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Raiders meeting with two veteran free agents

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 12:06 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders reportedly are interested enough in linebacker Nick Roach and defensive tackle Pat Sims to schedule meetings with both players at some point this week, according to reports.
Sims, 27, started 23 games during his five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, but only one of those starts came the past two seasons. He recorded 17 tackles in eight games last season.
The Raiders are down two defensive tackles from last season’s roster as of right now — Richard Seymour is a free agent, Desmond Bryant signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Roach, 27, started 59 games during his six seasons with the Chicago Bears. More than half those starts came the past two seasons.
Roach also is on the radar of several other teams. The Raiders are seeking an infusion of talent for a linebacking corps that just lost Phillip Wheeler and soon is expected to lose Rolando McClain.
In other news, the Raiders re-signed cornerback Coye Francies, who was with the Raiders last season and played mostly special teams.

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  • alzadoX

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    The Raiders also signed defensive end Jason Hunter, who last played in 2011 for the Broncos. Hunter has 23 starts in six seasons, 3 for GBay
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  • The_Judge37

    Now i’m starting to miss the days of inactivity from Reggie

  • raiderinparadise

    Dakota Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    At least these guys never played for the Packers!

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    Jason Hunter started his career there

  • Dakota

    Is this what Jewish people feel like on Christmas morning?

  • boss01

    Cardinals signed Yeremiah Bell

  • severeraiderz

    NGRaiderfan Says:March 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm340.severeraiderz Says:March 13th, 2013 at 2:31 pmNGRaiderfanThe difference is that Dennis Allen took essentialy the same roster as Hue, one could argue a better roster, and produced a much worse product. He had the latitude to hire his own staff and fired almost half of them a year later, did they not deserve another year? Allen concluded that he had seen enough after one year to conclude that they should be fired, why couldn’t one come to the same conclusion about him?
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    the same roster minus the best pass rusher and two starting corners, and then he had the two starting corners who were supposed to replace them both go down by week 2. his starting safety playing corner by week 4. starting pro bowl DT missing at least 10 games. 4th round rookie OLB starting, 1st round bust MLB starting, a ss that was playing hurt all year, a FS that would barely make the 53 man roster on any other club starting, and than pulling a hamstring everytime he got beat. starting guard moving to center, new RG, new LG. Yea, thats pretty much the same team.His major failure was knapp, that’s on him. it’s called a rookie mistake. Hue made his fare share as well.

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    Seymour made the pro bowl on name alone, I’d take pat lee over chris johnson and I’d take huff at corner over routt. Wimbley was replaced with Wheeler, which was an overall upgrade. Not a fan of Miles, but I’d take him over Groves. He also had Shaughnessy the whole year. He chose to move wiz to center and our crown jewel FA acquisition was supposed to be Briesel. He had Palmer and Dmac on the field together and the benefit of a full offseason thanks to there not being a lockout. Our defense has been terrible for years but his decisions are the sole reason that our offense saw a dramatic dropoff

  • inonewordraider

    Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL
    The Raiders also signed defensive end Jason Hunter, who last played in 2011 for the Broncos. Hunter has 23 starts in six seasons, 3 for GBay

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  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    0-16.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Dakota

    new post

  • Chris in NY

    Maiava is a decent signing. Apparently Reggie learned from his mistake with Wheeler by locking him in for more than one year.

    Sims sounds like another Bartell type. OK, but likely to be injured.

  • NGRaiderfan

    456.severeraiderz Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    NGRaiderfan Says:March 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm340.severeraiderz Says:March 13th, 2013 at 2:31 pmNGRaiderfanThe difference is that Dennis Allen took essentialy the same roster as Hue, one could argue a better roster, and produced a much worse product. He had the latitude to hire his own staff and fired almost half of them a year later, did they not deserve another year? Allen concluded that he had seen enough after one year to conclude that they should be fired, why couldn’t one come to the same conclusion about him?
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    the same roster minus the best pass rusher and two starting corners, and then he had the two starting corners who were supposed to replace them both go down by week 2. his starting safety playing corner by week 4. starting pro bowl DT missing at least 10 games. 4th round rookie OLB starting, 1st round bust MLB starting, a ss that was playing hurt all year, a FS that would barely make the 53 man roster on any other club starting, and than pulling a hamstring everytime he got beat. starting guard moving to center, new RG, new LG. Yea, thats pretty much the same team.His major failure was knapp, that’s on him. it’s called a rookie mistake. Hue made his fare share as well.

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    Seymour made the pro bowl on name alone, I’d take pat lee over chris johnson and I’d take huff at corner over routt. Wimbley was replaced with Wheeler, which was an overall upgrade. Not a fan of Miles, but I’d take him over Groves. He also had Shaughnessy the whole year. He chose to move wiz to center and our crown jewel FA acquisition was supposed to be Briesel. He had Palmer and Dmac on the field together and the benefit of a full offseason thanks to there not being a lockout. Our defense has been terrible for years but his decisions are the sole reason that our offense saw a dramatic dropoff

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    well you’re stuck with him for at least another year so at least root for him and hope he is the guy for the job. I would think as raider fans we would want to keep our coahes and let them develop and get better. He made a mistake hiring knapp, and he corrected his mistake by firing him.

    Hue was a great OC, not the best Hc and definitely not a good GM. Hue made a similar mistake by not firing bresnehan when al davis was fired. u can say that cost us the playoffs.

  • Whoknows

    Dakota Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    Is this what Jewish people feel like on Christmas morning?
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    Oy vey.

  • xraided

    Jason Hunter who?! more linebackers thats good

    yes to the above about what direction we are going in.

    3-4 it is! Jarvis Jones will be the #3 pick. i’m stoked for that as long as his neck holds up. he’s a sure thing in my eyes

    NOW GO GET DANSBY!!!!!!!!

  • alzadoX

    The Don ‏@RaiderGuru

    Jack Del Rio on Jason Hunter: “He plays with great temperament, toughness, attitude. Every day he brings it with passion.” (cc. @VicTafur)
    Retweeted by Vic Tafur
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    Well, since he barely has been able to get into the starting lineup, he better play with passion. Didn’t play at all in 2012, but his def coordinator raves about him. Was he injured or something?

  • John David Booty

    I like Sims size. If he’s healthy, he can be disruptive, but hes always out of shape and hurt. Reggie clearly has a thing for guys that are prone to injury. Sims signing may mean Kelly is gone soon. Reggie is probably just seeing if he can get a draft pick for him, which wont happen.

    Not as down on Maiava replacing Wheeler as others are. I think Maiava has his first full productive season with us. Not saying he will be an All-Pro, but I actually think he will have no problem matching, or even surpassing Wheelers production.

    2 decent signings, depth at the least, but nothing that someone making an NFL GM salary should be tooting their own horn over.

    Lets see what else you got, Reggie.

  • alzadoX

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur

    “We’re excited to add three veterans through free agency,” McKenzie said, “helping to create depth and competition on defense.” #Raiders
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    DEPTH????????????????????????????? COMPETITION? better keep working, Reggie Mac

  • xraided

    hunter appeared in every game, started 2

    he is probably a good ST guy if anything …

  • DutchRaider77

    Simms played a little DE in a 3-4 defense for the Bengels…

    http://boards.bengals.com/archive/index.php/t-69913.html

  • raiderfandel

    I think to be fair Our buddy Al Davis left this team in bad shape. Its okay I never leave my Raiders..

    Raider Nations for Life..!!

  • raiderfandel

    We just need to start building this team through the draft as best we can this year and get more undrafted free agents with the free agents we can get now on the cheap. not worried about winning right now because i know we need to many players.