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Raiders taking look at veteran quarterbacks

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 11:41 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders worked out veteran quarterbacks David Carr, Trent Edwards and Pat White on Tuesday in an attempt to find an experienced backup to Terrelle Pryor.
The workouts come one day after the Raiders released six-year veteran Matt Flynn. Coach Dennis Allen said he didn’t have a firm plan on how he intended to proceed in terms of replacing Flynn on the 53-man roster.
Pryor, who has started only five games in his three NFL seasons, and undrafted rookie Matt McGloin are the only quarterbacks on the active roster. Rookie Tyler Wilson, a fourth-round draft pick in April, is on the team’s practice squad.
Carr and Edwards have extensive starting experience in the NFL, whereas White has bounced around since he entered the league.
Carr, 34, started 79 games since he joined the league in 2002, but none of those starts came after the 2007 season, when Carr turned into a backup.
Edwards, who turns 30 later this month, started 33 games from 2007-12. However, he has appeared in only six games since 2009.
The Raiders have an open spot on their active roster after they waived Flynn and offensive lineman Jack Cornell on Monday and activated wide receiver Andre Holmes from the suspended list.
White, 27, attempted five passes for the Miami Dolphins in 2009 in his only action at quarterback. He was with the Washington Redskins earlier this season.

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  • R8erEduc8er

    Saw him play vs the Steelers when he played for the Dolphins. Coworker gave me his tix for the game. It was the game he got injured. Dude got crushed on the sidelines….I felt the hit from where I was sitting. Thought it’d be the end of his career…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I didn’t say that! Nobody saw me say that.! No archives, you can’t prove a thing!

  • DKnight007

    Thats the issue.

  • Prometheus

    Raiders-fruity niners in london

  • Prometheus

    Tebow could start at FB or RB. would be a good signing if the coaches have a little creativity.

  • DKnight007

    These guys need to stay hidrated and really need to stretch better all throughout the week even when they are not practicing to keep those muscles and limbs loose. Too many injuries.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’ll stay right here, thank you. And embrace a Raider revival. Not a tent revival.

  • DKnight007

    Yeah even give VY a look ahead of Carr and Edwards. Ugh

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Past tense?

  • DKnight007

    Priority in 2014 Draft. Pick a beast pass rushing DE/OLB, DT and two OLinemen and a Safety and Tight End.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    New post.

  • Prometheus

    Tebow is a good leader just not a good QB. can’t hurt to have him as a backup

  • DKnight007

    A stud RB might be in order also.

  • Just Fire Baby

    How many stupid schticky “bringing the black hole to London” comments will we have to hear?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    that wasnt what i wrote moron

    pryor owns you grad fan

  • …And Justice for AL

    Stupid idea

  • rioderek

    Vince Young is better than all the scrubs Reggie Mc brought in for try-outs.

  • rioderek

    Reggie Mc should be on the phone with the 9ers trying to acquire James to run the rock for us.

  • rioderek

    Edwards and Carr would = Flynn behind the Raiders o-line. Statue types are not a fit in Oakland right now.

  • RediaR

    no

  • CJ Legend 34

    Release Da Preseason Beast!!!!!!!! “The Raiders activated wide receiver Andre Holmes to their 53-man roster.”

  • Papertiger

    Drafted by Parcells as part of his Dolphins rebuild, where Sparano was HC. Potential wildcat QB.

  • Raider Rocker

    God no.

  • Raider Rocker

    Would totally hurt. Complete media/locker room distraction and can’t be of any help to TP2 who’s already a superior QB. And it would eat up a valuable roster spot for “good character guy” that can’t play a position. Screw that!

  • Raider Rocker

    True that.

  • Raider Rocker

    “The media hates him”? Two words. Skip Bayless.

  • eternal pessimist

    he’s a cancer

  • Scott Reid

    Waste of money to have cut Flynn. He makes a fine 3rd string QB and you are already on the hook for his salary, why spend more? Looks to me like Allen and Reggie are trying to get some distance from their catastophic offseason.

  • Goldie7

    Thanks! Good looking out!

  • Jim Craig

    The cut sends a message to the team. I think I would roll the dice with TP2 staying healthy and just keep coaching up the two rookies who are already being paid. Yet I am not sure if I would bring Wilson up from the PS just yet. Keep looking around for a week or two, someone will pop up besides those I read of in this post (including the comments).

  • brad

    We could afford to lose a home game if it’s against the Niners lol!

  • funnyfalcon

    David Carr is Matt Leinart without his arm strength and just as bad as Flynn under pressure if not worse. Edwards, I haven’t really cared much for. Pat White? No idea. Whomever the Raiders end up with, he’d better be able to scramble go through his progressions much faster than Flynn.

  • Ronin559

    I’d like to see Carr come in, I know he has been a disappointment for being a No 1 overall pick, but he is a smart veteran guy who can help TP2 in the film room and with mechanics. Plus TP2 would not need to be looking over his shoulder all the time thinking Carr is after his starting spot, but Carr can keep the ship afloat if Pryor does need to sit a game or 2.

  • Ronin559

    Carr has a way stronger arm vs Leinart, Carr’s biggest downfall was his reaction to pressure. I like Carr at the right price just to help TP2 in the film room and what not. Eli Manning had said Carr was instrumental in the film room and helped Eli become a better QB,

  • Ronin559

    The continuity in styles is a strong point for bringing in Pat White, I am a believer in it too. But I think they are trying to slowly shift TP2 over to a traditional set type QB with spread plays sprinkled in. This for the benefit of both the Raiders and TP2′s health. So Pat White would lack the fundamental base of a traditional set QB and the veteran experience of being an NFL QB.

  • nolarick

    Rich Gannon has consistently been ready willing and able to come in and help any Raider QB. I would love to see TP2 adopt Gannon’s film study habits and work with him on mechanics. Lest we forget that Gannon was fairly mobile too.

  • wingus

    “good lord” is not a pun in this instance, but i otherwise agree. we finally have some hope and people want to sh*t all over it with the backwards idea of signing a QB that not even completely hopeless teams want.

  • wingus

    god fearing? god gave tebow a playoff win and took one in kind. god made tebow a sensation and has since couched him. doesnt seem very useful to have any god paying attention to football.

  • funnyfalcon

    That’s a joke about the arm and it being “way stronger” is an overstatement. I think the current group of coaches is helping Pryor just fine in the film department.

    No to Carr 8 days a week.