Raiders pass in supplemental draft


The Raiders selected quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 supplemental draft. On Thursday, the Raiders passed on the opportunity to select Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon, even though they attended his pre-draft workout.
Gordon was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the supplemental draft, and he was the only player taken.
The Raiders held the 14th pick of the first round and had only one shot at Gordon, as it turned out. The Browns used the No. 2 pick of the second round to nab Gordon.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has said that he is fond of his draft picks. He, obviously, didn’t feel as if a first-rounder for Gordon was a value pick.
Pryor cost the Raiders their 2012 third-rounder. The Browns now are without their second-round pick for the 2013 NFL draft.
The Raiders apparently are content going into the season with Denarius Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford, Juron Criner and whoever else emerges from a unit chock full of intriguing prospects.


Steve Corkran

  • fingers


  • Raiders for life

    Wow…I wasn’t expecting a deal to get done.

  • Mr Green
  • fingers

    Palmer opened up cap room….I got on twitter … 4 yr deal… Good for us….. Raidersssss

  • The deal is worth $26.6 million, $17.1 of which is guaranteed, NFL.com’s Steve Wyche reported.

    Congratulations to Tyvon Branch.

  • Mr Green


    Where was Bishop when we REALLY needed him? Better late than never. Bishop, Napolean, I like it!


  • Nnamdi21

    Raider Nation-Station

    Congrats to S Tyvon Branch for signing a new 4 yr deal with the Oakland Raiders. We love you Ty!

    RNS FB half an hour ago…

  • Nnamdi21

    656. Gr8 job Marley!~ Have a good morning man!

  • da trinity

    This site sucks, cork and jerry are lame. The only thing that makes this site are the bloggers. Their probably going to take all day before they update the status of branch contract signing. SMH.

  • Good deal both for Branch and the Raiders.

    Branch gets good money and will be a Free Agent again at age 29 with a chance to get another decent deal to finish out his career and the Raiders lock up a pretty good player entering his prime.

  • da trinity

    @ 658
    Those guys are on it. They take there stuff serious.

  • xraided

    17 mill guaranteed is NOTHING folks!

    what a great deal for a future great player.
    we’ve talked about it, he has a very slim chance in failing in this new system. he’s had to do so many things and be in the wrong positions over the years, all because of TERRIBLE play calling … now he’s in a traditional SS position on a multi-look defense… it’s going to be exciting folks.

  • xraided

    plus, here comes Benson! can’t complain about that, as long as he stays away from the DUI’s…

    Monday you will read ‘Benson visits the Raiders’

    we all know what happens to guys take a plane and visits Raider HQ’s, right? dotted lines and ink, baby!

  • xraided

    Tyvon won’t be a guy that gets paid and stops trying either… this will motivate him more to get a bigger sized contract in a few years, much like Griffin’s.

    another great Al Davis pick.
    Thanks Al.

  • BewareofRaiders

    Think Benson is next?

  • xraided

    i know he is.

    watch, ‘Benson visits OAK for a work out’

    i do believe NFLN now that i see they pay more for inside info … seeing as La Canfora was reporting ‘Branch and OAK’s deal is the closest of all of them’ … the fact they reported many times over about ‘Benson wanting to play for the Raiders’ and ‘the only thing is slowing the deal down in money’ from everyone tells me a deal is imminent.

    IF ANYONE CARES: Rice is about to sign as well.
    (yea you don’t want to piss your only offensive weapon off!)

  • Yeah, the Raiders traded up for the 1st pick in the 4th round to get Branch, great pick now validated by Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen.

  • xraided

    as many other Al picks will be coming up in the next couple of years. why do you think he doesn’t want this team to get penalized anymore and go over the cap every year? so he can afford DMC and SHO-nasty when they’re FA”s after this year. both of them will prove to be the best players on the team for their side of the ball… and Reggie knows this.

  • xraided

    *coming up for new contracts

  • Bob Marley Says:
    July 14th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Yeah, the Raiders traded up for the 1st pick in the 4th round to get Branch, great pick now validated by Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen.
    So happy Mr Davis has been vindicated. 😉