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Raiders make it official _ Hagan is back

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Put away the X-box, Derek Hagan is back.

The Raiders confirmed Thursday they had signed the veteran wide receiver to a contract to shore up a position group that could be short-handed when they open the regular season Monday night against the San Diego Chargers.

Hagan, 27, made the Raiders with a strong training camp as a possession receiver last season and played in six games, catching 11 passes for 114 yards. He was cut to make room for T.J. Houshmandzadeh and finished the season with 13 catches for 138 yards and one touchdown in four games with the Buffalo Bills.

A strong veteran presence, Hagan falls in line with the type of attitudes sought by general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen. Former coach Hue Jackson noted the serious nature displayed by Hagan during last year’s camp.

“He understands that instead of going in and playing X-Box at night and trying to figure out how to score on that video game, he goes in, takes his book, opens it and works on it,’’ Jackson said.

When asked about it by reporters, Hagan said, “I don’t play X-box too much. I do, but there’s no reason. We’re in training camp, and you shouldn’t even be playing video games. You got to get your study time in. This is my job, this is my profession and it’s something I love to do. I try to stick what I do best and that’s playing football.”

In seven seasons with Miami, the New York Giants, the Raiders and most recently Buffalo, Hagan has 109 receptions for 1,221 yards and six touchdowns. He played the final four games of the 2012 season in Buffalo with 13 catches for 138 yards and one touchdown.

The Raiders also reportedly looked at veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney Wednesday as they could enter their season opener against the San Diego short on receivers.

Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Jacoby Ford (foot) have been out for extended periods of time and rookie Juron Criner (ankle) has been hobbling in practice.

To make room for Hagan on the roster, cornerback Coye Francies was waived.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Thec

    Hwnrdr, whats good Bruh?

  • hwnrdr

    Me neither…Monday couldn’t get here soon enough! But, I’ll enjoy my weekend first 🙂

  • DMAC

    Haven’t been in the studio making slaps 2 much, but “I’ll b back”

  • hwnrdr

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Hwnrdr, whats good Bruh?

    Oh you know, surviving the game…
    What time will you be here Monday?

  • R8drinOK

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    What up my bros.
    The time is nearing.
    I can’t fk’n wait!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hear ya DMAC…the week sure is going slooow

  • Thec

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    What up my bros.
    The time is nearing.
    I can’t fk’n wait!

    +++++++

    right…NFL needs to do something to stretch the season.

    I say play 18 games.

    Instead of 1 bye give 2.

    No NFL football = dead time and wasted space.

  • SR Raider

    #300 hear ya DMAC. Getting fired up

  • DMAC

    We should of gave Barks da boot. Reggie needs to find as better back-up to wiz.

  • R8drinOK

    What time is Raider practice starting today?

  • Thec

    hwnrdr Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Hwnrdr, whats good Bruh?

    Oh you know, surviving the game…
    What time will you be here Monday?

    ++++++

    My flight is scheduled to arrive at 11ish.

    Check into hotel.

    Get bottle for bob.

    I would say no later than 1.

  • DMAC

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    What up my bros.
    The time is nearing.
    I can’t fk’n wait!

    +++++++

    right…NFL needs to do something to stretch the season.

    I say play 18 games.

    Instead of 1 bye give 2.

    No NFL football = dead time and wasted space.
    =========

    Great idea

  • eastoaklandraider

    Plax is washed up that’s why the jets let him go they wanted glass instead lol that tells you all you need to know.

  • Thec

    Eastoaklandraider, whats going down Bruh???

  • DMAC

    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    What up my bros.
    The time is nearing.
    I can’t fk’n wait!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hear ya DMAC…the week sure is going slooow
    ========

    Didn’t work on Monday, but it still feels like a loooong ass week. Still only Thursday.

  • Thec

    Didn’t work on Monday, but it still feels like a loooong ass week. Still only Thursday.

    +++++++++

    this is the longest week in the history of time.

  • DMAC

    Imma have the wifey w/ me for the 1st game. Its cool, I need to earn me some extra points, but after that this this young hyena is on his own the rest of the season.

  • Thec

    In other news taken form the AFC blog;

    San Diego, quarterback Philip Rivers: Rivers was hammered in November as the Raiders’ strong defensive line battered a broken San Diego offensive line. Monday night, Rivers will face Oakland without left tackle Jared Gaither. Instead, undrafted rookie Mike Harris will protect Rivers’ blind side. Rivers is in a tough spot. Rivers threw 20 interceptions last year and he threw four this preseason. He isn’t going to have a bunch of time in this game. He can’t afford to make poor throwing choices.

  • Thec

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Imma have the wifey w/ me for the 1st game. Its cool, I need to earn me some extra points, but after that this this young hyena is on his own the rest of the season.

    ++++++++

    hahahahaha…I remember the days of the ” point system”.

  • R8drinOK

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:09 am
    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    DMAC Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    What up my bros.
    The time is nearing.
    I can’t fk’n wait!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hear ya DMAC…the week sure is going slooow
    ========

    Didn’t work on Monday, but it still feels like a loooong ass week. Still only Thursday.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Same here, I think we are all anxious to see the Raiders after an offseason filled with the biggest changes in 40+ years

  • DMAC

    Lets get ready to expect the unexpected. Especially on the D.

  • Thec

    Mon off, took Wds off, it should be sunday allready.

  • Thec

    I beleive the D will be bad A$$, with Tarver as the cook.

  • eastoaklandraider

    I see we haven’t picked up a TE yet I don’t want this new kid they worked out he is a bum we need cooley the only good pass catching TE on the market since winslow knees are shot.

  • Thec

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Denarius Moore is practicing.

  • Thec

    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    What time is Raider practice starting today?

    +++++

    11a

  • R8drinOK

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Denarius Moore is practicing.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    YES!!!

  • Thec

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Moore practicing for first time since Aug. 4.

  • R8drinOK

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    What time is Raider practice starting today?

    +++++

    11a

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thanks Thec!

  • Thec

    Like I said DMO will be playing Monday…

  • DMAC

    Does Reggie want a starting TE to replace Myers or does he want a back-up to compete w/ the others?

  • Moore’s back. GREAT.

    Moore and DHB starting.

    Streater in the slot.

    Hagan as the #4.

    Let’s roll.

  • Thec

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien

    Denarius Moore is suited up and warming up with the team.

  • R8drinOK

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Moore practicing for first time since Aug. 4.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Things are looking up for our Raiders…pour me another glass of Kool-aid

  • Thec

    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    What time is Raider practice starting today?

    +++++

    11a

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thanks Thec!

    +++++

    Yw…1 NATION

  • Intrepid

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien

    Denarius Moore is suited up and warming up with the team. ///////let’s not get too excited, yet.

  • hwnrdr

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:08 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Hwnrdr, whats good Bruh?

    Oh you know, surviving the game…
    What time will you be here Monday?

    ++++++

    My flight is scheduled to arrive at 11ish.

    Check into hotel.

    Get bottle for bob.

    I would say no later than 1.

    Sounds good! We’ll be there at 1:30 to meet up with some folks and get into the D lot!

  • DMAC

    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Moore practicing for first time since Aug. 4.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Things are looking up for our Raiders…pour me another glass of Kool-aid
    =======

    Let’s chase it w/ some Hen doggy

  • Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Moore practicing for first time since Aug. 4.
    ==========================================

    I think DA told Moore, you don’t practice today you are inactive Monday. Why do I think Denarious has Allen Iverson as his life coach?

  • Thec

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Moore practicing for first time since Aug. 4.

    +++++++

    DMO is practicing… Hell yeah I am am excited….

  • eastoaklandraider

    I can’t call it thec you got the best hand bra. Thec I need a reliable website to watch the game this season I tried vipboxtv and one more they both sucked paused too much help me out bro.

  • Thec

    I think DA told Moore, you don’t practice today you are inactive Monday. Why do I think Denarious has Allen Iverson as his life coach?

    ++++++++++

    hahahahahaha…Well if he does, he needs to fire him pronto.

  • guest123

    R8drinOK Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Thec Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Denarius Moore is practicing.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    YES!!!///////let’s not get too excited, yet.

    No let’s get excited…

    ***********

    YES YES YES YES YES

  • hwnrdr

    Hagan wearing #10

  • Intrepid

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien

    Juron Criner (ankle) is practicing full as well.

  • oakfoshow

    i wont.

  • hwnrdr

    Criner practicing is good news as well!

  • guest123

    Not to nitpick, but practicing in full or doing light work on the sidelines? running all the route tree? Can’t wait for more details.

  • DMAC

    I’m excited for Streater. He’ll have a nice game.

  • Thec

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:22 am
    I can’t call it thec you got the best hand bra. Thec I need a reliable website to watch the game this season I tried vipboxtv and one more they both sucked paused too much help me out bro.

    +++++++++

    I have had nothing but good with firstrowsports(dot)eu

    the good about them is that they will put up 1-8 diffrent links at the top of the page. If one link does not work for you, then click on the other link.

    Wort case scenario, you can listen to the radio play of the game.

    105.3 live feed link for NATION games;

    http://player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?callsign=CMNRAIDERS