Pears back on the roster


The Raiders predictably made a move to sign an offensive lineman Wednesday, although it wasn’t exactly an earth-shattering move.

Offensive tackle Erik Pears, released last week when the Raiders signed defensive tackle Jay Alford, was back in the locker room and said he signed Monday.

Pears said he worked out for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.

The Raiders have made no annoucement regarding a transaction needed to make room for Pears.

Cable was non-committal about changes in the starting lineup this week. One may be necessary if left guard Robert Gallery is out after a hamstring pull sustained against Tenenssee.

More to come . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • DMAC

    Thanx Silver

  • RNOraiderFan

    Or is he the taker and the giver??

  • RaiderRockstar

    Got it.


    apparently not, J

    break down the play for me and make an excuse for the other 10 guys like only you can 🙂

    spin it DJ Wiggle!

  • JLofty

    Cut YeaMon! Fumbles. Or at least remove him from returning kicks. He played ok at WR last Sunday.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    “Before joining the Raiders, Lal spent three seasons as an offensive assistant-quarterbacks coach at Cal, following one season on the football staff at St. Mary’s College as quarterbacks and strength, speed and conditioning coach”

    But, hey, he played wide receiver in college in the early 90’s! LIFETIME CONTRACT

  • RNOraiderFan

    I think the Raiders hold S. Jackson to under 100 yards. The problem with this is they still migh lose the game.

  • Nnamdi21

    DMAC Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Raiders re-signed OT Erik Pears.

    Pears will resume pushing Khalif Barnes at “swing” tackle. Neither would be a good option if LT Mario Henderson or RT Langston Walker went down, though the latter two aren’t strong performers in the first place.
    Source: Oakland Tribune
    “Swing Tackle”??? Can someone elaborate please?

    Plus he’s an extra “TE” in the jumbo package Oaklands attempted and failed at.

    worked one drive against the Broncos last year.

  • If a grown man who has played WR in HS, College and now one year in the NFL still doesn’t understand that he needs to catch the football with his hands and not let it come into his body, well, that person needs to be beaten down and he needs to give all his money back to Al Davis!

  • J Hill

    exactly right, N21


    What that 2 other players were held?

  • johnnylama

    I thought our OT’s were being referred to as “swinging door” tackles…kinda like the way Brad Miller plays defense…as long as we are throwning in hoops today.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Actually, I’m sorry, I was unfair to poor Sanjay:

    “He was the wide receivers coach at Los Medanos College (2003) and was passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach at Miramonte High (1996-02)”

    One year as a WR coach at a flyspeck college and a high school WR coach! That explains our receiving corps’ level of play

  • Carl Weathers

    If you look on the Raiders website and click on Lal’s name, you’ll see he never actually coached wide receivers before he was hired by Oakland.


    All the more reason to start 2 rookie WR’s last year.

    Wasn’t Lofton’s name around a lot last year, or the year before?? Didn’t Tim Brown offer to help out, for FREE?!

  • DMAC

    worked one drive against the Broncos last year.
    Yeah, that was the ultimate secret “Swing Tackle” play!

  • J Hill

    apparently not, J


    So you don’t want Henderson in instead of Seymour at NT?

    You’re cool with McClain?

    Glad you came around!

  • Carl Weathers

    When will the fuggin madness ennnnnnnnnnnnndddd!

    Please nobody answer this, I know, I know…

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Caption this:


    “Gather ’round you two, I’ll teach you drop balls, run around confused and generally look like a dumbschit”

  • aig-raiders

    Al Davis insists that they keep the money. Remember Walker?

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I think I may have found the one guy on the staff dumber than Cable:


    Jesus, look at him. I’ve seen cows with less vacant stares.

  • Carl Weathers

    “Raiders look to turn the page” ~from Raiders.com

    How many times has that been a heading over the last 7+ yearrs?

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders front office, management, and coaching

    Mr. Andrew Walters explains it all, when he went to New England, the Patriots were amazaed how such a talented pro-style college quarterback had devolved into what he became.

  • DMAC

    Word on the street is that fan favorite Yeah’Mon Fumbling Figurs has been cut.

  • r8rwill

    afternoon gents, i am a long time reader and former poster. i would like to throw my two cents in the ring again, if i may..
    it is too early to panick, sunday was a bad start but that is all it is,,, a start!! it wasn’t all bad…mcfumble didn’t fumble. he played a hell of a game.. if that continues we have a very good backfield!!i know veldeer had a bad game, but he did hold his own man out of cambells face, he will get better, in fact i think he will be a monster by mid=season.. there is no doubt that super mario is not super. on two plays back to back he nearly killed our QB single handedly. the last play that campbell playe against the niners, and the first play from scrmmage against the titans.. jason campbell had every right to be gun shy..so would bruce almmighty if he had been in there. or anyone else except JR, he would have been all dranked up..
    i am going to give the raiders a chance thhis weekend. i think they are better than they showed at tenn..i think rolando mclain will be very good by mid season, i think houston and shaunessy are going to be a force, our front seven is very good now, and going to get better. just my opinion, it is as valid as any in here. i’m in the side…. love my raiders

  • BenRaiderfan

    IDK about you but when I woke up on Monday and thought “we need to do something about the O line”, Pears was not even close to being in the equation.