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Raiders pre-practice notes from Alameda

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The Raiders now are in Alameda for the rest of the season. Their first full practice at the year-round facility begins in about 30 minutes.
Media access likely will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes, or whenever the Raiders break into full-team drills, whichever comes first.
Therefore, it’s going to be more difficult to relay information on how players get hurt, which player is working with which unit, how many snaps a player is getting, etc.

*Today represents the first mandatory roster cuts for all NFL teams. Some teams already have announced their player moves, with all teams required to be at a maximum of 80 players by this afternoon.
I will send out a list of the players via Twitter from the practice field once access begins. The Raiders have until Saturday afternoon to pare their roster to 53. That gives coach Hue Jackson two more practices and Friday night’s game to get a little longer look at the players on the bubble.

*Jackson sounds as if he has settled upon a starting offensive line of Jared Veldheer, Stefen Wisniewski, Samson Satele, Cooper Carlisle and Khalif Barnes.
Not sure why he is hesitant to go public with it, other than the fact he might want to see if a player gets injured this week or he isn’t sure whether Bruce Campbell is a better option at right guard, and Stephon Heyer or Joseph Barksdale is a better candidate to play right offensive tackle.
We’ll see if we can glean more information on that topic today.

*Should be interesting to see what kind of interaction there is Friday night between former Raiders coach Tom Cable and the Raiders players and coaches.
Cable now is the Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach. Most of the players from last year’s team went on the record in favor of his return. In the end, managing general partner Al Davis opted to promote Jackson from offensive coordinator.
The Seahawks game also gives former Raiders guard Robert Gallery and tight end Zach Miller an opportunity to catch up with players and coaches from the team they began their NFL careers with. Both signed with the Seahawks during the offseason.

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Steve Corkran

  • RaiderRockstar

    Should be interesting to see what kind of interaction there is Friday night between former Raiders coach Tom Cable and the Raiders players and coaches.
    Cable now is the Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach. Most of the players from last year’s team went on the record in favor of his return. In the end, managing general partner Al Davis opted to promote Jackson from offensive coordinator.
    The Seahawks game also gives former Raiders guard Robert Gallery an opportunity to catch up with players and coaches from the team he spent his first seven NFL seasons with.

    ***

    What about Zach Miller?

  • MikieG

    ***

    What about Zach Miller?
    ***************************

    Zack Miller is Dead to him…

  • da trinity

    Madden 12 son

  • RaiderRockstar

    Early 1st cut favorites:

    Bryson Kelly
    James McCluskey
    Shawn Bayes
    Steve Goulet
    Elias Eliades
    Ben Lamaak
    Mason Broadine
    Jamie Cumbie
    Derrick Hill
    Tommie Hill
    Chris Francis
    Bani Gbadyu
    Zac Etheridge
    Josh Bullocks
    Matt Giordano
    Joe Porter

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Seahawks game also gives former Raiders guard Robert Gallery and tight end Zach Miller an opportunity to catch up with players and coaches from the team they began their NFL careers with. Both signed with the Seahawks during the offseason.

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    Thanks Steve 🙂

  • MikieG

    This first round of cuts are going to be zero in the surprise department. The second round will be much more interesting though.
    I really wonder if the great white Mullett is going to be cut this time. Personally I see not a single reason to keep him over someone like Hagan. Miller ain’t shown me jack squat in 2-3 years.
    Of course neither has ‘Glass’ but we all know his upside is better than Millhairs…we have seen what Millhair’s got, and frankly it ain’t a whole lot.
    Gonna be a LONG year for our secondary.

  • MikieG

    The Seahawks game also gives former Raiders guard Robert Gallery and tight end Zach Miller an opportunity to catch up with players and coaches from the team they began their NFL careers with. Both signed with the Seahawks during the offseason.

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    Thanks Steve 🙂
    ##################################

    LMAO!

  • RaiderRockstar

    The second round will be much more interesting though.
    I really wonder if the great white Mullett is going to be cut this time. Personally I see not a single reason to keep him over someone like Hagan. Miller ain’t shown me jack squat in 2-3 years.
    Of course neither has ‘Glass’ but we all know his upside is better than Millhairs…we have seen what Millhair’s got, and frankly it ain’t a whole lot.

    ***

    Exactly 🙂

    Mike G for Prez!

  • Method To My Madness

    666…..MR and Kell gonna fit in well with the Nathan and Mimsy angle lol

  • guest123

    Early 1st cut favorites:

    Bryson Kelly
    James McCluskey
    Shawn Bayes
    Steve Goulet
    Elias Eliades
    Ben Lamaak
    Mason Broadine
    Jamie Cumbie
    Derrick Hill
    Tommie Hill
    Chris Francis
    Bani Gbadyu
    Zac Etheridge
    Josh Bullocks
    Matt Giordano
    Joe Porter

    ********

    please add N. Miller and C. Schillens

  • R8ER MIKE

    Hello Nation !!!
    its a good day to be a RAIDER !!

  • guest123

    Zach Miller is dead to me too.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Schilens jogged off the field without a limp on the hit he got injured on. WTF happened next? Oh well, the WR unit is the least of my concerns regarding the team.

  • Silverandblack666

    Method To My Madness

    “MR and Kell gonna fit in well with the Nathan and Mimsy angle”

    So funny but true!

    Remember when nathan sold steroids to jimmy?

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Bring in another LB pronto!

  • guest123

    Listed below are the most recent salary-cap space numbers for all 32 NFL teams, from highest to lowest, according to a league source.

    Kansas City Chiefs: $32,759,542
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $29,570,557
    Cincinnati Bengals: $29,030,430
    Jacksonville Jaguars: $28,028,480
    Denver Broncos: $24,537,469
    Buffalo Bills: $24,465,476
    Chicago Bears: $19,374,218
    Cleveland Browns: $18,856,161
    Seattle Seahawks: $18,309,368
    San Francisco 49ers: $15,470,512
    Green Bay Packers: $12,811,997
    New England Patriots: $12,578,934
    Washington Redskins: $11,003,649
    New York Jets: $10,781,806
    Miami Dolphins: $9,502,565
    Arizona Cardinals: $9,429,051
    Tennessee Titans: $7,962,421
    Carolina Panthers: $7,759,774
    Dallas Cowboys: $6,326,861

    Oakland Raiders: $5,311,249

    New York Giants: $4,693,715
    New Orleans Saints: $4,338,984
    Indianapolis Colts: $3,729,978
    San Diego Chargers: $2,709,447
    Baltimore Ravens: $2,344,835
    Pittsburgh Steelers: $2,268,471
    Houston Texans: $2,216,564
    Philadelphia Eagles: $2,123,094
    Atlanta Falcons: $1,883,163
    St. Louis Rams: $756,538
    Detroit Lions: $736,714
    Minnesota Vikings: $374,688

    Total cap space: $362,046,711
    Average cap space per team: $11,313,959

    *********
    $5.3M left Al, go get Lofa for $2M

  • MikieG

    Yes, I would love to be Prez…….does that dude actually work?

  • why isnt Barnes cut yet??

  • MikieG

    Schilens jogged off the field without a limp on the hit he got injured on. WTF happened next? Oh well, the WR unit is the least of my concerns regarding the team.

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

    Took an aluminum splinter to the buttock..got lockjaw from the infection now his mouth is wired shut..expected to lose 15-20 lbs over the next 6 weeks from being on a liquid diet…

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Remember when Nap Harris was a rook, he had Romo and I believe Will Thomas on his side, made him look good. Then without them he was out of the league in no time.
    Not saying that about Rolando, but dude needs help.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Early 1st cut favorites:

    please add N. Miller and C. Schillens

    ***

    G123,

    Damola Adeniji
    Shaun Bodiford
    Chad Jackson
    Edward McGee
    Nick Miller

    these guys will be 2nd cuts when we get down to the finalized 53 man roster

    Adeniji & McGee likely headed to the practice squad.

    Chaz is a lock according to Steve & Jerry. The only way he doesn’t make it is by injury. If he’s got more than just a “nick” it’s either Injured Reserve or injury settlement. This is a contract year for him, too. Unrestricted FA next offseason and reports in camp were that he’s by far our #1 WR most polished and poised for a great season. Hard to chop somebody like that only making less than 700k

  • guest123

    I was hoping B. Campbell would compete in his second year. How many years for an O-lineman to work into the rotation before they are considered a bust?

  • Andre Goroud??

  • RaiderRockstar

    $5.3M left Al, go get Lofa for $2M

    ***

    I’d settle for Dhani Jones & Jamie Winborn!

  • Gurode

  • bcz24

    $5.3M left Al, go get Lofa for $2M
    *******************************
    I heard on NFL Radio last night that Lofa is going to retire. His knees are shot.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I was hoping B. Campbell would compete in his second year. How many years for an O-lineman to work into the rotation before they are considered a bust?

    ***

    According to BCZ, 3rd rounders can’t be considered “busts” – that list includes Andrew Walter, Sam Williams, Quinten Moses & Mario Henderson!

  • raideredoutL.A.

    I’d rather sign a LB that’s on the chopping block, than one thats not in game shape.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Regarding the Defense: For the last 10 years head coaches have addressed the defensive problems as minor, easily solvable with minor tweaks.

    For 10 years the D has had the same problems: can’t stop the run, gives up big plays, gets burned in 2 minute drills.

    Enter a D-coord fired from a UFL team, and things look to get worse.

  • DE Raider Nation

    Actually like the looks of that o-line. But I wouldnt mind seeing how Barkdale would look with the 1st unit. I’m sure Hue won’t hesitate to make changes if that right side gets off to a slow start.

  • guest123

    Chaz is a lock according to Steve & Jerry. The only way he doesn’t make it is by injury. If he’s got more than just a “nick” it’s either Injured Reserve or injury settlement. This is a contract year for him, too. Unrestricted FA next offseason and reports in camp were that he’s by far our #1 WR most polished and poised for a great season. Hard to chop somebody like that only making less than 700k

    ********

    Chaz Schilens is a rumor. His name never existed. His name shall never be spoken from here to eternity. So let it be written, so shall it be done.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    From Romo and Willie Thomas to Wimbley and Groves, how deep has Al fallen?

  • guest123 Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    $5.3M left Al, go get Lofa for $2M
    _________________________________________________________

    I rather take a look at Na’il Diggs, Tatupo is done, too old, too slow..

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Guest123 Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:16 am
    I was hoping B. Campbell would compete in his second year. How many years for an O-lineman to work into the rotation before they are considered a bust?

    ::::::::::

    Depends. If he is a first rnd pick, and he ain’t starting by year two… Thats pretty bad sign. If you are talking about a 4th rounder, they don’t have to ever be a full time starter to earn their draft status. Being a key backup and a good ST player is validation enough.

    Now, if/when a 4th rnder becomes a starter, and excels he should be considered a steal, and great pick.
    Campbell has proven to be neither yet.

  • dvrick

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Early 1st cut favorites:EVERYONE!!

  • dvrick

    # DE Raider Nation Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Actually hate the looks of that o-line. But I wouldnt mind seeing how Barkdale would look with the 1st unit. I’m sure Hue won’t make changes if that right side gets off to a slow start.He can’t coach!

  • dvrick

    # La Milicia Negra Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Barnes isn’t cut yet because he’s a starter.

  • dvrick

    # guest123 Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Zach Miller is still my favorite Raider.

  • dvrick

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    The Seahawks game also gives former Raiders guard Robert Gallery and tight end Zach Miller an opportunity to catch up with players and coaches from the team they began their NFL careers with. Both signed with the Seahawks during the offseason.Go SEAHAWKS!!!!

  • dvrick

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    The Seahawks game also gives former Raiders guard Robert Gallery and tight end Zach Miller an opportunity to catch up with players and coaches from the team they began their NFL careers with. Both signed with the Seahawks during the offseason.Seahawks gonna give us a real beat down.

  • dvrick

    # R8ER MIKE Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Hello SEAHAWK Nation !!!
    its a good day to be a SEAHAWK !!

  • dvrick

    Post No Bills Says:
    August 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Updated list of ‘THE MR/RMR Sticky Sock Puppet Aliases’

    SilverNutsack
    Master Beeecham
    Charged Up
    Plunketthead
    Albert Bigelow Paine
    89025 Raider
    Raider in Paradise
    RAIDER
    Sullivan44
    RealMaddenRaider
    RealGradkowskiRaider
    Mike the Moderator
    Raider Ray
    StrahanMan
    raiderrockstar
    Gust372
    Don Manoukins Neighbor (will be removed after trial probation period)
    Skeptic
    Joker 70592

  • The Big Banana

    Let’s fast forward to the season opener. This wait sucks.

  • MikieG

    How bad would be be getting trashed in the press if we would have drafted that workout warrior Vernon Gholston..wow..Dude is just horrible.
    Tim Ryan on Moving the chains was talking about seeing him in camp and went back to Pat Kirwin to compare notes, and Kirwin said Tim looked like he just saw a “Ghost”…Tim went on to say that Vernon could be redirected around the QB on a pass rush by the LT with one HAND on dudes hip…’easily redirected with a hand to the hip…’
    Bust-O-Riffic..

  • oaktown1

    Watch the Raiders make Seattle’s QB Tavaras Jackson look like an All Pro.LOL

  • dvrick

    # oaktown1 Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Watch the Raiders get destroyed by Seattle’s QB Tavaras Jackson!Hope Hue gets fired!!!!

  • dvrick

    # DKnight007 Says:
    August 30th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    WE ARE ALL MISERABLE TROLLS!!!!
    WE ARE ALL MISERABLE TROLLS!!!

  • RaydaSwagger

    Obviously.