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November 12, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Coach Art Shell, once a teammate of one of the greatest punters, Ray Guy, said he was hard-pressed to remember a finer single-game performance than the one Jeff Gossett turned in against Denver. Gossett punted six times for 300 yards, an average of 50 yards per kick. Gossett increased his NFL-leading net average to 40.5 yards per kick. The league doesn't keep records for net averages, but special teams coach Steve Ortmayer claims no punter has ever averaged 40 yards for one season.
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November 12, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Coach Art Shell, once a teammate of one of the greatest punters, Ray Guy, said he was hard-pressed to remember a finer single-game performance than the one Jeff Gossett turned in against Denver. Gossett punted six times for 300 yards, an average of 50 yards per kick. Gossett increased his NFL-leading net average to 40.5 yards per kick. The league doesn't keep records for net averages, but special teams coach Steve Ortmayer claims no punter has ever averaged 40 yards for one season.
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November 3, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raider punter Jeff Gossett, whose taste in music covers the spectrum from country to western, offers Nashville this lyric: "Someone kicked me when I was down, but I can't remember who or when." Gossett has lasted 10 years in the NFL. He couldn't tell you how. Ten years of hard knocks haven't detoured him. Ten years of heartaches, waiting out the waiver wire, punting for his next meal.
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November 3, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raider punter Jeff Gossett, whose taste in music covers the spectrum from country to western, offers Nashville this lyric: "Someone kicked me when I was down, but I can't remember who or when." Gossett has lasted 10 years in the NFL. He couldn't tell you how. Ten years of hard knocks haven't detoured him. Ten years of heartaches, waiting out the waiver wire, punting for his next meal.
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August 17, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The Raiders on Tuesday cut guard Brad Budde and punter Ralph Giacomarro, and obtained veteran punter Jeff Gossett from the Houston Oilers in a trade for past considerations. Budde, 30, spent eight years with the Kansas City Chiefs after a career at USC that included the Lombardi Award in 1979, an honor given annually to the top collegiate lineman. The Raiders had signed Budde last spring as a free agent, but he had been sidelined the last few weeks with a sprained ankle.
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August 31, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER
Both kicker Jeff Jaeger and punter Jeff Gossett were cut less than a week before the season opener, but both can be re-signed today as free agents when the rosters go back up from 47 to 53 men. "We have been talking to both Jeff Jaeger and Jeff Gossett about coming back," said Steve Ortmayer, the Raiders' director of football operations. "We are hoping to get it done. Both expressed an interest in staying here. Both want to be Raiders. We think it will work out."
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December 13, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER
Raider defensive end Howie Long, who has strained left knee ligaments, was upgraded Thursday from out to doubtful for Monday night's game in New Orleans. Long practiced Thursday. Wide receiver Sam Graddy (ankle) and safety Elvis Patterson (groin) are questionable, and defensive end A.J. Jimmerson (knee) and guard Steve Wisniewski (knee) are out.
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November 7, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
It appears certain that tailback Marcus Allen will be activated for Sunday's game against the Broncos at Denver. "I'll continue to monitor him the rest of the week and make a decision by game time," Coach Art Shell said Wednesday. "But if he continues to do what he's doing, I expect him to play some." Allen has missed eight games since suffering strained right knee ligaments in the team's season opener against Houston.
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November 10, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
The Raider punting team has been inconsistent this season, giving up two blocked punts. Buffalo wide receiver Steve Tasker blocked Jeff Gossett's punt, which led to a touchdown, as the Bills came from behind and beat the Raiders, 38-24, last month at Orchard Park, N.Y. And the Kansas City Chiefs blocked a punt, which led to a field goal, in a 9-7 victory over the Raiders last Sunday at Kansas City. "It was just a matter of a guy missing an assignment last week," Coach Art Shell said.
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December 25, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE
Several Raiders will probably get a chance to test the free agency market once the new labor agreement is put into effect Heading the list of potential free agents from the Raiders are cornerback Terry McDaniel, who was selected to the Pro Bowl; wide receiver Tim Brown, running back Marcus Allen and quarterback Jay Schroeder. "We'll find out what will happen after Saturday," Schroeder said, referring to the Raiders' game in Washington.
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August 17, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
The Raiders on Tuesday cut guard Brad Budde and punter Ralph Giacomarro, and obtained veteran punter Jeff Gossett from the Houston Oilers in a trade for past considerations. Budde, 30, spent eight years with the Kansas City Chiefs after a career at USC that included the Lombardi Award in 1979, an honor given annually to the top collegiate lineman. The Raiders had signed Budde last spring as a free agent, but he had been sidelined the last few weeks with a sprained ankle.
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October 26, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
Guard Max Montoya is learning another position, long snapper, and the Raiders plan to use him in that capacity if Dan Turk, their No. 1 snapper on punts and field goals, is injured. "I did it back in 1986 at Cincinnati," Montoya said. "I'm just doing it for emergency situations. Hopefully, I'm the backup to the backup's backup." The Raiders are also using quarterback Jay Schroeder as a backup holder on field goals. Punter Jeff Gossett normally holds for field goals.
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