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Raiders add Brandon Underwood

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New Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie didn’t look to his Packers past for a head coach.  But one of McKenzie’s first acquisitions is a former member of McKenzie’s former team.

The Raiders have announced that cornerback Brandon Underwood has signed a contract.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2009, Underwood appeared in 11 regular-season games as a rookie and 12 in 2010.  He has zero career starts.

Cut by the Packers after the 2011 preseason, Underwood was suspended two games after allegedly ripping a necklace from his wife on the night the team received its Super Bowl XLV rings.  He was out of football in 2011.

Underwood replaces the spot previously occupied by Stanford Routt, who was released last week.

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21 Responses to “Raiders add Brandon Underwood”
  1. AlohaMrHand says: Feb 16, 2012 9:40 PM

    He won’t make it past camp

  2. jimmysee says: Feb 16, 2012 9:45 PM

    He has talent — but needs discipline and focus.

  3. rundmc20 says: Feb 16, 2012 9:46 PM

    I seriously doubt he is taking Routt”s spot as the number 1 corner on the depth chart. Reggie will be bringing in a lot of corners to look at this year. The guy probably wont even make it to training camp. But nice try at making this look like a horrible decision.

  4. 1team1nation says: Feb 16, 2012 9:49 PM

    That’s cool, let’s just sign #33 on the team right now… Branch is deserving!

  5. mikeeg says: Feb 16, 2012 10:29 PM

    Raiders sign a dude who sucks and has off field issues. What a shock.

  6. steelerhypocrite says: Feb 16, 2012 10:33 PM

    Dude has bi-polar tendencies – should fit right in with Raiders.

  7. farvite says: Feb 16, 2012 10:38 PM

    If Thompson takes a corner this year hopefully he’s better than the schlubs he’s picked so far.

  8. nflofficeadmin says: Feb 17, 2012 12:43 AM

    The chain snatcher

  9. mrgroovesd says: Feb 17, 2012 12:46 AM

    Right on! Raiders going in the right direction…again!

  10. ninerdynasty says: Feb 17, 2012 1:17 AM

    bring in the trash from GB! lol

  11. commitment2excrement says: Feb 17, 2012 1:33 AM

    Wow his character issues make him a great fit

  12. shadowgm1 says: Feb 17, 2012 2:01 AM

    Fits perfectly that McKenzie is nabbing players he helped acquire while in Green Bay.

    Paging Matt Flynn’s agent…Paging Matt Flynn’s agent…

  13. spinmovr says: Feb 17, 2012 2:06 AM

    They must have carried him off the field for something though!

    And I agree on the Tyvon Branch comment. He’s the only guy I trust on our defense so let’s give him whatever it takes.

    Start with Tracy Porter as our FA CB and go from there

  14. mjbulls45 says: Feb 17, 2012 2:31 AM

    it appears McKenzie and I will be battling wits all off-season

    +1 McKenzie

  15. hedleykow says: Feb 17, 2012 3:33 AM

    All kidding aside, I bet Underwood looks sweet in that necklace. He justifiably (I am sure) intercepted his wife from having that necklace anymore. That is a good start to a pro career.

  16. jcmeyer10 says: Feb 17, 2012 8:27 AM

    If it was his necklace then he had the right….

    Just kidding, it really does seem like the Raiders are not going to change their style of talent acquisition which leaves them out of the playoffs once again.

  17. okldr8daz says: Feb 17, 2012 9:24 AM

    He will teach the other DB’s The “Ripping Necklace Technique” in place of stripping the football.

  18. darthbelichick says: Feb 17, 2012 9:40 AM

    if he was cut before the season started how could he have been suspended for two games?

  19. georgebrett says: Feb 17, 2012 11:36 AM

    Character issues!

    Where does it say the kid has character issues?

  20. stavreafavre says: Feb 17, 2012 4:19 PM

    Not really the type of player who “can move the chains” that you generally want on your team.

  21. bagadeez04 says: Feb 17, 2012 4:39 PM

    Underwood was always a kid who supposedly had potential…always looked like crap when he stepped on the field.

    Been out of football for a while…don’t think he will makje it through camp. Not much of a story here.

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