Why did the Raiders trade Doug Gabriel? Don't assume it's because Jerry Porter is back in good graces with the Raiders' organization. The Raiders realized Gabriel was a player who was inconsistent on the field, dropping more passes than he caught, and someone who was a little more self-important than he deserved to be. Meanwhile, the team saw more upside with a healthy Ronald Curry. -- San Francisco Chronicle http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/scorecard/09/06/truth.rumors.nfl/index.html I guess we will soon see how consistent Gabriel is in the Patriots offense.