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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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  • Dakota

    386.RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Lakers will beat Dallas in 5.

    ***

    Avery Johnson coaches the Nets now!

    Dallas will beat L.A. in 6

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

    Yes!!!! Nothing guarantees Laker victories better than a Rockstar proclamation!

  • DMAC

    # General Bauce Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Burn it DMAC!
    ==
    You gotta wait till after work.
    3:10PM

  • General Bauce

    Oline better get a road grading RT who doesnt suck at pass protection….need a brute stout center and need big pulling guards

  • RaiderRockstar

    Tom Cable fixed the OL run blocking with his trash heap zbs grunts, but the pass pro & penalties have killed any chance of a passing offense

    2011 will be interesting with Cable out and 4 new OL starters!

  • General Bauce

    I dont think mavs can beat LA….maybe but the kobe factor at the end of games is the problem

  • General Bauce

    RRs i agree

  • J Hill

    Al Davis likes Mario Henderon, Bruce Campbell, Jared Veldheer. Pretty sure 3 of those guys will be starting for us next year.

  • RaiderRockstar

    the kobe factor

    ***

    Who ???

  • Dakota

    Al will sign Plaxico Burress to a 2 year $22 million dollar deal, and after Plaxico sucks in 2011 because he doesn’t have his legs back yet, Al will buy him out of the final year of his contract only to watch him go to another team and explode back onto the scene.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 11:55 am
    I hate Jason Kidd almost as much as Kobe Bryant …

    ——————–

    I hate Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassel, Rojon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Lebron James, Reggie Miller, and Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo!!!!

  • General Bauce

    Anyways Bauce bout to get his weekend started

  • DMAC

    Just read this in the paper 2day. There has been 9 players at the combine since 1999 who have timed under 4.3 seconds for the 40-yard dash. Four of them- CB’s F. Washington(4.25), S. Routt(4.28), and WR’s DHB(4.25) and J. Ford(4.28).
    Who’s the speedster this year? Might be one of Al picks.

  • General Bauce

    Ray…watch out u just named all black players….Kell coming for ya lol

  • YoungAmerican

    Remember the name Ricardo Lockette. Al’s 4th round pick…

  • DMAC

    I can’t stand b!tch azz KG!
    Someone needs to knock his azz the fk out!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Al Davis likes Mario Henderon

    ***

    Super Mario lost his starting job to a rookie. kid played college ball for Hillsdale for pete’s sake and even though his play wasn’t perfect, it was much better than anything we ever got from Henderson.

    Veldheer is not going to play Center after Hue Jackson talked him up like a 10 year starter at LT in the press conf

    Mario is a restricted free agent who lost his starting job and his agent is Drew friggin Rosenhaus. He’s a goner. Al Davis talked up JaMarcus before too, remember?

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    General Bauce Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Ray…watch out u just named all black players….Kell coming for ya lol

    —————–

    LOL….dude 98% of the NBA is African-American!

    KK could lick the poop off the bottom of my shoes!
    Who cares what he thinks!
    ;)

  • RaiderRockstar

    Agree with ray.

    Can’t stand Sam Cassel & Reggie Miller!

  • J Hill

    LT – Veldheer
    LG – 2nd rd pick
    C – FA
    RG – Campbell
    RT – Henderson

  • YoungAmerican

    What FA is going to come in at C, JHill?

  • bcz24

    To everyone who keeps saying Routt gives up too many PI calls, Vito Tafur just got back to me with his research and he says Routt was only flagged 5 times last year for PI. One PI every third game aint bad at all for a bump and run corner.

    Still say he isnt worth $10 million a year, but he certainly has the stats to say he is a top 5 CB in the NFL.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    RR, whats up?? Been busy?

  • DMAC

    Ya’ll remember when Kobe got fired on by….
    I think it was Cris Childs (could be wrong)
    That schit was funny as hell

  • RaiderRockstar

    RT – Henderson

    ***

    the knock on Mario is his run blocking!

    Al Davis talked him up for zero sacks allowed against Seymour, Gaines Adams & Mario Williams in 2008, right?

    yet he somehow proved to be awful in pass protection in 2009 as well (most sacks allowed in the league)

  • RaiderRockstar

    If you want a RT thats already on the roster you’re looking at Barnes, Walker or Campbell … but I’d be very surprised if Carlisle isn’t cut for big Bruce Campbell to play in his RG spot

    Henderson is soft

  • RaiderRockstar

    whats up?? Been busy?

    ***

    ray: yeah man

    it’s killin me bro.

    work load has increased and it’s gonna keep growing due to a nice little surprise a few weeks back :)

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Raiders coach a dirty job? Not to Jackson it isn’t

    By Pete Prisco
    CBSSports.com Senior Writer
    Feb. 24, 2011

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/14734725/raiders-coach-a-dirty-job-not-to-jackson-it-isnt

  • RaiderRockstar

    BCZ,

    what do you think Routt will look like with CJ37, McFadden or Ware opposite him?

    stud, average or toast?

  • DMAC

    I’m going to leave out w/ this one. Ya’ll remember when Jeff Hornasek (Jazz) got punched in jaw hella hard back in the days?
    LMAO
    That schit was hilarious
    Later peoples!
    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears!
    Go Raiders!
    Ya’ll have a nice weekend my Raider Nation Bros.

  • RaiderRockstar

    maybe DC Hue Jackson feels the same way I do?

    corners are dime a dozen with a team that can stuff the run & rush the passer …

    Henderson, Seymour & Wimbley retained.

    Huff & Asomugha about to walk

    without #21? Hue says “dont sweat it. just re-sign Stan”

    result? Davis gives him a bloated Top 10 CB contract

  • RaiderRockstar

    back to the grind.

    CYA gents!!

  • bcz24

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    BCZ,

    what do you think Routt will look like with CJ37, McFadden or Ware opposite him?

    stud, average or toast?
    *********
    Truthfully, I think if Nnamdi leaves Routt will be the guy who only sees 36 or so attempts per year. So I think he will appear to be a stud, much like Nnamdi does. Now Im not saying that Nnamdi isnt a great CB, I just wonder what his stats would look like if he were tested 100 times a year… Better or worse than Routt?

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    What up Dmac, nation!?

    What was McFaddy’s 40 time at the combine?

  • DutchRaider77

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    BCZ,

    what do you think Routt will look like with CJ37, McFadden or Ware opposite him?

    stud, average or toast?
    *********
    Truthfully, I think if Nnamdi leaves Routt will be the guy who only sees 36 or so attempts per year. So I think he will appear to be a stud, much like Nnamdi does. Now Im not saying that Nnamdi isnt a great CB, I just wonder what his stats would look like if he were tested 100 times a year… Better or worse than Routt?

    _____________________________________________________

    Will Routt play RCB or LCB or will he follow the others teams best receiver all around the field? Isn’t true that Aso saw so few balls b/c he played only one side of the field? But usually, didn’t Revis always line up against the teams best WR no matter where the WR lined up (exception I can think of was Welker and Pats/Jets playoff game)?

  • DutchRaider77

    Way to go Rockfeller! Make the owners open the books to the Union.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6158810

  • Dakota

    Thank gosh we have this Routt guy…the super secret great CB that no NFL GM, coach or player has ever publicly mentioned as a threat…to replace Nnamdi, whom every NFL GM, coach and player considers to be a top 3 CB.

    And we got this Routt guy for a few million less than it would have taken to sign Nnamdi!

    Yesssss! I feel better about next year already!

    Now, if we could just unveil the best secret TE in the NFL….BRANDON MYERS! He deserves $7.5 million a year, and will easily replace Zack Miller.

    I mean these guys are the backbone of this wonderfully successful franchise! Thankfully Al is willing to spend the money to keep this group together and keep those winning ways on track!

  • GoodOle00

    322. Who didn’t? You mean by the Titans 2,000 yd rusher? By the Super Bowl appearing Steelers? By the Jags leading rushing team in the League?

  • GoodOle00

    424. The knock on Mario is his Christian lovey dovey attitude. Sometimes he plays, sometimes he gets the tempo dictated to him.

  • GoodOle00

    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 ?

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

    Man, they finally send Jerry to the Combine, and he’s not doing a damned thing.

  • Silverandblack666

    KK I am sure he is doing something……like eating the free food

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

    According to a recent story in the National Football Post, there have been nine players at the combine since 1999 who have timed under 4.3 seconds for the 40-yard dash. Four of them — cornerbacks Fabian Washington (4.25) and Stanford Routt (4.28) and wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey (4.25) and Jacoby Ford (4.28) — were drafted by the Raiders. No other team picked more than one sub-4.3 player during that span.

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_17478006
    ————————————
    If speed kills in the NFL, why aren’t the Raiders killing?

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    `Coach’ Davis as dominant as ever
    ————————————–
    I knew it!

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Cable: We had Raiders ‘going in right direction’ By Vic Carucci

    Published: February 25th, 2011 | Tags: Tom Cable, 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

    INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Cable said Friday that he’s happy in his new job as assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Seahawks.

    But Cable remains proud of what he did as head coach of the Raiders, with whom he had a 17-27 record (including a 4-8 mark as interim coach in 2008) before being fired after an 8-8 finish in January. He’s also appreciative of the support he has received from several of his former Raiders players.

    “We had it going in the right direction,” Cable said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    Now, working in Seattle allows the California native to be near Snohomish, Wash., where he attended high school, and he’s thrilled to be part of the high-energy atmosphere that Pete Carroll began building when he took over the Seahawks’ helm last year.
    —————————
    Po little Cable Boy. Being “not losers anymore” got him a knew job. It also showed Mr. Cable who wears the pants in that family. Now he is Als’ ex.

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

    Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Po little Cable Boy. Being “not losers anymore” got him a knew job. It also showed Mr. Cable who wears the pants in that family. Now he is Als’ ex.
    ———————————–
    Do you Davis stooges EVER think about winning?

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    220.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Dakota, they’re talking about Three And a Half Men on the local news here in Sacramento, it’s the top story, over the middle east and Wisconsin protests.
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    That’s because Dick Head Charlie Whacked-Out of my Brain and to far Gone Sheen is more relevant to our society and cultural idol worships generated by Hellywood (however if he was a true Raider fan I might feel sorry for the sloth, maybe), so the mid east crisis and rising oil prices can take a back seat. Do you understand that? And the Wisconson protests, that’s Wisconsons problem, til of course it gets to California.

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Do you Davis stooges EVER think about winning?
    ———————————————–
    We just follow the examples of our leader supreme. Al can do no wrong. It’s his team, love it or leave it. He’s doing his best. so you just need to back off from him and give him some space. He can’t grow with you pounding on him all the time.

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

    Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    We just follow the examples of our leader supreme. Al can do no wrong. It’s his team, love it or leave it. He’s doing his best. so you just need to back off from him and give him some space. He can’t grow with you pounding on him all the time.
    —————————————
    The People of the Raider Nation want freedom from our crazy leader.

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

    There’s still more information to gather,” Jackson said. “This is an ongoing process. You go watch more tape, then see them individually and work them out, and then the next thing you know you draft them and then start the next process.”

    -Hue Jackson
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    I wonder if our GM ever get’s to see individual workouts in person?

    That would be important, no?

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    The People of the Raider Nation want freedom from our crazy leader.
    ———————————————
    What really bothered me, but I’m past that now because I can’t do squat about it, was cable did have the team headed in the right direction. When was the last time you saw a Raider team have that kind of explosiveness they had, or play as a team, and Hue was a great right hand man. However, Seabass makes that fg, BG don’t stink it up against the dolphins, and JC don’t wet the bed against SF, we all be singin a different tune. Not quite sure about the meltdown against Jacksonville, and awfully awful against the stealers, BUT, the wheels were moving, so we’ll see if the off-loading pays off. Hopefully Hue has gleened some of cables errors and gets them 11-12-13 wins next season.