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McKenzie: Expect more change

Note: Managed to get a few minutes with Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie after the dinner hour tonight for stories on the personnel approach of the Raiders and 49ers as well as a web story which I posted below . . .

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Thursday he has been meeting with agents to talk about contracts with existing players and guessed there will be more players who are released beyond cornerback Stanford Routt.
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Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
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Raiders going stealth for now

Working at the NFL scouting combine covering everything local _ Raiders, 49ers, Andrew Luck and the locals. A light day for Raiders news, with coach Dennis Allen not scheduled to speak until Friday and general manager Reggie McKenzie not at all, although I’ll endeavor to track him down if possible.
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Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
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Raiders live chat today at 1 p.m.

Join Steve Corkran today at 1 p.m. as he talks Raiders football, including discussions about replacing Stanford Routt.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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Routt signs with Chiefs

Cornerback Stanford Routt agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, according to multiple media outlets and first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012
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NFL `guarantees’ are occasionally pipe dreams

Once upon a time the Raiders traded for cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who received a seven-year, $70 million contract with $24.5 million in guaranteed money.
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Posted on Saturday, February 18th, 2012
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Hue Jackson finds a job with the Bengals

(From our online story that we posted earlier):

Hue Jackson, who was fired by the Raiders after finishing 8-8 in his only season as Oakland’s head coach, has been hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as an assistant coach.
Jackson, ironically, helped engineer a trade with the Bengals that reunited him with quarterback Carson Palmer in Oakland.
Although Jackson has an extensive history as an offensive assistant, including time spent as a wide receivers coach in Cincinnati, the Bengals announced they’ve hired him as as assistant secondary and special teams coach.
“Hue is a tremendous addition to our staff,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis in a released statement. “I relied on Hue greatly when he was with us, and his success overall in the NFL, including being selected for a head coaching position, is well documented. He has expertise in all aspects of the game, and we are fortunate to have obtained his services.”
New Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie fired Jackson as head coach on Jan. 10 and later replaced him with Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

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Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012
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Herrera wasn’t the problem

Not sure whether all the glee among fans about longtime Raiders senior executive John Herrera’s departure is amusing or sad.
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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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Raiders sever ties with Herrera

The Raiders and senior executive John Herrera, who has served the organization as a spokesman and in a front office capacity for the better part of his adult life, have parted ways.
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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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Raiders sign former Packers CB

The Raiders signed cornerback Brandon Underwood on Thursday, the first signing of a player from the team Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie spent 18 years working for. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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Raiders free agents quandary

The Raiders have a penchant for re-signing a majority of their prospective free agents. Doing so this season won’t be nearly as easy, given they have 22 such players, they are $11 million over the salary cap and there is a burning need to sign a few players in free agency. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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