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Raiders choose Wallace over Thigpen

Seneca Wallace AP

The battle of guys the Seahawks didn’t want has gone to the guy the Browns didn’t want a year ago.

According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Raiders are expected to sign quarterback Seneca Wallace after working him out this week.

The Raiders also checked out Tyler Thigpen, another of the passers the Seahawks did not prefer to Brady Quinn.

Wallace is an relatively inoffensive Plan B, or perhaps C if Terrelle Pryor gets the nod as Matt Flynn’s backup.

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29 Responses to “Raiders choose Wallace over Thigpen”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 10, 2013 4:04 PM

    Will only see the field in preseason anyway!!!

  2. 808raiderinparadise says: Apr 10, 2013 4:05 PM

    LoL Ok, well it was obvious they wanted a vet and a depth guy … cheap, serviceable. Depending on draft and other teams camp cuts this could change.

    blah.

  3. seaeagle707 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:05 PM

    Wow! Before you know it the Oakland Coliseum is going to begin looking like CenturyLink Field. Since you’re thinking like us anyway Oakland, why not ditch the silver and black and go for something classy, like blue and green?

    GO HAWKS!!!

  4. MasMacho says: Apr 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    The thing about the Raiders is that their ongoing “commitment to excellence” is non-specific… never quite clear enough on the “at what?” part.

    Excellence in building a perennial loser. Excellence in recruiting convicts and felons to the fan base. (the opposite of) excellence in front office dealings and producing a quality on-field product.

  5. bgm9876 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    who would want thigpen.

  6. jason49er says: Apr 10, 2013 4:13 PM

    The Brady Quinn signing makes no sense to me, I think he’s thoroughly proven at every stop he’s made, especially KC last year, that he’s total garbage.

    Seneca Wallace has atleast been serviceable in his career, this was a nice pickup for Oakland.

  7. rayguyreturns says: Apr 10, 2013 4:15 PM

    Wallace always made life tough on the Raiders when they played against him. His mobility is the key. Sounds like a “no lose” option to let him compete.

  8. nardointhenati says: Apr 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    “Hey Oakland we could trade you Josh X. Johnson for a 1st and a conditional 2nd in 2014. Oh wait…”
    Mike Brown

  9. wojo243 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:25 PM

    Every single PFT article about the Raiders draws an unusually high amount of haters and trolls.

    I don’t even know what it is. Maybe it’s the subconscious memories of your daddies crying on Sunday afternoons when you were 5 years old after the Raiders put a big ol’ whoopin’ on your favorite team. Stuff like that sticks with kids, man.

  10. EJ says: Apr 10, 2013 4:27 PM

    Its not going to be Flynn starting, It will be Pryor. Flynn will be playing the back-up role. Pryor is ready to take the Raiders Offense in his hands.

  11. racerx1225 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:27 PM

    Great move for a backup much less a 3rd QB. Awesome Reggie!

  12. piratesofthecoliseum says: Apr 10, 2013 4:40 PM

    @seaeagle707-
    HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!!!!!!!!
    Green and blue!!! LMAO!!! Maybe try winning a Superbowl before trying to talk trash!! Silver and black are the greatest colors of any professional team in history!!!! Nice try tho…

  13. seaeagle707 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:44 PM

    You guys just don’t get it, do you? Pete told Schneider, “I want a quarterback named Brady, on this team. Do it John, do it!”

    So he did it.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  14. dedicatedhawkfan says: Apr 10, 2013 4:46 PM

    rayguyreturns says: “his mobility is the key”. Unfortunately, his mobility is the key to lost yards.

    Having said that, I would have preferred him over Brady Quinn. Yikes!

  15. Dream_Machine says: Apr 10, 2013 4:48 PM

    Sign for Thigpen to start looking elsewhere. maybe The CFL/UFL.

  16. Chargers have no rings says: Apr 10, 2013 4:49 PM

    EJ says:Apr 10, 2013 4:27 PM

    Its not going to be Flynn starting, It will be Pryor. Flynn will be playing the back-up role. Pryor is ready to take the Raiders Offense in his hands.

    ***************************

    Thanks for the good laugh, I needed it today.

  17. tdk24 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:52 PM

    “seaeagle707 says:
    Apr 10, 2013 4:05 PM
    Wow! Before you know it the Oakland Coliseum is going to begin looking like CenturyLink Field. Since you’re thinking like us anyway Oakland, why not ditch the silver and black and go for something classy, like blue and green?

    GO HAWKS!!!”
    _______________________________
    You’re uniforms are hidious. But that’s what you get when you let Nike control your brand.
    Real men wear silver and black, baby!

  18. MyTeamsAllStink says: Apr 10, 2013 4:54 PM

    He’ll look great holding a clipboard

  19. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 10, 2013 4:54 PM

    “Pryor is ready to take the Raiders Offense in his hands”

    ________________

    Unless he’s made tremendous strides at being a quarterback, as opposed to being a wildcat wide-out that throws a little, I’ll be shocked if he’s on the 53 man roster on opening day.

    I guarantee Reggie is looking to trade him. Hopefully he can convince someone that Pryor is a better option with their draft pick than Geno Smith or whoever. But…. That’s kind of a stretch.

    His biggest positive right now is his low contract value.

  20. raideralex99 says: Apr 10, 2013 5:04 PM

    Seriously … The Raiders could sign the water boy and people would come on here and say GREAT Job Reggie.

  21. gangsterboyscout says: Apr 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    “Great job Reggie” is a relative term. He’s doing a very good job picking up stable pieces to reload around $50 mil in dead money. No flash in the pan cartoon characters. He’s doing this like an adult. Be patient.

  22. kwjsb says: Apr 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    OMG Raider Fans…..
    Another former CLEVELAND BROWN?
    All is not well in Raider Land

  23. indyraiderfan says: Apr 10, 2013 8:50 PM

    I like the pickup. Wallace brings experience and talent to the team. He’ll compete well with Pryor for #2. If nothing else, he’ll be a great practice squad QB.

  24. timmyandtammyscumbag says: Apr 10, 2013 9:36 PM

    I wonder how many Raiders fans commenting here ragged on Wallace when he was on the Seahawks and Browns, but suddenly find him to be “decent” and “serviceable” now that he’s a Raider. LOL.

  25. 916raider6974 says: Apr 10, 2013 11:47 PM

    I just love all these Raider hater cowards that follow Raider signings all the world wide web. I kow its GOT to b they secretly love the Raiders, the silver and black, the motto’s, commitment to excellence, the just win baby, the Lombardi’s in the case, the Maddens, the Matusaks, the Tatums, the Immaculate reception, the ghost to the post, the Chucky’s, argh, this is getting to be to much to list, but you catch my drift dont you haters????? I dont care who your team is they’ll never have the history, provenance, characters, mystique, or popularity that the Raiders have, so go ahead and flap your gums cuz even you, the haters, love us!! We’ll keep keepin on, win, lose, or tie, Raider fans till we die……damn, see there goes another one of those motto’s again……….

  26. 916raider6974 says: Apr 11, 2013 12:54 AM

    I just love all these Raider hater cowards that follow Raider signings all the world wide web. I kow its GOT to b they secretly love the Raiders, the silver and black, the motto’s, commitment to excellence, the just win baby, the Lombardi’s in the case, the Maddens, the Matusaks, the Tatums, the Immaculate reception, the ghost to the post, the Chucky’s, argh, this is getting to be to much to list, but you catch my drift dont you haters????? I dont care who your team is they’ll never have the history, provenance, characters, mystique, or popularity that the Raiders have, so go ahead and flap your gums cuz even you, the haters, love us!! We’ll keep keepin on, win, lose, or tie, Raider fans till we die……damn, see there goes another one of those motto’s again……….Dang it got quiet

  27. markmae122 says: Apr 11, 2013 1:23 AM

    This offseason, I give big Reg an A++. He knows how to build the team the right way and will be the main reason the Raiders will return to greatness.

  28. jrealtalk says: Apr 11, 2013 1:16 PM

    Wallace is an relatively inoffensive Plan B, or perhaps C if Terrelle Pryor gets the nod as Matt Flynn’s backup.

    Matt Flynn’s backup?

    It’s amazing how so many people don’t see what is right in front of them in black and White. For example…

    There is a lot of back and forth about Terrelle Pryor being ready or not. Some even doubt him as a QB. But if you pay attention, the handwriting is on the wall. Even more so with the signing of Wallace. Think about it. All Reggie did was sign two career backup QBs (Flynn and Wallace). That’s it! That said, it’s easy to see that Terrelle Pryor has his foot squarely in the door to be the starter.

    It also adds up because the Raiders are in a rebuilding season. Almost every player is on a one year contract. So in starting Pryor, the Raiders have nothing to lose, but hopefully everything to gain. The Raiders already love his athletic ability, and strong desire to win. They also feel that he showed much improvement in his passing ability, and in reading defenses in his only start to the end of the season under adverse circumstances. This will be a QB competition. But at the end of the day, this will end up being Pryor’s job to lose.

  29. aldavis4president says: Apr 11, 2013 2:35 PM

    @wojo23 I was thinking the exact same thing! Actually for a while now. Everyone loves to hate us!!! I love it!! Even at 3-13 ppl still feel the need to say stuff! Mostly those loser steeler and 9er fans lol poor kids

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