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NFL Network: Kingdon out

The Raiders have fired longtime scout Jon Kingdon, according to the NFL Network.

Kingdon, 58, has been with the Raiders for 33 years and participated in the 2012 draft which brought in six new players.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said upon the hiring of coach Dennis Allen that any changes to the scouting staff would not happen until after the draft.

According to a recent New York Daily News report, Joey Clinkscales, a personnel executive with the New York Jets and a high school and college teammate of McKenzie, was expected to be let go and possibly join the Raiders.

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  • 1960AutumnWind

    R8dercain Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 7:23 am
    I agree leinart played well until he hurt his shoulder.
    Can he lead us to the playoffs if CP got hurt. With a healthy DMAC
    Absolutely

    ***********************
    That is the point! I do not think Pryor could at this point. Remember that Lienhart in college made a living dumping off to full backs and using deception (play action). He was also good at running and thowing bootlegs. Reece would also be a big part of offense if that happened. I hope though that Cp

  • RaiderRockstar

    thanks Mike, appreciate that

  • R8ER MIKE

    RRS.. it made the draft more intresting for me, kinda like a little competion between friends. not much excitement having our first pick at the end of the 3rd round without it !! my hat is off to you brother !!
    ROCK ON !!

  • Marks hair

    RR. Why whould we care how old the backup is? We already have a developmental qb in tp.. We just need a guy who can win if he has to play 3 games.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Bergstrom = Dell influence

  • RaiderRockstar

    Leinart only attempted 13 passes in TWO YEARS with the Texans!

    ***

    I make this point and we’ve still got a handful of people saying Leinart was a great player for Houston, LOL

    why wasn’t he re-signed? prefect system fit, right??

    TJ Yates, rookie 5th rounder from last season was better than him. Now they just signed undrafted QB Case Keenum from the University of Houston as #3 QB

  • 1960AutumnWind

    #199 Not down on Pryor – I think he may someday be better than Cam but he does not have that much experience and needs Preseason snaps maybe two preseasons worth and some wildcat plays during the regular season. This guy is young and raw but has natural abilities that are off the chart.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Why whould we care how old the backup is? We already have a developmental qb in tp.. We just need a guy who can win if he has to play 3 games.

    ***

    @Mark

    good point. signing Volek would be like the Jets having Mark Brunell the past 2 years. more like another QB Coach than a 1st round bust you’re trying to fix

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Why did they not sign Lienhardt

    1. The other backup is younger and showed he can run offense and he is cheaper on a rookie contract.

    2. With starter coming back, why would a cap strapped team have two #2′s. Why not get another developmental QB cheaper.

    It may have little to do with how they feel about ML. Remember ML is a backup not a starter.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Also not saying Lienhart was a great player – he is a backup and I think better than Boller and ready to play that’s it. I am glad we did not draft him years ago.

  • RaiderRockstar

    you guys already have your minds made up about Pryor and it’s sad. must be some other issue than his play. kid was a winner in college.

    racism is still alive in 2012, right Kell?

  • R8ER MIKE

    It may have little to do with how they feel about ML. Remember ML is a backup not a starter.

    ***********
    if the starter goes down, then HE is your starter .

  • R8ER MIKE

    1960AutumnWind Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 7:47 am
    Also not saying Lienhart was a great player – he is a backup and I think better than Boller and ready to play that’s it. I am glad we did not draft him years ago.

    ******
    agree 100%

  • RaiderRockstar

    AW,

    Houston gave out some pretty rich contracts to Arian Foster & Chris Myers this offseason, but they couldn’t afford to pay Leinart the vet minimum ??

    LOL!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Leinart = Peter McNeely

    He’s just here for Pryor to beat someone out and compete.

  • Marks hair

    I just want the best back ups possible. If we miss the playoffs by 1 game. Because the #2 went 0 for 3, im gonna be pizzed.

  • RaiderRockstar

    These days you need 2 good QB’s. Thats why you have guys like Orton & Campbell making millions or Bulger when he signed with Baltimore a few years ago.

    You guys admit you don’t want Leinart starting.. well, what if Palmer gets hurt?

    AW states Houston is cash strapped. so are we!!
    Yates is on a rookie contract, so is Pryor!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    whats the difference between Leinart & Bomar?

    2 years experience in Knapp’s offense?

    Jeff Garcia has 5 years experience with Greg Knapp in SF, plus another 6-8 weeks when he signed with Houston late last season …

    Marks Hair said he doesn’t mind older QB’s. Garcia is 42 and he has 2 more Pro Bowls than Carson Palmer!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Marks hair

    Liono is weak. If tp cant beat him then move him to wr.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Matt Leinart isn’t taking the Raids to the playoffs.

    So Matt Leinart knows Knapps offense. Big deal.

    Matt Leinart stinks. His arm is way too weak to succeed in the NFL. Not talking about marginally weak, talking about pathetically weak.

    Matt Leinart will not win games for the Raiders.

    If CP goes down the Raids are better served finding out what TP can do than wasting a minute of time on Matt Leinart.

    NO TO MATTY LICE.

  • Raider Riff

    Rockstar,

    We are not DOWN on Pryor. He is just very raw. Ohio St did not do anything to develop him. They stunted him. But despite that, Im pro Pryor because he works hard and has talent, what more could I ask for in a player? DHB has turned out pretty good with that sort of combination.

    And Im not UP on Leinart. I just think its far too soon to judge a guy who’s only started 11 games. What did Gannon look like after his first 11 games? See my point. These guys need time.

    And I love the post by Raider99. Way to call out Corky for his behavior. Answer the damn question Cork! Quit beating around the bush. You got something to complain about, then do it. Stop with the vague tweets. #spineless

  • Raider Riff

    If Garcia is still in game shape and wants to play, I would not be against bringing him in at all.

    I believe in having one QB that you develop for the future, and the other needs to be a Vinny Testaverde type vet that can hold the clip board and hand the ball off if he comes in.

    Leinart & Pryor or Garcia & Pryor. Im content with either. But so far, Garcia is the first name Ive heard suggested that made sense.

    I dont care how old Garcia is. We dont need that position filled long term. Just two more seasons and then Pryor will be a serviceable backup and we can start developing our next guy.

  • DEATHROW 55

    So is Matt lieghnheart a raider or still fa ?????

  • raiderlization

    I don’t like Matt! never did or his ballroom dancing! I woud take anyone with his potential over him even if he knows the Offence he is just like Gradkowski and any other Injury-pron/Non-durable QB!Beat out who? I want someone with heart and duribility!Got to be a healthy guy out there!

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