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Coach
07-31-2007, 06:54 PM
NFL.com wire reports



NAPA, Calif. (July 31, 2007) -- The NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports the Oakland Raiders (http://www.nfl.com/teams/news/OAK) are prepared to sign Daunte Culpepper (http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/133263) to a one-year contract -- assuming all goes well when the 30-year-old quarterback works out for the team.
Culpepper held a private workout for a member of the Raiders' personnel department July 30 in Florida and did well enough there to persuade the team to fly him out to California for an additional workout
"Anytime that we have a chance to investigate something that can help our team win, were going to do it," Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said. "Obviously Daunte is something that we've been looking into for a little bit. This is kind of the climax of it, working him out."
Culpepper began 2006 as Miami's starter but had trouble with his mobility and was sacked 21 times in the first four games. The Dolphins shut him down so he could continue rehabbing and eventually placed him on injured reserve. When they acquired Trent Green (http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/1599) in a trade with Kansas City this offseason, Culpepper became expendable.
The Dolphins tried unsuccessfully to trade Culpepper a year after acquiring him from Minnesota. When Miami could find no takers, the former Pro Bowl quarterback was released on July 17. Culpepper met with Tampa Bay two days later but did not receive a contract offer.
The Raiders have an interest in Culpepper in part due to the holdout of No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell (http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/420059). Russell has yet to sign a contract with Oakland, and Kiffin indicated negotiations between the two sides had slowed.
Kiffin acknowledged that Russell's situation was a precursor to bringing Culpepper in for a workout.
"Sure it is," Kiffin said. "You've gotta protect your team (and) put yourselves in the best position to win and make sure that you have the right depth and competition at each spot."

http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/OAK/10275814

Chiefster
07-31-2007, 09:04 PM
Although Culpepper hasn't set foot on a football field in game for quite sometime I think he still gets the starting nod over a rookie QB.

m0ef0e
07-31-2007, 09:37 PM
Although Culpepper hasn't set foot on a football field in game for quite sometime I think he still gets the starting nod over a rookie QB.

I would think so.

Chiefster
07-31-2007, 10:27 PM
I would think so.

...Yup; simply fulfilling my "Captain Obvious" post quota for the day. :D

Coach
08-01-2007, 12:28 AM
I would agree. I just didn't realize that Culpepper was this hard up. He is moving into another losing situation.

Guru
08-01-2007, 12:59 AM
Would he have gone if Moss were still there?

Coach
08-01-2007, 01:00 AM
Would he have gone if Moss were still there?
Confused?

He is going and Moss is gone.

Guru
08-01-2007, 01:02 AM
Confused?

He is going and Moss is gone.

I was just stating a hypothetical. Had Moss stayed.

Chiefster
08-01-2007, 01:03 AM
Would he have gone if Moss were still there?


I gotta get out more; I thought Moss was still there. :lol:

Coach
08-01-2007, 01:05 AM
I was just stating a hypothetical. Had Moss stayed.

I think he definitely would rather have Moss there. So yes.


I gotta get out more; I thought Moss was still there. :lol:
Moss was traded to N.E. for a 4th rd pick on draft day. Yes you do need to get out more.

Guru
08-01-2007, 01:06 AM
I think he definitely would rather have Moss there. So yes.


I am not so sure. Those two were NOT getting along in Minnesota when Moss stepped out.

Chiefster
08-01-2007, 01:07 AM
I think he definitely would rather have Moss there. So yes.


Moss was traded to N.E. for a 4th rd pick on draft day. Yes you do need to get out more.

Heck I've slept since then; it's all I can do to keep up with the Chiefs. :D

Guru
08-01-2007, 01:21 AM
Heck I've slept since then; it's all I can do to keep up with the Chiefs. :D

And you call yourself a football fan? :mob:

Chiefster
08-01-2007, 01:26 AM
And you call yourself a football fan? :mob:

Well; a Chiefs football fan. :D

Canada
08-01-2007, 09:58 PM
I am not so sure. Those two were NOT getting along in Minnesota when Moss stepped out.

Yeah, but Minnesota was the last time either one of those fruits had a good season. :saythat:

Chiefster
08-01-2007, 10:02 PM
Yeah, but Minnesota was the last time either one of those fruits had a good season. :saythat:

Heh! he said "fruits". :golden: :apple: :straw: :mango: :bananen_smilies090: