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Raiders sign Seabass to extension

Some quick hits from Friday morning’s practice session:

– The Raiders announced the signing of place kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a four-year extension following practice. Janikowski told reporters he hopes to retire a Raider and that is relieved a deal got done.

Timing was on Janikowski’s side, given that the Raiders have ample cap space next season. In Shane Lechler’s case, the Raiders had zero room in his walk year.

Janikowski said general manager Reggie McKenzie called in the offseason and expressed a desire to get a deal done.

Other key players who could be targeted for extensions with expiring deals include left tackle Jared Veldheer, defensive end Lamarr Houston and running back Darren McFadden. There are a number of new players on one-year deals as well should the Raiders determine they fit in to future plans.

– A strong performance from running back Rashad Jennings, particularly in short-yardage. Jennings has heavy feet, the ability to break tackles and could end up being a solid red-zone and third-and-1 option.

– Wide receiver Brice Butler had a strong showing, catching a short pass from Flynn and juking cornerback Tracy Porter on a nice catch-and-run play.

– Free safety Charles Woodson made a diving intercepted off a deflected pass from Flynn that went off the hands of tight end David Ausberry.

– Cornerback Taiwan Jones also had a deflection-interception, but later was victimized on a third-and-1 play when fullback Jamize Olawale got loose on a circle route, with Matt McGloin hitting him in stride for a big gainer.

– Remaining out of practice for the Raiders, among others, were guard Lucas Nix, wide receiver/return specialist Jacoby Ford, running back Latavius Murray and defensive end Lamarr Houston.

Returning to practice was defensive tackle Stacy McGee. McGee didn’t finish however, and newly acquired Myles Wade was injured also, meaning the Raiders will be on the market again for defensive tackles.

– NFL officials were at practice and will hold presentations for both the media and the players on rule changes and points of emphasis. Among the rule changes that will be of particular interest to Woodson _ the elimination of the tuck rule.

– Special teams coach Bobby April is a stickler for executing a kickoff return block at the 25-yarfd line instead of the 20-yard line, as one Raiders player found out in direct terms.

– Quarterback Tyler Wilson seems to be getting fewer snaps. One one play he fumbled a center snap, then attempted to throw over the middle, with the batted ball being intercepted by Jones.

– Cornerback D.J. Hayden remains in a red jersey and unable to truly mix it up in coverage, and it showed on one completion to tight end Brian Leonhardt when he was only able to make a half-hearted swipe at knocking the ball loose.

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  • Marks hair

    you keep bringing up gay sex and sucking it whenever you talk to me… is there something you want to say? it’s okay I’m not going to make fun of you if you’re gay… I’m just wondering why you keep bringing it up all the time to me cause I’m not into men..

  • Marks hair

    yeah that’s right you told me prior sucks and I said no he’ll probably be the backup quarterback and that’s what he is not the wide receiver or cut that you had predicted…..

  • Marks hair

    oh and the reason everyone is against you has nothing to do with your resemblance to Darth Vader….?

    I know most people are constantly annoyed with you cause you’re a troll an admitted troll.. so I’ll do my best to go back in to ignore mode now

  • JLofty

    Q1: What season/year do you think Seabass breaks the record?

    Q2: What season/age does his leg strength diminish (notably)…

  • JLofty

    The NFL is like my dog. Had their b@lls cut off YEARS ago…

  • Just Fire Baby

    This Puig guy is insane.

    Everything is a highlight, good or bad.

  • RaiderLen

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    This Puig guy is insane.
    Everything is a highlight, good or bad.
    ——————————————————–
    You’ll know he’s on the downside of his career when a fly ball bounces off his head over the fence and into the stands for a home run. lol

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Bad signing if u ask me.

    Highest paid but not the best.

    ———————

    1. I know right we should have just rolled with CARMONA

    2. Nobody asked you

  • Marks hair

    solid signing it’s hard to tell a guy who’s improving every year to take a pay cut..

  • Just Fire Baby

    How the hell did that not hurt the crap out of Joser?

    A 380 foot fly ball off the cocunut?

    That would knock must people out, he just shrugged and laughed.

  • RaiderLen

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    How the hell did that not hurt the crap out of Joser?

    A 380 foot fly ball off the cocunut?

    That would knock must people out, he just shrugged and laughed.
    ———————————————
    Adrenaline. Only thing I can think of.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Hell, I caught a line drive in softball right on the palm of my glove and left me a pretty colorful bruise the other day.

    How could his head not be completely jacked up after that?

  • Plunketthead

    firebaby you may like this one.
    Little league 1970. Kid named Jeff was one of those who could not catch or throw but Dad made him.
    He took one to the noggin out in left field,knocked him out cold and he never came back.
    He was soft, real soft, all through school

    Today he is a fire chief in Vegas and he was one of those making over 200,000 grand a year.

  • Cervantes74

    Great at kickoffs, leading scorer in Raider History. 4 more years and we don’t have to think about our kicker.

    Little more than I would have liked to see, but given our cap space, his contributions, and the peace of mind at an important position.

    Good extension.

    Also like that only 8 Million is guaranteed just in case.

  • Just Fire Baby

    HA!!!

    Goober turned fire chief, sounds about right.

  • RaiderLen

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    Hell, I caught a line drive in softball right on the palm of my glove and left me a pretty colorful bruise the other day.

    How could his head not be completely jacked up after that?
    ————————————————
    At least a lump I’d imagine. Waaaay back in the day one of my Team mates playing left field lost a flyball in the sun and while running full speed the ball bounced off his dome and ended up on the fly in right field.

    We were all between 16 and 18 at the time, but he was done for the day. lol

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    JFB….

    You’re kind of a stats guy, right? Check this…
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““
    Jon Weisman @jonweisman 14m
    Yasiel Puig hitting .417/.533/.750 in past 10 games (45 plate appearances, 1.283 OPS, 3 HR, 7 BB). Guess he’s not done yet.

  • RaiderLen

    He was soft, real soft, all through school
    —————————————–
    Soft was easy to spot in our era.

    Particularly in Football.

    You could see it in the eyes.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Hey Nation been a while! Totally immersed with my A’s. Read all updates blogs etc. Is Tafur serious about Wilson on the fence? Seriously, i do like McGloin, but really Wilson may not make it??? Am i missing something

  • Just Fire Baby

    Puig is insane.

    Can’t throw him anything middle in. No matter what speed, what count, what type of pitch.

  • Plunketthead

    I asked you if you ever heard of Jim Dyer?
    He was a promising pro who caught cancer out of high school and they named the league you play in out of HS after him for about a decade.

    I forget what they call that Summer league they play in after HS and before College. Theres a big national tournament

  • RaiderLen

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    JFB….

    You’re kind of a stats guy, right? Check this…
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““
    Jon Weisman @jonweisman 14m
    Yasiel Puig hitting .417/.533/.750 in past 10 games (45 plate appearances, 1.283 OPS, 3 HR, 7 BB). Guess he’s not done yet.
    ————————————-
    I’ve yet to see him play, but he sounds legit.

    Hope He maintains and doesn’t flame.

  • Raider E

    If a baseball has alot of spin on it in its downward trajectory it can just skip right off your body with no pain at all.

  • Gdog

    Marks hair Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    that is laughable the board was against you for a long time… too late mr. Imposter

    >>>>

    LOL! “The Board” not only tolerates non-stop off topic discussions, but it seems to be ENCOURAGED for some crazy ass reason.

    I’d consider this a badge of honor… you guys are NUTS.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Re: The Brady ‘tuck’…

    What upsets me most about that entire travesty are the people that say “Hey, it WAS a fumble by definition of the rules. The tuck rule stinks, but the call was right”.

    I thought the rule said the QB can not fumble while ‘in the process’ of tucking the ball.

    Slow motion and still photography show conclusively that Brady had two hands on the ball when CW stripped him.

    My contention is that two hands on the ball constitutes the ‘tuck’ having been completed. Brady was no longer ‘in the process’ of tucking the ball.

    The on the field call of fumble should not have been overruled unless there was conclusive evidence it was incorrect.

    The ‘tuck rule’ simply doesn’t justify the call reversal. The slow motion replay footage that Coleman watched should have been sufficient to convince him that the ‘tuck’ was completed. Even if he wasn’t convinced of that, there certainly wasn’t enough evidence to reverse the original call.

    Bogus rule. Bogus interpretation of it.

    Complete sham.

    Royal screwing.

    FTY

  • elraidmanhattan

    Please someone let me know that in no way can Tyler be cut, I would be dumbfounded, seriously not overreacting but damn i have watched him he is going to be good.

  • RaiderLen

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Hey Nation been a while! Totally immersed with my A’s. Read all updates blogs etc. Is Tafur serious about Wilson on the fence? Seriously, i do like McGloin, but really Wilson may not make it??? Am i missing something
    —————————————–
    Pretty surprising about Wilson, but I like the fact McGloin is pushing and the Raiders aren’t just handing out jobs or practice reps based on Draft status.

  • Gdog

    Great to see the Raider legend Jani retire a Raider.

    Maybe Reggie actually gives a sheet about the Raider legacy over being a tight-wad, pee-his-pants hand-wringer. Its pretty hard to tell most times though…

  • Raider E

    Its called Summer Legion League. I played years.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Please, screw Puig, any team with an exaggerated payroll is out of this discussion. Talk about the weekend series with Texas.

    Looking for a sign of intelligence regarding Tyler Wilson

  • Just Fire Baby

    I never heard of Dyer and not sure of the league.

    Not Legion ball is it?

  • elraidmanhattan

    Len I agree different regime as i have indicated many times before. But Wilson is hardnosed and a warrior, let’s see him game wise.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Raider E Says:
    If a baseball has alot of spin on it in its downward trajectory it can just skip right off your body with no pain at all.
    ====================================================

    Yeah, but how about the guy the baseball hit?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Wilson won’t be cut, too high of a draft pick to clear waivers and go on the PS.

    You can be pretty confident in stashing McGloin on the PS.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I saw this Carlos Lake of the Cubs when he played for Iowa. Very impressive.

    4 hits today. Future All-Star.

  • SnBG

    C’mon Wilson isn’t on the fence. I don’t care what Tafur says.

  • Priesttj12

    It’s becoming clear to me that Reggie just doesn’t know what he’s doing. As I observe training camp even before the preseason games. It appears to me this management is just flat out clueless as to what it takes to biuld a team. This is IMO the height of delusion and myopic propaganda.

    I cannot for the life of me no matter how hard I try, see how this team can win games. I see a WR corp that is way undermanned and an Oline that is practicing against subpar talent. Both sides of the ball seem undermanned and far less talented than any team called the Raiders in my entire memory. Playmakers are few and far between, although in some areas we do have a small group of talent like (RB and TE) but we just don’t have any continuity and leadership that can carry the day.

    As much as I hate to admit it our QB play is seriously subpar. Matt Flynn ( and I am not hating on him) is just not my idea of a starting QB on anyones team. Our Linebackers are way tooo YOUNG and the Dline is a bunch of Journeyman save one player holdover from Mr Davis.

    This collection of ragtag talent thrown together to mimic an NFL team is just not going to line up and outplay anyone worth talking about. This league is way too talented and well coached for this bunch to confidently lineup and compete.

    I’m having a very hard time taking this seriously and having any semblance of hope they can win as many games as they did last year. It is just too difficult to do with this much change and upheaval. It will take at least another two years before they even look like a team capable of competing on Sunday. Because the GM cut way too deep they haven’t begun to heal so they can fight back.

    If they do NOT choose a QB worth his salt this could be very ugly. IMHO the only player that can make this crap cake even palatable is the gifts of Terrelle Pryor. He may be the most gifted player this team has to offer. He may be the only player that can make this team watchable.

    Most of you will read this post and sum it up as a play for Pryor because it’s coming from me. You would be assuming a lot I’ve read the tweets and the media is trying it’s best to sell Flynn to us and cut short any contraversy. I’m telling he just is NOT talented enough to make this team watchable. This is going to take someone really special who can make things happen on his own. We’ree just not talented enough to put what he needs around him to help him be consistent. He doesn’t know his rec’s well enough and they don’t know him and in this league THAT IS BIGTIME TROUBLE. It will take him alll year to get to where he needs to be for this passing game to look average. He may complete passes but they wont amount to much because they’ll be a bunch of checkdowns so he doesn’t get hit. It will be damn near the most boring offense in memory.

    We are last years Cleveland Browns or worse. Maybe the KC Chiefs if our running game isn’t formidable. That could be the saving grace (running game). But it has to be top 5 for us to be decent. If this doesn’t get much much MUCH better Flynn could end up throwing more ints. than TD’s. I’m dead serious he just is way too inconsistent in terms of moving the balll and impressing. And right now he’s wearing a red jersey wait until they start hitting him.

    I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news I’ve held back to see if I see something I can believe in I jsut don’t see it………..period

  • PlunkforHOF

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Re: The Brady ‘tuck’…

    What upsets me most about that entire travesty are the people that say “Hey, it WAS a fumble by definition of the rules. The tuck rule stinks, but the call was right”.

    I thought the rule said the QB can not fumble while ‘in the process’ of tucking the ball.

    Slow motion and still photography show conclusively that Brady had two hands on the ball when CW stripped him.

    My contention is that two hands on the ball constitutes the ‘tuck’ having been completed. Brady was no longer ‘in the process’ of tucking the ball.

    The on the field call of fumble should not have been overruled unless there was conclusive evidence it was incorrect.

    The ‘tuck rule’ simply doesn’t justify the call reversal. The slow motion replay footage that Coleman watched should have been sufficient to convince him that the ‘tuck’ was completed. Even if he wasn’t convinced of that, there certainly wasn’t enough evidence to reverse the original call.

    Bogus rule. Bogus interpretation of it.

    Complete sham.

    Royal screwing.

    FTY

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    100% correct.

  • Raider E

    Who gives a damn about Wilson or Mcgloin?

    This a Pryor vs. Flynn battle to run our team for 2013.

    May the best QB win.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Just Fire…Agreed, Mcgloin is nice but will slip through waivers then to ps. Watched Lake guy is smooth and nice swing doesn’t look like a rookie

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Please someone let me know that in no way can Tyler be cut, I would be dumbfounded, seriously not overreacting but damn i have watched him he is going to be good.

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

    No, he won’t be cut. He’s getting no snaps because Flynn and Pryor are getting all of them, which is frankly the way it should be with a new offense and two QBs who don’t have much starting experience: they need the reps.

  • elraidmanhattan

    I think Flynn will get the nod, but I am a Pryor guy( previous blogs clearly indicate this) so, let the games begin

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    Hell, I caught a line drive in softball right on the palm of my glove and left me a pretty colorful bruise the other day.

    How could his head not be completely jacked up after that?
    ==========================================
    Apparently, HGH hardens the head.

    Serious question…isn’t a player considered ‘part of the field’ ?

    Why is a ball that bounces off a player’s head and into the stands considered a home run ?

    Shouldn’t it be a ground rule double ?

    Or am I wrong about the ‘part of the field’ thing ?

  • Plunketthead

    American Legion That’s it. Some great ball is played in that short time.
    Jim was a top prospect and “famous” in Vegas before Maddox and other came along

  • JLofty

    99 the tuck rule game had nothing to do with “rules” or “interpretations” it was 100% aphone call from the NY offices of the league calling the ref under the hood and saying “we don’t want the RAIDERS to win, make it happen Mr Coleman or we’ll bury you…”

  • Priesttj12

    I think Reggie is trying to do what was done in Seattle. Problem is that GM biult TWO TEAMS to championship level (SF & SEattle) and they have a legitimate HC who’s pahenomenal at getting the best out of his talent.

    I’m having serious doubts about Reggie knowing what he’s doing. I’ll sit back and watch the games, wont spend much time in here because it’s just too argumentative. But those are my honest views. Lets ALLL hope like hell I’m way off………adios!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    Please someone let me know that in no way can Tyler be cut, I would be dumbfounded, seriously not overreacting but damn i have watched him he is going to be good.
    =======================================================

    I will. He’s sticking. Practice squad at worst, but I highly doubt that. Just has some NFL growing pains to go thru.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Raider Duck, spot on. I am sure they are building up Matt, great work effort walk on guy makes good, but asswipe Tafur likes to be a bit dramatic such is the case here with Wilson…

  • Just Fire Baby

    I played on a Bay Area Legion team that had three guys drafted (J-Roll, Jose Ortiz from Hayward High and Todd Eagle from Albany High) and also had Joe Rudi’s kid on it.

  • lefty12

    JLofty-I don’t believe it was we don’t want the Raiders to win as much as it was we DO WANT the Patriots to win-no matter who they played.