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Raiders sign third-, fourth-round selections Veldheer, Campbell

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Almost half of the more than 250 players selected in the 2010 NFL draft in April are under contract. Yet, until Friday none of the Raiders nine draftees had signed.

That changed when the Raiders signed offensive linemen Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell to long-term contracts. The Raiders still have plenty of work to do in this area, given training camp begins in less than three weeks.

Not to worry, though. The Raiders have a long history of getting all of their draft picks signed in time for the start of training camp. The notable exception, of course, was former quarterback JaMarcus Russell missing all of training camp in 2007, as well as the first week of the regular season, while his agent and the Raiders haggled over a contract.

Veldheer was the third player selected by the Raiders, Campbell the fourth. Linebacker Rolando McClain (first round) and defensive end Lamarr Houston (2nd) are the only players selected higher who are unsigned.

McClain has said more than once that he doesn’t expect much difficulty in reaching agreement on a contract with the Raiders and that he intends to be on the field in Napa for the first practice.

The other draftees who have yet to sign are wide receiver Jacoby Ford (fourth-rounder), cornerback Walter McFadden (5th), linebacker Travis Goethel (6th), and defensive backs Jeremy Ware (7th) and Stevie Brown (7th).

None of those mid- to low-rounders are expected to pose a problem getting under contract, and deals should be consummated long before camp starts.

The Raiders have high hopes for Veldheer and Campbell. Both played offensive tackle in college, Veldheer at Hillsdale (Mich.) College and Campbell at Maryland. Campbell has moved to guard for now so that he can get more reps and become more versatile, according to coach Tom Cable.

The Raiders are hopeful that Veldheer and Campbell mature into starters before long and serve as the anchors for the offensive line for years to come. It’s conceivable that one or both will be in the starting lineup at some point this season, if not for the regular-season opener against the Tennessee Titans.

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  • aig

    Keep trying Rackoshytt,

    I know you need attention like Mrs. Raiders on here. Keep trying.

    I believed you wrote this …

    “Richochet Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    # aig Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Interesting take from Bo Jackson…..

    ————————
    Ignorant take, even for you.”

    Little Chihuahua, that was Bo Jackson’s take. Not my take. See BO JACKSON in there?…try reading next time, dubm fck.

  • Seymour Bush

    We have been here for ten seconds and already richochet is spewing his lies.

  • Seymour Bush

    You are a liar richochet. A scumbag Whiner fan liar.

  • # aig Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Rackoshytt,

    Did you say mcFadden was too small and too weak to be an nfl back?

    FYI, he’s 6-2 210lbs. I didnt realize that was too small to be a starting RB in this league.

    Too weak?
    Here are his pre-draft numbers….
    4.41 in the 40-yard dash…330-pound bench press…325-pound power clean…33-inch vertical jump…10′0″ broad jump…32 1/4-inch arm length…9 3/8-inch hands.

    I doubt that is too weak.

    You dont know shytt about football. McFadden’s problem is his center of gravity is too high along with small calves. He runs too upright and that is why he slips and falls. Dude, give it up. You dont know shytt.
    =========================
    LMFAO…geez…that was weak…even for the wife beater.

    That’s why he slips and falls? Because he runs upright?
    WTF??? You have any idea what you’re babbling about?

    He goes down when he’s TOUCHED BY ANYONE..because he’s weak. Because he has the smallest legs of any RB in the LEAGUE..bar none.

    McFumble NEVER breaks a tackle..ever..I think the line moved back maybe ONCE all last year, when he was carrying the ball, and that’s because the line was pushing. Other than that, he’s down immediately.

  • Seymour Bush

    How bout dem Whiners richochet! You’re actually a Whiner fan not a Raider fan aren’t you?

  • Seymour Bush

    You’ve already been caught in two lies richochet. We have been here ten seconds. Care to go on?

  • # Seymour Bush Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    We have been here for ten seconds and already richochet is spewing his lies.
    =====================
    And yet, you list NO LIES???

    Small wonder, OLD MAN.

    You’re almost what? 70?? Good thing you rely on rides, pops.

  • Seymour Bush

    Tell us how you’re NOT a Whiner fan and they suck richochet. Tell us.

  • Seymour Bush

    Richochet that’s now three lies. You can’t help yourself can you? It’s part of your mental illnesses isn’t it?

  • Old man? Can’t ya post as Debo, again, for old times sake? lol…how about 666? No?
    How about Cappy? Cappy’s always a hoot.

  • Seymour Bush

    You have mental illnesses that make you have problems telling the truth don’t you richochet?

  • priesttj

    That’s not being on time you neophyte it’s called the wrong drop, time has nothing to do with it. he took the wrong drop dumbell. A 3 step drop is a quick hitter he rarely made those kind of mistakes his mistakes were the depth of his 5 step drop each time was different. He was inconsistent in length of each step. that’s what technigue means. His 5 or 7 step drops were all over the place that’s what Henderson meant. If he were technigue sound the 5 step would be the same depth each and every time and his were not. Length of time was not the issue in his drops.

    Get a pen and paper and take notes son if you want to know, your guessing just like the Blogger.

  • Seymour Bush

    You have never told the truth once have you?

  • Seymour Bush

    Tell us Whiner fan. Tell us the truth for a change.

  • Seymour Bush

    Richochet you a pathological liar Whiner fan. Posing on a Raider site. Lowest of the low. That’s you isn’t it?

  • So…WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS…AFTER I SCHOOLED YOU ON THE FOLLOWING FIRST POST? where you came back and posted the SECOND ONE?? Where I then showed you where Clayton didn’t have even a SINGLE CARRY IN THE NFL, you’re saying ‘oh..it was a joke”??? lol…

    Really?? You hang around with people that stupid that say ‘oh..sure..I can see that’?
    I don’t think so, Old Man..

    Face it, dumbass, you don’t know shyte about the Raiders…OR the Niners.

    · Seymour Bush Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    How’s about David Baas wack-o? How is he doing? And hasn’t Thomas Clayton actually led the Whiners in rushing the last two seasons? Wack-o you HAVE TO TRY to be this STUPID. No one could be as stupid as you naturally.
    ============================

    # Seymour Bush Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    The Whiners drafted Glen Coffee in the 3rd round last year and he proved to be basically a bust. Thomas Clayton lead the Whiners in rushing the last two years before this one you complete utter dummass, but you didn’t know that did you? RB is on the top of the Whiner wish list asswipe.

  • Seymour Bush

    He must be changing out of his Frank Gore jersey.

  • Seymour Bush

    You didn’t school anyone. YOU are a liar aren’t you whiner fan? Why won’t you answer one simple question: no one here likes the Whiners. We like the Raiders. YOU are a whiner fan, aren’t you?

  • aig

    Little Chihuahua,

    is 6-2 210 lbs too small?

    Oh you didnt know that he ran too upright? Here is his pre-draft analysis dubm fck…

    “Couple the work load with his tendency to run upright and he might take on a lot of wear and tear in the NFL too quickly.”

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/621469/2008_nfl_combine_darren_mcfadden_silences.html?cat=14

    We know you’re an attention whore. I know you bark but I also know you dont know shytt either….woof woof woof

  • Seymour Bush

    Why won’t you answer the question. You can just lie as usual.

  • Hey…explain this gem, will ya?

    Seymour Bush Says:
    March 27th, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Staley: Started at RT, didn’t work out, moved to LT and is now looking to be replaced!
    =====================
    Only one of the top LT’s in the league, YOU DUMBASS.

  • Seymour Bush

    You are STILL posting that post from MONTHS AGO? I have five questions from RIGHT NOW richochet. Why won’t you answer VERY SIMPLE questions? Got a problem with the truth?

  • aig

    Priest,

    Give it up bro. I hate beating up on you.

    If the protection is a 3 step drop, what kind of pattern does the receiver run….I can assure you it’s not a 5 step drop pattern nor a 7 step drop pattern. You dig?

  • Seymour Bush

    I schooled you on that over 6 months ago. NOW you are getting schooled again. Why can’t you tell the truth, EVER? Why?

  • # aig Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Little Chihuahua,

    is 6-2 210 lbs too small?

    Oh you didnt know that he ran too upright? Here is his pre-draft analysis dubm fck…

    “Couple the work load with his tendency to run upright and he might take on a lot of wear and tear in the NFL too quickly.”

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/621469/2008_nfl_combine_darren_mcfadden_silences.html?cat=14

    We know you’re an attention whore. I know you bark but I also know you dont know shytt either….woof woof woof
    ============================
    Oh geez…stop…you’re just embarrassing yourself, you cowardly wife beater.

    Yeah, it says he runs upright…YOU STUPIDLY ADDED THAT BECAUSE OF THAT IS WHY HE FALLS DOWN…

    NO MORON…RUNNING UPRIGHT MEANS YOU TAKE ON MORE PUNISHMENT..doesn’t make you fall down.
    Of course, you never played sports..how would you know?
    Let me guess? You’re awesome in ping pong?
    Good for you.

  • Seymour Bush

    # Richochet Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hey…explain this gem, will ya?

    Seymour Bush Says:
    March 27th, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Staley: Started at RT, didn’t work out, moved to LT and is now looking to be replaced!
    =====================
    Only one of the top LT’s in the league, YOU DUMBASS.
    ================================================

    You an expert on the Whiners richochet? Tell us!!

  • Seymour Bush

    You keep avoiding EVERYTHING and posting posts I kicked your ass on 7 months ago. What is WRONG with you?

  • Seymour Bush

    Can you post without lying richochet?

  • Seymour Bush

    You putting on your Craptree away charger richochet?

  • I know..why don’t you tell everyone again how Holmgren WAITED FOUR MONTHS, AFTER BEING HIRED, BEFORE HE DECIDED TO KEEP RYAN??

    Let’s see the backtrack on that, lol…you sorry old man.

  • Seymour Bush

    Do you have a signed Alex Smith football richochet? Tell us without lying!

  • # Seymour Bush Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    # Richochet Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hey…explain this gem, will ya?

    Seymour Bush Says:
    March 27th, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Staley: Started at RT, didn’t work out, moved to LT and is now looking to be replaced!
    =====================
    Only one of the top LT’s in the league, YOU DUMBASS.
    ================================================

    You an expert on the Whiners richochet? Tell us!!
    ======================
    In other words, your sorry slapped down ass is wrong, and got owned.
    If you weren’t such a coward you would state as such.

    Oh hell, if you weren’t such a coward, YOU WOULDN’T CHANGE YOUR HANDLE SO OFTEN..

    Isn’t that exactly what cowards do? lol….you sorry little man

  • Seymour Bush

    We’ve been over that. YOU LOST. Tell us without lying if you’re a WHINER FAN. YOU STILL haven’t answered. You ashamed that you have been exposed as a troll?

  • Seymour Bush

    You are STILL spewing lies? You can’t help yourself can you? Why is that? Seriously.

  • Seymour Bush

    Why can you not help lying? Why?

  • HEY..I KNOW..why don’t you explain how it is you QUOTED ME ON AN EXCHANGE I HAD WITH Oakglen regarding Gruden flipping off Al…that happened ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE YOU CAME ON AS SEYMOUR??

    What?

    You’re going to say that you’re NOT OAKGLEN, and that you just happened to go back FOR A FULL YEAR, PLUS, AND READ ALL OF MY POSTS??

    is that it? lol….either way, you’re a dweeb.

  • Seymour Bush

    Richochet we have been here for ten minutes and ALL you have done is lie.

  • Hey, I know, I know…I torched your sorryass on everything regarding the Raiders…I also torched your ass on the Niners…

    And now?

    Oakdork: “You’re a liar..you’re lying. you’re a niner fan. You are. give me my geritol…BINGO!!!..you’re a liar”

    Tell me that’s not what I have to look forward to in 40 years…old man

  • Seymour Bush

    Richochet Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    HEY..I KNOW..why don’t you explain how it is you QUOTED ME ON AN EXCHANGE I HAD WITH Oakglen regarding Gruden flipping off Al…that happened ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE YOU CAME ON AS SEYMOUR??
    ==========================================

    I’m glad you brought that up: You claimed that Gruden flipped off Al. In the Oakland Coliseum. In front of 60,000 fans. And 20,000 camera phones. And 9 high tech high definition state of the art TV Cameras. But no image of this has EVER emerged. It was a another LIE YOU POSTED RIGHT? That why I engaged you, claiming it was a lie. You have never refuted that. You have just posted more lies.

  • Seymour Bush

    So, to summarize, EVERYTHING YOU DO HERE IS BASICALLY A LIE ISN’T IT?

  • Seymour Bush Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    “This idiotic comment ranks up with your “Gruden flipping Al off from the field” lunacy!”
    ==============================
    Well?

    LMFAO…I know you’re getting all stressed…can’t say anything…”oh…you is a big widdle wiar”…except…THOSE ARE YOUR WORDS..

    Well?

    DUDE..YOU ACTUALLY WENT BACK AND READ ALL THOSE OLD POSTS???

    IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?

    you’re my GROUPY?

    Either you’re my groupy, or your Oakglen.

    :mrgreen: ONE OF THE TWO…well? which is it?

  • Seymour Bush

    What has just happened here for the last ten minutes is you have been proven without any doubt to be a pathological liar. Check mate liar. Now, how bout dem Whiners!!

  • Seymour Bush

    You have just been proven to be a liar. How does that feel liar?

  • # Seymour Bush Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Richochet Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    HEY..I KNOW..why don’t you explain how it is you QUOTED ME ON AN EXCHANGE I HAD WITH Oakglen regarding Gruden flipping off Al…that happened ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE YOU CAME ON AS SEYMOUR??
    ==========================================

    I’m glad you brought that up: You claimed that Gruden flipped off Al. In the Oakland Coliseum. In front of 60,000 fans. And 20,000 camera phones. And 9 high tech high definition state of the art TV Cameras. But no image of this has EVER emerged. It was a another LIE YOU POSTED RIGHT? That why I engaged you, claiming it was a lie. You have never refuted that. You have just posted more lies.
    —————————
    WOW…the exchange between OAKGLENN AND MYSELF…

    over a YEAR BEFORE SEYMOUR BUSH GOT HERE….

    how did you know that TO QUOTE IT, ALMOST EXACTLY??

  • Seymour Bush

    You’re done richochet. Go lie somewhere else. At least have the balls to say you’re a Whiner fan. What’s wrong, ashamed?

  • Seymour Bush

    Why are you ashamed to be a Whiner fan richochet?

  • priesttj

    What does that have to do with punctual? 3 step drops were rarely used by the Raiders if at all last year. They ran 5 and 7 drops. The routes do vary with these drops based on what the defense is showing normal a 3 step is for a belly route or quick slant.

    Punctual is not the term used for this battery it’s called timing wether you understand that or not timing as a lot to do with the ball getting to the top of a route when the WR gets there. I’ve never hard the word “PUNCTUAL” lol they’re called timing routes.

    But I guess if you wish YOU can make up anything to siut yourself, and obviously you’ve achieved that. But why stop there we’ll call the drops PUNCTUAL as well. Let’s also call the defense punctual when the get a sack, or knock down a pass. That’s PUNCTUAL as well. LOL

    YOU are also a punctual idiot.

  • Seymour Bush

    Richochet Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    WOW…the exchange between OAKGLENN AND MYSELF…

    over a YEAR BEFORE SEYMOUR BUSH GOT HERE….
    ===========================================

    That’s ANOTHER LIE. You really are a pathological liar aren’t you?

  • aig

    Rackoshyt,

    thanks for answering my points…or actually, your rambling at attempts at answering my points.

    Good RB’s always have a good LOW center of gravity to make the cuts. I doubt you know that. But then again you didnt know that McFadden was 6-2 210lbs when you claimed that he was too weak and small to be a starting RB in this league.

    Keeping on barking…wooof woof woof

  • :mrgreen:

    Look at you…like a little child…getting slapped down, where you come across as totally defenseless.

    You do know others read, right?

    See the challenges?

    See YOUR words, that you, being a coward, never back up?

    See YOU run your typical silly “You’re a liar” take?

    the SAME TAKE YOU USE ON PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE??

    Yeah, you dumbass…same exact silly old man reply, lol…and everyone knows it.

    they also know YOU’RE MY BEYOTCH. 🙂

    And that won’t ever change.

    Oakglen: ‘you’re a liar..you are. No really. You lie”

    And you’re my own personal toy 🙂