September 13, 1989 |
The Raiders' search for an experienced strong safety ended Tuesday when they signed Mike Harden, recently released by the Denver Broncos. To make room for Harden, the Raiders put Tim Brown, who had knee surgery Monday, on injured reserve. Harden, 30, is a 10-year veteran who started all 16 of the Broncos' games last season. However, his salary, a reported $450,000, and Denver's draft of Arkansas safety Steve Atwater made Harden expendable.
July 31, 1992 |
Carter Hawley on Track for Exit from Bankruptcy: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell approved Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc.'s disclosure statement for its reorganization plan, opening the way for shareholder and creditor votes on the plan. The disclosure statement details the company's finances. "Approval of the plan will mean that we will emerge from Chapter 11 by the end of September, 19 months from the date we filed for protection," said Philip M.
September 6, 1989 |
In today's installment of Raider Cutdown Hijinks, we find the team re-acquiring Otis Wilson and getting set to bring a cornerback back, too. Anyone for a Mike Haynes resurrection? You've got it. "I'll be there tomorrow," Haynes said from his home Tuesday night. Haynes, the 36-year-old nine-time all-pro, was cut without ceremony Monday. His life as a civilian was brief but eventful. A few hours after he cleared waivers Tuesday, Al Davis called and invited him back.
December 22, 1989
The Raiders made a move today to bolster their special teams in advance of Sunday's playoffs-deciding game against the New York Giants. Backup safety Russell Carter is hobbled by a hamstring pull, so they placed him on injured reserve. To replace him on special teams, they waived, then re-signed backup wide receiver Timmie Ware, who had been on injured reserve. Ware was ineligible for activation unless he cleared waivers.
September 8, 1988 |
As his first official act, Jay Schroeder of the Raiders chose uniform number . . . Thirteen? "I'm not sure how good an idea that is," Coach Mike Shanahan said. But that's what Schroeder did. The No. 10 he wore in Washington is already taken by Chris Bahr, and the No. 7 he once wore belongs to Steve Beuerlein. "I'm not here to intrude on anyone," Schroeder said. "I wore 13 when I was playing baseball. I don't think it's unlucky. I kind of like it."
August 7, 1989 |
Raider safety Stacey Toran, a rising star whose low-key personality belied a future glistening with promise, died late Saturday night when his car hit a curb a block from his home in Marina del Rey. He was 27. Toran was alone. Police said there was no sign of excessive speeding, nor any skid marks to suggest reckless driving. However, said Sgt. Robert Topete of the Los Angeles Police Dept.: "It's apparent that he was not wearing his seat belt." Toran crashed his BMW 735i at 11:30 p.m.