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Raiders meet with Mettenberger on Tuesday

The Raiders pushed up their meeting with Louisiana State quarterback Zach Mettenberger to Tuesday as Mettenberger attempts to accommodate a number of suitors.
Mettenberger’s pro day is scheduled for Wednesday. Rather than cram in too much that day, Mettenberger set up meetings with the Raiders and New England Patriots on Tuesday, according to NFL Network.
He is the latest in a long line of quarterbacks that the Raiders are checking out in advance of the NFL draft. Earlier, the Raiders attended the pro days of Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, David Fales and Derek Carr.
The Raiders hold the rights to the fifth pick in the draft, which begins May 8. It’s conceivable that the Raiders will use one of their picks on a quarterback, even though they have four on their roster right now.
None of the four on the Raiders roster – Matt Schaub, Matt McGloin, Terrelle Pryor and Trent Edwards – is considered a long-term solution.
Mettenberger still is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament that he suffered in a game late last season. The injury required surgery, but Mettenberger said he intends to go through all the drills expected of a quarterback in a pre-draft workout.
Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater and Carr are viewed as likely first-round picks. Fales and Mettenberger are projected to go in the mid rounds, perhaps as high as the second round.
Therefore, if the Raiders use their first-round pick on a player at a position other than quarterback, Mettenberger becomes more of a possibility.
The Raiders hosted Manziel at their facility on Sunday and Monday. More quarterbacks are slated to make their way to Alameda in the coming days for face-to-face visits with coach Dennis Allen, general manager Reggie McKenzie, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, among others.

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  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hah! My brother(Lamb Fan) was so pissed. Said they get their money and they’re worthless. i asked about that other guy in his division- Joe Montana- and he said, “He want’s to be a legend’.Turns out he was right.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Can you smoke that?

  • kenchun24

    What’s funny is when he was released I was like “Did Breisel even play for Oakland? Like did he factor at all? Zone or power scheme, injury or not?”

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Lighten up, Francis.

  • Try Some Reality

    Let’s name them. Here’s my top 5

    1) Javon Walker
    2) Larry Brown
    3) DeAngelo Hall
    4) Lamont Jordan
    5) Desmond Howard

  • BuckeyeRaider

    A rural area near….nothing. In between Statesville and Hickory. Where my wife’s family’s from.

    A lil less than an hour from Charlotte. About 2 hours from Raleigh/Durham.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Not quite a geographical oddity, being two weeks from everywhere?.

  • kenchun24

    That’s a good list. I’d put Hall over Larry Brown – what? 7 “constantly getting burned” games from Hall? But then again was it Hall or the Overlord Al Defense stuff…Hall does pretty good since he has been in Washington.

  • https://twitter.com/Rezinated1 Raider Rick

    Uhhh….Its like 90 degrees in Chile in the Summer….Vacation spot….You must have us confused w Mexico…like all other gringos…..

  • https://twitter.com/Rezinated1 Raider Rick

    LMAO!!!!Tamales have been traced back to the Ancient Maya people, who prepared them for feasts as early as the Preclassic period (1200–250 BC).[2] Maya people called their corn tortillas and tamales both utah [utah].[3]

  • https://twitter.com/Rezinated1 Raider Rick

    Estos weones hablan puras mierdas nada k ver con los Raiders……

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    And beef jerky goes back to the Incan for dried llama meat. Aren’t we all laughing and feeling smart now?

  • BuckeyeRaider

    I’m sorry, but there’s a lil problem in the cockpit.

    Oh, no. The cockpit. What is it?

    It’s the lil room in the front of the plane, where the pilots sit. But, that’s not important right now.

  • kenchun24

    That’s true. NFLM did say Raiders did good on paper inspite of the questions of age/injury etc of some of the FA’s.

    My faves are actually James Jones, Tarell Brown, Antonio Smith, Pat Sims coming back (especially as a rotational dude instead of play every dang down like last year). And Schaub is fine.

    Woodley scares me the most. I know his deal isn’t big but I get a sense he may not contribute at all per his recent lack of prior good play/conditioning for Pitt post his big 2nd contract deal.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Uh, like the Peruvians that lived here weren’t used to temps over 80(F) very temperate. and I didn’t say 90 did I? I said 100+
    Yes Chile is similar in many ways to California stretching across similar latitudes but without the land depth from the sea and hardly representative of what I mentioned, any more than California, from Mexico to Oregon would be.
    Tell me about your desert next. i’m an ignorant gringo unfamiliar with it or its interest to exobiologists.

  • DKnight007

    I be at that fight..

  • Roronoa Zoro

    Es true

  • 0ak R8rs

    That’s a solid and sad list. Jeff George comes to mind. Larry Brown was the worst IMO. Everyone in the league knew he was an average player that had a great Super Bowl.

  • r8ter4evr

    One mans opinion, Briesel IMO has been a serviceable limeman

  • RaiderDebo

    If I have to go into Seattle to win a game, give me Kappy all day long over Marino, Manning (s), or Brady.

  • RaiderDebo

    JaMarcus agrees with #1.

  • RaiderDebo

    Sanchez was serviceable in those games. Kappy has gone off in every playoff/SB game he’s played in. Stupid comparison.

  • https://twitter.com/Rezinated1 Raider Rick

    Well then, ” Despite Chile’s narrowness, some interior regions may experience wide temperature oscillations and cities such as San Pedro de Atacama, may even experience a continental climate.” In other words one cannot generalize the temperature because it varies.Micro climates If you will, But the argument would be that S. Americans cannot withstand temps of over 100 degrees , which is false. It is hotter in the lower regions of the continent and because of the andean mountain range, hot temps get trapped in , which can give you Wet and dry Andes as it is called.Unlike many other deserts where scorching heat is the norm – like California’s Mojave Desert and the Sahara Desert of northern Africa – average daytime temperatures in the Atacama range between 32 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, and can fall to as low as 10 to 15 degrees below zero at night. And obviously you already know the population of Chileans in Australia is well over 20,000……And it is extremely hot there.

  • NYCRaider

    your excluding his first year with us correct?