Raiders bring back S Nate Allen

Oakland Raiders safety Nate Allen was brought back a day after being released.

Oakland Raiders safety Nate Allen was brought back a day after being released.

ALAMEDA _ The Raiders apparently didn’t see enough of safety Nate Allen last season to cut the cord completely.

Two days after Allen was released, the Raiders re-signed the veteran safety to an undisclosed contract Thursday, the club announced. Allen’s salary of $4.9 million would have been guaranteed had he been on the roster Wednesday.

Allen’s original deal had a maximum value of $23 million over four seasons and he earned $6.9 million last season in salary and bonus money. He had an MCL injury in the season opener, didn’t return until the 10th game of the season, and then re-injured his knee and ended the season on injured reserve.

Presumably, Allen returns to the Raiders at a lower salary and without a salary guarantee.

The Raiders are already thin at safety with the retirement of Charles Woodson. Taylor Mays, who played in 14 games with five starts, is scheduled for unrestricted free agency. Larry Asante, an unrestricted free agent, played in 16 games with two starts.



Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • OL

  • No love for Seth?

  • rifflicks

    A “Power” RB….. the Raiders would have won at least 3 more games last year if they had a decent power rb last year that could move the chains and eat the clock……how many games were lost , late in games with a lead and depending completely on the Defense to keep opposing Offenses off of the field

  • Our bubble screens were stuffed from the begining.

  • Wood the Impaler

  • SaintKaufman

    Jump shooting league!

  • jesusraiderjim

    If opposing DB notice that. Boom. Pick six. We are very obvious at times.

  • SaintKaufman

    More like popped

  • Too bad it wasn’t Laetnner

  • DutchRaid

    Yeah, seemed like we had a hard time stuffing the bubble screens…looked better at the end of the year.

  • Kenny Stapler

    oh ok

  • M.Shorter

    The last team to beat the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on their home turf?

    That would be the Oakland Raiders

  • Kenny Stapler

    that’s it. i’m going home early. thanks!

  • In Reggie we trust.

  • kuhlest

    okay, jeez

  • RAY NJ

    And kicked the Jets azzes. That’s bragging rights for me out here.

  • RAY NJ

    You want Forte?

  • Post new scallywagers

  • MachoManRandySavage

    So. went to the bank. the dude at the desk had a little Patriots helmet beside the computer. I tell him I’m a Raider fan, he laughs, I ask him if it was a fumble…. he has no clue. I tell him, the snow game in 2001… still no clue… just gimme the damn papers to sign.

  • RAY NJ

    A lot of people who wear Raider hats aren’t even fans.

  • Raider D

    Chris Ivory!!!!!

  • kuhlest

    I find that Raider fans tend to be more in tune with whats going on in the league and its past

  • kuhlest

    the rookies never have an offseason…they train for combine, pro days, then draft, then mini camps, OTAs and then TC…..this year he will get some good rest and come back stronger

  • RAY NJ

    Fell off in 2nd half

  • inonewordraider

    One of the kardashians was sporting raiders, doesnt get any worse

  • RAY NJ

    An insult!!!

  • Ronin559

    Split time with Murray could give both of them legs needed at the end of the season.

  • Ronin559

    Trying to get the guy going by getting that first catch out of the way. Plus an early catch by Coop is not a bad way to start the game.

  • Ronin559

    It is not like they were all the same routes thrown to him. a majority of those first throws were bubble screens but there were a mix of slants, outs, and even go route at least once.

  • Ronin559

    They were the top pass blocking oline in the 1st half of the season, they fell off a bit toward the end there. Glenn would solidify that left side for several years to come.

  • Ronin559

    Cody Glenn is schedule to hit the open market if Buffalo doesnt resign him before. It is unlikely they tag him with their current cap situation but you never know.

  • Ronin559

    Hopefully they get a few more peaces this off season to really get things cooking.

  • aig-raiders

    I remember them taking it to the house a few times during those 4 games stretch. Early on it was an easy 5yds w the bubble

  • r8dercain

    Playa mujeres

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I get suspicious when someone claims they’ve been a victim of a crime and they take a cash settlement. Take it to a prosecutor.