With all of the Oakland Raiders free agency buzz I am scrapping Pirate Booty for the next few days. Instead that news will just come in various posts and times. Like this one. Here is all the various buzz and rumors I could find from Tuesday regarding the Raiders free agents, and their plans in free agency.
I'll have more on the outside players the Raiders are reported to be negotiating with, but the point of this post was just to collect the buzz that is buzzing in Raiderland. Jump over....
Raiders are in Negotiations with Jared Gaither and Dashon Goldson
The Raiders are negotiating with Ravens OT Jared Gaither.
The 49ers and Raiders are negotiating with DB Dashon Goldson, who was in San Francisco last season.
It is pretty quiet on the Nnamdi Asomugha front. I am sure it will pick up. However, the less interest the better his chances are of returning to Oakland!
I think QBs and offensive coordinators all over the NFL hope the following does not happen
The Jets have reached out to the camp of free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, according to two people informed of the communication between the sides. These people requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for either side.
Steve Corkran AKA Captain Obvious
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Raiders jump into the fray if they see that the asking price isn’t as high as they thought it might be before free agency began. Asomugha has yet to say anything about which team he prefers to play for since the final year of his contract voided because of a failure to reach several statistical clauses.
While it was pretty quite on Nnam, it is deathly quiet on Zach. The one report I saw was on a team that would no longer have a need to consider him. Again, more good news for the Raiders.
With rookie Rob Housler and Jim Dray, a second-year player, at tight
end the Cardinals needed some experience, and some blocking, at the position. I don't know if King's acquisition rules out pursuing Todd Heap or Zach Miller, but it seems so.
I didn't find one thing regarding Huff one way or the other.
Grad to the Bengals makes sense given the Gruden connection. Sucks for Grad.
The Bengals said they were looking for a veteran free agent quarterback that could potentially start or back up and it's believed journeyman Bruce Gradkowski.
Reports of Langston Walker's retirement were greatly exaggerated.
Langston Walker was vacationing in South Africa when friends back home let him in on a little secret. He was retired.
"I don't know how those things get started," said the 31-year-old right tackle, who started 15 games for the Raiders last season. "I am definitely out there. I am getting some calls and waiting to figure out what I am going to do until Friday."
How many teams are interested in the 6-foot-8, 360-pound lineman's services?
"I'm not going to tell you that," Walker said. "Let's just say it's a number I am happy with."
Robert Gallery = Blah
Yahoo.com reported they also made a call on Raiders guard Robert Gallery.
Cincy joined in bidding for Robert Gallery, along with Sea[ttle]