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Raiders claim PK Giorgio Tavecchio

The Raiders claimed former Cal kicker Giorgio Tavecchio on waivers from the Detroit Lions Tuesday and released Kevin Goessling.

Tavecchio has been in camps with San Francisco and Green Bay. Tavecchio will handle kicking duties Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks while Sebastian Janikowski recovers from a right quadriceps strain.

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  • Heck Legler

    WR is last position I’d be looking at niner’s cuts. Stevie impressed me for a couple of years in Buf, but if he can’t make the niners, we don’t need him either. We already have a bunch of guys who look great but can’t consistently deliver. For now, we need an old vet who can catch the GD ball. Long term, we need a stud.

  • trogPOUNDA

    16-0

  • trogPOUNDA

    anyone going to the game thursday?

  • Elliot

    Btw I was praising Shaw from USC after saving his nephew and injuring both ankles…now it seems the story may be bogus

  • BigBenRexor

    Now let’s praise his imagination, because that was a good story.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Tired arm. Not a chance in hell he starts 16 games as an Oakland Raider.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    @VicTafur: “@Chris_W_Brandon: he wanted out of Oakland that’s why he didn’t take a pay cut” >> Palmer had already taken one, guarantees were issue

    Just an FYI for those of you that keep saying Palmer wanted out and would not take pay cut. Just posted on twitter…

  • Heck Legler

    lol Figueroa Tech.

  • trogPOUNDA

    who came up with it, him? i just assumed it was some usc pr guy lol

  • BigBenRexor

    Then let’s hire him as the next John Herrera

  • 1960AutumnWind

    DA

  • 909RaiderLifer

    Check out Scott Wolf @ insidesocal.com He’s he local beat writer with his finger on this story…

  • 1960AutumnWind

    That’s ok with me since Packer game.

  • JLofty

    Dude, its Palmer’s fault…

  • Elliot

    Amazing isn’t it

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Like that’s going to halt the the allegations that there’s no substance to that story.

  • trogPOUNDA

    lets just not talk about palmer and the greatest trade in nfl history

  • Elliot

    Thanks I will…

  • trogPOUNDA

    matt schaub doesnt play against NYJ becuase he sprained his elbow saving DA’s drowning nephew?

  • BigBenRexor

    Reports say Matt Schaub injured his elbow in a non football related incident. He was walking home with a Little Ceasars $5 Pizza when he witnessed an Auto accident involving a Big Rig Semi Trailer and School bus. Several Children were pinned beneath the rigs tires, Matt Sprung into action, lifting the bus with only his right arm, freeing the children while holding on to the pizza with his off hand the entire time.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    I thought he actually played well towards the end of his playing time. PlunkforHOF and I were watching it and feeling slightly encouraged.
    Got Moore the ball, should have had TD to Reece.
    Then it comes out bum arm, like he left it all out there. Reggie and his QB’s.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I thought that was what you were doing when you got a grip!

  • RaidingTexas

    Well well well. Stand up all you idiots who said DJ would definitely start week 1. Fools, every one of you.

    BUST.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Dakota

    At least watson is healthy! Wait, what?

  • BigBenRexor

    You really think DA has that kind of creativity? He couldnt’ even think up a different injury other than “tendinitis” This years Matt

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Post of day.

  • RaidingTexas

    And for the second straight year, Reggie made a steal of a trade for a veteran QB.

    WAIT WHAT?!?!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’m feeling a bit lonely, but honest right now.

  • http://batman-news.com accupolco gold aka elmo

    New ès postès Raderio hombrès.

  • trogPOUNDA

    nah just think ol schaubby spent a little too much time on brazzers

  • BigBenRexor

    So you’re saying he was Noodle arming his Noodle?

  • trogPOUNDA

    you could say that

  • marks hair

    Why?

  • Dakota

    New post

  • BigBenRexor

    Noodled Armed Matt out with Tendinits, Back ups to start vs Seattle in game 4 of preseason, Carrying two Kickers into game 4 of Preseason, Both DJ Hayden and Watson unable to practice, It’s like it’s FK’n Groundhogs day

  • DJ Johnny

    Palmer had a contract that stated he was to be paid a certain amount of money. Reggie asked if he could pay him less than that. A lot less. Palmer did not want to do that as would anybody on this blog.

  • RaiderRo

    Oh yes, cutting bass to keep 2 punters. Brilliant decision!

  • 1960AutumnWind

    No that’s not it he did take a pay cut. He said that himself. That is what Vic is saying. The problem is RM would not gauruntee one dollar of it. In other words he made Palmer an offer he had to refuse. That’s why I get irate when people say Palmer did not want to play here. He took #3 because it was the Mad bombers number. This guy was a Raider fan growing up. And believe me I hated the trade that brought him here. I just hate people bagging on him when they don’t know I crap about it.