Players react to finalization of new CBA


Running back Rock Cartwright: “Shouting out to the Raider Nation. Silver and black is back!”
Quarterback Jason Campbell: “Day Job is back! Thanks for all the player reps that represented the players.”

“Congrats to the fans, your patience is well appreciated. Go raider nation.”

Tight end Zach Miller: “Time for some football!”

Wide receiver Louis Murphy: “Back to work! Thanks to owners for giving us a fair deal. Round of applause for DeMaurice Smith! Thanks, my man.”
“I know our fans are ready for us to get back to work. Thanks for hanging in there thru this long, tedious process.”

Tight end Brandon Myers: “Can”t wait to get back to Napa. Been too long.”


Ex-Raiders cornerback Skip Thomas dies at 61


Sad news from the Raiders family today, where it was learned that former Oakland Raiders cornerback Alonzo “Skip” Thomas died of a heart attack on Sunday. He was 61.
Nicknamed “Dr. Death.” Thomas spent all six years of his NFL career in Silver & Black after being selected by Oakland in the seventh round of the 1972 NFL draft. Thomas, who had 17 interceptions during his career, was a starting cornerback alongside Willie Brown for most of his career. His career was highlighted by a strong performance in the Raiders’ Super Bowl victory over Minnesota in Super Bowl XI in 1977.
Thomas’ death comes almost a year to the day that former defensive backfield teammate Jack Tatum passed away. Tatum died July 27, 2010.
Check back for reaction from the Raiders plus more from Jerry McDonald and Steve Corkran.