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Raiders dump another third-round pick

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The new regime in Oakland continues to break with its not-too-distant past, by cutting Al Davis draft picks.

Specifically, the Raiders had two third-round picks in 2011.  And they’ve now cut both of them.

Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, the fastest man in last year’s Scouting Combine, was dumped earlier this month.  Now, tackle Joseph Barksdale reportedly has been dumped, according to Adam Caplan.  As pointed out by Jerry McDonald of, Barksdale was inactive for all three of the team’s 2012 regular-season games.

The Raiders also have cut 2011 fourth-round defensive back Chimdi Chekwa.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, has to be wondering whether he’s next.

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23 Responses to “Raiders dump another third-round pick”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Sep 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    Ill switch Pryor position before I would cut him!!!

  2. therealraiderduck says: Sep 26, 2012 1:37 PM

    Chekwa has since been re-signed to the practice squad.

    As for Barksdale: He was a symptom of Al’s later years. Al saw an athletic 325-lb SEC starter, and didn’t care that Barks had feet of concrete and couldn’t handle an outside speed-rush to save his life.

    And so Reggie continues to get rid of the scholarship dead weight.

  3. justwinbaby29 says: Sep 26, 2012 1:38 PM

    Reggie’s not messing around. Within two years 98% of the roster will be HIS players. Go Raiders! Just win, baby!

  4. mullman76 says: Sep 26, 2012 1:38 PM

    Wow- Big Reg is putting his stamp on this team. Surprised Chekwa wasn’t given another look given the fact that the RAIDERS are sans starting CBs.

    Carry on Reggie.

  5. tabdanger says: Sep 26, 2012 1:39 PM

    Barksdale will catch on with another team. He was a bad fit in the ZBS

  6. boh930 says: Sep 26, 2012 1:41 PM

    I don’t envy the guy who has to break the news to Avon

  7. MasMacho says: Sep 26, 2012 1:44 PM

    As many times as I have read it on the site, it seems more like you want TP to be cut… pretty clear at this point that the Raiders don’t see it your way.

  8. jdcush31 says: Sep 26, 2012 1:49 PM

    Please, if this isn’t an example of anti-Raider bias I don’t know what is. Other 2011 draft class players: Chekwa on the practice squad, Wisnewski and Denarious Moore are starters, and Gordon, Ausberry and Jones all play regularly either on the offense or special teams. So Al Davis doesn’t get credit for drafting Moore and Wisnewski?

  9. tdk24 says: Sep 26, 2012 1:49 PM

    Pryor is safe, he doesn’t need to worry about anything at the moment except learning the offense.

  10. thebigtexas says: Sep 26, 2012 1:51 PM

    Wow…Barksdale was a pretty talented dude out of LSU. I can’t imagine he’ll be on the market for long.

  11. r8rsfan says: Sep 26, 2012 2:00 PM

    Another CB let go – surely Reggie doesn’t think Huff and Lee are the answer. Collectively that position is like “Toast II, the reincarnation of Elvis Patterson”. If the DL isn’t in Mannings jock from the start he will exploit that glaring weakness all day.

  12. dalucks says: Sep 26, 2012 2:05 PM

    It was not the most stacked roster in the NFL from the beginning. Also, the 2012 NFL draft class does not have anyone starting so do not blame that on Al Davis.

  13. r8rnuck says: Sep 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    chimdi is still on practice squad.

    btw, JB didn’t fit into last years PBS scheme either

  14. racerx1225 says: Sep 26, 2012 2:13 PM

    dalucks says: Sep 26, 2012 2:05 PM

    It was not the most stacked roster in the NFL from the beginning. Also, the 2012 NFL draft class does not have anyone starting so do not blame that on Al Davis.

    LB Miles Burris is starting. and looks very good and like he has a great deal of untapped potential.

  15. rraider says: Sep 26, 2012 2:19 PM

    Alot of these changes are due to the fact we are running completely different schemes offensively and defensively then these guys were drafted for.

  16. JSpicoli says: Sep 26, 2012 2:37 PM

    More people that don’t know anything about football spout off about the Raiders than any other topic in the NFL.

  17. EJ says: Sep 26, 2012 2:37 PM

    Pryor isn’t going anywhere, he has too much potential to get cut.

  18. raideralex99 says: Sep 26, 2012 2:44 PM

    Wow … “the Raiders cut a third round pick” … really they must be the first team in NFL history to do so if it makes a headline.

  19. autumnwind999 says: Sep 26, 2012 3:05 PM

    DVD and Chekwa should have never been cut. Those were “Big Reg” mistakes, not Al Davis mistakes.

    Barksdale looked good at first, but either his heart wasn’t in it this year, he’s a bad fit for the ZBS, or probably both.

    And Taiwan Jones is being ridiculously underutilized. Guy could be one of the most explosive players in the game, but he’s riding the pine because he bobbled two balls, which he recovered, in the opener.

  20. Matt says: Sep 26, 2012 3:46 PM

    Pryor is in the plans of the new regime. They loved him as the preseason progressed. As long as Pryor continues to show progress, they will keep him.

    I’m super excited for Pryor potentially starting next year or the year after.

  21. war27 says: Sep 26, 2012 3:49 PM

    The bigger story will be who did they make space for. The Raiders are in need of a body at WR.

  22. socalraider909 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:29 PM

    Anyone know who this WR Gurley is? I never heard of him

  23. radrntn says: Sep 26, 2012 4:54 PM

    raiders have signed 3 guys from packers practice squad this week…….they are depleting their reserves.

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