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Could Raiders gamble with RFA tenders?

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, February 27th, 2011 at 10:59 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Tennessee Titans are planning to issue restricted free agent tenders to four- and five-year players whose contracts have expired before the end of the league year on Friday, according to the Tennessean.

It’s a tact the Raiders could choose with tight end Zach Miller and running back Michael Bush, the most notable players who fall into that category for Oakland.

It doesn’t appear as if Miller was not going to be franchised, despite speculation to the contrary. According to one source, the plan was to keep Kamerion Wimbley through a buyback and franchise Stanford Routt if an agreement on a longterm deal was reached.

When Routt was signed to a three-year extension with $20 million guaranteed and $31.5 million overall, the Raiders instead used the tag on Wimbley when the buyback originally put in the contract by the Cleveland Browns was disallowed for violating the 30 percent rule.

There are no assurances RFA tenders will hold up in a new collective bargaining agreement. If unrestricted free agency is set at four years in a new CBA and Miller and/or Bush are not under contract, they would be on the open market.

The Carolina Panthers franchised center Ryan Kalil , a four-year veteran at a cost of $10 million.

By contrast, a first- and third-round tender last year cost a team just $3.268 million.

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  • Silverandblack666

    KK you live in a toilet bowl and you wear adult diapers and spew angry rants all day on a Raiders Blog and this somehow helps you cope with the hate and racism you have festering inside you.

  • GoodOle00

    lol! KK got pizzed cuz Newton’s not the bomb. Hopefully Denver takes him 2nd overall.

  • General Bauce

    Beautiful smile? Lol Kell no wonder Mrs Kelly creeps behind your back! You are a down low brotha!

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

    I will not be lectured to by anybody with 666 in it’s handle.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    I think the criminal justice and the prison industry are doing more to keep racism alive than Kell. Just sayin’.

  • djohnnyg

    497.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    His race would mean something if police were profiling for young black males in whatever neighborhood he’s driving through.

    That is unfortunate for the lad.

  • GoodOle00

    498. America hasnb’t cornered the market on greed and or violence. You just live a cushy enough life not to know that.

    Alot of the world dipolmacy is still at the end of a gun.

  • mack-madden

    Raider 510 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55hE6vOgkhY

    What’s good Mack-Madden? What you know about this?

    And what Spears are you talkin about for FA?

    $$$$$$$$$$

    Cant youtube right now.

    Was talking bout marcus spears earlier.

  • mack-madden

    497.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    His race would mean something if police were profiling for young black males in whatever neighborhood he’s driving through.

    $$$$$$$$$$

    So very True…

    Race (not necessarily racism) is a factor in everything.

    Everyone knows this, most dont want to admit it tho.

    It dont make you a racist if you make a comment about race.

    It just makes you human.

  • Dakota

    500.KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Dakota,

    Where’s your moral superiority got you? Somewhere in Bumfck South Dakota, hunting for your food.
    +++++++

    Lol, you poor bitter soul.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    This is for Hu jack and JC

  • Silverandblack666

    I told you Dakota

    Hate, anger, racism and redundant posts are all KK is capable of.

  • Silverandblack666

    I myself come here to get away from political opinions rants, racism and other bullcrap.

    I come here for Football talk not basketball or Politics or religion or how much Metamucil KK takes on a daily basis….

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