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Satele signs with Colts

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 9:32 am in Oakland Raiders.

Center Samson Satele, the Raiders starter for the better part of the last three seasons, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent, the club announced.

Satele never seemed to be in Oakland’s plans after the return to zone blocking, a system he struggled with initially his first year with the Raiders.

The backup center for Oakland last year was Stefen Wisniewski. There has been no stated intention to move Wisniewski to center this season. Oakland re-signed starting guard Cooper Carlisle and also added Houston’s Mike Brisiel as a free agent, although both play right guard.

Satele is facing legal trouble in Hawaii from a recent arrest for disorderly conduct.

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  • arkraider

    Wanted to see Satele back but next man up. We should keep Wiz at guard an go after a center.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Talk about breaking news; New Orleans just hired Chuck Breshnahan as head coach for the year Sean Peyton suspended.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Dakota Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:04 am

    If the NFL really wanted to punish the Saints, they should have made them sign and start Jamarcus Russell at QB for the entire season.

    N don’t forget have them sign Art Shell as a coach n that Bed n Breakfast guy as O.Coordinator

    ===============================================

    Actually, if they’d REALLY wanted to punish the Saints, they could have removed their Franchise Tag, effective immediately, which means a VERY disgruntled Drew Brees becomes a UFA. Thought Manning had teams kissing his backside? Imagine what that would have been like.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Portet!!!!

  • Dakota

    81.Raider O Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Palestine was occupied by The British till 1947-1948 before they gave the country away. Arab league was formed in 1945. Palestine was occupied since 1918.
    ++++++++++++++++

    Can’t we just remove everyone from that entire region, then nuke the shyyyyt out of it so no one can ever live there again, and then just stick them all in northern Greenland where it is too cold to fight?

  • morilla

    I said it yesterday, the Jets are the new punchline of the NFL. Grab your popcorn, next season is going to be a blast.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Also, Dennis Allen received no punishment whatsoever. Whew!

  • DMAC

    Reggie must be putting in some hard work. My brother saw him yesterday at starbucks looking bummy w/ some gym shorts on and tennis shoes w/ no socks on.(true story)

  • mcfadden20.

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Talk about breaking news; New Orleans just hired Chuck Breshnahan as head coach for the year Sean Peyton suspended.

    —-

    Oh man the guy would have the dumb look on his face while the opposing teams score 99 yd TDs regularly

  • luvmarvhub

    What’s good for one is good for the other: coaches, management…what about the players who willingly participated in the bounty program? Goodell needs to level punishment at them too. They have their names. A soldier that obeys an illegal command is subject to court martial and punishment. These guys knew what they were doing was, under NFL rules, not permitted.

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Who is worth keeping?
    Unrestricted Free Agents

    • OT Khalif Barnes was among the team leaders in penalties last season and is not a lock to return although he was a starter.

    • LB Darryl Blackstock was a backup middle linebacker brought aboard because of his familiarity with defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, who is no longer on staff.

    • QB Kyle Boller flamed out in his only start before Carson Palmer was acquired and is not a fit for offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s offense.

    • RB Michael Bush had free-agent visits scheduled with the Bengals and Bears and it’s doubtful he would be in the Raiders’ price range to return.

    • SS Matt Giordano led the Raiders with five interceptions and became a defensive leader although that was with the old defensive staff. Also sucks in coverage or open field tackling.

    • LB Quentin Groves, replaced by Aaron Curry early in the season, threw himself into special teams work and is hoping to return.

    • OT Stephon Heyer was a reserve at tackle and guard at a high salary, would have to take less and fit in to a zone blocking scheme.

    • WR T.J. Housmandzadeh was brought aboard by Hue Jackson, looked a step slow and likely isn’t in the plans of the new regime.

    • DE Jarvis Moss was injury prone last season and was a favorite of the late owner Al Davis, meaning he could be looking for work.

    • C Samson Satele has started for the past three seasons, did his best work in gap and power schemes and could be phased out.

    • CB Lito Sheppard was signed early in the season and immediately moved ahead of rookies Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke, but struggled at the end of the season.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Ex,

    Well said, and you make a valid point. I guess you are right.

  • DMAC

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Talk about breaking news; New Orleans just hired Chuck Breshnahan as head coach for the year Sean Peyton suspended.
    ==========

    I thought the Rams brought him in to replace Williams.

  • mcfadden20.

    DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Reggie must be putting in some hard work. My brother saw him yesterday at starbucks looking bummy w/ some gym shorts on and tennis shoes w/ no socks on.(true story)

    —-
    What gym did ur bro go to ?

  • mcfadden20.

    .A. Raider Dave Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Who is worth keeping?
    Unrestricted Free Agents

    • OT Khalif Barnes was among the team leaders in penalties last season and is not a lock to return although he was a starter.

    • LB Darryl Blackstock was a backup middle linebacker brought aboard because of his familiarity with defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, who is no longer on staff.

    • QB Kyle Boller flamed out in his only start before Carson Palmer was acquired and is not a fit for offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s offense.

    • RB Michael Bush had free-agent visits scheduled with the Bengals and Bears and it’s doubtful he would be in the Raiders’ price range to return.

    • SS Matt Giordano led the Raiders with five interceptions and became a defensive leader although that was with the old defensive staff. Also sucks in coverage or open field tackling.

    • LB Quentin Groves, replaced by Aaron Curry early in the season, threw himself into special teams work and is hoping to return.

    • OT Stephon Heyer was a reserve at tackle and guard at a high salary, would have to take less and fit in to a zone blocking scheme.

    • WR T.J. Housmandzadeh was brought aboard by Hue Jackson, looked a step slow and likely isn’t in the plans of the new regime.

    • DE Jarvis Moss was injury prone last season and was a favorite of the late owner Al Davis, meaning he could be looking for work.

    • C Samson Satele has started for the past three seasons, did his best work in gap and power schemes and could be phased out.

    • CB Lito Sheppard was signed early in the season and immediately moved ahead of rookies Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke, but struggled at the end of the s

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    NONE

  • aig-raiders

    Wow Saints. Holy cow. That is brutal and deservedly so. Wished Reggie would have gone after Demeco Ryan. But oh well, back to Slow Mac.

  • DMAC

    mcfadden20. Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:14 am

    DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Reggie must be putting in some hard work. My brother saw him yesterday at starbucks looking bummy w/ some gym shorts on and tennis shoes w/ no socks on.(true story)

    —-
    What gym did ur bro go to ?
    ========

    No gym. Just happened to run into him.

  • Thec

    JEMEEL MCCLAIN > every Lb on the Raiders

  • Thec

    JEMEEL MCCLAIN > mlawson

  • Thec

    JEMEEL MCCLAIN > rmmclain

  • RaiderRetribution

    Sanchez starting qb, until New York gets to the Red Zone, he’ll be the worst fantasy qb in the NFL.

    Tebow red zone specialist.

  • aig-raiders

    Steve Corkran ‏ @CorkOnTheNFL

    Raiders coach Dennis Allen emerges from so-called BountyGate unscathed.
    ———-

    Awesome. We def didnt need any distractions.

  • zopi

    After all what’s happening in the free agent circus, don’t expect RegMac to do anything that will be excite any Raider fan.
    As I said before, he’s either asleep at the wheel, or Markie has pulled the reins, and will not expend, otherwise aka Markie El Cheapo. And, please don’t give us excuses about cap issues.
    Long gone are the free spending days, but can the Raiders afford to fall back behind the dolts, chefs, and donkeys? Are the Raiders really going to compete in the AFC West with this roster?

  • Thec

    JEMEEL MCCLAIN > ACURRY

  • Thec

    DA going untouched, that is great NATION news.

  • DMAC

    Rams DC Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.
    He’s out for at least the 2012 season. Commissioner Roger Goodell will review his case next offseason and consider reinstatement. Williams received the harshest punishment, as he instituted the program in New Orleans after similar systems in Washington and Buffalo. Assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, formerly the Cardinals’ coach and coordinator, is expected to take over as defensive boss.
    ============

    Send your application Chuck. You never know.

  • The Oracle

    Tebow and a pick traded to Jets for two picks…

  • Thec

    Send your application Chuck. You never know.

    +++++++++

    hahahahahahahahaha….

  • mcfadden20.

    We might have a very good LB on our squad if that guy can still healthy Travis Goethel

  • Silverandblack666

    Here you go Jemeel McClain fans:

    Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain is a classic example of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. After being an undrafted free agent out of the University of Syracuse in 2008, McClain was the only undrafted rookie to make the Ravens roster. By 2010 he became the starter and lines up next to Ray Lewis as the team’s two starting inside linebackers.

    When the opportunity to hit the open market arose, McClain had visions of a huge paycheck as the next great Ravens linebacker to hit it big on free agency. For a while, it looked like he might just get that lump sum of cash, as he was brought in for a visit by the Denver Broncos, who had two free agent inside linebackers on the open market as well.

    Unfortunately for McClain, both Joe Mays and Wesley Woodyard re-signed with the Broncos recently. Both guys are four-year veterans like McClain but their familiarity with the defense and chemistry as returning veterans trumped whatever interest the Broncos apparently had in McClain.

  • DMAC

    Saints coach Sean Payton has been one year for his role in the “bounty” scandal.
    Commissioner Roger Goodell brought the hammer down, as expected. Perhaps just as debilitating, the Saints will lose second-round picks in each of the next two years; they won’t draft before the third round next month. GM Mickey Loomis has been suspended eight games and fined $500,000 while the franchise has been fined an additional $500,000. Assistant coach Joe Vitt is suspended six games, likely leaving DC Steve Spagnuolo as interim head coach. OC Pete Carmichael gained valuable experience calling plays during the team’s explosive late-season run, though the harsh discipline removes the Saints as favorites in the NFC South this season. Players, such as MLB Jonathan Vilma, are still facing potential discipline as well.
    Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter

  • mcfadden20.

    stay^^

  • Dakota

    Who dat who just stomped us? Who dat?

  • DMAC

    Goethal is done.
    IMO, Dude has never shown me schit anyways.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    The British and BP created Saudi Arabia and moved the Hussein Royal family from Arabia to Tran-Jordan. Unless the Palestinians trace to the Caanites, then the Israelis have the longest claim. No matter how many times they were exiled from their homeland.

  • mcfadden20.

    Dakota Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Who dat who just stomped us? Who dat?

    —-

    LMFAO

  • RaiderRetribution

    Groves was excellent on special teams solid resigning!

  • bigsnow81

    Tebow a jet

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    La Canfora’s also reporting that every NFL owner and head coach must certify to the NFL, in writing, that there are no bounty programs in place, and any that have existed in the past have been terminated.

  • mcfadden20.

    DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Goethal is done.
    IMO, Dude has never shown me schit anyways.

    DUDE was supposed to take over on of the starting LB spots before he got injured last couple of years..

  • luvmarvhub

    Steve Corkran ‏ @CorkOnTheNFL

    Raiders coach Dennis Allen emerges from so-called BountyGate unscathed.
    ———-

    Are we sure the investigation is complete and that all the punishments have been handed out?

  • Thec

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Here you go Jemeel McClain fans:

    Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain is a classic example of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. After being an undrafted free agent out of the University of Syracuse in 2008, McClain was the only undrafted rookie to make the Ravens roster. By 2010 he became the starter and lines up next to Ray Lewis as the team’s two starting inside linebackers.

    When the opportunity to hit the open market arose, McClain had visions of a huge paycheck as the next great Ravens linebacker to hit it big on free agency. For a while, it looked like he might just get that lump sum of cash, as he was brought in for a visit by the Denver Broncos, who had two free agent inside linebackers on the open market as well.

    Unfortunately for McClain, both Joe Mays and Wesley Woodyard re-signed with the Broncos recently. Both guys are four-year veterans like McClain but their familiarity with the defense and chemistry as returning veterans trumped whatever interest the Broncos apparently had in McClain.

    ++++++++++
    Read that article days ago.
    All the more reason to sign him. You can get him on the cheap.
    He would also be a vast improvment over any current LB on the Raiders….

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    I also wonder how Tebow of Nazareth is going to get along with Rob “Smell my Feet” Ryan.

  • DMAC

    GM Mickey Loomis has been suspended eight games and fined $500,000
    ==========

    Why the GM?

  • Thec

    Joe Mays, or JEMEEL MCLAIN > all Raider LB’s

  • guest123

    Tebow + a 7th rounder for a 4th and 6th

  • CJ Legend 34

    ****Sean Peyton and Drew Breese will be Raiders next year-sweet silver and black!!!********

    Wow!!! Now that Sean Payton was suspended for a year, maybe the Saints management fires the guy! That could make Payton our new Offensive Coordinator next year when he can’t land a job as a head coach and brings Drew Breese with him who is now a pissed off franchised tag player. To bad for the Saints, sweet team but great for the Raiders.

    When it happens remember I made this call!!! I did this to you, remember my name!!! : )

    I know Knapps BS play calling will land him flat on his face.

    Get ready Raiders for 2013!!!!!!!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders just moved up one draft door from 97th to 96th, with New Orleans losing their second rounder.

  • mcfadden20.

    RaiderDuck Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I also wonder how Tebow of Nazareth is going to get along with Rob “Smell my Feet” Ryan.

    If anybody he should trade for is DMac , he can def take care of those feet

  • Thec

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Here you go Jemeel McClain fans:

    ++++++++++

    Actually, I am a RAIDER that wants the team to get better, not a “fan” of any players that are not RAIDERS