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Eugene, Loper as starters?

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Contract figures made available to Bay Area News Group indicate the Raiders may be looking at free safety Hiram Eugene and guard Daniel Loper as potential starters.

Eugene, signed before last Thursday’s deadline, signed a four-year contract which pays him $2 million this year, $2.25 million in 2012, $2.75 million in 2013 and $3.25 million in 2014.

It’s enough money to believe the Raiders have him in mind to start if they don’t want to compete with another team to sign incumbent free safety Michael Huff, scheduled for unrestricted free agency upon completion of a CBA. The Dallas Cowboys, with Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator, are rumored to be interested in Huff whenever free agency begins.

Loper’s deal was even more eye-opening.

Paid $630,000 in last season, Loper’s two-year contract pays him $1.9 million in 2011 and $2 million in 2012. He started four games at left guard for an injured Robert Gallery, during which time the Raiders were 2-2. Loper was inactive for six games.

The Raiders have also re-signed quarterback Kyle Boller to a one-year, $1.25 million contract, a $250,000 raise over last season. Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski said he hasn’t heard from the Raiders and Charlie Frye is scheduled for unrestricted free agency.

Running back Michael Bennett’s one-year deal will pay him $865,000.

NOTE: Mac’s Football Blog, a solid resource for salary information, reports the Raiders also paid a tidy sum to bring back defensive tackle John Henderson.

Henderson’s deal included a $1.5 million signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed for skill and injury. Henderson showed he still could be a force in the middle of the defense, but missed seven games due to a stress fracture in his foot after missing four games in his previous eight years.

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

    Bauce Madness Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    My Daddy is the biggest bootlickin biscuit begging shuck n buck clown ever so u have no room to speak
    ———————————–
    Really?

  • Bauce Madness

    I dont feel every move but I surely dont think the team has got worse

  • priesttj

    What’s up Bauce, how’s life treating ya’?

  • Bauce Madness

    Ooooh look at the clever Kell replace my words with false stuff…amazing

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

    Bauce Madness Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    My Daddy is the biggest bootlickin biscuit begging shuck n buck clown ever so u have no room to speak

  • phatcable

    if you want to root for the polish rifle go too inside the vikings or inside the cardinals thats where grads will end up.

  • Bauce Madness

    BHP….IM STILL BREATHING……so I really cant complain. March Madness is here and tomorrow we will see what my lil cousin is made of

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

    The Al Davis Clowns tonite, eh?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    What is it B?

  • priesttj

    Who’s your cousin?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Hello KK

  • phatcable

    Al Davis is a hands-off owner and we should be thankful we have him!

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Black Hole P, what it B

  • Bauce Madness

    Grad knows he has overachieved in his NFL career. I give him credit for sticking thru but soon guy wont be in league just like I told yall with Farglass. Lacks talent and talent always reigns supreme

  • Bauce Madness

    Sup D-Rac

  • Bauce Madness

    BHP…..Michael Dixon #11 for Missouri….if they win tomorrow vs Tx Tech they will play Tx Am on espn2 on thursday at 6:30

  • hendu

    162,FK,Hue Jack City is comin to a stadium near ya! RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bauce Madness

    Kell….call it what you want but Al Davis is dope. Us real Raiders gonna ride with the old guy while some like you whine and b-tch all day n nite

  • phatcable

    AL Davis was the chief recruiter for The Citadel. From 1957 to 1959

  • Bauce Madness

    Hue Jack City lol….the signs at the game should be hilarious

  • priesttj

    Good Raccoon good to hear from ya’

  • Bauce Madness

    One of my fav movies ever is on AMC……Goodfellas!

  • Bauce Madness

    Hendu….you think Hue gonna be like Wesley during the staff meetings when someone gets outta line?…..”Sit yo 5 dollar ass down before I make change”

  • phatcable

    would hue give randy hanson the rag doll treatment?

  • phatcable

    new post

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    New post breezies

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