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Raiders reportedly talking to Terence Newman

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 10:35 am in Oakland Raiders.

A year after gambling on aging cornerbacks and getting burned, the Raiders will host 34-year-old Terence Newman Thursday, according to a CSN-Bay Area report.

A veteran of 148 games and 146 starts, Newman had a solid season for the Cincinnati Bengals last season after playing nine years with the Dallas Cowboys following his selection in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft.

Last season, the Raiders signed 30-year-old cornerbacks Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer in free agency. They opened the season as starters, with Bartell having his season derailed by a broken scapula and Spencer with a foot sprain.

Cornerbacks have been slow to move on the free agent market, which could benefit a team like the budget-conscious Raiders. Among those who have yet to strike a deal include Cary Williams of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, Keenan Lewis of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins and Aqib Talib of the New England Patriots.

Former Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, released by the Philadelphia Eagles, is reportedly visiting the 49ers Thursday.

Bartell was released late last season and Spencer is a free agent, as is 2012 nickel back Joselio Hanson.

Cornerbacks currently on the roster include Phillip Adams, Coye Francies, Brandian Ross and converted running back Taiwan Jones.

Newman, who turns 35 on Sept. 4, had two interceptions and 10 passes defensed for the Bengals last season. His 75 tackles were the most since his rookie season with Dallas in 2003.

ESPN reported that defensive tackle Corey Williams, 32, was also visiting Oakland. Williams, who played for Detroit last season, was a sixth-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2004 when Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was in the personnel department.

Williams (6-foot-4, 320 pounds) made $4.9 million with the Lions last season but was deemed expendable because of the presence of a pair of first-round draft picks at the position _ NdamukongSuh and Nick Fairly.

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  • RaidingTexas

    Sign him!

  • hwnrdr

    No one here?

  • The_Judge37

    For a 34 year old, i’d rather go after 36 yr old Antonie Winfield

  • hwnrdr

    I agree!

  • R8ER MIKE

    hwnrdr Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:38 am
    No one here?

    *************
    lol lol.. kinda like our roster

  • The_Judge37

    If either Woodson or Asomugha signed with the Fruity Whiners, that would rapidly end me wishing them well.

  • hwnrdr

    5.R8ER MIKE Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:39 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:38 am
    No one here?

    *************
    lol lol.. kinda like our roster

    LOL, our roster is playing hide and go seek, and TAG!

  • Marks hair

    Silver & black must stand for hair color..

  • hwnrdr

    Hey now, I had grey hair in my 30′s but not silver! LOL

  • Marks hair

    Namdi loves the bay. He will sign in sf if they dont go crazy low with their offer. F him

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    The Big Banana Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:09 am
    The Big Banana Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    1308 – clutch or not, one thing that can’t be denied is Palmer completed more passes for more yards to DHB than Soup in Hue’s offense.
    ====================

    only because he played more games than jc did in 11

    ——-

    Not true. Go ahead and average it out. Palmer completed more passes for more yards on average per game than Soup.
    ================

    speculative

    jc only completed 5 games in 11

    palmer completed 9

    we dont know if the production and targets would have increased or decreased

    projected totals for jc vs actual totals for palmer is not a fair way to view it

  • DMAC

    Morning/afternoon peoples!

    Green Party is in da building!!!!!!

  • Charlie

    Free agent signings are still full of peril;

    Hunter-30 years old with injury issues
    Sims-27 years old with recent injury issues
    Maiava-26 years old. Could have promise.

    The good news is these guys are about the same as the guys they may replace for a lot less money. (Shaugnessy,Bryant,Wheeler).
    Maybe we get lucky and they are durable. Then again we could have a Spencer/Bartell repeat.

    This will not cahnge our draft strategy at all.
    We will go Oline, DT and CB in that order with our first three picks.

  • Marks hair

    I don’t think I’ve ever had less faith in a playoff possibility b4 a season..

  • The_Judge37

    Marks hair Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:43 am
    Namdi loves the bay. He will sign in sf if they dont go crazy low with their offer. F him
    ——-

    On the brightside, Nnamdi could be the new Takeo Spikes, playoff hopes kiss of death.

  • hwnrdr

    12.DMAC Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:45 am
    Morning/afternoon peoples!

    Green Party is in da building!!!!!!

    DMAC!!!!

  • Charlie

    The nonsense in Philly in recent years was not Reid.
    It was Howie Roseman.That is why Reid left/was fired.

    Reid will bring the NFC East mentality to the Chiefs.
    Build the lines and win games 16-10.

    Fortunately we will build our lines as well through the draft.

    Reid is tough and the Chefs will be as well in a couple of years.

  • DMAC

    The_Judge37 Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    For a 34 year old, i’d rather go after 36 yr old Antonie Winfield
    =======

    Winfield is a straight up baller!
    Sign em’ Reg

  • DMAC

    new post

  • R8ER MIKE

    whats up MrPrez ??

  • Charlie

    Mark

    I feel better now about the Raiders than I have since 2002.

    Cutting out the dead wood. A team completely lacking in talent that will finally be rebuilt throgh the draft.
    We will not be relevent till 2014 but we are finally fixing this mess.

    “It’s going to be structured around the personnel part and getting good players,” Madden said. “It’s all about players. We can talk about this thing and that thing and having good cheerleaders and all that. That’s all nice but you have to have players. If you have players, you’re probably going to win. If you don’t have players, you’re not going to win. … They’re going to go out and get the best players, and if they don’t have them, then they’re going to keep trying until they get them.”

    “Vic Tafur, the Raiders beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle sat down with Madden today and the great one shared his opinion on Dennis Allen’s first year as the head coach of the Raiders. While Madden did not go into great detail, breaking down how Allen’s first season went, what he did say was very telling. Basically, Madden stated that Allen was coaching a team that simply did not have enough talent on it to do much better than the 4-12 record the first year head coach put up.

    Now, it is no surprise to hear that the Raiders lacked talent this past season, anyone who watched the games could see it. What is interesting about Madden’s comments is that he did not think there was much hope for the Raiders to have fared better than they did in 2012. That seems to go along with what a lot of people are saying, that Allen should get a pass on his first season because he had so little talent to work with.”

    “He’s got a ways to go. He was playing the game without a full deck. To be honest, they don’t have enough players. The cupboard was pretty bare. It would have been tough to do much more than what they did.
    “If he’s going to do well, they gotta get a lot more … some teams need a quarterback or a running back, or a pass rusher … The Raiders need a whole barrel of guys.”-madden

  • beatcalforever

    “Cornerbacks currently on the roster include Phillip Adams, Coye Francies, Brandian Ross and converted running back Taiwan Jones.”

    That is terrifying. That would be a good practice squad, maybe.