Raiders have two jobs up for grabs


There’s a lot of news coming out of Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, as AFC coaches sat down for breakfast to mingle with reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting.

Tom Cable was one of those AFC coaches who spoke at length, and aside from even more about the weight of JaMarcus Russell, he discussed with reporters the open competitions he expects at both quarterback and running back.

As posted by Jason La Canfora earlier, the competition between Russell and Bruce Gradkowski will go throughout the preseason.

The Raiders also appear ready to move on from the backfield rotation that included Justin Fargas, Darren McFadden and Michael Bush last season to a one-back approach, a distinct change in strategy. The Raiders released Fargas earlier this month and now will let McFadden and Bush compete for a role as an every-down back, according to David White of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by VIP | Subscribe (RSS)