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Raiders Sign Raider Fan Darryl Blackstock

The Raiders signed free agent linebacker Darryl Blackstock. Blackstock is a self-proclaimed “RAIDER FAN 4 LIFE.” Blackstock is 28 and previously played for the Bengals and Cardinals. He spent the 2010 season with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL and Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan.

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Michael Huff Contract: 4 Years, $32 Million

According to a tweet by J.I. Halsell, Michael Huff received a contract worth $8 million per season over four years. Update: Jerry McDonald reports more detail: $12 milion is in the form of guarantees. $7.315 million signing bonus, $685,000 base salary in

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Raiders Announce Signings of Heyer, Smiley, Wand

The Raiders announced the signings of offensive lineman Stephon Heyer, Justin Smiley and Seth Wand. Justin Smiley was in for a visit and Stephon Heyer announced on his Facebook he signed with the team this morning. Wand last played in

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Zach Miller Builds Nest in Seattle

ESPN’s John Clayton reports Zach Miller has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks. Adam Schefter confirms the contract is for five years and $34 million with $17 million in guarantees. That’s nearly $7 million per season of which about 3.4 million will

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Raiders Sign OT Stephon Heyer

According to reports, the Raiders have signed offensive tackle Stephon Heyer. Heyer has started 33 games with the Redskins and played in 49. He was originally an undrafted free agent. The Raiders recognize their need on the offensive line, but

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Wimbley Extended, Tatupu Visits

Kamerion Wimbley’s cap figure is now more manageable. He agrees on a five-year, $48 million deal which includes $29 million in guarantees. The signing was brought about somewhat urgently by Zach Miller’s visit to Seattle and former coach Tom Cable.

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Huff Returns, Miller Next

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Michael Huff agreed to terms with the Raiders. Was Tyvon Branch not a fit at free safety or was it Michael Mitchell not ready to be the starter on the strong side? The Raiders 2010

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Hurry Up and Wait

The Raiders took the field for the first time in 2011. Missing were key free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Michael Huff and restricted free agents Michael Bush and Marcel Reece. Missing also were the slow tempo learning-intensive practices

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The Gaither Gamble

Raiders have other needs, but repairing the offensive line is by far the biggest. Jared Gaither comes with considerable risk/reward. Gaither spent time with Hue Jackson and Al Saunders. The two coaches know what kind of player Gaither is when

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Raiders Going After Gaither & Goldson

The Raiders are in contract negotiations with offensive tackle Jared Gaither according to Jason La Canfora. According to Adam Schefter, the Raiders are fighting with the 49ers for the services of free safety Dashon Goldson. The two players are the

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  • Mack is even better than I had thought he would be at this point. Has really developed in a short time.
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