Take David Garrard off the Raiders' purported QB wish list.
According to a Tweet from Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Garrard "just called me and told me he needs immediate surgery on herniated disc in his back.
"Garrard has been in a ton of painfrom training camp injury and MRI showed herniation of L4-L5. Says he wanted to be upfront w OAK."
With Jason Campbell lost for at least six weeks and possibly the season with a fractured right clavicle, there have been numerous reports that the Raiders had been in contact with Garrard's agent. Oakland has also been linked with Carson Palmer, Kyle Orton, Josh McCown and Trent Edwards.
Campbell said Monday he was set to undergo surgery later in the day. Kyle Boller is set to start Sunday against Kansas City before the Raiders enjoy their bye week. Rookie Terrelle Pryor is set to be activated this week for the first time in his nascent career as well.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have teamed up with the Oakland A’s to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire. The Raiders have pledged to match up to $30,000 in contributions through the YouCaring.com page established by the A’s.
The Raiders will also observe a moment of silence in recognition of the victims and their families prior to tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
To join the A’s and Raiders in making a donation, please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/oaklandfirevictimsfrom130531staveinoakland-706680#mlb-oakland
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The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season.
The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.
Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.
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