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All 17 Raiders UFAs free to seek deals

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 1:21 pm in Oakland Raiders.

As the new league year started at 1 p.m., all 17 of the Raiders unrestricted free agents hit the open market.

Most notably, that includes linebacker Philip Wheeler, defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and tight end Brandon Myers, all of whom enjoyed productive seasons on a 4-12 team in 2012.

Others free to sign with the highest bidder include starting right tackle Khalif Barnes and left guard Cooper Carlisle, defensive end Andre Carter, linebacker Omar Gaither, safety Matt Giordano, running back Mike Goodson, wide receiver Derek hagan, cornerback Joselio Hanson, punter Shane Lechler, quarterback Matt Leinart, safety Mike Mitchell, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, defensive end Matt Shaughnessy and cornerback Shawntae Spencer.

Some could still return after they test the market and compare it with what they could get in Oakland.

The Raiders have made no announcements regarding players who have been released, with middle linebacker Rolando McClain heading the list.

Given that the Raiders are already $8 million under the salary cap, players with large contracts such as quarterback Carson Palmer ($13 million salary, $15 million cap number, Tommy Kelly ($6.5 million salary, $9.4 million cap number) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward Bey ($7.7 million salary, $10.6 million cap number) can be dealt with when the Raiders need room to sign more players.

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  • DMAC

    Primero perros!

  • DMAC

    2 chainz!!!!!!

  • DMAC

    los tres amigos!

  • DMAC

    Shek cuatro

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • DMAC

    I can name 6 losers that should be cut already!

  • R8ER MIKE

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    DMAC… here ya go brother….
    puff puff pass !!

  • guest123

    Bills released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

  • ian85

    Looks like Tannehill just got a nice new weapon in Mike Wallace

  • guest123

    Anthony Fasano signed by KC

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    DMAC… here ya go brother….
    puff puff pass !!
    ======

    Cool schit ODB, but I almost burned a hole in my throat hittin that schit so hard.

  • DMAC

    Rashard Mendenhall will visit the Cardinals and Broncos.

  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Chargers trying to get done a deal with Cowboys free-agent TE John Phillips.

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  • inonewordraider

    fitzpatrick gone so bills might trade for #3? will az pick him up?

  • guest123

    The Bills releasing Fitzpatrick is a $10 million hit against the Bills salary cap. Retaining him would have cost them $10.5 million vs. the cap.

    Kind of what I was hoping the Raiders would do with McClain.

  • Dakota

    784.DMAC Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    Chiefs agreed to terms with TE Anthony Fasano.

    +++++++++

    Damn, I really wanted that ND player!

    fml!

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol lol
    GreenPowerRangerKush !!!! lol lol lol

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders need to find a TE that can block! Meyers was horrible at setting the edge in the blocking.

    One of the main reasons DMAC could never get to the corner on the sweeps without being stuffed. Remember that long run last year vs the JETS?? DMAC on 75 yards cuz the edge was sealed off.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    SBreport ‏@SBreport

    Generally speaking, free agents hold their highest value today. Price drops every day. One reason why McKenzie probably not making cuts yet.

  • Thec

    Raiders FA Banquet…….chirping sound of Crickets.

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    lol lol
    GreenPowerRangerKush !!!! lol lol lol
    ========

    lmao
    Schit is kickin harder than jackie chan!

  • guest123

    Bills dumping Fitzpatrick makes the whole tradeup for Geno interesting for us at #3

  • DMAC

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Raiders need to find a TE that can block! Meyers was horrible at setting the edge in the blocking.

    One of the main reasons DMAC could never get to the corner on the sweeps without being stuffed. Remember that long run last year vs the JETS?? DMAC on 75 yards cuz the edge was sealed off.
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    Boss

    Wouldn’t mind us signing D. Walker

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I could see Dennis Allen could pumped up and fired up after seeing all the talent thats available.. Guys are getting cut and he is saying REGGIE!!

    Reggie is just like.. SIT YO AZZZ down son.. control yoself

  • guest123

    Who will be the first Raider FA poached of the 17 UFA’s that Reggie is dangling in the wind?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Also meyers sucks at blocking in the passing game..

    Remember those playactions or Carson would playaction to the right.. .DEFENDER in his way.. thanks meyers

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Bills release Fitzpatrick.. a year after giving him a 54 Million dollar contract..

    He will invest the money well tho

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Generally speaking, free agents hold their highest value today. Price drops every day. One reason why McKenzie probably not making cuts yet.

    ===========

    if they were going to cut a player, wouldn’t they want to do it sooner then so they would get signed for more money and in turn there wuld be more cap relief for the raiders.

    this statement was based on something i heard in the way of when a someone is cut and signed somewhere else, the number they were signed for is taken away from what the team that cut them owes to the player.

    ——————————-

    think he means.. Reggie has no pressure to cut anyone yet… CUZ they dont need the money yet to go after guys in FA.. just gonna wait

  • Thec

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    I could see Dennis Allen could pumped up and fired up after seeing all the talent thats available.. Guys are getting cut and he is saying REGGIE!!

    Reggie is just like.. SIT YO AZZZ down son.. control yoself

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

    ROFLMAO…….ROFLMAO…..

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Jets interested in GOODSON?? NO biggie

  • Thec

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Bills release Fitzpatrick.. a year after giving him a 54 Million dollar contract..

    He will invest the money well tho

    ++++++++++

    The game he had against us kinda started/sealed their fate…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Mike Wallace.. PAID FOR HIS SPEED… the guy drops alot of passes..

  • R8ER MIKE

    guest123 Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    Who will be the first Raider FA poached of the 17 UFA’s that Reggie is dangling in the wind?

    *********************************
    today .. none..
    none of these guys are blue chip free agants.

  • RaidingTexas

    Cricket infestation at 1220 Harbor Bay Pkwy. Someone call Terminix.

  • saladfingerz

    bring Nmamdi home!

  • inonewordraider

    the fact that bryant and wheeler haven’t signed tells me they weren’t giving us a discount, not that they should

  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Former Bills G Andy Levitre has reached agreement in principle with the Titans on 5-year, $39 million deal.

  • boss01

    Its official, Mike Wallace to Dolphins

  • Thec

    Wheels and the hot dog guy are out….Hope bryant stays however, I have my doubts

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    BIlls could have released FITZPATRICK after JUNE 1st and spread the cap hit over two years.

  • R8ER MIKE

    ??? anybody else here high as a kite ???

  • saladfingerz

    sorry.
    Nnamdi.

  • devilr8er

    RaidingTexas Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    Cricket infestation at 1220 Harbor Bay Pkwy. Someone call Terminix.
    _________________________________

    HAHAHA!!!!

  • saladfingerz

    Huge Action…going on vacay with Doo Suk Sum and Badmood Imadinnerjacket

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL

    #Raiders. RT @adbrandt: Strategy in GB was to hope for as much “stupid money” spent in early days of FA, then sift through rest of group.

    ———————–

    Its smart.

  • Dakota

    Wallace
    Fasano
    Levitre
    Loadholt

    All on my wish list and all gone already.

    fk

  • TheGreatness

    Why hasn’t Mclain been released yet??? Its been a half hour already.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    because Reggie doesnt need to release MClain yet.

  • inonewordraider

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    3 mins Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Chiefs reached agreement in principle on a four-year deal with former Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano.

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    someone else already mentioned this but…

  • devilr8er

    Baltimore will be a shell of itself