February 2, 1990 |
NFL clubs today released their lists of unprotected Plan B free agents, and as expected, the Raiders protected running back Marcus Allen and middle linebacker Jerry Robinson. The Rams elected not to protect veteran defensive backs LeRoy Irvin and Johnnie Johnson and kickers Mike Lansford and Dale Hatcher. Under the terms of the restricted free agency plan, the NFL clubs can protect 37 of their 52 players under contract at the end of the season.
February 3, 1990 |
Since they're Raiders and march to their own drummer, nothing they do comes as a surprise. Thus it wasn't a stunner Friday when their protected list for Group B free agency included not only the names of running back Marcus Allen and linebacker Jerry Robinson--Coach Art Shell had said it would--but safety Vann McElroy and defensive tackle Bill Pickel.
December 4, 1985
Quarterbacks Doug Gaynor (Cal State Long Beach, 6-2, 213) and Kevin Sweeney (Fresno State, 6-0, 195) were named Offensive Co-Players of the Year, while Cal State Fullerton cornerback Mark Collins (5-10, 195) was named Defensive Player of the Year, as the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. football coaches announced their all-conference teams Monday. Jim Sweeney, who led the Bulldogs to the PCAA championship and a berth in the California Bowl, was named Coach of the Year.
August 27, 1991 |
The Chargers waived 13 players Monday, including veterans Martin Bayless, Craig McEwen and Walter Wilson, to reach the 47-man roster limit. But for many, the goodbys could be short-lived. Coach Dan Henning said he expects Bayless and McEwen to be back on the roster today if they clear waivers this morning. "They'll be back and they'll play Sunday," Henning said. Bayless is a four-year starter at strong safety and McEwen, an H-back, caught 29 passes last year.
December 4, 1989 |
There was a party Sunday in the Coliseum for what might have been and for what might still be. A crowd of 87,560 danced in their seats and the Raiders gave them a game to remember them by. Behind some embattled warriors such as oft-tested cornerback Lionel Washington; unknown tight end Mike Dyal and almost-ridden-out-on-a-rail placekicker Jeff Jaeger, the Raiders rallied to tie the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter and won in overtime, 16-13. What might still be?