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Players here on tryout basis

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 12:38 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Half of the 60 players in attendance at the rookie mini camp are here on a tryout basis. Here is the complete list of those 30 hopefuls:

QB Drew Hubel (Portland State), K Austin Signor (Eastern Illinois), CB Jaquan Bryant (Marist), QB Matt Faulkner (San Jose State), RB Brandon Rutley (San Jose State), CB LeQuan Lewis (Arizona State), S Darius Prelow (Louisiana-Monroe), TE Michael Byrd (Winston Salem), S Chris Banjo (Southern Methodist), RB DD Kyles (Middle Tennessee), CB Corey Gatewood (Stanford), DE Darius Nall (Central Florida), LB-DE Larry Hart (Central Arkansas), S Devon Lewis-Buchanon (Louisiana-Lafayette), FB Tre’Shawn Robinson (Idaho), S Kevin Kroboth (Temple), TE Joey Haynos (Maryland), T Kevin Haslam (Rutgers), LB Cort Dennison (Washington), G Andrew Lanier (Virginia Tech), DT Ralph Guidry (Kansas State), C Davon Allen (Rice), WR Travionte Session (Nevada-Reno), WR Mordecai Smith (North Carolina State), DE Wayne Dorsey (Mississippi), LS Brian Heath (Sacramento State), T Richard Muldrow (Richmond), DE Marquis Frazier (Southern Methodist), TE Kyle Efaw (Boise State), K/P Eddy Carmona (Harding).

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  • realtruraider

    Jerry McDonald‏@Jerrymcd

    On the plus side, Raiders’ press has been freed from the `penalty box.’ Larger area in which to roam.

  • realtruraider

    Jerry McDonald‏@Jerrymcd

    With his long-sleeved white shirt, angular, slender build and visor, Dennis Allen from a distance looks like . . . Lane Kiffin.
    —————————————————

    No he didn’t

  • Just Fire Baby

    Not sure about any of these dudes, but hopefully the FB has some game to him.

  • priesttj

    If Al Davis was running the show the complaints would be loud and accusatory. Paranoia and dysfunction would be the operative words. It took these guys 10x as long to announce the UNDFA yet no one complained. No access to minicamp hardly a wimper. If Mr Davis did the same thing there would be an uproar……….I’m not complaining about the way they’re operating but I’m shocked no one else is whinning.

    But as I said I have no problem with it I just think it’s as biased as I would’ve imagined.

  • priesttj

    Hopefully training camp will be different.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Didn’t we announce the guys we signed as UNDFA, the day after the draft?

  • priesttj

    yeah right! all it was speculation the org. never confirmed anything.

  • Just Fire Baby

    We have been talking about Marquette King for weeks, and he was signed as of May 10th, according to the Raider website.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Hows Lane doing on that Tosh show he’s got?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Well Corkran had a thread on April 28th, and everyone of those guys that were “speculated” to be signed, were.

    So someone from the org spoon fed him so info, and gave him the green light to report it.

  • realtruraider

    They didn’t confirm any UDFA until Thursday.

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing Priest, but we will see how things go in training camp.

  • priesttj

    We signed 13 UDFA’s the website confirmed a couple of days ago. There was speculation of several players most eventually did sign but what took soo long?

    All I’m saying is in the past if teh website didn’t confirm everything in a couple of days people complained of dysfunction and they know who they are.

    I’m just highlighting the point that some people looked for every inkling of a reason to complian when Mr Davis was running it now the media is shut out of a rookie minicamp. There would be widespread whinning………….period

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    let’s get her done. I hope we have a lot to look forward to.

  • priesttj

    Thanks TruRaider everyone else wants to play dumb.

  • realtruraider

    I know alot of the UDFA tweeted about getting signed right after the draft, like King and some others

  • Just Fire Baby

    True, they didn’t confirm until Thursday.

    However, the names have been out there for awhile.

    Last year with the lockout, there were no UDFA to sign after the draft.

    2010, it was the same thing. Jerry had a thread of “reported” signings, with a line at the bottom that the Raiders denied any of the signings, lol, and gave no info until the days before rookie mini-camp.

    I hear what your saying, but I don’t remember much complaining about the timeliness of confirming undrafted signings in years past.

    I certainly wasn’t.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Priesttj

    Why are you whinning about nobody whinning. Just enjoy the moment.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Jason Tarver has already been interviewed.

    I guarantee Tarver goes on the record more by the first week of the season, than Chuck B and John Marshall did the last 3 years combined (which is about 5 times).

  • Raidernationdave

    Scintillating!

  • priesttj

    just making an observation…….thought it interesting.

  • priesttj

    I can see I hit a nerve………….adios!

  • DJ Johnny

    I see Priests point. In addition to posts here i’ve seen media articles about the closed sessions and how it speaks to the ‘creepy, secretive world of Al Davis’.

    Adnan Puri
    Alta Vista Sports:

    “There seems to be (3) camps as to Al Davis:

    1)-Al is a true legend. He wasn’t perfect but he always had the best interests of the org. at heart. In fact, he was on his way back. Draft genius til the day he died. Wasn’t his fault players didn’t perform.

    2)-Al “stole” the Raiders from Wayne Valley. He was a miscreant from the start….pure evil. Any success Raiders had was due to the luck of having Ron Wolf and other advisors there to bail him out. A cruel, selfish dictatator, who in the end was a victim of dementia, as well as his ego in letting a once proud organization slip into non-relevance and mockery.

    3)-Al was a great football mind. A true legend of the league who played an integral part in the NFL as it is today. 3 SB’s in 7 yr. span preceeded by numerous playoff appearances and division titles gave the Raiders the best winning percentage in sports history. Al’s main fault was stubbornly hanging on to total control of the org. when it was obvious the need was there to have others play more integral roles for the betterment of the org. In short, Al was/is a legend who kind of lost it in his final years.

    Seems that everyone falls primarily into one of the above categories.”

  • RaiderSam

    DJ Johnny Says:
    May 12th, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    I see Priests point. In addition to posts here i’ve seen media articles about the closed sessions and how it speaks to the ‘creepy, secretive world of Al Davis’.

    Adnan Puri
    Alta Vista Sports:

    “There seems to be (3) camps as to Al Davis:

    1)-Al is a true legend. He wasn’t perfect but he always had the best interests of the org. at heart. In fact, he was on his way back. Draft genius til the day he died. Wasn’t his fault players didn’t perform.

    2)-Al “stole” the Raiders from Wayne Valley. He was a miscreant from the start….pure evil. Any success Raiders had was due to the luck of having Ron Wolf and other advisors there to bail him out. A cruel, selfish dictatator, who in the end was a victim of dementia, as well as his ego in letting a once proud organization slip into non-relevance and mockery.

    3)-Al was a great football mind. A true legend of the league who played an integral part in the NFL as it is today. 3 SB’s in 7 yr. span preceeded by numerous playoff appearances and division titles gave the Raiders the best winning percentage in sports history. Al’s main fault was stubbornly hanging on to total control of the org. when it was obvious the need was there to have others play more integral roles for the betterment of the org. In short, Al was/is a legend who kind of lost it in his final years.

    Seems that everyone falls primarily into one of the above categories.”

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

    4) the sooner Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie get to the playoffs and advance th e sooner we can move on from the above.

    time to turn the page – the worst stretch of football in years was on exhibition from 2003-2007 and quite frankly beyond that stretch as well. The Niners nearly advanced to the SB and shamed every Raider fan with a gutsy performance and upset over the powerhouse N.Orleans Saints. And they did so with a punishing defense.

    Enough about Al Davis. New legends MUST emerge.

  • DJ Johnny

    Sam,

    I like the MUST part.

    So be it.

    I fall into the # 3 category for the most part on Al.

  • DJ Johnny

    It’s a nice thought to want to move on into the future and not talk about Al Davis anymore but it’s inevitable that he will continue to be blamed (by many) for years if the Raiders fail and there will also be those who attribute alot of the success for the “groundwork” laid by Al prior to his passing.

    It’s just the way it is.

  • imaquaman

    why would an undrafted rookie kicker or punter be here ?either they have no idea who our kickers are ,or its just something to do this weekend.of all the places to get a foot in the door this would be the last place i would go .seems like a waste of time for them

  • imaquaman

    post 23 im 48 years old and i was a raider fan as long as i can remember as a kid he (Al Davis) had a big influence on me .he kinda guided me in life through his motto’s and character (just win )(commitment to excellence )(pride and poise )it was us against the world.they became more than just a saying it was a way of life .if you were a raider you were a friend no matter what color you were or where you grew up .some of us were born silver n black and some discovered it later one thing we all had in common we were always raider fans win or lose didnt matter but we never jumped the bandwagon .so as far as your 1.2.3.there is a number 4 WIN LOSE OR TIE SOME OF US ARE RAIDER FANS TILL WE DIE .true the last few years were tough but it didnt change a true fan

  • Raidernationdave

    imaquaman Says:
    May 12th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    “there is a number 4 WIN LOSE OR TIE SOME OF US ARE RAIDER FANS TILL WE DIE .”

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

    No “Fair Weather” fans in the Real Raider Nation!

  • alzadoX

    K/P Eddy Carmona (Harding) being tried out should be a sure sign to the anti-Lechler conspiracy theorists that Lechler is sure to fall down the elevator shaft at team HQ soon so the Raiders won’t have to pay his contract

    and this Carmona could also be the kicker and easily do SeaBass one better and kick a 64 yarder. So he can really save a lot of money

    to hell with Marquette what’s his name, Carmona is the man for the Raiders for the next decade

    BOOK IT… even though it’s May, it’s never too early to book anything regarding the opening day roster for this year…or the next decade