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Seymour, Asomugha, Lechler make Pro Bowl

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler were the Raiders’ selections to the Pro Bowl Tuesday.

Seymour, who was at his most dominant earlier this season, is a reserve interior lineman with Baltimore’s Haloti Ngata and New England’s Vince Wilfork as the starters.

Asomugha is a starter at cornerback along with the Jets’ Darrelle Revis, with New England rookie Devin McCourty the third corner.

Running back Darren McFadden did not crack the top three running backs, with Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew (the starter), Houston’s Arian Foster and Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles getting the nod.

Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who set a Raiders scoring record with 135 points, lost out to Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff.

The Raiders announced that defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, tight end Zach Miller, McFadden and Janikowski were named as alternates, although it was not divulged at what level. All would have a chance to go to be added to the team if someone drops out because of injury.

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  • YoungAmerican

    Not a fan of picking a CB in Round 2 and “hoping” he can replace Routt. We still have McFadden and Ware to compete for Routts spot also.

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    To be honest, neither am I. I think Joseph should be the top target for the Raiders in free agency because of that. But it’s a pretty steep drop off talent-wise after Joseph in free agency.

    I don’t see the Raiders doing any better at DT than the ones they have, so I don’t think that should be the second-round pick. If anything, the Raiders should look for a young guy who can play the NT position on a rotational basis (since the Raiders defensive scheme doesn’t use an NT) in the later rounds, much like they use Henderson now.

    As I mentioned before, there isn’t much there for the Raiders at the C position. It’ll be easier for them to upgrade the RG and RT positions and keep Satele, unless they trade up for Wisniewski.

    If Baldwin, Blackmon or Floyd are somehow available in the second round, one of those guys should be the pick.

  • GoodOle00

    DKnight007 Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:51 am
    They need to find someone who is better than Routt.

    They need a huge upgrade at RT and they need someone with who can pull but has more power than Carlisle at RG

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    His name is Bruce Campbell. We’ll have to see next camp if he’s ready.

    We’ll keep Routt and over pay him but need to evaluate what we’ve got in Walter McFadden

  • YoungAmerican

    Nothing scares me more than the distinct possibility that Al will hand Routt a huge long-term deal.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Agree with post 301

  • YoungAmerican

    C/G John Moffitt from Wisconsin could be a decent late-round pick, but I wouldn’t pencil him in as a day 1 starter or anything. If Satele can be brought back on the cheap, Moffitt might be good competition for him.

  • DKnight007

    305.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 10:12 am
    C/G John Moffitt from Wisconsin could be a decent late-round pick, but I wouldn’t pencil him in as a day 1 starter or anything. If Satele can be brought back on the cheap, Moffitt might be good competition for him.

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    There you go!

  • PurpleDrank81

    I think Satele can be brought back cheap… There’s no1 who really impresses me in the early rounds of the draft when it comes to O-Line play…. That Blackmon Kid has some amazing stats

  • No Mas Diamante

    should be a rule that a player has to play in at least twelve games to be eligable for pro bowl consideration. mankins selection is a joke. The whole thing is basically a popularity contest anyway. since we are never on primetime and very little coverage nationally noone really knows about our really good players…

  • DKnight007

    307.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 10:18 am
    I think Satele can be brought back cheap… There’s no1 who really impresses me in the early rounds of the draft when it comes to O-Line play…. That Blackmon Kid has some amazing stats

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    Bringing back and resigning Satele and Huff should be priorities and either resigning Gallery or signing Mankins instead of him.

    Gallery will be cheaper though.

  • DKnight007

    Signing as many in house FA’s as possible is going to be important this off season.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Pouncey at center would be nice. he will be as good as his brother. i hope they give campbell some playing time this week. get his feet wet so to speak. give us something else to talk about this off season, which starts this monday…