Report: Raiders to cut Michael Huff

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  1. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic Supporter Supporter

    This from rotoworld today:

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    If the Raiders do cut him, any thoughts on whether he'd be worth a flyer given our needs at S? He has great athletic ability. Moss might have some insight on whether he's a potentially goood player in a bad system or a true bust. There would probably be some demand, but after the Raiders he might consider going to a team with a history of successfully taking on Raiders misfits such as Moss and Lamont Jordan.
  2. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

    I'm sure they will be looking into it.
    At least, I would think he's worth considering.
  3. WhiskeyBreath

    WhiskeyBreath 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    He's an awful tackler and he is constantly burned in coverage. No thanks.
  4. Nestapats

    Nestapats Practice Squad Player

    He hasn't really impressed me, but maybe the pats will give him a try.
  5. stevedogc

    stevedogc Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    No thanks. I think being only a few years away from being the #7 pick in the draft, someone will offer him alot of money. Regardless of his past performances, some coaches and scouts will blame the poorly managed and coached Raiders as the reason for his failure to play up to his potential. Im sure playing on the Raiders could be a good reason for his poor play, but I still think someone will give him alot of money.

    Id much rather have Sean Jones from Cleveland. I think he would be perfect next to Merriweather in the secondary. And I think he would cost less then Huff. And if Huff gets released maybe it pushes Jones a step further down the free agent list of safeties which seems to be deep this year. And thats one less position we need to worry about in the draft, at least in the first few rounds.
  6. Brettlax3434

    Brettlax3434 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    He must be worth a flyer, worst comes to worst we cut him after training camp. I love the idea, he was a beast out of college and everyone sucks while on the raiders (see moss).
  7. KillahBUD

    KillahBUD Rookie

    Remember the last two players we got after they played for the Raiders turned out all right. He was highly rated and if cheap then lets take a flyer on him:rocker::rocker:
  8. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    So will Al Davis once again tell the player and his agent that they're free to go anywhere they want, except to Denver and New England?:D
  9. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

    Considering some of the stiffs that we've brought into camp the last few years, it would seem lik e a no brainer to me.
    If nothing else, maybe they could try plugging him in to the hybrid position where Tank Williams was working.
  10. patriotsdynasty12189

    patriotsdynasty12189 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    This kid was so good at Texas...maybe he's more of a nickleback or a free saftey.
  11. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

    I'd find it hard to believe that he's washed up, or that BB could'nt do something with him.
  12. Canada's #1 Pats Fan

    Canada's #1 Pats Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Does anyone know that if a player is released before FA begins, is he free to sign with anyone right now or does he have to wait till FA begins? Also because he has been in the league for a short time is he part of the waiver process?
  13. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I am pretty sure if you are released from a contract you do have to clear waivers.
  14. Richter

    Richter In the Starting Line-Up

    I didn't much care for him coming out of college and I still don't. I'd rather find someone in the draft, especially if Moore slips into the second round.
  15. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Have you forgotten the Belichick way? He usually does BOTH...:eek:
  16. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    If a player has four years of service and is placed on waivers between February 1 and the trading deadline, he's free to work out any deal with any team without going through waivers. The only time waivers kicks in is if a veteran is cut late in the season, or if it's a guy with three or less years of playing time.

    Huff's rookie season was 2006, so since that's three years I take it that he would have to clear waivers first. However, I doubt anybody would claim him on waivers since that means they have to honor his contract if I'm not mistaken. I don't know what he's due to make this year but his rookie contract was for $43 mil total.
  17. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Before people get too excited about this "opportunity," let's examine the players New England has had from the Raiders:

    - Moss: A big money Free Agency signing by the Raiders, he was one of the elite WRs in the NFL prior to being 'Raiderized.'
    - Jorden: A big money Free Agency signing by the Raiders, he was a dependable reserve RB behind Curtis Martin who had some very big games against New England and had a big first season as the Raiders' feature back prior to his 'Raiderization.'
    - Gabriel: Drafted by Oakland, he was all potential with minimal production.

    When assessing Huff, which profile above more closely fits his situation?

  18. DW Toys

    DW Toys In the Starting Line-Up

    He did not start but a few games and played in a very dysfunctional team under two head coaches in 2008. This kid was a good player in 2007 when he was a SS for much of the season. Then they switched him to FS. You can see his game went down. He is 207 LBS. Can't tackle? What? He had 85 tackles in 2007. Our starting safety Mr. Sanders had 64 tackles. In 2006 Huff had 64 tackles as a rookie.

    Can't cover? What ? He had 11 PDefs in 2007 and an INT. Our staring saftey Mr. Sanders had 5 PDefs.

    He has been bounced around by that team like a ping pong ball from CB to SS to FS. He is only 25 years old.

    To all of you "no thanks" dudes. Thanks for your input and opinions. I believe he is an upgrade and might work well with Merriweather.
    DW Toys
  19. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Seems like the kind of underperforming former high draft pick that Dan Snyder loves collecting.

    I'm not -- along with probably 95% of this board -- qualified to talk about Huff's play, as the few times I've seen Raiders games the past three years I haven't exactly been scouting their defensive backfield.

    But I'd expect BB to do his due diligence on the guy ...
  20. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

    The more I think about it, the more I want to bring this kid in so we can "kick his tires".
    This is the kid from Texas, right?
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