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Pirate Booty: Richard Seymour Slighted, Andre Johnson Recruits Nnamdi, and More

Richard Seymour has been busy proving his worth to the Raiders, but not in the eyes of the experts. He was ranked they 65th best player in the NFL.

Seymour, Waters Seen As Less Than Leach In Top 100 | Football News Now

Onto a quick Nnamdi update and more after the jump....

ESPN's John Clayton gives his take on Nnamdi's chances of returning to the Raiders:

NFL: Defenses may suffer in 2011 - ESPN
The $31.5 million contract given to Stanford Routt probably kills the chance of Nnamdi's coming back. I don't think the Raiders can afford paying Routt more than $10 million a year and paying Richard Seymour $15 million a year and then come back and sign Nnamdi for another $15 million a year. I think he's out of Oakland.

First, DeSean Jackson said he was going to call Nnamdi. Now:

Andre Johnson Lobbying Nnamdi Asomugha To Join Texans | Football News Now

This guy thinks that the loss of Nnamdi and other Raiders free agents will be too much for the team to overcome:

2011 Season Preview: AFC West - Oakland Raiders - Sports News, Information, and Discussion
Projection: While it was good to see Oakland make a lot of progress in 2010 to be relevant in the AFC West, including going 6-0 in the division, the amount of talent this team will lose in free agency will be insurmountable. Not to mention, Jason Campbell is hardly a reliable QB, and questions exist on the offensive line and the secondary that will see up to three new starters. As a result, I predict the Raiders to take a step back this season and finish last.

Nobody wants to play with HBO's Hard Knocks:

Mike Smith: Falcons won’t be on Hard Knocks | ProFootballTalk

Around the AFC West:

A surprisingly almost pro-Raiders scouting report by a Chargers fan.

AFC West Rival Breakdown: Oakland Raiders " Bolt Beat | A San Diego Chargers Blog

This next article breaks down the game winning percentages correlated to the winners of each quarter:

Denver Broncos: Winning Battles, Losing the War - A Quarter-by-Quarter Look at the NFL in 2010 - Mile High Report

Chiefs Donate Money To Joplin Tornado Efforts, Plan Bottled Water Drive - Arrowhead Pride
I was glad to learn this evening that the Kansas City Chiefs are donating $35,000 to the relief efforts. Chiefs nation spreads far beyond Kansas City and the organization is doing their part for this unbelievable situation.

Are The Raiders Outworking The Chiefs During The Lockout? " Arrowhead Addict | A Kansas City Chiefs blog
Personally, I haven’t been able to get over the losses to Oakland. The OT fame sucked but winning in Oakland has always been a tall order. The game at Arrowhead in January, however, showed me that the Chiefs have some major matchup problems against the Raiders. It also showed that the Raiders are improving and are not likely to be a pushover in the coming years.

Previously on Silver and Black Pride:

Oakland Raiders Receiver Coach SanJay Lal: A Victim of Circumstance

Git-R-Done! - Silver And Black Pride

Comparing the Hands of the Oakland Raiders Receivers to the Rest of the NFL