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Report: Barksdale waived

The Raiders waived third-round draft pick Joe Barksdale Wednesday morning, according to The Sideline View.

Barksdale was inactive for all three days and was bypassed for backup duty against Pittsburgh in favor of 2012 rookie Tony Bergstrom, who was moved from guard.

The LSU product joins DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa as Class of ’11 picks no longer on the Raiders’ 53-man roster.

Wide receiver Tori Gurley tweeted Tuesday night he had joined the Raiders, although it didn’t specify whether it was on the practice squad or 53-man roster.

Note: Gurley, like linebacker Vic So’oto, is an ex-Green Bay player. Gurley was among the final cuts by the Packers and was signed to the Minnesota practice squad. Unless he was recently waived by Minnesota, Gurley was likely signed to Oakland’s 53-man roster _ much like another ex-Packer _ Brandian Ross _ was last week.

Gurley was on the Packers practice squad last season when general manager Reggie McKenzie was director of football operations.

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  • Raider Riff

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    The Big Banana Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    RockyMountainRaider Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Just listened to the podcast Skip was asked if the Sea-GB game call was the worst he ever seen, he said no and the Tuck Rule game was. Skip claims Al told him after the super bowl that his sources say the refs were on the phone with the commissioner during the review and he said to rule against Oakland.

    ——

    Bingo! It was the commish.
    =========================================

    I have told this story many times. If you remember that game it was supposed to be a snow storm later in the evening. The Raiders won the opening toss and Gruden wisely elected to take the ball knowing points would be at a premium especially with a major snow storm coming.

    On their opening possession, The Raiders methodically drove to midfield where on a 3rd and 6 Gannon threw an easy down and out to Tim Brown for 7 yards and an easy lst down. The refs moved Brown back to where he was thrown OB, and did not give him his forward progress. Everyone went nuts. Gruden wisely challenged the call, and the refs moved the ball up, but still marked it well short of the lst down marker, and forced the Raiders to punt. It was incredible. That play bothered me more than the tuck because we all knew the fix was in.

    After the game in the locker room Gruden told the team, “they are not going to allow you to win here”. It was the last game he ever coached for the Raiders.

    ————

    I still remember that Tim Brown play like it happened yesterday.

    We will never forget.

  • inonewordraider

    Some say he was too smart to be a good football player.
    _____________
    des bryant looks good to me, from his blog posts it seems his skin was thin, worried about fans being critical of players

  • Raider Riff

    Fingers Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Stomp the Donks…. Watching the Texas / Donk game….The Raiders can take this game on Sunday….Mannings getting off to slow starts …and the Donk secondary isnt all that …Palmer and the offense needs to pile it on … Mannings been coming back in the 2nd half but coming up short… The Raider D seemed to pick it up in the 4th qtr Sunday… They’re gonna need to do it in This Sunday too…Beat the Donkeys… Hate them.

    ——-

    Where you watching the game? NFL replay? or online?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    barksdale is a power blocker, reggie and krappy want small weak blockers…

  • fingers

    Riff.. I’m watching my recording of the game… Missed it last night, so I thought I’d watch it today… Think the Raiders can win this one …

  • Raider Riff

    Fingers Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Riff.. I’m watching my recording of the game… Missed it last night, so I thought I’d watch it today… Think the Raiders can win this one …

    —–

    Gotcha.

    How does their D look?

    Any glaring weaknesses? How is their D Line?

  • fingers

    Texan recievers are beating the Donk CB’s deep …

  • omoran

    NATION -I watch a clip on U-TUBE on how REGGIE was watching very carefully, how every player was working out and
    How they play on Sunday.Every position he was looking .
    “HE WAS TIRE OF BARKSDALE”

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Omoran Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Let REGGIE Go out on the field and look at practice.
    Let REGGIE and ALLEN check our army man, our soldiers
    Who are going out in the battlefield, in the trenches
    ——-
    ???

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  • fingers

    Think McFadden will have a good day… Texans running right up the middle

  • Thec

    dracula admitted he fumbled…refs and NFL owe us 2.

  • inonewordraider

    fingers Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Think McFadden will have a good day… Texans running right up the middle
    _____________
    no doubt DMAC will watch the tape on how arian did and want to double his production, let’s see if our improving oline is up to the task

  • inonewordraider

    taiwan needs to show something in practice, would love for him to be the one giving dmac some rest

  • Raider Riff

    REALY REALLY quiet in here when the haters got nothing to talk about.

    LETS TALK SOME FOOTBALL PEOPLE!

  • r8eray

    @MikeKlis

    Broncos RCB Tracy Porter (knee) is practicing this week.
    Porter was benched after getting torched by Andre Johnson early in Sunday’s loss, but the Broncos claimed he was injured. If he was, it doesn’t look serious enough to hold him out in Week 4. Porter should have an easier time with Oakland’s unsettled receiver corps.

    Source: Mike Klis on Twitter

  • omoran

    RaiderNation –If you are going to be good, you are going to be Good from
    The Start–look at the Snake,or Brady!
    So let this man –”SHAKE THIS BUSH TO SEE WHAT COME OUT”.!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    I still remember that Tim Brown play like it happened yesterday.

    We will never forget.
    ====================================

    Exactly. Like a future Hall of Famer and the league MVP don’t know what a lst down marker is.

  • fingers

    Yep… The Oline was pretty good Sunday…gave Palmer plenty of time…if they give Palmer that much time aginst the donks I could see Palmer lighting the Donks up real good

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    fingers Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Think McFadden will have a good day… Texans running right up the middle
    =========================================

    The problem is this is the second week in four where we are playing a team that JUST played the Houston Texans the week before we do. So basically they have not only two weeks of practice against the same system, but they get a full game rehearsal against that system as well.

  • fingers

    We’ll see if Allen can give Knapp and good info on the Donk D…

  • omoran

    REGGIE–I hope you SHAKE THE EARTH UNDER THE RAIDERNATION! ! Remove all the BAD LUCK we had.
    Make the EARTH TREMBLE and make this our RAIDERS
    Strong as AL’S GLADIATORS !

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien

    And the best title award goes to… @justblogbaby Reggie McKenzie Keeps Diving in Packers Dumpster

  • shutdown

    Get off the Al Davis story nonsense.

    Al David had a persecution complex and even when he didn’t, he had a habit of lying for effect.

    No Commish would risk what is claimed here for the very reason that “sources” (as Davis claims there were) could have ruined his career. Period.

    Do I doubt Davis would have told old Skipper that? No, he’d be the perfect skunk to tell. One bs artist feeding another.

  • Raider Riff

    Fingers Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    We’ll see if Allen can give Knapp and good info on the Donk D…

    ———

    We have the talent to dictate. All we have to do is show up and do our jobs.

    If our O-Line can control the game again like we did against Pitt, and our LB corps can continue to play solid, I dont see how we lose this game. It shouldnt even be close.

  • YoungAmerican

    Complete BS YA.

    I just watched the second half. Minutes ago. And yeah, I get the endzone cam and the sideline cam that shows the entire field. I watch each play 3 times. I watch the secondary, then the LB corps, then the D line.

    Kelly was doubled plenty against Pitt and Miami.

    I dont care about these stupid grades. This isnt baseball. You can just go off of raw numbers like Billy Beane.

    The tape dont lie. Kelly has not been a liability in the run. All of the big runs given up this year have been to the outside, not the middle. Kelly and Seymore have created plenty of gaps for the LBs to shoot.

    Effort and awareness? Again, I just got done watching the tape and I was specifically watching him and Seymore. I saw no flaws in Kelly’s effort. And the other semi’s here that have been double checking the tape have been seeing the same thing.

    If Kelly didnt have a large paycheck, nobody would be b!tching about him.

    ============================

    But he DOES have a large paycheck. And even so, the effort, discipline and awareness issues still pop up. Seems like the only people who don’t see it are people from this blog.

    He occasionally gets doubled, and when he does he’s completely removed from the play. Drawing double teams isn’t the same as commanding them – requiring the opposing offense to put two men on you, and still being a factor in the play.

    Moreover, watch him late in the game – singled frequently, and barely any push until the QB has already left the pocket or gotten rid of the ball. In the run game, just watch him on the several 3rd-and-short situations they were in v.s. Pittsburgh. Every time, right up the middle for a 3-5 yard gain. In those situations he was blown off the line.

    He’s a momentum player – when he’s on a roll, he’s hard to deal with. But as soon as the defense is put back on their heels and the opposing offense takes control of the game, he’s nowhere to be found.

    The grades are simply a reflection of how he performs from snap to snap. If you don’t like that kind of analysis, I don’t know what to tell you. If you’re using the same “eye test” that told you that Lito Sheppard played well last season, then I would assert that watching every snap isn’t the same as understanding what’s going on.

  • omoran

    The players that we have left know they have to play good.
    They know the fire is on and its HOT,every men for itself or
    Hang!

  • Raider Riff

    Shutdown Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    Get off the Al Davis story nonsense.

    Al David had a persecution complex and even when he didn’t, he had a habit of lying for effect.

    No Commish would risk what is claimed here for the very reason that “sources” (as Davis claims there were) could have ruined his career. Period.

    Do I doubt Davis would have told old Skipper that? No, he’d be the perfect skunk to tell. One bs artist feeding another.

    ———

    Let us have our conspiracy theory. Even if it isnt true, it at least gives us someone to point the finger at.

    Besides, the conspiracy theory is much more believable than the ref simply thinking it was a forward pass. Because to anyone with two eyes, it wasnt.

  • YoungAmerican

    It’s not that Kelly can’t be an effective player – but he’s a 3-tech, not a 1-tech or shade NT. Moreover, he needs to be on a snap count just as much as Seymour does. At this point, Bryant is pushing for playing time, and at some point this season he’s going to see an equal or greater amount of snaps than Kelly and Seymour.

    Bilukidi is still too raw to get many snaps at NT, though, so Kelly’s presence remains a necessity. I’m glad he restructured his contract, but I have my doubts he’ll be in the team’s plans after this season.

  • Raider Riff

    YoungAmerican Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Complete BS YA.

    I just watched the second half. Minutes ago. And yeah, I get the endzone cam and the sideline cam that shows the entire field. I watch each play 3 times. I watch the secondary, then the LB corps, then the D line.

    Kelly was doubled plenty against Pitt and Miami.

    I dont care about these stupid grades. This isnt baseball. You can just go off of raw numbers like Billy Beane.

    The tape dont lie. Kelly has not been a liability in the run. All of the big runs given up this year have been to the outside, not the middle. Kelly and Seymore have created plenty of gaps for the LBs to shoot.

    Effort and awareness? Again, I just got done watching the tape and I was specifically watching him and Seymore. I saw no flaws in Kelly’s effort. And the other semi’s here that have been double checking the tape have been seeing the same thing.

    If Kelly didnt have a large paycheck, nobody would be b!tching about him.

    ============================

    But he DOES have a large paycheck. And even so, the effort, discipline and awareness issues still pop up. Seems like the only people who don’t see it are people from this blog.

    He occasionally gets doubled, and when he does he’s completely removed from the play. Drawing double teams isn’t the same as commanding them – requiring the opposing offense to put two men on you, and still being a factor in the play.

    Moreover, watch him late in the game – singled frequently, and barely any push until the QB has already left the pocket or gotten rid of the ball. In the run game, just watch him on the several 3rd-and-short situations they were in v.s. Pittsburgh. Every time, right up the middle for a 3-5 yard gain. In those situations he was blown off the line.

    He’s a momentum player – when he’s on a roll, he’s hard to deal with. But as soon as the defense is put back on their heels and the opposing offense takes control of the game, he’s nowhere to be found.

    The grades are simply a reflection of how he performs from snap to snap. If you don’t like that kind of analysis, I don’t know what to tell you. If you’re using the same “eye test” that told you that Lito Sheppard played well last season, then I would assert that watching every snap isn’t the same as understanding what’s going on.

    ———

    Again, BS. He’s doubled more than you say.

    His motor has been fine. I counted only two plays he took off against Pitt.

    I saw him still motoring in the 3rd and 4th quarters against Pitt.

    Youre upset that he’s not blowing up a double team? Seriously, look at what youre asking for. If he’s doubled, someone else is singled and its there job to step up. Plus, even when he’s doubled he is still not getting pushed back and allowing the RB to get his lane.

    NOT ONCE did I see him get blown off the line against Pitt.

    Until you watch the tape a few more times, spare me your grades.

    Yes, he’s had discipline problems. IE: SanDiusky game. And I lit him up for it. Im not afraid to call a spade a spade. The semi’s here know that.

  • raiderinparadise

    Palmer 0-9 on balls 20+ downfield. and he still putting up stats … wait till he gets a couple this week to Moore.

  • omoran

    Hey Reggie –Don’t be affraid ,if they dont want to play or are Lazy ,send them to the UNEMPLOYMENT!

  • Raider Riff

    YoungAmerican Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    It’s not that Kelly can’t be an effective player – but he’s a 3-tech, not a 1-tech or shade NT. Moreover, he needs to be on a snap count just as much as Seymour does. At this point, Bryant is pushing for playing time, and at some point this season he’s going to see an equal or greater amount of snaps than Kelly and Seymour.

    Bilukidi is still too raw to get many snaps at NT, though, so Kelly’s presence remains a necessity. I’m glad he restructured his contract, but I have my doubts he’ll be in the team’s plans after this season.

    ———–

    From what Ive seen, Bryant played better against Pitt than he did against Miami. But we aint going to see him take their starting jobs anytime soon. He is slightly less effective than the other two.

    His roll is to spell them until they are rested enough to get back in the game. A equal replacement he is not.

  • Raider Riff

    Raiderinparadise Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Palmer 0-9 on balls 20+ downfield. and he still putting up stats … wait till he gets a couple this week to Moore.

    ——-

    I think we’re all starting to see that has a lot to do with the refs allowing the DB’s so much freedom to hold and disrupt the route running.

  • Plunketthead

    F.O. Walt

    shutdown Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    Get off the Al Davis story nonsense.

    Al David had a persecution complex and even when he didn’t, he had a habit of lying for effect.

    No Commish would risk what is claimed here for the very reason that “sources” (as Davis claims there were) could have ruined his career. Period.

    Do I doubt Davis would have told old Skipper that? No, he’d be the perfect skunk to tell. One bs artist feeding another

  • omoran

    Let them shake the whole roster–we may come
    out with a few BO JACKSON’s !!!
    This is an EXPERIMENT YEAR let them do it now and think -6-10

  • DutchRaider77

    Did anybody see Michael Bush might be injured and that is why the Bears were looking at Ryan Grant…

  • JB

    I expect to see #92 Big Sey retire at the end of the year. Bad wheels & long of tooth as motivators. If not, expect Reggie to trade or cut him.

  • raiderinparadise

    Raider Riff Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Raiderinparadise Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Palmer 0-9 on balls 20+ downfield. and he still putting up stats … wait till he gets a couple this week to Moore.

    ——-

    I think we’re all starting to see that has a lot to do with the refs allowing the DB’s so much freedom to hold and disrupt the route running.

    ——-

    Partly, but 9 attempts is only 3 a game, thats not much, The West Coast style passing game thrives with short and intermediate passes, high percentage looks.

    Palmer has done well with that thus far. If he can hit a few deep ones it helps everything on offense.

  • omoran

    Let us be 6-10 one or 2 more years.But make us good again.
    We lost 100+ games, who is going to laugh if we lose 120. !!!

  • JR

    LSU and Raiders have not been a good mix. I’m not a Harvey Williams fan either.

  • Raider Riff

    Raiderinparadise Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    Raider Riff Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Raiderinparadise Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Palmer 0-9 on balls 20+ downfield. and he still putting up stats … wait till he gets a couple this week to Moore.

    ——-

    I think we’re all starting to see that has a lot to do with the refs allowing the DB’s so much freedom to hold and disrupt the route running.

    ——-

    Partly, but 9 attempts is only 3 a game, thats not much, The West Coast style passing game thrives with short and intermediate passes, high percentage looks.

    Palmer has done well with that thus far. If he can hit a few deep ones it helps everything on offense.

    ———–

    Another game like Pitt with the effective passing underneath will go a long way to getting the safeties to play up more.

    And if we can get the running game going with a better ypc average (currently 2.8 if you exclude the big run) then the safeties will have to come up.

    We cant force it deep just for the sake of it. Until we make them adjust, we wont get many looks deep.

  • RockyMountainRaider

    I hope we stick it to the Donkeys this week the bronco fans here are so bitter over us owning them at home the last couple years. With manning they think its a super bowl season if we beat them and they go 1-3 they’ll be ready to kill themselves.

  • raiderinparadise

    @Raider Riff Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    ———

    Agreed. Besides with the Broncos thin at LB guys like Reece and Myers, Ausberry, DMC should have great mismatches to pick up YACs

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Re: the tuck game and NFL integrity —

    Brown clearly had the first down. Interestingly, Gruden WON that challenge and the spot WAS changed – but NOT to where it should have been – no first down.

    Early indication we were playing against a stacked deck.

    Confirmed forever by the Tuck Screw administered by Walter Coleman and co.

    And anyone that tries to defend the tuck ruling as being correct according to the letter of the rule is dead WRONG.

    Brady was not in the process of ‘tucking’ the ball. His throwing motion had clearly ended – he had both hands on the ball – and was in the process of looking for a target again when CW stripped him.

    Raider ball. Game over. End of story.

    And just to up the ante – and call the NFL on it’s BS – GET THIS —

    The fix was in for NE the following week in Pittsburgh too.

    The Tuck BS was just a PRELUDE to MORE shenanigans in the AFC title game following week.

    I can’t prove this and I don’t know exactly how it was accomplished – but there is absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind that NE knew every play that Pitt was running on offense that day – BEFORE the ball was snapped.

    Bellicek and company eventually got nailed for their spying antics and stealing signals. I guarantee you that was just the tip of the iceberg. The whole story and extent of what went down that year will never be revealed.

  • raiderinparadise

    Who is the first to record an interception this year?

    Does it happen Sunday?

  • Raidernationdave

    The Raiders were up by 10 with only 8 mins to go….yes Oakland was robbed, jobbed, and totally f*cked by the NFL.

    It never would have happened had the D held on Brady’s TD drive.

    It didn’t have to be this way.

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

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Re: the tuck game and NFL integrity —

    Brown clearly had the first down. Interestingly, Gruden WON that challenge and the spot WAS changed – but NOT to where it should have been – no first down.

    Early indication we were playing against a stacked deck.

    Confirmed forever by the Tuck Screw administered by Walter Coleman and co.

    And anyone that tries to defend the tuck ruling as being correct according to the letter of the rule is dead WRONG.

    Brady was not in the process of ‘tucking’ the ball. His throwing motion had clearly ended – he had both hands on the ball – and was in the process of looking for a target again when CW stripped him.

    Raider ball. Game over. End of story.

    And just to up the ante – and call the NFL on it’s BS – GET THIS —

    The fix was in for NE the following week in Pittsburgh too.

    The Tuck BS was just a PRELUDE to MORE shenanigans in the AFC title game following week.

    I can’t prove this and I don’t know exactly how it was accomplished – but there is absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind that NE knew every play that Pitt was running on offense that day – BEFORE the ball was snapped.

    Bellicek and company eventually got nailed for their spying antics and stealing signals. I guarantee you that was just the tip of the iceberg. The whole story and extent of what went down that year will never be revealed.