It's an exciting time to a fan of the Oakland Raiders. With newly revitalized organization, I'm confident it's just a matter of time before we see the results on the field. After the passing of football icon and Raiders owner Al Davis, we've seen his son Mark step into the position of running the team. While he has been vocal and public when he needs to be, his biggest move, which Raider fans like me appreciate, has been bringing in new GM Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie, although he spent a long time working for the Green Bay Packers, is a true member of the Raider Nation and we've all been watching him almost rebuild the team from scratch.
A key move was bringing in a new head coach, Dennis Allen. McKenzie has also replaced the scouting staff and made a lot of personnel changes. Over the past two months, we've also seen a string of signings of new players. According to the Oakland Raiders website, here's a list of the most recent Raiders signings:
The Raiders signed CB Conroy Black, LB Kaelin Burnett, WR Derek Carrier, WR Brandon Carswell, DT Dominique Hamilton, S Aaron Henry, P Marquette King, T Dan Knapp, LB Mario Kurn, WR Thomas Mayo, G Lucas Nix, S Chaz Powell and WR Rod Streater.
The Raiders signed K/P Eddy Carmona, DE Wayne Dorsey, TE Kyle Efaw, T Kevin Haslam, CB LeQuan Lewis, FB TreShawn Robinson and WR Travionte Session.
On May 15, it was FB Owen Schmitt who was signed to wear the Silver and Black.
QB Kyle Newhall-Caballero
DE Jack Crawford, DT Christo Bilukidi, LB Nathan Stupar
LB Miles Burris and OL Nick Howell
In their most recent transaction, the Raiders signed TE Tory Humphrey.
The Oakland Raiders kick off their 2012 preseason schedule on Monday August 13 at home against the Dallas Cowboys, with their first regular season game also at home against the San Diego Chargers on Monday night, September 10.
Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, Freddy Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked back. Follow him on twitter @thefredsherman
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