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Coach Allen gets impressive turnout at mini camp

By Steve Corkran
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 5:23 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The media were not permitted access to the Raiders first mini camp last week. First-year coach Dennis Allen declined to divulge the size of the turnout, other than to say he was “pleased.”
A scan of numerous pictures on the Raiders website revealed the following 50 players in attendance for some or all of the three-day affair in Alameda:

SPECIALISTS
Shane Lechler
Sebastian Janikowski
Jon Condo

QUARTERBACKS
Carson Palmer
Terrelle Pryor
Rhett Bomar

RUNNING BACKS
Darren McFadden
Taiwan Jones
Mike Goodson
Lonyae Miller

FULLBACKS
Manase Tonga

WIDE RECEIVERS
Denarius Moore
Darrius Heyward-Bey
Louis Muphy
Eddie McGee
Jacoby Ford

TIGHT ENDS
David Ausberry
Richard Gordon
Brandon Myers

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Mike Brisiel
Alex Parsons
Cooper Carlisle
Jared Veldheer
Khalif Barnes
Stefen Wisniewski
Zach Hurd

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Richard Seymour
Dave Tollefson
Lamarr Houston
Desmond Bryant
Jamie Cumbie
Mason Brodine
Travis Ivey
Hall Davis

LINEBACKERS
Rolando McClain
Travis Goethel
Aaron Curry
Philip Wheeler
Carl Ihenacho

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Michael Huff
DeMarcus Van Dyke
Mike Mitchell
Matt Giordano
Ron Bartell
Curtis Taylor
Shawntae Spencer
Pat Lee
Brandon Underwood
Chimdi Chekwa
Bryan McCann

As you can see, that’s quite a turnout for a “voluntary” mini camp. Notable exceptions include defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, strong safety Tyvon Branch and fullback Marcel Reece. None of the three players showed up in any of the pictures scanned.
Reece’s absence isn’t a surprise, given he hasn’t signed the one-year tender as a restricted free agent. Same goes for Branch, the recipient of the franchise tag, which he has not signed. Not sure if Kelly was there, and he just didn’t make it into any of the pictures.
The big surprise was the presence of defensive lineman Desmond Bryant. He, too, has yet to sign his one-year tender. However, he signed a waiver and opted to participate.
That’s the kind of dedication Allen no doubt is looking for.
“I thought we had a great turnout. We had two weeks of an offseason conditioning program and today was the first day of the voluntary minicamp,” Allen said in a conference call last Tuesday. “Overall I’ve been very pleased with the turnout. Guys are working very hard to try to get better.”

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    If you don’t want people to call your work, then you shouldn’t post your personal Info on a blog.
    Ban the ignorant bastard and keep Beeecham.

  • Bad News Dude

    Raider O Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    If you don’t want people to call your work, then you shouldn’t post your personal Info on a blog.
    Ban the ignorant bastard and keep Beeecham.

    ……………………………………….

    Buddabing!

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry
  • DJ Johnny

    203.Cranberry Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    Cool. Check this one out.

    http://www.raiders.com/history/al-davis.html

    Good stuff.

  • Bad News Dude

    I’m accepting petition signatures. All those in favor of banning the race-baiting old fool, aka KoolKell, say/write ‘Aye’.

    I will compile a list of e-signatures and present them to Cork, ala MR and KK.

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry

    Raider O Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    If you don’t want people to call your work, then you shouldn’t post your personal Info on a blog.
    Ban the ignorant bastard and keep Beeecham.
    **************************************************

    http://www.bantheignorantbastardandkeepbeeecham.org/vote%%signin

  • Bad News Dude

    All those not in favor, please visit the following website:

    youareanidiot.org

  • DJ Johnny

    202.Bad News Dude Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    Raider O Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    If you don’t want people to call your work, then you shouldn’t post your personal Info on a blog.
    Ban the ignorant bastard and keep Beeecham.

    ……………………………………….

    Buddabing!

    I’ve got to have 2Kewl4Skewl’s back.

    They speak to me in ways no other musical group has before.

    They are a gift…freely given by nothing short of pure benevolence.

    Rock on.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Bad News Dude Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I’m accepting petition signatures. All those in favor of banning the race-baiting old fool, aka KoolKell, say/write ‘Aye’.

    I will compile a list of e-signatures and present them to Cork, ala MR and KK.

    —————-

    That would be awesome if Krappy’s cowardly tattletaling blew up in his face and HE got himself banned

    Yo, power to the people, straight up

    The Beeech Diggity is inspired to drop a huge duece and also bust out these mad dope lyrics

    Wiggity wiggity whuuuuut?
    Yo Krappy is straight outta luck
    Ban the old fool then drop a sweet log
    What’ll he do without his precious blog?

  • Bad News Dude

    LMAO Beeecham!

    I think those lyrics will do just nicely as the official “ban the ignorant bastard” petition rhyme.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    If you don’t want people to call your work, then you shouldn’t post your personal Info on a blog.
    Ban the ignorant bastard and keep Beeecham.
    ————————————-
    I should have known there were creep stalkers, out there, right?

    Pardon me all to hell

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I just can’t figure out why you are so obsessed with me. Get a Life, please.

  • Bad News Dude

    Bad News Dude is accepting petition signatures. All those in favor of banning the race-baiting old fool, aka KoolKell, say/write ‘Aye’.

    All those opposed, please help yourself by visiting the following link:

    http://youareanidiot.org

    Wiggity wiggity whuuuuut?
    Yo Krappy is straight outta luck
    Ban the old fool then drop a sweet log
    What’ll he do without his precious blog?

    © Master Beeecham

  • Bad News Dude

    KoolKell Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Get a Life, please.

    KoolKell Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    The next morning they found your mother dead

    With her drawers wrapped around her Nasty assed head

    And the crabs were madder than a mfkr

    To see the rats eat them out of their Godamned supper.

    KoolKell Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    When your momma farted

    That’s when the fking started

    Them dogs made that psy do the popcorn, monkey and the twine

    Left that beyotch nine strokes behind.

    ……………………..

    What a disgrace. :oops:

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    With 3 recording project, 15-20 girlfriends and a hugely successful party boat do you think I have time to crank call overweight, racist nerds?
    —————————————
    If you did Dumb Beeech, you wouldn’t have all the time for me, you’ve devoted.

    That’s obvious to everybody, that’s why nobody responds to your stupid posts.

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry
  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Now carry on talking to yourself all night, geez.

  • Bad News Dude

    Bad News Dude is accepting petition e-signatures. All those in favor of banning the ignorant bastard, aka KoolKell, say/write ‘Aye, ban the ignorant bastard’.

    All those opposed, please help yourself by visiting the following link:

    http://youareanidiot.org

    Wiggity wiggity whuuuuut?
    Yo Krappy is straight outta luck
    Ban the old fool then drop a sweet log
    What’ll he do without his precious blog?

    ® Master Beeecham

    Collected e-Signatures thus far:

    Bad News Dude
    Master Beeecham
    Raider O

  • DJ Johnny

    I’m not usually for anybody getting banned… but when someone comes after me for no reason and is a jerk to me for no reason…especially after I try and stick up for him?

    Mark me down for Beeecham.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    If you don’t want people to call your work, then you shouldn’t post your personal Info on a blog.
    Ban the ignorant bastard and keep Beeecham.
    ————————————-
    I should have known there were creep stalkers, out there, right?

    Pardon me all to hell
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You have been posting here for a long time, and you know the kind of people we have here, but you still decided to post your personal information. The odd thing is that you are bothered when people talk about your wife (you poster her picture), and complain when people call your work (you posted your work info).

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Posted*…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    What do I know? I’m a monkey that likes to get high!

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry
  • The Beeech Dawg

    Krappy, the only issue here is that you’re a lame little tattletale.

    What a sad thing for a 60+ year old man to do. Especially on a football blog.

    Isn’t there a term for that in the Navy? Oh yeah. A loser.

  • hendu

    Raider O, some drama in here tonight? Came in lookin for draft talk, get KK bs again.Im not sure why He is a snitch, I work with people like that,sad.I miss PTJ in here, as well as B, where the frig are they? This blog is more fun with them, IMO

  • DJ Johnny

    Even if I came out and said “Kell, you’re the greatest guy in the world and I agree with everything you say. Thanks for being you”.

    He’d respond with some smart aleky comment as a thank you.

    Screw that.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Hendu!!
    Some people love/crave the attention here (MR).
    Do you have a mock draft?
    RAIDERS!!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    DJ, the dudes in 2K4S have been over all night working on dance moves and perfecting the art of gelling our pubes

    Oh yeah and working on some fresh new lyrics, this hot jam would be sung by Kenny, the “Lonely Sobbing Virgin” character

    On stage he’ll probably be in a prom tux and slip on a banana peel during the last chorus, classic move

    Teacher, Teacher, I cry during this song,
    It’s hurts so bad, I just want my mom,
    Today was tough and I need some ice cream
    Popped my first boner in my new blue jeans

  • Hardline

    KK claimed he snitched to Corky about AL D. Davis regarding race-baiting, inflammatory statements, total disrespect for AD, Hue, certain Raiders players and staff, hate filled speech and invectives, etc.

    For some reason I feel he didn’t snitch to Corky but was attempting to pick a fight with me; frankly speaking I just leave the guy alone since he seems like an uninteresting character and I am not here to fight; fighting with other posters in a football blog -I have better things to do than that.

    I am surprised Master Beeecham’s s/n was banned; maybe it came due to solicitation of hookers’ phone numbers. That is what I think did it; Beecham caused no trouble here at all.

    If KK did squeal on Beeecham and me, that’s a sad statement on his part. Plus the trashy lyrics he posted are fodder for banishment, in my book.

  • hendu

    Raider O,Yup, I just opened the back door, got a draft goin. OOO,I will be ready Fri evening for 95, to be honest, not into it as much until the Boys are on the board,if Al was pullin the trigger, anything could happen. Hey, maybe Reggie will shock us and move up, Whatever. Later OOOO

  • hendu

    RAIDER O, I forgot, RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry
  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Just for perspective; I was the FIRST to extoll the virtues of one Chris Greenwood, CB from Albion. As a small school player I first had him going as a sixth round pick, then changed it to a fifth round pick.

    Since the Cowgirls & Fish are hot on his trail I now believe he will go in the fourth round. Hopefully lat as this will be the Raiders only chance to anoint me as prophetic.

  • Raider Riff

    What about Shaunessy?

    Barksdale?

    Thanks for not doing your job Cork.

  • RaiderWeaponX http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_nation_station

    RNS has is the most popular absolutely free and free of advertising Raider site on Google.

    Just because you don’t have a clue Black beard doesn;t mean that 600K other fans don’t.

    They have a following that includes fans from Brazil, Spain, Belize, Great BRittan Canada and Belgium. They regularlly talk to players and insiders and constatly beat major publications just like the one your reading.

    Try not to be a jealous hating little bish. Its really unbecoming.

    GO RAIDERS

  • alzadoX

    No Matt Shaughnessy at camp? No Sho’Nasty? What’s up?

    No Joe Barksdale?

    Kelly was there for conditioning on April 2

    DB Terrail Lambert and RB/FB Rashawn Jackson not there?

  • sons_of_davis

    Shaughnessy was at camp. He did an interview with Jeanette Thompson on Raiders.com and talk about the mini camp.

    For those of you knocking Kelly. Kelly was rated the 12 best DT in the league last year right behind Seymour at number 10 just missing the pro bowl. Maybe that doesn’t justify his 8 million dollar a year contract, but it wouldn’t be easy replacing him either.

    A team can’t keep taking cap hits like the Raiders did releasing Routt and Wimbley. Raiders are on the hook to pay these two over the next couple of years that counts against the cap. Same rule would apply to Kelly if he was released. Think about the overall picture before engaging mouth.

  • The Oracle

    KoolKell Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I just can’t figure out why you are so obsessed with me. Get a Life, please.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    KK, it is so simple that you should be able to figure it out.
    1. Noone likes to have a rat in their company(within the blog).
    2. Noone likes a snitch-rat that is GUILTY just the same.
    YOU broke protocol by snitching and acting like you were innocent in all this…and can’t be trusted anymore. Get it?
    a. The point of the blog is so that different opinions can be posted,
    b. argued over, and
    c. truth can come out the other side.
    YOU are killing the blog at A. If you wanna be tolerated, then tolerate.

    You know, noone ever snitched on you despite your posts that are unappealing to some…

  • The Oracle

    I roll with the Master because he lightens the mood as opposed to the guy that baits several forma of negativity…

  • The Oracle

    Barksdale is at camp. A picture was posted day 3 complete with # and subscript.

  • The Oracle

    1. a wife that calls the cops for battery when she slaps/beats you all the time.
    2. a brother that borrows money, never pays back, the tells the extended family that you are a tightwad and greedy
    3. a boss that complains your results are dissatisfactory when the results are outcomes of his business strategy
    4. a cop that pulls you over without probable cause
    5. a blogger that cries to moderators about another blogger that he feels is out of line when the complainer is guilty just the same…

    Can you pick out the one above that doesn’t belong? No, you can’t, they are all equally unfair and appalling.

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