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Raiders sign defensive back

The Raiders signed Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to their practice squad, according to his agent via Twitter.
Owusu-Ansah is versatile enough to play cornerback and safety. However, he also has played some wide receiver.
The Dallas Cowboys, who listed Owusu-Ansah as a wide receiver, selected him in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft out of Indiana (Pa.) University.
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah returned 28 kicks for 599 yards for Dallas in 2010-11, averaging 21.4 yards per return. He also returned six punts for 47 yards.
He played in 14 games for the Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars, including both his starts for the Jaguars last season, all on defense.
No word from the Raiders on whether they signed any of the six players they worked out Tuesday. They have an open spot on their 53-man roster, which also could be filled by signing someone from their practice squad.

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  • RaiderSam

    Chris In NY Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:31 am
    RaiderSam Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:18 am
    Chris In NY Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Problem is, while there are some pretty good QB prospects in the 2013 draft, there are no Andrew Luck type prospects. Those only come along once every 15 years or so.

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    The answer DEFENSE. Get players that fit the scheme, trade down, acquire as much as you can, then go after teams – learn from S.F. – thats how they turned it around. The Baltimore way. – of course it helps to have Ray Lewis or Patrick Willis.
    doubtful that McClain becomes that…unless Ray Lewis comes in as a coach next year.

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    Not a bad premise, but please understand that Slowlando will never, ever become a Ray Lewis/Patrick Willis type player. Doesn’t have the feet, the heart or the toughness to play like those guys.

    That was one of those Al picks that the pundits were all giving him a handy over but I was railing against it on this board for weeks before the draft. The same things we see with him on the Raiders — disappearing for games, no impact plays, jogging after plays — were things I saw him do at Alabama. Never really understood the hype, other than that Bama’s defense was good and he was supposedly the leader of it.

    The funny thing is that the Giants, who were desperate for LB help, almost surely would’ve taken him if he were there, but we took him so they had to settle for gambling on Jason Pierre Paul.

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    Second guessing…but Al never was big on drafting linebackers…especially when they tried the 3-4 with Grant Irons and Tyler Brayton (now with the Colts)

  • MikieG
  • SilverNBlackPA

    The funny thing is that the Giants, who were desperate for LB help, almost surely would’ve taken him if he were there, but we took him so they had to settle for gambling on Jason Pierre Paul.

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

    The one time Al DOESN”T take the heigh-weight-speed combine freak.

  • Marks hair

    197. Why is it a bad idea iyo? You think we’re gonna make the playoffs?

  • MaxtallicA

    There’s no soul behind those eyes

  • RaiderSam

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    I highly doubt that Sean Porter will make it topthe 2nd round and Monte Ball wont be there in the 3rd

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    One can wish, and Monte Ball will be driven down – he’s got a lot of mileage, and a lot of people aren’t sold on him as a franchise RB. Pats Steven Ridley was taken in the 3rd. – but true on Sean Porter (thats wishful thinking) – he’s another Von Miller.

  • MikieG

    “Knapp is a great quarterback coach, not a great offensive coordinator. In all of his previous stints as coordinator, the teams he coached regressed in rushing, scoring and wins. This all culminated in his previous coordinator job with the Raiders from 2007 to 2008; years in which the Raiders saw some of the worst offensive football in the history of the franchise.”

    http://raidernationtimes.com/article.php?id=9261

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Funny, that article says Reggie is in his 2nd year as GM.

  • omoran

    Keep mixing players, Thats the best th!ing, we get to see more
    Talent. Maybe we get.a DION SANDERS or a LESTER HAYS,or maybe
    TATUM. If we are lucky there my even be a MONTANA or a BRADY in
    The bag !

  • Marks hair

    Somebody fill in knapps office with foam or cement………and knapp

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    I seriously think you guys should put up a “fire Knapp” billboard.
    Worked out really well the last time. :)

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Ok, Ross you have 2 days to get ready for the Steelers.

    I hope Andre Carter is still in town.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    210.Marks hair Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Somebody fill in knapps office with foam or cement………and knapp

    ++++++++

    LMAO

  • RaidingTexas

    “The Packers’ former director of football operations, Reggie McKenzie, is in his second year as the Raiders’ general manager.”

    That’s not true. He hasn’t even been here one year.

  • Marks hair

    FUÇKING FÙCKS!!

  • omoran

    SOON DUDES – REGGIE and ALLEN will put it together & all this
    Sh$t will be behind us, when this nightmare is over we will all
    Look back and.Laugh !

  • DJ Johnny

    I understand what Reggie was saddled with..I really do, but there was no reason to panic into applying this ZBS/WCO offense right away. What was the rush? Seriously.

    Is there a new NFL rule that requires we adopt it no matter what our personnel is presently like?

    Doesn’t it make more sense to actually WAIT till u have the personnel to operate it than force it on a team that is not fit for it?

    Hey, WE are told to be understanding and patient why weren’t they in implementing this?

    Keep your top 10 offense intact and make scheme changes on defense and ride out another yr. of being competitive while you gradually acquire the personnel to implement the “new” offense.

    Believe it or not, there are some teams who actually do’nt use the wco/zbs..and they aren’t all losers either.

    What was the rush to virtually assure us of yet another miserable year? When things apparently can’t even start to get fixed until next yr?

  • DutchRaider77

    DennisAllensVisor
    FF Question?

    Would you start Houston Defense at Denver

    Or

    Dallas Defense at Home against Tampoon Bay?

    ESPN has Texans as #2 this week?

  • Marks hair

    217. Exactly.. why now!!? Just so we can get knapp???? Oh long line for that a§shole….

  • JohnnyRaider

    The Raiders should make 3 open spots on their 53 man roster by removing Kelly, Seymour and Huff. Does anyone know if Sterling Moore is still a CB for the Cheaters, I really thought he was great. I wished that Reggie would have saved money on cap by not bringing back Kelly and Seymour; that money could have maybe gotten us CB Tracy Porter, he made nice bring on the ball against the Falcons and came close to an interception.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell
  • omoran

    CHUCKY’s CURSE is 13 Yrs –2002 + 13= 2015
    Then Playoff ,Playoff, what PLAYOFFS. !!!

  • JR

    The Raiders signed Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to their practice squad, according to his agent via Twitter.

    PROBLEMS SOLVED!

  • PurpleDrank81

    The more game tape I watch on Geno Smith the more of a Bromance I have for the guy…. Accurate, Strong Arm, Mobile, Film Junkie, Team Leader, Great Pocket Awareness. I can go on and on about this kid. I spent 4 hours last night going over some of his games.

  • DutchRaider77

    221.KoolKell Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:47 am
    Crabtree the 49ers go To Guy

    http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/articleGallery/Michael-Crabtree-now-49ers-go-to-guy-3875930.php

    _________________________________________________

    Kinda helps having Vernon Davis, Moss and Manningham to take the pressure off him…Not sure if teams are keying in on Crabtree over everyone else.

  • ArmChair GM

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    ArmChair GM Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Marks hair Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Trade everyone there is
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    This same team beat the Texans last year. This same team was tied for the division lead last year.

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    Beat the Texans thanks to Michael Huff making the first clutch play of his career and the AFC West was an awful division last year. These are not major accomplishments.
    _____________________________________________________

    Sooooo….basically you are making EXCUSES for our wins?

    Your reasoning is that we only won a significant game last year because 1)a player STEPPED UP AND MADE A PLAY, and 2)We had a weak division.

    Mind you, the Broncos, from our own division, beat Pittsburgh and were one game from the AFC Championship.

    In the NFL you appreciate wins, no matter if it’s by 1 point or 30 points, and build on them. You don’t make excuses for them!

    You make absolutely no sense at all. That might be the worst post of the day so far…smh

  • kellygreenninja

    Here’s your Sterling Moore update (Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4730013/defensive-snaps-moore-over-dowling).
    Played 30 of 64 snaps vs. Cardinals.

    ANALYSIS: A change in the Patriots’ sub packages stood out, with CB Ras-I Dowling replaced by CB Sterling Moore in the nickel. One line of thinking was the that Dowling (6-1, 210) would be a good matchup against the size of Larry Fitzgerald (6-3, 218), but the Patriots had more confidence in Moore (5-10, 200) joining top cornerbacks Kyle Arrington (5-10, 195) and Devin McCourty (5-10, 195) in the sub.

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    220.JohnnyRaider Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:46 am
    The Raiders should make 3 open spots on their 53 man roster by removing Kelly, Seymour and Huff. Does anyone know if Sterling Moore is still a CB for the Cheaters, I really thought he was great. I wished that Reggie would have saved money on cap by not bringing back Kelly and Seymour; that money could have maybe gotten us CB Tracy Porter, he made nice bring on the ball against the Falcons and came close to an interception.

  • omoran

    When the CURSE ENDS -we will all say, IT’s Over, IT’s Over
    Down go’s FRASIER – Down go’s FRAZIER – Down go”s FRAZIER

    And up their nose with a RUBBER HOSE!

  • Raider2DaHeart

    Dennis Allen was sent by John HorseTeeth to come to Oakland and fk everything thing up! To set this franchise even more back. It’s working. Allen will go back to Denver after its all said and done and become DC. Just a lil theory I thought about.

  • omoran

    Now –WE LOOK LIKE THE CAT THAT ATE THE CANARY. -Tom & Jerry !!!

  • DJ Johnny

    Dangit.

    Maybe I could go to some hypnotist/therapist that could de-program me from being a Raider fan.

    I’m too old for multi yr, ‘rebuilds’.

    I just wanna be able to walk into a sports bar and not be laughed at or felt sorry for cuz I have a Raider shirt on…

    I don’t wanna be the team that is the butt of everyones joke.

    I want to enjoy NFL football..and I do…but being latched onto what this org. is doing…which is really NOTHING…like HueJack said …”it’s a joke”.

  • RaidingTexas

    KoolKell Says:

    Crabtree the 49ers go To Guy

    ————————

    Being a Texas Tech fan, I advocated for his selection over DHB. He won’t be a Jerry Rice, but he can become a pretty dam good possession receiver. He does seem to be a prima donna though. I hope he does well for the 49ers anyway.

  • DMAC

    Morning/afternoon peoples!

  • DJ Johnny

    I’d rather the Raiders just leave the NFL and not even play if they are gonna put out schytt teams like this.

    Come back when they are ready to freaking compete.

    Steeler “Nation” would not put up with or accept this crap and their org. wouldn’t allow them to even take a year off to “re” anything.

    Ahhh, but we are the Raiders fans…we can handle it and be good little boys and just accept that “it takes time”.

    I refuse to accept that an 8-8 team for consecutive seasons…that is still young and for the most part intact…in fact has more weapons with a healthy DMAC now back…would be such a pathetic “team” right now.

  • DJ Johnny

    233,

    Morning DMAC.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    My wife has great hips, Maybe the Raiders can give her a tryout at cornerback?

  • DKnight007

    Getting rid of DVD so quickly was a weird decision.

  • DKnight007

    This season is done before it even started.

    McK should have kept Hue Jackson and him and Hue could have hired a better defensive coordinator.

    Allen is in over his head and this Raiders team is not prepared and the hiring of Knapp to ruin the offense was just plan stupid!