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Raiders confirm Tollefson signing

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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  • J Hill

    @Jhill

    2011 Donkey Sack #’s

    Von Miller 11.5
    Elvis Dumervil 9.5
    DJ Williams 5

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    Like I said, all the sacks were made by the LBs.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LOL J.
    There is a difference between lust and love. I thought we were talking about Love. You know that feeling that makes you do dumb things like getting married in your 20′s.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Lust got me in trouble, but love got me married!

  • J Hill

    You know that feeling that makes you do dumb things like getting married in your 20’s.

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    That would be lust, my friend.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 9:20 am
    Love is overrated!

    ***

    @ Raider O

    I know you claim to be a religious man. I don’t know what religion, nor will I ask you to declare that on this blog … However, “God is love”

    Link & Source = The Bible

  • J Hill

    O,

    Let me help you out here.

    You love your kids.

    You lust after your wife/woman/girlfried/escort.

    There is not one mutual feeling I can think of that I share for my wife and my daughters

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    You know my religion. I’m Muslim.
    That’s different. That’s the ultimate unconditional love. I’m sure you are not comparing human love to God’s.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Wow!!! Did NFL.com just do an article on the 2007 Draft Re-Do just to make us cry?

    When you see that photo of Calvin Johnson with that Raiders logo in front of his chest, I just want to cry.LOL!!!!

    http://www.nfl.com/

  • CJ Legend 34

    ***GM McKenzie comments on the Palmer trade! NFL.COM***

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    Raiders GM McKenzie: Cost of Palmer trade doesn’t bother meBy Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com
    Around The League editor
    Published: April 9, 2012 at 09:23 a.m. Updated: April 9, 2012 at 09:58 a.m. Print Friend(s) Email Your Email Send Email By Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com League goes through Payton’s book before appealChicago hope: QB Cutler needs Bears’ offensive line to improveMore Columns > Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson behaved in 2011 like a man who wasn’t thinking long term. He knew that he might have to make the playoffs in 2011 to keep his job with a new power structure arriving in Oakland, so Jackson went all-in.

    It didn’t work. The Raiders missed the playoffs despite giving up a first- and second-round pick for Carson Palmer. Jackson was canned, and new general manager Reggie McKenzie inherited a team with no high draft picks and even less salary cap space.

    The Raiders have widely been derided for the Palmer move. It’s hard to imagine a methodical personnel man like McKenzie making such a maneuver, but he insists he has no problem with how things went down last season in Oakland.

    “You can beat that doggone story ’til it’s worn out,” McKenzie told Peter King in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback. “But I know this: We’ve got a quarterback we think can win the division and take us to the playoffs. Losing a one and a two doesn’t bother me one bit.”

    McKenzie is wholeheartedly supporting Palmer because he doesn’t have a choice. What else can he really say? McKenzie can’t admit that the Raiders gave up too much for a player who too often looks like a league average starting quarterback. This is the hand McKenzie was dealt. We highly doubt he would have made the same trade.

    “Never thought, ‘Woe is me,”’ McKenzie said about taking the job in Oakland. “I just figured, ‘We’ll find players.’”

    McKenzie has done a nice job thus far making tough decisions and signing some low-cost free agents. His ability to find players, however, is less important this season than the ability of Palmer to prove he was worthy of such a big investment.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    You people are comparing loving women to loving God, your kids, and money?! Not the same IMO.
    I can divorce my wife, but I can’t divorce my kids.
    God will love me regardless of what I do. He created me.
    Money is money! Leave love out of it.

  • RaiderRockstar

    That’s the ultimate unconditional love

    ***

    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4″

    thats what we call the marriage scripture because usually you make that vow prior to sealing the deal. I agree with Jhill. I think people get confused a lot because lust has that special ability to cloud your judgement and commit to something you may not ultimately be prepared for. Sort of like Al Davis with 40 times, contracts & former 1st rounders!!

  • guest123

    To have a successful marriage, you need 3 things:

    1) she must be your best friend
    2) she must be your business partner
    3) (most important), she must be your lover.

    The third is like icing on the cake, but it’s what’s makes the cake in the first place.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    LOL at the Al example. Good one bro.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I can divorce my wife, but I can’t divorce my kids.

    ***

    @ Raider O

    a lot of guys do!

    they either do it at the same time as split with wife or leave her when she’s pregnant to go bang the 18 year old receptionist. Glad you’re not one of those dudes

  • J Hill

    3) (most important), she must be your lover.

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    How can the “most important” thing be 3rd on your list?

  • guest123

    I love my wife. But I can envision one day her leaving me. Or I her. It would hurt for sure. But my kids will be in my heart forever. That I can agree with. There’s something about blood.

    Kids are forever regardless of anything else.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    They are not real men. A real man doesn’t leave his own kids/ blood.
    I can’t function/ live without my kid. She is my life. God gave me a lot bro, but that was the ultimate gift.

  • guest123

    J Hill Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    3) (most important), she must be your lover.

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    How can the “most important” thing be 3rd on your list?

    ********
    not 3rd in importance, but third sequentially. friends first, business partners 2nd, and lovers third. Each is a platform to build on.

  • RaiderRockstar

    To have a successful marriage, you need 3 things:

    1) she must be your best friend
    2) she must be your business partner
    3) (most important), she must be your lover.

    The third is like icing on the cake, but it’s what’s makes the cake in the first place.

    ***

    @G123

    agree, with a slight amendment. I could care less what my wife does for work or if she works. same goes for me, she just wants to be provided for, by whatever means necessary. Key point there is having eachothers back no matter what. Gotta support eachother in good times & bad. Cant be fighting all the time, just because you didn’t get your way. it takes some being selfless & humble. I care about my wife and I want to make her happy. my needs are always second to hers, and vice versa. it drives me nuts that she takes so long to get ready, but I know she wants to look good for me. gotta have a mutual respect and treat her like u wanna be treated.

    Also for me faith/beliefs was important. I couldn’t marry a heathen.

  • CJ Legend 34

    560.Raider O Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:03 am
    You people are comparing loving women to loving God, your kids, and money?! Not the same IMO.
    I can divorce my wife, but I can’t divorce my kids.
    God will love me regardless of what I do. He created me.
    Money is money! Leave love out of it.

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    RO – Marriage is not easy but that thought process is not correct brother.

    For those who believe in God there are two covenants you will enter. One is the covenant with the church before God, professing to follow Jesus Christ as a Christian. And, two is the covenant that you make before God when you enter the covenant of marriage with your wife.

    Both are very important and both get attacked very hard by Satan. I know it is not always easy to love the wifee. There is no way you can love God with your whole heart and not love your wife or your children’s Mother.

    When you marry your flesh and your wife’s flesh becomes one body. When you divorce it is like splitting your flesh in half. That is why it takes most people a long time to heal after they divorce.

    Search your heart brother! : )

  • RaiderRockstar

    CJ Legend 34 = wise

  • Dakota

    Did Oprah buy this blog or something?

    WTF is going on in here??????!!!!!!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Did Oprah buy this blog or something?

    ***

    @Dakota

    close, Tom Cruise

    i’m floating!!

  • raidertbone

    #562:
    Sapp is totally screwed, then:
    a) He has betrayed his best friends
    b) He has betrayed his business partners
    c) His only lover is his own fat, homeboy self
    Karma, baby!

  • raidertbone

    Tollefson was a good pickup over the weekend. Reggie is bringing in some decent talent, for depth, and not breaking the bank in the process. Just got through watching the highlights – AGAIN- of the Raiders vs. Lions and Calvin Johnson – AGAIN – and promptly threw up – AGAIN!

  • guest123

    @ RRS, I can respect that faith/religion is important to you. I wish I was as religious as my upbringing.

    Iagree with others who have said marriage is not easy. It’s not. Maybe the toughest thing I’ve had to do. It’s a grind most days. A lot of work, a lot of sacrifice. You end up being good at one aspect of your life at the expense of another. You try to balance it, but it gets unbalanced in hurry. Sh!t happens, you adjust on the fly. There’s always some collateral damage when you try to juggle it all. You make everyone else happy, and you are miserable. You make yourself happy and someone is going to be mad. I stopped trying to be that perfect father/husband/friend long ago. Maybe a dose of religions what I need.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Tbone

    With Tollefson in the fold, I think guys like Mason Brodine & Hall Davis are longshots to make the 53 man roster

    We’re not gonna have a sign in the locker room that states “We’ll take anybody!”

  • J Hill

    I know it is not always easy to love the wifee. There is no way you can love God with your whole heart and not love your wife or your children’s Mother.

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    Great point.

  • guest123

    Training camp roster so far

    QB: Palmer, Pryor, Bomar

    RB: McFadden, Goodson, T Jones, L Miller, R Jackson
    FB: Reece, Tonga

    WR: DHB, D Moore, J Ford, L Murphy, E McGee

    TE: B Myers, Ausberry, R Gordon

    G/C: Wisniewski, Brisiel, A Parsons
    G: Carlisle
    OT: Veldheer, Barnes, Barksdale, Hurd

    DT/NT: Ivey
    DT/DE: Seymour, Kelly, L Houston, D Bryant, Cumbie
    DE/OLB: Shaughnessy, Tollefson, Brodine, H Davis, Ihenacho

    OLB/ILB: Curry, Wheeler, Goethel
    MLB/ILB: McCLain

    CB: Bartell, Spencer, Van Dyke, McCann, Lambert
    FS/CB: Huff, P Lee, Chekwa, Underwood
    S: T Branch, M Mitchell, C Taylor

  • RaiderRockstar

    Also think Travis Ivey and/or Jamie Cumbie could be in trouble if Reggie drafts a fat slob to play nose tackle

    if Chapman is there at #95 you take him and never look back!!

  • J Hill

    With Tollefson in the fold, I think guys like Mason Brodine & Hall Davis are longshots to make the 53 man roster

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    But Brodine was tendered!?!????

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    CJ,

    Well said bro. You should post more often. We need your wisdom around here.

  • CJ Legend 34

    576.guest123 Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am
    @ RRS, I can respect that faith/religion is important to you. I wish I was as religious as my upbringing.

    Iagree with others who have said marriage is not easy. It’s not. Maybe the toughest thing I’ve had to do. It’s a grind most days. A lot of work, a lot of sacrifice. You end up being good at one aspect of your life at the expense of another. You try to balance it, but it gets unbalanced in hurry. Sh!t happens, you adjust on the fly. There’s always some collateral damage when you try to juggle it all. You make everyone else happy, and you are miserable. You make yourself happy and someone is going to be mad. I stopped trying to be that perfect father/husband/friend long ago. Maybe a dose of religions what I need.

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    Actually, marriage comes easier to some than others. For me it takes a lot of time, effort and understanding, but at the end of the day the rules are the same for all of us.

    My marriage became better and my life became better as I continued to search my own heart and deal with the man in the mirror. Most men and women who marry look for the spouse to be more compassionate and holier then they are. It does not work that way. A change of heart comes one step at a time.

    It easier for me to give to my family and make sacrifice because God/Jesus did it and does it for us everyday. Plus, my parents done it for me so I just feel that is the way it works. If you/we looked hard enough I bet our spouses would be saying they make sacrifices as well. I no I am not RR but I just wanted to share my two cent brother.

  • RaidO

    554. Lust keeps you single

  • guest123

    @ CJ Legend 34,

    thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    J Hill Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am
    You know that feeling that makes you do dumb things like getting married in your 20’s.

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    That would be lust, my friend.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    LOL
    It’s hard to admit, but I think you are right.

  • CJ Legend 34

    582.Raider O Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    CJ,

    Well said bro. You should post more often. We need your wisdom around here.

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    I will be praying for you and your family bro it is not easy. However, I do think a complete family showing love to each other like God intended is a wonderful thing! You showing your wife love is going to make your children even more beautiful. I truly beleive that. I love good people brother O!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I stopped trying to be that perfect father/husband/friend long ago. Maybe a dose of religions what I need

    ***

    @G123

    I never quit trying. I do my best and know that I’m not perfect. I know she’s not either. we don’t expect that from eachother. You each give 110% and expect nothing in return. We get in fights and stuff, but we both know at the end of the day no matter what it is we’re gonna make up and be together. We own up to our mistakes and attempt to correct them going forward. like you said, not easy. I don’t rely on her or anybody else for my own happiness. God gives me joy, peace & purpose. As Raider O stated earlier, we humans are flawed and prone to sin & mistakes (call it “human nature”).

  • RaiderRockstar

    But Brodine was tendered!?!????

    ***

    @Jhill

    so were guys like Boller, Gradkowski, Morris, R Brown, Eugene, etc

    doesn’t guarantee them a roster spot imo

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    CJ,

    You can’t offer what you don’t have my brother. Pray for me.

  • guest123

    @588,

    RRS, like I said earlier, sounds like both my wife and I and kids could use a good healthy dose of church more often than we do. With the sole exception of religion, our situation is pretty much spot on the same as yours. The difference is this quote in your post:

    “God gives me joy, peace & purpose”

  • primussuxxx

    Solid signing. Stand up guy and a solid player.

  • DKnight007

    576.guest123 Says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am
    @ RRS, I can respect that faith/religion is important to you. I wish I was as religious as my upbringing.

    Iagree with others who have said marriage is not easy. It’s not. Maybe the toughest thing I’ve had to do. It’s a grind most days. A lot of work, a lot of sacrifice. You end up being good at one aspect of your life at the expense of another. You try to balance it, but it gets unbalanced in hurry. Sh!t happens, you adjust on the fly. There’s always some collateral damage when you try to juggle it all. You make everyone else happy, and you are miserable. You make yourself happy and someone is going to be mad. I stopped trying to be that perfect father/husband/friend long ago. Maybe a dose of religions what I need.

    ^^^^^^^^
    That’s the hardest thing about marriage. Constantly sacrificing to make others happy, while the happiness of oneself deteriorates.

  • RaiderRockstar

    CJ Legend 34 & RaiderRockstar on Steve’s blog are like Aaron Curry & Jarvis Moss on twitter, LOL

    sorry if I offended anybody – but at the same time, I don’t regret it

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    Learning from our mistakes and trying to correct them is a valuable trait. Consider yourself blessed.

  • edward teach

    576. If I’m jumping in where I don’t belong please accept my apology, but I’ll share with you something that I have been blessed go discover ;

    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.

    I’ll shut up now.

  • guest123

    CJ Legend 34 & RaiderRockstar on Steve’s blog are like Aaron Curry & Jarvis Moss on twitter, LOL

    sorry if I offended anybody – but at the same time, I don’t regret it

    *******

    You left out Mike Mitchell.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    DiKnight,
    I guess your not on your knee’s in front of J Lin anymore, right?

  • DKnight007

    Interesting that some of you guys started talking about marriage.

    It’s definitely not easy.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    April 9th, 2012 at 11:01 am
    CJ Legend 34 & RaiderRockstar on Steve’s blog are like Aaron Curry & Jarvis Moss on twitter, LOL
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    LOL
    I’m enjoying it. It’s better than talking about baseball and basketball.