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Add the Raiders to Cullen Jenkins’ road trip

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Cullen Jenkins continues to take advantage of his head start on the free agent market, as the former Eagles defensive lineman keeps adding stops on his West Coast tour.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Jenkins is set to visit the Raiders tomorrow.

This is after trips this week to see the Seahawks and the 49ers, and last week’s meeting with the Giants.

The 32-year-old clearly has something to offer a good team (there has been Packers speculation as well), but the Raiders aren’t as close to being good as the rest of those teams, so their inclusion speaks to the possibility that he’s not hearing the numbers he wants.

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13 Responses to “Add the Raiders to Cullen Jenkins’ road trip”
  1. mullman76 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:40 AM

    Nice try Gantt.

    Cullen and Reggie are tight. Jenkins could fill the void of veteran lineman with Seymour gone.

    I doubt the RAIDERS will have the $$$ to make him interested, but at least they had him to the facility. You never know…

  2. joetoronto says: Mar 5, 2013 11:53 AM

    “but the Raiders aren’t as close to being good as the rest of those teams, so their inclusion speaks to the possibility that he’s not hearing the numbers he wants.”

    The Raiders are at least as good as your Carolina Panthers, Darin.

    You got hired because they were supposed to be all that last year but then they proceeded to take a header.

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

    I couldn’t care bless if you don’t post this, you read it and that’s good enough for me.

  3. silvernblackpa says: Mar 5, 2013 11:58 AM

    With the Raiders cap situation, I doubt very much they could offer him any more than a contender.

    That said, here’s hoping Reggie gives Tommy Kelly the axe and use the savings to pay Jenkins.

  4. silvernblackpa says: Mar 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    As an addenum to my last comment, according to Spotrac.com, Kelly would count 6.3 million in dead money against the cap if cut, but his cap charge is if he stays is 11.1 million. Given the 4.8 million in savings and Kelly’s declining play, I don’t think this is a very tough call for McKenzie and Allen to make.

  5. ryanrockzzz says: Mar 5, 2013 12:04 PM

    The Raiders aren’t nearly as good as the Panthers. The Panthers have a way better core of young talent, and at least a semblence of front office structure and ownership. The Raiders have been a mess for years dude.

    On the Jenkins thing though, Cullen wasn’t exactly lighting up for the Eagles last year. To say he still has a lot to offer may be true in the leadership department, but his play on the field last year was certainly below average at 32.

  6. mullman76 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    @ryanrokzzzz: The Raiders were a mess when Al was in charge and his health was in decline.

    This is the start of the 2nd year with the new regime, they will right the ship.

    Dude, don’t get high and mighty with the panthers. Bro, your QB is a petulant child and your coaching situation is suspect at best.

    Dont’t get ahead of yourself. Dude.

  7. sgtr0c says: Mar 5, 2013 1:07 PM

    If he is heading to his fourth visit, maybe fifth, why hasn’t he been signed? What is the “cleary he has something to offer a new team” part? He is not coming from a top defense. Buyer beware.

  8. schmitty2 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:45 PM

    mullman76 says:Mar 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    @ryanrokzzzz: The Raiders were a mess when Al was in charge and his health was in decline.

    This is the start of the 2nd year with the new regime, they will right the ship.

    Dude, don’t get high and mighty with the panthers. Bro, your QB is a petulant child and your coaching situation is suspect at best.

    Dont’t get ahead of yourself. Dude.

    I would agree with you about Carolina’s situation but as a Raider’s fan are you really going to rip on another team’s qb and coaching situation??

  9. tdubdizzle says: Mar 5, 2013 1:47 PM

    Sounds like a good idea to me.

  10. MyTeamsAllStink says: Mar 5, 2013 1:48 PM

    Unless he is willing to sign for the minimum it’s just a courtesy visit for Jenkins.The Raiders cap situation will prevent he and many other free agents from coming to Oakland.

  11. silvernblak says: Mar 5, 2013 2:27 PM

    Not a good move. Take care of the contracts first then see where we sit with money. This is not a good move. There Is a reason he is getting passed on. Its callef EGO! He wants a big number for a lack of production or he would be employed by now. Lets stop buying other teams junk. Those days are over unless we can get a steal player in Fa with our cap problems.

  12. radrntn says: Mar 5, 2013 6:18 PM

    I think raiders need tommy kelly back. With chiefs tagging branden a., good chance o-line is there when we go with third pick. Just ask tommy to be a team leader and re-do his contract. He has got at least 3 good years left.

  13. raiderapologist says: Mar 5, 2013 8:28 PM

    If he doesn’t like the numbers he’s hearing, they won’t get any louder in Oakland.

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