Raiders looking to unload players

The Oakland Raiders have a whole lot of players they’d like to unload — just as long as they can find a trading partner.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Raiders have had discussions with multiple teams to see if they can find anyone to take some of their players off their hands. Schefter reports that the Raiders did the same thing last year but found few takers.

This year could be different, though, because there’s no salary cap and no salary floor. So the Raiders could, if they’re so inclined, trade all the high-priced players they want and not be in any danger of having too low a payroll. And other teams could acquire high-priced players from the Raiders without having to worry about going over the salary cap, although there are some restrictions on trades in an uncapped year.

Schefter reports that the Raiders would even be willing to trade cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who’s widely regarded as the best player on their roster. However, Asomugha’s contract (which includes an $8 million roster bonus due on the first day of the league year, a $7.83 million option bonus due on March 19 and language that makes it difficult to franchise him when he becomes a free agent after the 2011 season) makes it very unlikely any team would trade for him.

But Asomugha is available if another team is interested. So are a lot of other Raiders.

77 responses to “Raiders looking to unload players

  1. Vick and picks for Nnamdi!!!!! Move Sheldon Brown to FS!!!
    But seriously forks, no team is gonna give up a 1st for Nnamdi, not with that contract.
    Thomas Howard would be interesting for the Eagles though. Michael Bush too.

  2. WOW!!!
    Can’t understand why the other teams are not jumping at the chance to get players from a team that is 10 and 22 over the last 2 season.

  3. Once a player signs with the Raiders he is tainted.
    Nobody wants him.
    Unload this franchise ……

  4. I would nut up if Atlanta somehow picked up Asomugha from Oakland for next years first. He’s one of the few Defensive Players worth a first round pick.

  5. “Raiders looking to unload players”
    “Al Davis, Raiders to go on shopping spree”
    Those are 2 guaranteed headlines from every off-season by the likes of PFT and Schefter.
    Funny.

  6. If teams actually threw at Nnamdi Asomugha, they’d realize he isn’t as God-like as some “experts” claim he is.
    Just look at week 1 of last season, in OAK, 4th QTR, game on the line, and Vincent “DUI” Jackson plucks the ball right off his forehead for 6.

  7. How many times do you think Nnamdi picks off OffTheMarcus in practice?
    Maybe thats where his hyped value comes from? The best player on that roster is prolly Seymour when he feels like playing IMO. And he might not be on the roster for too much longer.
    $15.83 million due in a 2 week time span? Al must have done that contract himself. As long as Al lives the Faiders are doomed.

  8. So Asomugha is going to make $15.83 million this year? I fid it hard to believe that Al Davis is going to pay that, cap or no cap. I’m with the other two guys…Eagles move Sheldon to FS and grab Asomugha under a new deal.

  9. hmmm well if it is SOOOO easy to throw TD’s on Nnamdi then why does he get 12-15 passes TOTAL thrown to the WR he is covering each SEASON?
    Didnt Revis give up a long bomb TD to Ted Ginn jr? You know that guy Miami is about to cut…..
    Sheffter said Raiders were having a fire sale the previous 2 seasons, yet nothing happened. Good work adam…and way to piggy back PFT even though you have no evidence to support said claims, well done solid reporting.

  10. He wasn’t as dominating this year as he was in previous year but he’s still in the top 2 or 3 corners in the NFL.

  11. That’s horse-crap. When have the Raiders ever cared about lowering their payroll? And why did they give Namdi so much $$ last year if they intended to trade him? I don’t believe ANY of that story, it’s all B-S.

  12. I am sure that there are a few players that the Raiders would be willing to trade and a few others they would like to unload just like any other team in the NFL.
    But this Schefter dude spreads so much bull and trys to come off as if he has all this inside info. Funny how so much of what he claims as well as many others claim as “in the know”, turns out to be dead wrong.
    Most all teams would like to get a sence of what some of their players are worth with regards to a trade on the open market and I am sure if Al Davis received an offer that he could not refuse he might bite on any of his players just as most NFL teams would.
    If this Shefter dude told you the Sun was shinning outside you would be well served to grab a rain coat lol. You people do a whole bunch of fishing and guessing in the hopes something might stick, if people in the real World were as bad at doing their jobs as most of you people they would be in the unemployment line.

  13. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    YAWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN
    Heres another non-story. Something to write in the dead time of the off-season.
    Isn’t EVERY TEAM looking to trade high priced players for draft picks in an uncapped year????????
    DUHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
    Come back with some real news Adam Sphickter and PFT!!!!

  14. “Just look at week 1 of last season, in OAK, 4th QTR, game on the line, and Vincent “DUI” Jackson plucks the ball right off his forehead for 6.”
    You mean when Jackson wasn’t even Aso’s responsibility in coverage? Good job.

  15. Now that’s a trade the Pats need to make with the Raiders…Asomugha with Bodden as the #2 would work very well.

  16. Ashamugha? Seymour? JaMarcus Russell?
    Undead Al can go peddle his tainted wares somewhere else. Buyer beware.

  17. phillyeagleschamps says:
    February 23, 2010 2:23 PM
    Once a player signs with the Raiders he is tainted.
    Nobody wants him.
    Unload this franchise ……
    __________________________________
    Why don’t you spend your time posting a nice tribute to Westbrook (I don’t count typing “The Greatest” on a post) and thank him for all his hardwork and dedication instead of writing insane comments that no other team would want Nnamdi Asomugha.
    Your team has picked up Raiders before (Chris Clemons, Defensive End, a starter for the Eagles for THE LAST TWO YEARS) and probably will do so again.

  18. They could trade away whoever they want, but as long as Al is pulling the strings, they’re gonna stink! But they’ll sure as hell be fast!

  19. No NFL player is tainted. ALL owners are whores and if a player can help, even a Raider they will pursue! Pretty sad but true. In the right system, multiple Raider players could help a lot of team. On the other hand many of us fans would pony up a fund if someone would take JaJunk !

  20. Guess they need the cash to pay Sea Bass and/or conjure incentives for JaMarBust to attend OTA’s…….

  21. How is Nnamdi overrated? He allowed 13 receptions all year. Not to mention the guy plays in constant man-to-man coverage. Save for the Eagles game, the Raiders NEVER blitz and rarely get pressure on the QB, making Nnamdi’s job that much more difficult. I wonder if Revis would be getting all the hype if wasn’t in a defense that thrives on the blitz, you know, a defense that forces the QB to get rid of the ball early? Me thinks not.

  22. I think that Al should bring back Daryle Lamonica and Cliff Branch. Jack Tatum could be re-signed to play safety again, though he’d likely be penalized on every down for dropping the hammer on the opposition, ’60’s style. Why not? Crusty ancient owner/GM living in the ’60s, popping a chubby every time he passes through the Raider lobby and sees the rusty decades-old Super Bowl trophies his once-proud franchise earned back in the day. Lamonica has GOT to be better than Jamarcus, even if they have to wheel him out onto the field while huffing on an oxygen tank.

  23. phillyeagleschamps says:
    February 23, 2010 2:23 PM
    Once a player signs with the Raiders he is tainted.
    Nobody wants him.
    Unload this franchise ……
    __________________________________
    Why don’t you spend your time posting a nice tribute to Westbrook (I don’t count typing “The Greatest” on a post) and thank him for all his hardwork and dedication instead of writing insane comments that no other team would want Nnamdi Asomugha.
    Your team has picked up Raiders before (Chris Clemons, Defensive End, a starter for the Eagles for THE LAST TWO YEARS) and probably will do so again.
    Raider ChickenLeg,
    Dont worry about what I post.
    Majority of Raider players are tainted and unwanted.
    Majority are never the same after they play for that Mental Institution known as the Raider Franchise.
    Just because you found one,(Nnamdi Asomugha) doesnt mean anything.
    He will turn out to be a bust once he leaves as well.
    NFL Owners hate your narcissistic owner, and they want nothing to do with him.
    Go buy some Raider tickets and keep making Davis rich.
    Epic Beard Man should own the Raiders, he has more intelligence.

  24. The Colts will dump Manning and trade for Jamarcus.
    Drew Brees and Reggie Bush for Russells work ethic.

  25. phillyeagleschamps says:
    February 23, 2010 3:44 PM
    phillyeagleschamps says:
    Raider ChickenLeg,
    Dont worry about what I post.
    Majority of Raider players are tainted and unwanted.
    Majority are never the same after they play for that Mental Institution known as the Raider Franchise.
    Just because you found one,(Nnamdi Asomugha) doesnt mean anything.
    He will turn out to be a bust once he leaves as well.
    NFL Owners hate your narcissistic owner, and they want nothing to do with him.
    Go buy some Raider tickets and keep making Davis rich.
    Epic Beard Man should own the Raiders, he has more intelligence.
    __________________________________
    You know I am going to take your advice and not worry about what you post:
    BECAUSE NONE OF THE CRAP YOU ARE POSTING MAKES ANY DAMN SENSE!!!

  26. i have never felt the need to comment on this page until now, this is just too much. i am so sick and tired of adam schefter’s lie’s, what makes him think he knows anything about the raiders? remember how there was going to be a meeting between al davis and tom cable that was going to take place the second monday after the season so he could fire him…. never happened, then remember how he said marc trestman, jim fassel, and harbaugh interviewed for the job and then all three of them denied it, remember how tom cable was never fired after schefter swearing for a month that his “inside sources” told him he would be fired. adam schefter is a no talent mud-slinger. he has no reputable sources close to the raiders what so ever. he’s just trying to down grade the raiders, something that they do themselves better than he ever could….. but what do u expect from a guy that was raised on donkey milk, he needs to go back to denver where he belongs

  27. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says:
    February 23, 2010 2:31 PM
    If teams actually threw at Nnamdi Asomugha, they’d realize he isn’t as God-like as some “experts” claim he is.
    Just look at week 1 of last season, in OAK, 4th QTR, game on the line, and Vincent “DUI” Jackson plucks the ball right off his forehead for 6.
    ———————
    You’re right. He gave up a back-shoulder fade — widely regarded as a near impossible pass to defend if executed perfectly — to a Pro Bowl WR in Week 1. He’s garbage. You’re a genius.

  28. Bolts will go after Michael Bush with out a doubt. AJ Smith has already expressed interest in the past and has an obvious hole now. We will see if the raiders will trade in the division…

  29. phillyeagleschamps-
    Your posts on this article are some of the dumbest I’ve ever read. Either you’re biased beyond any logical reasoning, or you’re just not a very knowledgeable football fan.
    As was stated earlier, offenses have plenty of time to throw the football vs the Raiders because Al doesn’t really believe in blitzing. That means that Nnamdi has to cover his guy far longer than other top CB’s…such as Revis. Nnamdi is the best CB in the NFL, and every owner should be looking into what it would take to acquire him. If you’re close to a championship, and CB is a need, you make the deal.

  30. to philly chump
    “Just because you found one,(Nnamdi Asomugha) doesnt mean anything.
    He will turn out to be a bust once he leaves as well.”
    That makes no sense at all. Look at Charles Woodson. Better than any player on the Eagles roster. Yo boy Chris Clemons.

  31. phillyeagleschamps says:
    February 23, 2010 3:44 PM
    phillyeagleschamps says:
    Raider ChickenLeg,
    Dont worry about what I post.
    Majority of Raider players are tainted and unwanted.
    Majority are never the same after they play for that Mental Institution known as the Raider Franchise.
    Just because you found one,(Nnamdi Asomugha) doesnt mean anything.
    He will turn out to be a bust once he leaves as well.
    NFL Owners hate your narcissistic owner, and they want nothing to do with him.
    Go buy some Raider tickets and keep making Davis rich.
    Epic Beard Man should own the Raiders, he has more intelligence.
    ——————————————–
    1980 still stings like a b!tch doesn’t it… Raiders 27-Iggles 10

  32. JaMarcus Russell can throw a football 70 yards while kneeling……that should be worth a number 1 pick.
    Wait…..nevermind.

  33. This story starts off by saying the Raiders have a “whole lot of players they’d like to unload”. What players do the Raiders have that anyone would want? QBs? No. OL? No. WRs? Nope. RBs. Not likely. DL? Probably not. LBs? Once again, no. DBs? 1 guy.
    The Raiders assets appear to be a DB with huge contract, an overpaid kicker, and a punter.
    Does anyone really think there the NFL is full of GMs saying to themselves “Wow, if we could just get a whole lot of those Raiders players, we’re in the Super Bowl.”
    And Tdk24, when you said Al always finds good corners, did you mean like Phillip and Fabian?

  34. 1980 still stings like a b!tch doesn’t it… Raiders 27-Iggles 10
    30 years ago?
    How about your last Epic SB perform…against your former Coach in 2003
    Bucs 48- Raiders 21
    Nice job sabotage your team getting rid of Jonny Gumdrops.

  35. YEHAW…A BIG TEX SIGHTING!!!!!!!!
    AND ONCE AGAIN NOT VERY INSIGHTFUL
    WTF? Al Davis can’t find good corners?
    Willie Brown, Mike Haynes, Lester Hayes, Charles Woodson, Nnamdi Asomugha.
    YEP ALL BAD…CAN’T BELIEVE AL DAVIS OWNS AN NFL FRANCHISE AND YOU DON’T
    (Unless you are Jerry Jones and Big Tex is your blog name then please accept my apologizes Mr. Jones).

  36. JSpicoli says:
    February 23, 2010 5:16 PM
    100% nothing close to this happens
    No shirt , No Shoes, No dice!

  37. # phillyeagleschamps says: February 23, 2010 2:23 PM
    Once a player signs with the Raiders he is tainted.
    Nobody wants him.
    Unload this franchise ……
    ____________________________________
    Well they were tainted enough to own your stupid rear end last season. Still bitter?

  38. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says:
    February 23, 2010 2:31 PM
    If teams actually threw at Nnamdi Asomugha, they’d realize he isn’t as God-like as some “experts” claim he is.
    Just look at week 1 of last season, in OAK, 4th QTR, game on the line, and Vincent “DUI” Jackson plucks the ball right off his forehead for 6.
    ==========================================
    It’s a conspiracy, all 31 other teams have decided not to throw at Nnamdi.
    Now all we need is a reason, jackass.

  39. # phillyeagleschamps says: February 23, 2010 5:31 PM
    1980 still stings like a b!tch doesn’t it… Raiders 27-Iggles 10
    30 years ago?
    How about your last Epic SB perform…against your former Coach in 2003
    Bucs 48- Raiders 21
    Nice job sabotage your team getting rid of Jonny Gumdrops.
    You want something more recent champ? How about week 6 of the 2009 season. Raiders 13 Eagles 9.

  40. phillyeagleschamps,
    At least you are good at math (2010-1980= 30 years)…Now if you could just make an intelligent post for a change you would be AWESOME!
    Gruden wanted out of Oakland (once again your “tainted” comment from earlier makes now sense) and Al Davis got as much as he could (draft picks and $).
    Yes the Raiders got beat AND BEAT BADLY by Tampa Bay (Which by the way is ANOTHER team with more Super Bowl victories than the Eagles).

  41. Adam Schefter Reports…….enough Said. That guy couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. You would think by now he would be right at least once with something he reported about the Raiders. This guy is 0-for the century.
    LMAO at these jackass comments BTW. EaglesChump, stop now while your ahead…….wait to late.
    TEX I see you post on every Raiders Thread, and you get clowned everytime. You are the true definition of a HATER!!

  42. Well Mr. Redleg, 3 of your stellar examples came into the league, what, 35 years ago? Fabian Washington, Phillip Buchanon, Hiriam Eugene, Gibril Wilson. How did those DBs work out for Al. How many Raiders would anyone else want? Is there a single Raider on Offense that could start for any other NFL team? Miller could start for some. That’s it. The team is a bunch of spares. That was the point. Sorry if reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

  43. Why do I even read these articles in the offseason? The day the Raiders trade “Awsome”gha will be the day Davis gives up the Raiders.
    It wont happen. I could see something with Bush, Kelly, but they are more worried about signings right now then trades.

  44. phillyeagleschamps,
    How about your Epic championship game loss the week before to those same Bucs
    I guess all those NFC Championship game losses run together

  45. yo big tex, how about McFadden, Gallery, Bush, DHB, Schlienzs, for starters, can we can throw in the other guys we got who started on other teams such as Satele, Walker and Barnes. Every starter on D if cut will sign with another team…name one that won’t.
    I find it amazing that almost every raider that they try to have assigned to their pratice squad, gets signed by another team before they clear waivers….your texas ignorrance is showing their big guy.
    I am surprised that BSPN/ PFT doesnt have Nnamdi linked to going the PAts, Giants, or Jets. It seems like that is where they have everbody going, while at the same time you never hear any player saying, when I was a kid I always wanted to be a Jet.

  46. Shefter is never right when it comes to the Raiders. Saying that they are in discussions with trades is like saying the sun will rise tomorrow – no shit!
    However, to say that Nnam is on the block without citing a source, or even what teams were involved in these “talks” is laughable. Nnam represents everything in a db that the Raiders want, a corner that can play man coverage and shut down his assignment. Oh and by the way, he is the best at his positon in the prime of his career.
    And by the way, the Raiders have never once in their history every “unloaded” players to clear cap space. If anything, Al Davis pays players too well. He is not afraid to spend money if he likes the player.
    This “story” from BSPN is a non-story and is a classic example of dart board journalism.
    Tell Florio that Seymour says hello!

  47. Big Tex says:
    February 23, 2010 7:11 PM
    Well Mr. Redleg, 3 of your stellar examples came into the league, what, 35 years ago? Fabian Washington, Phillip Buchanon, Hiriam Eugene, Gibril Wilson. How did those DBs work out for Al. How many Raiders would anyone else want? Is there a single Raider on Offense that could start for any other NFL team? Miller could start for some. That’s it. The team is a bunch of spares. That was the point. Sorry if reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
    _________________________________
    Yep…You’re a GENIUS…I stand corrected…My apologizes.

  48. Again…Jets will figure something out to get him. That way they can use their draft picks on a different position.
    Give up a 1st, 3rd, and Rhodes for NNamdi. Should work.

  49. 1nation, DHB? You’re actually using DHB as an example? We are talking about the same DHB who despite starting 11 straight games, finished tied for 27th among rookies for receptions, right? Chaz can’t stay healthy. McFadden hasn’t done anything and can’t move the pile. Gallery has his own set of health issues. Yes I’m sure NFL teams are lining up to get these guys. Still love it that you throw Bey in there. So tell me, what does DHB stand for? DangHandsareBad or DamnHugeBust?

  50. PHILLYEAGLESCHAMPS didnt the raiders kill the eagles this season, and STEELERS4LIFE the Raiders have beaten you all the last two times. Eagle fan the eagles have won nothing. So since your sign in name is phillyeagleschamps what have they ever been the champs of besides the division. When was the last time you were even in a superbowl, wait 1980 I think, and who kicked you a$$ then..a bunch of so called used up old players the RAIDERS. Steeler fans your team is on the way down you see it and know it is coming. When it does come adn you look back at what started it the 2009 game against the Raiders was the game that started it all.

  51. owcmf777,
    Don’t forget the Super Bowl where Eagles lost to the Patriots…You know, the game where TO played his heart out (for a change) and McNabb threw up AND gave up in the fourth quarter.
    Beside the Eagles HAVE won a NFL Championship…BACK IN 1960!

  52. The only way Nnamdi goes anywhere is if Mike Ditka gets hired somewhere and decides to pull a Ricky Williams deal… For those that dont remember. THEIR WHOLE DRAFT for 1 player. Or if some team can pony up enough to make the Herschel Walker trade look like small potatoes.

  53. Funny how everyone clowns on the Raiders, but once free agency starts everyone has a favorite Raider they want on theye team. BTW, Nnam is going no where.

  54. yep that the same guy, who almost every NFL expert had being picked around 18 to 20 in last years draft. Crabtree was probably the consensous # 1 pick, until he shot himself in the foot with his primma donna atititude, and then sat out half the year. The same DHB who everybody else split on betwen him and maclin.
    Don’t matter who is WR on the raiders, because the Qb can’t throw the ball flat on his back.
    We will know more Sat, but I am going to be watching Iupati very close. I think he will be a pro bowl RG in the NFL, and if so worthy of the #8 pick.
    What does BIg Tex stand for, besider hate for the raiders?

  55. @PhillyEalglesCHUMPS
    You sir are a moron. Every time someone reads your posts they get a little dumber. BTW, how’d the Raiders E-gals game go this year. shhhhhhhhhh quiet now little boy you’ve proven dumb enough for one day.

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