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Rookie WR Moore signs, Revis pumps up Asomugha

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The publicist for Raiders rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore confirmed that he signed a four-year, $2.2 million contract Wednesday.

Moore joins running back Taiwan Jones as the only Raiders draftees who have signed and are expected to practice Thursday afternoon.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson said that the other draftees are close to signing deals, and they all “could” be at practice Thursday. The fact the practice doesn’t begin until 3:30 p.m. gives the players ample time to sign their deals, take their physicals and hit the field without missing a beat.

Moore was selected in the fifth round out of  Tennessee. He is expected to compete for a backup spot in a crowded field of receivers that includes returners Chaz Schilens, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy, Jacoby Ford and Nick Miller.

In other news, Jets all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis is fanning the flames in the red-hot stories about Raiders three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha joining the Jets.

“He’s the best cornerback in the league,” Revis told Jets reporters Wednesday. “Me and him as a tandem would be unbelievable. It would be awesome. I would love to have him as a teammate.”

Revis said he spoke with Asomugha recently, but the conversation didn’t take on a recruiting slant. When asked if he preferred Asomugha or Antonio Cromartie, Revis said: ”(Cromartie) has been a part of this team and this defense, but the talk going on right now, the focus is Nnamdi Asomugha.”

If Asomugha signs with the Jets, the Raiders would face him in their regular season home opener Sept.25.

Raiders tight end Zach Miller’s name hasn’t surfaced with any of the league’s 31 other teams just yet. The longer it stays that way, the better chance the Raiders have of re-signing him to a long-term contract.

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  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    I like that NFL Films clip where Rod Woodson is stomping up and down the sideline in a checkered suit, yelling, “matriculate. We need to matriculate! Matriculate!”

  • Dakota

    Mr. McClain?

    You mean our less than spectacular rookie MLB?

    Ooooooh scary lol.

  • LA to TheBay

    By the way,

    good morning RRS, Dakota, J, MR, Mistic, et al.

  • SR Raider

    Forget about this Nnamdi guy. We’ve got a group of semi-good CB’s that will probably get it done. Stopping the run (for a change) is way more important

  • Deja vu

    DV,

    could you picture Marcus Allen in a Chiefs jersey?

    ————————————

    Nor Tim Brown in a Tampa jersey! You have a point…but other than getting paid more in San fran, what would he be thinking? He’s gotta factor in being on a good team? Imo San Fran isn’t going deep into the playoffs or may not even take that division.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Chiefs added Ryan Lilja, Tony Moeaki & Dexter McCluster to boost the passing game last year.

    So far have added Steve Breaston & Jonathan Baldwin this offseason …

    Pioli & Haley are putting Matt Cassel in a position to succeed.

    meanwhile, Jason Campbell has a new Head Coach, different OC, 4 new starters on the O-Line and he’s stuck with the same crappy WR’s from last season – woohoo!

  • Dakota

    404.SR Raider Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:12 am
    Forget about this Nnamdi guy. We’ve got a group of semi-good CB’s that will probably get it done. Stopping the run (for a change) is way more important
    ++++++++++++

    Nothing happending on the run D front thus far….so it will be interesting to see how opponents do against us now that we no longer cut the field in half in passing situations and still can’t stop the run.

    Chuck B, you better pull a fkn 340 lb NT bunny out of your hat!

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    Mistic, this is my favorite Rod Woodson photo:

    http://bit.ly/neD6s9

  • 89052RAIDER

    If Barksdale does end up starting the upside is that he logged 39 starts at LSU so he is not a Mario Henderson/Bruce Campbell type project. He can adjust to the pro game easier than Campbell. Signing Gaither would allow the opportunity to work in one other rookie/1st year starter. LT Gaither LG Campbell WIZ RG Barksdale RT Veldeer. Campbell is far to physically gifted to not be given every opportunity to become a starter. There has never been a physical specimen like him in the combine that I can very remember. Veldeer is a physical freak too. Wylie needs to go with these young guys and let them learn on the job.

  • bcz24

    Breaston was a product of a great QB and 2 outstanding receivers to draw coverage. He was playing against crappy nickles and safeties the last time he did anything worth mentioning. He will be as good as chris chambers in KC.

  • Plunketthead

    This place is becoming the Rag on Raiders chatroom again

  • J Hill

    Ausberry and Gordon have signed.

    That’s 3 TEs on the roster.

    Miller better stop trippin!

    I’d drop a million off the offer each day that passes.

  • J Hill

    I just want to know what team out there is a Zach Miller away from getting to the playoffs?

  • raidertbone

    Dakota Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Mr. McClain?

    You mean our less than spectacular rookie MLB?

    Ooooooh scary lol.

    ________________________________

    C’mon Dakota – give the man a break. He’s scary to opponents two times a game, at least (the rest of the time, he’s just scary to the Nation)!!

  • bcz24

    Titans officially announced the release of VY

  • Raider J

    “Can you feeel it? Can you feeeeeel it?!?… can you feeeeel whats about to happen on that field?” -Ray Lewis

    I LOVE FOOTBALL!!!!

    Raider Nation,

    Can more of you well informed, realistic optimists step up and post, please?
    All these Silky Johnson @$$ Playa Hater’s Ball, mawf*[kas ain’t repn right. Hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.

    (in my gentle, sarcastic counselor voice)

    Haters,

    I understand that you were raised on “Commitment to Excellence” and have been dissapointed by the recent history of your team. Remember “Just Win Baby?” Yes, I know you do. Well, they just won more games last year than they did in the previous 7 and there are enough reasons to believe they can do even better this year if you look for them. Shhhhhh, yes yes I know you want another SB ring but you must be patient and support the ones who are working to get you one. Can you do that? No? Then hate on, B*+<#es!

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

    Jan 8, 2012
    Raiders host Wildcard game

  • Davy Jones

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am
    # Davy Jones Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I’m not offended, MR. Your innocent act is quite adorable. You don’t restrict yourself to stating that piece of circumstantial evidence you call facts. You infer into them and pontificate out of them. But I’m here to tell you, Ron Wolf has a message for people who express what you express:

    “Al is 100 percent involved. For anyone to say anything different would be incorrect. He runs it. Everything I know about this game is directly attributable to what I learned working with Al Davis. I still think when it comes to every facet of the game of football, he’s the best there is in the National Football League. Al Davis took the time to train me. I was very fortunate to have that opportunity.”

    If you have so much respect for Ron Wolf, why not try believing him? LOL.
    =========================

    Hilarious!!!!

    Ding ding ding, winner by knockout

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

    Thank you, thank you. It’s what I do. ;-)

    Seriously, though, not going to take credit. Showing up someone who’s pimping Ron Wolf while refusing to listen to Ron Wolf is like shooting fish in a barrel. It’s easy to make a zealot look stupid.

  • LA to TheBay

    Plunketthead Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:17 am
    This place is becoming the Rag on Raiders chatroom again

    —————

    Not everyone is the Perennial Greatest Raider Fan Ever Award Winner, Plunk.

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    You guys give Nnamdi a break. Just because the guy might choose to live in a place with no state income tax, that doesn’t mean he’s solely in it for the money. He would still get to play the game he loves, practicing every day against the best WR in the game in Andre Johnson which would only perfect his craft even more; and yes, he wouldn’t have to pay state income tax! Anyone living in Nevada, Florida or Texas will tell you that money goes a loooooong way living in those spots. It’s the same as players fleeing Canada ’cause they’re tired of getting ripped for almost half of their bread. He’s human so he’s at least gonna consider that like any of us would.

    As far as I’m concerned, the guy is a Raider. Let him flirt with the whole recruiting process and enjoy it ’cause he deserves it, and then if he leaves for a lame spot who has no chance at contending, lets rip him, Lol, but good grief…. He’s still a Raider as of now, and last I checked, he’s not Derrick Gibson. No reason to rip the man.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    415.bcz24 Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:21 am
    Titans officially announced the release of VY

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

    Just. Say. No.

  • SR Raider

    Raiders need to do something at DL, LB or S to beef up the run defense

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Say what you want about VY, the man is a winner…..the older and more mentally mature he gets, the more good things lie ahead for him….

  • 89052RAIDER

    I guess what plunketthead saying is that to be a true fan you must be a moron, which many on here are. There is a reason why no team had ever lost 10 or more games for 7 straight years and we have not had winning season in 8 years.. Those of you who think we are a playoff caliber-team this year are myopic AL-admiring sycophants. I have been a fan all my life and Al delivered a lot of happiness in the 70′s, 80′s, and early 2000′s. The fact that is that we cannot get out of the toilet, because we are not a well-run organization. Until Al gets some quality help running the organization we will continue to be what we are: which is not a contender.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # RAIDER Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Mistic, this is my favorite Rod Woodson photo:

    http://bit.ly/neD6s9
    ======================

    lol you have issues bra.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    What indication has there been that VY has gotten more mature at all? If he’d matured, he wouldn’t have been run out of Tennessee on a rail.

  • Deja vu

    JasonLaCanfora: Was kicking around options for Vince Young on NFL Network w/ @michaelombardi. We both could see OAK being a possibility once he is released [via Twitter]

  • inonewordraider

    Besides Schilens, Moore is the surest handed WR he have

  • Nnamdi21

    417. Kudos…:)

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    A lot more people in that organization and Tenn fans hated Jeff Fisher a lot more than they hated Vince in these recent years. The owner over there loved Vince, but knew he couldn’t show that sort of favoritism and let Vince run the coach off because him and Jeff didn’t get along, so he had to let go of Vince too. Thats why Fisher hated it so much there, ’cause Vince wasn’t “his” prototypical QB and the owner wanted him playing and starting.

    And not only was dude a winner, he was a winner with bum receivers. BUMS. I’ll take a 30-16 record any day with the receivers he had….

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    427 – Don’t forget about Jacoby….he’s got stickys on him too.

  • Silverandblack666

    “Say what you want about VY,”

    Loser, head case, weak arm strength and makes poor decisions.

    there I said what I wanted about VY!

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