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Veteran LB visiting Raiders, Adams not tendered contract

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 1:46 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Kaluka Maiava is scheduled to visit the Raiders at some point this week, according to an NFL Network Tweet.
Maiava started 13 games for the Browns last season, registering 53 tackles and three sacks. He has started 22 of the 50 games he played in during his four-year NFL career, all with the Browns.
Maiava, 6-foot and 229 pounds, played his collegiate ball at USC. The Raiders are thin at linebacker, with the expected release of Rolando McClain and the face Philip Wheeler and Omar Gaither are unrestricted free agents.
Given the Raiders are only $8.5 million under the salary cap right now, mid-level players such as Maiava are the kind of players general manager Reggie McKenzie figures to target, for the most part, in free agency.
In other news, the Raiders opted against tendering a one-year contract to cornerback Phillip Adams. He was Oakland’s lone restricted free agent.

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  • oakfshow

    Reggie is a watermelon head fk stick.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Do you guys finally get to see the picture it is apparently clear, younger hungrier team oriented players

  • NGRaiderfan

    Just saw on nfl.com that tollefson, huff, and dhb got released

  • oakfshow

    DHB on to New England.Real coaches not Reggies wantedededededededededededed guys.

  • riderm

    Anyway in hell MM34 earns Huff’s starting position??

  • oakfshow

    #1 overall pick in2014

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    DHB was tough as nails man.. the season b4 knapp he had almost 1,000 yards and should have except for all the holding penalties the OLINE commited..

    and didnt DA or Reggie said HUFF was going back to saftey?

  • elraidmanhattan

    Expect only hardworking lower priced no ego players going forward this is going the way to go trust me it is going to work.

  • boss01

    Now that Huff is gone, I hope Dee Miliner is not in play and I hope his replacement is not MM34.

  • 00tt00

    I actually liked DHB….thought he was catching better and really like how he runs after the catch….that being said we knew he was over paid…..

    I have a feeling reggie is approaching guys to restructure or cut and they are jumping at the opportunity to get cut

  • elraidmanhattan

    Huff sucked, did any of you guys watch the games this year. Overpriced!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    You guys Reggie might not have even given DHB the OPTION for RESTRUCTURE or PAY CUT..

    Remember these are not his guys

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    DOLPHINS agree to terms with WHEELER

    thats where he always wanted to be anyways

  • 00tt00

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Do you guys finally get to see the picture it is apparently clear, younger hungrier team oriented players
    ====================
    agreed……we will fill those 20 something positions with our 6 draft picks and 14 undrafted kids…….2-14

  • riderm

    $hit, Wheeler is gone?!?!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Man this is tough, but the reality is we need to do this years and years of creating a facade. It is over expect this year as growing pains.
    Seriously don’t you want to see this turned around, we needed this years ago.

  • 00tt00

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    Huff sucked, did any of you guys watch the games this year. Overpriced!
    ==============
    huff was overpriced but a guy who can play multiple positions in the defensive backfield has alot of value

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    WHEELER SIGNS WITH DOLPHINS

  • 00tt00

    at least I’ll be saving the cost of nfl ticket this year

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    SBreport ‏@SBreport

    5 year deal for Wheeler with Miami. He’ll be there until he’s 34. Gut says Oakland didn’t really have a chance.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    NOW you guys know why I have been saying the RAIDERS NEED DRAFT PICKS

  • elraidmanhattan

    Exactly younger we will get. Listen Wheeler was gone a week ago when he said it could go either way, he is still a liability in coverage, and he should thank Reggie for the opportunity.
    Hey, for years I believed the bull that we were close but damn watching now we always manhandled byteams i as always exasperated. Enough is enough if you idiots think that reggie wants to destroy this team you are seriously losers.

  • 90210

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    maybe you people dont understand what reggie meant when he said he ‘believes in building through the draft”

    He means he is not going to spend a lot of money on other peoples reject free agents.

    he also isnt going to try and make a splashy signing for headlines

    I am fine with it. Get young players in the draft and let other teams overspend

    I also like the idea of cutting players like kelly and palmer aging under achievers that are way over paid for their production.

    Funny though i notice that many people ripping reggie today are also the same guys that ripped davis for spending like no tomorrow

    this place is flat out weird at times

    I understand what he meant but be honest do you see a legitimate player worth the #3 pick? I don’t think so! What this Buffon should be doing is trading out of this 3rd pick and also going after key positions like DT, DE, CB, OG through free agency since none of these positions are worth taking at #3! Hopefully he would pick up additional picks by doing so. Now that’s how he would build team through draft just like them fortyphagets.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Dolphins are going to regret the signings seriously ellerbe at 7 million are you kidding wallace at 13 like drunken pirates good world Ireland

  • elraidmanhattan

    Draft draft draft, and smart cheap free agents. Sure let’s pay jennings 10 million a year at 30 brilliant would you be happy with that

  • elraidmanhattan

    Yea right wheeler is great sure let’s give him a 5 year contract, seriously guys get over it

  • elraidmanhattan

    I am and will always bleed silver and black, you need to embrace this regime, better times are coming

  • JB

    How sad that the words “Raiders” and “contender” will not be used in the same sentence anytime soon. Reggie better start getting his schit together lest we be a major contender for the 2014 Clowney Bowl.

  • jesusraiderjim

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    Huff sucked, did any of you guys watch the games this year. Overpriced!
    ==============================================
    It will be hard to replace him. You can’t just sign anyone to look all around and point at the other guys and have that confused look on his face after getting roasted for a TD. We ar screwed.

  • 90210

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    Draft draft draft, and smart cheap free agents. Sure let’s pay jennings 10 million a year at 30 brilliant would you be happy with that

    Why not McFragile at 9+million this yr
    Both are injury prone

  • Priesttj12

    They released DHB and Huff

  • 90210

    McFragile should renegotiate his contract!

  • RaiderSam

    Dakota Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    This team is being cut down to nothing so it can be sold. Mark Davis wants nothing to do with it.

    ==========

    Yeah, especially since the LA Stadium deal is essentially non-existant. . in an economy like this, wtf is buying a football team?

    They’ll be fine, their just blowing up the team to draft all over again – and get cap space to sign all over again.

    Wouldnt we have won the division at least once in the last 3 years with the players we lost?

    thats what i thought.

  • John David Booty

    Nick Roach would be real nice. The type of player I expected Reggie would be good at finding, considering all the hype about his “eye for talent”. Roach is the reason CHI is ready to move on from Urlacher. He’s been under the radar, and thats how CHI wanted to keep it, but I think hes going to make a little change somewhere. Hopefully its here.