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stlrz d
02-23-2009, 07:15 PM
http://www.realgmfootball.com/src_wiret ... on_sunday/ (http://www.realgmfootball.com/src_wiretap_archives/11041/20090223/gleanings_from_the_combine_on_sunday/)


--The Raiders continue to make moves that rectify their recent ineptitude. They released safety Gibril Wilson one year into a ridiculously overpriced (thanks to Wilsonís Super Bowl inflation) deal. They are also working on the financial specifics of releasing WR Javon Walker, perhaps the biggest free agent bust of all time. Itís a complex scenario, but look for the Raiders to swing the axe before Walkerís $5M roster bonus is due late next week. As far as who they are looking to sign, Chris Kemoeatu and Reggie Williams appear to be the biggest names. As for Wilson, donít discount a return to the Giants, though the Falcons and Texans will be players.

phillyesq
02-23-2009, 08:36 PM
Kemo signing with the Raiders would be fantastic -- they'll undoubtedly pay him enough that the Steelers will end up getting a great comp pick.

Chadman
02-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Well, no surprise there....he is one of the best Guards in the league....

apparently... :D

TallyStiller
02-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Do they sell silver crucifixes at Giant Iggle? He may want to invest before he gets on the plane out there...

Discipline of Steel
02-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Similar scenario to FattMaxx, when he jumps, all we have left is Simmons (yuck), Stapleton (marginal) and Essex (how exciting, not). Oh yeah, and Willie Colon (hint, hint) This is a bad set of guards, any decent rook would be starting from day one.

phillyesq
02-24-2009, 10:55 AM
Similar scenario to FattMaxx, when he jumps, all we have left is Simmons (yuck), Stapleton (marginal) and Essex (how exciting, not). Oh yeah, and Willie Colon (hint, hint) This is a bad set of guards, any decent rook would be starting from day one.

I'm not a Starks fan, but I think that Starks is a much better LT than Essex or anybody else they could plug into that spot.

With Kemo, this is a guy that couldn't beat out Simmons. Essex or Stapelton might be a step down from him, but not by much. I think Kemo is very expendable, and wouldn't bring him back for any sort of significant deal. Starks, on the other hand, was not as expendable, simply because he plays left tackle.

ANPSTEEL
02-24-2009, 11:07 AM
on a positive note-

kemo is almost certainly a much better fit in a man blocking scheme- such as the raiders use.

so, between the payroll and performance- the steelers could very well get a 3rd or 4th rounder out of it-

add that in w/ the likely mcfadden exodus, and the steelers are looking at some nice compensatory picks next season.