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theshiverman
11-05-2008, 01:02 AM
I bet Al hates it when his plans leak out to the media:)

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3683124


Angered by the Oakland Raiders' 2-6 start, team owner Al Davis asked his front office staff to explore the possibility of releasing several players, including cornerback DeAngelo Hall, according to multiple sources.


The Raiders are expected to release Hall on Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Michael Smith.

The process started on Monday, a day after the Raiders' embarrassing 24-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Davis, looking ahead to rest of the season and to 2009, asked his staff to study a list of potential players who could be let go before the end of the week or after the season, sources said.

One source said the list included more than a dozen names. The Raiders' front-office staff studied the cap consequences of releasing high-priced veteran players. He also wanted his staff to see if other teams might claim any of these players on waivers.

The team was planning on making the move to release Hall on Tuesday before holding off, according to NFL.com. The Raiders have paid Hall $8 million for eight games, and also gave Atlanta a second-round pick for his services.


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NFL.com reported the move to waive him now helps the Raiders avoid paying Hall $16 million worth of injury-guaranteed bonuses in his contract.

Hall has 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Raiders, including a season-high eight tackles last week against the Falcons.

Hall isn't the only Raider under consideration for release. Wide receiver Javon Walker received an $11 million signing bonus and a $1 million base salary this year, but he has only 13 catches in his first seven games with the Raiders. The other players on Davis' list are unknown.

At his Monday press conference, interim Raiders coach Tom Cable said he was thinking of making more changes in the starting lineup. Since taking over for Lane Kiffin, Cable has benched wide receiver Ronald Curry and safety Michael Huff. If Davis gets his way, some changes might be permanent.

Chris Mortensen is a senior NFL analyst for ESPN. John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com. ESPN's Michael Smith contributed to this report.

Orangeandblue6
11-05-2008, 01:34 AM
Good ol' Al

BroncosTX77
11-05-2008, 07:04 AM
According to 'The Crypt Keeper' Mortensen is a "Professional Liar" so we are not to believe anything that he writes~

:coffee:

4th Amigo
11-05-2008, 08:21 AM
How funny I find it that Al thinks the problem with his team is the PLAYERS!!

Next to the Cowboys, they probably have one of the most talented teams in football....

The sad thing is, He is his own worst enemy.....no matter what he does, new players, new coaches, new stadium, whatever....things for the Raiders will be the same until Al kicks it or sells the team...

Man, I truly HATE the Raiders.....but I LOVE the game of football, so I do feel sorry for the team and their fans. The sport deserves better....:salute:

broncofanatik
11-05-2008, 09:05 AM
They benched huff and curry. Granted they don't play extraordinary but they arn't bad either. Davis is stupid.

garzjoe
11-05-2008, 09:13 AM
Davis is stupid...here is another link to the story with the same info.

CLICK HERE (http://www.berryessasun.com/ci_10899920)

Anyway if the Raiders do release Hall we might want to pick him up. Overall he is a pretty decent corner (not great) and with Bailey hurt we could use the help.

Thx,
Joe

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
11-05-2008, 09:32 AM
Davis is stupid...here is another link to the story with the same info.

CLICK HERE (http://www.berryessasun.com/ci_10899920)

Anyway if the Raiders do release Hall we might want to pick him up. Overall he is a pretty decent corner (not great) and with Bailey hurt we could use the help.

Thx,
Joe

I had the same thought thinking that he would love the opportunity to compete against Al, but ultimately I think with his unpredictable personality it could be very dangerous having him on our team right now. I might not feel that way if we had more veteran leadership, but right now we really don't.

BarkdogRX7
11-06-2008, 11:33 AM
How funny I find it that Al thinks the problem with his team is the PLAYERS!!

Next to the Cowboys, they probably have one of the most talented teams in football....

The sad thing is, He is his own worst enemy.....no matter what he does, new players, new coaches, new stadium, whatever....things for the Raiders will be the same until Al kicks it or sells the team...

Man, I truly HATE the Raiders.....but I LOVE the game of football, so I do feel sorry for the team and their fans. The sport deserves better....:salute:

I gotta agree with the last part, I love football tons, they bring in all these guys and draft these studs and then subject their fans to a traveling circus of embarrassment, they need to impeach Davis and let someone buy them and put them in the right direction