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Raiders pursue CB Cromartie

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 11:48 am in Oakland Raiders.

NFL.com is reporting that the Raiders and New York Jets are in hot pursuit of free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

A Raiders front-office person admitted that the Raiders have a burning need for a veteran cornerback who can step right in and replace departed Pro Bowler Nnamdi Asomugha. At the same time, he said, the Raiders aren’t going to break the bank for Cromartie.

Also, the Raiders have invested quite a bit in finding a replacement for Asomugha the past two years. They selected Walter McFadden, Jeremy Ware, Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke in the past two NFL drafts in hopes one of them emerges as a viable candidate.

For now, the Raiders are looking at veteran Chris Johnson opposite Stanford Routt. There’s also the possibility of free safety Michael Huff making the conversion after spending his first five NFL seasons at safety.

There are those with the Raiders who are confident Huff could make a seamless transition to cornerback. Huff has played the position at times in recent seasons but only in certain situations and for a down here and there.

Cromartie teamed with Darrelle Revis last year to give the Jets, perhaps, the most imposing cornerback tandem in the league. He certainly wouldn’t mind returning to the Jets but only if the price is right. He said he won’t give the Jets a hometown discount.

Once the Raiders wrap up restructuring the contract of linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, they would be in position to throw some real money at Cromartie.

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  • alex7

    Nope, lefty is wrong, wr ran more than we passed in the 1st and 2nd quarters of the colts game, until the 2 minute drill. They shoved it.

    We averaged like 1 yard a carry vs 49 ers. Kinda dumb tring to do that all game when youre just pointing then the ball every 3 plays.

  • lefty12

    18/18-hope we either get somebody or give Goethel a chance because Groves flat out sucks-especially against the run.

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    Alex right on the Niner game No DMAC should have passed more Bad Gameplan.

  • 18yearsold18yearfan

    Lefty-Exactly we need somebody to replace Groves and it doesn’t seem like anybody is interested in Kirk and from what I’ve heard he was good for us as a olb when he was a rookie

  • CMon Man

    @VittorioTafurVittorio Tafur

    Ford out 2 weeks with broken left hand, Jackson said

  • jmackraider16

    rest em for 3 weeks

  • CMon Man

    VittorioTafurVittorio Tafur

    2 weeks just first estimate. “He’ll be fine,” Jackson said.

    1 minute ago

    VittorioTafurVittorio Tafur

    WR hurt it yesterday … Jackson still loving how physical practices are

  • lefty12

    No Alex,as usual,you are wrong.We were in the Indy game UNTIL we stopped running the ball-I have it recorded if you’d like to see for yourself.Campbell flat out sucked against the whiners8-21.We rushed 21 times for 90 yards and McFadden didn’t play.That is over 4 yards a carry.

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    post 704

    yes capt kirk was solid at OLB spot the one season he played it

    Its been a while though

  • GoodOle00
  • alex7

    Ted, the chiefs d was weak, the product (like their record) of playing terrible teams like we did.)

    Again, when we played legit, respected ds, we looked like garbage, especially jc (two worse games than managua ever had, inexcusable)

    Can’t honestly be confident vs bears, packers, patriots, jets, dolphins, vikings, texans (dominated us with andre johnson out and foster on bench 1st quarter!)

    Put money on 7-9 tops

  • alex7

    We passed the ball 15 of the last 18 plays vs colts, we were down two scores. Run game was balanced before then but we sucked at it. Td came from ford return to make it look close.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    alex7 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    How “explosive” was our offense when we played legit d’s like the steelers, 49ers, Colts, Titans, and Dolphins?

    alex7 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Ted, the chiefs d was weak,

    ******************
    Funny how you claim the 9ers d was legit, but the Cheifs D was weak, yet they both were about the same.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/total/position/defense

    Also funny how you have no response to us beating SD – even though they had the #1 D overall…

  • Raiders for life

    687.The Realist Dirty Raccoon Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Raiders For Life Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    624.BigTed707 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I want to see somebody with a CODE BLACK 2011 sign at the DEN game opening week.
    That would be ill!

    ########################

    Would be awsome to see in the Black Hole………….

    CODE BLACK 2011

    :::::::::

    I volunteer fir the Mission! Gonna take a Motorhome from Sac to Donkey $hit hole.!!

    Keep in touch, maybe anyone else going? We can meet up.

    #######################

    I won’t make it, I’m in Mid Cal. but….the man who came up with CODE BLACK 2011 would be proud to see a banner flyin high on Monday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CODE BLACK 2011

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