DeAngelo Hall To Be Released By Raiders On Wednesday, Javon Walker Could Be Soon

The Great Raider Purge Has Begun, More Than 20% Of The Team Could Be Cut

11/5/08 in NFL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

As a resident of the Bay Area, it's impossible to ignore the Raiders and their ineptitude. They're like a dead skunk stuck under your house. Even though you absolutely want to pretend it isn't there, you can't, because it stinks on a level that's impossible to ignore. And it's even worse than the Lane Kiffin gaffe. This team also has a problem of paying free agents exorbitant amounts of money and watching them suck.

Well, apparently the time has come for all of this to stop. The Raiders are on the verge of supposedly letting a whole slew of players go, and they started it by cutting cornerback DeAngelo Hall. And guess who's been in charge of it all?

The process started on Monday, a day after the Raiders' embarrassing 24-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Davis, looking ahead to rest of the season and to 2009, asked his staff to study a list of potential players who could be let go before the end of the week or after the season, sources said.

Incredibly, Davis's list of players to potentially cut reportedly numbered more than 12. In other words, More than 20% of the Raiders roster may get cut really, really soon.

Aside from Hall, who's was paid $8 million through only 8 games and cost the Raiders a second round draft pick, word is that huge offseason signing Javon Walker is reportedly also likely to get canned. Let me just make this clear; the Raiders signed Walker to $50+ million contract in the offseason. Walker has already received an $11 million signing bonus and is in the midst of a $1 million base salary this year, but he has only 13 catches in his first seven games.

Good lord, if the Raiders want to cut costs, I'd be more than happy to do nothing for only $500,000 a game.

At least two other Raiders players in the doghouse include benched wide receiver Ronald Curry and safety Michael Huff. The rest of the team that could face the axe is unknown.

I think the amazing thing about this is that I've never heard of anything like this before. Hall and Walker signed contracts totaling more than $120 million, and yet one is gone in the blink of an eye and the other guy may soon be too. Plus having nearly a quarter of your roster disappear is ridiculous. It's too bad the Raiders have 2 wins this year, otherwise this team would be headed straight for 0-16.

In another situation, I'd maybe say this nutty move may actually help in the long run, but then I remember Al Davis is still in charge of this rudderless ship. So in other words, the Raiders remain screwed no matter what they do.

Oh, and on top of all this, experts are already starting to declare both JaMarcus Russell and Darren McFadden busts.

Splendid. Wonder if they're on the cut list as well.

So anyway, to Lions and Bengals fans, trust me, it could always be worse. I swear by the 2009 season we may have a high school team playing as the Raiders.

Raiders waive Hall, lose $8 million [
SF Chronicle]
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11/6/08   |   billywa   |   658 respect

 Anyone want to figure an over/under for how long it will take Jerry Jones (you know, that great giver (and overpayer) of second chances) to sign Hall and maybe one or two other Raider castoffs?  Assuming, of course, DeAngelo can pass his physical, what with being burned so much the last eight weeks...

11/5/08   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

The Raiders should hold on to all the players they currently have because I'm sure that NOBODY is going to want to play for them in the future!

11/5/08   |   bigtoe21178

Jess wrote:
This is so ridiculous - it doesn't matter if they had the Pro Bowl roster all in Raiders uniforms...and until Al Davis either realizes he's dead or he sells the team or SOMETHING happens at the top, the Raiders will continue to be a struggling team.

thats what i was fixen to say.
    type way to slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/5/08   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

This is so ridiculous - it doesn't matter if they had the Pro Bowl roster all in Raiders uniforms...and until Al Davis either realizes he's dead or he sells the team or SOMETHING happens at the top, the Raiders will continue to be a struggling team.

11/5/08   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

JaMarcus Russell and Darren McFadden I am glad you enjoyed your successful college careers, because unfortunately you have now entered the NFL's version of the Black Hole and will never be heard from again except on an episode of Where Are They Now's College Superstars!

11/5/08   |   snbslugger

They cut DeAngelo Hall.  A hard lesson for a soft player.

Now if Al Davis can just release himself, then the Raiders might have a chance.

11/5/08   |   yellahammer66   |   19 respect

bigtoe21178 wrote:
pacman and vic for sure are in raiders jerseys next year

lets hope not, vick is a great talent with way too much baggage.  i honestly hope he is never in the nfl again.

11/5/08   |   derms33   |   17652 respect

I can't actually even imagine any of the players who are leaders around the league even going to Oakland.  Jamarcus Russell should still be holdin out!

11/5/08   |   bigtoe21178

yellahammer66 wrote:
Davis has without a doubt run this once proud team into the ground, Oakland will continue to me a joke in the nfl as long as he is allowed to run things.  In the past the Raiders could get away with bringing in the renegade players that didn't work out anywhere else because of the leadership they had on the field, now all they have are renegades and kids that are afraid to be leaders.....

thats hitting the nail on the head.
def a smart comment

11/5/08   |   yellahammer66   |   19 respect

Davis has without a doubt run this once proud team into the ground, Oakland will continue to me a joke in the nfl as long as he is allowed to run things.  In the past the Raiders could get away with bringing in the renegade players that didn't work out anywhere else because of the leadership they had on the field, now all they have are renegades and kids that are afraid to be leaders.....

11/5/08   |   bigtoe21178

pacman and vic for sure are in raiders jerseys next year

11/5/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

derms33 wrote:
Right after Pacman and Vick.

How silly of me, of course. I expect both those guys on the roster next season.

/only half-joking
//fully expect to see Vick in a Raiders jersey

11/5/08   |   derms33   |   17652 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
If only they had an owner who would bring in players like that......

Al Davis has a habit of bringing in loudmouth idiots, so I don't expect much to change. After getting rid of all these guys they'll probably bring in someone like TO for crying out loud. Actually, what's the over/under on TO winding up in a Raiders uni? 2 years?

Right after Pacman and Vick.

11/5/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

derms33 wrote:
No leadership on the field.  The team needs some players to smooth things out instead of players who just run their mouth!

If only they had an owner who would bring in players like that......

Al Davis has a habit of bringing in loudmouth idiots, so I don't expect much to change. After getting rid of all these guys they'll probably bring in someone like TO for crying out loud. Actually, what's the over/under on TO winding up in a Raiders uni? 2 years?

11/5/08   |   derms33   |   17652 respect

No leadership on the field.  The team needs some players to smooth things out instead of players who just run their mouth!

11/5/08   |   bigtoe21178

do the raiders still play in the nfl
  i thought they were a high school team
what a mess