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Raiders transactions release

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Oakland Raiders have claimed the following players via waivers on Sunday. They will be added to the active roster.

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

McClain, Antoine (via Bal.) G 6-5 336 1 Clemson

Sanford, Brian (via Cle.) DT 6-2 280 3 Temple

Antoine McClain: McClain spent the entire 2012 season on the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.

McClain appeared in 54 games over his collegiate career for Clemson from 2008-11, making 41 starts. He started every game from 2009-11, the only member of the team to do so. As a senior, McClain helped the Tigers win the ACC Championship and earn a spot in the Orange Bowl after helping pave the way for RB Andre Ellington to rush for 1,178 yards and 11 TDs on the year.

Brian Sanford: Sanford has spent the previous three seasons as a member of the Cleveland Browns after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Sanford spent the first seven weeks of the 2012 season on Cleveland’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster, and appeared in one game before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 2. Sanford made his NFL debut on Dec. 4, 2011 and played in five games for the Browns in 2011 after spending the first 12 weeks of the campaign on the practice squad. He spent his rookie season in 2010 on the Browns’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the season’s final eight games, but was inactive for all of them.

Sanford appeared in 43 games during his four-year collegiate career at Temple, where he posted 86 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, and one blocked field goal during his career.

The Raiders have made the corresponding roster moves to make room on the 53-man roster.

Released the following player:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

Kluwe, Chris P 6-4 210 9 UCLA

Waived the following player:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College

Wilson, Tyler QB 6-2 215 R Arkansas

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  • raideralex99

    The Seahawks and 49 ers were terrible 3 years ago … How did they get out of it ?
    Through the draft … Drafting defensive players and hitting on a lot of them.
    If you think Reggie is doing a great job … good for you …. he will continue making bone head moves and you are okay with that … well then you deserve a 4-12 team.

    AGAIN … Reggie came aboard when we had a top 10 offence and a bottom 5 defence.
    Pop quiz what would any good GM do … Fix the defence or fix the offence. Well Reggie try to fix the offence … how did that work out?
    We have a bottom 5 offence and the defence is still a bottom 5 defence so what exactly has Reggie done????
    He gone rid of the overpaid bums … wow any accountant could have done that.

  • raideralex99

    All the so called experts have the Raiders rated as the worst team in the league …. why?
    If Reggie is doing such a great job.why the worst team rating.
    Al never ever had the Raiders rated last never.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Wow

    Saw the post about Allen not giving Wilson a chance to develop. What an ignorant post. I bet that poster was someone who liked Hue Jackson. When Pryor came Hue did not even talk to Pryor (according to an article about a year back based on a quote directly from Pryor). In contrast the new staff whether Knapp or or the new OC, has been stressing fundamentals and work for Pryor and now Pryor actually looks like something like anyways an NFL QB. All along there are people posting that the coaches want Pryor to fail because they are not his guy and that Pryor will never get a chance etc… At this point Pryor if he had a fair night at Seattle would have been the starting QB and still might be.

    Most of you guys are more conspiracy theorists than football fans.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    By the way I like our Hayden Pick getting a 2nd and getting Watson and really like Sio Moore with a third. If Moore is healthy it is likely that all will start or in Hayden’s case at least see significant playing time. I also like all our 6th rounder’s even though RB injured. Wilson was a wiff however. Nobody’s perfect.

    Seattle’s turn around was a lot about luck with Wilson. Everyone can say they saw it coming but if so great then why not a 2nd round pick from Seattle or another team! Maybe Pryor can continue to improve and the Raiders will get a break for a change.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    raideralex99 Says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    All the so called experts have the Raiders rated as the worst team in the league …. why?
    If Reggie is doing such a great job.why the worst team rating.
    Al never ever had the Raiders rated last never.
    ************************
    Perspective check:

    See the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Oakland Raiders as well as Raider teams in Mid 1990′s. Rated at or very near bottom. 2006 was 2-14 and the Raiders were lucky to get those two wins mostly due to unforced turnovers. For the Record Jbustus was number 1 overall. You do understand how you get #1 picks right?

  • 1960AutumnWind

    raideralex99 Says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    The Seahawks and 49 ers were terrible 3 years ago … How did they get out of it ?
    Through the draft … Drafting defensive players and hitting on a lot of them.
    If you think Reggie is doing a great job … good for you …. he will continue making bone head moves and you are okay with that … well then you deserve a 4-12 team.

    AGAIN … Reggie came aboard when we had a top 10 offence and a bottom 5 defence.
    Pop quiz what would any good GM do … Fix the defence or fix the offence. Well Reggie try to fix the offence … how did that work out?
    We have a bottom 5 offence and the defence is still a bottom 5 defence so what exactly has Reggie done????
    He gone rid of the overpaid bums … wow any accountant could have done that.
    ******************************
    You do understand that RM inherited a medicore team with horrible cap issues. The 2010 and 11 teams were built to win now. The Palmer trade made it far worse. The Raiders had to shed players off those squads – I don’t care who was coach a lot of players needed to be shedded and there were a lot of draft pics lost to trade for aging expensive veterans like Seymour and Palmer. Therefore you could not reload or rebuild. You do understand this right? This was not Seattle or San Fran that had been slowly reshaping their squads through the drafts for several years when they took their steps up in recent years.

    I mean there have been stories and tons of posts on this blog about all this.

  • Bigmike34

    Raider99

    As a witness to the Seattle climb Here is some of the things they did to build the team they have now…in just 3 years….

    1) The GM and head coach Get along very well They work closely with each other on who will be drafted or come to Seattle through another source..

    2) They did not handicap themselves with all the draft rules about who to take and who to not take…..THEY BREAK THE MOLD…Examples Who takes a 5’10″ QB with their 3rd pick or Any pick…..Who builds a defensive backfield with Guys that are up to 6’3″ tall…and weigh up to 230 lbs. (3 of those guys are Pro-Bowlers) They bring in players to be ..situational… Players…Defensive Players who they use at LB or DE because they have huge speed At the corner….Remember the Guy in our Pre-Season game who ran Pryor down from behind when he tried to go around left end..

    3) They broke the Model by Spending Millions to bring in promising players from The Canadian FB league and Arena Football a guy from Australia …they interview them Run them through workouts…Etc We do that too but they bring in 100s of guys a Year…just to find those one or two gems…and of Course they have a pretty good System for evaluating these guys.

    Their head coach and Gm have the Guts to be wrong…

    4)Like Al Davis they do not reject guys just because the NCAA doesn’t like them….We did that with Pryor….They did it with two of their top draft Picks this year …BECAUSE THEY INVESTIGATE THE CIRUMSTANCES THEMSELVES…Most other teams say Ohhhh he is a bad boy so we can’t take him….As it turns out when Seattle picks a guy like that they are not really Bad Boys…They have vetted him completely…and will dump him as soon as they believe he is not valuable or have the Character that they Insist on.

    They grabbed your ex-Head Coach to be their Offensive line coach and Gave him the Assistant Head Coach Title and gave him a totally free hand to do what he wants with the O-Line The guy is a fantastic Coach The Players will walk on hot Coals for him…He is creative ..Tough…Smart as they come …

    They Do the Unconventional in order to get the Top guys that are often overlooked …They are not Afraid to Cut a non-Performing (in their Judgement) Draft Pick No matter where he was picked …..It was these coaches and GM… that go rid of (Curry) that #5 in the Draft Linebacker that was dumb as a Fence….I think they sent him to SF…

    Bottom Line they would not hesitate one second to Get rid of a 4th round pick that they didn’t think would work out….they will find something better for that roster position….

    Finally….They do not let us STUPID Fans and more stupid sports Writers make their Decisions for them…..