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Brown signed, McClain, Houston remain

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 4:48 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders announced the signing of Michigan safety Stevie Brown, taken in the seventh round of the draft.

All that remains are the top two picks _ Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain and Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston.

Houston said in a phone interview he was leaving negotiations up to his agent (Jordan Woy) but expected to be in uniform and practicing when the Raiders hold a double session a week from today.

Although the NFL released the Raiders reporting date as July 28, players actually arrive a day earlier, on Tuesday, and will spend Wednesday in a series of meetings in preparation for the first practices.

Coach Tom Cable will speak to the media Wednesday.

Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant is the only wide receiver to have signed so far. Last year at this time, just two first-round picks had signed.

As the No. 8 overall pick, McClain can expect a contract roughly equivalent to last year’s No. 7 selection, Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey received $23.5 million in guaranteed money.

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  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND IS A GOOD DAY.GOOD 2 C U BACK 4EVA. GLAD CAMP IS FINALY HERE. MAYBE WE CAN GET SOME DAY-2-DAY REPORTS.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I remember back in the day when we didn’t get a Jerry Mac report until the next days paper.

    Man life without the blog and twitter updates?? That’s for the birds!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Game three for the Raiders will be a toss-up as they take on the Arizona Cardinals on the road.

    The pass defense will be tested against a big time receiver, but I think they might surprise a few folks on this one. Matt Leinart does not strike fear into the heart of any defense I know.

    They will play the run well, and grab a win on the road. This game is a toss-up prediction wise, but I will most likely pick the Raiders when the time comes. But look for Oakland to be 2-1.

    *************************************

    I will be there, and I have this strange feeling it is going to be a shootout. 34-31 or something crazy like that.

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    r8eray Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Dancing in the streets was the scene in Oakland California as the Raiders finally unloaded JaMarcus [cough]
    ************

    Gawd….thats GREAT!

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Fukkin-A DIRT-LOT!

  • Thec07

    This blog has officail sank to a new level of depravity… You allow 4evaRaider to post…..

  • Thec07

    what is going on 4eva????? Hoe you been Bro???

  • Thec07

    Excuse my lousy typing, thats How have you been????

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    I know Thec….i cant believe they let me post Bro!!!!!!!

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    hoe you been great 2 Thec!

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    *)

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    8)

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thec07

    4evaRaider Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    I know Thec….i cant believe they let me post Bro!!!!!!!

    +++++++++++++++++

    If it were up to me you would be banned 4ever…
    Any ho, you playing fantasy this year Bro???

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

    Any ho?

  • Thec07

    Just about…

  • fat kidd

    Ravens sell out the season, quickly
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 23, 2010 11:44 AM ET
    At a time when the NFL is fretting about fans choosing to stay home and watch the game on TV, the Ravens won’t be experiencing that dynamic in 2010.

    Single-game tickets went on sale this morning, and they’re all gone for each regular-season game. Fewer than 1,000 remain for the team’s two preseason contests.

    Now, if only the franchise would have similar fortune in their dealings with Ed Reed.

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Thec…. YEP cant wait 2 kick some bro booty!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    new post

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    That was a great read…. thanx jerry!

  • fat kidd

    1st

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    lol!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    friggin work….getting in the way of my comments!

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Ok Bros!

    C-Ya l8er!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nnamdi21

    Can Hue Jackson bring Huge Action?

    I hope he can get us in the end zone!!!

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/exclusives

  • fat kidd

    Kenyon Cotton, Former Baltimore Ravens RB, Dies at 36
    7/23/2010 10:24 AM ET By FanHouse Staff
    Kenyon Cotton, a former Baltimore Raven running back, died Friday following complications after surgery to repair a torn Achilles’ tendon.

    According to reports in the Minden (La.) Press-Herald, Cotton had outpatient surgery to repair a torn Achilles’ last week.

    Cotton reportedly suffered breathing complications after returning home from the procedure. As a result, he was admitted to a south Louisiana hospital and later placed into a medically induced coma in preparation to address his medical situation.

    “From what I’m told, when he came out of the coma, he had a series of strokes back to back,” Kenyon Allen, Cotton’s younger cousin, told the paper. “He had been on life support the entire time he was in the hospital.”

    Allen said the percentage of dependency on the life support fluctuated. Following the series of strokes, Cotton became fully dependent on life support.

    Cotton reportedly passed away Friday after being taken off life support.

  • Nnamdi21

    fat kidd Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Ravens sell out the season, quickly
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 23, 2010 11:44 AM ET
    At a time when the NFL is fretting about fans choosing to stay home and watch the game on TV, the Ravens won’t be experiencing that dynamic in 2010.

    Single-game tickets went on sale this morning, and they’re all gone for each regular-season game. Fewer than 1,000 remain for the team’s two preseason contests.

    Now, if only the franchise would have similar fortune in their dealings with Ed Reed.

    ==========================

    Fretting” about pricing normal people out of the League they created.

    Please…

  • r8eray

    Dude…that’s like saying I went to my dentist for oral surgery and died the day after! Wow, never knew a torn achilles was that severe!!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    My Raider Authentic jersey with the 50 year patch just arrived!

    I have been wanting one with a patch since they came out.

  • buckeyeraider

    ‘Sup fells?

    The weekend is upon us. And football season is right around the corner.
    Gotta love it!

  • raideredoutL.A.

    had a dream last night that the raiders recovered a fumble early off a vicious hit in kick or punt return coverage against the titans, when the refs pointed the raiders way I got up and yelled, YEAH!, that eventually woke me up.

  • r8eray

    Bought one of them accross the street from the coliseum. I was staying at La Quinta Inn and some guy rolls up in a van full (of #21, #75, #80, #81 a couple more I forgot to mention) for 60 bucks!! That was a great deal if you ask me.

  • buckeyeraider

    Nnamdi,
    Thanks for the link. Nice article on Hue Jackson. That might turn out to be the biggest move of all in what has been a very positve offseason.

    If this guy is actually able to cure all that ails the Silver & Black Offense, like he is being counted on, then this guy ought to be at least nominated for a Nobel Peace prize. For bringing peace and harmony to the long suffering Raider Nation.

    But you gotta love everything Jerry has been reporting about how Hue is handling the offense in practice. Can’t wait for some training camp updates.

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

    raideredoutL.A. Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    had a dream last night that the raiders recovered a fumble early off a vicious hit in kick or punt return coverage against the titans, when the refs pointed the raiders way I got up and yelled, YEAH!, that eventually woke me up.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::

    I HAD THE SAME DREAM!

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

    jk :)

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    this blog has been a pleasure to read…

    awesome…

    raiders… forever !!!!

  • buckeyeraider

    Fellas,
    Hopefully the dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare, when said official says into the mike….The previous play is being reviewed…lol.

  • fat kidd

    i had a dream campbell got hurt,then gradkowski got hurt then frye got hurt j. russell came rnning out of the stands and on to the field ,i woke up screaming.

  • buckeyeraider

    Somehow, those reviews seldom seem to go our way.Hmmm.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    fat kidd Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    i had a dream campbell got hurt,then gradkowski got hurt then frye got hurt j. russell came rnning out of the stands and on to the field ,i woke up screaming.

    /////////////
    with the o-line we got, it’s possible we’ll see all three qbs play.

  • Just Fire Baby

    When Jamarcus was running that should have been the first sign you were dreaming.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    it’s early to say but the 1st game should be close, i think we keep vy in check, load up against the run, and keep it a low scoring game just like 2-3yrs ago when we played in tenn. i could see a 13-10 or 10-9 game going either way. maybe a late fumble recovery seals the deal for a raiders victory.

  • fat kidd

    its the afc championship game ravens vs raiders its tied with 10 seconds to go ravens have the ball on their own 10 yard line there is a time out one of the ravens has to go to the bathroom he takes the ball with him walks thru the end zone ref signals td ravens and invokes the seldom used bathroom rule.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # fat kidd Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    its the afc championship game ravens vs raiders its tied with 10 seconds to go ravens have the ball on their own 10 yard line there is a time out one of the ravens has to go to the bathroom he takes the ball with him walks thru the end zone ref signals td ravens and invokes the seldom used bathroom rule.
    ——————————–
    Fatty, that made me chuckle!

  • fat kidd

    Shaun Rogers of Cleveland Browns Hailed as Hero
    7/22/2010 3:00 PM ET By Milton Kent
    A suburban Cleveland police chief is praising Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers for potentially saving the lives of a drunken driver and others.
    WEWS, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, reported that Middleburg Heights (Oh.) police chief John Maddox saluted Rogers, a three-time Pro Bowler, for keeping a drunk driver from hurting himself and others last Thursday.
    “There is no doubt in my mind that your actions, in all probability, averted a tragedy,” Maddox wrote in a letter to Rogers. “I commend you for your civic mindedness. You went above and beyond what the normal, responsible individual would do in that case.”
    Police said Rogers was driving along Interstate 71 when he noticed a car swerving along three lanes of the highway with a flat tire. Rogers called 911 and gave the dispatcher the details of what he saw, the station reported.
    Eventually, the driver of the other car pulled over on the left side of the road, turned off his lights and parked. Rogers pulled behind the car and put his emergency flashers on, to keep the car from being hit by passing vehicles.
    Rogers stayed there until the police arrived. When they did, the driver, a 20-year-old, was charged with drunken driving and underage consumption