Ok, so let's get this live blog going again today. The Raiders still have yet to make most of the moves they are expected to make and some of those could go down today. They had several visits yesterday but none of those have yet to result in contracts. Here is what we know so far:
RB Darren McFadden 1-year, $4 million (max with $2.25 million in incentives)
OL Khalif Barnes 1-year $1.5 million
Raiders free agents signed elsewhere:
OT Jared Veldheer, Arizona Cardinals 5-year, $35 million, $17 million guaranteed
DE Lamarr Houston, Chicago Bears, 5-year, $35 million
RB Rashad Jennings, New York Giants, 4-year, $14 million, $3 million guaranteed
Outside free agents Raiders signed:
OL Rodger Saffold 5-year, $42.5 million, $16 million guaranteed VOIDED
OT Austin Howard 5-year, $30 million, $15 million guaranteed
Confirmed visits by Raiders:
RB Andre Brown
DE Justin Tuck
DE/OLB Lamarr Woodley
Let's get caught up...
Yesterday the Raiders signed offensive tackle Austin Howard to a very cap friendly deal. Howard said today that he wanted to come to the Raiders to play for Tony Sparano who he played under in New York.
While Sparano is attracting offensive linemen, Mark Davis is scaring them away. He put the kibosh on the team's deal with offensive tackle Rodger Saffold, blaming "failed physical" despite several doctors, including the Raiders team doctor, and specialists saying Saffold was fine.
All free agent visitors Wednesday left without signing to visit other teams. The Raiders clearly didn't make them an offer they couldn't refuse.
Jason Hatcher is in Oakland today
Bucaneers sign OT Anthony Collins
Jaguars sign DE Chris Clemons
Panthers cut WR Steve Smith
Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley are back at Raiders facility looking to get deal done
CB Tracy Porter signed by Redskins
Buccaneers cut OT Donald Penn
Raiders sign DE Justin Tuck, 2-year, $11 million
Redskins sign DT Jason Hatcher
Raiders sign OLB/DE Lamarr Woodley, 2-year, $12 million
OT Donald Penn visiting Raiders