August 30, 1988 |
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.
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 24, 1991 |
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."
June 20, 2000
BASKETBALL Santa Ana High seeks varsity assistant coach. Possible teaching position. Contact Frank Alvarado, (714) 567-4979. FOOTBALL Event: West Football Camp. Days: June 24-25, July 15-16, July 22-23. Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Site: Orange Coast College, Eddie West Field. Fee: $150. Basics: For ages 8-18. Two days of instruction, focusing on skill development, conditioning, fundamentals and team concepts. Instruction conducted by former NFL players and local coaches.
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.
August 25, 1985 |
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.