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Cartwright done, Henderson close

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 4:11 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders’ flurry of activity before the end of the league year Thursday continued as they agreed to terms with special teams standout and backup running back Rock Cartwright and were nearing an agreement with defensive tackle John Henderson.

Cartwright’s signing was confirmed by a team source. He said on his Twitter page Wednesday he was returning to the Bay Area and to “re-sign with the silver and black. Henderson’s agreement was intitially reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter as a two-year, $4 million deal.

Correction to an earlier post _ the Raiders confirmed Kamerion Wimbley’s status as the franchise player, but have not confirmed the new riches bestowed upon cornerback Stanford Routt. The Raiders made note in their release about the buyback in Wimbley’s contract disallowed by the league.

However, an e-mail was sent out by Raiders public relations early in the day showing how Routt stacked up in terms of completion percentage in an ESPN blog which ran some time ago. No explanation, given, just under the heading of “FYI.”

If they choose, the Raiders could seek to fight the league ruling, but the moment Wimbley signs the tender, he is guaranteed the reported $10.1 million. And protesting the ruling would only serve to unnecessarily alienate Wimbley.

The best course of action for both parties is a longterm deal which Wimbley’s agent Joe Linta said has been in the works in recent days.

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  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Maybe Hue is the secrete GM Al knows or doesn’t know about.

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    I wonder if our GM ever get’s to see individual workouts in person
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    Via TV and you tube. Same as being there. I’m sure Al has a big screen.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    What NFL team turns over GM duties to Hue Jackson?

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I wonder if our GM ever get’s to see individual workouts in person
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    Via TV and you tube. Same as being there. I’m sure Al has a big screen.
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    Then why do you reckon every other GM in football is at the Combine with field passes?

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    454.KoolKell Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I wonder if our GM ever get’s to see individual workouts in person
    ——————————————–
    Via TV and you tube. Same as being there. I’m sure Al has a big screen.
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    Then why do you reckon every other GM in football is at the Combine with field passes?
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    I don’t know? Write offs? Their scouting department had an entire season of NCAA football. What more do they need? Al wasn’t at the combine last year but somehow manged a pretty good draft, wouldn’t you agree? I’m tellin ya, these new HD 3D Hi-Def big scrrens are just like being there. Al has it all right from his couch at home, note book at his side, and a cup of hot chocoalte, with out the distraction of everybody invaiding his space, like some here on this blog like to do.

  • JB

    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    We’ll have to see how he looks in camp but if Oakland brings in Ocho that may not be a good sign for DHB’s future.

    Then again maybe the vet could help him out.

    WR going to remain a ?
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    When you have sour milk, make cheese. Convert DHB to a CB. He’s got the size, speed, route knowledge and most passes in his direction hit the ground. What more can you ask from a CB?

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Jerry!

    To hell with finding crap to write about the effing Whiners….

    Where’s OUR Raider fix?

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Scratch my prevous post from the record…

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders rock Go Raiders

  • RaiderRetribution

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiii Raiders fan
    love the number one raidre fan

  • BoJackson

    Thanks Jon Herrera for the propaganda about Stanford Routt. You’re a fricking joke.