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Raiders work out slew of free agents

The Raiders worked out former Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jamaal Anderson, a defensive end, and former New York Jets running back Joe McKnight, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Anderson, 27, notched 7 1/2 sacks and forced two fumbles during stints with the Bears, Bengals, Colts and Falcons. McKnight rushed for 502 yards in his first three NFL seasons, primarily as a backup.

The Raiders also worked out the following players: linebacker Frank Beltre, defensive end Donte Paige-Moss, tight end Jordan Thompson, defensive back Neiko Thorpe, linebacker Devan Walker and guard Jarrod Shaw.

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  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    I was pretty sure u were u human.

    I get tired of the dogs and cats and various other animals posting.

    Jk.

  • Alex7

    Lane Kiffin hired as OC at Alabama. Nick Saban saw what some of us contrarians in here saw: a strong X’s and O’s mind upon which Davis forced Jamarcus.
    .
    Is he a saint, personality and character-wise? No. Neither is Belichick, Saban, Rick Pitino, Bobby Petrino, Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel, Pete Carroll, and a plethora of others who are so good at football that they kinda suck at social skills.

  • william banks

    Thanks.

  • RaiderLen

    DA will not get fired mid season.

  • TrevJo

    In fairness, people around here don’t know what dominant looks like anymore. :(

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    It was once said that Gruden could fill a bar with Raider employees who liked him, while Kiffin would have trouble filling a corner table for two.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    So ur saying the word dominant was dominating the blog?

  • RaiderLen

    Kiffin is the luckiest sob in the world of coaching.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    If we start off 1-7 he will.

  • RaidO

    If he starts out 1-5 or 1-6 he will

  • Christian W

    Deshaun Jackson may be a fa this year ..how about him?

  • Alex7

    or he impresses the heck out of the people that interview him because he really knows football?

  • Christian W

    Gruden be HC next year!

  • Alex7

    found it impressive that Orgeron (spelling?) declined the HC job at USC and instead followed Kiffin out the door.

  • 909RaiderLifer

    Good ‘ol Lance…He’s one of those lucky bassterds that can fall into a septic tank, and come out smelling like fresh cut roses….

  • Alex7

    Kiffin hired our best special teams coach of the last 2 decades, who later went to Seattle and made a Pro Bowler out of all their return men.

  • Howard Benner

    Well, I was close. . .but consider the rest of the point. . .Graham, scant bit of college “pig” experience. . .Troy Niklas, seemingly the same type of player. . .quite a bit more college football experience. . .playing @ a school renowned for producing pro TE’s. . .lining up as a classic TE, playing the “Z” position, splitting out wide. . running the same routes as “Gronk” & Graham. . .he’s a better athlete than Serafian-Jenkins, bigger than Ebron, a better blocker than Jace Amaro, a player that only started his senior year @ Texas Tech. . .a player like this, if he tests well @ the “Underwear Olympics” should hurtle up the draft boards. . .regardless where Graham was drafted. . .

    When you just address the minutiae of a scenario & don’t comment on the validity of a post. .well, are you just into splitting hairs or obtaining info/knowledge. . .

  • RaiderLen

    Ok, maybe. But I doubt both premises.

  • Alex7

    kinda how those smart CEOs are described too, no? Smart, arrogant, smart, lacking social skills, smart, constantly employed by smart people.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Orgeron didn’t decline the HC job. He totally wanted it. USC gave the job to Sarkisian but offered Orgeron his assistant’s job back at more or less HC pay. THAT’S what he turned down.

  • Alex7

    ahh, correct, thanks for the clarification. Still impressed he turned that down.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Donald Trump once wrote in “The Art of the Deal” that most super-successful businesspeople are actually pretty dysfunctional human beings.

  • Alex7

    if you have a solid veteran QB in place. Otherwise Chucky isn’t touching any team.

  • RaiderLen

    Sure, and after He gets PAID and fails, He gets fired.

    I guess he interviews well.

  • 909RaiderLifer

    He’s undefeated in the TV booth

  • Alex7

    if he is, I can’t see why he’d go anywhere other than that Kelly offense. That’s what will make him a Pro Bowl talent.

  • Howard Benner

    He’ll be spendy. . .Nick Mangold of the Jets makes in the vicinity of $9.2 mil per, or near elite LT money. . .there are six other pivots making in excess of $6 mil per. . .so not only he command a huge payday but competition for his services will be great. . .

  • RaidO

    —It ultimately doesn’t matter whether he wants a new contract. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jackson isn’t getting one.

    Technically, the report is that a new contract is “unlikely.” And for good reason. Jackson will earn $10.5 million in 2014. Given the market for receivers, he hasn’t outperformed his current deal.

    Besides, he has three years left on a contract that was signed only two years ago. It’s not time to tear up his contract and replace it.——

  • RaidO

    Jackson is not going anywhere

  • Howard Benner

    I was backing your point. . .about “franchise QB’s. . .”

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    Rick petino?

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    He wasn’t forced to use russel at Tennessee or USC.

    Plus he’s a weasel.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    I hope ur right.

  • Alex7

    thinking of great coaches with social ooopsies.

  • RaiderLen

    Me too.

  • 909RaiderLifer

    No doubt…Thought they might have to bring Bob Wylie back from perfoming magic tricks at the retirement homes…

  • Alex7

    Tennessee was somewhat relevant when he was there and was a FG away from beating Alabama.

    USC winning 10 games 2 seasons ago was considered impressive by many college people, considering all the lost scholarships/lack of depth.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Jesus is on board with your plan, not everyone can say that LOL

  • TrevJo

    OL coach Sparano > Head coach Sparano > Offensive coordinator Sparano

  • TrevJo

    Knows football? Probably. Knows people? Doubtful.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    @Jerrymcd: By bringing back Sparano, Raiders have a coach on staff with head coaching experience in case, well, you know . . .

  • Alex7

    with his age and resume, and now the Alabama connection, he’ll have a big-time HC job in the next 5 years, NFL or NCAA.

  • RaiderLen

    I hear you. Just look around, and why is Kiffin getting canned?

    Maybe His arrogance becomes insufferable in light of His “accomplishments”

  • TrevJo

    Orgeron declined the HC job? My understanding was that he was not offered the HC job, so he left his DC job.

  • RaiderLen

    100% Get in where you fit in. Tony has.

  • TrevJo

    In case John Fox kidnaps Dennis Allen?

  • TrevJo

    I have no idea what you just posted, I didn’t get past your avatar.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Legitimate concern. I suspect DA will be on a VERY short leash.

  • Alex7

    when you look at where Hue, Cable, and Kiffin have landed, it seems getting fired by Oakland isn’t the worst thing in the world.

  • Umrao32

    Glad to see Tony Sparano retained. Wonder why he didn’t bank for Tampa with Lovie?