Are The Oakland Raiders Preparing To Trade Down


Published: April 4, 2009


... election, or the inner workings of the Raiders organization, change is in the air.

The Raiders have been consevative in there signings. No big name signings, just a few bargain offensive linemen. They have not overpaid for any free agents, something you've come to expect from the Raiders organization. 

I'm not even sure this is the same team that signed Tommy Kelly, Deangelo Hall and Javon Walker to blockbuster deals only a year ago.

Now we are coming up on the draft. It's time for combines, pro-days and visits from various draft prospects.

But wait, none of the top 10 prospects likely to be drafted by the Raiders have even been scheduled, or have visited the Raiders, while nearly all of them have visited the nearby 49ers.

B.J. Raji, Michael Oher, Andre Smith, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Crabtree have all paid, or are scheduled to pay, a visit to the 49ers. Logically they s...

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