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Raiders trade DE Jihad Ward for WR/KR Ryan Switzer

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Welcome to the team. Sorry to steal your thunder, but I didn't want it buried, and seems like a talkable subject. 

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Love the fact that we can fill up a roster spot and position of need (I'm assuming Rashard isn't going to get any snaps at return man after last years fumble woes) like this. Ward wasn't going to make it, and if he did he'd be buried in depth. At least this way we get someone who can contribute on a weekly basis.

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Drafted 2 DT so makes sense to part with Ward. He had his shot and didn’t do much.. 

 

switzer a great return specialist and could potential play in the slot down the road. Young, and and buried in Dallas with a more established Cole Beasley in his spot...

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Lol rappaport said Dallas gets the DT they badly needed. More like the one we badly needed to get rid of.

Edited by raidr4life

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The fact we got anything for Ward is awesome. It's too bad he didn't amount to anything here as he was a great story and very athletic. Maybe he will do better under proper coaching? 

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14 minutes ago, RaidersAreOne said:

The fact we got anything for Ward is awesome. It's too bad he didn't amount to anything here as he was a great story and very athletic. Maybe he will do better under proper coaching? 

The fact this staff moved on is pretty telling.

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Would rather see if he could develop into a decent player. He sucked his rookie year, and was hurt for the majority of last year.  

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I like this trade mostly because I wanted a Trey Quinn in the 7th over Ateman. The Raiders could use someone with the ability to get open underneath from the slot.

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Man Gruden has truly upgraded our O already. Cooper, Bryant, Nelson and Switzer make for a very good and deep WR corp. 

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Good riddance. Ward was a Bottom 5 Roster guy past couple of years.

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3 hours ago, SilverNBlackFan said:

So how many  WRs do we have now? @Humble_Beast we need a list lol

Way more than we can keep even if we keep 6. Coop Nelson Bryant are locks to make the 53. Switzer Atemon Harris Roberts Holton Whalen are fighting for 3 spots. Plus we still have Hatcher and Whitney hanging around.

Special teams and returning will surely play a role in deciding.

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Thought there were quite a few Switzer fans around here before last years draft. I wanted to see what Ward could do but with Hall & Hurst no need to keep him...

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