Oakland Raiders Style Crampers: Where Are They Now?

Have you ever wondered what happened to some of the former Oakland Raiders who apparently "cramped the style of the Oakland Raiders" and were released, for example, in 2008, 2009, and 2010?

The list is long. The research is tedious, but it's worth the time to understand a selected group of men who were released from the team for one reason or another.

In 2008, there were at least 135 transactions involving, signing, re-signing, releasing players, and more decisions. More than 16 of the 2008 transactions were releases. A couple of players were released and re-signed again in a matter of days.

One such man who was released on Sept 9, '08 was again re-signed on Sept. 10, '08. Can someone tell us why you fire a man one day, and then re-hire him the next day? It probably had to do with the content and wording of his contract. Who knows?

Here is a Memorial Day list of some of the guys who have been released. The hope is that this list will prompt us to discover what happened to the former Raiders. Did some of them go on to do very well on other teams? Might there have been a few mistakes in some of those decisions to release a player?

Well, here is a partial list:

Barry Sims

Dominic Rhodes

Stuart Schweigert

Duane Starks

Akbar Gbaja Biamila

Jonathan Palmer

LaMont Jordan

S. Greg Wesley

Ed Hartwell

Grant Irons

S. Jarrod Cooper

Greg Spires

K. Aaron Elling

William Joseph

Robert Thomas

Seth Wand, released Sept 9; re-signed Sept 10

Why is it important to research what happened to some of these former Oakland Raiders? There can be several answers.

1. Did they leave the NFL?

2. Did they do better with another NFL team?

3. Did they file lawsuits?

4. Did the Oakland Raiders fi...

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