Owner’s Meetings: Thomas Howard In Limbo

San Francisco Chronicle reporter David White is at the NFL Owners meeting in Orlando. There are some interesting tidbits from Head Coach Tom Cable.
 
JaMarcus Russells weight is always a hot topic, but how much he weighs is really irrelevant. Sure it might make him more mobile, sure it might indicate he is working harder, but it is out the window without production.
 
Russell didnt change his throwing motion, per Cable.
 
Kamerion Wimbley will play strong-side linebacker and Cable touted Trevor Scotts development at weak-side linebacker. Not sure this is good for our run defense.
 
The obvious question is: What about Thomas Howard? There may be an interesting competition at the two OLB spots this summer. Ricky Brown also signed his tender, but he could also be in play at middle linebacker.
 
This also clears the way for Matt Shaughnessey to become the clear starter at defensive end opposite Richard Seymour.
 
Mark Davis and Amy Trask attended the meetings. Al Davis doesnt travel as well this days and Mark needs to get more involved in the football operations if he is to take the reins someday.
 
The Raiders are in the market for a right tackle, as Khalif Barnes would be the starter with Erik Pears in the conversation as of today. Ugh.
 
Cable said he wants one of Darren McFadden or Michael Bush to be his every down back.
 
When healthy, Darren McFadden is the best bet to win the job, but it could be fun to watch if Bush brings his best to the table.
 
Raiders are very happy with the safety group. This is something Ive been saying for a while. We can all rule out Taylor Mays now.
 
Nothing here is super surprising, a nice change from the Raiders recent history.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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