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Raiders on verge of reporting to training camp

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Several news outlets reported that the NFL owners and players have reached accord on all the major points in bargaining for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and that ratification by the players is a formality.

The owners approved the new deal Wednesday. The players delayed the vote so that they could take some time to scour over the deal. Barring a last-second glitch, the players are expected to vote on the proposal Monday.

This means that the Raiders, as well as other teams, should be in training camp by the end of the week, perhaps as soon as Wednesday. Our best guess is, the Raiders will report to Napa on Friday, though there hasn’t been any confirmation.

We will provide the finer details of the timeline for free agency, player signings, training camp and such once they are finalized and announced by the Raiders.

Jerry McDonald and myself will be in Alameda for player reaction to the end of the lockout whenever the players are allowed to show up next week. From there, we will shift operations to Napa, where we will file stories on a daily basis throughout camp.

One of the first things we will seek confirmation on is the status of running back Michael Bush, who has been in the league for four years but played only the past three.

Bush’s agent has said that he is under the impression that Bush’s rookie season won’t count as an accrued season, which would make Bush a restricted free agent.

That bodes well for the Raiders because they could tender Bush a one-year tender for a modest amount and have the right to match any offers from other teams. It also prevents the Raiders from having to break the bank for Bush and tight end Zach Miller in a year in which the Raiders are without much salary cap room.

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  • raideredoutL.A.

    Raider Nation rolls deep down here. You trip out if you ever go to the La Mirada Swapmeet off the 5fwy, it feels like if you’re at a game. Raider fans and gear up the ying yang.

  • Bauce Rules

    Lol Ted where do u normally tailgate at?

  • Bauce Rules

    RaideredoutLA….WHEN I LIVED IN LA…. sometimes I hit up Hooters in Burbank or if I was seeing my pops Id go to Cirivello’s in long beach. Lot of raider cats talkin major schit

  • jmeds

    Our turn around starts on the offensive side of the Ball. Hue Jackson understands today’s game and will utilize his players abilities, not try and make them fit a scheme. What he did last year was great to watch. That was the best play calling I have seen since the Gruden days. The play calling can help out the o-line. We are going to be fine.

  • J Hill

    LOL!

    Well wifey is kinda insisting on going too, and of course the youngsters.

    Looks like I am going to just make it a whole weekend.

    Drive up Friday night to SF, hang out at Fisherman’s warf on Saturday, or something like that. Head to Oaktown Saturday night. Up early for some golf Sunday mng before the game, head to the stadium about noon.

    Might need JFB’s wife to run some interference for me Sunday mng, lol!

  • lefty12

    It was much better than any play calling done by Chuckie,but it was still inconsistent.Hope it is a lot better this year.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Been living in the San Gabriel Valley past couple years, major Raider fans out here too, pizza bars jammed packed on gamedays.

  • J Hill

    Raider fans are soooo deep out in So Cal.

    I just don’t see how you don’t think we’d pack a dope arssenew stadium downtown.

    I can tell you now that I would have minimal interest in going to see the Raiders play at the LA coliseum. That place is a POS!

    But a new stadium downtown? I’d at least be at half the games every year.

  • lefty12

    Jhill,stay on the East side of the bay.Take the ferry from JL square to the wharf.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Glad I got the NFL ticket nowadays cuz it gets real bad at them pizza places, been through some scht there.

  • J Hill

    just an avg player

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    I’ll take a young physical beast who is avg. If he is avg now with so little experience, are you really telling me that he will not get better as his experience grows?

    I dunno what the outcome will be, but it seems to me that the guy is not a dummie, and obviously has a work ethic by looking at the way he keeps in shape.

    I’m excited for his potential.

  • lefty12

    Driving in the city sucks,especially for out of towners-take public transportation.

  • J Hill

    You talking about SF, Lefty?

    Thanks for the info.

    Was about to get on google and try and plot a route out.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Haven’t gone to a game in years, I’m getting the urge to go this year thinking of those classic tailgates.

  • J-Camp needs to play with a higher tempo – Hopefully, he will make decisions faster now that he has some experience with the team.

    Our Backfield is tops in the league!

    The Defense was dominant at times last season – they need be consistent and treat every team like they treated Cassel and Rivers last year.

    They gotta’ stop those big runs! Yes the D-line is gonna slip sometimes, every line will. The secondary HAS TO be able to prevent those slips from becoming points!

    The Raiders are the BEST TEAM in the AFC WEST! They have proven it to me, they have proven it to themselves, they have proven it to the Charger, the Cheifs, and the Broncos (big time) – Everyone knows it! If there was a better team in the AFC West – they would have beaten us last year – AT LEAST ONCE! The AFC WEST don’t want nothin’ to do with them OAKLAND RAIDERS! We went into each of their houses and made each of them cry!

    NOW LET’S DO IT AGAIN!

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Anybody watch NY Ink. My bud Tommy is on it. He and my bro got Raider tats on their neck the same day, its a trip to see that dude make it in NY. Went to the Raider game in Zona in ’02, damn did we party.

  • lefty12

    JHill-check out Jack London Square.It offers and is central to everything.You can take the ferry to SF-the kids would like that-your close to the coliseum,it would be a lot less on the pocketbook,there are some nice course close by too-the old Alameda Course,The Presidio in SF(my choice),Chabot in the Oakland Hills are just a few that are reasonable and nice.

  • # Bauce Rules Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Lol Ted where do u normally tailgate at?
    **********
    B-Lot

  • raideredoutL.A.

    The Raiders should take a shot at Cromartie. Size, Speed, Man coverage skills, and his baggage makes him cheap to sign.

  • priesttj

    You’re right Lefty12 I can only wish Gruden’s playcalling was that imaginative. I think what we did see was Hue’s getting used to what these players could do. I think what we saw last year was a scratch the surface type deal. I think he expects lot more from several players this year. I think he will test DHB early to see if he responds, if he does he could have a huge year. If not he will look elsewhere. Bush if he shows what he showed last preseason could be in for a huge year. But I will say it again if our WR’s show up this will be a very good year maybe even GREAT!!

  • lefty12

    Not having any OTAs will make camp much more interesting,especially at positions in the def. backfield and the Oline.We have a lot of young guys at both positions.It is possible we don’t have to lay out extra bucks for a Cromartie because we have a young gun who can step in and be just as good.

  • Fear not y’all – Huge Action is Building A Bully!

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Lefty12, who Van Dyke?

  • lefty12

    Because of the lockout i believe this years draft class and the progress of last years class is extremely important-not just for us,but for every team.Young players will have to prove their worth much quicker than in the past.

  • Chiefs went 7-1 at home last year. We were the only team that could beat them in their house!

  • lefty12

    outLA-I don’t know which one.I’m just saying one could jump out,be thrown to the wolves early and prove he deserves the spot.

  • J Hill

    Thanks Lefty!

  • armond

    Gotta buddy that said he can get as many tix in sect 224 for $55, but he is about my least trustworthy friend so not sure about that.

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    damn vegas u need new friends.u come up with some crazy sh!t!

  • 504 Raider

    I would get excited about us getting Leinart on one condition:

    The team moves back to LA and plays in the Coliseum and the team colors change to maroon and gold. Plus our OC has to be able to eat with chopstix.

  • armond

    id take cromartie in a minute. reports are that the raiders are at the top of his list. before i say who my underdog of the year is i want to wait til our 90 man rosetr is set. we get a lot of undfa’s that tend to work out. first guy i want is herzlich.

  • armond

    504 u wrong as a muhfugga and u know it!! chopsticks hahaha

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Cro wouldn’t be a bad pickup to say the least.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    181.armond Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    id take cromartie in a minute. reports are that the raiders are at the top of his list. before i say who my underdog of the year is i want to wait til our 90 man rosetr is set. we get a lot of undfa’s that tend to work out. first guy i want is herzlich.

    /////

    This time last yr., I really liked my Raiders to win AFC WEST @+650 bet $150 to win $1,500. Wish it would of took the divsional records.LOL

  • Early prediction: Raiders go 6-2 at home this year.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    180.504 Raider Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    I would get excited about us getting Leinart on one condition:

    The team moves back to LA and plays in the Coliseum and the team colors change to maroon and gold. Plus our OC has to be able to eat with chopstix.

    /////////

    USC had one of the best offenses I’d never seen before. But i wouldn’t take Chow, Leinart, or Bush if even free.

  • armond

    184.raideredoutL.A. Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    181.armond Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    id take cromartie in a minute. reports are that the raiders are at the top of his list. before i say who my underdog of the year is i want to wait til our 90 man rosetr is set. we get a lot of undfa’s that tend to work out. first guy i want is herzlich.

    /////

    This time last yr., I really liked my Raiders to win AFC WEST @+650 bet $150 to win $1,500. Wish it would of took the divsional records.LOL

    ——————————————————-take the bet this year cuz i belive we will win it.6-0 and still couldnt make now thats a damn shame.

  • armond

    185.BigTed707 Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Early prediction: Raiders go 6-2 at home this year.

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    we start off 3-1. big upset over green bay later in the year.

  • armond

    i also predict dmc will have 2000 total yards and show that he is much better than the 98th best player voted by the players. aint no way in hell arian foster is 73 players better than him.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Armond, like you I’d wait a bit before taking a bet, at least to see what happens roster wise.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Honestly, I stopped watching that show after the 1st episode with DMaC @ 98.

    189.armond Says:
    July 24th, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    i also predict dmc will have 2000 total yards and show that he is much better than the 98th best player voted by the players. aint no way in hell arian foster is 73 players better than him.

  • armond

    raiderdoutla
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    wasnt that some bullsh!t? i had a lot of disagreements about that show. they had some guys way too high. couldnt believe osi wasnt even in the top 100. i shouldve stopped watching like u.

  • 18yearsold18yearfan

    Hey everybody Lockout almost over

  • 18yearsold18yearfan

    Its time for some Riders football

  • 18yearsold18yearfan

    You had to know that list was a sham when Revis was voted higher than Nnamdi

  • 18yearsold18yearfan

    *Raiders

  • J Hill

    That show was certain player’s opinions, right?

  • lefty12

    So has ‘Jer” been replaced by Steve Corkran?The last few posts have been by Steve.

  • 18yearsold18yearfan

    So how do you guys think free agency will pan out

  • joker94583

    Eh, I’ve lost interest