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Raiders bring back Hanson

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 11:42 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders announced the signing of cornerback Joselio Hanson Wednesday, the third cornerback added to the roster in a week.

Hanson was signed as a slot corner by Oakland last season but ended up out of position and starting five games on the outside because of injuries.

The Associated Press first reported Hanson’s return Tuesday, citing his agent, Jeff Nalley.

The Raiders signed cornerback Tracy Harper on April 3 and Mike Jenkins Tuesday to go along with Chimdi Chekwa, Brandian Ross, Phillip Adams and converted running running back Taiwan Jones at corner.

Hanson becomes the third Raiders unrestricted free agent to come back to the team, joining Khalif Barnes, Andre Carter.

With salary cap space dwindling, the Raiders are at a point where it will be difficult to make many moves for players other than those at or near minimum wage _ Hanson probably qualifies _ unless they restructure running back Darren McFadden.

The Raiders primary focus is on adding players through the NFL draft, April 25-27.

At present the Raiders have selections in the first (third overall), third and fourth rounds, three in the sixth round and one in the seventh round.

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  • RNOraiderFan

    Retribution, really? Never knew that. Was he any good?

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Brahs, the Beeeeeeeeeeeeeech Diggity Dawg just finished humping his new girlfriend, Chantal

    Straight in the pooper, fully bareback. Signature style, throw up them Dawg High 5s, whut?

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    Bringing along a towel from the gym to catch her tears

    Also wearing a cup to protect my nads & weiner dawg any kind of attack

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    FIZZLE 2 MY WIZZLE

  • rediaR

    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL 9s
    Seneca Wallace has a 31-to-18 TD-to-INT ratio in his career.

  • http://alswingman.blogspot.com alswingman

    Since when is a football coach at any level mystified how to stop a running QB? Like it is something new.

    Porter and Jenkins are this years Spencer and Bartell, just a medium range upgrade.

  • papertiger418

    Tracy Harper!?

    HARPET!

  • RaidingTexas

    RediaR Says:

    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL 9s
    Seneca Wallace has a 31-to-18 TD-to-INT ratio in his career.

    —————————————–

    So we’re basically getting Carson Palmer on the cheap.

  • RNOraiderFan

    I really like Lattimore. I just have a feeling the 9ers going to get him in the third or even and the bottom of round 2. Those bastards have way too many picks. Wish they would get caught cheating and lose some of them. I know I’m being a hater, but it’s on Cuz it’s against the fag9ers.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Alswingman Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Since when is a football coach at any level mystified how to stop a running QB? Like it is something new.
    —————————
    Read the article dumbass, then ask Nick Saban.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/10/nick-saban-nfl-coaches-are-asking-for-read-option-advice/

  • severeraiderz

    #96

    Lane Johnson’s natural position is quarterback, Marcel Reece’s natural position is wr, Michael bush’s natural position is qb etc etc etc. I don’t care where someone started their college career, its where they finish

  • DKnight007

    RaiderFredinDallas Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Rashad Jennings said “Enjoyed my workout with the Oakland Raiders today.

    Who knew?

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    A good backup RB and spot starter.

  • severeraiderz

    Lamarr Houston was a FB, should we move him back there too?

  • Kirk

    When did we convert Taiwan Jones to a corner?

  • PurpleDrank81

    Seneca Wallace steals the Starting Job by week 6

  • DKnight007

    RaidingTexas Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    RediaR Says:

    “There is a lot of speculation that Florida DL Sharrif Floyd is going to be the pick here, but I see defensive end as a bigger need.”

    ———————————————–

    Defensive end IS a bigger need than tackle. The problem is that there’s not a DE worth taking #3 overall.

    It’s the same with quarterback and wide receiver. Those are huge needs, too – arguably as big as DE. But there’s not a QB or WR in this draft worth the risk of #3 overall.

    So why is it any different with DE? Ansah is a massive risk of epic proportions, think DHB X 3. At least DHB played more than a year of football in his life. And you never heard him complain of fatigue, loss of breath, or the “delicate flower” nature of his body.

    ^^^^^^^^
    If Ansah is a massive risk, than why not take the more experienced football player in Dion Jordan who can play both stand up OLB and as a down RDE from time to time?

    He just needs to add about 10-15 pounds of muscle.

    Dion Jordan is going to be stud if used properly within a defense.

  • dr_robert

    Missdick the double talking jack azz.

    He says DA only produced four wins.

    He says Knapp was awful.

    He says the defense was horrific.

    He says malcontents and underperformers were everywhere.

    But it was all palmers fault!

    I’m glad u brought up Barnum and Bailey when talking about Pryor.

    Because you are like the Loud talking hyperbole belching carnival Barker proclaiming:

    Step right up step right up! See the most fantastic space creature you could ever imagine! The very sight of him will blow your mind!!!”

    Then you end up paying five dollars to see a bearded lady.

    Idiot.

  • Kirk

    Fisher at 3 please.

  • DKnight007

    Kirk Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    Fisher at 3 please.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I think if Fisher is there at #3. McK will have his ammo to trade down and get more picks!

  • Jackie Bibby

    Carson palmer blew four games on his own last season, he wasnt the sole problem but he sure as hell was part of it…

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “Carson palmer blew four games on his own last season, ”

    Yeah and your mom blew me, so what!

  • irjonny

    #Raiders Pick 3 WANT 12, 42, 82 & Future 3rd from #Dolphins. Key Word- WANT. 12, 42, 146 & Future 4th gets deal done. Desperate for Picks

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    Just kidding Bibby :)

  • Just Fire Baby

    With our THREE 6th round picks, Reggie has to hit one home run out of those.

    A quality RB. A starting RG. 3rd down rusher.

    Something.

  • dr_robert

    Saying one player blew a game is astoundingly simple headed.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    Rolando McClain on past: “. . . sometimes the devil wins”

    Really blame an imaginary ghost for your own stupid, bone headed mistakes.

    Where is Dr Robert let’s see if Jesus forgives him.

  • irjonny
  • dr_robert

    Hey silver–3 6th rounders. U must like that.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Taiwan was a rb in highschool, thats his natural position not cb. But either way hopefully he steps up for us.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    So we’re signing Wallace&Thigpen? Jennings too?

  • rediaR

    RaidingTexas Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    RediaR Says:

    “There is a lot of speculation that Florida DL Sharrif Floyd is going to be the pick here, but I see defensive end as a bigger need.”

    ———————————————–

    Defensive end IS a bigger need than tackle. The problem is that there’s not a DE worth taking #3 overall.

    It’s the same with quarterback and wide receiver. Those are huge needs, too – arguably as big as DE. But there’s not a QB or WR in this draft worth the risk of #3 overall.

    So why is it any different with DE? Ansah is a massive risk of epic proportions, think DHB X 3. At least DHB played more than a year of football in his life. And you never heard him complain of fatigue, loss of breath, or the “delicate flower” nature of his body.
    ——————————
    All about potential. Dion Jordan and Ansah are 1 and 2 in terms of potential in this draft because they are incredible athletes at a position where that is the biggest indicator of future greatness. Personally I’m more of a Jordan guy, but in that mock I was quoting, Jordan went to the Jags. Ansah is more raw and I’m not at all saying he isn’t a risk, but his issues are easily fixable and he can be great if he wants it. It’s up to Reggie and his guys to figure out before the draft if he wants it and if he is worth taking a chance on.

    If you want to go the safe rout you pick one of the OTs. If you want to roll the dice on greatness, you go Jordan or Ansah. All of that of course assumes no trade back.

  • dr_robert

    Jesus will forgive him. The devil is always trying to whisper bad ideas in our head. We have to be diligent.

    It’s like ur idea of guaranteeing Palmer would start even after reports said the Flynn deal was done.

    The devil made u do it. Or it was just stupid. U tell me buddy.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @OK18

    I’m assuming we chose Wallace over Thigpen.

    Jennings or Scott at RB. I’d be fine with either

    we’re not adding all 4 players bro

  • The_Judge37

    Ok you can stop picking up CB’s now Reggie, your starting to remind me of Al.

  • rediaR

    Ah the devil. Great way to not take responsibility. Doubt he makes an opening day roster.

  • poprox13

    Raider Hogg Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Anybody that thinks Flynn is the answer to this rag tag of scrubs needs to think again. Pryor is best suited to handle this mess.
    ______________

    LOL

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “Jesus will forgive him. The devil is always trying to whisper bad ideas in our head. We have to be diligent.”

    So if I rob a bank can I use that as an excuse…seems like a cop out to me to blame an imaginary thing and not take responsibility for your own actions?

  • Football Coach

    If the Raiders do decide to go pass rusher at 3 (their biggest need and one of the most critical positions in the game), there are two candidates who are potential in that pick: Dion Jordan of Oregon and Ezekial “Ziggy” Ansah of BYU. Jarvis Jones was the most productive edge rusher in the college game in 2012, but his physical make up is far below any successful edge rusher in the NFL currently. And while production is important, past history shows many productive college players who did squat in the NFL. Barkevious Mingo is similar to Jordan and Ansah in certain aspects, but has worse hips, is not as physical as Ansah, and not as versatile as Jordan. Let’s look at some comparisons for Ansah and Jordan (all numbers are combine numbers, so setting is equal):

    - They both have prototype edge player height (Jordan 6-6+ and Ansah 6-5+)
    - Ansah is the larger man overall, weighing in at 271, which is ideal DE weight. Jordan would have to be more of a tweener (which he was at Oregon) at 248. His frame can hold more weight, but does he have the weight room ethic to put it on? And would he lose speed with more weight? I think Jordan has to be a hybrid OLB/situational DE.
    - Ansah, despite being an inch shorter, has more than an inch longer arms. 35.13 compared to 33.88. Ansah’s arms are very long even compared to elite NFL edge players. Jordan’s are comparable to most top edge players.
    - They both have plus sized hands, Ansah at 10.25, Jordan at 10 even.
    - In terms of speed, it is essentially a wash. Jordan ran the slightly faster 40 (4.60 to Ansah’s 4.63), but Ansah won slightly in the more critical 10 yard split (1.56 to Jordan’s 1.57). Both of these measures are elite for NFL edge players for both men.
    - Bounce/explosion is also a wash. Jordan had the longer broad jump (122 inches to 118) but Ziggy had the higher vertical (34.5 to 32.5). Both measures are solid by elite edge player standards, although Jordan’s vert and Ansah’s broad jump leave a little to be desired.
    - In terms of agility, both players tested well within the range of elite edge players and again topped each other in different categories. Jordan won the 3-cone drill (L shape) 7.02 to 7.11, while Ansah won the 20-yard shuttle 4.26 to 4.35.

    In terms of physical traits, both can be called elite as an athlete at amazing size. Ansah’s scores are a bit more impressive given he is achieving them while carrying 23 more pounds than Jordan.

    In terms of strength, although the bench test is an imperfect measure, it is all we have. Jordan did not test due to a torn labrum, which he had surgery on after the combine. Ansah lifted a solid but not spectacular 21 reps. Given the size differential, it would be a surprise if Jordan ever came near 21 reps.

    In terms of production, here was their 2012 stat line:
    Jordan: 44 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 1 pass defended, 3 forced fumbles. Solid stats, not eye popping, but definitely productive playing in the competitive Pac-12.

    Ansah: 62 tackles, 13.0 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 9 passes defended, 1 forced fumble. Definite dump in production in terms of numbers vs. Jordan, but it is basically a wash because BYU played lesser competition as an Independent.

    Other aspects: both have western U.S. backgrounds, which can be good for the Raiders as regional drafting has been successful in the NFL. Jordan grew up in SF (local enough) and went to high school in Arizona, before playing for the Ducks, which is somewhat local as there is no NFL team in Oregon. Ziggy played at BYU in Utah after coming to the U.S. from Ghana on an academic scholarship. He did not begin playing organized football until 2010.

    I have not seen any character concerns for either young man. Jordan has not been in trouble, despite a challenging upbringing, and Ansah has come from a relative 3rd world country, and is now a converted Mormon. Raiders 2012 3rd round pick Tony Bergstrom (the first pick of the McKenzie era) is also a Mormon. Oakland and the surrounding area has a sizable Mormon population and Oakland is home to one of the largest Mormon temples in the U.S.

    Weaknesses for Jordan include: questions of strength; lack of sack productivity and use of him in pass coverage, if he is to be an elite NFL pass rusher, this is a red flag; shoulder injury; ability to be a down player in the NFL, would need to bulk up.

    Weaknesses for Ansah include: lack of polish, has only played 3 years of organized football; some question toughness; not coming from typical NFL background may be an issue to deep rooted love for the game.

    Summary: overall, these are two elite edge-style athletes, with the physical make up to be productive NFL edge rushers. Ansah wins in the size and motor department, Jordan wins in the fluidity and level of college competition department. Both will need to work to maximize their talents, Jordan must get stronger and work on moves, Ansah must really hone his pass rush repertoire and prove he is a four quarter NFL player. Both players have high ceilings with the chance to not reach that ceiling if they do not put in the work. For the Raiders, I would place Ansah slightly higher than Jordan, although both should be in the conversation with the elite OTs as a potential pick at pick 3 if there is no trade down.

  • Jackie Bibby

    So if the team has a chance to win in the final seconds of a game and a qb throws a game ending pick on the final drive its not his fault? The defense and his line gave him a chance to win and each time carson individually blew those chances with his mistakes and poor decision making. Sorry rob but carson is a overhyped average qb on the downslide. Your golden boy aint so golden.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    Just admit there is no such thing as the devil and its just a cop out for religious folks like yourself that are too immature to take responsibility for your own actions.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “So if the team has a chance to win in the final seconds of a game and a qb throws a game ending pick on the final drive its not his fault? The defense and his line gave him a chance to win and each time carson individually blew those chances with his mistakes and poor decision making.”

    Dr Robert says Palmer can blame the Devil for those throws so it’s not his fault!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Carson sux. Seneca sux.

    the end

  • RaidingTexas

    Jackie Bibby Says:

    So if the team has a chance to win in the final seconds of a game and a qb throws a game ending pick on the final drive its not his fault?

    ———————————————-

    The devil interfered with his throwing motion. Not his fault.

  • lefty12

    113-if that happens we are truly in deep sh!t and are worse than even the pessimists predict.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    The Devil was whispering in Palmer’s ear that is why he had so many INT’s….now if I could get that new pope Francis to bless the football before each game then the devil won’t make Palmer throw INT’s anymore!

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Brahs, on my romantic stroll with my girlfriend Chantal, stopped by the Tony P’s Dockside Grille to drain the main vein

    Meaning, specifically, my 14.5 inch Beeeeeeeeeeeeeech Lawg, holla

    Gonna order some calamari and then break the news to my beautiful honey bunny that I’ll be cheating on her non stop on the upcoming tour

    Oh yeah, and that I’ll be doing it all without protection (for my pleasure)

    Although there is this super hot Latina babe that was checking me and he Lawg out in the bar

    May have to slip into the parking lot for a quick BJ before starting “The Talk”

    Will keep you Dweebs posted

    BLAME IT ON THE RAIN, HELLS YEAH

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “Carson sux.”

    Sure he is not as good as the top 10 guys in this league but he is a lot better then what we got now…..which isn’t saying much SMH

  • SnBG

    Mymy, I see there are a few Palmer haters here today. Please, just stop it. We had a disgraceful team around him and terrible ZBS. Palmer is a great QB. He went 8-8 with an almost talentless team. You’re blinded by hatred and insanity. Please, just get back on your med’s and we’ll all be fine again and the world be a rosy place to live in.

  • rediaR

    Lefty12 Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    113-if that happens we are truly in deep sh!t and are worse than even the pessimists predict.
    ———————-
    The pessimists crow about 0-16. I’m pretty sure they’ve already hit the bottom.

  • bcz24

    severeraiderz Says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Dennis Allen is absolutely wasting Taiwans talent as a runner. Just let the guy go play his best position elsewhere
    ***************
    How the hell would you know that? The guy has literally done nothing in the NFL yet except for 2 nice garbage time runs against NO’s scrub team in the preseason.

  • inonewordraider
  • Football Coach

    The short lived Palmer era is over. With a whimper. Moving on…