Raiders sign Wisniewski, four other 2011 draftees


The Raiders just wrapped up signing five of their remaining six draft picks, including second-rounder Stefen Wisniewski. Offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale is the only one of Oakland’s eight draft picks who hasn’t signed, but he is expected to do so in the next few hours.

Running back Taiwan Jones and wide receiver Denarius Moore signed Wednesday. Wisniewski, cornerbacks DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa, receiver David Ausberry and tight end Richard Gordon inked deals Thursday. All seven are expected to be at practice this afternoon.

Barksdale arrived in the Bay Area on Wednesday morning. He is thought to be in Napa awaiting word from his agent that a deal has been consummated.

The Raiders hold their first practice at 3:30 p.m.


Steve Corkran

  • LA to TheBay Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    He never got hustled by a dude with a gold tooth and a Jheri curl on a Venice Beach blacktop like SOME people I know…..


    LMAO! I was the hustl-ER not hustl-EE. Well, mostly…

  • Master Beeecham

    You dudes remember when KrappyKell got his overweight rear end kicked off the blog, then snuck over to profootballtalk, only to get ripped to shreds by his new friends in the comment section?

    That was HILARIOUS!

    Seems the sad old fool just can’t catch a break. Oh well, we get a lot more laughs the way it is!

  • RaiderLen

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    RaiderLen Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Any agent of a player who has a deal and doesn’t let word spread is a fool.
    Without a signed contract He is.


    Which can’t happen until Friday. Thus, crickets chirping in Alameda.


  • Raider O?!?!?!

    I miss dat monkey. YOU PEOPLE need to get down to SD and bail him out…

  • Free Dirty and Raider O!

  • “Darren Sproles narrows list to Saints, Eagles, Chargers”

    The Colts should grab him!

  • Davy Jones

    The Wimbley restructure talk means they are in play to sign SOMEBODY. My money is on Zach Miller and Gaither.

  • Klis writes that not only did Orton look better than Tebow, but Brady Quinn looked better than Tebow, too.

    Tebow seemed to think he played well, which isn’t necessarily a good sign.

    “We’ve got to work on some timing with certain things, but for a first day, I thought it was pretty good,” Tebow said.
    LMAO – DEN taking over as laughing stock of the league!

  • Midwest Fan

    jhill – reason is we get 90 man rosters. Not sure for how long till the cuts though but that is why we don’t have to cut guys.

  • # Davy Jones Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    The Wimbley restructure talk means they are in play to sign SOMEBODY. My money is on Zach Miller and Gaither.
    Do It!

  • “The first place we’re gonna’ beat ’em is in the mind!”
    -Hue Jack City

  • inonewordraider

    LA to TheBay Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    VR, here you go. Kam had a 4 mil buyback which was excercised and then later voided by league due to their 30% rule:

    Fox: Wimbley to sign tender
    By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer
    Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 8:47 pm in Oakland Raiders.

    According to a report by Adam Caplan of Fox Sports, the one-year tender to Kamerion Wimbley will be worth even more than expected _ coming in at $11.32 million.

    UPDATE: The reason Wimbley’s tender estimate is higher is he received an “exclusive” franchise tag, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That meant the Raiders don’t want him negotiating with any other teams even if the return was two first-round draft picks. Obviously that would never happen, so you wonder why the Raiders would just tack on another $1 million plus when the original plan was to pay him about $4.1 million on the buyback deal which was disallowed. The final number will be determined by the top five salaries at Wimbley’s position in 2011.

    Agent Joe Linta said Wimbley would sign the tender _ and why wouldn’t he? Considering how much more he’ll get than the $635,000 in salary and $3.5 million buyback the Raiders had hoped to pay, it’s a minor upset that he hasn’t already signed it.

    Love Al but all the $ he paid more than any other team would on Routt Wimbley and Eugene could have been used to keep Nnam Huff or get a vet receiver

  • Corkran needs to get on Twitter. Jerry MAC is being his usual sarcastic self there today… at Pats expense.

  • How are we getting all these deal done and we haven’t cut anyone?

    Al has kept his machete sharp… pink slips will be flying faster than DHB can drop five passes

  • SR Raider

    pink slips will be flying faster than DHB can drop five passes


    Now that’s fast

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Can’t get enough of seeing that moniker….Hue Jack City baby! Gotta love that….

  • Here’s a link to the Mike Lombardi assessment of VY.

    “This guy cannot throw from the pocket!”


  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    SR Raider Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    pink slips will be flying faster than DHB can drop five passes


    Now that’s fast

    That fast, I don’t even know what you are talking about..

    See…..I already forgot!!