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Raiders sign So’oto, waive Ihenacho

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 2:22 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker Vic So’oto Tuesday and waived Carl Iheanacho, the club announced.

So’oto, 6-foot-2, 255 pounds, played in seven games with the Packers last season after being an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young. He was placed on injured reserve Aug. 31 with an ankle injury and released Sept. 10 following an injury settlement.

A second cousin of Junior Seau, So’oto had seven tackles and one sack for Green Bay last season, playing on special teams and defense.

Ihenacho, out of San Jose State, a defensive end by trade, moved to linebacker this season and played sparingly through three games.

The Raiders also released defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga from their practice squad.

Wide receiver Tori Gurley sent out a Tweet saying that he signed with the Raiders. A team spokesperson said no announcement was forthcoming Tuesday.

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  • RaiderLen

    KoolKell Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    Yeah, he completely sealed the backside on that run
    ——————————–
    That was a play that added a feather to JFB’s hat.

    Nice play by Savage.

  • raiderinparadise

    Tori Gurley ‏@TGurley81
    I’m officially an Oakland Raider!!! So blessed & thankful to be in the NFL
    —–

    Theres your WR x packer

  • RaiderLen

    303Raider Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    We need to run, run, run the ball this Sunday to win, period.

    We’ve beaten the Donks 4 straight times, all 4 times we ran the ball down their throat.

    Today they just announced starting middle linebacker, Joe mays is suspended this Sunday. The Donks are already with out DJ Williams and their back up LB is out with a concussion.

    We will kill them with running the ball. I expect to see more of Taiwan Jones and Goodson this Sunday!
    —————————————-
    In order of priority.

    Get DMAC loose.

    Give Taiwan a chance to get out of the dog house.

    Goodson will spell DMAC after he busts off a few runs of 30 or more.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Oh well, it was a great play.

  • raiderinparadise

    Tori Gurley from South Carolina.

  • raiderinparadise

    i’m assuming practice squad, depending on DHB

  • RaiderLen

    KoolKell Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    Oh well, it was a great play.
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    lol…It was.

  • Raider8

    Fouts calls Ausberry a “weapon” at the TE position.

  • Raider8

    the td pass to dhb was a thing of beauty.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    Speaking of the last play of the game last night in Seattle…How many of you remember a similar situation we were in last year in Buffalo…..but the refs called it differently.

    Denarius Moore appears to take the ball away from the defender for a bit but then he gets it back.

    http://www.buffalobills.com/media-center/videos/Raiders-last-chance/fc5b7980-b956-49e9-9cba-da345ac5a649

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Raider8 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Fouts calls Ausberry a “weapon” at the TE position.
    ====================================================

    Myers is really turning into a nice player. Not only does he have very good hands, but he is making big plays. Richard Gordon caught his lst career TD and seems to be improving and if that is not enough, it looks like David Ausberry also is beginning to be a mismatch nightmare.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    303Raider Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    We need to run, run, run the ball this Sunday to win, period.

    We’ve beaten the Donks 4 straight times, all 4 times we ran the ball down their throat.

    Today they just announced starting middle linebacker, Joe mays is suspended this Sunday. The Donks are already with out DJ Williams and their back up LB is out with a concussion.

    We will kill them with running the ball. I expect to see more of Taiwan Jones and Goodson this Sunday!
    ==========================================

    They are not throwing the ball that well which is our weakness. They are also not running the ball that well. Ryan Clady has been superb for them, but I will bet they will try to come out firing against us. We need to see some pass rush!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Damn, Dude got his ear knocked off?

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    Whats so funny about last nights game is Golden Tate acts like he actually caught the ball even though we can all clearly see he did not, if I was him I would shut up and be happy you got one given to you.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “Fouts calls Ausberry a “weapon” at the TE position.”

    Fouts was giving Palmer a lot of love yesterday and he is usually pretty critical of other QB’s

  • Raiders for life

    Myers is really turning into a nice player. Not only does he have very good hands, but he is making big plays.

    ###################

    Remember when he got called up from the practice squad. I think it was one of the times Miller got his bell rung. Myers has always looked pretty solid. I’m not sure why all hate for him during preseason. Lots of folks wanting to bring in Shockley or some other washed up TE.
    You all remember how good Miller was for awhile, Myers learned from him……and Boss.
    Myers, Gordon and Ausberry are starting to look legit.

  • 303Raider

    Running keeps Peyton off the field and eats up the clock.

    Exxpect more play action and throws to the middle of the filed to Meyers or Ausberry.

    I would also expect some screens, we haven’t seen that many and this Sunday we should see some.

    Lastly DA will have a little up his sleeve for the defense of the DONKS as he knows most of the guys on that side of the ball.

    Peyton is the X Factor. run the ball, stop the run, and a few blitzes and sacks on Peyton and we should be able to creat some turnovers.

  • RaiderLen

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    Whats so funny about last nights game is Golden Tate acts like he actually caught the ball even though we can all clearly see he did not, if I was him I would shut up and be happy you got one given to you.
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    No Kidding.

    Either He’s playing opossum, or He is deluded.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    “Fouts calls Ausberry a “weapon” at the TE position.”

    Fouts was giving Palmer a lot of love yesterday and he is usually pretty critical of other QB’s
    ===============================================

    I wrote yesterday that the 3rd and 10 conversion to Myers that essentially won yesterdays game was one of the most amazing throws I have EVER seen. Palmer put that into about a 6inch by 6 inch window. And it was a dart. Myers made a HUGE PLAY, got concussed, and STILL held on. Big time play from both of those players.

  • dr_robert

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    Found this on the web:

    “Master Beecham Wedding Book”

    http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/wedding/master-beecham-wedding-book-copy-6216750

    ################
    wait, what’s up with that?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    I have not chimed in on this debacle and watching the game live I thought CLEARLY it was a GB INT. The only issue is when Tate lands on his ass he either has the ball or has part of the ball. The play would be over right there. The GB player rolls over and takes the ball at that point. I think Seattle does have some claim. Still it is a travesty.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    dr_robert Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    Found this on the web:

    “Master Beecham Wedding Book”

    http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/wedding/master-beecham-wedding-book-copy-6216750

    ################
    wait, what’s up with that?
    =====================================

    Some homo eroticism probably.

  • Raider8

    KoolKell Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    Damn, Dude got his ear knocked off?

    did you see that play? his helmet came off and he grabbed his head right away in pain. vicious hit. i didn’t see his piece of ear tho.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    Watching the replay on NFLN right now and Palmer’s TD pass to Richard Gordon looked like it was Palmers 3rd or 4th choice he went through his reads so fast it was a thing of beauty to watch again!

  • RaiderLen

    I’d love to see us able to run the ball at will.

    It would go a long way in covering deficiencies in our defense.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Wow, triple 6 AND Doc Robert here. Aren’t you guys supposed to be me? Or me you? haha.

  • RaidO

    Who cares about the hail marry play last night. Gezz

    It’s not like it was the AFC divisional playoff game in the snow.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Forgot how big that KO return by Goodson was.

    Down 10 in the 3rd quarter, if he returns that to the 16 yard line, the shoulders start to sag a little. Instead he had a nice cut back, hit the jets, and got it past midfield.

    Also watch the Darren TD that got reversed to just short of the goalline. Our buddy Carlisle blocks one guy to the ground, than gets a good shove in on TWO OTHER PLAYERS, and is right there slapping Darren on the tail leading him in.

    That’s a captain.

  • Raider8

    you guys should be happy we have palmer as our qb instead of pining for pryor or saying he’s washed up.

  • RaiderLen

    Also watch the Darren TD that got reversed to just short of the goalline. Our buddy Carlisle blocks one guy to the ground, than gets a good shove in on TWO OTHER PLAYERS, and is right there slapping Darren on the tail leading him in.

    That’s a captain.
    ——————————–
    I liked when he had the presence of mind to stand up when Keisel encroached, and drew the offside penalty.

    That’s a guy with football IQ.

  • Raiders for life

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    Forgot how big that KO return by Goodson was.

    Down 10 in the 3rd quarter, if he returns that to the 16 yard line, the shoulders start to sag a little. Instead he had a nice cut back, hit the jets, and got it past midfield.

    #####################

    And no flag, I’ve gotten so used to the big plays like that being called back because of holding, a block in the back but NOT that time when the Raiders needed it. Disipline setting in? I hope so.

  • RaiderLen

    Raider8 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    you guys should be happy we have palmer as our qb instead of pining for pryor or saying he’s washed up.
    ————————————
    What Guys?

    Most seem tom be fine with Palmer.

    Having said that, I’d love for TP to be the Guy in 2 or 3 years.

    It could be a long term solution to a long time problem.

  • Raider8

    is gio still injured?

  • J Hill

    That pass to Streater was one of the best passes I’ve ever seen.

    Top fuhhggin notch!!!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    Speaking of the last play of the game last night in Seattle…How many of you remember a similar situation we were in last year in Buffalo…..but the refs called it differently.

    Denarius Moore appears to take the ball away from the defender for a bit but then he gets it back.

    http://www.buffalobills.com/media-center/videos/Raiders-last-chance/fc5b7980-b956-49e9-9cba-da345ac5a649
    ———–
    Looks like the exact same scenario.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Gurley was a Packer too.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaiderLen Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Also watch the Darren TD that got reversed to just short of the goalline. Our buddy Carlisle blocks one guy to the ground, than gets a good shove in on TWO OTHER PLAYERS, and is right there slapping Darren on the tail leading him in.

    That’s a captain.
    ——————————–
    I liked when he had the presence of mind to stand up when Keisel encroached, and drew the offside penalty.

    That’s a guy with football IQ.
    ======================================

    Exactly. That play on Keisel was huge. And it’s not like Keisel has just played in the trenches for two weeks.

  • RaidO

    Raider8 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    you guys should be happy we have palmer as our qb instead of pining for pryor or saying he’s washed up.=======
    ———————————

    Hold up there. Slow your roll. Palmer had 2 good qtrs last game BUT:

    1. He is very familiar with the steeler D
    2. Troy Polamalu out
    3. James Harrison out.

    4.Before you go making other excuses the Steeler D without Polamalu and Harrsion is like the Ravens without Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. You think the Ravens would have beat the Pats without them? No!

    I hope Carson builds on this win but Mr INT is bound to show his face anytime now.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Raider8 Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    is gio still injured?
    ===========================

    No, cramps. Dehydration

  • Thec

    The Oakland Packers, or Green Bay Raiders

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    J Hill Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    That pass to Streater was one of the best passes I’ve ever seen.

    Top fuhhggin notch!!!
    ===================================

    Or the TD to DHB
    Or the 3rd Down conversion to Myers
    Or the deep out to Moore
    Let’s not forget the TD to Moore………..

  • morilla

    Willie Smith looks pretty good.

  • Just Fire Baby

    That pass to Streater was one of the best passes I’ve ever seen.

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

    Great catch, even better throw.

    3rd down, team down 10……..clutch, clutch play, basically saved the season.

  • fangsraiders

    Week 3 Baboon QB Stats – Attempts=150…Completions=74…Pct=49% <—-what a joke

  • Thec

    I have to gibe my man Myers credit. He has been ballin, He even showed some yacability on a catch.

  • Thec

    JFB, is Auz still the Bar S brand?

  • Just Fire Baby

    JFB, is Auz still the Bar S brand?

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

    I think our entire TE group have been upgraded to Kielbasa

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “old up there. Slow your roll. Palmer had 2 good qtrs last game BUT:

    1. He is very familiar with the steeler D
    2. Troy Polamalu out
    3. James Harrison out.

    4.Before you go making other excuses the Steeler D without Polamalu and Harrsion is like the Ravens without Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. You think the Ravens would have beat the Pats without them? No!

    I hope Carson builds on this win but Mr INT is bound to show his face anytime now.”

    You are a complete dolt!

    We were missing our 2 starting corners, Jacoby Ford and couple of others. Stop it with the 13 year old girl whining about Palmer he is the QB.

    Look at how horrible Vick and Newton are playing they tare throwing 3 or 4 INT’s a game and n o one is calling for their heads.

    Shove it up your fat lazy ass with your anti Palmer rhetoric!

  • RaidO

    Thec Says:
    September 25th, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    The Oakland Packers, or Green Bay Raiders
    —————————

    -Oakland Texans, Houston Raiders

  • Thec

    The thing I like most about the O was the fact we were running no huddle. No sure why we did not do that more last year. Hope it becomes a staple where we run it every game.