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Former Raider signs with Patriots

Raiders defensive end Trevor Scott is the latest to follow the well-worn trail from Oakland to New England, as he signed with the Patriots today.
In recent seasons, the Patriots have traded for or signed numerous former Raiders, including defensive end Derrick Burgess, running back LaMont Jordan, wide receiver Doug Gabriel, quarterback Andrew Walter and most recently cornerback Sterling Moore.
Scott spent his first four NFL seasons with the Raiders and shined in the early going. However, he wasn’t the same after he suffered a torn ACL against the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the 2010 season.
He posted only seven tackles last season as a seldom-used end. He is versatile enough to play outside linebacker, which no doubt enticed the Patriots into taking a flier on him today.

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  • guest123

    I think the market is soft for pass specialists of Kam Wimbley’s talents. A lot softer than he thought it would be.

  • YoungAmerican

    guest123 Says:
    March 18th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I think the market is soft for pass specialists of Kam Wimbley’s talents. A lot softer than he thought it would be.

    ————-

    Wimbley said he wouldn’t be making visits until after the weekend. He’ll easily find a new gig. Wouldn’t worry about Kam.

    Shame the Raiders couldn’t keep him, but that contract he got was absurd.

  • guest123

    I wish we could have gotten Myers as well. But his contract is a little rich for a 31 yo. Maybe Wiz II is going to be the center after all?

  • YoungAmerican

    If Satele isn’t re-signed, free agents Jason Brown and Dan Koppen would be the best options for center. Moving Wisniewski over is also an option.

  • guest123

    I don’t want Satele back in any case, not just because of his recent scrape with the law. He’s addition by subtraction.

  • YoungAmerican

    If the Raiders are going to be emphasizing the ZBS, Satele is far and away the best center available. Strong in space, especially in the run game. Does indeed struggle in pass protection and in short yardage, but truthfully there are no clear upgrades available with Myers and Wells off the market – and those guys got paid way more than the Raiders would have been able to.

  • guest123

    per Schefter

    Here’s an interesting way to start your Sunday morning: 49ers free-agent QB Alex Smith is visiting today with the Miami Dolphins.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Another indication of Peyton coming to SF

  • Just Fire Baby

    Satele just killed me on the screen plays sometimes.

    I am sure there is some type of timing on screens plays, from when the ball was snapped, to when the lineman release and go downfield to block (probably some 1-thousand-1, 1-thousand-2…..thing).

    Sometimes, he would literally snap it, and take off down the field, and by the time the ball was thrown he was cut-blocking some guy 15 yards down the field, for some of the easiest ineligible man downfield penalties you will ever see.

    He had to have at least a half dozen of those over the last couple years.

  • guest123

    Satele is the one guy that you can focus in on when the QB backpeddles. He’s always overwhelmed one-on-one, and can’t hold his ground. He ends up sacking the QB with this back getting pushed backward. If that’s the best that’s left in the NFL, we’re in trouble. He sucks.

  • guest123

    A lot of recievers like Colston, S Johnson, Garcon, Royal, etc got pretty nice paydays.

    Brandon Lloyd pretty much give away his services to the Patriots for 3 yrs/$12M.

  • http://raiders.com Mark Clemens
  • guest123

    Broncos free agent DT Brodrick Bunkley is scheduled to visit the Saints on Sunday, according to Larry Holder of CBSSports.com who cites a source familiar with the situation.

    Bunkley started 13 games in Denver last season, compiling 43 total tackles. The Saints have a hole at the starting DT slot next to Sedrick Ellis with Aubrayo Franklin and Shaun Rogers being unrestricted free agents.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Brandon Lloyd is an interesting dude.

    Heard him on ESPN radio last week, very, very intelligent, both his parents are professors or teachers, and he said he plans on making more money post-football than during his playing career, so he wants to win now.

    So, not suprised he went to a Super Bowl team, for a below-market value contract.

  • guest123

    And it’s why crap teams always overpay to get someone like a Mario Williams. There is a competitive unbalance that exists that allows one team to be perrenially better than others.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yup, life is good on top.

    We will be there soon enough. The Reggie has a plan.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Will be interesting to see who Reggie targets in FA for the LB spot…and Center spot…

  • raiderzmaverick

    guest123 Says:
    March 18th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    A lot of recievers like Colston, S Johnson, Garcon, Royal, etc got pretty nice paydays.

    Brandon Lloyd pretty much give away his services to the Patriots for 3 yrs/$12M.
    ===============
    Yeah, that’s how muhc we paid for our injured Right Guard we just signed.

  • YoungAmerican

    If that’s the best that’s left in the NFL, we’re in trouble. He sucks.

    ——————–

    It’s very possible he is.

    Jason Brown was a big-time FA signing a few years back. Has struggled ever since. Maybe he could regain his form – he’s still 29.

    Dan Koppen has been a solid if unspectacular NFL OG/C for his entire career. But he’ll be 33 soon, so he wouldn’t be a long-term option. Excels in the Patriots’ scheme, which involves quite a bit of zone blocking.

    If the Raiders think they have more options at OG than at C (including Stephon Heyer, Zach Hurd, Alex Parsons, or any other UDFA or late-round picks they might acquire), Wisniewski could indeed shift over to C. Wouldn’t be the worst move in the world. In his limited action there last season, he performed very well.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Pro Football Focus, “graded” out Wiz very highly as a G, and among the worst in the NFL as a Center.

    Although, that is somewhat subjective, and they also had Wimbley as one of the best DE/OLB in the league, so I guess take it with a grain of salt.

  • YoungAmerican

    Pro Football Focus, “graded” out Wiz very highly as a G, and among the worst in the NFL as a Center.

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    Their grading of Wisniewski is interesting to me, considering he played his two worst games of the season at OG.

    The line had its best performances with Heyer at OG and Wisniewski at C. Not sure how Wisniewski specifically graded out in those situations, but the line as a whole flourished with him at C.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I wouldn’t know the first thing about “grading” out an offensive lineman, just reporting what they put out there.

    I think he can be an elite, multi-Pro Bowl guard, without a doubt. Not as sure that he can do that as a CEnter.

  • YoungAmerican

    For what it’s worth, Wimbley was pretty effective at bringing pressure last season. But he can’t cover, and wasn’t very strong against the run. Too often he took a bad angle and failed to seal off the edge.

    Versatile player and was definitely valuable to the Raiders, but not “$10.5 million per year” valuable.

  • YoungAmerican

    I think he can be an elite, multi-Pro Bowl guard, without a doubt. Not as sure that he can do that as a CEnter.

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    I don’t see any reason he couldn’t be effective at either position.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I don’t see any reason he couldn’t be effective at either position.

    ************************

    Effective yes, elite, we shall see.

    Hell, I think he is ALREADY an above average guard, and could even make the Pro Bowl this year if we win the division.

    A little longer road to hoe at the center position.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    FA List:
    1- CB T Porter
    2- OLB/ WLB: Leroy Hill or Wesley Woodyard
    3- C S Satele

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Sign T Porter!!!!

  • guest123

    I think we are just scratching the surface of how good Wiz II is going to be. He’s gonnna be an All-Pro someday. At C or G.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Remember, that Wiz has only played one season at Center, at that was in 2009 in college for 11 games.

    He very well may turn into an elite Center in the NFL, I just think due to his lack of experience, there is a steeper curve to get there.

    Like I said, he is ALREADY on his way as a Pro Bowl guard.

    He still has a lot of learning to do as a Center.

  • guest123

    We still need depth at C, Satele or someone else. Satele might be ok as bench guy. Injuries are always part of the game. Might be good insurance, but I’d be just as happy if he’s not in the Raiders plans.

  • J Hill

    Blocking is blocking.

    If you’re good at it, G or C shouldn’t matter. Especially if there is no football IQ issue.

  • YoungAmerican

    Carlisle would be a great option to bring back on the cheap. I think he could still be an effective starter if forced back into action.

    Would expect a guy like Hurd or Parsons to have a shot at cracking the roster, too. But OT and C need depth. Maybe Heyer can be retained as a swing tackle.

  • J Hill

    Brisiel has some run at C, I was reading.

    What if we brought Carlisle back at a reduced number and went with Wiz-Brisiel-Carlisle as our interior line?

  • J Hill

    I wouldn’t mind having Barnes back at RT. He played pretty damn well. False starts were certainly an issue though.

  • guest123

    Little suprised that M. Bush has gone almost a week into free agency and no rumblings of imminent signings, and the trail seems cold. Wasn’t he supposed to get a chance to be a starter somewhere?

    I look at the trio of Bush, Tolbert, and Green-Ellis as a set of dominoes that will each have a cause/effect on the others.

  • guest123

    Wasn’t it Barnes that had 3 straight false starts on the same series in a game last year. Then he was bench the rest of the game?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I think the 3 false starts on Barnes was a preseason game.

    As far as guys that get some “run” at Center, since centers make more money and get more accolades, if someone played Center and was any good at it, they would stay there.

    Give me a damn Center, not some dude that can play center.

  • guest123

    I know it’s a longshot, but if we can somehow get Winston in here to talk, I know Reggie Mac can get him with the program. Bookend stud tackles would mask other weaknesses.

  • YoungAmerican

    Chiefs got Winston.

  • guest123

    I missed the news. Chiefs are going to be very good.

  • YoungAmerican

    Chiefs are going to be tough, for sure.

    Personally, I look forward to the AFC West being much tougher next year.

    Worst thing for a young team is to get used to easy wins. Gotta beat the best to be the best.

  • guest123

    Bring it on!

  • J Hill

    Agree 100%, YA.

    Not scared of any of these teams!

  • http://raiders.com Mark Clemens

    Khalif needs to go. That should be Reggies #1 priority on offense.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    J Hill Says:
    March 18th, 2012 at 8:49 am
    I wouldn’t mind having Barnes back at RT. He played pretty damn well. False starts were certainly an issue though.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Are you serious?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Barnes is GONE. He is a FA, and I doubt Reggie is interested in bringing him back.

  • J Hill

    If the options are Barksdale and Campbell, then yeah I’m serious.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I hope Denver keeps Tebow as their starting QB.

  • ohioraider

    Ummm…wrong.

    Here’s where you Al haters just don’t get it. It was his team, and he took it where it went — high and low. And…he left this earth a far richer man than when he entered it…literally and figuratively. Along the way, he made his partners hundreds of millions of dollars…and he made a lot of young men rich beyond anyone’s wild expectations.

    As a human being, Al did something most of us will never do — he left a major, legendary impact on his profession (not just his company), and on those around him…mostly a solid legacy, with many friends and loyal followers that can be counted in the hundreds if not thousands.

    Al had a lucky, crazy life that we might be fortunate to have for ourselves. The fact some of you can’t let your hatred and disagreements with the guy go, long after his passing, is pretty sad. For you.
    —————————————————-
    You subscribe to the Great Men theory of history, which elevates flawed human beings into living deities. Most great leaders benefit to one degree or another from luck and timing, and Al certainly took advantage of both–embellished by his own brand of ruthlessness, which I don’t necessarily begrudge him given what he accomplished from 1963 to around 1985. To me, it was probably justified and put a modest industrial city on the map and, what’s more, created the merged NFL as we know it today.

    But your view of history tends to obscure/paper over/forgive flaws, even the most egregious ones that many great leaders ultimately succumb to. In Al’s case it was his hubris, which prevented him from hiring professional staff over the past two decades in anticipation of his eventual succession. He thought he could do it to the very end, when all available evidence–most significantly the team’s record, and the sinking value of the franchise itself–indicated otherwise. He also committed one of the most vile sins of hubris: he instigated petty political battles with players he incorrectly viewed as disloyal, players who only had a differing perspective from him. And these battles hurt the team.

    These sins of commission point to a talented man who in his final years lacked perspective, lacked wisdom, and most significantly lacked the courage to plan for his own replacement. He couldn’t do it, and for that sin we fans also paid a price.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I rather have Barksdale or Campbell over Barnes.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I rather sign an URFA to start at RT over Barnes.
    Barnes was the weakest link on that OL unit.