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PFT: Raiders looking to unload players... even Asomugha

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Raiders looking to unload players

    Posted by Michael David Smith on February 23, 2010 2:13 PM ET

    The Oakland Raiders have a whole lot of players they'd like to unload -- just as long as they can find a trading partner.

    Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Raiders have had discussions with multiple teams to see if they can find anyone to take some of their players off their hands. Schefter reports that the Raiders did the same thing last year but found few takers.

    This year could be different, though, because there's no salary cap and no salary floor. So the Raiders could, if they're so inclined, trade all the high-priced players they want and not be in any danger of having too low a payroll. And other teams could acquire high-priced players from the Raiders without having to worry about going over the salary cap, although there are some restrictions on trades in an uncapped year.

    Schefter reports that the Raiders would even be willing to trade cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who's widely regarded as the best player on their roster. However, Asomugha's contract (which includes an $8 million roster bonus due on the first day of the league year, a $7.83 million option bonus due on March 19 and language that makes it difficult to franchise him when he becomes a free agent after the 2011 season) makes it very unlikely any team would trade for him.

    But Asomugha is available if another team is interested. So are a lot of other Raiders.
  2. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    Al Davis: "Trade 'em all! They're all available, except for Stabler. Let's keep him and Casper."
  3. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    and JaMarcuss Russel he is too great of a player!
  4. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Doesn't surprise me at all... A lot of teams will be dumping salaries.
  5. rockj7

    rockj7 Active Member

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    Let me get things rollin would Newman for Asomugha work I know ":madden:' but we are talking about probably the worst front office in the league in the Raiders (and that's saying a lot with the Redskins in our own division) Who would go for having Asomugha on this team.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The Raiders might as well tear it apart and rebuild it. They really don't have anything to lose. Jerry might as well call Al and see what he can get on the cheap. You never know!
  7. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    You ever wonder if Raiders employees just screw with Al for the heck of it? Like when Al gets a different type of TP in his office bathroom and he talks to the janitor about it and gets a reply that it has magicial powers and was a free gift with the seeds he bought?
  8. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    Wonder if Ellis is on that list...
  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    How long has the has "Crypt Keeper" been clinically dead?
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    And yet they found millions for a mere kicker.
  11. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    That's what I was thinking as well. :D

    JJ should make some low ball offers. Maybe he gets lucky. :laugh2:
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Ask Sean Salisbury.
  13. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    If last year humbled Ellis, and he can now accept and revel in his backup role, then I'd surely take him back.
  14. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    Haha reminds of me a garage sale. I'll give ya 25 cents for that. Throw is out there.
    Give em Marion and a 7th for Mcfadden.:laugh2:
  15. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    T-New, a 2nd and 4th for Nnamdi

    Trade back in the draft to pick up a 3rd and 5th.

    Our picks.
    2nd
    3rd
    3rd
    5th
    6th
    7th

    And Nnamdi!!

    Goodnight NFL!
  16. Randy White

    Randy White Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well, only in the sense that the Cowboys would want to get rid of T-New's long term contract. However, I don't see why the Raidus would be interested in the deal since they'd be getting back a lesser player with a longer term contract.

    Doesn't make sense for them to do it.
  17. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    Asomugha can't come here, because he can't run from Austin in practice.;)

    Deion would have told the other CB to get out of the way, coaches, too.
  18. dallascowboyfanboy

    dallascowboyfanboy Member

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    I'd git Jiggy wit trading TNew for Nmandi in a heartbeat.
  19. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    He's got Lamonica too, so Stabler might be available.
  20. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    You are out of your head.

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