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Raiders not through looking at CBs

On the day the Raiders signed veteran cornerback Ron Bartell, they spent some time taking a look-see at another veteran cornerback, Shawntae Spencer.
CSNBayArea’s Matt Maiocco says the Raiders met with Spencer on Friday. If you’re searching for a connection, look no further than Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, who was with Spencer for seven seasons with the 49ers.
Spencer started 72 of the 98 games he played in for the 49ers, including every game in 2009 and ’10. However, the 49ers went with Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown and Chris Culliver ahead of Spencer last season. Spencer appeared in only nine games.
The 49ers released Spencer in a salary-cap move. It’s likely the Raiders could get Spencer for somewhere near the veteran minimum, given his lack of leverage.

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  • Hardline

    99.CTConstruction Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    BTW….was awesome seeing Gallery get the axe earlier this week. Actually wouldn’t mind bringing him back. Maybe Wiz slides to center then. Gallery and Greg Knapp have a good relationship
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I am amazed at all the talk that we bring Gallery back. He was another of AD’s worthless #1 draft picks, costing millions and millions, while never performing to expectations. Gallery was injury prone during his last 3 years with the Raiders, and was injured a substantial portion last year with Seattle.

    I am not sure why anyone would want to bring him back; he’s completely done…..stick a fork in him.

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo, bidets are for homogays

    After a D.O.A.L, (duece of a lifetime) I usually have which every stripper is the most wasted clean out my crack with lufa soaked in Cactus Cooler

    For some reason it breaks down the chunks for a smooth finish

  • CTConstruction

    Definitely like the Bartell signing but Shawntae Spencer is a career under-achiever. He never lived up to his potential in San Fran. And the fact Harbaugh didn’t trust him is VERY concerning.

    Be careful with stats…those same statistics had everyone in this chat room saying Standford Routt was just as good as Nnamdi last year. “He led the league in complete percentage” or some garbage like that.

    Letting Routt out of the door isn’t a loss at all.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    The biggest problem I’d have with Gallery returning is, as several others have mentioned, his injury history.

    Signing Gallery means you also need to sign a starting-quality LG to go in his place when he inevitably misses multiple games.

    So why not just cut out the middleman and sign the other guy to start?

  • Hardline

    Gallery is a physical wreck and never played beyond mediocre in his younger days while in good health.

    Now he is over-the-hill, and should retire. My question: why would we want to bring him back? It doesn’t make much sense.

  • CTConstruction

    Yeah i feel you about Gallery. Just saying if he comes on the super cheap, pick him up

  • Hardline

    CTConstruction, 103

    All I remember about Routt, is him getting torched, pass, after pass, after pass, or gaining interference penalties which put the opponent within a few yards of the goal line. A smart QB just needed to throw a long pass on Routt, to gain a completion of whopping interence penalty…..every time.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    What about Daniel Loper? Looks like the Cowboys let him go, and he did alright in the ZBS. Maybe worth a look?

  • SilverLining20

    Its probably not a good thing when a linebacker’s greatest moment so far is hitting one of the smallest guys in league really hard once.

  • DJ Johnny

    #92,

    Beech, I can’t get away with saying “ganja” but i’ll throw it out there.

    http://www.967theeagle.net

  • 1960AutumnWind

    CTConstruction Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    BTW….was awesome seeing Gallery get the axe earlier this week. Actually wouldn’t mind bringing him back. Maybe Wiz slides to center then. Gallery and Greg Knapp have a good relationship

    *****************************
    I guess I am starting to sound like a broken record. Why would you displace one of the better left guards in the league to play center (when he does not play center that well) to replace him with someone washed up? It does not make any sense. Bring in a center instead.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    1960AutumnWind Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I guess I am starting to sound like a broken record. Why would you displace one of the better left guards in the league to play center (when he does not play center that well) to replace him with someone washed up? It does not make any sense. Bring in a center instead.

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    What do you mean “doesn’t play center that well?” He had what, one game at C last year? Maybe two? Give him a full training camp at Center, and he’ll be fine.

    Besides, LGs are easier to find.

  • DJ Johnny

    Master Beeecham Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Yo DJ Johnny throw out a shout out to Marina Del Rey’s #1 reggae band, Rasta Ganja

    If you bust something from my soul bratha Bob Marley I promise to toke this giant spliff with my toes

    3:40 Pac. Time.

    Tune in.

    It’s Classic Rock though and they don’t consider Reggae “Classic” unfortunately.

    Everything is so strictly formatted nowadays and ‘consultants’ try to ruin all the fun.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Pats just signed Trevor Scott. Doubt he even makes it past their first cut.

  • DJ Johnny

    Pardon my ignorance, but did Reggie sign this Spencer guy already?

  • JB

    If ou have a choice of great center vs. great guard, the center wins out from an importance to line continuity every time. Move Wiz to center and backfill at guard. Sign Satele as BU-C for league minimum if you can’t find a better back-up.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    DJ Johnny Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Pardon my ignorance, but did Reggie sign this Spencer guy already?

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    Not that we know of.

  • DJ Johnny

    #117,

    Thanks,

    Some of the posts sounded like it was already done.

    I don’t wanna get excited before it’s a done deal.

  • DJ Johnny

    Ok beech it’s coming up…

  • joker94583

    Patriots signed Trevor Scott.
    Bummer!

  • No Mas Diamante

    winston a cheif

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Chiefs got Eric Winston.

  • ArtilleryShell

    Last. Seems like the Chiefs are having a great free agency. We can’t be too conservative, that’s not the Raider way. As for Gallery, I didn’t know he was cut, but good. He made his money, so now come back and sign for the minimum.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    If you’ve got an 8-8 team, might as well have a 8-8 payroll,

  • Corporate_Raider

    Reggie is doing the best he can with the hand dealt him. He’s having to cut people not because they aren’t good players or because he doesn’t want to keep them. He’s cutting them because their pay scale is out of whack and to cut them is the prudent move. Its about doing what you have to in the short term to get to the point where you can start making moves for the long term. Some guys just have to go, other you have to let them go, understand? He is also signing the best guys he can given the circumstance. I don’t know if any of you guys posting ever played any sports but sometimes all guys need is a chance to actually play and they blossom. Some guys play better in the game than they do in practice. I think Reggie is doing the best he can given the options at hand and hoping for the best. Some moves will work, others will fail miserably. We have to wait and see.