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Old 03-09-2007, 06:10 PM    (permalink
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The Raiders reached agreement Friday evening with Atlanta 's free-agent fullback Justin Griffith on a three-year, $3.8 million contract, completing a whirlwind day of activity in Oakland. The deal is contingent upon Griffith passing his physical.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:11 PM    (permalink
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pretty good pickup..versatile FB who can catch and be a weapon.
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Good signing by Oakland. Does this mean that Crockett most likely will be cut?
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Knapp bringing in someone he's familiar with.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:15 PM    (permalink
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Nice, we finally have a real FB.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:17 PM    (permalink
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pretty solid deal, cost wise, length wise, and fit wise. They've made some nice moves/gambles, with Dominic Rhodes, Justin Griffith, and Jeremy Newberry. A healthy Newberry would do a lot for them inside.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:17 PM    (permalink
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Nice deal and that seems like a pretty cheap contract
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Two thumbs up....the Raiders have made some good personnel moves this year. I think Kiffin was a good choice and most of the assistants are top notch. Bringing in good veterans will help the rebuilding process a lot.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:25 PM    (permalink
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Great move for them great young all around FB.
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2 good moves in 1 day! Nice job! I'm slowly starting to see that explosive offense Lane was talking about.

Now are they getting Russell or CJ??? Hmmm...
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:31 PM    (permalink
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I can dig this move. Crockett was never a great blocker, but he is certainly on the decline in that category these days.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:33 PM    (permalink
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3 year 3.8 mill. Great signing. One of the best so far. heck of a player.
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Even as a Chiefs fan if the Raiders cut Zack Crockett I will kinda miss him he has been there along time it will be wired not seeing him twice a year...
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 PM    (permalink
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I like this move. I think the raiders are doing a good job this offseason. Rid of walker and brooks, add rhodes and griffith. If newberry is healthy thats a steal too, though i doubt it.
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Hmmm...another instance where money talks I guess.
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Im very happy about this signing. I was hoping all along we'd get him. A FB who is a good lead blocker but also an offensive weapon, major upgrade over Crockett, who I suspect will now get cut unless we want to keep him as a short yardage specialist. With Jordan, Rhodes, Fargas and Griffith I suddenly feel pretty good about our backfield. No one great but a nice group of players and thats worked for other teams. Now if we can just get them some blocking.....
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Im very happy about this signing. I was hoping all along we'd get him. A FB who is a good lead blocker but also an offensive weapon, major upgrade over Crockett, who I suspect will now get cut unless we want to keep him as a short yardage specialist. With Jordan, Rhodes, Fargas and Griffith I suddenly feel pretty good about our backfield. No one great but a nice group of players and thats worked for other teams. Now if we can just get them some blocking.....
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why couldnt TT give him 1.2 million a year or alest 2 million a year. :(
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a veristile weapon who can catch, run and block. rhodes,jordan and griffith... pretty good
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Haha...the one player the Packers thought they were going to get.
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This is the first good FB the Raiders have had in a while. He will certainly help the offense.
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Seems like a relatively cheap contract for a pretty good fullback, considering Mughelli got the biggest contract ever by a fullback last week . . .
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His agent must not be very good because that contract is awfully low for one of the best fullbacks in the league. He's the first guy to get underpaid this offseason IMO.
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