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Raiders sign veteran receiver Derek Hagan

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Wide receivers Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Jacoby Ford (foot) are both in danger of missing Monday night’s opener against the Chargers, so the Raiders have dipped into free agency to sign up some insurance.

According to the Twitter handle of former Bills wide receiver Derek Hagan, the seven-year veteran has been signed by Oakland.

Although Hagan has bounced around the league and spent time with four different teams, he is a solid possession receiver with 109 career catches for 1,221 yards and six touchdowns. In Hagan’s lone start with Buffalo last season, he reeled in seven passes for 89 yards.

This will be Hagan’s second stint with the Silver and Black; he also spent six games on Oakland’s roster early last season.

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26 Responses to “Raiders sign veteran receiver Derek Hagan”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 6, 2012 7:09 AM

    Great to hear, he never should have been let go last season, IMO.

  2. souldogdave says: Sep 6, 2012 7:14 AM

    Nice move, wanted to keep him last year.

  3. spellingcopfather says: Sep 6, 2012 7:20 AM

    He was the raiders best WR last preseason, he should have never been drop for T.J last year!!!

  4. cyraider says: Sep 6, 2012 7:25 AM

    Again?? Woof…hurry back Ford & Moore!

  5. EJ says: Sep 6, 2012 7:26 AM

    I seriously thought Hagan was going to make Buffalo’s 53. I guess 4 receivers + Brad Smith was enough for Gailey’s Offense. I was more upset when the Bills cut Naaman Roosevelt than Hagan, but both should have made the team.

  6. jimmysee says: Sep 6, 2012 7:26 AM

    As a vet, if he’s on an opening day roster, his entire season salary is guaranteed!

    Sure beats sitting around at home.

    Even at the veteran’s minimum, this is an unexpected good deal for Hagan!

    You go Derek!

    (Say “thank you” to Reggie McKenzie.)

  7. bwisnasky says: Sep 6, 2012 7:30 AM

    Probably a move because Juron Criner has a bum wheel more than anything. Hagan’s a decent pickup… truthfully, should have never lost his roster spot last year to Houshmanzadeh…. that was a Hue Jack move to bring in an old buddy. Hagan had earned his spot through camp last year…. Welcome back Derek.

  8. philvil41 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:46 AM

    Good solid player…will help in the short term.

  9. stoogy says: Sep 6, 2012 8:04 AM

    EJ
    i think the bills will sign roosenvelt back. I too thouught hagan was going to push jone for the number 2Wr in buffalo but got the ax.. oh welll. ne1 ever notice the raiders and bills switch players alot? guess from the closeness of two owners b4 davis passed

  10. raider2124 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:15 AM

    He was signed because we have two healthy recievers. Ford is out. Moore has a 20% chance on playing. He hasn’t practiced all training camp. Criner should play but he has a bum ankle. I think hagan will play more then people think

  11. jm91rs says: Sep 6, 2012 9:22 AM

    Is this guy 7 feet tall or does he have incredible hops? That’s the only way he’s going to catch one of Palmer’s classic overthrows.

  12. r8rnuck says: Sep 6, 2012 9:38 AM

    terrific under-the-radar signing…i agree with all above that he should have never been let go..no drama and all results without breaking the bank…

  13. sourdough says: Sep 6, 2012 9:43 AM

    Love the comments about how Hagan is a good pick up, as if he is going to be the missing piece to get the Raiders to their first winning season in ten years. The Raiders are a mess, as usual.

    Just lose, baby!

  14. walrushooker says: Sep 6, 2012 9:54 AM

    @sourdough

    The Hagan love is for how awesome this guy was in last preseason and got benedict-ed for Housh on a Hue Jack scholarship. Not a number one WR, but a solid addition to a banged up receiver corps.

  15. racerx1225 says: Sep 6, 2012 10:29 AM

    Let the haters hate. Great move, never shouldve been cut last year. Bravo Reggie! You are doing great things for us and greatness is once again attainable!

  16. stoogy says: Sep 6, 2012 10:29 AM

    @sourdour
    maybe you and yourr chargers should be looking for a LT with a good back.

  17. Keyser Söze says: Sep 6, 2012 10:58 AM

    Hagan should have never been released last season. Obviously HueBris was just looking out for one of his boys (TJ). Reggie is making solid moves. It will take a while for the haters to realize that these aren’t Al’s Raiders anymore. *sourdough* (and those like him) is just hoping that if he keeps saying (and believing) that the Raiders are still a mess, that somehow it will be true. Now tell me, who are the delusional fans again?

  18. Chargers have no rings says: Sep 6, 2012 11:01 AM

    @sourdough –

    When did Raider fans say he was the missing piece? We are just saying its a good pickup because we need a WR. Just sit there and pray Seymour isnt standing on Phyliis Rivers throat Monday night. BTW we may not have won anything in nearly 30 years but you guys have NEVER won anything

  19. jkr32 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:21 AM

    That’s funny I thought Palmer said they had no room for Wideouts.Apparently that’s only if it’s Ochocinco or T.O. Hagan is not better than either of them.Doesn’t matter though because Carson Palmer sucks!!!

  20. raiderapologist says: Sep 6, 2012 11:23 AM

    sourdough says: Sep 6, 2012 9:43 AM

    Love the comments about how Hagan is a good pick up, as if he is going to be the missing piece to get the Raiders to their first winning season in ten years. The Raiders are a mess, as usual.
    ——–
    That mess managed to win as many games as San Diego last season. Oakland is definitely a team in transition, and McKenzie can’t turn it around overnight. Meanwhile, the Chargers are saddled with Turner, who holds the record for being a losing head coach. The Chargers have gone from 13 wins, to 9, to 8 the past three seasons. That train is headed in the wrong direction.

  21. radrntn says: Sep 6, 2012 11:32 AM

    I think sourdough is a really a parrott…..his only comment has been the raiders haven’t had a winning season in 10 years… guaranteed he has nothing else to say.

  22. sweetloub2 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:36 AM

    This should not be a story, because he shouldn’t have been released last year in favor of T.J.(Thx Hue for another mistake). I know he had history w/Carson, but Hagan was just fine w/Oakland. Hagan is a solid player & citizen(Not to mention a great Madden player).

  23. East Coast Raider says: Sep 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    jkr32 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:21 AM

    That’s funny I thought Palmer said they had no room for Wideouts.Apparently that’s only if it’s Ochocinco or T.O. Hagan is not better than either of them.Doesn’t matter though because Carson Palmer sucks!!!
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    Palmer said that when everyone was healthy, not when they only had a few receivers ready to go, high speed. Plus, I’m sure Hagan came much cheaper than T.O. or Ochocinco would have been willing to go. He certainly won’t cause the distracting drama those two would cause, and he quietly works hard and won’t complain if he’s not getting throws in his direction. Read other people’s posts that make sense; Bills fans and Raiders fans agree that he’s not a #1 receiver, but can still add some depth.

  24. mullman76 says: Sep 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    Sourdough is a kook, simple as that.

    Signing Hagan is a good thing, I would like to see him stick for the entire season and beyond. Not sure who to axe though, tough decision.

  25. raider2124 says: Sep 6, 2012 4:18 PM

    Hagan is only here until Moore and ford can play. When they can, hagan will get his pink slip

  26. open1337 says: Sep 6, 2012 4:29 PM

    Awesome news Now lets get it going down field and past the red zone!

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