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Instant free for all in free agency?

A post on Profootballtalk.com refers to an e-mail from Saints quarterback Drew Brees which says free agency will be an instant free-for-all starting on Tuesday, rather than the 72-hour window previously reported for teams to sign their own players.

With regard to the Raiders, that means any team could swoop in with an offer for tight end Zach Miller and give Oakland no room to counter the offer. Of course, Miller may have already had productive talks with the Raiders before the lockout. But it does bring with it at least some degree of uncertainty.

Much of the NFL personnel business won’t be sorted out for a couple of weeks after the rules are made clear.

NOTE: As Steve Corkran noted earlier, the powers that be have had us swap positions. He’ll be doing most of the blogging, I’ll be doing most of the Raiders stuff for print.

In terms of this space, not much should change. We’ve been collaborating for awhile now, and if you’ve noticed the number of “Steve Corkran reported” references over the years, the only difference is you won’t have to wait for him to tell me. He’ll simply tell you himself.

If all goes according to plan, I’ll fill in for him on occasion on the blog and he’ll do the same for me in print.

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  • J Hill

    Dakota,

    Knowing the mediots, it’s probably somewhere right in the middle.

    I’m just asking for some definitive examples of who we could be paying dead $ too. Prior to the signings in Feb, there were HUGE $s coming off the books due to contracts expiring.

    Our most expensive guys (Seymour, Nnamdi, Huff, Gallery, and Routt, CJ37, Howard, Miller) ALL had their contracts expire. If you want to talk about pre signings, I have a hard time believing we were at 85 million BEFORE resigning these guys.

  • lefty12

    Everyone keeps saying DHB needs to restructure.Isn’t he only due to make about$1.5 this year?Right on Doctor!

  • Bauce Rules

    Raiderfankirk Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 11:13 am
    If JC stinks up preseason then we are in for another QB flip flop year.
    **************************

    No that wont happen this year….that qb flip flop job cost us the AFC West in 2010

    Gannon was never that great in preseason his damn self

  • priesttj

    Bauce some peple just can’t accept what time it is, it’s his own hangup. He’s begging for attention with his comments and very few acknowledge his rants. Yet he keeps howling at the moon like a rabid dog.

  • Dakota

    249.raiderfankirk Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 11:13 am
    If JC stinks up preseason then we are in for another QB flip flop year.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Unless we sign an Edwards or Hasselback I sure don’t see us switching to Boller if Campbell struggles. If that happens at least we would have a shot at Luck!

  • DKnight007

    Raiders need to figure out who there QB of the future is going to be also.

    If they regress this year from last years improvement and end up only getting 6 wins or below, they will have a chance at drafting a good QB and the lower 1st Round pick draft wages.

    Luck
    Barkley
    Jones
    Lindley

    would all be great picks for the Raiders.

  • Bauce Rules

    Its sad….people are rejoicing about our season being saved and you wanna harp on your personal vendetta against JC….you’re selfish and are not down for the Raiders….you along with KK and MRR dont belong on this site

  • DKnight007

    252.lefty12 Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Everyone keeps saying DHB needs to restructure.Isn’t he only due to make about$1.5 this year?Right on Doctor!

    ^^^^^^^
    Really?? 1.5 million is still too much for DHB! LOL

  • meeze

    jason campbell had more wins than losses here last year first year with the raiders as a RAIDER he has a winning percentage and only got better. his team is young and developing into a monster if the offense continues to explode will he still be a scrub. washington has no bearing on us except they let him go and we got him. once again more wins than losses as a RAIDER. judge him by that or should we bring up how dirk nowitzki choked in 2006?

  • Dakota

    New post.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    TJ, I kept telling you JaMoron sucked.

    You kept telling me I would be proven wrong.

    I’m telling you now, JaJason sucks. Not nearly as bad as JaMoron – but JaJason is a stiff, nonetheless.

    You keep insisting he’s going to shut me up.

    We’ll see.

  • DKnight007

    Alot of solid QB prospects potentially coming out of college next year.

    Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley, Landry Jones and Ryan Lindley are my top prospects.

  • meeze

    the raiders need an WLB WITH EXPLOSION AND THREE O LINEMAN PREFERABLY DAHL LUTUI AND A VET TACLE BARNES OR GAITHER

  • raiderfankirk

    Go get Orton. He is definitely better than any QB on our roster. It’s not about JC Bauce. It’s about making the team better.

  • hwnrdr

    It is DONE! YAY for Football!

  • meeze

    SHOT AT LUCK? WHAT THE F@#$%^&*()K??? WE WANT THE DIVISION THINK LIKE A RAIDER OR GO TO FRISCO AND THROW PIXIE DUST IN THE AIR

  • meeze

    Go get Orton. He is definitely better than any QB on our roster. It’s not about JC Bauce. It’s about making the team better.

    ***************************************
    THANK YOU A REASONABLE ANSWER TO COMPETITION AND IMPROVEMENT LET THE BEST MAN WIN ASND ORTON MIGHT

  • meeze

    Go get Orton. He is definitely better than any QB on our roster. It’s not about JC Bauce. It’s about making the team better.

    ***************************************
    THANK YOU A REASONABLE ANSWER TO COMPETITION AND IMPROVEMENT LET THE BEST MAN WIN ASND ORTON MIGHT

    ******************************************
    THE THING IS JC COULD WIN TOO ALTHOUGH MOST OF YOU THINK NOT. BUT I WOUKLD LOVE THIS MOVE

  • hwnrdr

    Oh oh…is there a rumor floating around that Brett Favre is trying to go to the Eagles?

  • meeze

    MEEZE CUT LIST:

    SAM WILLIAMS
    GROVES
    MOSS
    HIGGINS
    BENNETT
    MILLER(NICK)
    C.JOHNSON
    ONE OF THE YOUNG DB’S( WARE,MCFADDEN,CHEKWA)

  • meeze

    MEEZE CUT LIST: REVISED NOTICE CHEKWA IS NOT CUT

    SAM WILLIAMS
    GROVES
    MOSS
    HIGGINS
    BENNETT
    MILLER(NICK)
    C.JOHNSON
    ONE OF THE YOUNG DB’S( WARE,MCFADDEN)
    B.MYERS

  • meeze

    MEEZE SIGN LIST:

    DAHL
    LUTUI
    RESIGN WIMBLEY TO A 3 YEAR DEAL
    BARNES/ GATHIER
    SLB( BEST AVAILABLE)

  • meeze

    MEEZE SIGN LIST:SORRY FORGOT A COUPLE OF THINGS

    DAHL
    LUTUI
    RESIGN WIMBLEY TO A 3 YEAR DEAL
    BARNES/ GATHIER
    SLB( BEST AVAILABLE)
    RESIGN MILLER
    BUSH

  • meeze

    MEEZE SIGN LIST:SORRY FORGOT A COUPLE OF THINGS

    DAHL
    LUTUI
    RESIGN WIMBLEY TO A 3 YEAR DEAL
    BARNES/ GATHIER
    SLB( BEST AVAILABLE)
    RESIGN MILLER
    BUSH
    ORTON/BULGER/T.EDWARDS