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Tue, 22 Oct 2002 11:33:59 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders are trying to add help at cornerback. They asked whether former Raiders CB Eric Allen, who has expressed some desire to return to football, has filed his official retirement paperwork. "Everything's a possibility right now," coach Bill Callahan said wearily.
Sat, 25 May 2002 07:19:08 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders saved roughly $1.7 in cap space for 2002 due to the retirement of CB Eric Allen. The saved paying him a $950,000 roster bonus and his remaining base salary of $750,000. The remaining prorated share of his 1998 signing bonus, $1.35 million, still counts against the 2002 cap and the Raiders must take a $1.75 million cap hit for Allen against their 2003 cap.
Fri, 24 May 2002 00:25:53 -0700
The Contra Costa Times reports with the retirement of CB Eric Allen, CBs Tory James and rookie Phillip Buchanon, a first-round draft choice this year, are set to compete for a starting cornerback position with the Oakland Raiders.
Wed, 22 May 2002 11:26:46 -0700
The Oakland Tribune reports Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen, who has been contemplating retirement all year, wasnít at the teamís organized workout on Monday.
Wed, 01 May 2002 12:09:35 -0700
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the Oakland Raiders expect to hear from CB Eric Allen on his plans for the upcoming year by the end of the week. Allen has been considering retirement since the end of last season.
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 17:27:48 -0700
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen worked out at the Raiders facility last week but still hasn't told the team whether he'll return for another year or retire. The team expects to have a decision in May.
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 09:41:55 -0700
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said veteran CB Eric Allen is still trying to decide on whether or not he'll return for a 15th season or retire. Callahan said it would be great to have him return but the team has not put a deadline on when he must decide.
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 11:59:37 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen is still trying to decide if he wants to keep playing or if he's going to retire. If Allen returned, it would be his 15th season in the league. One of Allen's teammates said that part of Allen's decision will come from who the Raiders hire as their new head coach. Raiders senior assistant Bruce Allen said a final decision won't come within the next month.
Fri, 01 Mar 2002 09:17:04 -0800
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders have released S Marquez Pope and G Frank Middleton. The Raiders still need to make more moves to get under the $71.1 million cap. The team also had no word from veteran cornerback Eric Allen about whether he planned to return for a 15th season.
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:14:09 -0800
According to the Sacramento Bee, Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen's anticipated retirement may be nearing. Following Jon Gruden's departure, owner Al Davis referred to the team's starting cornerbacks as Charles Woodson and Tory James, who has been a backup behind Allen and Woodson in the past.
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