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Free agency signings now can be announced

Teams have had the past 72 hours or so to negotiate contracts with unrestricted free agents. However, they weren’t allowed to finalize any deals until 3 p.m. today

Raiders head coach Hue Jackson cautioned people to be patient and not read too much into anything that transpired until we reached this point.

Well, we’re here now. So, expect the Raiders to announce a flurry of signings in the coming days, perhaps as soon as today. Remember, any player signed cannot practice until Aug. 4.

The Raiders have only 72 players on their roster right now. They are permitted to carry as many as 90 through the end of August, when rosters have to be pared to 75. Only 65 players participated in practice Wednesday and about the same is expected out on the field today.

That’s fine for the fringe players seeking to make an impression and, perhaps, make the 53-man roster. It’s not so good for the veterans, who are required to take more snaps than they are accustomed to.

“Yeah, it’s strange,” defensive tackle Tommy Kelly said. “You feel it in the reps. You got to take a whole bunch of more reps. But in the end of the day, it’s going to get us in shape a little quicker and we’re going to be ready to play a little quicker, especially the practice coach is running. It’s rough, but it’s what we got to go through. We need that anyway.”

Jackson said several players capitalized on the added reps in practice Thursday.

“There’s no question,” Jackson said. “Again, as I said (Wednesday) night in our team meeting, every practice has a purpose, especially for a young guy because pretty soon all the reps you get might get cut down as we continue to move forward. Some guys flashed today. Some guys showed up, some undrafted guys were battling in there. That’s what it’s all about. Come to work every day with a purpose and come in here and try to get better. That’s what our guys are doing.”

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  • WESTRAIDER

    raiders goona win 21…………..

  • Born with a Patch

    I second that

  • TheGeneral

    Yesssssss NYJ is out of the running for NNAMDI COME HOME!!!

  • No Mas Diamante

    we’re gonna know shortly.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Schefter says Eagles

  • No Mas Diamante

    Eagles?

  • Raiders for life

    This drama is killin me

  • bcz24

    @AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
    Jets out, Cowboys out on Nnamdi. Any one got any guesses?
    4 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply

  • Born with a Patch

    Schefter says Eagles

  • DeuceDeuce

    Eagles????????

  • bcz24

    Scheft just said nnam looks headed to the iggles.

  • Thec07

    Tampa Bay

  • YoungAmerican

    Eagles?!

  • bcz24

    Glazer just report Eagles have SIGNED NNAMDI

  • DeuceDeuce

    Desperate guess by Schefter??..

  • PurpleDrank81

    Yea Schefter is Takin Guesses Sapp thinks Raiders or Niners Lol so does Rich Eisen

  • DeuceDeuce

    Hes an Eagle.

  • WESTRAIDER

    eagles signed namdi

  • PurpleDrank81

    Its the Eagles

  • bcz24

    Well at least we dont have to play him…

  • WESTRAIDER

    nooooooooooooooooooo

  • noteasilyimpressed

    Nnamdi to Eagles

  • Orthodoxdj

    DUDE, THIS SUCKS!!!

  • noteasilyimpressed

    per Michael Lombardi

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Out of all the teams Nnamdi could have gone to, besides Raiders, the Eagles were the best possible outcome.

  • inonewordraider

    raiders will be the last to announce

  • Thec07

    20.bcz24 Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Well at least we dont have to play him…

    ++++++++++==

    I was looking forward to playing him…Line FORD up on his side and watch FORD toast his A$$

  • No Mas Diamante

    is it official?

  • aig-raiders

    Jay_Glazer Jay Glazer
    by Jerrymcd
    Surprise team lands Nnamdi, I’m reporting the Eagles have come to terms with the free agent CB!!! Philadelphia Eagles land Nnamdi!

  • Plunketthead

    Dern, wrong again.
    Well, the beagles were my second choice : )

  • inonewordraider

    f him

  • TheGeneral

    Damn it he went to the eagles

  • aig-raiders

    Plunkett,

    Who reminds you of Mr?

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    confirmed?

  • PurpleDrank81

    Signed him to a 5 year deal

  • RaiderDuck

    Farewell, Nnamdi. Raider Nation wishes you the best.

    Except when we play you this coming February, that is…

  • Plunketthead

    Jerry Mcdonald

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    Who do we sign now Cromartie?

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Patriots and Eagles in the Super Bowl

  • PurpleDrank81

    5year 60 million

  • aig-raiders

    Per PFT

    The Eagles, moments ago, sent out a text message that will cause jaws to drop from sea to shining sea.

  • Ryan

    I wonder if the Raiders even offered a contract to Nnamdi.

  • YoungAmerican

    Hahahaha Eagles got Johnnie Lee Higgins too.

  • bcz24

    5 years 60 mill, 25 guaranteed…

  • aig-raiders

    Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    The Eagles, moments ago, sent out a text message that will cause jaws to drop from sea to shining sea.

    The Eagles have signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

  • bcz24

    Vick breaks his leg in preseason and the iggles go 6-10…. lol

  • Plunketthead

    hahaha nice call Bcz

  • RaiderDuck

    For what it’s worth, that’s a TON of $$$ to throw at a guy who, while an awesome cover corner, hasn’t really improved the defenses he’s played on and is not a vocal team leader.

    I’d love to have Nnamdi back, mind you, but if the choice was between him and Seymour, I’d take Big Rich…

  • Born with a Patch

    I work with a Die Hard Eagle… this sucks. He’ll prob keep bringing it up

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    YoungAmerican Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Hahahaha Eagles got Johnnie Lee Higgins too.
    ————-
    Really? Good!