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Raiders confirm Tollefson signing

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 1:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders announced the signing of veteran defensive lineman Dave Tollefson on Saturday. We reported last night that Tollefson reached agreement with the Raiders and the details were in the process of being finalized.
NFL.com reported that Tollefson signed a two-year contract that guarantees Tollefson $1.5 million and has the potential for a $3 million payout.
Tollefson, 29, is listed as a defensive end by the Raiders. However, he is versatile enough to play outside linebacker, end and defensive tackle, as he did for the New York Giants the past five seasons.
Tollefson also will play a key role on Oakland’s special teams, a role he fulfilled to great success with the Giants.
Tollefson takes the place of departed veteran end Trevor Scott, who signed with the New England Patriots. It’s still conceivable that the Raiders will re-sign veteran end Jarvis Moss at some point.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    At no other time is God more present in our lives than during times of struggle and turmoil. He shows us more and gives us more opportunity to better ourselves during those periods than at any other time.

    ***

    @ET

    I’ve heard somebody say “God gave us mountains so we can learn how to climb” … I like it

    Also, it takes a strong person to say “Lord not my will, but thine”

  • guest123

    Thanks Ed Teach, no apology needed. I am in a sullen mood today. Sorry. Everyone has their own problems. I don’t mean to be a downer. I’d like to think that God is with me now like you say. I’ll be fine. Carry on.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DK,

    If more men talked about it, most of us would still be single and happy. lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    You left out Mike Mitchell.

    ***

    Really?

    Didn’t know MM34 was a Bible thumper?

    maybe this year he’ll finally see the light ???

    Branch is average, but I would still be surprised to see Mitch take his job!

  • guest123

    Didn’t know MM34 was a Bible thumper?

    *********

    Man, you need to start following him. He’s huge on the bible.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    Do you know what Reggie White used to say before the snap?

  • hwnrdr

    Boy, me and you are going to paaaaaaaahtayyyy!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    At the snap, not before.

  • RaiderRockstar

    If more men talked about [marriage], most of us would still be single and happy

    ***

    LOL @ Raider O !

    hey now, if I was a single man I’d be looking for a woman like my wife.

    tall & thin blonde with blue eyes. great family. same beliefs & morals as me. great cook. she’s a great mom to our son. loyal. trusting. great in the sack. plus her family is all Chiefs fans, but she all about the Raiders since we got married and wants our little boy to be the same way. she never cared about football before we got married. now she wants me to grill on Sundays and watch the games together. booyah!

    at times she needs to work on her attitude and temper, but so do I. So I can live with that :)

  • hwnrdr

    Sorry O, one of my favorite lines from Necessary Roughness

  • hwnrdr

    Cool Rockstar! My wife could really care less about football, but when The Raiders are on the road and I’m home watching it on TV, she knows…do not root against me…so, I’m cool with that!

  • R8ER MIKE

    ..Raider O Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 11:16 am
    RR,

    Do you know what Reggie White used to say before the snap?

    ……………………………………………..**The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

    -Jules
    ********
    did i get it right ??

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    You are a lucky/ blessed man RR.

  • hwnrdr

    If Reggie really said all that at the snap, that is one slow moving exchange between Center and QB…lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LOL at Hwnrdr and Mike.
    Necessary roughness and pulp fiction.

  • R8ER MIKE

    hwnrdr Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 11:25 am
    If Reggie really said all that at the snap, that is one slow moving exchange between Center and QB…lol

    **************
    lol lol lol.. just thought that was some cool $hit to say…. lol lol lol

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    DiKnight I’ll take your silence as you’d like to take back your J Lin bromance luv.

    hahaha

  • guest123

    The Autumn wind is a Raider
    Pillaging just for fun
    He’ll knock you ’round and upside down
    And laugh when he’s conquered and won.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    He used to say “Here comes Jesus” and “Jesus is coming”.

  • R8ER MIKE

    oh damn Hwnrdr, we both got that question wrong !!
    lol lol lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

    If Reggie really said all that at the snap, that is one slow moving exchange between Center and QB

    ***

    LOL @ Hwnrdr & Mike

    The game has changed since Reggie retired, but I’d still trade any 3 players on our defense for him in his prime!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    The Autumn wind is a Raider
    Pillaging just for fun
    He’ll knock you ’round and upside down
    And laugh when he’s conquered and won.
    $$$$$$$$$$
    He got married and had a son
    He was unhappy till his bell was rung.

    Sorry. I have been influenced by Beeecham.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Then he …..

  • guest123

    I’d love to be a Raider….

    Pillaging for fun, no need for profit, or other motive necessary.

    Knocking you down up and upside down (on your a$$).

    Then laughing at you when your down on the ground and stomping you in front of your weeping women.

    And hoisting the Lombardi trophy high above your head with an Al Davis sh!t eating grin.

    I’d love to be a Raider. This kind of Raider anyway.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Guest,

    Goosfraba!
    Goosfraba…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Top 10 UFA’s left on the market (per PFT)

    1. Chargers offensive tackle Marcus McNeill.
    2. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher.
    3. Patriots defensive end Andre Carter.
    4. Jaguars defensive end Matt Roth.
    5. Saints defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin.
    6. 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
    7. Giants offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie.
    8. Jets safety Jim Leonhard.
    9. Bengals running back Cedric Benson.
    10. Seahawks running back Justin Forsett.

    ***

    Should the Raiders consider adding any of these players prior to the draft??

    I’m sure the asking price has dropped considerably over the past few weeks!

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Top 10 UFA’s left on the market (per PFT)

    1. Chargers offensive tackle Marcus McNeill.
    2. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher.
    3. Patriots defensive end Andre Carter.
    4. Jaguars defensive end Matt Roth.
    5. Saints defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin.
    6. 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
    7. Giants offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie.
    8. Jets safety Jim Leonhard.
    9. Bengals running back Cedric Benson.
    10. Seahawks running back Justin Forsett.

    ***

    Should the Raiders consider adding any of these players prior to the draft??

    I’m sure the asking price has dropped considerably over the past few weeks!

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

    The fact we haven’t even sniffed in Franklin’s direction has me convinced that Reggie’s taking an NT in the draft with the intention of starting him Day 1. If not Ta’amu or Chapman, then maybe Hebron Fangupo from BYU in Round 4 or 5.

    Even if we’re staying in a 4-3, we still need an actual NT, and Kelly ain’t it.

  • hwnrdr

    Maybe Franklin and Leonhard…could use the depth!

  • bigsnow81

    None Of the above free agents

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

    Top 10 UFA’s left on the market (per PFT)

    1. Chargers offensive tackle Marcus McNeill.
    2. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher.
    3. Patriots defensive end Andre Carter.
    4. Jaguars defensive end Matt Roth.
    5. Saints defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin.
    6. 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
    7. Giants offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie.
    8. Jets safety Jim Leonhard.
    9. Bengals running back Cedric Benson.
    10. Seahawks running back Justin Forsett.

    =======================
    The “Over the Hill” or never was Gang

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Sign Andre Carter!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Andre Carter is a good nickel pass rusher. He can get double digit sacks in the right scheme.

  • Master Beeecham

    KICKIN’ IT LIVE ON THE 405

    Yo Blob Goobers, Dorks & Assorted Nerds

    Got my hot new boy band, 2 Kewl 4 Skool, packed in the tour van, headed to rehearsal in Hermosa Beach.

    Today, after we finish blow drying and styling our pubes, we’ll get to work on some sweet dance moves. Everyone’s been fitted with brand new knee pads and jock straps to keep our swag tight

    Yo KNOW we got Olive Garden catering lunch, wizzle. Nothing says multi-platinum boy band like dropping humongous Italian-inspired turd pies

    I also gotta start actually working on some 2K4S music soon. Got some lyrical ideas floating around I might drop on the blog a little later.

    Yo, 2012 is the year of 2K4S, tell your kids to start saving allowance $ now, cause our record won’t be cheap

    PLAYA HATIN’ AINT MY THING BUT LAKE SHOW HAS 16 RINGS

  • RaiderRockstar

    Who do you want the Raiders to draft at #95 ???

    RaiderRockstar: Josh Chapman (Alabama)
    Carl Weathers: Josh Chapman (Alabama)
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    CJ Legend 34: Josh Chapman (Alabama)
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    Guest123: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
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    Neilb: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
    Just Fire Baby: Casey Heyward (Vandy)
    R8eray: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Hwnrdr: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
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    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Mike Martin (Michigan)
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    Marks Hair: Dontari Poe (Memphis)
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    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
    Big Foot is a size 11: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
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    SilverNBlackPA: Cam Johnson (Virginia)
    THE BLACKHOLE: Whitney Mercilus (Illinois)
    Master Beeecham: Jonathan Massaquoi (Troy)
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    Devilr8er: Jonathan Massaquoi (Troy)
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    Chuck: Malik Jackson (Tennessee)
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    Just Win Baby: Robert Turbin (Utah State)
    ELWAYs TEETH: Robert Turbin (Utah State)
    Twocents: Greg Childs (Arkansas)
    DT42: Brock Osweiler (Arizona State)

  • RaiderRockstar

    still awaiting votes for #95 pick (alpha)

    Attn:

    408RAIDER
    765Raiders
    805Raiders
    Al_is_theraiders
    AmysInCharge
    Angry Villager with Pitchfork
    Area man
    arkraider
    ArmChair GM
    bigsnow81
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    cdameworth
    cfrylopez
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    HGDaddy
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    Masha Puddongo
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    Roch R
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  • lefty12

    The Raiders have 10 Dlinemen on the roster and 4 LBers and all most of you do is talk about signing more linemen.LOL

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

    Oh snap! This blog is softer than McFranc!

  • RaiderRockstar

    @ Lefty12

    need your vote for pick #95 too please & thank you

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    lefty12 Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    The Raiders have 10 Dlinemen on the roster and 4 LBers and all most of you do is talk about signing more linemen.LOL

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

    Because none of our current DLs (except practice squadder Ivey) is a Nose Tackle. Once we get one, our DL is set.

  • RaiderRockstar

    BSJ makes Condo look like Hercules!

  • RaidO

    Yeah raiders have other needs like CB and RB. Not sold on the current DBs and if or when DMAC goes down Jones and Goodson?. Jones cant block and Goodson does not hold on to the ball. That is if Goodson even makes it past preseason. It could get ugly unless Reggie brings in another RB. I don’t see Jones carrying the full load like Bush.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post ladies

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo, just slightly strained my sphincter on that last dance move. Took a few Advil and pouring a top shelf margarita for healing purposes only

    Gives me a little time to bust our some lyrics while the rest of 2K4S rocks the rehearsal room. Yo, their moves suck but our pubes look way tight

    Check it, this one is called, “Uh, sorry mom, but that ain’t no ruler”

    Whatever, Mom. Gym class blows
    Geometry, Chemistry … ah shucks, who knows?
    But there’s one thing I got that couldn’t be cooler
    Yo, check out the weight of my 12 inch ruler

    This song is obviously referring in a subliminal way to a trouser snake. Gots to keep it real, y’all

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