at some length and knows this is an uncapped year knowing a stroke may loom….this seaon isnt about 8-8 or some lame weak shyt as some bloggers say on here. Fuggin weak. I think Super Bowl or bust every season. The fuk are we playing for man? no one goes into a seaon saying we just want to win more games than usual. No you wanna be number 1!

  • PlunkforHOF

    Well, I will admit it wasn’t some of the name calling and slap fighting like I see here a lot.. Here are some points made recently I agree with:

    Adios JMR
    Good-great draft
    Cable not calling plays is good
    Unsure on the NT issue
    Mawae would be a good idea
    Undecided on T.O., but agree that Chaz is fragile.(I wish he wasnt)
    This is going to be a MUCH better year
    Kool-Aid tastes good

  • priesttj

    Jhill

    Man I was so tired of watching Kirk play with bad technigue and overdiagnos everything. He just played way too cautious or my taste. Similar to the way Huff was playing at safety until last year. I just want to see someone esle read and react with aggression.

    I’m hoping T Scott will get better. I know Tyvon will get better. But the corner have to support more aggressively which they did last year.

    In any 4/3 the 3tech is the key to everything. That is Richard Seymour if he has a great year we’ll be great if he’s average we’ll be average………period

  • PlunkforHOF

    ROG.. now you’re friggin rootin-tootin

  • The Return of Godliness

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Well, I will admit it wasn’t some of the name calling and slap fighting like I see here a lot.. Here are some points made recently I agree with:

    Adios JMR
    Good-great draft
    Cable not calling plays is good
    Unsure on the NT issue
    Mawae would be a good idea
    Undecided on T.O., but agree that Chaz is fragile.(I wish he wasnt)
    This is going to be a MUCH better year
    Kool-Aid tastes good
    ***************************************

    Cant disagree with you at all!!! You are on point brother

  • The Return of Godliness

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    ROG.. now you’re friggin rootin-tootin
    *************************

    I’m ready man…..everyone in the bay area is

  • The Return of Godliness

    # priesttj Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Jhill

    Man I was so tired of watching Kirk play with bad technigue and overdiagnos everything. He just played way too cautious or my taste. Similar to the way Huff was playing at safety until last year. I just want to see someone esle read and react with aggression.

    I’m hoping T Scott will get better. I know Tyvon will get better. But the corner have to support more aggressively which they did last year.

    In any 4/3 the 3tech is the key to everything. That is Richard Seymour if he has a great year we’ll be great if he’s average we’ll be average………period
    **************************************

    Someone please tell this idiot to go to bed….shut up BHP please

  • PlunkforHOF

    RRRRAAAAAAIIIIIIIDDDDDDEEEERRRRRSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Return of Godliness

    RAIDERS!!! You damn right Plunk!!!! And you should be in the Hall of Fame

  • PlunkforHOF

    TWO SB’s w/ an MVP!!!! There are QB’s in with less…

  • The Return of Godliness

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    TWO SB’s w/ an MVP!!!! There are QB’s in with less…
    ***************************************

    Its crazy and Tom Flores not in as well but f@ggot Marv Levy and other weak QBs?

  • PlunkforHOF

    It used to be we got our respect by kicking people’s F*cking a$$es

  • PlunkforHOF

    I’m stoked about:

    McClain

    Jason Campbell and a whole new QB attitude

    Playcalling and what that means for for our running backs

    Unpredictabilty on defense, ie: blitzes, 3-4/4-3 or ?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    No has said Richard Seymour is playing inside. He is playing the RDE position…he will move inside on passing downs like he did last year.

    Right now, the starting DT next to Kelly is the 290lbs Desmond Bryant.

    Cable never said anything about Seymour changing positions AND he was franchised as a DE.

    Houston is the LDE.

    Cable said that Bryant and TK are the NT candidates.

    So lets hope they know what they are doing.

    Because if McClain is having to focus on fighting LGs and C’s …and not getting to the Line of
    Scrimmage and hitting someone…well,

  • The Return of Godliness

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    It used to be we got our respect by kicking people’s F*cking a$$es
    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I’m stoked about:

    McClain

    Jason Campbell and a whole new QB attitude

    Playcalling and what that means for for our running backs

    Unpredictabilty on defense, ie: blitzes, 3-4/4-3 or ?
    ***************************************************

    Yeah man we getting back to it man….im sure of it……its our time now

  • The Return of Godliness

    SnB!!!!!! Sup brother?

  • The Return of Godliness

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    No has said Richard Seymour is playing inside. He is playing the RDE position…he will move inside on passing downs like he did last year.

    Right now, the starting DT next to Kelly is the 290lbs Desmond Bryant.

    Cable never said anything about Seymour changing positions AND he was franchised as a DE.

    Houston is the LDE.

    Cable said that Bryant and TK are the NT candidates.

    So lets hope they know what they are doing.

    Because if McClain is having to focus on fighting LGs and C’s …and not getting to the Line of
    Scrimmage and hitting someone…well,
    *************************************

    Long story short we need to get John Henderson or someone that can go up against the LG and C

  • The Return of Godliness

    SnB….we are about to get TO, you know that right?

  • PlunkforHOF

    All right.. 4am comes early. G’nite Nation!! Whats next? OTA’s? Is that this week?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    SnB….we are about to get TO, you know that right?
    =======================================================
    I don’t know about that one. Who goes to the bench? Shillens or Murphy….and we have DHB on the payroll too!

    And yes, John Henderson makes perfect sense right now. We don’t want to see McClain bust out do we?

  • The Return of Godliness

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    All right.. 4am comes early. G’nite Nation!! Whats next? OTA’s? Is that this week?
    *******************************

    Cool plunk!!!! Get that work done!!! Just Win

  • The Return of Godliness

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    SnB….we are about to get TO, you know that right?
    =======================================================
    I don’t know about that one. Who goes to the bench? Shillens or Murphy….and we have DHB on the payroll too!

    And yes, John Henderson makes perfect sense right now. We don’t want to see McClain bust out do we?
    ********************************************

    They want a vet I guess…….Watkins might get the ax then……suppose Muphy goes to bench and everyone slides down depth chart. TO desperate and no one wants to sign him.

    I’ll take him if he bows down and is humble in the presser and denounces playing for the 49ers

  • The Return of Godliness

    Yes John Henderson makes perfect sense SnB. All bay area media who i email believes so as well. We saw Tommy Kelly at NT in 2006 and it wasnt pretty. Bryant even at the rumored 310 lbs wont do much either. Those guys are NTs.

    And isnt it funny a dumbass like BHP says we dont have a NT in our 4-3 system but yet Tom Cable addresses who will play at NT?

    Tell BHP to take his old ass on to the bingo hall

  • The Return of Godliness

    Meant to say TK and Bryant arent NTs

  • The Return of Godliness

    anyhow time for the great one to shake da spot……yall stay solid and JUST WIN!

  • Nnamdi21

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    SnB….we are about to get TO, you know that right?
    =======================================================
    I don’t know about that one. Who goes to the bench? Shillens or Murphy….and we have DHB on the payroll too!

    And yes, John Henderson makes perfect sense right now. We don’t want to see McClain bust out do we?
    ********************************************

    They want a vet I guess…….Watkins might get the ax then……suppose Muphy goes to bench and everyone slides down depth chart. TO desperate and no one wants to sign him.

    I’ll take him if he bows down and is humble in the presser and denounces playing for the 49ers

    ===========

    In a T.O. scenario JLH is the one likliest to get the ax.

    Watkins, diverse, showing signs of life, Jacoby Ford and MAYBE Nick Miller battling for returns?

  • Kirk

    Kobe Bryant recently had fluid drained from his right knee and has not practiced in the week since their last game, and Andrew Bynum says his torn knee cartilage feels ‘a little worse.’

    Rut roh!

  • Gust372

    Funniest comment in the history of this blog:

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    to have Snoop on there was Ice Cube being a Hollywood b*tch and he better not cross my paths

  • Gust372

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    The return of nonsense continues:

    “Snoop will have to answer to my dad this year because they both are in that youth football league. My dad is beyond pissed”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    So, new thoughts since I signed off Friday???
    Avoid Merriman and sign Loper?
    Hmmm…

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

    I’m a Loper, not a doper…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Daniel Loper ???

    everybody wave goodbye to Rodd & Parsons!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Boston looks tough.

    go Suns!

  • hwnrdr

    Go Suns? Really? Haha!
    It just MAY be a rematch of 08!
    But, you never know…

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Does OTA’s start today?

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

    Wow. Jamarcus returns home to Mobile, where – surprise surprise – they now hate the Raiders. The comments on this article are pretty funny.

    http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/05/jamarcus_russell_returns_to_ho.html

  • RaiderRockstar

    I could care less what a bunch of porch monkeys in Mobile think about the Oakland Raiders!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    BSJ,

    Can’t really criticize the people he grew up with staying loyal to their native son.

    The situation with JaDavis was unfortunate for all involved….Set the Raiders back 3 to 5 years and gave us another hit to the reputation etc….

    JaDavis quit on himself and the team….Al Davis’ team culture enabled the bad behavior.

    I have moved on from JaDavis. We have a QB who wants to be here, works hard and has the physical tools to get the job done.

    Hopefully Cable builds a decent O-Line to block and Hue Jackson calls a good game.

    DT is still a big hole

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

    Congratualtions to Miss Michigan, our nation’s new Miss USA. She is the first Muslim to win – take THAT Raider O!

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/miss-michigan-captures-crown-93913069.html

    And don’t bother typing it – we did not steal her from Nohio.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Maysville’s Barber Shop, which is just a short walk from the Williamson campus where Russell first became a star, is unusually quiet on this afternoon until the talk turned to their old buddy.

    Mention the Oakland Raiders, and swear words begin to fly.

    The team they began to love on that April day in 2007 is now hated. Some of those silver and black caps and Raider nation T-shirts have already been tossed into the trash.

    When the Oakland Raiders cut Russell, they also lost a legion of fans in Alabama.

    “When they cut JaMarcus, it was like they cut Maysville, ” barber Moses Packer said. “It was like you lost a homey.”

    ***

    LOL!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Well, he lost many homeys a year ago!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    He guided the Raiders to seven victories in 25 starts, completing just 52.1 percent of his passes, with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He also lost 15 fumbles, was sacked 70 times and had a 65.2 passer rating.

    Those are not numbers befitting a No. 1 overall pick who was handed a seven-year contract with $32 million guaranteed.

    nuff said – article even compared him to Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch & Akili Smith. haha. hardly a ringing endorsement

  • RaiderRockstar

    does anybody think Jason Campbell will fall flat on his face in Oakland?

    then the blame goes to the O-Line, WR’s, run defense, HC, play caller and Al Davis???

    Jason Campbell will win AT LEAST 14 of his first 25 starts in Oakland imo

    write that down :P

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine II

    Jamarcus can take his 39 million, retire, and become sheriff of Maysville:

    http://www.bronzevillemetropolis.com/Images/black%20cowboy2.jpg

  • SinceFrankYouellField

    Aw, c’mon, Rockstar!

    Cut those Ala-in-bred-baman’s some slack.

    They’re just hurtin’ right now and lookin’ to blame anyone other than their “homey”.

    They’ll get over it once they realize he got the better of the deal. Hell, 5.6 mil per win and over 100 grand per completion ain’t bad!!!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bo,

    LMAO
    She is too pretty to be from preppie mich. You stole her too!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 17th, 2010 at 7:42 am
    does anybody think Jason Campbell will fall flat on his face in Oakland?

    then the blame goes to the O-Line, WR’s, run defense, HC, play caller and Al Davis???

    Jason Campbell will win AT LEAST 14 of his first 25 starts in Oakland imo

    write that down
    ======================================================
    I agree 100%. I think with Campbell and Hue Jackson, the offense will look professional. Now if Cable’s baffoonery on the O-Line doesn’t improve…well……

    Campbell is light years ahead of any QB this team has had since Gannon.

    If this doesn’t work, then Davis needs to sell