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Jackson quick hits

Some highlights as Raiders coach Hue Jackson made the rounds with the media at the NFL scouting combine:

– Jackson could not confirm a two-year contract extension as reported by the NFL Network for cornerback Stanford Routt, but said it was his understanding a deal was close. He expressed confidence that Routt could handle the role as the No. 1 cornerback in the event Nnamdi Asomugha does not return.

The reported numbers on Routt are even more stunning than his first- and third-round tender last year _ $20 million guaranteed, $31.5 million total.

Jackson would not rule out Asomugha returning, but conceded it was possible he wouldn’t.

– No word yet on the designation of a franchise player, which could go to Zach Miller if the Raiders haven’t reached a deal before today’s deadline (I believe it’s 4 p.m. Eastern. Jackson said the Raiders would “probably” have a franchise player.

UPDATE: The Raiders have reportedly franchised (according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com) outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, whose $3.5 million buyback exeeded a 30 percent in terms of a pay raise _ too high for an existing contract. So instead of salary plus the buyback which would have paid Wimbley around $4.1 million, he’s due the franchise number of approximately $10.1 million.

Oakland is attempting to reach a longterm deal with Wimbley and franchising him is a way to stop him from hitting the open market in the event of a collective bargaining agreement.– The Raiders have a defensive coordinator.

“Me,” Jackson said.

He said the Raiders were still evaluating people outside the organization and the hire could also come within. Chuck Bresnahan is still listed as a “defensive coach” with no specific designation.

Whoever the coordinator is, Jackson said the Raiders would remain primarily a 4-3 team but be multiple in scope, meaning whoever the coordiantor is will come into a situation where scheme and philosophy is pretty much in place.

Jackson said he wasn’t sure if there would be a hire to coach quarterbacks, given the amount of time he and offensive coordinator Al Saunders will spend with the position. He said too many voices can sometime dilute a message.

More to come later . . .

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  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    150.Kevin Flynn Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Losing Routt, Aso, Huff, Seymour, and Wimbley would have been devistating… Maybe that is the silver lining. Losing Aso would suck, but it would be devistating.

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    TYPO “but it would NOT be devistating.”

    darn sour diesle

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    Kevin Flynn Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Losing Routt, Aso, Huff, Seymour, and Wimbley would have been devistating… Maybe that is the silver lining. Losing Aso would suck, but it would be devistating.

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    Still, Aso prolly can/could be kept for 15/yr… and now Routt is getting 10… I would think you could make up that 5 mill in other ways and keep Aso over Routt

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    “We’re gonna lose one of them, and over pay the rest, so might as well lose the highest paid one…”

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    Agreed, no doubt Routt is overpaid, but hey, he was overpaid last year as well. Aso has ALWAYS been a company man and PC in public… Who knows, maybe he has told the Raiders “don’t waste your time, I’m gone”…. Can’t imagine his boy C.Wood is giving him very good advice about staying…

  • jabonerfootballphds

    al davis has offically gone crazy. again. shades of the tommy kelley contract.

    we have to assume that nnamdi and al had a falling out. something a la marcus allen. or tom cable.

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    Maybe Aso’s injuries this season were worse than we thought?

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    This is the very reason why most should only spend their money on “throw back jerseys”..

    Occasionaly I will still see a J.George jersey, or even a Rice….. or N. Mustafaa

  • Oaktown

    RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; Seriously, I Hate That Guy…) Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    “We’re gonna lose one of them, and over pay the rest, so might as well lose the highest paid one…”

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    Wouldn’t you want the better one thats worth overpaying for?

  • jabonerfootballphds

    this isn’t about aso being injured. it’s about a fallout between aso and davis.

    jerry, what’s the deal?

  • irishraiderfan

    That is to much $$$ for Routt, I had liked all our off season moves before that one. I feel very irritated right now! Whatever were still winning the division next year.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    New Post!!

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    159.jabonerfootballphds Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    this isn’t about aso being injured. it’s about a fallout between aso and davis.

    jerry, what’s the deal?

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    You assume too much young padawan….

  • BoJackson

    No one is better than the Raiders at playing the salary game. $10 million for Wimbley! What a deal!