Huff sticking around? DB tweets about talk with Allen

March 3, 2012, 12:39 am
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Despite signs the Raiders might be willing to move on from free safety Michael Huff and his contract, what with the team announcing it was going to use the franchise tag on strong safety Tyvon Branch, Huff on Friday tweeted a signal he intended to stick around Oakland."Had a great talk with D.A.," Huff tweeted, an obvious reference to new coach Dennis Allen, "and I love what he has planned for us on D."Doesn't sound like a man about to be cut, now does it?

Rather, it sounds like a player possibly willing to restructure his mammoth contract, signed during training camp last year.Huff is reportedly due to receive a 4 million roster bonus on March 15. And according to figures obtained by, Huff has base salaries of 4 million with cap numbers of 9.828.750 for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons, respectively.There have also been rumblings of Huff, who had not missed a game in his five-year career until he missed five with a myriad of injuries last season, moving to cornerback."That question is to be determined after we find out exactly who we have on the team to find out what our options are," Allen said last week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. "The one thing I do know about Michael Huff is he's an extremely good athlete and he has skills athletically of a corner, and so that obviously would be an option for us. But again, we won't make any decisions along those lines until we know exactly what we got."