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August 18, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Former USC tailback Zeph Lee has at least one thing in his favor as he makes the transition to strong safety for the Raiders. The switch was Al Davis' idea. And the Raider owner has had his share of success placing his players in new positions. Among them: --Todd Christensen, who was a Dallas Cowboys running back before becoming an All-Pro tight end. --Lester Hayes, who was a linebacker/safety at Texas A&M before crouching into his spot as an All-Pro cornerback.
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August 18, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Former USC tailback Zeph Lee has at least one thing in his favor as he makes the transition to strong safety for the Raiders. The switch was Al Davis' idea. And the Raider owner has had his share of success placing his players in new positions. Among them: --Todd Christensen, who was a Dallas Cowboys running back before becoming an All-Pro tight end. --Lester Hayes, who was a linebacker/safety at Texas A&M before crouching into his spot as an All-Pro cornerback.
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July 29, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Zeph Lee lives, in a beat-up silver and black practice uniform rather than that sparkling cardinal and gold, an untouted Raider rookie, which is still a step up on his last incarnation: Trojan bust. A No. 9 draft pick, he moved up another notch Monday when the Raiders waived former Cowboy Chuck McSwain. McSwain had looked OK but didn't like the odds and asked to be excused early.
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July 29, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Zeph Lee lives, in a beat-up silver and black practice uniform rather than that sparkling cardinal and gold, an untouted Raider rookie, which is still a step up on his last incarnation: Trojan bust. A No. 9 draft pick, he moved up another notch Monday when the Raiders waived former Cowboy Chuck McSwain. McSwain had looked OK but didn't like the odds and asked to be excused early.
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August 30, 1988 | MARK HEISLER
The last Raider holdout, strong safety Stacey Toran, signed his contact and joined the team Monday. Coach Mike Shanahan said he expects to activate Toran for Sunday's opener against the San Diego Chargers. Toran said he didn't want to talk about negotiations. In his absence, his place was taken by Zeph Lee, the former Trojan who was so impressive after being converted from halfback that the Raiders kept him and cut veteran Russell Carter.
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September 13, 1989 | MARK HEISLER
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.
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July 24, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Raiders signed offensive tackle Bruce Wilkerson to a one-year contract believed to be worth about $300,000. To make room for Wilkerson, the Raiders released safety Zeph Lee, a former USC running back. The media crush surrounding tailback Roger Craig and safety Ronnie Lott this week is beginning to take its toll on the players and Coach Art Shell. "They've been wearing thin the last couple of days," Shell said. "They spend more time doing interviews than they do on the field."
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June 20, 2000
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June 9, 1988
The National Football League's Management Council is backing the Raiders in a contract dispute involving 13 potential free agents, a council spokesman said Wednesday. The council believes that the 13 players are not free agents, even though contract renewal notices were not filed in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to spokesman John Jones. "These things crop up from time to time," Jones said.
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August 25, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE
If Saturday's scrimmage at UC Irvine is any indication, the USC quarterback situation is still unresolved. Sophomore Kevin McLean and redshirt freshman Rodney Peete are apparently still challenging veteran Sean Salisbury for the starting job. McLean was sharp, completing 5 of 8 passes for 81 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown throw to split end Al Washington, a transfer from Long Beach City College. Peete, a scrambling-type quarterback, completed 7 of 11 passes for 60 yards.
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November 4, 1987 | MARK HEISLER
Brian Holloway made the Raider starting lineup Tuesday in a walkover. The previous left tackle, long-time Raider Bruce Davis, was traded back into contention, to the Houston Oilers, for a draft choice. For Davis, the Raiders will get a No. 2 draft choice if the Oilers make the playoffs, or a No. 3 if they don't. Houston leads the AFC Central with a 5-2 record. Davis, 31, was in his ninth Raider season. The team took him on the 11th round from UCLA in 1979.
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September 8, 1988 | Mark Heisler
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."
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