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Four years for UFAs would free Miller, Bush

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It’s only one of dozens of reports sure to surface as players and owners inch toward a collective bargaining agreement, but if ESPN’s Adam Schefter is correct (via PFT) Zach Miller and Michael Bush could be in for newfound riches.

Schefter is reporting unrestricted free agency could be restored to four years, as it was before the 2010 season.

That means Miller and Bush would be be on the open market and go to the highest bidder rather than be tied to the Raiders with the first- and third-round tenders which were given before the work stoppage.

It would likely mean a lot more to Miller than to Bush.

Even if both are UFAs, Raiders owner Al Davis is know for writing huge checks for players he wants to keep, and the tenders applied to each man were a tip-off they are valued by the organization.

Curious to see what Bush’s value would be on the open market, given that he has had some big games as the lead back in the absence of Darren McFadden but hasn’t carried the load for a protracted amount of time in any season. If a team were to give Bush a huge offer, the Raiders are extremely deep at running back with McFadden, rookie Taiwan Jones and veterans Rock Cartwright and Michael Bennett on the roster.

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  • Dumb & Dumber are here/Out

  • don’t let the door hit you, hypocrite.

  • DaveB

    1. KoolKell Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 5:32 pm
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    Complete waste of time for a guy with no job, pays no taxes, never been nowhere, never done schit.
    —————————–
    You admitted above that you don’t work. And haven’t in years. That you live off your wife.
    you have no job, you pay no taxes, you obviusly never lv the house.
    You sure you want to throw stones?

  • DaveB

    Just don’t understand why ya’ll spend so much time on this Raider guy, and KoolKell, who obviously hate the Raiders.

  • 909?

  • Bauce Rules

    909<—–leader of Inland Empire

  • Bauce Rules

    DaveB its fun to see them scramble…i even proved he was wrong and he cant concede its funny so such a high class guy

  • GoodOle00

    MistaBrown Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    Pres derelict has ran this country into the ground and not only do you not complain about it you are behind him 100%.

    Hypocrite.
    ________

    KoolKell Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    If he were successful, I wouldn’t be on him. He’s run the franchise into the ground

    ===================

    Brown eye bishes about KK talking politics signed on as someone else then signs on as Brown stains to post this. Twisted ***k! LOL!

    http://gumption.posterous.com/disproportionate-ratios-between-red-and-blue

    Repub-licans are dangerous immoral lying morons no more than to themselves.

  • Bauce Rules

    Mista<—-quite smart dude

  • Bauce Rules

    Mista is dope!

  • word

    😀

  • I wonder what sn GoodOle uses on the regular.

    lol

  • aig-raiders

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I aint paid taxes in years and I dont give a damn if FEDs read this….HEY KISS ASS PART OF MY BLACK ASS
    ——————

    And you are on the record for hating socialism…too funny man. I hope you were just kiddin.

  • aig-raiders

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Many on this blog except me love Romo…what did he say all year about Jc and GRAD? what did he say at end of season? Grad lovers you falling even further behind lol
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    hm….I saw Romo on comcast defending Grad and Eric Davis defending JC. Not sure what you saw there buddy.

  • aig-raiders

    RAIDERMAN99

    BTW, why are you not supporting Ron Paul over B$tchman?

  • DaveB

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    DaveB its fun to see them scramble…i even proved he was wrong and he cant concede its funny so such a high class guy
    ——————————————–
    I guess the ‘high class guy’ comment is sarcasm, considering he admits he’s a stay at home housewife?

  • DaveB

    pft has video of Pryor throwing to Ocho, set up by their agents Drew R.
    Wasn’t all that impressive, especially considering they left out the misses.

  • Aig-Raiders Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I aint paid taxes in years and I dont give a damn if FEDs read this….HEY KISS ASS PART OF MY BLACK ASS
    ——————

    And you are on the record for hating socialism…too funny man. I hope you were just kiddin.
    ———————————————–
    That’s how dumb he is, and he has no idea. Yikes.

  • Mr. Pepper

    Confucious says that a dog will lick his balls because he can.

  • *insert comment riddled with subtle insinuations intended to piss off a certain group*

  • The Raider Nation used to be the most diverse fan base in football. Now it just may become ground zero for America’s eminent race war.

  • Mr. Pepper

    Confucious says man who disturbs peace doesn’t get any.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders might just go after Sidney Rice or a top LT, Cabo-Gaither-Light, instead of Miller or Bush.

    Nnamdi is more important to Al than Zach & Michael put together.

  • The Talking Lamp Post

    923.RaiderRetribution Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    Raiders might just go after Sidney Rice or a top LT, Cabo-Gaither-Light, instead of Miller or Bush.

    Nnamdi is more important to Al than Zach & Michael put together.
    _____________________________________________________

    Damn. I wish Miller and Bush were important to Al and Nnamdi too. Hope he keeps them all for the sake of continuity. But as it well known in the football world, we only know what Al does once he has done it.

  • Raider J

    755 JoeBlow,
    Stick around. Some of us are excited about the upcoming season and want to hear from others who feel the same way. There are a lot of posts to ignore but quite a few well informed people also…plus Jerry Mac is the best resourse for Raider info.

  • Just Fire Baby

    All right Dub’s fans, today’s the day we start moving in the right direction.

    With our first pick we need to either land a big guy for the frontcourt, or an athletic, defensive-minded wing. Backup PG (an acutal PG) in the 2nd round.

    I think first choice would be Marcus Morris. If he is there, we take him. Next on the list is Kwahi Leonard, but he is getting rumored at #7 & #9 so he won’t be there probably.

    Alec Burks is slipping in the drafts (got schooled supposedly in some pre-draft workouts) and is getting floated to go in the 20’s.

    Not sold on Singleton or the WSU guy at all.

    So hopefully it is Marcus Morris in the 1st, and either the Morris kid from Michigan, McIlleney from Illinois, Sheldon Mack in the 2nd to backup the point. Wouldn’t be mad at the Skeen kid from VCU either in the 2nd.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    What’s up JFB? Today is the draft? Should be interesting…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Westboro Baptist Church (God hates faqs) is protesting Dunn’s funeral. Looks like Rockstar’s got a busy weekend.

    Rockstar’s Westboro church protests all kinds of funerals, no matter what the sexual preference of the deceased, to make the point that “god” punished them because America allows gays to exist. They usually protest military funeral for this reason. Ask Rockstar. He’ll tell you all about it. He’s probably painting up his sign right now.

    ***

    LOL @ MR

  • Just Fire Baby

    Morning Hwnrdr!!! Yup the draft is today.

    Funny, I watched a few clips of the ’95 (???) draft and they had Rick Majerus on the announcing crew.

    That guy was so blatantly biased towards white guys it was hilarious!!

    “Rick what sleepers do you like in the draft?”

    Rick: Bryce Drew and Michael Doleac

    “Rick, who does Mike Bibby remind you of”

    Rick: Mark Price or Jeff Hornacek

    “Rick, what type of player might Michael Olowankandi be”

    Rick: Maybe a Mark Eaton type player.

    Every guy he liked or compared someone to, was white, lol!! I was kind of amazed that 1995 (I think it was) seemed like 1955.

  • bcz24

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/2_1135_Def._Hog_Index.html

    Interesting. Raiders rank 7th. If we stopped the run more consistantly we might be top 3.

  • Deja vu

    Good morning fellas!

    Looks like it’s about time for a new post!

    Any news on any progress made at the Owner/player meetings yeterday? They should have the groundwork hammered out by now, c’mon you bastards! LoL

    I was watching that 92 Redskins/Raiders highlights on the raiders home page the other day. We whooped up on a good redskins team the final game with Vince Evans putting on a show! C. Mcglockton was in the skins backfield all day! I remember that game like it was yesterday, very entertaining.

  • hwnrdr

    JFB, that’s too funny! Like in ’03 I believe during a Lakers/Kings game (or was it ’04?) Bill Walton kept talking up his son saying, “The Lakers should play Luke Walton. He is the best, most under rated player in the NBA right now”…LOL…Riiiight!

  • Deja vu

    Interesting. Raiders rank 7th. If we stopped the run more consistantly we might be top 3.

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    Not to mention possibly be in the playoffs. Those long runs hurt us and we gotta do a better job tackling this year.

  • Deja vu

    The fron 4 gotta disrupt the play from the get go. Get a hand on that qb to let him know you’re in striking distance, get your hands up, in his face, anything to disrupt the qb’s concentration. With all these new rules protecting the qb kinda irritates me. It’s football man! I can understand below the knee hits and helmet to helmet, but sometimes a qb like Brady, Big Ben and Rivers deserve a good ole fashioned head slap while passing by. Lol

  • Dakota

    Iggy for Odom and Luke Walton? I’ll take that deal.

  • hwnrdr

    For Odom and Walton? Well…we’ll see…

  • hwnrdr

    I hope they end this lock out soon! Every day passes and I can see the season going to waste…especially for young teams like The Raiders…who could be using this time to gel more…

  • Deja vu

    Hwnrdr i agree!

    This team desperately needs preseason games for this young O line to gel or it’s going to be ugly. It also won’t look good for Hue in the W/L column if we jump right into a season. He won’t get a fair fighting chance to prove himself imo if this lock out continues.

  • hwnrdr

    Deja Vu, and it would suck if Hue gets bad rap from Al for something that really was out of hands!

  • Silverandblack666

    Good morning Hwnrdr Dakota Deja Vu

    I am about sick of this lock out as well.

    That and the Tiger woods injury is making my summer suck.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning 666…Tiger hasn’t been the same since the scandal…Hope he pulls through because, well, he was the most exciting thing for golf since…geez, who knows…

  • Dakota

    666, I thought you were a sports fan….why would Tiger Woods’ injure affect you as a sports fan since Golf is not a sport? Tennis is a sport, but Golf isn’t. Golf is on par with Auto Racing and bowling….Golf is more of a sleep aid than a sport.

    I’d rather watch women’s college B-ball than professional Golf.

  • Dakota

    **injury**

  • Deja vu

    Yeah Hue’s def got his work cut out for him with time working against him. He seems to be a good coach and motivator though.

    All we have for sports at the moment is minor league baseball and womens roller derby here. I’ll pass on the minor league baseball, i just can’t get into it, although they have cheap beer.

  • Silverandblack666

    Dakota the only sports I watch other than the NFL is Tiger Woods golf.

    Maybe to you its not a sport but I love watching Tiger!

    Where does Women’s curling rank?

  • bcz24

    942.Dakota Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 7:58 am
    666, I thought you were a sports fan….why would Tiger Woods’ injure affect you as a sports fan since Golf is not a sport? Tennis is a sport, but Golf isn’t. Golf is on par with Auto Racing and bowling….Golf is more of a sleep aid than a sport.

    I’d rather watch women’s college B-ball than professional Golf.
    *********************************
    Think you can drive a race car? Bet you would pee all over yourself at 100mph with 42 other cars around you. Try it at 200mph…

  • bcz24

    Golf is mental and Tiger lost his edge. He cant get out of his own way and he is getting worse.

  • Silverandblack666

    I take that back I do watch women’s volley ball and cheer leading competitions.

  • J Hill

    Mr Kardashian and Fluke for Iggy?????

    I guess that mean Artest is on the bench?

    We need to get them to throw in Lou Williams!

  • J Hill

    Dakota,

    Sport simply mean competition. How can you say those things are not sporting events?