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Raiders releasing Gabe Jackson


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5 minutes ago, jfra78 said:

Would be a big improvement, doubt we can afford it

We still have to Pay Moton,  but we're in the top 6-10 in the NFL in cap space.

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2 minutes ago, jfra78 said:

Would be a big improvement, doubt we can afford it

I think we can afford it, but signing him might mean we are drafting a QB--instead of trading for a veteran.

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With the market being what it is this year, alot of guys that get released are going to find that not many teams are going to be giving out big long term contracts.  Some of the less desirable position (IOL, DT, non pass rushing LB) may find that they have to settle for cheaper 1 year deals and hope the cap picks back up next year.  Guys like Jackson may find that is the case this year.

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14 minutes ago, MHS831 said:

I think we can afford it, but signing him might mean we are drafting a QB--instead of trading for a veteran.

Trade up for Wilson plz.

I am smitten by the Disney Channel Star.

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No thanks. He was just OK last year and he's way too expensive as a guard. Everyone was happy when Turner was gone based on his play versus his contract. Why do we want the same thing? If Marty hadn't been so flippant with our comp picks, we could have easily addressed the guard/future center with 4 comp picks in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in a deep OL draft.

We don't have the cap space this year to blow on a guard. We need to extend Moton and then be able to extend Moore, Burns, Chinn, YGM and Brown over the next few years. I'd rather keep that entire core together with a young QB and more young OL than go after an expensive FA guard. If we are going to spend a bunch of cap, let's at least spend it on a key position.

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6 hours ago, Ricky Spanish said:

Trade up for Wilson plz.

I am smitten by the Disney Channel Star.

We can afford Gabe, but he was injured and has not played well.  However, he is 29-in his prime for a G>

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7 minutes ago, stbugs said:

No thanks. He was just OK last year and he's way too expensive as a guard. Everyone was happy when Turner was gone based on his play versus his contract. Why do we want the same thing? If Marty hadn't been so flippant with our comp picks, we could have easily addressed the guard/future center with 4 comp picks in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in a deep OL draft.

We don't have the cap space this year to blow on a guard. We need to extend Moton and then be able to extend Moore, Burns, Chinn, YGM and Brown over the next few years. I'd rather keep that entire core together with a young QB and more young OL than go after an expensive FA guard. If we are going to spend a bunch of cap, let's at least spend it on a key position.

Very similar to Turner. 

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6 hours ago, stbugs said:

No thanks. He was just OK last year and he's way too expensive as a guard. Everyone was happy when Turner was gone based on his play versus his contract. Why do we want the same thing? If Marty hadn't been so flippant with our comp picks, we could have easily addressed the guard/future center with 4 comp picks in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in a deep OL draft.

We don't have the cap space this year to blow on a guard. We need to extend Moton and then be able to extend Moore, Burns, Chinn, YGM and Brown over the next few years. I'd rather keep that entire core together with a young QB and more young OL than go after an expensive FA guard. If we are going to spend a bunch of cap, let's at least spend it on a key position.

Yes and No.  His play did dip slightly this year but was still one of the better starting OGs this past year.  He was like Turner where his contract was bigger than his play and a hinder to the team (thus why they cut him to open cap)

That doesn't mean he is going to turn around and sign another big deal.  He is easily affordable for us.

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