Raiders sign Walter McFadden

The Raiders announced the signing of cornerback Walter McFadden on their Twitter account Monday, as well as on Raiders.com

A fifth-round draft pick out of Auburn (No. 138 overall), McFadden will be given a chance to win a job as a nickel back, according to coach Tom Cable.

McFadden is the third draft pick to sign, following third-round pick Jared Veldheer and fourth-rounder Bruce Campbell, both offensive linemen.

According to a source familiar with defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, contract talks are expected to begin this week.

Others in the draft class include middle linebacker Rolando McClain (first round, eighth overall), wide receiver Jacoby Ford (fourth round, No. 108), linebacker Travis Goethel (sixth round, No. 190), cornerback Jeremy Ware (seventh, No. 215) and safety Stevie Brown (seventh, No. 215).

The Raiders historically are one of the NFL’s better teams at getting players signed and in to camp on time, with you-know-who the notable exception.

Last year’s top pick, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, missed the first practice but was good to go for the afternoon session.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • I’m really sorry about the way I’ve been acting here, everyone. IT’S NOT COOL. No reason for me to come in here and be a jerk all the time. I have issues at home, and I take it out in here. HATE MY WIFE. She’s screwing a street dancer. HOPE SHE CATCHES SICKLE CELL! Hate my kids, too. My son is gay. I can tell. He refused to play football. SAD. RICHOCHET’S NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. So I tend to take it out in here. APOLOGIZE. FEEL BAD. FEEL LIKE A PEANUT. CHUMP. LOSER. MORON. Turning a new leaf. Accept my apology?

  • aig

    Big Ted,

    I’ve always thought CJ should have been a free safety. he gets burned from time to time in the corner slot but he hits like a safety. With his speed and cov skills, he’s perfect as a FS. Def better than Hiram Eugene.

  • BigTed707

    Point is, no matter what YOU think of Routt, he is in line for a starting position opposite Nnamdi, and CJ is in competition with McFadden for the nickel, lol.

    The fact that he’ll be paid $3.268 million for the 2010 season makes it very hard to dispute this point. However, the Raiders can choose to rescind the offer. Something to keep an eye on during camp.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Routt sucks!!!!

    The most over rated player on the team. I got so tired of watching him get burned last year and his down field tackling is horrrrrrrrrrrible!!!!!

  • aig

    unfortunately Routt is Al Davis’ boy. We can’t have it all this offseason can we.

  • BigTed707

    AIG:he gets burned from time to time in the corner slot but he hits like a safety.
    So does #21. CJ has done a great job in the last 2 years. Last year we were #7 in the league in pass defense. However, anybody would be better than Hiram Eugene.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Heck RRS went all the way back to 2007 with some of his propoganda.


    Actually, it was 2005 Jwigg!

    but it wasn’t “propoganda” saying that he covers #1 WR’s … I think I proved that (see the pix)

    my original examples were Jackson & Bowe, but I showed pix of a few more players he got beat by for fun 🙂

  • RaiderRockstar

    MR: do you really think you’re fooling anybody by posting as Rich and saying “I’m Richochet” ???



  • RaiderRockstar

    anybody would be better than Hiram Eugene.


    Ted: think he’ll get beat out by Stevie Brown or Jerome Boyd?

    it may come down to whoever is the best special teams player. Let’s not forget that Eugene received a 2nd round tender and is a Cable favorite (even though he sucks, like Routt)

  • RaiderRockstar

    MR: I own you hippie

    pipe down and polish my shoes. when you’re finished, wash the windows and scrub the toilets



  • BigTed707

    Here is another good hit on Sproles, this one is from my boy – Thomas Howard:


  • RaiderRockstar

    Stephen Tulloch “can’t wait for football to start”

    Posted by Evan Silva on July 13, 2010 12:52 PM ET

    As pointed out by Jim Wyatt in a Tuesday blog post for the Nashville Tennessean, Titans linebacker Stephen Tulloch doesn’t sound like a player poised to skip training camp despite his offseason-long absence from voluntary workouts.

    “At the house watching cutups of last season, breaking down film,” tweeted Tulloch Monday night, in less grammatically correct form. “I tell you one thing, I’m a man on a mission. I can’t wait for football to start.”

    Tulloch can fulfill his wish soon, as Titans training camp opens later this month. And the team needs him, with fellow linebacker Gerald McRath suspended for the first four regular season games, David Thornton still recovering from offseason surgery, and Keith Bulluck not in Tennessee’s immediate plans. Tulloch ranked 13th in the league in tackles last season.

    Tulloch signed his one-year, $2.521 million restricted free agent tender in mid-June, but wants a long-term extension. According to the Tennessean, the Titans won’t be giving him one “in the near future.”


    sounds like the Titans are in bad shape at LB

  • RaiderRockstar

    Rumors fly of new Roethlisberger golf course incident

    Posted by Mike Florio on July 13, 2010 11:19 AM ET

    We’ve received multiple e-mails over the past two days from folks sharing rumors of a new incident involving Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a body part other than his heart.

    As the rumor goes (and it’s spreading quickly), Roethlisberger was golfing in Columbus, Ohio, and he urinated on the course. Though it’s not an uncommon event (I guess I can admit to it now since I haven’t golfed in at least 14 years, which likely exceeds all applicable statutes of limitation), the complicating factor in this case arose from the fact (supposedly) that a woman witnessed the incident, that she complained about it, and that she now wants to press charges.

    We’ve temporarily donned our journalism fedora (it even has a card sticking out of the ribbon that says “PRESS”), and we’ve learned from a source close to Roethlisberger that he was indeed golfing in Columbus, Ohio but that another member of his foursome peed under a tree, prompting a complaint from a woman.

    Per the source, Roethlisberger got involved and helped to calm the woman down. (Hopefully, not with shots.)

    So while, for now, it appears that Roethlisberger won’t have to whip out the uromysitisis poisoning defense in order to avoid further scrutiny from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Ben may not be out of the woods. Just like the Mike Vick bang-bang birthday party, the incident can attract the kind of scrutiny that potentially leads to information prompting further punishment from Goodell — or, possibly, a decision not to reduce Roethlisberger’s suspension from six games to four.


    LOL! “little ben” keeps popping up or popping out!

  • #

    # Raider O Says:
    July 13th, 2010 at 8:58 am


    You were right. Spain had a good team, but I still think Argentina & Germany were better that the Weed Smoking Pimps.

    Argentina surely had a better squad, problem is they had a cheerleader for coach, no strategic abilities at all, Germany’s Joachim Löw, was clearly the best coach of the WC, strongly followed by Paraguays coach..

    Holland went so far as they did, because they have the most clever players and helluva coach… furhtermore ALL their players play in the top clubs in the top leagues…

    Most German players play in BundesLiga, and only half of the Argentinian squad plays in Europe…

    no wonder Spain won, (as I said the would) nearly all their players come from either Real of Barca..

  • RaiderRockstar

    Upon further review … the Titans still have Will Witherspoon, Jamie Winborn & Rennie Curran at LB (besides Stephen Tulloch)

    no Gerald McRath, David Thornton or Keith Bulluck in Week 1 may not be such a big deal 🙁

  • BigTed707

    Ted: think he’ll get beat out by Stevie Brown or Jerome Boyd?

    Stevie Brown looks better to me.
    Jerome Boyd looks like a speedster.

    Stevie Brown
    Senior (2009) … elected team captain … earned fourth varsity letter … Roger Zatkoff Award winner as Michigan’s top linebacker … started all 12 games at strongside linebacker … contributed on special teams in every game … team’s leading tackler with 80 stops … third on squad with eight tackles for loss … also contributed one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and four pass breakups … tied career high with nine stops on four occasions (Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin) … made first career start at linebacker and 13th consecutive start vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), making six tackles … recorded six tackles including two TFLs at linebacker vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) … forced fourth career fumble early in the third quarter against the Irish … posted eight tackles and 1.5 TFLs vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) … set a career-best nine tackles vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) … matched career high with nine stops at Michigan State (Oct. 3) … added one TFL and had an 18-yard return on an interception against the Spartans … made three tackles and broke up two passes at Iowa (Oct. 10) … recorded two solo tackles, one TFL and one PBU against Delaware State (Oct. 17) … posted four stops and an assisted TFL vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) … earned eight tackles and second-career sack against Illinois (Oct. 31) … made a career-tying nine tackles and one TFL vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) … matched career high with nine tackles at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) … made seven tackles vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).

    Jerome Boyd:
    6-foot-2 and 217 pounds, started his final two seasons at the University of Oregon. He recorded 80 tackles last season and was named the team’s Bob Officer Award as the player who excelled despite physical adversity and injury.
    Boyd. 22, also owns the distinction of posting the fastest 40-yard dash time in Oregon history for a linebacker at 4.33 seconds. He was an Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 his junior and senior seasons.
    Boyd played safety in high school and was regarded as the sixth-best prospect at that position. It’s conceivable that he will be converted to safety, given his lack of desired size for a linebacker in the NFL.

    Hiram Eugene on special teams:

  • *… as I said they would

  • aig

    LMN, did you ever get on Dell’s fantasy league?

  • DKnight007

    SPAIN was the most balanced team and had the smartest skill players overall and a heckuva keeper in Casillas.

    By beating Germany (AGAIN) and then beating a gritty team like Holland who have dangerous set piece plays, they deserved being WC champion!

    Del Bosque is heckuva coach as well!

    Viva Espana!

  • J Wiggle

    Well again I say there are a couple facts that we won’t get past despite how we feel about certain players.

    Mike Mitchell and Stan Routt will be on the field for us this year.

    Print that!

  • DKnight007

    Richochet Says:
    July 13th, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Steinbrenner: An owner who really did want to win. Al Davis should take notes.

    Exactly….hopefully after the smart and wise offseason moves this year by the Raiders is the start of the old man staying out of the way and letting his coaches and scouts do their jobs.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Well again I say there are a couple facts that we won’t get past despite how we feel about certain players.


    for every pro Nick Miller/Stanford Routt post you make, I have a pro Johnnie Lee Higgins/Chris Johnson post. haha

    Print that!

  • El Tato


  • RaiderRockstar

    Mike Mitchell and Stan Routt will be on the field for us this year.


    Eugene & Routt are trash. I’ll take Mitch though 🙂

    not to be confused with Mich, Raider O!

  • El Tato

    Germany had a GREAT team, much better than Holland. Argentina had the best forward inh the WC but a very average rest of the team with a few exceptions (Mascherano in the middle), also Brazil had a very good team, better than Holland, but Holland beat.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jwigg: so you think Bruce Campbell (who played LT in college) replacing a 5 year starter at RG is possible, but Walter McFadden replacing a nickel back who can’t cover an eggroll with a 10×12 blanket isn’t?

  • BigTed707

    Maybe Routt was tendered so high because Al is fixin’ to trade Asomugha.

    What do y’all think of them apples?

    I’d rather see Routt start opposite Aso, CJ37 would be a stud nickel.

  • J Wiggle

    I have a pro Johnnie Lee Higgins/Chris Johnson post


    tit for tat, huh …

    well JLH is the #4 WR over Nick Miller at this point. No argument here. He just better hope Jacoby Ford doesn’t catch fire.

    As for CJ, I think he’ll beat out McFadden for that nickel job.

  • El Tato

    hey Milicia, 2 spanish players play in my city team in Bilbao, Llorente and Javi Martinez. You will hear about them in few years from now, good young players who will be moving to a better team in 1 or 2 years, especially Javi Martinez.

  • Heat are closing in on adding Big Z and Juwan Howard….who are they going after next…Robert Parish?

  • J Wiggle

    Jwigg: so you think Bruce Campbell (who played LT in college) replacing a 5 year starter at RG is possible, but Walter McFadden replacing a nickel back who can’t cover an eggroll with a 10×12 blanket isn’t?


    Apples to Oranges.

    First of all, AGAIN, I don’t think Stan Routt is a nickel corner. Might be the worst Nickel coverage guy in the league. So McFadden winning the nickel job = irrelevant to Stan Routt.

    As for Carlisle, he was arguably the worst OL guy we had last year. Campbell can’t be any worse.

  • aig

    Al will not trade Nnamdi. No way. That is one of his best draft pick ever and he’d never let him get away.

    Al is fixated on Routt because he took Routt out of no where in rd 2. He would never let go of players he reached for unless they really give him the finger. Sam Williams, James Trapp, James Jett, and Routt.

    Although I think Routt is much better outside than on the inside.

  • J Wiggle

    Heat are closing in on adding Big Z and Juwan Howard….who are they going after next…Robert Parish?


    Z couldn’t even beat out Shaq last year, lol!

    Howard ????

    Well I guess who else is going to play for veteran minimums?

    I thought they over paid for Haslem, but what do I know with Dallas and Denver offering him 20 million MORE than the heat, lol!

  • DKnight007

    hwnrdr Says:
    July 13th, 2010 at 7:43 am
    MistaBrown Says:
    July 13th, 2010 at 7:41 am
    Morrow sucks ship him and his spongebob grill to NJ.


    Letting their best shooter besides Curry go in Morrow is yet ANOTHER stupid move by the LOOOOUUUUSSY Warriors!

    Ugh! LOL

  • J Wiggle

    All I know is Mitch Kupchak is pulling aces outta his sleves, lol.

    Caracter is being called “possibly the steal of the draft”!

    Way to upgrade Josh Powell Kupchak!

    Oh, and nice upgrade of Morrison to Ebanks!

  • J Wiggle

    How dumb is Shannon Brown, LOL!

    I guess he didn’t learn anything from Ariza and Odom last year.

    He better try and get on the phone with Kupchak before Raja Bell meets up with Kobe!

  • J Wiggle




    That’s at least 4 more rings right there, lol!

  • RaiderRockstar

    2010-2011 Miami Heat:

    Dwyane Wade
    LeBron James
    Chris Bosh
    Mario Chalmers
    Udonis Haslem
    Mike Miller
    Juwan Howard
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    so far so good!

    who’s next?

    They have extended a qualifying offer to center Joel Anthony

    I could easily see Jamaal Magloire, Carlos Arroyo, James Jones, Dexter Pittman, Da’Sean Butler, Earl Watson or Jason Williams on this team …

  • DKnight007

    Azbuke, Randolph, Morrow and Turiaf GONE for an overpaid David Lee and some scrub Wright??


    “Genius” moves! hahahaha….yeah riiiiiight!


  • RaiderRockstar

    Nate Robinson is close to deal to remain in Boston

    Luke Ridnour nears four-year deal with Timberwolves to add to team’s point guard collection

    Dirk Nowitzki: “I want Shaq”

    Bobcats out of big trade; Barbosa for Turkoglu still on

    Al Jefferson traded to Jazz for picks. Minnesota’s self destruction continues.

  • RaiderRockstar


    this guy belongs on the Miami Heat, obviously

  • J Wiggle

    I just don’t understand Minnesota’s plan …

    Too bad for Rambis that he signed on with that disaster.

    Luke Ridnour ????

    That better signal a Rubio trade!

  • RaiderRockstar
  • RaiderRockstar
  • DKnight007
  • fat kidd

    here goes the basketball bs

  • RaiderRockstar

    First of all, AGAIN, I don’t think Stan Routt is a nickel corner. Might be the worst Nickel coverage guy in the league. So McFadden winning the nickel job = irrelevant to Stan Routt.


    Jwigg: Routt has been our nickel corner since 2005. 5 years

    you think he’ll finally crack the starting lineup in Year #6, just because Al Davis over-valued & over-paid him ???

    he’s essentially on a 1-year deal and we drafted 2 DB’s. plus we’ve got an excellent cover man in Huff begging for CB opportunities. Even if CJ37 flops in his 3rd year starting over Routt, Routt isn’t guaranteed anything imo

  • fat kidd

    Roethlisberger public urination investigation confirmed
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 13, 2010 2:52 PM ET
    We mentioned earlier today the existence of rumors that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was peeing at a Columbus, Ohio golf course recently, that a woman witnessed it, that she complained about it, and that she wanted to press charges.

    We were told by a source close to Roethlisberger that another member of his foursome was the one who made No. 1, and that Roethlisberger ultimately helped persuade the woman not to pursue the matter.

    Multiple reports are now emerging that, indeed, police in Dublin, Ohio investigated a complaint regarding urination on the course. Carl Prine of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Roethlisberger did not do the public peeing, that the woman (who owns property along the course) ultimately decided against pressing charges, and that the proprietors of the Muirfield Village Golf Club agreed to handle the situation by reminding golfers to use the available restrooms.

    Prine reports that police did not interview the golfers. (There also presumably was no Porky’s-style line up.)

    TMZ has some slightly different details, which suggest that perhaps Roethlisberger isn’t innocent of watering the grass. Per TMZ, the woman initially called the golf club’s pro shop and described the perpetrator of the peeing. She was told that the person fitting the description provided was Roethlisberger. The woman then called police and reported that Roethlisberger was peeing in public.

    According to TMZ, police arrived at the club and determined that no crime had been committed. By the time the police showed up, Roethlisberger and the rest of his foursome were “long gone.” Based on the one-page report obtained by TMZ, the incident occurred between the 17th green and the 18th tee.

    Though Roethlisberger’s camp maintains that Ben didn’t do the peeing, the information obtained by TMZ suggests that maybe he did, and that perhaps one of the other guys in the pee party will take the fall if this incident should grow legs, as far as the NFL is concerned.

    Is it a big deal? No. Is it newsworthy in light of Roethlisberger’s potential involvement, given his recent history? Hell yes.

    Maybe, in the end, we’ll learn that he was merely leaving his autograph in the sand pit. Then again, with a name like Roethlisberger, he would have had to first drink a 64-ounce soda from the nearest Kwik-E-Mart.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Prine reports that police did not interview the golfers. (There also presumably was no Porky’s-style line up.)



    hey fatty, how many times have you heard your girl say “tie it in a knot PeeWee!” ???

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raja Bell should go to Miami so he can punk Kobe Bryant some more and earn a ring doing it, this time …