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Papa says Miller re-signing could happen today

For what it’s worth, and it should count as plenty given he is employed by the Raiders, Greg Papa said on a radio show this morning that he thinks tight end Zach Miller isn’t going anywhere and that the re-signing  might be announced today.

Papa threw out his take on the situation on a 95.7-FM show that he co-hosts. When you’re the play-by-play announcer for the Raiders, you can bet Papa isn’t just throwing in his 2 cents and that he is basing things on talks with Raiders personnel people and other Raiders employees.

Miller is an unrestricted free agent. He visited the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, where he got a chance to see former teammate Robert Gallery and former coach Tom Cable. Word from Seattle is that the Seahawks put on a strong push to get Miller signed.

One thing complicating the Miller re-signing is the Raiders salary-cap situation. They freed up considerable room Monday by restructuring the contract of linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, essentially shifting much of the cap liability from this year into future years, at a cost of an additional $17.7 million.

ESPN’s John Clayton reported Monday that the Raiders were $17.1 million over the cap before the Wimbley deal was redone. Therefore, the Raiders still have at least $7 million more to clear before they can re-sign Miller or other players. Teams have to be in compliance with the cap Thursday.

Another help are the provisions in the new collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to borrow $3 million from another year and as much as $3.5 million more to use in re-signing a veteran player.

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

    miller to Seattle

  • Dakota

    Sign Bo Scaife or Kevin Boss.

    Damn it.

  • Plunketthead

    Jhill

    Next man up!! f miller who is one or two good hits from being retired

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

    Marcel Reese can play TE

  • TheLastWarrior

    Everyone begged to have Miller back and now that he left…O we don’t need him…LOL

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Let the crying begin.

  • Dakota

    354.Lynn from Snot Says:
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    Marcel Reese can play TE
    ++++++++++++

    Weaken two spots with one move. I don’t like that at all.

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

    eff’ Z.Miller!

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    TheLastWarrior Says:
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Everyone begged to have Miller back and now that he left…O we don’t need him…LOL
    ———————————————-
    Exactly.

  • TheLastWarrior

    O WAIT…we have Richard Gordon!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I think it’s more that the Raiders are turning it around. It’s a kick in the teeth when he goes to such a crappy team instead of sticking it out and finishing what is started here.

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

    Meyers is a weiner

  • SC

    Papa don’t know $*&%!

  • RaiderLen

    J Hill Says:
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Like I was saying EFF Zach Miller if HE doesn’t want to play here.
    ——————————-
    That’s right. In or Out?

    Every Man is entitled to handle his business as he see’s fit.

    If Miller want’s to be a segul fine.

    F him and we move on.

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

    O WAIT…we have Richard Gordon!
    ————————————–
    10 catches in 3years woo hooo

  • J Hill

    Next man up!!!!

    Code Black 2011!!!!

  • Seymour Bush

    John David Booty Says:
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Wow, Schefter says Raiders made an offer to Moss and he declined for now.
    ==================================================

    Randy Moss won’t play even with huge quantities of jack sitting on the table??? Randy Moss quitting??? Man, I bet no one saw that coming……

  • TheLastWarrior

    Fans care more about “their” team than players do…No player cares what team they are on…they just want to get paid. Uniforms mean nothing…

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    We gonna be fine…..i aint worred

  • daraider09

    this is unreal. i cant deal with the loss of nnamdi (expected) bob gallery, but not zach miller. this is a slap in the face. the seahawks are a joke. what the hell is he thinking????

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Len!!!!!

  • TheLastWarrior

    Daraider09…Money, he got paid.

  • tharris236

    Well, Al has F@#$ed around and let the best player on offense and best player on defense head to better pastures. He has WAY overpaid for Routt and Wimbley, and to a certain degree Seymour and Henderson. This really blows. Crazy Al’s back. Seattle got the Raiders best two offensive players – Miller and Gallery. I just hope that McFadden doesn’t get hurt. The raiders will have NO offense then. The running game will most certainly get squeezed now without the threat of Miller. Unbelieveable. I’m crushed after losing both Nnamdi and Zach.

  • RaiderLen

    what the hell is he thinking????
    ———————-
    $$$$$$$$$$

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Zach Miller wants to be coddled and he went up to soft ass seattle….good!

  • 0ak_R8Dr89

    Ive been a raider fan ever since I could remember and will always be a raider but wtf r we doing????

  • Silverandblack666

    ” the seahawks are a joke. what the hell is he thinking????”

    He was thinking how can Al pay Wimbly and Routt 10M a year and not even give me a competitive offer!

  • TheLastWarrior

    Tom Cable lands huge blow on Al

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    CODE BLACK 2011!…..get on board or go home

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Man yall act like Zach is a great player…..he is good but not great….oh fkin well

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Nnamdi,Gallery and Miller gone…..means 3 soft chumps are out….good

  • TheLastWarrior

    BeAlways…the point is to add to team to get better, not get worse by losing players…Now we have to replace the TE and still need OL, WR, ETC…

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Len…what’s good mayne?

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Last…..man addition by subtraction always works in ya favor….those guys didnt want to be here…Kevin Boss does…but we need a numb 1 wr and guards i agree…fk zach

  • Seymour Bush

    Randy Moss wasn’t soft

  • daraider09

    Typical raiders fan, acting like we dont need Miller now that he’s gone. Lets see what happens to Jason Campbell now without him. This is aweful news. There’s no other way to spin it. And Todd Heap is off the market, so he cant even be brought in to temporarily fill the void.

  • TheLastWarrior

    5 yrs, 34 mil

  • TheLastWarrior

    17 mil gntd

  • Plunketthead

    tharris236 Says:
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Well, Al has F@#$ed around and let the best player on offense and best player on defense head to better pastures. He has WAY overpaid for Routt and Wimbley, and to a certain degree Seymour and Henderson. This really blows. Crazy Al’s back. Seattle got the Raiders best two offensive players – Miller and Gallery. I just hope that McFadden doesn’t get hurt. The raiders will have NO offense then. The running game will most certainly get squeezed now without the threat of Miller. Unbelieveable. I’m crushed after losing both Nnamdi and Zach.
    ===============================================

    DMAC is MVR and it is not even close.

    How the hell will the runnig game get squeezed with Zach gone.
    Zach was not a good blocker. We can pick up a decent blocker for peanuts and the running game will improve.

    I am afraid to tell you this but you are banned from becoming a semi pro untill the 2016

  • Plunketthead

    Tom Cable is the dam Offensive line coach

    Does anyone honestly believe that He told Pete.
    Lets get Zach and Bob so I can screw AL”

    Tom had jackscat to do with it other then saying yes these guys fit our system and this is why but any decent OC could make those decisions by watching tape.

    But knock it off with the Tom did this to Al to get even bullscat

  • Seymour Bush

    I don’t think Tom Cable did anything just to “screw” Al, but obviously, all prior individuals with affiliations to their teams are asked if any of the available players are worth pursuing. You guys might not like Gallery and Zach, but can assure you the league does. I am sure Cable had something to do with that. Why do you think Kyle Boller is here? (see Huge Action, QB Coach, Ravens 2009)

  • Plunketthead

    Why do you think Kyle Boller is here? (see Huge Action, QB Coach, Ravens 2009)
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    Because the head coach made the decision to get Kyle?

    Tom coaches the offensive line. I am sure that Pete, the GM and most everyone else thinks Tom is a very good line coach but that is it.

    When it comes to picking players I quote Pete himself

    ” I have seen Toms buttcrack homely hookers and with the money he had, do you honestly think I would take his advice on picking football players”.

  • TheLastWarrior

    Sign Boss Al before it’s too late…get er done

  • dvrick

    DIDN’T YOU MORONS SEE WHAT ZACH SAID?RAIDERS DIDN’T MAKE HIM AN OFFER!!!!You’ll be lucky to get BLOW SCARFF!

  • dvrick

    TOLD YOU ALL LAST NIGHT ZACH SIGNED WITH SEATTLE —-REMEMBER BREAKING NEWS I SAID IT!!

  • DEATHROW 55

    I can see mcclain poppin zach layin him out concusssed , we play them in pre season. Then him on the side line to gaullerias fat a $$.

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