RB Bennett waived, S Giordano re-signed; WR Hagan dinged


Just returned from a news conference with coach Hue Jackson and player availability in the locker room.
During that time, we learned that the Raiders waived running back Michael Bennett and re-signed veteran safety Matt Giordano.
Jackson said the Raiders arrived at the decisions after studying the roster further.
In other news, wide receiver Derek Hagan has what Jackson described as a “ding.” Hagan said he got hurt in practice Sunday but that he is full go for the Denver Broncos game Monday night.
More later. Off to transcribe and write.

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  • TheGeneral Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Should we sign will allen instead of bringing back Lito?


  • Plunketthead

    If Hue is half the coach we hope he is, it wont do any good to stuff the box on us. We have far too many playmakers who can catch the short pass.

    We need to play to our strengths. Running the ball and the short pass.

  • raiderjhawk

    Boss said on Twitter earlier this weekend that he was playing in the Denver game and it should be no big deal. I think they are choosing to be safe with him and we’ll see him Monday night. At least I hope so anyways, if he does I bet money he scores a TD.

  • severeraiderz


    He converted to FB right out of Washington, he was drafted by I believe Miami as a FB prospect exclusively

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    Let roll baby! :mrgreen:

  • J Hill Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Tonga is terrible.

    I didn’t see ONE play from him that says he should be on our roster.

    Reece is terrible too, but I don’t see Tonga as an upgrade at all.

    FB is still a HUGE hole on this team.


    Reece is terrible too????

    U on some ish man!!!

  • Thec07

    If Hue is half the coach we hope he is, it wont do any good to stuff the box on us. We have far too many playmakers who can catch the short pass.


    Yep…They will try it though, JC has gotten better with his reads…

    JFORD> denver secondary…

  • Method To My Madness

    Thec…..yes coaches dont know schit either…kelly,reece,groves,carlisle and barnes starting along with DHB lol….of course they dont

  • rediaR

    Note to self: ignore these comment sections.

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  • DonManoukiansNeighbor


    You right i dont splatter crap in here like you telling everyone they dont know what they are talking about when you have no clue.

  • Method To My Madness

    Ray….reece is a fb that cant block

  • raiderjhawk

    To you guys who wanna bash on Reece go to Raiders dot com and watch his interview from today. He said that what we are about to see this season is something that has never been seen before and it’s going to be epic! I bet Hue was playing opossum this preseason and he has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve.

    How can you bash Reece when all he has done for us is make plays, he’s not the best blocking football in the league but this guy is clutch… he can catch and run so the opposing D has to account for him as a play maker. Not very many other teams in the league have a FB like him, and that’s a good thing for us.

  • J Hill

    Reece is terrible too????

    U on some ish man!!!


    Ok, maybe I’ll take Severze’s angle and simply say that Reece still has some developing to do in the blocking department.

    I already said he was a beast in the passing game.

    Certainly not replaceable by Tonga.

  • Method To My Madness

    Severe…i disagree with that fully! Many teams still doing I formation and damn other teams…what about the Raiders?

  • Thec07

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Thec…..yes coaches dont know schit either…kelly,reece,groves,carlisle and barnes starting along with DHB lol….of course they dont

    Groves – who do we have as a replacement?
    Do we know if the team has tried to replace him?
    Reece is a good football player and has contributed.
    Kelly from what I understand is potentially questionable.
    Carlisle, and barnes are playing out of need, as the youngsters were injuried or not ready.

    The coaches see the guys in practice daily and in games, i trust the judgement…

  • Jumbowa Crackatowa

    111.rediaR Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Note to self: ignore these comment sections.


    You can try to, but you won’t.

    “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”

    Hotel California: by the Eagles

    This is Blogtel Raideronia. Once your here, you are always here.

  • J Hill

    Ok …

    So Tonga’s first play in the last game was the first play of the 2nd half.

    A sweep to the right where he never gets back to the LOS and goes damn near to the sidelines.

    RB cut underneath him 3 gaps ago.

    But I’ll keep watching.

  • Method To My Madness

    Man shut up! Ill bash Reece all I want. He sucks as a blocker and he is a gimmick pplayer!

  • severeraiderz

    By some of your logic we should just line up 3 te or run out of jumbo sets all thoughreece makes plays and is good enough in the blocking game to be effective. Tonga is not a great blocker by any stretch, struggles with both hand and feet placement, he is pretty good in the screen game though. Reece is a threat that must be accounted for on every play because he can leak out and wreak havoc. Reece adds much more to the passing game than Tonga does to the running game

  • raiderjhawk

    How old are you Method? You sound like a dam 12 yr. old. Come back when you have something to contribute.

  • DKnight007

    # Tricky70390 Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Matt Giordano is just insurance for Mitchell’s injury. Once Mitchell is healthy they’ll likely cut Giordano and sign Sheppard again.

    Those DB’s need a vet like Sheppard to help them! After Routt and CJ, the CB’s are not good.

  • DKnight007

    CHUCK B is on my chit watch list this year!

    Next on my chit watch list is DHB!!

  • DKnight007

    CHUCK B doesn’t even know how to utilize his D-Line rotation yet.

    At least Marshall had it under control and knew what he had and what he didn’t have and how to use his talent on defense the right way!

  • ghostraiders

    I don’t have confidence on breshnehan either… I wouldn’t be surprised if the raider dline is. Bottom five in NFL for sacks And rushing yards allowed..

  • uglyorc

    Maybe they kept Porter because they wanted to sneak Smoore into the practice squad, sign a veteran CB after week 1, then cut Porter.

    Or its Porter the Gunner and they’ll cut Giordano when Mitchell returns then sign another CB.

    And the theory nobody wants to hear, Its Huff the Nickel and Dimer.

  • weaselbit

    Have you all noticed that Mitchell seems to be perpetually injured?
    I like the guy but these chronically injured players have to go.
    We need reliable players.