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Raiders cut Andre Hardy, add seven rookie free agents

Andre Hardy Dijon Farr Kwame Vaughn AP

Andre Hardy is one of several college basketball players trying to follow in the footsteps of Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham into the NFL.

If Hardy does it, it won’t be with Oakland. Hardy, signed last month after a Pro Day workout but didn’t make it past the team’s rookie minicamp. Hardy, whose father was a NFL player, played college basketball at Cal State Fullerton and Oral Roberts before trying his hand at football. There were other teams at the Pro Day workout so Hardy might still find a team willing to give him a look this offseason.

The Raiders also cut quarterback Rhett Bomar. Bomar started as a freshman for Oklahoma before getting kicked off the team because of reports that he was paid for work he didn’t finish at a business owned by an Oklahoma donor. That opened the door for Sam Bradford and it sent Bomar to Sam Houston State. He was a fifth-round pick of the Giants in 2009 and has also spent time with the Vikings.

Seven tryout players earned contracts over the weekend. They are kicker/punter Eddy Carmona, defensive end Wayne Dorsey (whose signing made it into Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column), tight end Kyle Efaw, tackle Kevin Haslam, cornerback LeQuan Lewis, fullback Tr├ęShawn Robinson and wide receiver Travionte Session.

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5 Responses to “Raiders cut Andre Hardy, add seven rookie free agents”
  1. mjbulls45 says: May 14, 2012 7:15 PM

    take a shot at Plaxico or TO,

    the Raiders are 1 WR away from contending,

    Dennis Allen was hired for defense,

    the kicking game is 1 of the best ever,

    running game McFadden , good to add a quality power #2 (benson) , taiwan jones does the nifty quick stuff,

    Carson will be fine with a full off-season,

    what else they need?

  2. osnap305 says: May 14, 2012 8:25 PM

    They don’t need a Plaxico or a T.O. They are fine with the WR’s they have.

  3. blackbeard43 says: May 14, 2012 8:29 PM

    Read the King column. I hope Dorsey sticks and makes it to the 53. Must’ve been tough coming back from that broken arm.

  4. makisupa9611 says: May 14, 2012 8:48 PM

    Carson will be fine?

    Keep telling yourself that.

  5. radrntn says: May 14, 2012 9:20 PM

    another wolf pack player…go pack

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