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While Oakland's more lauded teams, of late, the Warriors and A's deal with their setbacks, the Raiders just keep on marching in an off-season that has given given hope to the loyal members of the Nation.

 

Here is a quick trip around the field as I look into all things Silver and Black.

 

From the JaMarcus Russell File:

Raiders | Russell ready to move past rookie season
Fri, 16 May 2008 08:20:23 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell is ready to move past a rather difficult rookie campaign in which he missed all of training camp and the first week of last season because of protracted contract negotiations. "I've been here over the offseason just trying to better myself," Russell said. "I missed a lot of time last year. I'm just here to show my teammates that it was a business thing before and now I'm here with you guys. From this time to last year, 100 percent better. I feel a lot better and am able to move a lot better."

 

Raiders | Walker sees similarities between Russell and Favre
Fri, 16 May 2008 08:15:51 -0700

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker compared playing with QB JaMarcus Russell to his early years alongside former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre. "He has a good arm. I've been fortunate enough in my career to play with a quarterback who had a strong arm, and that's something I developed into, catching a fast ball," Walker said. "He's one of those guys that has that ball. The more and more we work together, the better that we're going to be."

 

From the How Will We Stop The Run File:

 

Raiders | Morrison as a strongside linebacker?
Fri, 16 May 2008 07:53:28 -0700

Updating a previous item, Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders LB Kirk Morrison could move to the strongside linebacker position this season if LB Edgerton Hartwell shows he is capable of playing the middle linebacker position. Morrison's coverage skills match up well with tight ends and running backs over the middle of the field, and he at times last season had difficulty in terms of playing off blocks in the middle.

 

Chinabob was accurate in his assessment of Kirk Morrison last year. It looks like the Raiders diagnosed this problem and are trying to fix it.

If you want to know where the rest of them worked out:

Raiders | Huff works at free safety
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:35:09 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders SS Michael Huff worked as the starting free safety during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | G. Wilson works at strong safety
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:34:23 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders SS Gibril Wilson worked as the starting strong safety during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | D. Hall works at left cornerback
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:33:57 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders CB DeAngelo Hall worked as the starting left cornerback during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Routt works at right cornerback
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:33:37 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders CB Stanford Routt worked as the starting right cornerback during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | T. Howard works at weakside linebacker
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:32:49 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders LB Thomas Howard worked as the starting weakside linebacker during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | K. Morrison works at middle linebacker
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:32:28 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders LB Kirk Morrison worked as the starting middle linebacker during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | S. Williams works at strongside linebacker
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:32:10 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams worked as the starting strongside linebacker during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Richardson works at left defensive end
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:31:33 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders DL Jay Richardson worked as the starting left defensive end during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Warren works at defensive tackle
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:30:44 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders DL Gerard Warren worked as the starting defensive tackle during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders LB Edgerton Hartwell is getting a look at middle linebacker.

Raiders | Sands works at nose tackle
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:30:12 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders DL Terdell Sands worked as the starting nose tackle during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Edwards works at right defensive end
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:17:24 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders DL Kalimba Edwards worked as the starting right defensive end during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | D. Carter works at wide receiver
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:16:45 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders WR Drew Carter worked as one of the starting wide receivers during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Walker works at wide receiver
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:16:23 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker worked as one of the starting wide receivers during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Z. Miller works at tight end
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:16:06 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders TE Zach Miller worked as the starting tight end during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Green works at right tackle
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:15:36 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders OT Cornell Green worked as the starting right tackle during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Carlisle works at right guard
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:15:18 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders OG Cooper Carlisle worked as the starting right guard during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | C. Morris works at center
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:14:49 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders OL Chris Morris worked as the starting center during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | McQuistan works at left guard
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:14:30 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders OG Paul McQuistan worked as the team's left guard during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Harris works as starting left tackle
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:14:07 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders OT Kwame Harris worked as the team's starting left tackle during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | J. Griffith works as starting full back
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:13:47 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders FB Justin Griffith worked as the team's starting fullback during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Fargas works as starting running back
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:13:21 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas worked as the team's starting running back during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Russell works as starting quarterback
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:03:50 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell worked as the team's starting quarterback during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15.


Raiders | Wakefield experimenting at defensive end
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:02:57 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders TE Fred Wakefield is experimenting at defensive end.


Raiders | Morrison may move to strongside
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:02:39 -0700

David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders LB Kirk Morrison may be moved to strongside linebacker.


Raiders | Hartwell getting look at middle linebacker
Thu, 15 May 2008 16:02:14 -0700

Before you start getting upset, Nnamdi was ineligible to participate because he has not yet signed his tender (Okay, start getting upset about that), Burgess NEVER makes it to this party, McFadden can't practice until next week, Curry is recovering from foot surgery, Gallery just got married, and Kelly will not be available until Training Camp...at the earliest (Okay, start getting mad about that too)

On the bright side, it is nice to see Huff FINALLY playing Free Safety.

 

From the "What took them so long " file, KFFL reports that:

 

Raiders | Jordan expected to be released next month
Fri, 16 May 2008 09:29:23 -0700

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan is expected to be released next month. Jordan has not been present at the team's organized team activities.

 

According to Warren Sapp, who's opinion I trust, Jordan was an out of shape, fat and lazy off-season player. I can live without him "Pretending" to care for one more year. See Ya, LaMont and Hello Michael Bush!!!

 

"We have a standard here of the play that we want to present as a group of running backs, and we're going to hold everybody that suits up and steps out on that field to those standards," Rathman said. "When you're not able to get it done to those standards, we're going to go to the next guy. Somebody's going to perform for us, and it's going to be at a high level."

 

It's Nice to know that we have standards...heh!!