Reports: Raiders sign Hanson, to cut Van Dyke


The Raiders have signed veteran cornerback Joselio Hanson, according to Philadelphia-based reporter Adam Caplan.

In a separate report, Profootballtalk.com reports cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke will be cut to make room for Hanson.

Hanson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in their final cutdown to 53 players. He played for the Eagles for the last six seasons after beginning his career with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent.

He has played in 104 games with 19 starts with four career interceptions, with his biggest play of note a Week 17 87-yard return of a fumble against Dallas that helped put the Eagles in the playoffs.

Hanson reported visited the Raiders Sunday. They begin practice today in preparation for the season opener against the San Diego Chargers on Monday night, Sept. 10.

Van Dyke struggled during the preseason after as strong start during the first week and a half of training campp.

The Raiders completed their practice squad Sunday night with the signings of cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga, center Colin Miller and running back Jeremy Stewart.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Al_is_theraiders

    reggie has gone bat sht crazy….he is killing this team down…

  • Al_is_theraiders

    corners that run 4.68….high schoolers run faster than that

  • beach

    I am concerned about Denarius becoming another Chaz Schilens.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders must dominate the line of scrimmage; Vehldeer, Barnes are the key to the Monday Night Football game; those two dominate Raiders will be victorius!

  • nyraider

    if dmac touches the ball 25 times against sd we will win regardless of what wr are out there. reggie does need to get some bodies in here for wr though..

  • RaiderRetribution


    you’re just ignorant

  • beach

    118. What is wrong with Criner??? Why does the news keep getting worse?

  • 505raiders

    dvd and chekwa were given a fair shake to proove themselves and show improovement

    dvd remained inconsistent and dodged takles

    didnt even notice chekwa in the pre season games

    but it all appears to be going according to plan give the young players a chance in camp and preseason show something

    if not then pick up on the leagues final cuts

    happy with the cut and pickup lock down the slot hanson!

  • RaiderRetribution Says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 10:38 am

    you’re just ignorant


    No, he’s just trolling.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Reggie improved one of the best DLines in the NFL and decresed the depth of one of the best (New York) by signing Tollefson;

    Reggie improved our linebacker corp and saved the team about $10 million;

    kept our safeties (no team is as deep as the Raiders in these two positions) intact;

    revamped the cornerbacks and saved over $10 million without any long term commitments; if these do not work out we have salary cap space to sign top free agents with a first and third round draft selections to make it happen.

    Reggie is the man with the plan!


    Considering the cap problems and dearth of draft picks Reggie had to work with, it’s a little difficult to gauge where he’s going and grade him fairly.

    His first priority was getting a coaching staff assembled.

    Then he had to decide which players he wanted to retain and which had to go based largely on cap restrictions.

    Next, he blew up the scouting department.

    Then came the FA signings and the draft.

    So, here’s are the major actions we need to consider when evaluating Reggies performance so far:

    Hired DA. Tarver. Knapp.

    Let Wimbley, Routt, Bush walk.

    Brought in his brother and someone he was familiar with to revamp the scouting dept.

    Decided to retool the interior of the OL by signing Breisel, drafting Bergs and letting Satele go.

    Signed Wheeler and Bartell as key replacements on D.

    Those are the major decisions and actions he’s taken so far, which will impact 2012 and beyond.

    I’ll leave it to the semi’s here to grade his performance so far.

  • Raidernationdave

    Bluray is better O.


    Raider O Says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 10:27 am
    I like DVD’s potential.

  • Raidernationdave

    That’s actually an extremely good point. Al could do anything he wanted because, well, he was Al. Lots of us over the last 10 years didn’t like what he did because, well, he was Al.

    The “hamstring injury” of having an owner well past his ability to GM the team is now over and if Reggie wants to keep his job he has to produce.


    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 10:29 am
    Al could sit on potential all he wanted, because he was the judge and the jury.

    We no longer have that option, people can ACTUALLY be fired now for wasting draft picks and waiving guys who can play today, for the sake of holding onto a guy who MIGHT be able to play tomorrow.

  • Raider J

    These cuts and acquisitions tell me that Reggie Mac and DA are building a roster that gives the Raiders the best chance to win in 2012-13.

    This is not a developmental league. Waiting on potential can cost victories. It also takes coaching time away from game prep to spend full seasons building a players fundamental skills. Thats why there is a practice squad.

    The message is clear. Do you job or find a job. That in itself can lead to more professionalism and focus on execution on the field.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders’ jersey #’s for new acquisitions:

    28 Adams, Phillip

    29 Hanson, Joselio

    57 Clayton, Keenan

    79 Smith, Willie

  • Rezinator

    nyraider Says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 am
    bcz24 Says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Bartell Spencer and Hanson are a MUCH better unit that Routt Lito and CJ/DVD/Chewy.


    Amen nyraider! The CB position has been upgraded this year. For those that agree with this statement, but wish we upgraded the CB position more, you’re being too harsh/unrealistic.

    We got our CB, now lets focus on getting a TE (#1 Winslow, #2 Cooley, #3 Shockey)!

  • RaiderRetribution


    J great point, teams do not even give their qbs drafted in the 1st round that much time to develop anymore; win now or go apply at the northtown mall.

  • RaiderRetribution

    166 and at half the price of Routt’s one year salary.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I believe it was Alec or YA, that correctly stated the seasoned TEs the Raiders are probably interested in are all vested veterans; so their salary would be guaranteed for the season should we sign them before game 1.

    Reggie waits until after the MNF game, allows the Raiders to cut the player midseason if he does not pan out without having to pay the remainder of the contract for the season.

    Also gives Meyrs, Ausberry, & Gordon one meaningful game that counts to prove they belong in the Silver & Black.

  • Raider J

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Considering the cap problems and dearth of draft picks Reggie had to work with, it’s a little difficult to gauge where he’s going and grade him fairly.

    …Then he had to decide which players he wanted to retain and which had to go based largely on cap restrictions.


    According to RegMac interviews, his priority is to get the cap and the draft how he wants it to be. In the mean time, it SEEMS that he is signing the best quality players that fit in his budget to short term contracts and letting them play to stay.

    I ASSUME that the ones that rise to the top will be rewarded once the books are in order and it will be clear where FA’s and draft pics are needed to move the team fwd.

    However, the expectations (reasonable hopes) don’t change.
    2012-13: 9 wins or bust (playoffs)
    2013-14: playoffs or bust (division)
    2014-15: division or bust (AFC champ game)
    2015-16: AFC champ game or bust (SB)

    Of course, overachievement is acceptable

  • raidersmartone

    comment#80 u mean to tell ol’matty aint a one trick pony!haha,ur funny bro!!!sideline to sideline thats all he has in his repitiore,at least vince young could stretch the field,just saying vince young ain’t that good but matt ”sideline to sidelinehert”,any better!…

  • Raider J

    I see Schmitt is listed as RB on raiders.com. Reese will get touches too. I guess that will make Goodson a 5th option. If he cant hold onto the ball with limited touches then I guess Jeremy Stewart will step up from the practice squad. It will probably take some extremely unfortunate circumstances for the Raiders to sign a new RB.

  • RAIDERtom@milehi

    Im truely in favor of the last minute moves as long as they are in the best interested of the team go Raiders

  • sec116row11

    What is the infatuation for corners that can stop the run when 90 %of the nfl passes?
    I’m not impresses so for with shriek I mean mc shriek and our new coach isn’t burden or madden so he better get it done or fire both there asses.
    I watched a top 10 offense last year that should have hosted a playoff game get its brain trusted shown the door for a denver broncos shanahan look alike offense that sucked in Washington worked in Huston mostly because Adrian foster is a durable power back like Terrell davis was not a home run hitter like DMc
    I’ve got concerns mark davis is trying to run the. Team into the ground to move them back to la

  • sec116row11

    I pay a lot of money to see a product that was promised to us on the 2 previous drafts that these bananas want to throw away like yesterday’s news. Why so I can go through another 2 drafts to have these 2 replaced with 2other baboons that will want to go in another direction and throw away their guys they drafted for their own 2year plan?
    Work with what you got, stop crying this team has talent it was a bad call or two away from hosting a playoff game with a qb that came off his couch.
    You should have gave Al’s plan a year before blowing it up, he forgot more football then you will ever know!

  • sec116row11

    The key to being the general all will follow is not to swing it around lopping off people’s heads, everyone knows you have the sword the trick is never having to use it to inspire and drive the team into one true unit!

    I want to get behind this and believe it was for the best but so far Im struggling to believe we can compete in a div we dominated 2 years ago and controlled last year!