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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Training Camp Tidbits

Jerry Porter
In a recent entry in Jerry McDonald's Training Camp blog, he takes a look at trading Jerry Porter. His article shows that we would actually reduce his salary cap figure against this year's cap value but his salary acceleration of $6.45 million would be count against the 2007 cap. Even when taking that into effect, it is a bad idea to trade Porter this year. The smart move would be to make him suit up for the silver and black one more season and hope he plays well enough to increase his trade value. If he does, we could get a first round draft pick for him and not have so much dead money on next year's salary cap. I don't want to see a player with such a poor attitude in a Raider's uniform but it would be better for the team if we could put up with him for one more season. For us to unload him now and cause headaches next offseason, would require a great deal of compensation.

Camp Notebook
On the Official Site of the Raiders, they have a Camp Notebook. It has some good quotes from players but doesn't really go into any details of the camp happenings.

Carl Poston
According to this ESPN report, The NFL Players Association has suspended agent Carl Poston indefinitely. Most readers probably recognize the Postons as representing Charles Woodson. He was suspended over LaVar Arrington's past contract with the Redskins. It's nice to see that these agents are being held accountable and even though Woodson isn't on our roster, there is one more team wrecking agent out of the game.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ayman said...

Will they be able to get a deal done for him? How far under are the Raiders in relation to the cap?

7/27/2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

We don't have a lot of room but trading Porter would actually generate a little releif this season but be a pretty large hit next year. I think he'll stay around one more year but you never know what Al Davis has up his sleaves.

7/27/2006 9:06 AM  

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