Should the Raiders kick the tires on Gallery?

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Should the Raiders kick the tires on Gallery?

Could a Robert Gallery reunion be in the works?Would the Raiders' new regime even be interested in such a reunion? Should Oakland be intrigued?The former Raiders' left-tackle-of-the-future-turned-solid-left-guard will be released by Seattle after one injury-riddled season with the Seahawks, Gallery's agent, Rick Smith, Tweeted Wednesday evening.Gallery, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2004 draft, bolted Oakland for Seattle last summer to sign a reported three-year, 15-million contract. Surely, his price tag would have to come down.A return to Oakland, which he left with a bad taste in his mouth in the wake of Tom Cable's ouster, would not seem to be that far out of the question. Not with the changes afoot with the Raiders, from new owner Mark Davis to new general manager Reggie McKenzie to new coach Dennis Allen to the return of a zone-blocking scheme.REPORT: RG Brisiel to visit Raiders Thursday
Stefen Wisniewski, coming off a solid rookie year at left guard, could potentially move to center and if the Raiders are enthralled with Houston free agent right guard Mike Brisiel, they won't let him leave the building after his reported visit on Thursday.So, should the Raiders kick the tires on an old warhorse in Gallery, who turns 32 on July 26, or has that ship sailed?

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.