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Veteran LB visiting Raiders, Adams not tendered contract

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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  • jackasspuria

    Rudegruden

    Ha! Sniper! Yes, perfect description!

  • RaidingTexas

    John David Booty Says:

    He is a YAC monster, no one can deny that. And good blocker.

    But paid way too much for just those two stats.

  • Just Win Baby

    I think DHB will restructure, Kelly will be gone and take McClain with him. Palmer would probably be dangled as trade bait for someone desperate for a QB before being cut.

  • Whoknows

    Wow. at least we secured Adams. Nothing to do but wait til’ the draft now.

  • jackasspuria

    Posting this because of the McKenzie/Packer connection..

    An NFL source tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette free agent Greg Jennings could return to the Packers if he hasn’t signed with another team by midnight Wednesday.
    It implies Jennings has a standing offer from the Packers, one he might take if no one betters it over the next six hours. It would be a thudding end to free agency for a player who’s spent weeks publicly pumping up his stock, but perhaps best for all involved.

  • Marks hair

    so did we sign mrs. butterworth to play right tackle yet?

  • xraided

    Dansby would be KEY! needs to get done Reggie. he’s going to be gone by the end of the week.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Just Fire Baby Says:

    Lot of people adament we wouldn’t be cutting Palmer.

    They are biting their nails right now.
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    Lot of people adament we would be cutting Palmer.

    They are biting their nails right now.

  • rudegruden

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    so did we sign mrs. butterworth to play right tackle yet?

    ——–
    That quote is still the best i’ve seen in awhile. Props to whoever first said it, I’m too lazy to scroll up.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    DHB should be the best paid Decoy in the league cause he is the only one that plays that position.

  • John David Booty

    RaidingTexas Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    John David Booty Says:

    He is a YAC monster, no one can deny that. And good blocker.

    But paid way too much for just those two stats.
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    Thats why he’ll be gone.

    Dont be surprised if Belichick tries to make something of him. I can see the Bengals taking a shot at him as well.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Dansby is a good illustration of the musical chairs that will be going on over the next two weeks. It seems like a lot of teams are just sitting and waiting. Waiting for the guy who needs to sign but all the teams are out of money or have filled their rosters. Note not much out of Green Bay or Baltimore (except for all the people they are losing).#1 and #2 front offices in Kells article he linked.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Lot of people adament we would be cutting Palmer.

    They are biting their nails right now.

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

    There is no finality today on my side of the debate.

    There is for yours though.

    Tick….tick…..tick

  • rediaR

    1960AutumnWind Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    This is how the logic of some work on this blog.

    “Yea we get a potential starting CB or at least a rotational corner for 630k – what a lousy move. Man I wish Al was here. Maybe we could get Routt back for 16 million over 2 years or something. Have we cut Palmer yet???? Big Reg is probably still at IHOP staring at Denises Tits.”
    ————–
    To be fair, I’ve only seen one guy call it a bad move.

  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Bears gave OT Jermon Bushrod a 5-year, $36 million deal, including $17.7 million guaranteed.

  • realtruraider

    Its goin down….

  • inonewordraider

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    1 min Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

    Pretty shocked that Anthony Fasano got $16M for 4 yrs frim KC. He gets $4.5M to sign, $5.75M total in 2013, $9.5M in 1st 2 yrs. Wow

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    2 mins Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

    Levitre’s deal with TEN, 6yrs $46.8M. Whopping $13M in 2013, $19.5M o er 1st 2 yrs of deal …

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  • rudegruden

    RediaR Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    1960AutumnWind Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    This is how the logic of some work on this blog.

    “Yea we get a potential starting CB or at least a rotational corner for 630k – what a lousy move. Man I wish Al was here. Maybe we could get Routt back for 16 million over 2 years or something. Have we cut Palmer yet???? Big Reg is probably still at IHOP staring at Denises Tits.”
    ————–
    To be fair, I’ve only seen one guy call it a bad move.

    ———-
    Yeah, its more of a “who gives a s&*t” move

  • Al_is_theraiders

    53.8 burn rate…adams

  • Dunno Raider

    Reggie, put down the pancake and slowly walk away from the table.

  • rediaR

    Breaking news! The grass at O.co has been cut!

  • Marks hair

    there goes Bushrod.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    rediaR Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    1960AutumnWind Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    This is how the logic of some work on this blog.

    “Yea we get a potential starting CB or at least a rotational corner for 630k – what a lousy move. Man I wish Al was here. Maybe we could get Routt back for 16 million over 2 years or something. Have we cut Palmer yet???? Big Reg is probably still at IHOP staring at Denises Tits.”
    ————–
    To be fair, I’ve only seen one guy call it a bad move.

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

    True! Lot of guys in here do know their stuff. Just wanting to highlight how absurd that post sounded as well as the tits and the IHOP crap. The tits and IHOP might have been funny a month ago but not sure.

  • Marks hair

    Thanks fatty

  • rudegruden

    1960AutumnWind Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    rediaR Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    1960AutumnWind Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    This is how the logic of some work on this blog.

    “Yea we get a potential starting CB or at least a rotational corner for 630k – what a lousy move. Man I wish Al was here. Maybe we could get Routt back for 16 million over 2 years or something. Have we cut Palmer yet???? Big Reg is probably still at IHOP staring at Denises Tits.”
    ————–
    To be fair, I’ve only seen one guy call it a bad move.

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

    True! Lot of guys in here do know their stuff. Just wanting to highlight how absurd that post sounded as well as the tits and the IHOP crap. The tits and IHOP might have been funny a month ago but not sure.

    ———
    No, its still funny.

  • John David Booty

    Can we get a prediction list here of who the Raiders biggest FA signing this year will be?

    Feel free to list Phillip Adams if you think thats as good as its gonna get.

    I’ll start it off.

    Nnamdi.

  • realtruraider

    LOL, all the other teams fans are talkin about players being signed and the biggest news for us Raider fans are the cuts that are about to go DOWN! Funny thing is Im ok with it

  • Dunno Raider

    There is more news on a IHOP menu than anything we’ve got from the Raiders today. Adams took a pay cut is not news. Sorry. Not my call.

  • Just Win Baby

    Lots of guys getting overpaid. I’m glad to see we aren’t the ones doing it – someone learned what not to do from watching Al Davis kill this team. Gotta be torn down to its’ foundations and rebuilt from the bottom up with players that are actually worth the money they are earning. Most guys signed today won’t fulfill their contracts before they flame out.

  • Marks hair

    we’re not playing to win this year. I’m fine with that. Let’s cut the fat.. cut all the big contracts, trade everybody. Do whatever we have to do and start all over..

  • inonewordraider

    John David Booty Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Can we get a prediction list here of who the Raiders biggest FA signing this year will be?

    Feel free to list Phillip Adams if you think thats as good as its gonna get.

    I’ll start it off.

    Nnamdi.
    _____________
    bryant

  • rediaR

    John David Booty Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Can we get a prediction list here of who the Raiders biggest FA signing this year will be?

    Feel free to list Phillip Adams if you think thats as good as its gonna get.

    I’ll start it off.

    Nnamdi.
    ————————
    Ryan Fitz
    Some UFA

  • rudegruden

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    we’re not playing to win this year. I’m fine with that. Let’s cut the fat.. cut all the big contracts, trade everybody. Do whatever we have to do and start all over..

    ———-
    Hell, why even field a team. Think about how much money we can save then!!!!

  • Whoknows

    John David Booty Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Can we get a prediction list here of who the Raiders biggest FA signing this year will be?

    Feel free to list Phillip Adams if you think thats as good as its gonna get.

    I’ll start it off.

    Nnamdi.
    **********************
    If the Packers have a guard on their practice squad that is who I choose.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Pretty shocked that Anthony Fasano got $16M for 4 yrs frim KC. He gets $4.5M to sign, $5.75M total in 2013, $9.5M in 1st 2 yrs. Wow

    ++++++++++++
    Did they bury Al in Arrowhead Stadium? LOL, wtf?

  • RaidingTexas

    Realtruraider Says:

    LOL, all the other teams fans are talkin about players being signed and the biggest news for us Raider fans are the cuts that are about to go DOWN! Funny thing is Im ok with it

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    No news for the cowgirl fans here either. They just lost the last remaining guy from their 2009 draft class, John Phillips, to San Diego.

  • poprox13

    Reggie is taking the Rooty Tooty Fresh n Fruity approach

  • rudegruden

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    Pretty shocked that Anthony Fasano got $16M for 4 yrs frim KC. He gets $4.5M to sign, $5.75M total in 2013, $9.5M in 1st 2 yrs. Wow

    ++++++++++++
    Did they bury Al in Arrowhead Stadium? LOL, wtf?

    ————–
    That is funny, but it won’t be if KC puts the beat down on us this year.

  • rediaR

    Chaz Powell

  • inonewordraider

    Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

    Ravens have agreed to terms with DL Chris Canty, who was for a visit today

  • RaidingTexas

    John David Booty Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Can we get a prediction list here of who the Raiders biggest FA signing this year will be?

    Feel free to list Phillip Adams if you think thats as good as its gonna get.

    I’ll start it off.

    Nnamdi.

    ———————————–

    I’ll cry myself to sleep if it happens, but put me down for VY.

  • The_Judge37

    The IHOP jokes are becoming less funny as they near Reality.

  • Dunno Raider

    “and with the third pick in the 2013 nfl draft, the Oakland Raiders take: the IHOP SIMPLE & FIT Blueberry Harvest Grain ‘N Nut® Combo”

    (cheers and applause and screeches fill the room as Reggie is grinning from ear to ear)

  • Whoknows

    Is there a strategic reason for not doing anything and waiting to cut players?

  • Marks hair

    I think I biggest fa signing will be 1 of those broken down Broncos.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Adams did not take a paycut. We did not use our tender on him.

    As for predictions:
    Our biggest FA signing will be a RT but I am not sure who just yet. We will also sign a decent corner, another corner and a MLB besides Gaither. Our biggest move will be to trade down and accumumlate picks as teams get in bidding war over Millner. A lot of this is based on hope because it presupposes a good value at RT and bidding war for Millner at #3 as opposed to #2 or #1.

    Unfortunately I think Bryant, Wheeler and Meyers all move on and we bring in some 2nd teir FAs to fill in but it will not be equal.

  • Gdog

    John David Booty Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I think DHB will be a casualty. Making too much, current staff doesnt know how to use him, and Reggie has zero emotional tie to him and will feel he is easily replaceable. I like the guy and hope he learns how to catch. He can be dangerous for another team. He is a YAC monster, no one can deny that.

    >>>

    Agreed.

    He should be a bubble screen machine. Unfortunately Knapp had that play at the bottom of his play book.

    CP doesn’t seem to trust him at all.

  • rediaR

    Whoknows Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    Is there a strategic reason for not doing anything and waiting to cut players?
    ————–
    There can be.

  • Charlie

    We are looking at 7 wins at best this year but we are cleaning up the garbage contracts that have killed us since 2007.

    I think Kelly and DHB are the next to go if they do not take LESS. NOT restructure-take less.

    McClain is gone. Just waiting for the right time.

  • rudegruden

    Whoknows Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    Is there a strategic reason for not doing anything and waiting to cut players?

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    Reggie hasn’t woke up yet from his mid day nap