Raiders coach Hue Jackson continues to have faith in Kyle Boller.
Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports that the team quietly re-signed Boller to a one-year, $1.25 million contract before the NFL league year ended last week.
It’s clear that Jackson and former coach Tom Cable differed on Bruce Gradkowski’s value to the team. While the team didn’t offer Gradkowski a restricted free agent tender last week, they decided to bring back Boller as Jason Campbell’s backup. Boller also worked under Jackson in Baltimore.
That wasn’t the only move the Raiders made under the radar last week. The team re-signed free safety Hiram Eugene and guard Daniel Loper to generous contracts that indicate their roles may increase.
McDonald reports Eugene got four-year contract which pays him $2 million this year, $2.25 million in 2012, $2.75 million in 2013 and $3.25 million in 2014. Perhaps he’s set to replace free agent Michael Huff.
The team also gave Loper a big pay bump. The backup guard will get $1.9 million in 2011 and $2 million in 2012. It looks like he’ll replace Robert Gallery in the starting lineup.