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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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  • Just Fire Baby

    Huff gone is a tad bit of a suprise.

    Guess that was the reason for the nonchalant answers to whether he was a CB or safety.

  • Gdog

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    OK, I-Hop people, we get it.

    Time for a 2nd act please.

    >>>>

    Hey, something we agree on!

  • Just Fire Baby

    AIG,

    We are under the cap, how much, who knows.

    But we should have room to sign some lower-tier guys right now if need be.

  • aig-raiders

    Good luck to dhb and huff. Stand up guys but they never made enough plays to justify their contracts.

  • inonewordraider

    sad to see dhb go, was a true raider, never forget the td v the texans after al passed

  • The_Judge37

    496.Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    OK, I-Hop people, we get it.

    Time for a 2nd act please.
    ——-

    Like Carrows?

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Huffy gone? upha. Reggie must be licking his fingernails just thinking of Adrian Wilson and Ed Reed, and the grand slam breakfast.

  • boss01

    Who replaces Huff now????

  • rediaR

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    is it me but we aint got any money to spend on FA anyways right? We’re about 8 mil under the cap. Can someone validate the numbers? JFB?
    ——————–
    Significantly more now that DHB and Huff were cut.

  • The_Judge37

    Glad to see Huff gone, what a huge POS he was.

  • aig-raiders

    Last I heard was 8 mil. Hopefully we can get more. I am not a fan of dropping bid dollars on FA. We found Wheeler for cheap last year. Hopefully we can do the same.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    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

  • Just Fire Baby

    Well, DHB better learn to cover punts, or his NFL career might be over.

  • The_Judge37

    508.boss01 Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Who replaces Huff now????
    ——-

    Same person as when he was on the team, Thin Air

  • aig-raiders

    I’m a huge Adrian Wilson fan. That man can flat out play. Reed will want to go to a contender but Adrian will be awesome. I wanted Boldin but I knew we couldnt afford his numbers.

  • The_Judge37

    If it’s true they’re gone, then start making some damm moves on Free Agents.

  • J Hill

    Raiders have released WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, DB Michael Huff and DE David Tollefson; and re-signed DB Phillip Adams.

  • Dunno Raider

    boss01 Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Who replaces Huff now????
    ****************************************

    Whoever Reggie can pilfer from Green Bays dumpster.

  • J Hill

    Ross replaces Huff

  • Marks hair

    Smh…

  • boss01

    No way Huff and DHB get cut and McClain and Kelly should get to stay. Say what you want about DHB and Huff being busts but at least effort and work ethic was not their problem.

  • Just Win Baby

    I hope they sign Atari Bigby at safety. We cut Huff and DHB but still have McClain? Oh boy….

  • realtruraider

    Damn, surprised Huff got cut and not happy about DHB unless he refused to take paycut, Huff has a ton of deadmoney I believe. Strange no McClain, Kelly

  • inonewordraider

    Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

    Raiders announce release of Heyward-Bey (no surprise w/him set to make $8M and Huff, who had a roster bonus due. Hearing Palmer likely stays

  • rediaR

    Dunno Raider Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    boss01 Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Who replaces Huff now????
    ****************************************

    Whoever Reggie can pilfer from Green Bays dumpster.
    ————————–
    Chaz Powell it is then. Welcome back to the silver and black!

  • ian85

    Raiders release Huff and DHB

  • rediaR

    23 million under now. Hmmmm

  • elraidmanhattan

    Reggie going according to plan, huff was a liability never lived up to his rep out of texas, DHB not only inconsistent but overpriced and that DUI didn’t help. Reggie wa ts his own guys period the end, this is not the end.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Huff and DHB gone. I guess that doesn’t mean Pryor is the starter.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Palmer stays at restructure for sure, also sure if we cut him he would have retired

  • Just Fire Baby

    I always thought the best bet was to try to trade Carson over the weeknd of the draft.

    Guess I will have to grasp to that hope moving forward.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    LoL at ROSS at saftey.. maybe in the PRESEASON

    the saftey is coming from the draft or FA.. Raiders have mad CAP SPACE NOW

    but wow at huff. No more him getting burnt on SUNDAYS or whiffing on tackles at the saftey spot

  • inonewordraider

    so palmer and kelly reworking deals? reggie admitting he made a mistake on tolleson. how does the dhb is a #1 camp feel?

  • Just Win Baby

    …..but we aren’t rebuilding.

  • oakfshow

    Rod Streater will fix it.=Doug Gabrial

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

    Seriously getting angry.
    DHB should have been a restructure not a cut!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    DHB is gonna be the Mike Wallace replacement or go to the RAVENS

    Steelers or Ravens in play for DHB

    Adrian Wilson in play for Raiders..so is mike mitchell

  • elraidmanhattan

    Palmer stays only as bridge, this definitely will be his last year here.

  • Marks hair

    512.. I just want to pick a direction and go in it. Are we completely stripping down the pay of this roster and starting over? or we going to carry guys like Palmer.. why? If we’re gonna play for the playoffs let’s spend some money AD style. If not lets gut this stinkfish.. 1 way or the other… not meandering around somewhere in the middle.

  • morilla

    Ouch

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Anything is possible at this point with who REGGIE CUTS…

  • elraidmanhattan

    DHB might have just said no to restructure

  • chargerschoke

    Big Reg about to load up with more young money hungry beasts who love football and hitting! He will get some compensatory picks and maybe a lower 1 and a 2nd round pick for our 3. If Kelly doesn’t take a cut he may be gone, DHB is overpaid based on his production compared to Streater. Jacoby is a steal and should shine next season, we could have 9 or 10 picks in the draft with 2 big speedy lockdown corners and a stud DL and beast LB.

  • Just Win Baby

    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    Seriously getting angry.
    DHB should have been a restructure not a cut!

    =============
    He doesn’t have to agree to restructure. Maybe they had no choice but to cut him.

  • chargerschoke

    Dhb cut hmmm.

  • http://singleness-of-purpose 909RaiderLifer

    Reggie whacking all of Al’s #1 picks…

    Slo McWhiff is next……

  • Marks hair

    Way better safties than huff in this draft

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Tommy Kelly and Slowlando should be cut regardless of their cap number. Only way to clean the toilet is by flushing the turds out first! you can quote me on that.

  • elraidmanhattan

    I said it many times reggie saw the roster gave it the old college try this year and got seriously disgusted as he should have, and said thats it complete roster makeover branch is on board palmer ( guarantee restructure) on board….character players boys that is the future raiders