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Report: Raiders sign young cornerback

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 1:13 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders claimed cornerback Coye Francies off waivers, less than a day after he was waived by the Seattle Seahawks. Francies is listed as being a member of the Raiders on NFL.com, though the Raiders have yet to announce the transaction.
Francies, 25, appeared in eight games for the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and 2010. He finished the 2011 season on the Seahawks practice squad. The Seahawks waived Francies as part of their getting down to the league-mandated 75 players Monday.
Francies, 6-foot and 185 pounds, played at San Jose State. He is expected to compete for a backup spot and playing time on special teams.
He doesn’t have long to make a favorable impression. The Raiders are off Wednesday and play the Seahawks in their exhibition finale Thursday night.
Final roster cuts are Friday.

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  • bcz24

    445.DJ Johnny Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    With Leinart’s injury being to his non throwing hand, shouldn’t he be able to play anyway?

    Is it just an issue with getting the snap cleanly?; or holding on to the ball if gets hit?

    It was described as a “lacerated” finger, which is a step up from a “cut” finger.

    You think of all these injuries to Leinart and I think of Brett Favre and how he basically started every damn game for 16 yrs.
    *************
    They said after it happened that Leinart COULD play if needed. They chose to use the time to get Pryor some extra reps.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    With Leinart’s injury being to his non throwing hand, shouldn’t he be able to play anyway?
    ==================================

    yup.

  • lefty12

    Allen said of Wiz getting the starting C pos back-nothings promised.
    The WRs could be a problem as they haven’t had many practice reps.
    It isn’t a sure thing Curry would have kept his job to begin with and when we play nickel def. the rookie comes off the field.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Peymour why are you so bent out of shape today did your mum hide your lunchable?

    Was it the bologna or turkey & cheese ?
    ===========================================

    Sorry, but I don’t know what a lunchable is. But I can tell from your post it must be like Prime Rib to you. Beats the rancid stuff you find in your dumpster I guess. Can’t you get a meal at the St. Vincent DePaul or something?

  • Super Charged

    With that horrendous Oline, how many sacks is Rivers going to take? Maybe 4, or 5?

    ————————–
    Since we will be up 21-0 off 3 Palmer INT returns for TDs , it really won’t matter how many sacks … lol

  • DennisAllensVisor

    MistaBrown Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Waived = Released

    —-

    If you are not a vested veteran, you are waived, and thereby subject to be claimed within the first 24 hours. Veterans are released, and immediately free to negotiate with any team.

    He was waived. :)

  • TxRaider210

    I’m outro gents

  • Intrepid

    DJ Johnny. Lacerated, cut- same thing. Yes, he could play.

  • DJ Johnny

    Why are Raiders “settling” on Myers when it’s clear to almost everybody he is average/below average at a position that the OC has said is absloutely VITAL to the success of his offense?

    Especially when Reg is still sitting on 7 mill.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Why are Raiders “settling” on Myers when it’s clear to almost everybody he is average/below average at a position that the OC has said is absloutely VITAL to the success of his offense?

    Especially when Reg is still sitting on 7 mill.

    —-

    Where is there an upgrade?

  • Intrepid

    DJ Johnny Says: Especially when Reg is still sitting on 7 mill.///////////Next round of cuts should be of higher quality players, by and large.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Dennis the Menace,
    The Seahawks departed ways with Francies not the Clev Browns and the Oak Raiders picked him up.

    Now go play with yourself you moron.

  • lefty12

    I believe we did offer Miller a contract.However it makes little difference.He was a restricted FA and we choose not to meet what Seattle offered.We don’t disagree on Boss.He had a contract,we didn’t like it so instead of trying to renegotiate it we cut him.The fact is both Miller and Boss were allowed to leave and Myers is still here.He is a better all around TE than either of them NOW.What is your argument?I’ve stated it would be nice to upgrade.

  • DJ Johnny

    458.Intrepid Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    DJ Johnny. Lacerated, cut- same thing. Yes, he could play.

    “Lacerated” just sounds so much more serious. Like his finger is hanging on by frail blood vessel or something.

    Ok. What’s the issue then?

    I’d like to see him out there against Seattle tom. night.

    Guys talking about Leinart being pretty good this preseason but we really haven’t seen much of him at all.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    MistaBrown Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Dennis the Menace,
    The Seahawks departed ways with Francies not the Clev Browns and the Oak Raiders picked him up.

    Now go play with yourself you moron.

    —-

    Who said the Browns did?

    I merely stated that he has indeed played for the Browns.

    And he was WAIVED by the Seahawks, then CLAIMED ON WAIVERS by the Raiders.

    Sorry you feel the need to make up for something by name calling.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Dennis the Menace,
    The Seahawks departed ways with Francies not the Clev Browns and the Oak Raiders picked him up.

    Now go play with yourself you moron.
    =========================================

    Jamista I can see you are making new friends in here! Good for you. Maybe I can find some lunchables to send you! I am sure dem der’s good eeetin’s!

  • Intrepid

    DJ Johnny Says:
    Ok. What’s the issue then?
    I’d like to see him out there against Seattle tom. night.///////////Did I miss something? Is he supposed to sit out? Thats what I get for trying to get some work done.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Why are Raiders “settling” on Myers when it’s clear to almost everybody he is average/below average at a position that the OC has said is absloutely VITAL to the success of his offense?

    Especially when Reg is still sitting on 7 mill.
    =======================================

    They knew they could not upgrade every necessary position this lst year. Clearly this is a “building” process. I think the org wanted to take a look at Myers, Ausberry and Gordon before they did anything. The surprise really has been Gordon. He has shown better hands than any of us thought.

  • morilla

    “Lacerated” just sounds so much more serious. Like his finger is hanging on by frail blood vessel or something.

    Ok. What’s the issue then?

    I’d like to see him out there against Seattle tom. night.

    Guys talking about Leinart being pretty good this preseason but we really haven’t seen much of him at all.
    ————

    I could be wrong, but it was a pretty deep gash. I’m not sure if it needed stitches or not. Either way having to take snaps with that hand could be tricky if it wasn’t healed enough.

  • RaiderRob

    bcz24 Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    No it wasn’t, idiot.
    It was his decision making process. His throwing into double coverage.
    Again, why have all the teams let him go?
    Because he bombed, idiot.
    ****************
    All the teams? He was released from Arizona for his work ethic and character at the time. He wasn’t released from Houston at all, his contract expired, and he followed Knapp here, as Houston is set with Schaub and very happy with Yates who won a playoff game for them. Before you start calling people idiots at least site facts. Leinart didn’t ‘bomb’ in Houston. He was injured, you do realize that happens in a contact sport right.
    =================
    Also recall him getting bichslapped by us, and his ugly horrible play got him benched.
    Guess you forgot that.
    And his contract expired, and wasn’t resigned.
    To you that’s a plus?
    No, means they didn’t want him back.
    Easy math

  • rob_raider

    i think it’s clear parrish and francies were picked up to return kicks. with ford and moore out, no one has stepped up. i’m surprised they don’t go with mccann b/c he has had success there but maybe they don’t plan on keeping him after all.

    parrish has been a good punt returner and both he and DA have stated bluntly that punt returning is why he’s here.

    francies returned 3 kicks for 66 yards for seattle so i guess that is enough for him to get a serious look there tomorrow. not sure why he would be better than mccann though.

  • RaiderRob

    RaydaSwagger Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Oakglenn? You are a glutton for punishment, aren’t you, Seymour?
    Things never change, lol.
    ——————
    Seymour is Oakglenn?
    hahahaha

    No wonder you are easy pickins, Seymour.

    So, you’re a crossposter?
    And you stupidly claim that I’m first a KC fan, then a bronco fan?
    Because you do it, everyone does?
    Don’t think so, idiot.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The return game for us has been atrocious. We need some spark. Ford has been awful back there.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Bronco Billy did your mom soothe your frazzled nerves? Now you want another beating from me?

  • RaiderRob

    Come on Oakglenn.
    Explain your baffling brain fart below.
    Either cop to the fact you are an idiot, or you easily confuse yourself.
    =====================
    RaiderRob Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    WHICH IS IT, YOU IDIOT?
    First you say KC is my team.
    Next post the Bronco’s are my team??
    Again, IDIOT, which is it?
    You’re kind of clueless, aren’t you?
    And obviously easy to jack up.
    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    You’re talking about Matt Cassell from your team the KC Cheats right “Raider”Rob?
    ———-
    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Actually you are the contradiction. Putting “Raider” in your Broncoesque posts.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    well now the raiders find themselves in quite a quandary with two of the most polarizing figures in uniform and both playing the same position at that. buckle your seat belts kids this could be a wild ride to rebuild ville.

    carson palmer is either loved or despised by most in the fan base. seen as a franchise elite qb by those that look at some of his past achievements ( 2006 in particular was an elite level year), or a washed up mistake prone qb stumbling toward an ugly end for those that look at his current production and project forward.

    Whats important to keep in mind is that palmer is a hold over from the last regime, and in know way is guaranteed to stick through the rebuild. Just like new owners want their own gm, the new gm wants his own coach, and the coach wants his own qb. we have seen this play out before here in Oakland. palmers recent struggles are not lost on the front office and coaches even if they say all of the right things to dismiss them in public. palmer will get the benefit of he doubt being a pro of 10 years, but he must perform well or may not make it to the end of the year as the starter. he will need to prove to the new brain trust that he is the answer moving forward. so far he is doing the opposite.

    terrel pryor is also a guy that elicits a strong response simply with the mention of his name. he is either a tebow clone that will never make it as an nfl qb, and a tight end waiting to happen, or a unique once in a life time talent with limitless upside. pryor also wasnt a part of the new regimes draft or signings. he too must prove that he belongs.

    How will this play out? Id say look to last years broncos for clues. new coach comes in with orton who was a hold over. orton played ok but the team lost its first 4-5 games. the crowd wanted to see what tebow could do the coaches did as well and the rest was history.

    elway fox orton tebow, are akin to big mck da palmer and pryor in this scenario. If palmer does not play well enough to lead the team to wins early in th season he may get the same treatment orton suffered, in favor of the raw rookie qb with the difficult to gauge ceiling.

    After all D.A was there when the tebow show caught fire and im sure after seeing tebow up close and personal he is best suited to make any comparisons between pryor and the a fore mentioned.

    There are how ever two things that pryor has that give him an edge. Pryor is a better passer than tebow at this stage of his career, stronger arm, better mechanics ( not saying much here), more accurate. pryor is far better athlete, tebow is more of a power runner, pryor has that but also speed to burn. the biggest thisng hge has going for him however is the raiders are the fastest team in football. the wr’s and rbs are speed demons and coupled with pryor will give him much more to work with than tebow ever had in dungver.

    This could get really interesting really fast, because if palmer flops the calls for pryor will begin, and D.A and big mck may just listen.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Are you wearing one of those “cool” orange bronco barrels right now while you post Bronco billy?

  • RaiderRob

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Too easy.
    Ya, idiot. He bombed. When you go from starting 11 games in your first season, to 8 starts in 4 years?
    To you that’s good?
    IDIOT.
    td/int sucks.
    qb rating is less than mediocre.
    passing % less than mediocre.
    again, you are basically an idiot.
    Obviously
    ==================================

    You Mean TOO STUPID. Leinerts lst year in the league he was statistically as good or even slightly better than Manning. He suffered an injury and the Cardinals started Warner. He also suffered an injury last year. Sucks to be you Bronco Billy.
    ==============
    Again, am I a KC fan? Or a bronco fan? you idiot. You can’t even remember what you post.

    And doofus? You call yourself a Raider fan? WAS THE PRESEASON WEEK 3 GAME, AGAINST THE RAIDERS, THAT AZ BENCHED MATT FOR WARNER, YOU IDIOT.

    Too easy, Oakglenn.
    Everyone says how easy it is making you their bich.
    Obviously they are right.
    In less than an hour, I made you mine.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    well now the raiders find themselves in quite a quandary with two of the most polarizing figures in uniform and both playing the same position at that. buckle your seat belts kids this could be a wild ride to rebuild ville.
    ================================================

    Actually, we don’t. See, that was the problem with Pryor having a decent few plays against scrubs. Certain fans are going to call for benching Palmer and putting in Pryor. That would be asinine on a ton of levels. There is NO WAY Pryor is ready for prime time. Sorry. The best thing for Pryor and the franchise is for them to Aaron Rodgers him and let him sit for three years and watch.

  • raiderzmaverick

    I will make a bold statement here – the defense will be better than our offense this year.

    It should NOT be so. WE have more new starters on defense, and not as good of players overall.

    But it will – and I will tell you why.

    You listen to the head coach and DC talk about the defensive players and they talk about watching what they do and working out schemes to maximize on their best talents. They creatively adjust their schemes to make the most out of the players they have.

    The OC talks about trying to get the players to fit into his scheme. The offense then isn’t made to fit what the players do best. So they’ll be uncomfortable, look bad, timing will be off etc. like the defense was last year. Our running game might not be so bad, but our passing game will look out of sync. And then everybody will blame our WRs or blame palmer. It’s nothing new for Knapp though – he just can’t think with encorporating an offense to fit the strengths of the players. It was something good Hue did (maybe one of the few good things).

    So, suddenly our defense will be greatly improved and we’ll be pulling our hair out about the offense. Not like it’ll drop to the very bottom of the league. But drives will stall, points harder to come by etc. And we’ll be like – “damned if we could include last year’s offense (even with all the starters injured most of the year) with this year’s defense we’d be super bowl contenders.”

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Are you still melting down Bronco Billy? Sucks to be you. I guess I broke his brain.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    The return game for us has been atrocious. We need some spark. Ford has been awful back there.

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

    You’re not wrong Oakglen.
    It has been and he has been.

    I really hope that Ford is not going the way of Johnny Lee-get hit bad and then fold-because I really like that little guy.

    He has to step up though and do what he did before on those returns.

  • RaiderRob

    Don’t try and change the subject, Oakglenn.

    How can you think you have any credibility, with anyone, when you immediately claim I’m a KC fan.
    AND THEN ON YOUR NEXT POST, CLAIM I’M A DENVER FAN??

    Can you explain it?
    If it will help, I’ll keep asking until you figure it out.

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    You’re talking about Matt Cassell from your team the KC Cheats right “Raider”Rob?
    ———-
    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Actually you are the contradiction. Putting “Raider” in your Broncoesque posts.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Poor Bronco Billy. Call your mom again and see if she can get the chocolate out of your number 7 Elway jersey.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    He’s melting, melting, melting……

  • RaiderRob

    Our defense will have to more than do it’s part, until the O gets in sync.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    raiderzmaverick Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    I will make a bold statement here – the defense will be better than our offense this year.

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

    How the hell is that bold?!

    The defense is clearly playing well.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Mystic post 476. The Offensive coaching staff likes Lienart more than Pryor and if they changed to bring in “their guy” it would be him.

    He would probably do better in the offense because he fits more with what Knapp is doing.

    Is he a better QB? No, but he would run this offense probably better which should tell you something.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Bronco Billy you have now gone from a 3 Mile Island to a full on Chernobyl. Call your mom. Maybe she can make you a chocolate milk.

  • RaiderRob

    Oh, I get it.
    This is where Oakglenn gets pummeled, and he’s reduced to making his childish little goofy mama takes.

    Gee, why does that sound familiar?

    Prob cuz you do the same when Brown beats you senseless?

  • raiderzmaverick

    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    raiderzmaverick Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    I will make a bold statement here – the defense will be better than our offense this year.

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

    How the hell is that bold?!

    The defense is clearly playing well.
    ==========
    It’s bold because the defense was #32 in the league last year, and the offense was in the top 1/3rd.

    And, because we lost more talent than we gained probably on defense. What we gained was mostly in smart coaches.

  • RaiderRob

    LOL. Even England knows you are Oakglenn, Seymour.

    Too easy.

  • RaydaSwagger

    Everyone knows Seymour was Oakglenn, along with a dozen other handles.

    Who cares? It’s like picking ona kid.

  • Super Charged

    Actually, we don’t. See, that was the problem with Pryor having a decent few plays against scrubs. Certain fans are going to call for benching Palmer and putting in Pryor. That would be asinine on a ton of levels. There is NO WAY Pryor is ready for prime time. Sorry. The best thing for Pryor and the franchise is for them to Aaron Rodgers him and let him sit for three years and watch.

    ———————————
    Hopefully Pryor will get no more playing time . I love to see the INT MACHINE Carson Palmer play on Sundays !It is a for sure turnover !

  • RaydaSwagger

    Guys stop trippin on Carson.
    Season’s about to start, and he’s our qb, through thick and thin.
    That’s what preseason is for. To get out the bugs.
    More worried about the receiving corp.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Why are Raiders “settling” on Myers when it’s clear to almost everybody he is average/below average at a position that the OC has said is absloutely VITAL to the success of his offense?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Well, let’s see.
    He’s no Zach Miller but Myers is a good blocking tight end and the best one right now that we’ve got.
    What do you suggest McKenzie does?
    See if Dave Caspers available?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    raiderzmaverick Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I will make a bold statement here – the defense will be better than our offense this year.
    ================================

    You make a good argument. But with regards to the offense, we have not had our number two receiver out there at all, nor our “starting” TE til last game. No OC in his right mind is going to run Dmac more than a handful of plays, if that and our number two AND three backs have barely played. Our number three receiver has been horrible. We are playing a couple of guys who not only have never played with our O before, they have never even been in an NFL game before. Marcel Reece has barley gotten a sniff and there are reasons for that. And if that is not enough, our starting center has not even played one half. Right there I give the O a bit of a mulligan going into the season opener.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Good to see you and your gay lover are here together again Bronco Billy.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaydaSwagger Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Everyone knows Seymour was Oakglenn, along with a dozen other handles.
    ========================================

    I wish I was Oakglenn. And other than you, Who cares?

  • raiderzmaverick

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Bcz24 Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Starting qb is maligned pretty much everywhere as a qb who has issues after issues, pretty much his whole career, and going into the season looking out of sorts.

    backup qb not only can’t stay off of IR, but when he’s on the field, he’s mediocre at best.
    **********************
    What exactly about Leinarts play has been ‘mediocre’ thus far? He has played nearly flawless football this preseason. Were it an open competition Matt Leinart would be your day 1 starter.

    ———-

    There is some truth to this statement.
    ===============
    There’s a lot truth in that statement. Lenart would run Coach “I try to fit square pegs in a round hole” Knapp’s offense better. He isn’t a better QB. Not nearly the same arm, but he is better rolling out and has more accuracy in the timing of short throws.