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Could Raiders gamble with RFA tenders?

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

    Slave owners couldn’t have been racists, they gave employment opportunities to blacks. Hello.

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot
  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    please back to football

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

    except that I wouldn’t call them opportunities…it wasn’t exactly optional.

  • big pep

    O-LINE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    Jerry get to work already

  • big pep

    gots to go, anyone here from my former city stockton ca. hold it down till i come home.

  • Silverandblack666

    I agree Mystic back to football….

  • Silverandblack666

    I wanted replacement players or SCABS

    But that is not going to happen with the lockout.

    So I bought 2011 Stanford football tickets already assuming that there would be no NFL next year!!

  • Just Win Baby

    No fair attacking midwestern whites when you know they are all at work and can’t defend themselves online. Somebody’s gotta pay the bills for all the deadbeat welfare cases in the city.

  • mack-madden

    Don Imus… “Nappy Headed Hoes” comment was one of the funniest things i heard.
    Seriously had me ROFLMAO.

    I never knew/heard of him before that.

    Then saw his picture, and first thing that came into my mind was: “old bruh look like the crypt keeper”

  • RaiderRetribution

    Spears and AJ Hawk are two FAs the Raiders should sign

  • mack-madden

    Don Imus ruined Womens college basketball in my mind.

    Everytime it’s on TV i cant help but hear him say:
    “nappy headed hoes”

    Still cant beleive he actually said that…

  • mack-madden

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    Spears and AJ Hawk are two FAs the Raiders should sign

    $$$$$$$$$$

    Spears along with tommie harris might be options,
    but i doubt packers dont retain AJ hawk.

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

    Vegas, the farmers in the midwest take advantage of federal subsidies (welfare). Mexican immigrants are vastly becoming the majority of their help.

  • Just Win Baby

    90 percent of the people living in the midwest have nothing to do with the agriculture industry.

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

    # Just Win Baby Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    90 percent of the people living in the midwest have nothing to do with the agriculture industry.

    ……………

    Not anymore they don’t, Vegas. The farmers have found that Mexicans do the job faster, better, and cheaper.

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

    Vegas, what do you know about the midwest, anyway? Tell us about Tracy, Las Vegas, and all of those ghost towns in the southwest were you sell bogus insurance.

  • GoodOle00

    90% of raiders fans are mexican.

  • Just Win Baby

    Why are you calling me Vegas? I live in Wyoming and pay my own bills. I know all there is to know about living in the midwest.

  • RaiderDebo

    I stick to facts, and won’t shy from calling someone else on something.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Yeah, right. Like the bogus renegotiation numbers you made up last night. In the future, a simple “This is just speculation on my part, but…..” will suffice.

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

    You didn’t used to post under the name Vegas Raider?

  • Just Win Baby

    No. I’ve been Just Win Baby for over 5 years. I usually only read Jerry’s articles and don’t comment much.

  • mack-madden

    You confusing him with mr JUST FIRE BABY

  • Just Win Baby

    There was some other dude who used to post as just win baby without any capital letters in his title.

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

    Are the self-righteous podunkers still here?

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

    # Just Win Baby Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    No. I’ve been Just Win Baby for over 5 years. I usually only read Jerry’s articles and don’t comment much.

    …………..

    I can see why.

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

    # KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Are the self-righteous podunkers still here?

    …………..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d8FTPv955I

  • RaiderRockstar

    Kell & I left at the same time and came back at the same time?

    crap … and now MR is here to boot?

    this place has really gone downhill, Jer!

    I miss the AM crew :(

  • RaiderRockstar

    my 10 minutes are up … later trolls!

  • GoodOle00

    According to an informal poll on NFL.com 30% think Nnamdi will end up with Philly.

    18% think the Ravens

    9% think the cowboys but I heard a rumor they moved up to get Patrick Peterson of LSU.

    I still think he stays in Silver and Black

  • Raider 510

    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?

  • Just Win Baby

    Yeah, MR. I usually have grown-up things to do. Plus I dont really care what anyone in here thinks of my opinion, so I don’t usually lower myself to participate in the inane banter.

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

    Oh, I see. Guys, Just Win Baby is a “grown up”. That explains it.

  • Haters going to hate

    Yahoo is reporting that the players the Raiders signed last week did not get a signing bonus. That means if they do not play they do not get paid.

  • GoodOle00

    JERRY

    Is Al Davis slippinmg? If not, who is responsible for the weird contract quirks of late?

    Nnamdi’s non performance contract void (surely they were aware no one throws at him) and Kam Wimbley’s 30% rule apparently forcing the franchise.

    Are these common to other teams and or to Oakland?

    Seems odd.

    Let us know if you can find out please Jerry!

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

    Cam Newton, the white trash element, want you to bow down and stay in your place, ok?

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

    I asked Jerry if all the other GM’s in the NFL are there at the combine. He wouldn’t answer.

  • GoodOle00

    485. Surely there must be guaranteed money

  • GoodOle00

    487. Please.

    Newton’s got trouble written all over him. Has nothing to do with his race.

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

    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    487. Please.

    Newton’s got trouble written all over him. Has nothing to do with his race.
    —————————————-
    National Champion, Heisman Trophy, Muscles on top of muscles, beautiful smile, and he’s got trouble written all over him. Really?

  • GoodOle00
  • djohnnyg

    469.GoodOle00 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    90% of raiders fans are mexican.

    Don’t u mean 90 % of Mexicans are Raider fans? I always thought most Mexicans were Cowboy fans.

    Seems to me to be a pretty good mix of Mexicans, African Americans and Caucasions as Raider fans.

    I don’t see anything wrong with that, in fact it would seem to make the Raiders more of “America’s Team” than Dallas is.

    By the way, Raiders have won more than three times as many playoff games in the last 15 yrs. than the Dallas Cowboys.

    A meaningless stat perhaps, but one most would find interesting if you mention it to them.

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

    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    491. Cams Dad admits to soliciting money
    —————————–
    So F’ing what? Investigations say Cam knew nothing about it.

    And who f’ing doesn’t solicit money in America?

  • djohnnyg

    Cam’s race means nothing. His embarrassing showing at the combine DOES.

  • Dakota

    494.KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    491. Cams Dad admits to soliciting money
    —————————–
    So F’ing what? Investigations say Cam knew nothing about it.

    And who f’ing doesn’t solicit money in America?
    ______________

    Does everyone steal and cheat too?

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

    His race would mean something if police were profiling for young black males in whatever neighborhood he’s driving through.

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

    We live in the most money obsessed, violent country in the world. Yet everybody’s a moral arbiter of somebody else’ life, usually black men.

  • Silverandblack666

    Dakota only the patriots and Reggie Bush Cheat!

    You know that

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

    Dakota,

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