August 31, 1991 |
Former Minnesota Viking running back Brent McClanahan agreed to participate in a diversion program to resolve charges that he was under the influence of a dangerous drug. Criminal proceedings in Bakersfield Municipal Court were suspended after the agreement with the District Attorney's Office was announced. Prosecutors said tests found traces of heroin and cocaine in McClanahan's system after he was arrested July 12 when officers responded to a disturbance at his home.
November 14, 1985 |
The Raiders announced Wednesday that strong safety Mike Davis, who left in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss in San Diego, underwent arthroscopic surgery to have torn cartilage removed from his left knee Tuesday. Davis was put on the injured-reserve list, which means he must miss four of the regular season's six remaining weeks. Coach Tom Flores, asked about the seriousness of the injury to Davis, said: "It was just a 'scope.
October 16, 1990 |
Throwing football speculators for a loop, the Raiders made a trade Monday that did not involve Marcus Allen, Bobby Hebert, the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Beuerlein or Vann McElroy. Instead, they sent reserve cornerback Dennis Price to the New York Jets for linebacker Alex Gordon in what amounts to a swap of injury reports. Price spent the last two weeks on the team's practice squad after a four-week stay on injured reserve with a chest injury.
September 25, 1990 |
The Raiders placed rookie cornerback Garry Lewis on four-week injured reserve Monday because of a broken collarbone suffered during Sunday's 20-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Lewis, who won the starting job from Terry McDaniel, will be replaced on the roster by safety Vann McElroy, whose two-week roster exemption for signing late ended Monday at 1 p.m. Raider Coach Art Shell said McDaniel will replace Lewis at left corner.
August 25, 1986 |
The Raiders, suddenly short of veteran safeties, tried out former Seattle Seahawk defensive back Keith Simpson Sunday. Mike Davis, the starter at strong safety since 1980, is still bothered by a knee which has gone underwent arthroscopic surgery twice since late last season. Davis didn't dress for last week's exhibition against the New England Patriots and hasn't practiced in a week.
August 12, 1989 |
If you're wondering where the Raiders are, physically and emotionally, you can get your first reading tonight at 6 when they open their exhibition season against the San Francisco 49ers at the Coliseum. That's the Los Angeles Coliseum, which is only one of the contenders, and probably a fading one, for this franchise's hand. Attendance, as a result, is expected to be light.
December 20, 1985 |
Four Raiders are going back to the Pro Bowl, which means that four other Raiders, who went last year, are getting their streaks snapped. Going, all for the third straight season, are defensive end Howie Long, the AFC's leading vote-getter; cornerback Mike Haynes; halfback Marcus Allen and tight end Todd Christensen. Christensen will back up Ozzie Newsome of the Cleveland Browns. Staying home from the Feb.
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 20, 1990 |
Defensive end Greg Townsend ended his monthlong holdout and signed a two-year contract with the Raiders Sunday. No terms were disclosed, but Neal Allen, Townsend's agent, said the deal makes Townsend the second-highest-paid defensive player in Raider history. Defensive tackle Howie Long, who earns a reported $1.1 million per year, is the Raiders' highest-paid defensive player.
August 15, 1990 |
Starting Raider fullback Steve Smith ended his holdout Tuesday, signing a multiyear contract that is believed to be worth $400,000 for this season. During the latter stages of the talks, the Raiders played hardball with Smith, who earned $147,500 last season. "Toward the end, (the negotiating) wasn't easy," a Raider executive said.