Raiders re-sign DE, add OL to practice squad


The Raiders re-signed defensive end Brian Sanford and added him to their 53-man roster Wednesday. He fills the void created by the releas of offensive lineman Jack Cornell.
Speaking of Cornell, he was re-signed today and placed back on the Raiders practice squad.
Confused? Don’t be. The Raiders waived Sanford before the Steelers game and signed Cornell from the practice squad because of the need for offensive line depth that day.
Now that the Raiders made it through the Steelers game, they are right back where they were at this time last week, with Sanford on the 53-man roster and Cornell on the practice squad.
In other news, former Raiders safety Michael Huff was waived by the Baltimore Ravens this morning. He recorded five tackles in limited action. He lost his starting job after a disastrous performance against the Denver Broncos in the regular-season opener.
It’s very unlikely that the Raiders will make a run at bringing back Huff, regardless the salary.


Steve Corkran

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’ll say it again.Pootbutt has forgotten more about football than… well. he’s forgotten a lot.

  • Charlie


    Another cut and paste for you to prove how right Reggie has been. (See Huff).

    “Reggie’s primary job description as GM is to ensure
    that player talent and compensation are balanced.

    TALENT and COMPENSATION are linked in the NFL with
    the salary cap. No one can look at one without considering the other.

    Other than Bryant/Wheeler (who have yet to earn a
    penny under their new contracts) name a player that Reggie has cut and that
    ultimately signed for more money???

    Bush was a horrible value last year for Chicago
    gaining 411 yards on the ground playing 13 games.

    Reggie’s performance has been spot on.

    Sure Reggie needs to acquire talent but he cannot
    acquire it if he cannot pay for it.

    Step one is to ascertain if our roster in 2011 and
    2012 was worth the money.

    GRADE A+

    Thank you Reggie. Validated by 29 other NFL teams. (We will see about Bryant/Wheeler).”

  • SlashNHack

    Word… Great kid…. Not enough talent… But tough. Still like him but not enough production. Should have stayed at a very low salary though

  • Dakota

    Agree…hate the DHB pick, but kid worked hard….everything you want in a player….well, except more talent of course.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Played well by PFF metrics even when he didn’t practice.

  • R8erEduc8er

    As RM called it, “out of wack”

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’m hip, man.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    In whack Mac. (credit, RR)

  • J Hill

    Going a little crazy with all the LBs.

    Burris, the kid we just picked up from the Saints, working out Montgomery.

    I like it.

    No coinkydink that we don’t see 3 yd runs turning into 40 yd runs.

    I remember having to argue with some esteemed semi’s that the DTs were NOT the problem!!!!

  • Dakota

    So the new DTs aren’t helping?

  • Dakota

    Lakers in a down year….but still better than the Warriors right?

  • J Hill

    Looking at those past contracts is just mind numbing.

  • SlashNHack

    New post

  • J Hill

    Not without Kobe.

  • MVTA Raider

    A good friend of mine told me once, that you can judge the quality of a teams drafting skills by how many of their players, once released, go on and have success with other teams… This is an area that historically the RAIDERS have been poor at. For the most part, our players go to other teams and don’t even finish out a season. This is an indictment of our scouting and roster. Reggie Mckenzie is in year two of purging the roster of “special projects”. We are starting to see glimpses of how good the team can be (defense) when real players are drafted/signed… I hope Reggie can do the same on offense and get some more playmakers in all aspects of the offense.

  • Davy Jones

    Don’t look now, but wildly criticized second round pick Mike Mitchell seems like he might be panning out ….for Carolina.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Steve Corkran

    Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin throwing really deep passes.

  • Dakota

    Remember how Cork was pissed when Reggie canned the old scouts? WTF did they ever do right?

  • Dakota

    Are they connecting Cork?

  • R8erEduc8er

    This will sound foolish but the year we got Willie Gault lol. Was a Bear fan and then became a Raider fan…been a diehard ever since. I was a kid then and Gault was my favorite player. I was like Al back then…worshipped speed.

  • Raider Rocker

    Firstr started following the team when I was very young 5 or 6 maybe. My parents were season ticket holders at Frank Yuell Field, then founding ticket holders when the coliseum was built. My dad took me to my first game when I was 8 I think, so 1974.

  • nice…..

  • RaidingTexas

    I believe the Giants are actually 2-6.
    But anyway, Pryor was drafted. I don’t get this statement.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Considering the fact that we released over 30 players in the last 2 years that were here at the start of 2012, I think Reggie’s release record speaks for itself. Mitchell, may end up on a list of guys that left this team in the last 18 months to go on to bigger an better things. That list is very short, however.

    Bryant (hurt, again)
    Gio (one of the few I miss, but not for his talent)

    And I’m sure in forgetting a few washouts o future washouts.

    List of jettisoned guys that might be doing something:


    I’m pretty content w those choices. Look at it this way? If you gotta lose Mitchell and Myers to clear out the rest of the detritus? Yay for us!