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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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  • Marks hair

    Gdog your pointing to teams that havent drafted well. Peyton wasnt attracted to the on paper record. your comparisons are irrelevant. Our salary cap situation is bad. Our talent level is terrible. Its time for a rebuild..

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    Dakota when are you coming over to PolarityBlog and talk smack with me.

    We hate Europeans and Soccer there!

  • Dunno Raider

    Wow. When you are winning, you just keep getting stronger. And now I know why Reggie ain’t burning up the FA wires.

    Think I’ll go and drown my sorrows with a ‘build your own stack’ at IHOP.

  • inonewordraider

    maiava from honolulu reppin

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Tom Cable never lost in Denver.

    We should have built our organization around the Pimp Hand.
    ————————-
    You said the same thing about Greg Knapp last year

  • Whoknows

    Dudes already a Raider on wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaluka_Maiava

  • Dakota

    In today’s piece about free agents on the Cleveland Browns, we look at the team’s lone free agent linebacker, Kaluka Maiava.
    LB Kaluka Maiava

    Linebacker Kaluka Maiava stares at a football. Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports How and When He Joined the Browns: Maiava was a fourth-round pick by the Browns in 2009 and played under Rob Ryan in the 3-4 defense. His four-year rookie contract is now set to expire.

    Productivity Level Last Season: Statistically, Maiava posted career highs across almost the entire board. He started 13 games (it was basically 16, but sometimes Cleveland heavily ran the nickel package), logging 53 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 passes defended, and 2 forced fumbles. It was not a standout season for Maiava, but you could also say that his production flew under-the-radar a little bit.

    Why Keeping Him Could Make Sense: If you’re looking for versatility, Maiava has a little bit of that. He was drafted by the Browns to be a 3-4 inside linebacker. He has played two years in that role, and also has two years of experience as a 4-3 outside linebacker. If he were retained, Maiava would move back to the inside in 3-4 sets to play alongside D’Qwell Jackson.

    What the Browns Should Do: Meh. That pretty much sums up how I have felt about Maiava during his four-year career with the Browns. If he gets brought back, he shouldn’t command too big of a contract, which I guess it a plus.

    As it stands right now, the inside linebackers in the 3-4 look can be filled by D’Qwell Jackson, Chris Gocong, James-Michael Johnson, Craig Robertson, L.J. Fort, and Tank Carder. With all of those names in there, I don’t see how Maiava was enough of a standout to be re-signed. It seems to make more sense for the Browns to either find a more impact free agent (who can play behind DQ), or see if any undrafted free agents shine in training camp. Aloha, Maiava.
    Now it’s your turn — vote in the poll below on whether or not the team should re-sign Kaluka Maiava!

    ——-key word “MEH” lol

  • severeraiderz

    I always liked Kai Maiava, good football player, smart, and a hard worker. Not the greatest athlete or the most imposing specimen but he knows how to play the game

  • Just Fire Baby

    I wouldn’t be suprised if we offered Wheeler about the same cash as Miami.

    He looked at the team, the tax situation for the state (about a 10% difference in take home) and probably the QB and took the Miami gig.

  • inonewordraider

    Mike McCartney‏@MikeMcCartney7

    Thrilled for QB @drewstanton to sign a 3 year deal with the @AZCardinals

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  • Dunno Raider

    severeraiderz Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    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?

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

    Agree. It is a real ass scratcher. 2-14 at best baby!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders just signed MAIVA.. SOLID PLAYER.. he could easily match the production of PHILIP WHEELER..

    alot less money too

  • Al_is_theraiders

    3 years 6 million for another slow lb…

  • Dakota

    352.Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    Dakota when are you coming over to PolarityBlog and talk smack with me.

    We hate Europeans and Soccer there!

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

    Sorry 666, I only have room for one blog in my life. But carry on the fight for me! Tell LMN to go sit and spin.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Believe me most raider fans didnt know crap about WHEELER before he came to the Raiders

  • Whoknows

    Interesting Maiava plays weak side like Burris.

  • inonewordraider

    3-4? star targeted?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Ppl were saying MEH about the WHEELER signing last year..

    then what happened? most are crying for him

  • Just Fire Baby

    Team him up with Te’O and we got something cooking at LB.

  • Dakota

    359.Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    I wouldn’t be suprised if we offered Wheeler about the same cash as Miami.

    He looked at the team, the tax situation for the state (about a 10% difference in take home) and probably the QB and took the Miami gig.

    ++++++++++

    He didn’t like the idea of Pryor or Geno either?

  • NGRaiderfan

    340.severeraiderz Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    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?

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

    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.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “Sorry 666, I only have room for one blog in my life. But carry on the fight for me! Tell LMN to go sit and spin.”

    I am trying to get DR Robert and OakGlen over to PolarityBlog as well.

    Its cool I will battle for you!

  • poprox13

    Lunch rush is over at the iHop, time for Reggie to do some work.

  • inonewordraider

    Asher Mathews‏@AsherMathews
    The Eagles have reached out to DHB, per @ALLsportsINTEL

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  • Al_is_theraiders

    take that back he is faster than i thought…needs size though

  • Dunno Raider

    Nnamdi to SF
    Welker to Denver
    Reggie Bush to the Lions
    CWoodson possible SF
    Goldson to the Bucs
    Quiet and Nothing on the Raider front

  • inonewordraider

    inonewordraider Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Asher Mathews‏@AsherMathews
    The Eagles have reached out to DHB, per @ALLsportsINTEL

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    mistic would love this

  • Dakota

    372.Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    “Sorry 666, I only have room for one blog in my life. But carry on the fight for me! Tell LMN to go sit and spin.”

    I am trying to get DR Robert and OakGlen over to PolarityBlog as well.

    Its cool I will battle for you!

    +++++++++

    Wait a minute, I thought you were Oakglen!

  • DJ Johnny

    I’ve been thru many dark times as a Raider fan…we all have, but i’ve never been in an offseason that was so utterly devoid of hope as this one….EVER.

    One thing Al did every year was give us reason to hope…not to hope that in SEVEN F’ING YEARS we might get to .500…but hope that we would turn it around.

    I know he didn’t deliver all the time but we had some great years…some good ones…and some bad ones…but this new regime has only given us 4-12 so far and what is being called one of the worst teams not only for 2013 but quite possibly OF ALL TIME.

    Thanks a lot.

    “Just wait till the old man is gone” they said.

    Yeah right…..SEVEN F’ING YEARS?

    Screw all of that.

  • The_Judge37

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    Tom Cable never lost in Denver.

    We should have built our organization around the Pimp Hand.
    ——-

    Cable Bumayae!

  • Thec

    Maiava

    +++++++++

    Good LB, played in the Shadows at USC behind the GREATEST LB in collge history…

    Burgers and Fries on the cheap…

  • NGRaiderfan

    366.Whoknows Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    Interesting Maiava plays weak side like Burris.

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

    there was “talk” i dont know how legit it was, could just be bloggers talking, about moving burris to MLB. don’t really think that would work but whatever. I thought he was mainly a pass rush specialist in college

  • JLofty

    Mioptic1 you assume we are a 4-3 but we have almost NO linebackers and certainly few DLinemen so assuming just makes you an @$$. But you already knew that didn’t you?

  • Dunno Raider

    Keeping Palmer will be stupid. All that money for maybe 2 wins.

  • Dakota

    Maiava…..one team’s trash is Reggie’s free agent diamond!

    Go Reggie!

  • Thec

    ust Fire Baby Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    Team him up with Te’O and we got something cooking at LB.

    +++++++++

    Come on Bruh… Teo is going to be a washout, no way without a true NT he becomes anything in the League

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’ve been thru many dark times as a Raider fan…we all have, but i’ve never been in an offseason that was so utterly devoid of hope as this one….EVER.

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

    You must have typed this prior to our most recent signing

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    3 mins Steve Corkran Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Raiders signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Kaluka Maiava. Solid signing, by most accounts.
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  • Dunno Raider

    Hope the Al haters and Reg/DA apologists are happy. Reggie has proven all he can be is a demolition man.

  • boss01

    And Wheeler’s production has been replaced at 1/3 the price.

  • Dakota

    3 mins Steve Corkran Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Raiders signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Kaluka Maiava. Solid signing, by most accounts.
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    WINNNNNNING!

  • The_Judge37

    Pillaging the Browns Practice squad is a new low

  • DKnight007

    McKenzie is trying to see if Tyler Brayton can come in for a workout

  • Dunno Raider

    Reggie is a good bargain basement hunter. 50% off Reggie.

  • NGRaiderfan

    376.Dunno Raider Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Nnamdi to SF
    Welker to Denver
    Reggie Bush to the Lions
    CWoodson possible SF
    Goldson to the Bucs
    Quiet and Nothing on the Raider front

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

    namdi signed with SF? Link?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Teo is going to be a washout, no way without a true NT he becomes anything in the League

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

    YOU PEOPLE tell me this about every MLB in the NFL, lol.

    So what happens if he does get one?

  • DJ Johnny

    I am officially NOT ENTERTAINED.

    At least have someone from the org. lie to us and tell us they are at least trying to not have us be a complete embarrassment.

    Oh..i’m sorry. I forgot they’re bringing in Vince Young for a “visit”.

    That’s awesome. I’m fine now.

  • DKnight007

    361.Dunno Raider Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    severeraiderz Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    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?

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

    Agree. It is a real ass scratcher. 2-14 at best baby!

    ^^^^^^^
    Yup

  • Thec

    50% off Reggie.

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

    hahahahahahaha….I like it….50% off

  • The_Judge37

    boss01 Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    And Wheeler’s production has been replaced at 1/3 the price.
    ———

    Wheeler had 109 tackles last year, Maiava had 53