Defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti, a defensive tackle thought to have a good chance of making the Raiders roster last season only to be a training camp casualty on the final cut, has signed a contract, according to Raiders.com
Back at it this week, with Raiders’ OTA’s scheduled Tuesday through Thursday.
The thought of San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman wearing a Raiders uniform would have seemed preposterous as recently as two years ago.
The Cincinnati Bengals long have been a haven for misfits, players of questionable character and those who run afoul of the law. So, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Bengals have been linked to Raiders cast-off quarterback JaMarcus Russell.
Don’t forget to check out ESPN at 5 p.m. PDT today for the showing of “Straight Outta L.A.,” Ice Cube’s documentary about the Raiders in Los Angeles.
Our Chuck Barney has seen the piece and here’s what he thinks.
Chuck points out that Ice Cube has this to say about Oakland’s NFL team: “The silver and black might call another place home, but the Raiders will always belong to L.A.”
What do you guys think?
The league Monday announced the dates and starting times of the Raiders four exhibition games this summer. Here is the game-by-game breakdown:
The Raiders play the Dallas Cowboys on the road Aug. 12 at 6 p.m.
The Raiders play the Chicago Bears on the road Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
The Raiders host the 49ers on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.
The Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
The Raiders first roster cutdown to 75 players comes Aug. 31, between their final two exhibition games. The second and final mandatory roster cutdown to 53 players takes place Sept. 4.
Oakland’s first regular-season game is Sept. 12 against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.
Jumping to some conclusions before enjoying a family Mother’s Day outing heading into a week where I’m prohibited from posting (it’s technically called a vacation, although I’m not going anywhere):
Darren McFadden and Darrius Heyward-Bey had their cover blown.
Let’s dispense with the obvious.