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In what has to be one of the strangest internet stories i’ve heard in some time, it is being reported all over the Internet and sports fan sites that due to an administrative mistake at the Raiders headquarters 3rd round pick Quentin Moses was mistakenly included in the Raiders cut list to the NFL.

This was the report on the KFFL fan site earlier today:

” Radio 680am just reported that Quentin Moses was let go in error. Apparently Don Johnson, an assistant coach on the defensive line had submitted a prioritized list of players he wanted to keep. Moses was inadvertently left off the list. He then sent a separate email to a guy named Jeff Birren who works in administration. Birren thought Moses was to be added to the release list, so he added the name and faxed it in to league offices in New York. The error was not discovered until after the move was official. Accidents happen. “

680 am would be KNBR, the big sports radio station in the Bay area that covers the MLB Giants and SF 49ers. I haven’t heard the reports, but the Cardinals fan sites are covered with similar postings so I’d say where there is smoke, there is fire. I’d suspect that if there is truth to the fact that some staffers at Raiders HQ made a mistake that the story will come out in the next few days as local media up there looks into it.

The bottom line is that with the injury to Chike Okeafor the Arizona Cardinals were desperate for a DE that could bring a pass rush and be a better fit for the hybrid 3-4 scheme they are trying to run this year. To have a prospect like Quentin Moses drop into their laps, and to fill the single biggest area of need on the defense, is an amazing stroke of good luck. Even if Moses isn’t an impact player and is merely “good” thats a substantial degree better for the Cardinals then what they had on final cut downs. It is going to be very interesting to see how Moses fits with the Cardinals and if the potential he showed at U of GA can be realized here in Arizona.

Like I said, even if he’s just average or good, we owe the guys from the black hole a big thank you for helping us plug our single biggest area of need, no matter how it happened that Quentin Moses turned up on waivers.

In further news the Cardinals added Jerheme Urban from the Dallas Cowboys as their sixth receiver and cut 7th round TE Ben Patrick. Urban was a solid special teamer with the Seahawks who signed with the Cowboys as a free agent in the off season, only to be let go after the final game despite catching four passes and returning a punt 95 yards for a touchdown. He seems to be the type of player the new staff likes, unselfish, capable on special teams and professional in his approach to the game.

Look for Ben Patrick to be signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Not a bad couple of signings off the waivers to improve depth on the defense and further bolster the special teams going into the season. A pretty good day for the Card’s.

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Al Davis is definitely losing it. haha!

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And thats 2 everyone who gave me a hard time about be making a thread about how the Jets should look into him.

:Cough Sperm Edwads: End cough, lol

What does that have to do with this? :confused0058:

Sperm was right, he's not a 3-4 DE.

The error was not discovered until after the move was official. Accidents happen.
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Moses wasn't let go by accident, its an idiotic rumor.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htmPOSTED 12:47 p.m. EDT, September 3, 2007MOSES WASN'T CUT BY MISTAKEDespite from Internet rumors and reports that the Raiders accidentally released defensive end Quentin Moses, the team's third-round pick in the 2007 draft, an industry source tells us that the cutting of the rookie was not the result of a mistake.Moses received a $610,000 signing bonus when he signed with the Raiders, and will keep that money as he heads to the Cardinals, who claimed him on waivers. For the Cardinals, it made their decision to dump third-rounder Buster Davis (who also received a $610,000 signing bonus) a wash.

You seem to be right about that, my bad.

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And thats 2 everyone who gave me a hard time about be making a thread about how the Jets should look into him.

:Cough Sperm Edwads: End cough, lol

If he was in fact released in error then nothing I said is relevant, since it was based on Oakland releasing him for being sucky in at least one area.

You were given a hard time by some mostly for coveting a 250-lb player on a 3-man DL, which is the equivalent of signing Warrick Dunn to play fullback.

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If he was in fact released in error then nothing I said is relevant, since it was based on Oakland releasing him for being sucky in at least one area.

You were given a hard time by some mostly for coveting a 250-lb player on a 3-man DL, which is the equivalent of signing Warrick Dunn to play fullback.

He could have been given a try at OLB. Anyway I heard that it was Al Davis who cut him even though Kiffin wanted him.

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He could have been given a try at OLB. Anyway I heard that it was Al Davis who cut him even though Kiffin wanted him.

He's ideal size for OLB in the 3-4 (as was mentioned in the other thread); it's just that it was suggested we pick him up to play on the line. His speed was supposedly slower than expected. His combine #'s aren't necessarily indicative of how fast he really is, but I think he ran like between a 4.8 & 4.9. I mean, that's DRob speed & would be just a tad slow for a pass-rusher.

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He's ideal size for OLB in the 3-4 (as was mentioned in the other thread); it's just that it was suggested we pick him up to play on the line. His speed was supposedly slower than expected. His combine #'s aren't necessarily indicative of how fast he really is, but I think he ran like between a 4.8 & 4.9. I mean, that's DRob speed & would be just a tad slow for a pass-rusher.

Damn, what the hell happened to him his senior year? He was considered an automatic top 10 pick the end of his junior season.

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He's ideal size for OLB in the 3-4 (as was mentioned in the other thread); it's just that it was suggested we pick him up to play on the line. His speed was supposedly slower than expected. His combine #'s aren't necessarily indicative of how fast he really is, but I think he ran like between a 4.8 & 4.9. I mean, that's DRob speed & would be just a tad slow for a pass-rusher.

See... You could have just made a post just like that, and actually explain why I may be wrong... Instead of being an @ss-hole for no freaking reason about the situation and asking me something stupid like... "Do you even follow the Jets"? Maybe it's just I loved him while he was at GA, or maybe it's just the fact that I'm not a fan of the raiders offseason practices... Why be a prick about it?

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See... You could have just made a post just like that, and actually explain why I may be wrong... Instead of being an @ss-hole for no freaking reason about the situation and asking me something stupid like... "Do you even follow the Jets"? Maybe it's just I loved him while he was at GA, or maybe it's just the fact that I'm not a fan of the raiders offseason practices... Why be a prick about it?

Each of has our gifts.

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See... You could have just made a post just like that, and actually explain why I may be wrong... Instead of being an @ss-hole for no freaking reason about the situation and asking me something stupid like... "Do you even follow the Jets"? Maybe it's just I loved him while he was at GA, or maybe it's just the fact that I'm not a fan of the raiders offseason practices... Why be a prick about it?

Cause you make outragous claims like you're not a fan of the raiders offseason practices when you have no idea what those are? Or how you think Kellens career at Oregon wasn't impressive when you saw one game? Could that be a reason why people are more likely make those remarks towards you?

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He's ideal size for OLB in the 3-4 (as was mentioned in the other thread); it's just that it was suggested we pick him up to play on the line. His speed was supposedly slower than expected. His combine #'s aren't necessarily indicative of how fast he really is, but I think he ran like between a 4.8 & 4.9. I mean, that's DRob speed & would be just a tad slow for a pass-rusher.

Yep. That's the reason why I didn't want any part of him. Some of you guys complain about "workout warriors," but the fact is, the combine is a big deal. Sure some guys like Rice play way better than their number, but if a guy can't get into good enough shape to run a respectable number he is far from a can't miss. A 4.9 OLB is pretty much a "will miss".

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