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Desmond Bryant signs his restricted free agent tender with Raiders

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Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant has been taking part in the Raiders offseason program this year even though he never agreed to the tender the Raiders offered him as a restricted free agent.

The team announced that Bryant finally got around to signing it on Wednesday. He’ll make $1.927 million in 2012 and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season unless he reaches agreement with the team on a long-term deal.

Bryant, who signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard in 2009, started 10 games last season. He flashed a lot of promise over the course of the year, finishing up with five sacks and 35 tackles, and he should continue to be a regular presence at both tackle and end this season. With Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, Lamarr Houston, Dave Tollefson and Bryant, the Raiders look well stocked on the defensive line heading into the summer.

The Raiders now need to move on to signing their draft class. They have yet to sign any of the six players they drafted in April.

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15 Responses to “Desmond Bryant signs his restricted free agent tender with Raiders”
  1. alpod says: Jun 6, 2012 8:09 PM

    you forgot to mention shaughnessy on that d-line. he’s our best end and the defense suffered terribly when he went down.

  2. pantherpro says: Jun 6, 2012 8:32 PM

    You are looking at another 7-9 season with lots of empty seats again. Meanwhile, across the bay the Niners will again dominate the news in Northern Cal. How do I follow the Raiders? Do you even have a radio station? I’ll check the FM dial. Too bad you morons acted up last year and we had to cancel another preseason Niner trashing of Oaktown!

  3. ch8878 says: Jun 6, 2012 8:49 PM

    pantherpro says: Jun 6, 2012 8:32 PM

    You are looking at another 7-9 season with lots of empty seats again. Meanwhile, across the bay the Niners will again dominate the news in Northern Cal. How do I follow the Raiders? Do you even have a radio station? I’ll check the FM dial. Too bad you morons acted up last year and we had to cancel another preseason Niner trashing of Oaktown!

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    Seeing the Raiders were 8-8 the last 2 years and sold out all there home games last year please put down the drugs you been smoking.

    The truth is Raiders was number 1 in the division all of last year except the last 3 games.

  4. radrntn says: Jun 6, 2012 8:53 PM

    Alright Dez……everybody is coming back that we wanted back…….I am sure d will be outstanding under Dennis Allen.

  5. radrntn says: Jun 6, 2012 9:06 PM

    pantherpro, for now on out is known as “Kitten”. I hear that is what his boyfriends in San Francisco call him

  6. raiderapologist says: Jun 6, 2012 9:14 PM

    Houston is the guy that needs to step up this year.

  7. pantherpro says: Jun 6, 2012 9:28 PM

    Ch8878

    The only way the Raider could sell out a home game is to have eight games where you exchange guns for free tickets! Maybe blow up dolls of Uncle Al where given out at all home games?

  8. slickster35 says: Jun 6, 2012 10:21 PM

    Thats the makings of a pretty decent D-line.

    Too bad theres nothing behind it but an unknown set of linebackers, and what will prove to be the worst secondary in the league.

    I hope those D-linemen can cover receivers, lol.

  9. raiderapologist says: Jun 6, 2012 10:32 PM

    radrntn says: Jun 6, 2012 9:06 PM

    pantherpro, for now on out is known as “Kitten”. I hear that is what his boyfriends in San Francisco call him.
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    That’s a perfect response to a troll, radrntn.

  10. raiderapologist says: Jun 6, 2012 11:43 PM

    slickster35 says: Jun 6, 2012 10:21 PM

    Thats the makings of a pretty decent D-line.

    Too bad theres nothing behind it but an unknown set of linebackers, and what will prove to be the worst secondary in the league.

    They had a bad secondary last season. 25% of it moved to KC. The only certainty is the Chiefs not winning a single playoff game in almost 20 years. That can be proved.

  11. rdly49ers says: Jun 6, 2012 11:50 PM

    Go Niners …..truth hurts sour grapes raiders hav no news to report if u can’t c that then u really nd to put dwn the pipe cause that’s the realilty of the situation.

  12. thraiderskin says: Jun 6, 2012 11:58 PM

    Hey panther…. how about your team win something, then pipe up.

  13. mullman7675 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:08 AM

    I love the hate. People blinded by hate are amongst the most simple of minds.

    The RAIDERS Dline is SOLID- linebackers and secondary need to step up. If the RAIDERS play AVERAGE defense, they win the AFC West.

    Unlike the jets or the 9ers, the RAIDERS will keep quiet and go about the business of winning.

    It’s a new era for RAIDER NATION- the haters SHOULD BE worried.

  14. joetoronto says: Jun 7, 2012 6:21 AM

    Bryant is extremely underrated, the guy has a great motor, can play end or DT and is stout at the POA.

  15. rdrfusion says: Jun 9, 2012 5:43 PM

    Post Al Davis. The NEW Raiders. New (Reggie) Regime. New Coach. New attitude. Alot of yes boys gone. Silently getting their team together. This team can only go UP! Keep blowing your hot air Raider Haters, you’re obviously bored in your pathetic lives. Raider 4ever!

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