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Raiders release Gerard Warren

The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Gerard Warren, making the nine-year veteran an unrestricted free agent.

Warren, who had a roster bonus due on March 16, was widely expected to be released, and Michael Lombardi of NFL Network and NFP reported on Twitter that it became official today.

Although Warren has started all 32 games in the last two seasons for the Raiders and still occasionally shows flashes of the athleticism that made him the third overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft, he’s 31 years old and not likely to get any big-money offers in free agency.

Warren had a career-low two sacks in 2009.

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27 Responses to “Raiders release Gerard Warren”
  1. Warpstone says: Mar 11, 2010 3:58 PM

    Yes. Best offseason for Oakland in atleast 5 years. We’re releasing marginal players instead of signing them for way above market value.
    It’s so sad that this is a such a big deal for Raider fans :)

  2. raybin says: Mar 11, 2010 4:02 PM

    Yes! You know, it’s scary to say this, but other than the stupidly high and frankly ridiculously RFA tender given to Routt, I can’t really complain about a single off-season move Davis has made to this point. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

  3. emmac13 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:02 PM

    Big Money released! He was over hyped from the start.

  4. csloan99 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:03 PM

    This mofo has been making millions for 9 years now? Incredible. He’s never done anything in this league. Have to give him kudos though for scamming NFL teams for years now.

  5. G MACK says: Mar 11, 2010 4:03 PM

    i havent heard anything about the raiders this off season, they shoulda went for TO and vick……..GO LIONS we got your number, cant wait till they play again

  6. paulyr30 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:05 PM

    raiders have 2 release more than warren in order 2 win most importantly jemarcus russell!!!!!!!!

  7. Jabroni says: Mar 11, 2010 4:06 PM

    oh how Bob Nelson loves balls on his chin

  8. rburkholder2003 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:10 PM

    Can’t believe that “Lunch Money” has lasted this long. To think my team took him 3rd overall instead of L.T. That about explains the problems the Browns have had since they came back.

  9. PatsFan54 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:11 PM

    He will end up on the Patriots. A cheap paper with a possible upside and if he doesn’t work out then we can cut him with no risk.

  10. Beastie Bills says: Mar 11, 2010 4:11 PM

    Welcome to Buffalo, Gerard…

  11. Brown Julius says: Mar 11, 2010 4:11 PM

    His dumbass agent should have negotiated his bonus to be paid in Feb.; thus making him clearly available for the beginning of free agency. A stupid decision that will cost Warren cash now.

  12. Silver&Black666 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:16 PM

    This has been needed for a long time

  13. jermely says: Mar 11, 2010 4:26 PM

    YEES!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. AcidSoda says: Mar 11, 2010 4:27 PM

    As long as Davis gets an ot in the first round and ilb in the second
    Good move

  15. oh the usual says: Mar 11, 2010 4:29 PM

    the routt thing stilll hurts a bit. i like routt, but not at the price he was given…
    however, seeing the raiders starting to cut their losses hopefully will lead to a commitment to rebuilding (not excellance or mediocrity) that hasn’t been there the past 8 offseasons. oakland only had the number 1 overall pick once in the record breaking ineptitude streak, but i think going ahead and hitting rock bottom at this point (cutting your losses–phoning it in for a season to set up for the future) is the only way this team will have a shot. i know that isn’t the gamer attitude, or the way to look at it from a pride standpoint…but logically, i think its the way to go. the turd has been polished every offseason, now its time to flush it, go to the buffet line, and refill your plate. then start digesting the hell out of teams.

  16. raider_from_az says: Mar 11, 2010 4:29 PM

    “Yes! You know, it’s scary to say this, but other than the stupidly high and frankly ridiculously RFA tender given to Routt, I can’t really complain about a single off-season move Davis has made to this point. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.”
    rofl i know i couldnt believe they wasted the money they have to pay to a 1st and 3rd round tender. they should have put first right of refusal on him cuz nobody would have taken him anyways. or at worst just a 1st and saved some money. but other than that we are looking good so far. GO RAIDERS!!

  17. Good Lord No says: Mar 11, 2010 4:33 PM

    Jamacus Russell to DT?

  18. jb10 says: Mar 11, 2010 4:42 PM

    glad this waste of space is gone. hopefully al does something wise in the draft. something useful and helpful to the team.

  19. raidresnation says: Mar 11, 2010 4:49 PM

    Another HOF let go.

  20. raiders177 says: Mar 11, 2010 5:08 PM

    Wasn’t great, but wasn’t terrible. His bonus though sealed his fate.

  21. DMACGETLOOSE says: Mar 11, 2010 5:15 PM

    the routt tender was dumb… we gave our LONG SNAPPER a second round tender… that wasnt dumb? ok… and we gave captain kirk an original round tender(3rd), also stupid… but the cuts of ellis warren and javon are all good moves… but dont say they havent made any dumb moves… the league year just started six days ago and i just named you three dumb moves they have already made within the first week… more to come

  22. DoctorK says: Mar 11, 2010 5:18 PM

    10 or 12 restaurants in the greater Oakland area are said to have sent protest letters to the NFL.

  23. 1nationraidernation says: Mar 11, 2010 5:26 PM

    no surprise about warren, and we could still resign him. If not some quality and value will still be on the board at #39 such as Price, Ordrick, or Williams. or roll the dice on cody.
    What I, but I am surprised we have not tried to sign Bobbie Williams yet. Whats up Cable?

  24. dogma1 says: Mar 11, 2010 5:37 PM

    Say what u want about him but when Warren wanted to play he was great, just a lazy guy tho

  25. anthony says: Mar 11, 2010 5:55 PM

    Hear come the RAIDER HATERS!!
    10-6 IN 2010

  26. raidermike in LA says: Mar 11, 2010 6:38 PM

    House cleaning..Yes this should have been done long ago like last year before we put javon in the doghouse.. either way i hope it clears the way for us to go after a stud player in the first round, and by the looks of it it seems like the defensive side of it needs it the most.. either way if so i hope its a LB like Mclain from Alabama, or a OT from Oklahoma like Okung. I cant see a DT or DE going this high in the first round with what is available in these year’s crop. However if it definitely has to be a player that can make an immediate impact on either side of the ball. if it’s on the OL so be it. But..either way it cant be a Mike Mitchell or Heyward type of pick., And no more Terrapins from Maryland, Campbell is not worthy despite his 4.73 speed. Let’s play our cards right this time around.

  27. Beeray13 says: Mar 12, 2010 10:00 AM

    How could you guys be happy about what the Raiders have been doing this offseason. Yeah they got rid of some dead weight (Walker and Warren’s realeases were way overdue) but they havent done anything to imporve their roster. They NEED to sign a veteren OT and DT as well as upgrade the other CB spot. They cant go another year with Chris Johnson, They have to get a new starting CB. They also should sign another QB (or trade for one). they got a lot of picks this year in the draft. I would rather they trade some picks because Al Davis is the absolute worst drafter and can no longer evaluate talent. I wonder what 5th rd pick Al is going to take in the 2nd round.

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