March 17, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul Gutierrez
Second-team All-Pro free safety Michael Huff confirmed to CSN California today that he did not sign a contract extension with the Raiders before the CBA expired, despite rumors to the contrary.Asked on Twitter if he had indeed signed, Huffs response was succinct on the social media Web Site: nope, he typed.TWITTER: Michael Huff responds
Last month, before the Raiders slapped the franchise tag on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, Huff theorized he would be left untendered to test the free agent market. The No. 7 overall selection in the 2006 draft, Huff is a fifth-year player who might be an unrestricted free agent, depending upon the language in a new CBA, if and when that is ever agreed upon.With Huffs contract status now known, that means 19 of the Raiders expiring 31 contracts are accounted for. An updated look at the Raiders expiring contracts and where they purportedly stand in the middle of the work stoppage:PLAYERS WITH SIX-OR-MORE YEARS SERVICE TIME
CB Nnamdi Asomugha Will be unrestricted free agent upon agreement of a new CBA with his contract voiding by his not meeting certain playing incentives.
OL Khalif Barnes Unknown. Locker room cutup and pass-catching threat who could presumably challenge for starting right tackle position.
RB Michael Bennett Re-signed as insurance to one-year, 865,000 deal.
QB Kyle Boller Re-signed to one-year, 1.25-million deal to back up Jason Campbell.
RB Rock Cartwright Re-signed to one-year deal worth the veterans minimum, believed to be 760,000 for a nine-year pro.
QB Charlie Frye Unknown. But seems to be on coaching path.
LG Robert Gallery He gone, to quote baseballs Hawk Harrelson. Said it was a mutual decision; Raiders say he wanted 8 million, were offering 2.5 million.
DT John Henderson Re-signed to two-year, 8-million deal.
OL Daniel Loper Re-signed to two-year, 3.9-million deal.
QB J.T. OSullivan Unknown. The Pride of UC Davis is probably too long in the tooth to be considered a project for the Raiders future.
CB Stanford Routt Re-signed to three-year, 31.5-million deal.
DT Richard Seymour Re-signed to two-year, 30-million deal.
OL Langston Walker Unknown. But he is a favorite of owner Al Davis so not hard to imagine him coming back to challenge for his job at right tackle.
LB Sam Williams Unknown. But he is another favorite of Davis who would gladly come back at, really, any price.PLAYERS WITH FIVE YEARS SERVICE
LB Ricky Brown Slapped with a second-round tender.
LS Jon Condo Slapped with a second-round tender.
FS Hiram Eugene Re-signed to four-year, 10.25-million deal.
QB Bruce Gradkowski Not offered a tender or a contract, seemingly signaling an end to his time in Oakland.
LB Thomas Howard Unknown. Though hard to imagine the proud one-time starter returning.
FS Michael Huff Not offered a contract or a tender, though the second-team All-Pro wants to return.
LB Kamerion Wimbley Slapped with franchise tag worth whopping 11.3 million after NFL did not allow Raiders to use 3.5-million buyback option on him.
PLAYERS WITH FOUR YEARS SERVICE TIME
RB Michael Bush Slapped with first- and third-round tenders.
OT Mario Henderson Unknown. Another favorite of Davis who presumably could challenge for starting right tackle gig.
WR Johnnie Lee Higgins Unknown. As his punt return qualities have diminished, his expendability has grown.
TE Zach Miller Slapped with first- and third-round tenders.
DE Jarvis Moss Unknown. But impressed coaches after being picked up off Denvers curb late in the season.
C Samson Satele Slapped with an original-round tender, second round.
PLAYERS WITH THREE YEARS-OR-LESS SERVICE TIME
DT Desmond Bryant Unknown. Still, Davis likes the undrafted Ivy Leaguer. A lot.
LB Bruce Davis Unknown. The Raiders legacy his father Bruce Sr. has a pair of Super Bowl rings with the Raiders added special teams depth.
WR Nick Miller Re-signed to undisclosed deal. Undrafted punt returner is seen by many as a poor mans Wes Welker.
FB Marcel Reece Unknown. Yes, the undrafted converted receiver is another player on the owners radar.