Raiders claim Greg Little on waivers

AP

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).

50 responses to “Raiders claim Greg Little on waivers

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

    It was almost as if the call was dropped..

  2. 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

  3. 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???

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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