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Gallery, Gaither, Goldson and Gradkowski oh my

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On what qualified as a less-than-spectacular start to free agency, several former and hope-to-be Raiders made news by night’s end.

NFL.com reported that the Raiders are negotiating with Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Jared Gaither and 49ers safety Dashon Goldson.

Elsewhere, former Raiders offensive lineman Robert Gallery reportedly is fielding offers from the Seattle Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals. It’s conceivable that Gallery could be reunited with former Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski in Cincinnati, given the Bengals are speaking with Gradkowski’s agent, according to ESPN.

The Raiders made it clear to Gallery during the offseason that they have no interest in paying him what top guards command. Gradkowski was favored by former Raiders coach Tom Cable over current quarterback Jason Campbell last season. Campbell finished out the season as a result of Gradkowski suffering a separated shoulder.

Goldson started all 16 games each of the past two seasons. He had one interception last season and four in 2009. He would give the Raiders another viable candidate to replace free safety Michael Huff, who is an unrestricted free agent.

Gaither, 6-feet-9 and 340 pounds, missed last season with a back injury. He started 26 games at left offensive tackle in 2008-09. If signed by the Raiders, they could play him at either left or right tackle, with Jared Veldheer manning the opposite tackle spot.

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  • J Hill

    LOL at this Lombardi reports on Nnamdi.

    12 million from the Jets?

    A bit more from SF?

    The most from the Texans?

    It sounds to me like we aren’t even making an offer, lol. I’m sure Al would’ve given him at least the 15 he gave Seymour, and certainly a few more million than he gave Routt.

    Daaaaaaammmmmmm Funny, imo.

  • YoungAmerican

    Would have rather had Nnamdi for $14 mill than Routt for $10. Oh well.

  • Brien, just forget it. He’s baiting you. Don’t play into his hand. Come on, man. Every f’n day. “JaJason, JaJason, JaJason”… Where do you think he’s going with this?

  • YoungAmerican

    Brien, just forget it. He’s baiting you. Don’t play into his hand. Come on, man. Every f’n day. “JaJason, JaJason, JaJason”… Where do you think he’s going with this?

    ———-

    Every once in a while, MR is spot on.

  • JaBauce is easily provoked, lol.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    YA, that could have something to do with Nnamdi wanting to try another venue.

    I’d really like to see him targeted more often.

    Don’t think the results are going to be nearly as good as the team that signs him expects them to be.

    Yes, I think Nnamdi is an outstanding cover man. But I don’t think he’s as good as Revis or even CW in his heyday.

    I think opposing QB’s that test Nnamdi will have more success than anticipated. He’s no where near as dominant as people would believe, and some of that is based on the fact that he was so rarely tested here.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Mistic, glad you like the idea of bringing in VY.

    How long you think JaJason retains the starting gig, if it happens ?
    ============================================

    VY would never supplant JC. He doesnt know our offense, he isnt a polished qb. He must prove that he has matured and wants to be a leader and refine his craft. This team believes in JC so does the entire organization. VY has to prove he can avoid the ints, although he showed major improvement last year before he fell apart.

    Again VY could only be a back up in the town, perhaps rebuild his image so he may get a shot to start with another team in the future.

    JC is a leader a great team mate and has huge talent. he has already proven he can get it done when his back is to the wall and we are staring at defeat.

    Being benched JC showed toughness and competitive fire, reclaimed the job and our offense exploded, to the tune of 500yds for 3 strait weeks, and 26 points a game.

    When Vy was benched the had to make sure he wasnt going to commit suicide.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    345.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:31 am
    So the market for Nnamdi was supposedly going to be 17-20 mil per year. Now it is being reported to be between 12 and 14 million per. i have a few issues here.

    2.) When Nnam was drafted it was called a severe reach. when he struggled they said he was a bust. Only davis was patient, and held on to the hope that he would devleop. Davis surrounded him with hof dbs that helped Nnam become the best in the game. Davis over paid the last two years and made him a star. Nnam will be a super star if he helps the raiders back to the top with some playoff wins or superbowl. In ny he is just another guy. Ny will take a step back they are not fielding the same team as the last two years.

    Nnam if your giving discounts give it to the guy that has had faith in yo from the gate. besides we are right on the cusp of building a super bowl window that could last through at least the next 3-4 years. Dont you want to be a part of it?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Amen to that.
    The problem there is the size of the discount Al wants I expect.

  • like all Raider QBs, Campbell is saddled with archaic schemes and lousy players. I don’t like Campbell because I feel his release is slow. You guys know I’m WCO guy, liked Gruden and Gannon, so you know I’m looking for Gannon in every QB we have. Is that so crazy, considering he’s the last QB we won consistently with? Went to a Super Bowl with? And would have won a Super Bowl with if our coach wasn’t on the wrong sideline? But Campbell is being sabotaged, too. Like I said, the worst grade any QB should ever get in Oakland is an “INC” because they’re all sabotaged by Al’s archaic system and lousy players.

  • J Hill

    I watched most of the games and never saw that.

    ——————————————————

    He got hurt early in the season. The only legit WR we played was Fitzgerald, and I know you remember that.

    The next week was supposed to be the Andre Johnson matchup, but Johnson didn’t play.

    Seattle game was a week or so later.

  • Trade JaJon Condo!

  • J Hill

    RAIDER Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Brien, just forget it. He’s baiting you. Don’t play into his hand. Come on, man.

    ——————————————————-

    LMFAO!

    Did you really just post this?

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Condo’s a real good snapper.

  • hwnrdr

    Giants are planning on releasing NT Rocky Bernard due to unable to reach contract restructure.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Can JaJanet Jackson long snap ?

  • hwnrdr

    360.J Hill Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:41 am
    I watched most of the games and never saw that.

    ——————————————————

    He got hurt early in the season. The only legit WR we played was Fitzgerald, and I know you remember that.

    The next week was supposed to be the Andre Johnson matchup, but Johnson didn’t play.

    Seattle game was a week or so later.

    …and the Seattle game I still question because we were up like 24 points in the 4th? Why was he still in the game? That’s when he got hurt covering Big Mike Williams…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # J Hill Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    LOL at this Lombardi reports on Nnamdi.

    12 million from the Jets?

    A bit more from SF?

    The most from the Texans?

    It sounds to me like we aren’t even making an offer, lol. I’m sure Al would’ve given him at least the 15 he gave Seymour, and certainly a few more million than he gave Routt.

    Daaaaaaammmmmmm Funny, imo.
    ============================================

    Dont beleive the hype. Davis is just taking a look to see what the market will be. Maybe when we thought it was 17 mil, Davis might have opted out of making a play, and i stress might of opted out. But at 12-14 mil, im sure Davis is putting together a package for him now and ready to overpay again. Huge signing bonus with the rest of the money spread out over a long time.

    If Nnam leaves it wont have anything to do with money.

    By the way is there any bigger lie in football than the so called salary cap? Please every year we are way over the cap and cant afford our own guys. yet Davis not only signs his guys but brings in other guys and pays them huge money as well.

    Salary cap is like sasquatch, it could exist but at this point there is no tangible evidence.

  • J Hill

    I HATED Rich Gannon’s arm. Noodle armed, noodle armed, noodle armed.

    Or was it his slow arsse WRs he was saddled with?

    What else could Chucky do but run a dink and dunk offense.

    To borrow a phrase from RRS, talk about taking moldy bread and raw bacon and giving you the best BLT you’ve ever had???

    Chucky was the MAN!!!!!!

  • Norway’s prime minister announces the attacks will not change Norway’s customs of freedom and privacy. What a sharp contrast from Bush’s response to 9/11, huh?

    “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither” – Ben Franklin

    It’s as if Norway is more American than America anymore.

  • J Hill

    LOL!

    I was Raiderman99 during the Gruden years.

    JaGannon was HORRIBLE!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I guess there’s going to be people that think calling JC ‘JaJason’ is racially motivated.

    Think whatever you want. I’m not going to bother trying to convince you otherwise.

    Mistic, good post in defense of JaJason.

    Of course, I disagree with most of it.

    I’ll just say this…

    If JaJason couldn’t hold off Trashkowski for 6 quarters, he wouldn’t hold off VY for 5 minutes.

  • How can the Raiders be 15 million over the cap with this talent?

  • The Raiders have about 3 solid players on their entire roster. How do you wind up 15 million OVER the cap with that?

  • Plunketthead

    Raiderman
    Are you Rico?

  • DeuceDeuce

    If we can turn the money we would offer Nnamdi into Gaither, Seubert and depth im all for it..

  • Raiderman was a point guard for the Washington Generals in the ’80s.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Weddle re-signs with Chargers….thank God…

  • Plunketthead

    MR
    I am just having a little trouble keeping my trolls straight since I discovered KK (killer Kush)

    How many are you running?

  • Meadowlark Lemon pulled Raiderman’s underoos over his head in Wichita one night in front of a crowd of 10,000…unscripted. He’s had issues with black people ever since.

  • RaiderRockstar

    we’ve heard multiple times that Marc Bulger wants to stay close to his mid-west home base

    ***

    If Bulger is cool being a #2 (like he was in Baltimore last season) and wants to stay in the Midwest … why not just sign with the Chiefs or Rams to back up Cassel/Bradford?

    He’d be a clear upgrade over guys like Palko & Stanzi in KC or Feeley & Lewis in STL!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    JHill, you are spot on about Gruden running the type of offensive that was most concucive to Gannon’s success.

    Dink and dunk criticism is valid, but what the heck was Gruden supposed to run with a QB that had a peashooter ?

    For the record, I think Gannon was still a fine QB, noodle arm and all. He was a fabulous field general. And he was also a very good scrambler with a knack for picking up first downs with his legs by an inch or two in crucial situations at the beginning of his Raider years.

    No JaJason ‘slides’ from JaGannon. Isn’t that how he got his neck broken ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    If the Raiders are serious about competition, Vince Young is the best QB available and would benefit from Hue Jackson’s coaching.

    ***

    LOL!

    if VY is the “best QB available” then you’ve got a weak crop of FA QB’s and you’d be better off just re-signing Charlie Frye for the vet minimum

  • Boehner’s mad at right wing Republicans because they won’t stand united with his plan and join his “army”. Imagine if O-bama had said the same regarding Democrats. That’s working with people across the aisle, Boehner. Viewing your side as an “army”…

  • YoungAmerican

    No politics this morning, thanks. There’s football to talk about, finally.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Plunketthead Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:57 am
    Raiderman
    Are you Rico?
    =========================
    No. Who is Rico ?

  • TheGeneral

    Haha Nnamdi going to NYJ for less money but he wont stay in oakland for less haha lombardi and BSPN is full of it i think Al is jus sitting back and letting nnamdi test and see what people offer him and then Al steps in. And the whole story or him goin to NY just for a movie career give me a break he can find one once he retire duhh all the money he makes he can do whatever he wants. But Nam should really think about what he is doing if he leaves a team that was the only one that had faith in him and Al is the one that made him the highest paid cb

  • RaiderRockstar

    Redskins trade away Mcnabb and sign Kellen Clemons

    ***

    Grossman, Beck & Clemons QB derby this camp & preseason?

    LOL!

    Nnamdi will feel right at home in Washington having guys like Russell, Gradkowski, Walter, Brooks, McCown & Culpepper the past couple of seasons.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    369.RAIDER Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Norway’s prime minister announces the attacks will not change Norway’s customs of freedom and privacy. What a sharp contrast from Bush’s response to 9/11, huh?

    “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither” – Ben Franklin

    It’s as if Norway is more American than America anymore.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It took Norway’s police 90 minutes to stop this nut shooting kids trying to escape by swimming out to sea.
    They had to go back and get weapons and then come back again meanwhile he’s shooting children and persuading them to come back in for a better shot.
    Seems like they need to change quite a bit and it seems like the US approach is better.

  • Plunketthead

    Rico is an old thorn in the side for some here

  • Didn’t mean to offend you and your fellow Republicans, YA. My apologies.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Bit fuk politics, footballs back!

  • RaiderRockstar

    So the market for Nnamdi was supposedly going to be 17-20 mil per year. Now it is being reported to be between 12 and 14 million per.

    ***

    Mistic,

    the first figure was for Al Davis. the second figure was for a competitive football team.

    not that hard to figure out man!

  • EnglandRaider,

    Stoltenberg is not going to change Norway because of this. He’s following the advice of one of America’s founding fathers, Ben Franklin. Politicians rarely stand for principles today. Looks like we have an exception in Norway. My hat’s off.

  • hwnrdr

    Wasn’t it Gannon didn’t get into his slide yet when Brooks blasted him?

  • Sure, EnglandRaider. Get your politics in, then tell others to stop talking politics. Hypocrite.

  • How old was Gannon when that happened, Hwnrdr?

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post! 🙂

    Condo rode on the rookie bus. what a leader!

    he’s been working with Wiz & Barks all summer…

  • DeuceDeuce

    Eric Weddle the highest paid safety in NFL history????? wow…

  • Plunketthead

    Thats all you do is offend. You have been seeking negative attention since Al slapped your momma for trying to sneak your PB&J sandwich into the game

  • RAIDERMAN99

    You mean ricochet ?

    No. I don’t use sock puppets or any other handles.

    Didn’t know who you were talking about at first.