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Raiders sign long-snapper among six roster moves

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders signed long-snapper Nick Guess, cornerback Coye Francies and defensive lineman Brandon Bair to their practice squad Wednesday.
In turn, they released wide receiver Brandon Carswell, defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga and linebacker Nathan Stupar from their practice squad.
It’s possible that the Raiders will wait until later in the week, when they have a better gauge on the status of regular long-snapper Jon Condo (concussion), to decide whether to sign Guess to their 53-man roster.
Guess was released by the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 27, when the Chargers pared their roster to 75 players. He is from the University of Tennessee.
More later, once we speak with coach Dennis Allen after practice.

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  • purvisman

    Man, I can’t keep up with you guys. You’re posting while I’m composing, i’m outta here.

  • dr_robert

    Purvisman Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    The list of bad black quarterbacks is not as long as the list of bad white quarterbacks because we haven’t provided them the opportunity to fail historically. The statistics will even out going forward as both groups are given an equal chance to fail or succeed. And I’m reasonably sure the numbers will balance out.

    *******************

    yeah, i like black qb’s…when they’re good. i actually couldn’t care less about black or white.

  • Marks hair

    Why would knapp get better? Has been good at making mid game or even mid season adjustments before??? No??? Demote\ fire him…..

  • GHOST RAIDER

    Think that Hagen will have a big game this week?

    —————————
    He looked good in the first half getting a couple first downs. Hopefully we can have more 3rd and shorts instead of 3rd and 35 …

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Nob Raider, pretty please post that hilarious party boat review you found on yelp

    We always get a kick out of that one

    And while you’re at it, for me and my Blog Brahs, post your losing rap again

    Oh man, this is like waiting for Christmas

    Living up to your new “Blog Punching Bag” title, minion, love it!

    WRECKS N EFFECT

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Our O-line gave up the fewest sacks in the league last year……….

  • Marks hair

    306. Before we messed it up….

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Marks hair Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Why would knapp get better?
    ===================================

    Because you are adding Dmoore arguably your best offensive player, and because your Oline has played one game together, and because D Hagan had all of three days of practice with the ones. Those things would make any coach better.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    What do you guys think of this trade?

    Brees & Fitzgerald

    for

    Cutler, Jordy & Alfred Morris

  • raiderinparadise

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Think that Hagen will have a big game this week?

    ——

    haygenn is the best WR ever

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    mcclain 5 tackles
    ====================================

    Didn’t he have ZERO in the opener last year? Zero? How does a Middle Lineback have No tackles?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Sure would like to have the Dmac/Bush Tandem this year.

  • DutchRaider77

    309.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    What do you guys think of this trade?

    Brees & Fitzgerald

    for

    Cutler, Jordy & Alfred Morris

    __________________________________________________

    Are you getting the Cutler or giving?

  • GHOST RAIDER

    Our O-line gave up the fewest sacks in the league last year……….

    ———————————–
    That’s because Palmer had already thrown it to the other team before the Pass rush could get there. :)

  • Marks hair

    Dmoore… had 35 catches last yr… dmac had 13 last nite… im willing to argue that dmac is our best player…

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    309.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    What do you guys think of this trade?

    Brees & Fitzgerald

    for

    Cutler, Jordy & Alfred Morris

    __________________________________________________

    Are you getting the Cutler or giving?

    —-

    Im getting Breez/Fitz

  • Roosters in the hen house

    Dr_robert Says:

    mcclain 5 tackles
    burris 9 tackles
    wheeler 8 tackles

    just keep watching. good players make plays. they don’t take credit for being on the field when other players make plays.

    *********************

    Ok, I’ll keep watching, thanks.

    Kirk Morrison used to have a bunch of 10-15 tackle games. Only problem was they were all 7-10 yds downfield and the D gave up over 200 yds rushing. That’s my point, certain stats don’t always tell the whole story. Give me some actual examples of McClain making bad plays, not just stat lines, they don’t mean jack to me. Kirk Morrison was a FF stud, on the gridiron, not so much. I’m a Raiders fan, I want all our players to do good, I’m not gonna hate unless they give me a reason to. I hope McClain can follow it up with another solid performance.

  • dr_robert

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Nob Raider, pretty please post that hilarious party boat review you found on yelp

    We always get a kick out of that one

    And while you’re at it, for me and my Blog Brahs, post your losing rap again

    Oh man, this is like waiting for Christmas

    Living up to your new “Blog Punching Bag” title, minion, love it!

    WRECKS N EFFECT

    *******************

    hey it’s ur boat man. i love the part about how u serve wings and dominoes pizza as ur buffet. u really are a playa.

    ur raps are some of the most ridiculous displays non-musical ability i’ve ver seen. truly hard to sit thru.

    wrecks and effects. probably the finest display of ur lameness. not only do u name ur “album” after a group from 1992 and hope no one recognizes it, but u pick a one-hit wonder that sucked.

    ur like if screech from saved by the bell got into a time machine, and then also turned out to be into s&m and got really excited about saying “minion”.

    why don’t u admit ur into s&m, sickie?

  • DutchRaider77

    310.raiderinparadise Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Think that Hagen will have a big game this week?

    ——

    haygenn is the best WR ever

    ____________________________________________________

    Clarify, big game for a 3rd/4th receiver. Seems like Palmer is pretty comfortable throwing him the ball and another week to prepare…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    GHOST RAIDER Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Our O-line gave up the fewest sacks in the league last year……….

    ———————————–
    That’s because Palmer had already thrown it to the other team before the Pass rush could get there.
    ————————-
    Well……that’s another argument. Lol.

  • AmysInCharge

    Old Kell you should have told Reggie not to let Bush go, that lard butt and you speak the same language, youre both uneducated dummies who equate hangin in the barber shop to hangin at the library at Yale.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Fitz having no QB scares me though..

    Jordy is tough to give up.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    PM PARTY POSSE N FULL EFFECT

    Brahs, we all know by now that Klas is really Albert Bigelo Puss’s newest super gay sock puppet

    There is ALSO strong suspicion that Nob Minion is actually one of Peemore Bust’s legion of puppets

    How else do you explain him having the most epic meltdown in blog history and stealing Peemore’s “Blog Punching Bag” belt?

    Plus that weak “You’ve been in prison for the last 2 weeks so the blog has been awesome” dud had Peemore’s clammy hands all over it

    Think about it, Blog Brohams. And smoke a phat spliff with the Beeeech Diggity Dawg

    RUFF RUFF GRRRRR MEOW

  • dr_robert

    Roosters In The Hen House Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Dr_robert Says:

    mcclain 5 tackles
    burris 9 tackles
    wheeler 8 tackles

    just keep watching. good players make plays. they don’t take credit for being on the field when other players make plays.

    *********************

    Ok, I’ll keep watching, thanks.

    Kirk Morrison used to have a bunch of 10-15 tackle games. Only problem was they were all 7-10 yds downfield and the D gave up over 200 yds rushing. That’s my point, certain stats don’t always tell the whole story. Give me some actual examples of McClain making bad plays, not just stat lines, they don’t mean jack to me. Kirk Morrison was a FF stud, on the gridiron, not so much. I’m a Raiders fan, I want all our players to do good, I’m not gonna hate unless they give me a reason to. I hope McClain can follow it up with another solid performance.

    ************

    kirk morrison was actually pretty good. he got the blame but it was thomas howard and the other LB’s fault. mcclain is a puzz and rarely attacks. just wait and see when he loses his job at the end of the year. and NO ONE gives him a starting job.

    it’s really simple. a good MLB is in the middle of the field with a d-line tying up blockers in front of him. he should make LOTS of tackles sideline to sideline. mcclain isn’t very invlolved, meaning he gets blocked successfully a LOT.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Expect the offense to be more vertical Sunday, count on it .

    And McClain did look good Monday, I said the linebackers were fine, but we had no push up front rivers had all the time he needed except for first series.

    I felt when we were behind the play calling stunk!!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Morrison made tackles but he was not dominant!

    Howard was more effective, but again the system and scheme stunk!

  • raiderinparadise

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    310.raiderinparadise Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Think that Hagen will have a big game this week?

    ——

    haygenn is the best WR ever

    ____________________________________________________

    Clarify, big game for a 3rd/4th receiver. Seems like Palmer is pretty comfortable throwing him the ball and another week to prepare…

    ——-

    Well … not sold on that … I think Moore and DHb will start with Criner/Streater … Hagan will get some special teams work and see the field less this game.

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    Beeech is so jealous of Klas new found fame.

  • DutchRaider77

    322.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Fitz having no QB scares me though..

    Jordy is tough to give up.

    ________________________________________________

    I was just looking at AZ’s schedule…some pretty tough defenses with down-right scary QB play.

  • ArmChair GM

    The entire transition of the offense was handled improperly.

    The majority of our weapons on offense including the QB were drafted or acquired using the Al Davis, vertical, stretch the field, power scheme philosophy.

    We do not have the player personnel to fully implement what Knapp is trying to do!

    Saunders should have been made the OC with Knapp as HIS adviser, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!

    Then Knapp’s plan could be slowly integrated over the next season or two as we acquire the best players to implement that scheme!

    This entire thing was handled completely AZZ BACKWARDS from the start!!!

    As a result…J Raider has started the OFFICIAL:

    “FIRE”, “DEMOTE”, “RELIEVE OF PLAYCALLING DUTIES” GREG KNAPP” PETITION!!!

    Whatever language you prefer makes no difference to me!!!

    *J-Raider
    *MonumentRaider
    *EMRaiders
    *JB
    *Al_is_Theraiders
    *Raiderimmortal
    *Elraidmanhattan
    *DKnight007
    *Marks Hair
    *ArmChairGM
    *Stringer Bell
    *Ooo0ooO
    *RaidO
    *Armond
    *Drray
    *RaiderDav
    *RaiderO
    *Raiderman99
    *R8eray
    *Dakota
    *DJ Johnny
    *Oakfoshow
    *Guest123
    *TxRaider210
    *Turducken
    *Johnnylama
    *Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)
    *RaiderDuck
    *DutchRaider77
    *exlaraiderseasonticketholder
    *The Big Banana
    *Walrushooker
    *Klas Tjorborn
    *IndianaRaider
    *bigfoot
    *DKnight007
    *DMAC
    *JT
    *NYRaider
    *JohnnyRaider
    *eastoaklandraider
    *gtown1_sj
    *El Gato Negro
    *R8er Mike
    *Raiderbuck
    *Dan78
    *daraider09
    *realtruraider
    *chuck
    *nwr8r
    *boss01
    *Mr Green
    *CODEBLACK2011
    *303Raider
    *redshirt
    *94720Raider
    *RaidersOne
    *Raider2DaHeart
    *zopi
    *ddwight
    *PapaRaider
    *poprox13
    *davidon

    REINSTATE AL SAUNDERS AS THE PRIMARY PLAY CALLER AND REASSIGN GREG KNAPP TO QB COACH TO HELP TERRELLE PRYOR DEVELOP!!

    THIS IS THE MOST LOGICAL THING TO GET OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE FROM OUR PLAYERS AND STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE DIVISION!!!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    biachi, biachi, biachi, you have now gone into Jamista Clown paranoid schizophrenia territory. I am Raider Rob? I mean weed makes people paranoid, but you have gone over the edge. You might want to put down the ganj, go to the hospital and check yourself in. Finally. And while you are doing that, we will create your award for Most Boring Blog Personality. Along with a spiffy certificate, you win a $5 gift certificate to the Olive Garden salad bar. Congrats!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Thinking about getting a Knapp jersey, what number should it be?

  • dr_robert

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    PM PARTY POSSE N FULL EFFECT

    Brahs, we all know by now that Klas is really Albert Bigelo Puss’s newest super gay sock puppet

    There is ALSO strong suspicion that Nob Minion is actually one of Peemore Bust’s legion of puppets

    How else do you explain him having the most epic meltdown in blog history and stealing Peemore’s “Blog Punching Bag” belt?

    Plus that weak “You’ve been in prison for the last 2 weeks so the blog has been awesome” dud had Peemore’s clammy hands all over it

    Think about it, Blog Brohams. And smoke a phat spliff with the Beeeech Diggity Dawg

    RUFF RUFF GRRRRR MEOW

    **************

    aww. he’s trying really hard to get the blog to like him now. that’s cute.

    for some reason, he thinks if he can tie me in to someone he thinks the blog doesn’t like, he can get them to not like me too.

    meltdown–haha–oh no, i’m melting, i’m melting, what a cruel world. just cuz u say it doesn’t make it so, nimrod.

    and poor klas–now beeech doesn’t like u. poor guy.

  • Marks hair

    Welcome to the stinkcapades!!! Staaarring greeeegg knapp!!!!

  • r8eray

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    309.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    What do you guys think of this trade?

    Brees & Fitzgerald

    for

    Cutler, Jordy & Alfred Morris

    __________________________________________________

    Are you getting the Cutler or giving?

    —-

    Im getting Breez/Fitz

    =========

    Fitz has no QB and Breez is playing ok…on the other hand Cutler is playing like his old self with Marshall and Jordy will be #1 by end of season.

    Do it!

  • dr_robert

    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    Beeech is so jealous of Klas new found fame.

    ***********

    LOL!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Chad Johnson charged with domestic violence in Florida…chad Johnson will not be a raider, I think that is profoundly clear.

  • GHOST RAIDER

    Thinking about getting a Knapp jersey, what number should it be?

    ————————–
    It should be 0 for the amount of Td’s his offense scores …

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I see I touched a nerve. I am positive RGIII will be the best player in redskin history & is head & shoulders a better player than elway & young at this stage in their careers. Not only is far far more talented, but he also is better at reading defense, manipulating defense,calling audibles, and is far more accurate & polished in the pocket. Any athletic comparison to elway & young would be beyond laughable.

    I am not basing this on 1 game like many on this blog that have yet to have actually see him play, I watched nearly every snap he has taken as a collegiate & pro.

    Madden is right & I wish we could get a guy like that to take our offense into the new football paradigm

  • raiderinparadise

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Thinking about getting a Knapp jersey, what number should it be?

    ——————–

    2.2 as in RUN DMC’s avg per rush

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    New post bishes

  • dr_robert

    favorite lame thing about beeech (of MANY):

    he says he’s putting together a reggae band and he comes up with RASTA GANJA. LOL! i mean he shoulda just called it WEED DREADLOCKS. come up with two words that are highly associated with reggae and use them. very impressive originality.

    how about MARLEY SPLIFF?
    or JAMAICAN HIGH? oh wait, that could be a great movie title about a couple kids who move to kingston and go to high school there.

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Thinking about getting a Knapp jersey, what number should it be?
    ———
    Klas would say 00, but that would be insult to Jim Otto. Can you put letters on it. How bout ZZZZ

  • JB

    DAV – LMAO sell insurance… LOL

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    I am positive RGIII will be the best player in redskin history & is head & shoulders a better player than elway & young at this stage in their careers. Not only is far far more talented, but he also is better at reading defense, manipulating defense,calling audibles, and is far more accurate & polished in the pocket. Any athletic comparison to elway & young would be beyond laughable.

    **********************

    oh my lord, u have drank the kool-aid on rg3. u MUST CALM DOWN! u have rg3 in the HOF already. who cares about baylor? college performance means nothing. he looked very good. but for crying out loud.

  • purvisman

    I,m back. What did I miss.