Update: Raiders work out six players


Update: The complete list of players who worked out today is as follows: T Patrick Brown, Central Florida, DB Darius Butler, UConn, DE Andre Carter, Cal, DB Cletis Gordon, Jackson State, DB Antwaun Molden, Eastern Kentucky, DB Kevin Thomas, USC.
While the players on Oakland’s roster are resting, head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are kicking the tires on a handful of players to see if they can add more talent to their 53-man roster in light of several injuries to key players.
The Raiders lost starting cornerbacks Ron Bartell (shoulder) and Shawntae Spencer (foot), wide receiver Jacoby Ford (foot) and right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) to injuries since the season started. Several other players are banged up.
As a result, the Raiders reportedly worked out cornerbacks Kevin Thomas and Antwaun Bolden and defensive end Andre Carter today. Carter was in for a second tryout.
The Raiders have not signed any of the players yet. However, it’s safe to say the Raiders will make a few roster moves between now and Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Another option is signing cornerback Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad and throwing him into the jumbled mess at cornerback, where the projected starters are Joselio Hanson and Pat Lee as of now.
Chekwa started one game last season and showed some promise before hamstring and shoulder injuries shelved him for most of the season.


Steve Corkran

  • RaiderLen

    J Hill Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    That was fresh off the no knee Newberry experiment and before we traded for Satele. We LITERALLY didn’t have a center on the roster.

    Mack should have been a no brainer.

    We are STILL trying to get C fixed, lol. Moved our best OG in years out of his position to try and fix it.

    I’d used as a part of my argument the long History of Raider centers.

    Otto, Dalby, Mosebar, Robbins…

    I wanted Mack plugged in for the next 10 years. lol

  • DJ Johnny

    Serious question.

    If this was Pittsburgh and they had just come off two consecutive 8-8 seasons and whichever Rooney it is who’s in charge now died…and they brought in a “new ” GM and coach, and their team got off to the horrendous start ours has…how do you think the fanbase would react to that?…we’re talking the Steeler fanbase.

    Honest opinion how that would be going over right now.

    Would they sit back and accept it and agree to be “patient”?

  • alex7

    Exactly JHill.

    On any pass play you’ll have short, middle, deep routes.

    However, the important thing is knowing (which we won’t) who is the #1 receiver for that play, the intended target.

  • RaiderLen

    Chris In NY Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    Who did we take that year Mack came out. That was pre-Slowlando, right?

  • DJ Johnny

    I guess since we are not the hallowed Steelers and we are merely the sad azz Raider fanbase it’s somehow different? “You’re just the Raiders…shut the f up..you’re used to losing” “We’re the Steelers man”.

    How would the Steeler fans react to being the 30th ranked team in the league and the butt of every football joke imaginable?

    Why we should we be any different? Cuz we’re “just the Raiders”? Bullschytt.

  • nyraider

    there are some things you dont expect from a 12mil QB. to go 1 for 12 on 3rd down conversions. To freeze up near the goaline when DMAC was wide open, hold it too long, then lose 4 pts(yes i agree dmac should have caught it anyway but carson wtf), to miss ausberry on a screen that would have went for 30yds, or my biggest issue on 3rd on 6 at our 6 with Dmoore wide open on a slant he could have completed a pass that might have went the distance or at least gave us great field position. instead we punt miami gets great field position scores the goahead td and it all goes downhill from there. Palmer has thrown close to 100 times and has a TD against SD prevent D and a 65yd screen for a TD. Palmer is talented but not sure if he has the IT factor. Carson needs to prove himself over the next 14 games and not be perfect , but know that when its 3rd down hes got to make the completion if its there..

  • Chris in NY

    RaiderLen Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    Chris In NY Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    Who did we take that year Mack came out. That was pre-Slowlando, right?


    OK, right. I recall pulling for Maualuga that year. I still like him, but have to admit that another USC backer — Matthews — obviously would have been the better pick. Maualuga used to demolish dudes at SC though. Maybe the best collegiate linebacking corps ever: Maualuga, Matthews, Cushing.

  • RaiderRetribution


    While coaching for San Francisco; is Knapp the one T.O. got in the huge argument with on the sidelines years ago?

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    HillbillyHeaven Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    have you ever watched any of them play? flacco cassel and bradford cant move like the wave of the future does. it is an athletic thing, only you and other small minded troglodytes want to make it racial

    so ur saying ur a big fan of tebow and tannehill then, right?

  • dr_robert

    new post

  • RaiderRetribution

    Guess is probably who’ll be cut (then placed on practice squad) to make room for Carter or whomever we sign.

    That only accounts for one signing though.

  • zopi

    I definite like the idea of having younger, quicker, tougher qbs, no matter black or white, however more important than the physical qualities are the winner genes. A qb could run like a deer, and throw darts 80 yds in the air on target, but if he can’t put his team on his back and win consistently, then it doesn’t matter the laundry list of stats.

    Football is a major team sport, but somehow qbs get most of the credit when teams win, and so they should also get the wrath of the fans when they lose. That’s why they get paid like they do.

    The same, if Palmer doesn’t get it done get him out of Oaktown.

    43 million is not an exaggeration, it’s an aberration to pay someone like Palmer that kind of money, but he got it, good for him, it’s up to him to live with himself stealing the team blind.

  • JohnnyRaider

    I do not share the opinion that we should get DVD back, for me, I could not wait to get rid of him from the moment I saw him. DVD can not cover nor can he tackle, he was always getting burned. Kelly and Seymour should both be sat down or deactivated and make room for new players who want to really be a Raider. Huff is no better. DA should bring in a ton of players and gut most of the non performing defense players now on roster. Be nice if we can get a decent Center and put Lil Wiz back at LG, and look for a new RG, to shore up our O-line. Big part of the team are worthless and should be gutted out from the 53 man roster. If Raiders keep losing, may as well go to the nearest park and bring in street kids who will probably have more football sense and show some Raider Pride and hearth.

  • omoran

    Everyone wants to fix it their way but no one has the answer.
    Can Allen, Tarver and Reggie stand out in field like PARENTS DO
    And pick the BEST 6-8 NFL GUYS for the whole backfield !
    U see how many will be at RAIDER FACILITY AT 6am

  • omoran


    PLEASE –You may apply in person no later than 6am .
    Lunch or Light Dinner is included with tryouts practice.

    Please dont come again–REGGIENATION

  • omoran

    ENTER -at will !!!

  • omoran


  • omoran

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    Welcome to the NFL -“( Not- For -Long) ”
    . CHUCKY ‘s BRIDE! !!

  • RaiderSam

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    Raider Sam….

    I like Pryor and think he’s a good guy but were in the middle of a rebuild and Reggie is going to want his own QB.


    I agree , but will it be Gino Smith or Tyler Wilson? I think it falls to will we admit its a full rebuild with a rookie QB, or just get the shut down corner and hang with Palmer another year.

  • RaiderSam

    Chris In NY Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Mood in the chat was pretty ugly today. If it were an old west saloon, someone definitely would’ve had a chair broken over their back and Steve would’ve been pushed down the bar and right through a glass window.

    This week is easily the most disgusted and distraught I’ve seen the fanbase. And that’s saying something after the series of debacles and double-digit loss seasons we endured from 2003-2009.


    Steve was clowning those people right back, though. Lot of frustration out there.

  • On the Brunch menu for Sunday morning; burnt toast!

  • Mad Bomber

    Where is Al Saunders? Isn’t he still with the organization? He knows more about offenses the Greg Knapp. Knapp was garbage when he was here before with Tom Cable, who took away his play calling. Wait until the BYE week and see what happens. Hopefully the Raiders won’t be 0-4.