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Raiders | Allen Note

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.

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Raiders | Cap Savings

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.

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Raiders | Battle at Cornerback

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.

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Raiders | Allen Still a No Show

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.

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Raiders | Decision Coming from Allen Soon?

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.

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Raiders | Allen Update

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.

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Raiders | Allen Still Thinking About Retiring

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.

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Raiders | Allen Still Pondering Retirement

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.

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Raiders | Two Released | Allen Still In Limbo

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.

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Raiders | Allen Retirement Coming Soon?

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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Raiders | Life After Gruden

Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:01:13 -0800

The Press Democrat reports with the departure of head coach Jon Gruden in Oakland, the Raiders may now have to persuade some of their veteran players into returning to the team. WR Jerry Rice had intimated he wouldn't return unless Gruden was the coach earlier this year when talks of Gruden going to Notre Dame circulated. QB Rich Gannon, with one year remaining on his deal and CB Eric Allen could also be question marks. Bruce Allen spoke with some of the veterans on Monday and none expressed concerns.

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Raiders | DB Notes

Sun, 17 Feb 2002 18:28:16 -0800

Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports for the Sporting News Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen has yet to announce his intentions for the 2002 season. He said during last season that he is near the point in his life where he wants to spend the majority of his time with his family. If Allen does decide to retire look for nickel back Tory James to take his job. He'll team up with CB Charles Woodson to form a tough duo at cornerback. James is an above-average coverage guy, with a knack for making game-altering plays.

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Raiders | Farewell To Some

Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:27:27 -0800

The Associated Press reports, in addition to the previously announced retirement of OL Steve Wisniewski, LB William Thomas also said he plans to retire. CB Eric Allen also suggested it might be his final year.

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Raiders | Injury Update

Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:56:27 -0800

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders CB Charles Woodson (toe), CB Eric Allen (hip) and OG Mo Collins (leg) all practiced on a limited basis on Tuesday. Collins remains questionable for this weekend's game while Woodson and Allen are both expected to play.

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Raiders | Allen Update

Sun, 13 Jan 2002 16:40:54 -0800

Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports for the Sporting News Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen (hip pointer) will be re-evaluated later Sunday, but he is expected to play next weekend. If he can't play, CB Tory James likely would replace him in the starting lineup opposite Charles Woodson.

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Raiders | Allen Cramping

Sat, 12 Jan 2002 19:17:18 -0800

ABC Sports Mellisa Stark reports Oakland Raiders CB Eric Allen (cramps) has been forced to go in and out of tonight's game. CB Tory James has been filling in when Allen sits out.

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Cardinals | Receivers Get It Done

Mon, 03 Dec 2001 11:03:19 -0800

The San Jose Mercury News reports Arizona Cardinals WR David Boston was able to keep his hot streak alive, coming up with six catches for 106 yards and 1 TD against the Raiders on Sunday. Raiders CB Eric Allen had a rough day covering him, but wasn't responsible for the 50-yard touchdown catch. That was against CB Charles Woodson. Boston also drew two pass interference penalties against Allen during the game. Cardinals No. 2 WR MarTay Jenkins, filling in for injured Frank Sanders, had six catches for 90 yards during the game.

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Raiders | Cooper Impressive

Sun, 30 Sep 2001 23:13:36 -0700

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders DT Chris Cooper continues to be impressive with his play. He helped force a fumble that cornerback Eric Allen returned 26 yards for a touchdown on Sunday. He also intercepted a QB Matt Hasselbeck pass early in the third quarter that set up the team's fifth and final touchdown. "That's the first time in my whole life I've ever had a ball in my hands," Cooper said. "That's why I'm on defense."

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Raiders | Best of the Best

Wed, 15 Aug 2001 21:12:04 -0700

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders CB Charles Woodson wants to elevate his status as one of the league's better cornerbacks. For his first three seasons, Woodson got by on talent and instincts. This year Woodson will be a more polished version of the player who in the past flashed brilliance occasionally but rarely sustained it for a long stretch. Woodson now wants to be known as the best cornerback in the league, not just one of the best. "Charles is beginning to understand the game of football," CB Eric Allen said. "He's self-motivated," coach Jon Gruden said. "He's really focused on being the best defender in football."

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Raiders | Mini-camp Notes

Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:29:09 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders TEs Eric Bjornson (groin), Mondriel Fulcher (calf strain) and Terrance Huston, OTs Barry Sims (foot) and Toby Myles (quadriceps) did not practice. Also not at practice were DE DeLawrence Grant Jr., who is completing school, and CB Eric Allen who was excused for personal reasons. Coach Jon Gruden said Sims will miss all three days of mini-camp but Sims hopes to be ready to go by training camp.

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Raiders | Team Notes

Tue, 05 Jun 2001 23:01:37 -0700

The San Jose Mercury News reports the Oakland Raiders were impressed with WR Jerry Rice, who worked out with them during Tuesday's mini-camp action. QB Rich Gannon stated he's happy to have a new toy in the offense and he's looking forward to having Rice playing opposite of Tim Brown this year. Rice will be spending time learning the new terminology and working as the split-end rather than the typical flanker position he played most of his career. Brown, by the way, is skipping out of the team's current voluntary mini-camp. Brown isn't the only veteran not taking part as OL Steve Wisniewski and CB Eric Allen also are not taking part right now. Head coach Jon Gruden wasn't willing to speculate on the future of WR Andre Rison, who is currently a free agent.

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Raiders | More On McDonald

Thu, 05 Apr 2001 13:48:03 -0700

As an update to a previous story, Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com the contract signed by CB Ramos McDonald with the Oakland Raiders is believed to be a one-year deal for the league minimum salary. He is currently no better than the No. 4 cornerback on the roster, behind starters Charles Woodson and Eric Allen and Tory James, but could earn a spot if he plays up to his potential.

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Raiders | Allen Restructures

Thu, 01 Mar 2001 18:54:57 -0800

ESPN's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders have worked out a restructured deal with CB Eric Allen that will save them about $1.3 million under the salary cap this year.

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Raiders | Allen Restructures

Thu, 01 Mar 2001 18:54:57 -0800

ESPN's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders have worked out a restructured deal with CB Eric Allen that will save them about $1.3 million under the salary cap this year.

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Raiders | Some Injury Updates

Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:33:22 -0800

The Contra Costa Times reports RB Randy Jordan (turf toe), CB Darrien Gordon (turf toe), DT Grady Jackson (bruised shoulder) and S Eric Johnson (bruised shoulder) did not practice Tuesday. CB Eric Allen (general soreness) practiced in a limited capacity. All are expected to be healthy enough to play Saturday. Results from MRI tests taken on Jackson and Johnson were negative.

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Raiders | Injury Update

Fri, 01 Dec 2000 13:00:29 -0800

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders RB Tyrone Wheatley (ankles/knee/finger) practiced "very well" on Thursday according to head coach Jon Gruden. OT Lincoln Kennedy (knee), CB Eric Allen (ribs) and DB/PR Darrien Gordon (toe) all practiced on Thursday. Kennedy and Allen are expected to play while Gordon remains questionable.

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Radiers | Allen Does Full Drills

Sat, 19 Jun 1999 10:30:00 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports that during opening day of the Raiders minicamp, CB Eric Allen participated in full drills for the first time since injuring his left knee last season. "It was pretty nerve-wracking for me the last couple of days knowing that this would be the day that I would be able to go out and perform," Allen said. "It's hard to simulate what you're going to see out here. Today was a good day for me to get the ball rolling."

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