It has been confirmed that RB, Tim Hightower has been re-signed to the Washington Redskins after suffering a torn ACL last season and only starting five games. Hightower, before injuring himself was considered to be an all-purpose running back who was able to do pretty much anything he was asked of. Coach, Mike Shanahan is best known for having a stable back such as Hightower and with the addition of first round draft pick, Robert Griffin, III the team is sure to be a success in the upcoming season.
It has yet to be confirmed the length of the new contract and just how much.
The Oakland Raiders have signed thirteen free agents to ad to the team roster. The team issued a statement saying all will be present and participate in the three-day rookie mini-camp along with the six draft picks the team picked up during the NFL Draft. The Raiders only had six draft picks for the draft and feel that more rookies need to be added for their team to strive.
Among the undrafted players are cornerback Conroy Black, linebacker Kaelin Burnett, receiver Derek Carrier, receiver Brandon Carswell, defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton, safety Aaron Henry, punter Marquette King, tackle Dan Knapp, linebacker Mario Kurn, receiver Thomas Mayo, guard Lucas Nix, safety Chaz Powell, and receiver Rod Streater.
The team has signed an abundance of defensive players to boost their struggling secondary, in hopes to be a top contender for the AFC West.
- 2012 NFL Undrafted Free Agents: Raiders Reportedly Pick Up 10 Additional Players (bayarea.sbnation.com)
Rumors and speculation have run through the NFL that Matt Leinart would be working out for the Oakland Raiders, but up until now it was only a rumor. The Oakland Raiders have officially signed the former USC quarterback as a backup to starting quarterback, Carson Palmer. Leinart was a 2006 pick for the Arizona Cardinals and has yet to live up to the hype he received after leaving USC. After he was cut from the Cardinals he was signed to a one-year deal by the Houston Texans where he was the back up to starter Matt Schuab. Details of Leinart’s contract have yet to be released.
At around 8:59am this morning, I was woken up by one of my SportsCenter alerts confirming that Peyton Manning has instructed his agents to start negotiations with the Denver Broncos. Being a Raiders fan this news is very disheartening, but what would I have rather had? Manning as a 49er or a Bronco? Honestly I think I was hoping for neither, but it’s looking as though Manning will be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Where does that leave Tim Tebow? Well sources say that Tebow would ultimately be traded when the deal with Manning becomes finalized. I don’t like Tebow much at all since I see him as a running back posing as a quarterback. But I guess I would’ve took the lesser of two evils and had Tebow stay in Denver seeing as how the Raiders defense is in the rebuilding stage. This day following Peyton Manning and what he may do is going to get more interesting as the hours go by.
- Peyton Manning Broncos Deal Imminent, Will Tim Tebow Be Traded? (blippitt.com)
- Report: Peyton Manning Chooses Denver Broncos (bleacherreport.com)
Wide receiver, DeSean Jackson has signed a five-year $51 million dollar contract to stay with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson was franchise tagged at the beginning of free agency and it was determined that he would have made roughly $9.4 million this season under the tag. According to NFL.com Eagles coach, Andy Reid is elated to be able to keep his star receiver.
Jackson, at the beginning of last season decided to hold out since he would only make $500,000 for the entire season. For the numbers he was putting out there during the past three seasons, he deserved a lot more than that. But as of today he should have no complaints as to getting the amount he deserves.
Wide receiver, Randy Moss has reached a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The receiver went to Santa Clara to work out for the team and coach Jim Harbaugh. It would be a great asset to the team since their receiving core is depleting with the loss of Braylon Edwards in December. Moss will join first round pick Michael Crabtree and quarterback, Alex Smith who has yet to be resigned. The team finished just shy of the the Super Bowl this past season and hope to go for a repeat of going even further. And just maybe Moss will be that missing link to take them to the big game.
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