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Lawson on Raiders’ radar?

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 12:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Former 49ers linebacker Manny Lawson, who played last season with the Cincinnati Bengals, could be a possibility to take over the outside linebacker spot vacated by Kamerion Wimbley.

Following the Stanford Pro Day Thursday, Raiders coach Reggie McKenzie said his first priority was finding an outside linebacker and that the club had a viable starter at every other position.

Scout.com reported Lawson was drawing interest from Cleveland, Oakland and Indianapolis.

Although not the pass rusher Wimbley is, Lawson is regarded as a solid player in terms of setting an edge for defending the run _ a Raiders priority.

The Raiders defense is expected to be multiple under coach Dennis Allen and coordinator Jason Tarver (who coached on the 49ers staff when Lawson was there). The bulk of Wimbley’s pass rushing came with his hand down as a defensive ned in a nickel defense.

McKenzie said Thursday he didn’t expect many moves before the draft takes place. He also said the Raiders were well under $4 million against the salary cap (the figure is probably in the $2 million range after the re-signing of tackle Khalif Barnes). Under McKenzie, the Raiders will be less inclined to push the envelope on the cap and to massive restructures, playing it closer to vest financially.

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  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Reg already said they are bringing in another vet QB:

    “Kind of the same as like running back for us, make sure you bring a legitimate guy in.”

    In other words, TP is not a “legitimate” QB. He’s a Buckeye…

  • hwnrdr

    550.RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 10:58 am
    why don’t the Saints bring back Ditka?

    because he will be Boba Fett!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dam, I was scooped by a hillrod emigre…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    Could mean a lot of things. Could mean we need guys better than Kyle B to compete with TP for the backup position. Could mean that he wants capable/ legit players at every position including depth, or it could mean the Org is not sold on TP.

  • DMAC

    working on our new album!
    =========

    Hey Beech,
    When you dropping the album?
    It’s been 5+ years already.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reg already said they are bringing in another vet QB

    ***

    Pryor will beat out guys like Clemens, Feeley, Delhomme, O’Connell & Batch!

    I don’t think former Raiders Boller, Losman & Garcia will be on Reggie’s radar

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Or it could mean that “legitimate” is the antonym (look it up SDSU grad) to “Buckeye”.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Preppie,

    Reggie knows about The Greatness of The Buckeyes (and how they beat that no talent team up north every year). They drafted AJ Hawk in the 1st round.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    AJ Hawk has been a disappointment too. Same as Carpenter.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Mustafa LLC, have you jumped on the BAC bandwagon yet? Or are you rich enough already?

  • Master Beeecham

    DMAC, my hip hop album Wrecks N Effect is in the final production stages and was scheduled to drop in 2012.

    Dem Girls Gettin’ Mo Fly, word

    But now I am focusing my attention on my smooth island reggae side project, Rasta Ganja. This new record is going to be straight up silly, word to your willy

    Problem is, whenever we try to practice we end up getting high instead. Plus we forget most of the jams from the last practice.

    But at least we have plenty of budget left for Olive Garden power lunches

    Right now we’re just waiting for the Prep H to kick in on my bass player’s Stage 4 Hemms then we’ll kick out the beats, Mon

  • RaiderRockstar

    AJ Hawk has been a disappointment too. Same as Carpenter

    ***

    @BSJ

    I’d take Hawk & Carpenter over any of our LB’s!!

    I’m holding out hope for Aaron Curry, but the rest are trash

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    That’s not much of an endorsement RRS.

    Packer fans are almost uniformally down on AJ Hawk though. The only exceptions are the closet Nancyboys who dig his hair.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    Raider O Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    You people are proving Aristotle right. He wasnt a fan of Democracy because he thought the avg man doesn’t know enough about politics to make those kind of decisions.

    =====

    And that was before the days of electronic media, where the masses are SO easy to misinform. Now the average man is even more dangerous because he actually thinks he knows something. In reality, he’s easily polarized by one issue targeted to appeal to his view (and usually a fringe one from a politics point of view, like gay marriage, spotted owls, or which bible a candidate claims to follow) and then blinded to the bigger picture of what the government actually focuses on.

    It’s no coincidence that this breaks out in a sports forum. It’s not that different from a “fan” perspective. Fans of either side become intensely polarized to the point that they can only see the faults in the other party and become oblivious to the faults in their own.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Reggie knows about The Greatness of The Buckeyes (and how they beat that no talent team up north every year).

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Since you brought this up, what is the OSU record against UM in football? You must be WAY up right?

    Feel free to post the actual numbers for me, nutmonkey.

  • hwnrdr

    Steelers GM Kevin Colbert confirmed Monday that free agent ILB James Farrior won’t be resigning with Pittsburgh.
    Farrior was cut in large part due to a $2.825 million salary, but also because his performance has fallen off. “When we terminated those players we felt that their time as a Steeler was over and it was time for everybody to move forward,” said Colbert. “I think when they all left they know that you can never say never. But they also know that was their last time as a Steeler.”

  • hwnrdr

    Speaking at Monday’s owners meetings, Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team is still in the “evaluation process” of whom it will select with the No. 1 pick.
    It’s been widely assumed since the Colts clinched the top pick that they would be drafting Stanford QB Andrew Luck, but the sensational workouts turned in by Baylor QB Robert Griffin III have made it less of a foregone conclusion. The smart money remains on Luck, but Griffin appears to have a puncher’s chance.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Does this mean that if RGIII goes to Indy, will Shanny be ok with Luck?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Preppie,

    No need. I know what it means. Unlike Mich Graduates, I don’t have to use wiki or google for everything.

  • Breaking_Black

    What happened to RED’s cheaper camera, Scarlet, that was supposed to kill the pro-consumer market?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Preppie,

    BAC scares me. High P/E.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    The trend may end preppie. I don’t trust it. Maybe options.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Trend will end…

  • aig-raiders

    One thing you can never knock TP for is his work ethic. His college coach gushed about it and nobody in Oak has complained about it.

    Do we have the strongest armed group of QBs or what? Palmer, TP and Bomar. Al Davis is alive and well in Oak.

  • RaiderRetribution

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 10:58 am
    why don’t the Saints bring back Ditka?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ditka doesn’t pay “bounty bucks”…err…incentive pay behind the scenes, covertly…

    he pays his players right there on the sidelines!

  • DKnight007

    Comp picks should be announced today for Raiders.

    Expect us to get the #96th pick at the end of 3rd Round for sure.

    Then hopefully we get a pick at end of 4th and end of 5th rounds. If not we should get a pick at end of 5th and 6th rounds.

    It’s possible we get two picks at the end of Round 5 also.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Pryor is an X Factor at QB, could be the best there ever is!

  • aig-raiders

    Breaking_Black Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    What happened to RED’s cheaper camera, Scarlet, that was supposed to kill the pro-consumer market?
    ————–
    The Red got killed by the GH2 with the hacked software. Not even close of a competition. Even the new 5dM3 lost out in sharpness to that panny per Endgadget this morning. Red Scarlet $10k and GH2 $992. It’s all over youtube and vimeo.

  • aig-raiders

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Pryor is an X Factor at QB, could be the best there ever is!
    ————
    At his worst, he can be Vince Young with a better attitude and work ethic. Not bad for a 3rd rounder.

  • Breaking_Black

    Yeah I can definitely appreciate the things I hear about TP’s work ethic. (always with Carson and speaking up in meetings)

    Even if he doesn’t turn out to be our future qb, at least he put forth the effort to succeed as a Raider, which is a lot more than we can say about a lot of players that have worn the Silver & Black over the past few years.

  • DKnight007

    576.RaiderRetribution Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Pryor is an X Factor at QB, could be the best there ever is!

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Knapp and Saunders just need to utilize Pryor as a weapon and take advantage of his skill set and not just have him sit on his azz on the sideline and be the 2nd or 3rd string QB.

    Get the kid out there to run some pistol or spread read zone options and wild cat formations and get him out there and use him as a big TE/WR to jump up and catch passes in the red zone!

  • DKnight007

    Comp picks should be announced today for Raiders.

    Expect us to get the #96th pick at the end of 3rd Round for sure.

    Then hopefully we get a pick at end of 4th and end of 5th rounds. If not we should get a pick at end of 5th and 6th rounds.

    It’s possible we get two picks at the end of Round 5 also.

  • aig-raiders

    At the QB position, you need someone to be fearless and works hard. I have always appreciated those things from TP. JC had all the tools except that fearless attitude to put it all together. Jawalrus was fearless but he didnt have the work habit.

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo, getting ready to unveil my new jam called “Stripper 69 Freak Out”, inspired by the size and power of my weiner as I try to set a new 69ing world record.

    Fortunately my bass player’s Stage 4 Hemms have subsided considerably. Now homie don’t cry so much when he ties his Pro Keds.

    Check this jam, sure to inspire world peace, going green and more critical praise for my weiner’s skillz

    Yo, gonna go for the record, where’s Guiness?
    Gonna 69 some strippers need an official witness
    After 3 days of macking I’ll go down in history
    Although my weiner will probably be in a sling, that ain’t no mystery

    MO FRESH CUT FRIES, DEM WHOPPER COMIN ATCHU

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