NFL Free-Agency 2010: Raiders Cut Two Veterans

Oakland Raiders fans, are you enjoying the hiatus from this year-round thing called the NFL? Hey, it’s a good time to take a break—if your name is Tiger Woods. But not if you’re Al Davis and we’re into the first week of March.


Memo to Al: There’s this little thing called “free agency” and it’s passing your team by.


Usually, no news is good news, but not when it comes to the reshaping of a marquee franchise. Yes, I know, the Raiders have been there and done that and they flopped with free agency. Nobody wants to rehash the DeAngelo Hall story, so I understand being a little gun-shy.


But normally, the free agent signing period around Oakland is a time of renewed faith as the team is usually busy trying to fill some gaps, whether they make sense or not.  

My ears might even perk up a little bit if the team were to re-sign Gibril Wilson. 


I kid, I kid.  


But with all due respect to the tagging of Richard Seymour and Janikowski’s’ new four year deal, the Raiders are no-shows at the free agent buffet table.


Perhaps the biggest news around Oakland was Saturday’s departure of veteran running back Justin Fargas. That is until Monday’s release of mega-bust receiver Javon Walker and injury-plauged defensive end Greg Ellis.


Not a surprise by any stretch that the Raiders would release both players. Walker was an over-paid, injury-prone deep threat that had lost a step, ending up playing just 11 games through his two seasons in Oakland.


Walker was cut by the Broncos in 2007 and then quickly signed with Oakland. The former Packer and Bronco signed a six year, $55 million deal that left ...

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