Raiders working to beat Jets, Browns, for Texans QB Schaub — Seven Free Agent Defensive Players, One RB next to Visit Raiders — Raiders, 49ers beat Stockton Police in Charity Basketball Event for Youth

 

Texans And Raiders In Serious Trade Talks For Matt Schaub (by Garret Heinrich, Sports Radio 610)…The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders have been in serious talks about a trade involving Matt Schaub heading to Oakland, a source has told SportsRadio 610. …There is no word on who or what the Texans would be receiving back from Oakland or if any other players would leave the Texans. (read more)

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Texans, Raiders in Schaub trade talks (CSN Houston)

Raiders free agency tracker  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)…Who’s visited or will be visiting…reportedly?

  • DT Jason Hatcher (Dallas Cowboys) — signed a four-year, $27.5-million contract with Washington.
  • DE Henry Melton (Chicago Bears)
  • DB Terrell Thomas (New York Giants)
  • RB Andre Brown (New York Giants)
  • LT Donald Penn (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • LB Dane Fletcher (New England Patriots)
  • LB Rob Jackson (Washington)

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Bills Free Agent Defensive End Alex Carrington To Visit Raiders, Rams next week  (by Dave Bryan, Steelersdepot.com)…According to Ian Raporport of NFL.com, Buffalo Bills unrestricted free agent defensive end Alex Carrington has visits set up with Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams next week. (read more)

Raiders slated to meet with another veteran defender  (by Steve Corkran, Bay Area News Group)…Linebacker Rob Jackson is scheduled to visit the Raiders early next week as the Raiders continue their wide-ranging search to revamp their defense. Jackson, 28, played mostly special teams and as a reserve linebacker during his six seasons with the Washington Redskins. (read more)

NFL teams spend early part of free agency spending  (by Ben Volin, The Boston Globe)… Losers: Oakland Raiders — Embarrassed themselves by backing out of a $40 million deal with left tackle Rodger Saffold, creating an impression that owner Mark Davis got buyer’s remorse and ordered team doctors to flunk Saffold on his physical because of a shoulder injury. Let their best defensive linemen (Houston) walk away while instead spending on veterans on the downside of their careers — Justin Tuck (two years, $11 million), LaMarr Woodley (two years, $12 million). Also, overpaid former Jets right tackle Austin Howard (five years, $30 million). (read more)

Stockton police take on 49ers, Raiders in charity game  (The Stockton Record)…But when they played a friendly game of basketball at San Joaquin Delta College on Saturday night, the final score (the NFL squad edged out SPD 48-45) was less significant than the real winners: the youths who participate in Stockton Police Youth Activities. (read more)

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