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Raiders meeting with two veteran free agents

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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  • Dakota

    Patriots will sign Amendola to replace Welker.

  • wearescrewed

    @#20. that is funny and NOT funny at the same time. LOL

  • Gdog

    The Rams and Niners are prolly the only exception to the rule where they went from garbage to winning very quickly.

    And the niners don’t have a ring yet.

    So its ONE team that hit rock bottom and then hit paydirt quickly in a few years? How many SB’s have there been?

    Most other teams work their way up to a championship slowly and surely by finding and KEEPING their HC… Toiling around 8-8 for awhile, settling on a franchise QB, and plugging pieces in.

    We got up to 8-8’s and then tossed it all away.

    Now were bottom feeding for crumbs with Jax…
    >>>>

    The Giants were prolly the fastest team besides StL to go from the crapper to a SB title in 2007.

    They were 4-12 and 6-10… then three years later won a ring.

    So realistically if we can get back to 6-10 by 2015, we are on pace for a ring in 2018.

    That is if we haven’t changed our HC 3 times by then.

  • raiderinparadise

    I’d take Shane Falcco over VY

  • ian85

    DJ Johnny Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Aig-Raiders Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Wes Welker lands a two-year, $12 million deal from the Broncos. Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker. Have fun, Peyton.
    ———–
    Wow Den is going to rule the AFC West for the next few years as well. They are stocked there.

    Denver smartly believes in giving their QB weapons…in fact LOADING him w/ weapons.

    They feel it’s important. Maybe it’s time that WE did that as well..no matter who our QB is.

    Reggie comes from GB where they do it the same way.

    He hasn’t done it here yet.
    —————————-
    Exactly

  • severeraiderz

    People keep giving DA a pass based on the state of the organization as if either of our previous coaches worked under ideal conditions

  • JLofty

    Time is NOW to sign James Harrison, needs to get that guy to send Peyton home for the rest of his life. Let him watch TV sideways for a few years…
    James Harrison. RAIDER!

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Reggie is punishment for all of you who thought it was impossible to be worse than Al.

  • Marks hair

    Gdog winning does not create more winning. ever hear of the superbowl hangover? we need talented players and coaches to win. Rebuilding does serve a purpose, and every team goes thru it.. your being dense.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    I think DA was trying to protect your boy Greg Knapp.

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

    Why would he do that?

    He knew his best chance to stay the HC was to throw him under the bus, as he did when the season ended.
    ——————
    First of all, because he hired him.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Donkeys are going for broke, trying to win Peyton Manning another Super Bowl ring.

    they will fall short, just like the 49ers

    some team will catch fire late in the season like the Giants with Eli a few years back or the Ravens with Flacco last year … SF & DEN will not hoist the 2014 Lombardi. print that!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Reggie is punishment for all of you who thought it was impossible to be worse than Al.
    ————————-
    He has about 20 yrs left to prove that, dumbass.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Vegas
    Is he the an exception to your take on African football players?

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

    Hey, hey, hey…….easy there, not my take, just a perception I have heard and read about amongst NFL circles.

    BTW, isn’t he Canadian, lol

  • Marks hair

    Thomas v adams
    Decker v fracies
    Welkrr v tj
    Manning v our dline

    No words

  • JLofty

    I’ve always hated the Donkeys.

    I am starting to hate the 9Balls again…

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Reggie has 20 years???

    Just like you do old timer.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Ya for one year then when we get a top 2 pick next year we will take Murray or Manziel Pryor isn’t gonna last he cant throw and VY lmfao that guy is even worst

    ——————————

    Why when Teddy Bridgewater is better then all those guys.. and Clowney is better then anyone in the draft. Tell me

  • NGRaiderfan

    306.severeraiderz Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    People keep giving DA a pass based on the state of the organization as if either of our previous coaches worked under ideal conditions

    ===============

    i think we can agree that cable probably deserved one more year, and then after that hue probably deserved one more year. so if ur a believer in that then u should believe that DA deserves another year. firing a coach after one year is not a good way to build a winner, because iplayers fail to develop if they have new coaches every year, therefore young players dont develop, we dont get any better, the next coach has a bad team, team does bad, coach gets canned. its a vicious cycle. they are trying to end that cycle.

  • JLofty

    Tracey Porter still unsigned? Good, hope price comes down to us….

  • hwnrdr

    313.Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    Vegas
    Is he the an exception to your take on African football players?

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

    Hey, hey, hey…….easy there, not my take, just a perception I have heard and read about amongst NFL circles.

    BTW, isn’t he Canadian, lol

    British, I believe!

  • JLofty

    Good post NGRaiderfan. Agreed.

  • RaiderRockstar

    who cares about the Donkeys offensive firepower?

    we are gonna keep those clowns off the field.

    ground & pound McFadden for a gazillion yards & TD’s like a few years ago with the great Tom Cable as HC

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    We owned the Donkeys before Shrek got here.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Gdog

    Marks hair Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Gdog winning does not create more winning. ever hear of the superbowl hangover? we need talented players and coaches to win. Rebuilding does serve a purpose, and every team goes thru it.. your being dense.

    >>>>

    Oh really? How did you think Denver attracted Manning? By being 0-16 after their 4-12 season in 2010? Did they set the place on fire like we are doing? Or did they build back up to 8-8 ??

    Tell me how many SB’s Detroit has won by losing… or Clev, or Jax, or KC!!!

    No premier players want to go there. And “Reggie’s way” takes forever!! I am looking at 2018 EARLIEST! More likely 2020!

    We had a good team in place with two 8-8′s, and we tossed it all out the door. Now we aren’t even trying to get back to 8-8 again. This is crazy!!!

  • Dakota

    318.NGRaiderfan Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    306.severeraiderz Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    People keep giving DA a pass based on the state of the organization as if either of our previous coaches worked under ideal conditions

    ===============

    i think we can agree that cable probably deserved one more year, and then after that hue probably deserved one more year. so if ur a believer in that then u should believe that DA deserves another year. firing a coach after one year is not a good way to build a winner, because iplayers fail to develop if they have new coaches every year, therefore young players dont develop, we dont get any better, the next coach has a bad team, team does bad, coach gets canned. its a vicious cycle. they are trying to end that cycle.

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

    The goal is to get them all cycling together!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Wow everyone scared of wes welker?? cmon .. what happened to the real RAIDER FANS??

  • John David Booty

    I wouldn’t be too worried about The Broncos signing Welker. We re-signed Francies. That automatically neutralizes Welker’s effectiveness on the field. Welker might have a catch or two under his belt, but lets see him try pulling one in with Francies attached to his hip.

    As far as I can tell, The Broncos going after Welker was a direct response to the splashes we have made by getting Adams and Francies inked. They saw us making the types of moves that spell trouble for the rest of the division, and now theyre nervous.

    Reggie and DA are going for blood this year!

  • Dakota

    322.RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    who cares about the Donkeys offensive firepower?

    we are gonna keep those clowns off the field.

    ground & pound McFadden for a gazillion yards & TD’s like a few years ago with the great Tom Cable as HC

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

    You know that your boy Hue was the man that made that happen.

  • LIB-ER–RAIDER

    great site long time reader first time poster cheers heres to many more

  • Just Fire Baby

    Tom Cable never lost in Denver.

    We should have built our organization around the Pimp Hand.

  • Marks hair

    It will be fun to watch the fastest qb in the nfl run around if we dump cp.. gonna struggle either way.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    although I would feel more confident if HUE was our HC

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I really dont know what will happened with CARSON at this point

  • LIB-ER–RAIDER

    any news on sho-nasty???

  • Dakota

    Now we know that Hue was fired because he won too many games for the rebuilding plan to work.

  • Whoknows

    i think we can agree that cable probably deserved one more year, and then after that hue probably deserved one more year. so if ur a believer in that then u should believe that DA deserves another year. firing a coach after one year is not a good way to build a winner, because iplayers fail to develop if they have new coaches every year, therefore young players dont develop, we dont get any better, the next coach has a bad team, team does bad, coach gets canned. its a vicious cycle. they are trying to end that cycle.
    **********************************
    At least two holes in that theory.
    1) Cable and Hue won some games
    2) You can’t rely on developing last years players if this year you have all new ones.

  • Thec

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Donkeys are going for broke, trying to win Peyton Manning another Super Bowl ring.

    they will fall short, just like the 49ers

    some team will catch fire late in the season like the Giants with Eli a few years back or the Ravens with Flacco last year … SF & DEN will not hoist the 2014 Lombardi. print that!

    ++++++++++

    From a guy who knows nothing about football, this is a pretty good post…lol

  • Dakota

    333.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    I really dont know what will happened with CARSON at this point

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

    Hopefully we have a NYJ/Cards/Bills competition for a trade and then cash him in for a couple of picks.

    Same with McFadden. No reason to keep him around either. Let him go to a legit team.

  • Gdog

    Dakota Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Now we know that Hue was fired because he won too many games for the rebuilding plan to work.
    >>>>

    You, you heard it here first!

    “Gdog winning does not create more winning.”

  • severeraiderz

    NGRaiderfan

    The 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?

  • raiderinparadise

    John David Booty Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    Willie Brown and Dr. Death.

    Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes.

    Phillip Adams and Coye Francies.

    The Raiders are BACK!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    JLofty Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Time is NOW to sign James Harrison, needs to get that guy to send Peyton home for the rest of his life. Let him watch TV sideways for a few years…
    James Harrison. RAIDER!
    ================’

    WOW

    lunacy knows no bounds

    did any one tell you he is a 3-4 guy and as it stand we are a 4-3 base defense

    not to mention he is falling apart,(possible roids wear)and isnt the same player form 2 years ago

    i swear people just throw names out because they are popular

  • Dakota

    Watch McFadden come back healthy and roaring in the new PBS and carry the team to some wins like he did when JC was here……while Pryor struggles to throw for 200 yards….and the fans say what a stud Pryor is lol.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    Palmer McFadden and D Moore are the only play makers on this team they are not going anywhere.

    Why is everyone so ignorant when it comes to Palmer.

    He has enough money he has said this many times he will restructure when asked done deal lets move on to another position.

    Can we get Elvis Dumervile from the Bronco’s

  • raiderinparadise

    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter 27s
    Former Browns LB Kaluka Maiava signed with the Raiders: 3 years, $ 6 million.

  • McFaddens_Sneakers

    We signed the LB from the browns.

    thats a start.

  • NGRaiderfan

    324.Gdog Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    Marks hair Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Gdog winning does not create more winning. ever hear of the superbowl hangover? we need talented players and coaches to win. Rebuilding does serve a purpose, and every team goes thru it.. your being dense.

    >>>>

    Oh really? How did you think Denver attracted Manning? By being 0-16 after their 4-12 season in 2010? Did they set the place on fire like we are doing? Or did they build back up to 8-8 ??

    Tell me how many SB’s Detroit has won by losing… or Clev, or Jax, or KC!!!

    No premier players want to go there. And “Reggie’s way” takes forever!! I am looking at 2018 EARLIEST! More likely 2020!

    We had a good team in place with two 8-8’s, and we tossed it all out the door. Now we aren’t even trying to get back to 8-8 again. This is crazy!!!

    ================

    manning went to dever because of john elway. John elway knew how to win a super bowl late in his career as a qb and peyton knew that elway would look out for him and make it possible. to go along with that, denver minus tebow looked a lot like indianapolis colts. two scary pass rushers like freeney and mathis(dumervil and von miller). a young dynamic wr corps waiting to have a real qb (demariyus thomas & Eric Decker). they brought in stokely and tamme from indy. And John is a good salesman, and Peyton didn’t want to play in the nfc because of his brother. not because they went from 4-12 to 8-8.. if that were the case he would have just went to the niners who went from 5-11 to 13-3 and a game within the super bowl.

  • inonewordraider

    20 mins Jerry McDonald‏@Jerrymcd
    LB Philip Wheeler tells Miami media other suitors were Oakland and Kansas City . . . hey, at least he’s out of the division . . .

    Retweeted by Steve Corkran
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    19 mins Matt Maiocco‏@MaioccoCSN
    There’s mutual interest between the 49ers and Nnamdi Asomugha. http://bit.ly/16sIbga

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  • inonewordraider

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    Former Browns LB Kaluka Maiava signed with the Raiders: 3 years, $ 6 million.

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  • Thec

    Raiderinparadise Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter 27s
    Former Browns LB Kaluka Maiava signed with the Raiders: 3 years, $ 6 million.

    ++++==

    2 mil per, right in the price range… Burgers and Fries