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An unofficial partial listing of 2007 Raiders personnel developments:

Defensive tackle Warren Sapp fined $75,000 and defensive end Derrick Burgess fined $25,000 for confrontations with game officials, the NFL announced Dec. 27, 2007.

The league reportedly said Sapp was punished for "physical and verbal actions toward game officials that drew an unprecedented three unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and ejection during Oakland’s 49-11 loss at Jacksonville on Dec. 23. Burgess was fined for verbally abusing an official during the same sequence.

The altercation occurred late in the first half when the Raiders were called for four unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in one sequence. Referee Jerome Bogar told reporters after the game that Sapp was ejected for bumping umpire Garth DeFelice. Sapp denied making any contact with an official.

Updated: 12-27-2007

Quarterback Daunte Culpepper (quadriceps) and running back Justin Fargas (knee) placed on injured reserve, the Raiders announced Dec. 26, 2007.

Updated: 12-27-2007

Offensive lineman Jonathan Palmer and guard Mark Wilson signed, the Raiders announced Dec. 26, 2007. Palmer, 24, reportedly was signed from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad and Wilson, 27, from the Raiders’ practice squad.

Updated: 12-27-2007

Center Jake Grove placed on injured reserve, the Raiders announced Dec. 19, 2007. Grove, 26, was inactive the past seven games because of a knee injury after playing in the season’s first seven games.

Updated: 12-20-2007

Former New England Patriots safety Rashad Bass claimed off waivers and signed, the Raiders announced Dec. 19, 2007. Baker, 25, appeared in eight games with the Patriots before being released.

Updated: 12-20-2007

Wide receiver Chris McFoy signed after safety Jarrod Cooper is placed on injured reserve, the Raiders announced Dec. 15, 2007. McFoy, 24, was among the final players cut by Oakland during the 2007 preseason. Cooper, 29, reportedly sustained a right knee injury against the Chiefs on Nov. 25.

Updated: 12-18-2007

Offensive lineman Seth Wand signed, the Raiders announced on Nov. 21, 2007. Wand, 28, played in seven games with the Tennessee Titans in 2006. He started 18 of 45 games he played in with the Houston Texans from 2003 to 2005.

Updated: 11-21-2007

Starting right offensive tackle Cornell Green placed on injured reserve, the Raiders announced on Nov. 21, 2007. Green, 31, reportedly sustained season-ending ligament damage in his right foot during the second quarter of Oakland's 29-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 29. The former Denver Bronco started the season’s first 10 games. Before getting injured, Green reportedly was second in the league with eight false start penalties.

Updated: 11-21-2007

Defensive tackle Josh Shaw signed, the Raiders announced Nov. 3, 2007.

Updated: 11-9-2007

Wide receiver Tim Dwight signed, the Raiders announced Oct. 31, 2007. Dwight, 32, contributed 16 receptions for 112 yards for the New York Jets in nine games in 2006. He was placed on injured reserve late last season with a foot injury and was on the physically unable to perform list during 2007 training camp before being cut by the Jets. The former University of Iowa star is an accomplished kick returner. He has averaged 9.8 yards per punt return with three scores during his nine-year NFL career. He has 188 career receptions for 2,866 yards and 17 touchdowns in 110 games with the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Jets.

Updated: 10-31-2007

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly placed on injured reserved, the Raiders announced Oct. 31, 2007. Kelly, 26, reportedly sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Raiders' 13-9 loss at Tennessee on Oct. 28. He contributed 27 solo tackles and one sack while starting the first seven games of the 2007 season.

Updated: 11-9-2007

Wide receiver Mike Williams released, the Raiders announced Oct. 30, 2007. His release comes two days after he dropped a fourth-down pass and committed a penalty during Oakland’s 13-9 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 28. He caught seven passes for 90 yards in seven games with the Raiders. Oakland acquired Williams and quarterback Josh McCown from the Detroit Lions for a fourth-round draft pick in April. Williams, 23, was the 10th overall selection in the 2005 draft.

Updated: 10-30-2007

Raiders left guard Robert Gallery reportedly fined $7,500 for his below-the-waist block in the first quarter against the Chargers on Oct. 14, 2007. He is called for clipping on the play.

Updated: 10-19-2007

Safety Jarrod Cooper signed, the Raiders announced Oct. 12, 2007. Cooper, 29, spent the past 2˝ seasons with Oakland before being released on July 25. The seven-year veteran reportedly was suspended by the NFL on July 20 for the first four games of the 2007 season for violating the league's policy on steroids. Cooper replaces safety B.J. Ward, who was released Oct. 10.

Updated: 10-12-2007

Running back Adimchinobe Echemandu released, the Raiders announced Oct. 5, 2007. Echemandu, 26, played in the past two games with no rushing attempts after being inactive for the 2007 season's first two games.

Updated: 10-5-2007

Quarterback JaMarcus Russell added to the Raiders' 53-man roster, according to published reports Sept. 24, 2007. The team had a two-week exemption for Russell, who signed a reported six-year, $61 million contract Sept. 12. To make room on the roster for Russell, Oakland released cornerback Duane Starks. The Raiders selected Russell with the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 9-24-2007

Backup wide receiver Travis Taylor released, according to published reports Sept. 22, 2007. Oakland promoted linebacker Jon Alston from its practice squad to take Taylor’s spot on the 53-man roster. Taylor, 28, played in only one game (Denver, Sept. 16) after signing with Oakland on May 22. He was inactive for the season opener. A former first-round pick of the Ravens in 2000, Taylor had 57 catches and three touchdowns with the Vikings during the 2006 season.

Updated: 9-22-2007

Quarterback JaMarcus Russell signed, the Raiders announced Sept. 12, 2007, Russell, 22, reportedly will be guaranteed a record $29 million in his six-year $61 million deal. The former Louisiana State star would get an additional $3 million if he reaches minimal playing time incentives.

Russell's 48-day holdout is the longest in over two decades by the NFL's top draft pick. Oakland chose Russell with the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 9-12-2007

Tight end Daniel Fells signed to Oakland's practice squad, the Raiders announced Sept. 4, 2007.

Linebacker Jon Alston and wide receiver Jonathan Orr signed to Oakland's practice squad, the Raiders announced Sept. 3, 2007.

Updated: 9-3-2007

Former Raiders defensive end Quentin Moses signed by the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 2, 2007. Moses was released by Oakland on Sept. 1. The former Georgia player was selected by Oakland during the third round of the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 9-3-2007

Former Raiders safety Eric Frampton signed by the Detroit Lions on Sept. 2, 2007. Frampton was released by Oakland on Sept. 1. The former Washington State player was selected by Oakland during the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 9-2-2007

Former Raiders guard Kevin Boothe claimed off waivers by the New York Giants on Sept. 2, 2007. Boothe was released by Oakland on Sept. 1. The former Cornell player started 14 games for the Raiders during the 2006 season.

Updated: 9-2-2007

Wide receiver Chris McFoy, offensive linemen Mark Wilson and Jesse Boone and defensive tackles Josh Shaw and Dave Tollefson signed to Oakland’s practice squad, the Raiders announced Sept. 2, 2007.

Updated: 9-2-2007

Fullback Zack Crockett, safety Donovin Darius, defensive end Quentin Moses and guard Kevin Boothe are among 18 players released, the Raiders announced Sept. 1, 2007.

Oakland also cut wide receivers Alvis Whitted, Carlos Francis and Chris McFoy; tight ends James Adkisson and O.J. Santiago; offensive linemen Jesse Boone, Chad Slaughter and Mark Wilson; defensive linemen Anttaj Hawthorne, Josh Shaw and Dave Tollefson; safety Eric Frampton; cornerback Marquice Cole; and kicker Tyler Fredrickson.

The Raiders also place rookie running back Michael Bush on the physically unable to perform list.

Updated: 9-2-2007

Defensive end Kevin Huntley, wide receiver Johnnie Morant and quarterback Jeff Otis are released, the Raiders announced Aug. 28, 2007. Huntley, 25, had 2.5 sacks and 10 tackles in six games during the 2006 season with the Raiders. Morant, 25, contributed seven catches for 70 yards in 10 games (two starts) during the 2006 season with Oakland.

Updated: 8-28-2007

Wide receiver Doug Gabriel released, the Raiders announced Aug. 27, 2008. Gabriel, 26, had no catches during Oakland's first three 2007 exhibition games. He contributed five catches for 84 yards in three games during the 2006 season with the Raiders.

Updated: 8-28-2007

Defensive tackle Jared Clauss was among seven players released, the Raiders announced Aug. 26, 2007. Clauss, 26, played 29 games for the Tennessee Titans during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Oakland also released offensive tackles Albert Toeaina and Torrin Tucker, safety Colin Branch, wide receivers Lauren Williams and Rich Parson, cornerback Levonne Rowan

Updated: 8-26-2007

Defensive tackle Gerard Warren acquired in a trade with the Denver Broncos, the Raiders and Broncos announced Aug. 20, 2007. Oakland reportedly sent Denver a 2008 conditional fifth-round draft pick as compensation for Warren, who played two seasons with the Broncos after playing four seasons in Cleveland.

Warren, 29, signed a six-year, $36 million contract with Denver in March 2006. He reportedly will earn $595,000 in base pay this season. He’s scheduled to earn $4 million in 2008, $4.63 million in 2009 and $4.68 million in 2010.

Hampered by toe injuries, Warren contributed only 2.5 sacks and 30 total tackles during the 2006 season. The seven-year veteran has 22.0 sacks and 152 total tackles in 91 NFL career games.

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Warren started 31 games for the Broncos the past two seasons, but reportedly he became expendable because he isn’t deemed a good fit in new defensive coordinator Jim Bates’ scheme.

It's the first trade between the AFC West rivals since 1993, when the Broncos sent running back Gaston Green to the Raiders in exchange for a third-round pick that turned out to be defensive back Rondell Jones.

Updated: 8-21-2007

Defensive tackle Larry Brown released, ther Raiders announced Aug. 20, 2007.

Former Cowboys and Buccaneers offensive tackle Torrin Tucker signed, the Raiders announced Aug. 17, 2007. Tucker, 27, has played in 36 NFL games with 24 starts with Dallas and Tampa Bay.

Updated: 8-19-2007

Wide receiver Will Buchanon released, the Raiders announced Aug. 17, 2007.

Former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jared Clauss signed Aug. 15, 2007. Clauss, 26, played in 29 games with the Titans during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

Updated: 8-9-2007

Guard Ben Claxton released, the Raiders announced on Aug. 14, 2007.

Linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski released, the Raiders announced Aug. 11, 2007.

Tight end Fred Wakefield reportedly placed on injured reserve Aug. 9, 2007. Wakefield, 28, reportedly sustained an injury to his right knee during practice Aug. 6. By going on injured reserve, he’s ineligible to play for the Raiders during the 2007 season.

Updated: 8-9-2007

Tight end O.J. Santiago signed, the Raiders announced Aug. 8, 2007. Santiago, 33, played in 12 games (seven starts) with the Raiders during the 2003 season. He reportedly also spent time in Oakland during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons. The seven-year veteran also has played for the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns since being drafted by the Falcons in 1997. Santiago has 81 catches for 1041 yards and nine touchdowns in 78 career games.

Updated: 8-8-2007

Linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski placed on injured reserve, the Raiders announced Aug. 6, 2007. Kacyvenski, 29, reportedly sustained a knee injury. The Raiders also re-signed defensive tackle Larry Brown, who was released June 12 after spending a little more than a month with the team.

Updated: 8-7-2007

Kicker Tyler Fredrickson signed, the Raiders announced Aug. 6, 2007.

Updated: 8-7-2007

Linebacker Kurt Campbell re-signed, the Raiders announced Aug. 4, 2007. Campbell, 25, was cut by Oakland on June 12. He spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders also released tackle Adrian Klemm, who was signed Aug. 1.

Updated: 8-4-2007

Tight end Randal Williams released, the Raiders announced Aug. 3, 2007. Williams, 29, contributed 20 catches for 283 yards in 16 games (10 starts) with Oakland during the 2006 season. The Raiders also released linebacker J.J. Milan.

Updated: 8-4-2007

Running back ReShard Lee re-signed and placed on injured reserve, the Raiders announced Aug. 3, 2007.

Running back and kick returner ReShard Lee released after reaching an injury settlement with the team, the Raiders announced Aug. 2, 2007. Lee, 26, caught 20 passes for 138 yards and rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries during the 2006 season with Oakland. The Raiders also released quarterback Cody Pickett.

Updated: 8-1-2007

Defensive end Bill Swancutt released Aug. 1, 2007. Swancutt was signed by Oakland on July 26, one day after being released by Detroit. The Raiders also announced the signing of tackle Adrian Klemm and center Jesse Boone.

Updated: 8-1-2007

Former Vikings and Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper signed, the Raiders announced July 31, 2007. Culpepper, 30, reportedly received a one-year, $3.2 million contract after passing a physical earlier during the day in Napa, Calif. The nine-year veteran played seven seasons with the Vikings and one in Miami.

The Dolphins released Culpepper on July 17. He reportedly met with Tampa Bay officials but didn’t receive a contract offer from the Bucs.

The three-time Pro Bowler began the 2006 season as the Dolphins’ starter. After being sacked 21 times during the season’s first four games, he was taken out of the lineup and eventually went on injured reserve. He reportedly reinjured his surgically repaired knee during the season’s fourth game.

Culpepper has thrown for 21,091 yards and 137 touchdowns with 89 interceptions during his first eight NFL seasons. He set career highs in 2004 when he threw for 4,717 yards and 39 touchdowns. He has a career quarterback rating of 90.8.

Updated: 8-2-2007

Arizona State tight end Zach Miller signed, the Raiders announced July 27, 2007. Miller, selected by Oakland in the second round (38th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft, is expected to challenge for playing time as a rookie. One day before Miller signed, Oakland released tight end Courtney Anderson on July 26. Anderson, who signed with Miami on July 27, started 24 games the past two seasons for the Raiders.

Updated: 7-28-2007

Quarterback Cody Pickett signed, the Raiders announced July 28, 2007. Pickett, 27, spent two seasons (2004 & 2005) with the 49ers before being traded to the Texans. The former University of Washington starter was released by Houston before the start of the 2006 season.

Former Raiders senior personnel executive Michael Lombardi hired by the Denver Broncos as a personnel assistant on July 27, 2007. Lombardi was fired by the Raiders in May after working with the team for eight years

Tight end Courtney Anderson released, the Raiders announced July 26, 2007. The former San Jose State player started 24 games the past two seasons, contributing 49 catches for 588 yards and five touchdowns. He has 62 catches in 39 career games in seven NFL seasons, all with Oakland.

Anderson, 26, was considered expendable after the Raiders selected Arizona State tight end Zach Miller in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. The team also signed tight ends Fred Wakefield and Tony Stewart during the offseason.

Updated: 7-26-2007

Defensive end Bill Swancutt signed July 26, 2007. Swancutt, who turns 25 on Sept. 4, was cut by the Detroit Lions on July 25. He didn’t see any action during the 2006 season after playing in eight games the previous season.

Updated: 7-26-2007

Defensive end Quentin Moses and wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins signed, the Raiders announced July 26, 2007. They were both selected by Oakland in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 7-26-2007

Former Louisville running back Michael Bush signed, the Raiders announced July 25, 2007. Bush, 23, was selected by Oakland in the fourth round (100th pick overall) of the 2007 NFL draft. If he's healthy, Bush could contend for playing time as a rookie. He sustained a season-ending leg injury in Louisville's 2007 opener after rushing for 1,143 yards and an NCAA-leading 23 touchdowns as a junior. Bush reportedly underwent two surgeries to repair two broken bones in his right leg after being sidelined as a senior.

Updated: 7-25-2007

Safety and special teams standout Jarrod Cooper released, the team announced July 25, 2007. Cooper, 29, was suspended by the NFL on July 20 for the first four games of the 2007 season for violating the league's policy on steroids.

Updated: 7-25-2007

Safety Darnell Bing waived, the Raiders announced July 25, 2007. Bing, 22, spent the entire 2006 season on injured reserve because of a neck injury. The former USC safety was selected by Oakland in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2006 NFL draft.

Updated: 7-25-2007

Rookie wide receiver Johnathan Holland placed on the injured reserve list July 25, 2007 after he re-signed. Holland, a seventh-round draft choice, is ineligible to play for the Raiders this season. He reportedly sustained a right shoulder injury during one of the team's minicamps.

Updated: 7-25-2007

Longtime long-snapper Adam Treu released, the Raiders announced July 24, 2007. The team reportedly released Treu, 33, after he failed a physical. The former Nebraska player started 44 of 155 games with the Raiders the past 10 seasons. Before being released, he was the longest tenured player on the team.

Treu played in 155 consecutive regular-season games before a quadriceps injury sidelined him the final five games of 2006. He was selected by Oakland in the third round (72nd overall) of the 1997 NFL draft. “In the excellence of the Oakland Raiders over the last 10 years, Adam certainly made an indelible contribution,” Raiders managing general partner Al Davis said in a team release.

Updated: 7-24-2007

Wide receiver Jonathan Holland released on July 24, 2007 after reportedly agreeing on an injury settlement with the team. The Raiders also released fullback Tony Jackson.

Safety and special teams standout Jarrod Cooper suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2007 season for violating the league's policy on steroids, the NFL announced July 20. Cooper, 29, reportedly will be able to take part in training camp and in all four of Oakland’s exhibition games. His suspension will begin Sept. 1. The seven-year veteran is eligible to return Oct. 1, the day after the team’s fourth game against the Miami Dolphins. Cooper reportedly won't be paid for the four games he's scheduled to miss. He will lose $270,588 of his $1.15 million base salary.

Updated: 7-22-2007

Former Washington State safety Eric Frampton. signed, the Raiders announced July 20, 2007. Frampton, 23, was chosen by Oakland in the fifth round (165th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 7-22-2007

Quarterback John Booty released July 20, 2007.

Updated: 7-22-2007

Florida State offensive tackle Mario Henderson signed July 13, 2007. Henderson, 22, was selected by Oakland in the third round (91st overall) of the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 7-13-2007

Running back Curtis Brown released July 13, 2007

Linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski signed on July 12, 2007. Kacyvenski, 29, reportedly signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $720,000. He spent six-plus seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and also played for the St. Louis Rams. He was a standout special teams player during his first seven NFL seasons.

Updated: 7-12-2007

Defensive end Bryant McNeal released July 12, 2007. McNeal, 27, reportedly was arrested July 5 on an outstanding warrant after a traffic stop in South Carolina. He was wanted by Florida police for selling an SUV he didn’t own to a pawnbroker for $15,000. He reportedly also was wanted by authorities for writing a fraudulent check for dental work in Florida. McNeal was signed to the Oakland practice squad during the 2006 season.

Updated: 7-12-2007

Linebacker Kurt Campbell released on July 12, 2007.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Donovin Darius signed July 10, 2007. He was released by the Jaguars in June after starting 115 games in nine seasons. Daruis, who turns 32 in August, reportedly could challenge starting free safety Stuart Schweigert for playing time in the upcoming season. The Camden, New Jersey native contributed 614 tackles, 14 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and two sacks with Jacksonville. Injuries limited him to just two games in 2005, and he missed the final six games of 2006 after he sustained a broken leg.

Updated: 7-10-2007

Running back Dominic Rhodes suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2007 season for violating the league’s susbstance-abuse policy, the NFL announced July 3.

Rhodes, 28, reportedly will be able to take part in training camp and in all four of Oakland’s exhibition games. His suspension will begin Sept. 1. He’s eligible to return Oct. 1, the day after the team’s fourth game against the Miami Dolphins. He will also miss games against Detroit, Denver and Cleveland.

Rhodes reportedly won’t be paid for the four games he is scheduled to miss. He will lose $352,941 of his $1.5 million base salary.

The league does not disclose reasons for substance-abuse suspensions. Rhodes pleaded guilty in March to reckless driving charges in Indiana after prosecutors agreed to drop drunken driving charges against him. He reportedly was arrested Feb. 19 for driving under the influence of alcohol, when his blood-alcohol level measured .09, above the .08 legal limit.

Rhodes signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Raiders in March, less than two months after rushing for 113 yards in the Indianapolis Colts’ 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. He spent his first six NFL seasons with the Colts, rushing for 2,274 yards.

Updated: 7-4-2007

Arkansas State fullback Oren O’Neal signed on June 28, 2007. O’Neal, who turns 24 on Sept. 8, was chosen by Oakland in the sixth round (175th) of the 2007 NFL draft.

Updated: 6-28-2007

Defensive end Jay Richardson signed, the Raiders announced June 26, 2007. Richardson, 23, was selected by Oakland with the first pick (138th overall) in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft. The Washington D.C. native contributed four sacks as a senior at Ohio State.

Updated: 6-27-2007

Former Carolina Panthers safety Colin Branch signed, the Raiders announced June 7, 2007. Branch. 27, contributed 19 tackles and one interception during the 2006 season. He missed all of the 2005 season because of a knee injury. The former Stanford University player had 55 tackles and three interceptions with Carolina in 2003. Calvin Branch, Colin's brother, played for the Raiders from 1997 to 2000 and 2005.

Updated: 6-11-2007

Former University of Cincinnati cornerback John Bowie, a 2007 Raiders fourth-round draft choice, reportedly signed June 5, 2007. Oakland selected Bowie with the 110th overall choice in the 2007 draft.

Updated: 6-11-2007

The team reportedly didn't tender contract offers to safety Derrick Gibson, guard Corey Hulsey and linebacker Grant Irons, all unrestricted free agents.

Updated: 6-11-2007

Former Vikings and Ravens wide receiver Travis Taylor signed, the Raiders announced May 22, 2007. Taylor, 29, contributed 57 catches for 651 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings during the 2006 season. He has 311 career catches for 4,013 yards and 22 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons, the first five with Baltimore. The former University of Florida receiver was chosen by the Ravens with the 10th overall pick in the 2000 draft.

Updated: 5-22-2007

Former Brigham Young University running back Curtis Brown signed, the Raiders announced May 22, 2007. Brown, 23, rushed for 1,010 yards and seven touchdowns for the Cougars during the 2006 season. He also contributed 62 catches for 566 yards and three scores.

Updated: 5-22-2007

Veteran pro personnel evaluator Rich Snead hired, the Raiders announced May 21. He previously spent four seasons, 1990 to 1993, with the team. Snead replaces Michael Lombardi, who was fired after the 2007 NFL draft. Snead spent the past 13 seasons with the Tennessee Titans, the last nine as the team’s director of player personnel. He also headed the pro personnel department of the United States Football League’s Los Angeles Express from 1984 to 1986.

Updated: 5-21-2007

Michael Lombardi fired as Raiders senior personnel executive, the team announced May 9, 2007. His dismissal was anticipated since his role had been reduced following the firing of then coach Art Shell in January 2007. Lombardi reportedly had a strained relationship with Shell during the 2006 season. Lombardi spent the past eight seasons with the team as a de facto general manager, dealing with personnel decisions and contract negotiations. He previously worked in the NFL with Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Francisco.

Updated: 5-9-2007

Former USC receiver Chris McFoy signed, the Raiders announced May 1, 2007. Oakland also signed six other free agents: defensive tackle (Oklahoma State), linebacker Kyle Shotwell (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), cornerback Marquis Cole (Northwestern), cornerback Kenny Patton (Hawaii), linebacker J.J. Milan (Nevada) and offensive lineman Eddie Keele (Brigham Young). McFoy, 24, contributed 17 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans during the 2006 season.

Updated: 5-1-2007

Wide receiver Randy Moss traded to the New England Patriots on April 29, 2007 in exchange for a 2007 fourth-round draft choice. Moss, 30, spent two seasons in Oakland. Hampered by a hamstring injury during the 2006 season, the five-time Pro Bowler had career lows of 42 catches for 553 yards and three touchdowns. In nine NFL seasons, the first seven with the Minneosta Vikings, Moss has 676 catches for 10,700 yards and 101 touchdowns.

Updated: 4-28-2007

Quarterback Josh McCown and wide receiver Mike Williams acquired in a trade with the Detroit Lions on April 28, 2007 in exchange for a 2007 fourth-round draft pick. McCown, who turns 26 on July 4, started 22 games for the Arizona Cardinals in three seasons before being a backup with the Lions in 2006. Williams, 23, caught 37 passes for 449 yards and two touchdowns the past two seasons with the Lions. The former USC star was the 10th overall choice in the 2005 NFL draft.

Updated: 4-28-2007

Guard Brad Badger and defensive end Lance Johnstone released, the team announced April 20, 2007. Badger, 32, played in seven games with no starts during the 2006 season. He started 31 of 62 games for Oakland the past five seasons. Johnstone, 33, contributed two sacks and 16 tackles in 11 games during the 2006 season.Their release reportedly saves the Raiders around $1.6 million for salary-cap purposes.

Updated: 4-22-2007

Former Denver Broncos guard Cooper Carlisle signed, the Raiders announced April 13, 2007. Carlisle, 29, spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Broncos, starting 38 of 98 games in which he played in.

Updated: 4-13-2007

Offensive tackle Cornell Green signed on March 30, 2007. Green, 30, has started eight of 51 games during his previous seven seasons in the NFL. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Green played in 14 games (no starts) with Tampa Bay during the 2006 season.

Updated: 3-31-2007

Quarterback Jeff Otis signed on March 26, 2007. Otis, 24, reportedly was in the Arizona Cardinals’ 2006 training camp but has never played in an NFL game.

Updated: 3-27-2007

Cornerback Duane Starks re-signed, according to published reports March 23, 2007. Starks, who turns 33 on May 23, played in only three games on special teams with Oakland during the 2006 season.

Updated: 3-23-2007

Former Raiders quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets, according to published reports March 23, 2007. Tuiasosopo, 28, spent his first six seasons with the Raiders. The former University of Washington star became an unrestricted free agent March 2.

Updated: 3-23-2007

Former Louisiana State University quarterback Josh Booty signed on March 21, 2007. Booty, 31, has been out of pro football since 2003, when he was cut by the Cleveland Browns. He was considered one of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks in 1993 when he opted for baseball. He spent five years with the Florida Marlins organization, playing in only 13 games in the major leagues In two seasons (1999 and 2000) at LSU, Booty passed for 3,951 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL draft. After being traded by Seattle to Cleveland during that same year, he spent parts of three seasons with the Browns.

Updated: 3-22-2007

Tight end Derek Miller released on March 21, 2007. Miller, 23, wasn’t active for any games during the 2006 season.

Adam Henry hired as Raiders receivers coach, according to published reports March 20, 2007. He had been an assistant at McNeese State the past 10 seasons.

Oakland re-signed exclusive rights free agents James Adkisson (tight end), Kevin Huntley (defensive end), Isaiah Ekejiuba (linebacker) and Anttaj Hawthorne (defensive tackle), according to published reports March 20, 2007.

Former St. Louis Rams defensive back Chris Johnson signed, the Raiders announced March 19, 2007.

Defensive back B.J. Ward signed, the team announced March 13, 2007. Ward, 26, played for the Baltimore Ravens during the 2005 season.

Updated: 3-13-2007

Offensive tackle Chad Slaughter re-signed, according to published reports March 14, 2007. Slaughter, 28, started six of 15 games during the 2006 season. The eight-year veteran was an unrestricted free agent before re-signing with the Raiders. He has appeared in 43 games with seven starts since 2003, all with Oakland.

Updated: 3-13-2007

Wide receiver Alvis Whitted re-signed, according to published reports March 10, 2007. Whitted, 32, spent the past five seasons with the Raiders. He started 13 games during the 2006 season and caught 27 passes for 299 yards and no touchdowns.

Updated: 3-10-2007

Former Atlanta Falcons fullback Justin Griffith signed, the Raiders announced March 10, 2007. He reportedly received a three-year, $3.8 million deal. Griffith, who turns 26 on April 13, spent the last four seasons in Atlanta, where he developed a reputation as an accomplished blocker. The Falcons led the league in rushing each of the past three seasons.

Updated: 3-10-2007

Tight ends Tony Stewart and Fred Wakefield signed, the Raiders announced March 10, 2007.

Wakefield, 28, played defensive line during his first four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He moved to offensive tackle in 2005 and switched to tight end in 2006, where he started nine games and had two catches for 24 yards.

Stewart, 27, has 55 catches for 464 yards and three touchdowns in six NFL seasons. He spent the past five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after being drafted by Philadelphia in 2001.

Updated: 3-10-2007

Don Johnson named assistant defensive line coach, the Raiders announced March 10, 2007. Johnson, 52, was the defensive line coach of the Chicago Bears the past two years. He replaces Taver Johnson, who was hired as cornerbacks coach at Ohio State.

Updated: 3-10-2007

Former Indianapolis Colts running back Dominic Rhodes signed, the Raiders announced March 9, 2007. He reportedly received a two-year, $7.5 million contract, with $1 million guaranteed.

"I just want to come in and help this team win," Rhodes, 28, said in a team release. "It's an honor to be here and an awesome experience to play for the Raiders. The whole history of the Raiders, I love it."

Rhodes capped his six-season career with the Colts by rushing for 113 yards in their 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007.

His 4.9-yard average in the postseason surpassed his 3.4-yard average during the regular season. Rhodes rushed for 641 yards, second to rookie Joseph Addai’s 1,081 during the the regular season.

Rhodes has 2,274 rushing yards and 90 receptions for 649 yards in NFL his career.

"Dominic will be a dynamic presence that can diversify our offense both as a runner and pass catcher," Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said in a team release. "He is focused and determined to come here and compete immediately with our other running backs."

Rhodes’ most productive season came in 2001 when he posted career-highs with 233 carries for 1,104 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie in place of injured regular Edgerrin James.

Rhodes reportedly became expendable with the emergence of Addai into a featured back. Rhodes started every regular-season game, but Addai supplanted him during the 2006 playoffs.

Updated: 3-9-2007

Former Pro Bowl center Jeremy Newberry signed, the Raiders announced on March 6, 2007. He reportedly received a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

Newberry has started all 90 games that he has played during his nine-year NFL career, all with the 49ers. He was chosen for the Pro Bowl in the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He has started at center, guard and tackle in past seasons.

Newberry, who turns 31 on March 23, last played a game in the 2005 season and has battled severe knee injuries in recent seasons. He spent last season on injured reserve and appeared in only 10 games in 2005. He played in only one game in 2004.

“In researching and evaluating Jeremy’s background and history, it became obvious that he is a perfect fit for the Raiders right now,” Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said in a team release. “He is an intense competitor and definitely understands what being a team player is all about.”

Newberry has previously worked with Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and running backs coach Tom Rathman when they were assistants with the 49ers. During his college career at Cal, Newberry was coach by Oakland offensive line coach Tom Cable.

“When this opportunity presented itself, I made it known that I wanted to play across the Bay for the Raiders, as I have a ton of respect for Al Davis and this organization,” Newberry said in a release. “I’m very excited about what Coach Kiffin has got going and I am excited to be reunited with some people that I have worked with in the past.”

Updated: 3-6-2007

The Raiders hired four assistant coaches, the team announced March 7, 2007. They include John DeFilippo (quarterbacks), James Cregg (assistant offensive line), Randy Hanson (assistant defensive backs) and Sanjay Lal (quality control, offense). DeFilippo, 28, had been the offensive quality control coach with the New York Giants the past two seasons. The team also announced that Kelly Skipper, who was hired in February, will coach tight ends.

Updated: 3-6-2007

Taver Johnson reportedly left the Raiders to coach cornerbacks at Ohio State. He was hired in February as an assistant defensive line coach.

Wide receiver Ronald Curry reportedly signed a five-year. $20 million contract on March 5, 2007. If he reaches incentives, the deal could be worth as much as $20 million, including $8.5 million in guaranteed money. Curry, 27, was due a $5 million roster bonus by March 7 under his previous deal. The six-year veteran recorded team highs of 62 catches for 727 yards during the 2006 season.

Updated: 3-6-2007

Running back LaMont Jordan reportedly agreed to a reduced roster bonus on March 5, 2007. Jordan, 28, was due a $4.75 million roster bonus by March 7. The former Jets backup is scheduled to earn $1 million in base salary. The move to reduce his roster bonus reportedly frees up $1.75 in salary-cap room.

Jordan played in 10 games during the 2006 season, rushing for 434 yards and two touchdowns. He sustained a season-ending knee injury against Kansas City on Nov. 19. During the 2005 season, his first with the Raiders, Jordan contributed 1,025 rushing yards and 70 catches for 534 yards and a combined 11 touchdowns (9 rushing, 2 receiving).

Updated: 3-6-2007

Running back Adimchinobe Echemandu reportedly signed a one-year deal on March 5, 2007. Echemandu, 27, appeared in three games with Oakland during the 2006 season. He rushed for 25 yards on 8 carries.

Updated: 3-6-2007

Defensive end Keith Charlton signed, according to published reports March 4, 2007. Charlton spent the 2006 season on the Cleveland Browns practice squad.

Updated: 3-4-2007

The Raiders restructured the contract of left offensive tackle Barry Sims, according to published reports March 3, 2007. The move adds two years to the deal (which runs through 2011) and frees up some salary-cap room.

Updated: 3-3-2007

Former Raiders offensive lineman Langston Walker signed with the Buffalo Bills on March 2, 2007. Walker, 27, started all 16 games at right offensive tackle for Oakland during the 2006 season. He made 22 starts the past two seasons and surrendered 14.5 sacks over that period.

Updated: 3-3-2007

Defensive back Tyrone Poole released on March 2, 2007. Poole, 35, contributed one interception and 15 tackles in 12 games during the 2006 season.

Updated: 3-2-2007

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly resigned, according to published reports March 2, 2007. Kelly, 27, received a one-year, $1.85 million contract. He started all 16 games during the 2006 regular season and contributed 3.5 sacks and 68 tackles. The four-year veteran has 12 career sacks.

Updated: 3-2-2007

Defensive tackle Terdell Sands and linebacker Robert Thomas re-signed Feb. 23, 2007. Sands, 27, received a four-year, $17 million deal that includes a $4 million signing bonus. Thomas, 26, received a three-year, $6 million contract that includes a $1.5 million signing bonus. Both played key reserve roles for Oakland’s third-ranked defense during the 2006 season.

Updated: 2-24-2007

The Raiders declined to pick up the option on quarterback Aaron Brooks’ contract, the team announced on Feb. 22, 2007. The move ends his one-year tenure with the team.

Brooks, who turns 31 on March 24, failed to win any games in eight starts with the Raiders during the 2006 season. He finished the season with a passer efficiency rating of 61.7 after completing 57.3 percent of his passes and throwing eight interceptions and three touchdown passes. He was sacked 26 times.

His only season in Oakland started abysmally as he was sacked seven times during a 27-0 loss to San Diego in the 2006 opener. One week later, he sustained a strained pectoral muscle during the first quarter of a 28-6 loss at Baltimore. Brooks missed the next seven games before returning to the lineup in November. His 1,105 passing yards is the fewest of his eight-year NFL career.

Brooks played six seasons with the New Orleans Saints before signing with Oakland in 2006. Brooks' departure leaves Andrew Walter as the only quarterback on the Raiders roster. Backup Marques Tuiasosopo became a free agent on March 2.

Updated: 3-2-2007

Tom Schneider and Curtis Fuller named special teams coaches, the Raiders announced Feb. 13, 2007.

Schneider replaces Ted Daisher, who was hired by the Cleveland Browns in January as special teams coordinator. Fuller will be the special teams quality control assistant.

Schneider spent the 2006 season at Iowa State, where he coached special teams and tight ends. Fuller worked in the Dallas Cowboys scouting department before being hired by the Raiders. He played defensive back with Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks from 2001-20004.

Updated: 2-14-2007

Former 49ers and Raiders fullback Tom Rathman named Raiders running backs coach, the Raiders announced Feb. 8, 2007. He replaces Skip Peete, who held the job since 1998.

Rathman, 44, has been an NFL assistant for nine seasons, most recently coaching running backs with the Detroit Lions from 2003 to 2005. He had the same job with the 49ers from 1997 to 2002.

As an NFL player, Rathman helped the 49ers win two Super Bowl titles (1988 and 1989 seasons) and seven NFC West titles. The former Nebraska star played for the 49ers from 1986 to 1993. He spent the 1994 season with the Raiders, his last as an NFL player. Rathman finished his NFL career with 2,020 rushing yards, 320 receptions for 2,684 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Updated: 2-8-2007

Taver Johnson named Raiders assistant defensive line coach, the team announced Feb. 8, 2007. Johnson, 34, spent the past two seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Miami University.

Updated: 2-8-2007

The Raiders named Kelly Skipper as assistant offensive line coach and Mark Jackson director of football development, the team announced Feb. 7, 2007. Skipper, 39, spent the past four seasons at Washington State, where he coached running backs and special teams. Kelly worked with new Raiders coach Lane Kiffin at the University of Southern California from 2002 to 2005.

Updated: 2-8-2007

Tom Cable named offensive line coach, the Raiders announced Feb. 2, 2007, Cable, 42, spent the 2006 season as the Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach.

Updated: 2-8-2007

Former Steelers defensive backs coach Darren Perry hired for the same position with Oakland on Feb. 5, 2007. Perry, 38, coached the Pittsburgh defensive backs since 2003. He reportedly resigned in January after a meeting with new Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. Perry starred at Penn State before starting at safety for seven consecutive seasons with Pittsburgh after being selected in the eighth round of the 1992 draft. He finished his playing career with New Orleans in 2000.

Updated: 2-5-2007

Raiders legend Fred Biletnikoff, who spent 32 years with the franchise as a player and coach, has announced his retirement, according to the Raiders Web site on Jan. 31, 2007.

Biletnikoff, who turns 64 on Feb. 23, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. He played 14 seasons (1965 to 1978) with the Raiders and worked as an assistant coach the past 18 seasons for the team.

The former Florida State All-America is second on the franchise career list with 589 catches. He contributed 70 receptions for 1,167 yards 10 touchdowns during his postseason career.

Biletnikoff was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI after contributing four catches for 79 yards during Oakland's 32-14 win over Minnesota.

Updated: 1-31-2007

Former Raiders special teams coach Ted Daisher hired for a similar position with the Cleveland Browns, the Browns announced Jan. 30, 2007. Daisher, 52, spent one season with the Raiders after being the Philadelphia Eagles’ special teams quality coach from 2004 to 2005.

Updated: 1-31-2007

Tight ends coach Tom Walsh, offensive line coach Jackie Slater, defensive backs/special teams coach Lorenzo Ward and offensive quality control coach Robert Ford reportedly aren’t expected to be retained by new Raiders coach Lane Kiffin. The Raiders made no announcement, but the affected coaches’ names were removed from the team’s Web site on Jan. 29, 2007.

Updated: 1-31-2007

Former Falcons and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Knapp named Oakland offensive coordinator, the Raiders announced on Jan. 29, 2007. Knapp, who will turn 44 on March 5, spent the past three seasons with the Falcons. Although the Falcons led the league in rushing each of the past three seasons, their offense struggled during Knapp's watch. Knapp was among the coaches dismissed by the Falcons after head coach Jim Mora was fired following the 2006 regular season. Knapp, a former Sacramento State quarterback, was an assistant with the 49ers from 1995 to 2003, spending his final three seasons as the team's offensive coordinator.

Updated: 1-29-2007

Former Raiders offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy signed with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League, the Desperados announced Jan. 23, 2007. He retired following the 2003 season, ending an 11-year playing career in the NFL. Kennedy, who will turn 36 on Feb. 12, played in three Pro Bowls during seven seasons (1997 to 2003) with the Raiders.

Updated: 1-23-2007

USC offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin hired as Raiders coach on Jan. 22, 2007. Kiffen, 31, replaces Art Shell, who was fired Jan. 4 after a 2-14 season. Kiffin spent the past six seasons as an assistant at USC, the past two as offensive coordidnator. He reportedly signed a three-year contract with two club one-year options.

Updated: 1-23-2007

Raiders offensive coordinator John Shoop on Jan. 12, 2007 reportedly accepts an offer to be the offensive coordinator at the University of North Carolina. Shoop, 37, spent the past two seasons with the Raiders. He was quarterbacks coach in 2005 before moving to tight ends coach in 2006. He was promoted to offensive coordinator with five games remaining in the 2006 season.

Updated: 1-13-2007

Inside linebackers coach Don Martindale reportedly signed a contract extension. Martindale, 43, joined the Raiders in 2004.

Updated: 1-6-2007

Art Shell fired as head coach, the team announced on Jan. 4, 2007. Shell, 60, had a 2-14 record in the 2006 season, the most losses in a season in the team’s 47-year history. He reportedly had one-year remaining on the two-year contract he signed in February 2006. Shell had a 56-41 record as Raiders coach from 1989 to 1994. He was fired after a 9-7 season in 1994.

Updated: 1-6-2007

Raiders defensive assistant Chuck Pagno resigned, the team reportedly announced Jan. 2, 2007. Pagno, 46, will become defensive coordinator staff at the University of North Carolina under new coach Butch Davis. Pagno joined the Raiders in 2005.

Updated: 1-3-2007

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