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Raiders claim Greg Little on waivers

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The Raiders have acquired another veteran player.  For a change, he’s under the age of 30.

Per a league source, Oakland claimed receiver Greg Little on waivers.  He was cut last week by the Browns.

A second-round pick in 2012, Little has appeared in all 48 regular-season games.  But his numbers have dropped consistently, with a rookie performance that included 61 receptions and 709 yards.  In 2013, he caught 41 passes for 465 yards.

Earlier in the offseason, the Raiders signed James Jones away from the Packers.  The top returning wideouts are Rod Streater (88 yards in 2013) and Denarius Moore (695 yards).

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  1. paulz624 says: May 19, 2014 4:24 PM

    Solid move!!

  2. jjb0811 says: May 19, 2014 4:27 PM

    They’re dreaming of pairing J Gordon & Blackmon going deep!

  3. r8rsfan says: May 19, 2014 4:27 PM

    From “the mistake by the lake” to the Bay Area. Upgrade!

  4. raiders4lyfe17 says: May 19, 2014 4:28 PM

    No reggie y!!! Ur lowering the chances mike davis and other undrafted wrs have to make the team. Noel gisby too

  5. ytownjoe says: May 19, 2014 4:30 PM

    Stone hands.

  6. noburghfan says: May 19, 2014 4:31 PM

    Good Luck Mr. Little !!

  7. 4thquartermagic says: May 19, 2014 4:33 PM

    So he is going to drop passes from who this season?

    Good ‘ol Oakland.

  8. trondaddy says: May 19, 2014 4:34 PM

    They tried to call and tell him, but it didn’t go through.

    It was almost as if the call was dropped..

  9. kcsam76 says: May 19, 2014 4:35 PM

    Uhh I’m pretty sure Streater had more than 88 yards on the season. He had 800+ as I recall.

  10. panamajimmy54 says: May 19, 2014 4:37 PM

    As A Browns fan good luck!!!!the first time Carr hits him wide open and he drops it you will remember this when Cleveland cut him he dropped his pink slip walking out the door

  11. ilovebiasedmediaopinions says: May 19, 2014 4:37 PM

    And then he promptly retired…

  12. raideralex says: May 19, 2014 4:39 PM

    Streater had 880 yards last year, not 88.

  13. mxplorer1 says: May 19, 2014 4:41 PM

    One team’s trash is definitely another team’s treasure.

  14. clevelandrocksyourface says: May 19, 2014 4:43 PM

    You see that picture? It looks like the ball is dropping right into his hands, no? That’s actually a ricochet. G/L Oakland.

  15. norcal031 says: May 19, 2014 4:45 PM

    Rod Streater had more than 88 yards….

  16. albigverg says: May 19, 2014 4:48 PM

    Another Solid reciever .. might not make the team in a suddenly crowded receiving corp for the Raiders. I like the Variety of Wr we are getting. In years past raiders have had plenty of speedsters to go deep but lacked the possesion type. Now with J Jones and Little and some other big youngsters we drafted in the last couple years we have a nice well rounded group. Is the Andre Johnson trade still an option???

  17. cornerstone2001 says: May 19, 2014 4:49 PM

    The Raiders have enough WR’s with bad hands.

  18. wayneflores says: May 19, 2014 4:52 PM

    Another Great move by Reggie (Fred Flintstone) .
    Time to get a REAL veteran receiver ! There were plenty of quality receivers in the draft, but Reg, thinks only Linemen play football.
    By the way, they need a durable back, that will be around after game 6 ! Michael Bush is still available, and can be had rather cheaply.

  19. rohlo says: May 19, 2014 5:03 PM

    picking up scraps from the browns isnt saying anything good!!!!!

  20. freshchorizo says: May 19, 2014 5:04 PM

    The Browns QB’s since 2011

    Colt McCoy 2011
    Brandon Weeden 2012
    Jason Campbell 2013

    It’s no surprise why his numbers have been below average with these three signal callers at the helm. A change of scenery and a competent QB might be exactly what he needs to make a positive impact on a team that desperately needs help at the WR position.

  21. bassplucker says: May 19, 2014 5:08 PM

    Yup… too much of an athlete for the Raiders to pass up.

  22. aldavis4president says: May 19, 2014 5:10 PM

    He might not be the most reliable pass catcher in the league, but as a run 1st team, his elite run blocking for a WR will definitely help. GO RAIDERS!!

  23. ragnarthemagnificent says: May 19, 2014 5:21 PM

    Wow the Raiders are picking up all the good players. That sentence was really hard to type through the laughter.

  24. geefan1 says: May 19, 2014 5:29 PM

    freshchorizo says:May 19, 2014 5:04 PM

    The Browns QB’s since 2011

    Colt McCoy 2011
    Brandon Weeden 2012
    Jason Campbell 2013

    It’s no surprise why his numbers have been below average with these three signal callers at the helm. A change of scenery and a competent QB might be exactly what he needs to make a positive impact on a team that desperately needs help at the WR position.

    ——–
    Meanwhile Josh Gordon led the league in receiving with the same QBs — Little has hands of stone — it doesn’t matter who the QB is.

  25. litemater95 says: May 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    Drafted in 2011

  26. hbdbrowns33 says: May 19, 2014 5:44 PM

    It’s no surprise why his numbers have been below average with these three signal callers at the helm. A change of scenery and a competent QB might be exactly what he needs to make a positive impact on a team that desperately needs help at the WR position.

    But here is where that argument falls apart. The fact that Josh Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards and also had 87 receptions and 9 TDs and Jordan Cameron had 80 receptions with over 900 yards and 7 TDs. So if two guys on his team are putting up big numbers and going to the pro bowl while he is getting consistently worse how is that on the QBs. Little is an average player with stone hands and a bad attitude. The places he excels is run blocking and making plays with the ball after the catch. The main issue is he runs bad routes, gives up on plays, and drops the ball more often than not.

  27. oldcracker says: May 19, 2014 5:50 PM

    As a Browns fan, Little’s drops became really annoying but he always played “all-out” and wasn’t afraid to hit or take a hit for his team mates. He’s a good guy, too.

    I really hope the change of scenery is good for him. Good luck to Little and the Raiders! Hope in a year or two we can meet for the AFC championship.

  28. anaheim2dafullest says: May 19, 2014 5:50 PM

    The Browns QB’s since 2011

    Colt McCoy 2011
    Brandon Weeden 2012
    Jason Campbell 2013

    It’s no surprise why his numbers have been below average with these three signal callers at the helm. A change of scenery and a competent QB might be exactly what he needs to make a positive impact on a team that desperately needs help at the WR position.
    =====================================
    How many of those qb’s threw to Josh Gordon last year?

  29. deadlevelbest says: May 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    I am surprised to learn that there have only been 48 regular season games, ever.

  30. dhragonn says: May 19, 2014 5:59 PM

    Good move for the Raiiiiiiiidas. This may be crazy but could his catching issues be due to having arms entirely too large or muscled up for a receiver? I don’t see how you can get much flexibility or be able to move arms like that in sticky situations.

  31. curtj5 says: May 19, 2014 6:04 PM

    nice! A+, Reg

  32. khmerson562 says: May 19, 2014 6:10 PM

    He has done so little that’s the reason why Cleveland cut him.

  33. radrntn says: May 19, 2014 6:13 PM

    GO RAIDERS!!!! Go Reggie….all good, he can try to earn a spot on the team….i have no problem with that.

  34. brownsmakemecrazy says: May 19, 2014 6:30 PM

    Good luck Raiders with GregLittle lol. You will need it. This guy couldnt catch a cold.

    This guy has skillets for hands.

    I knew the Browns made a horrible pick as soon as they drafted him, the network i was watching the draft on, i believe ESPN, showed this clown punting the ball into the stands after he scored a TD vs Ga Tech.

    Be prepared Oakland, when he actually catches a pass and gets a 1st Down, he will act like he just won the Super Bowl.

    This guy will have more drops than catches.

  35. drs12522 says: May 19, 2014 6:36 PM

    Oakland has Little to gain from this move. LOL

  36. calvinisthobbesian says: May 19, 2014 7:11 PM

    The Raiders haven’t had a receiver who absolutely could not catch the ball since Darrius Heyward-Bay left.Now with Little they have a guy who makes Bay look like Jerry Rice. Good job Raiders.

  37. pacodawg says: May 19, 2014 7:37 PM

    Over/Under is 20 unpaid parking tickets by camp. I’ll take the over.

  38. kwjsb says: May 19, 2014 7:38 PM

    Upon the signing of his contract with the Raiders, Little dropped the pen…

  39. raiderapologist says: May 19, 2014 8:04 PM

    PFF had Little ranked 111th last season. Behind guys like Heyward-Bey and Donnie Avery.

  40. jkaflagg says: May 19, 2014 8:17 PM

    Considering the QB issues in Cleveland, it will be interesting to see if a change of scenery helps him….but the Oakland situation feels just as unsettled.

  41. fordmandalay says: May 19, 2014 8:49 PM

    All these receiver signings sound great until you remember washed-up Matt Schaub is the guy who’s going to be throwing passes in the vague general direction of these guys.

  42. tucobenedictopacificojuanmariaramirez says: May 19, 2014 9:48 PM

    I like how after one sub par season Matt Schaub is considered washed up. The O-Line in Houston was close to, if not THE WORST in the League in 2013…perhaps Jacksonville was the worst. Not unlike the line Philip Rivers played behind in 2012, when he put up bad numbers because he was running for his life on practically every play. Schaub will be fine. Oakland is going to dominate the trenches where this game is STILL won and lost. It might be a Qb driven league, but when you can run the ball and stop the other team from doing the same, you almost always win. Control the clock, slow the game down and just win, baby! Even if it’s ugly. That’s what the Raiders will do in 2014. Much to the surprise of many a team.

  43. tangysizzl says: May 19, 2014 11:35 PM

    James Jones once had trouble with drops and then he went a whole season only dropping 2 passes while grabbing a league high 14 TDs.

    Maybe he can help teach the young bucks how to catch the rock.

  44. mrneto72 says: May 19, 2014 11:52 PM

    Too Little too late!!!!

  45. robsaia says: May 20, 2014 12:14 AM

    Its one thing to pick up the 49ers trash, but the Browns????

  46. robsaia says: May 20, 2014 12:15 AM

    Reggie is starting to regress after such a successful draft. I dont see the value here at all, not even if he is a fantastic blocker, which he is not.

  47. esldatingdiaries says: May 20, 2014 2:29 AM

    If we were to create a caption for the picture:
    “What am I supposed to do with this?”

  48. Al's Wingman says: May 20, 2014 3:16 AM

    ^ hilarious! You must have had similar eloquence to say the past 14 pre-seasons.

  49. nflfolly says: May 20, 2014 11:00 AM

    He drops a lot of passes perfect fit for the McKenzie
    Train Wreck

  50. cougarts76 says: May 21, 2014 11:20 AM

    888 yards. Big difference.

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