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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 | Cuts Coming?

Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:14:52 -0800

The Sacramento Bee reports the Oakland Raiders could release OLB Elijah Alexander, RB/KR Terry Kirby and SS Marquez Pope in their continued quest to get under the salary cap.

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Raiders | Complete Expansion List

Thu, 24 Jan 2002 19:13:49 -0800

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders complete expansion list as: LB Elijah Alexander, S Marquez Pope, WR Marcus Knight, RB Terry Kirby and DL Josh Taves.

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Raiders | Two Available?

Wed, 23 Jan 2002 09:30:50 -0800

John Ryan reports for the San Jose Mercury News the Oakland Raiders have reportedly placed LB Elijah Alexander and S Marquez Pope on their expansion list.

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Raiders | Lineup Change

Wed, 12 Dec 2001 20:53:15 -0800

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders S Johnnie Harris will take over as the team's starting strong safety in place of Marquez Pope. "That's been my (goal) all year," Harris said. "I've always wanted to be the starter. I just didn't get the chance. Now, I have to rise to the occasion." "I don't feel like I need to be benched," Pope said. Pope said he now is relegated to playing primarily on third-down and goal-line plays.

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Raiders | Practice Notes

Wed, 05 Dec 2001 20:50:37 -0800

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie (ankle) and starting RG Mo Collins (leg) did not practice and are "doubtful, at best, for this game," coach Jon Gruden said. CB Charles Woodson and starting LT Barry Sims (foot) did not practice and both remain questionable Sunday. Gruden said rookie S Derrick Gibson likely will see some action at strong safety Sunday. Marquez Pope is expected to start, but not play the whole game.

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Raiders | Injury Notes

Wed, 24 Oct 2001 21:41:28 -0700

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders starting RG Mo Collins (leg) and SS Marquez Pope (hamstring) did not practice earlier today. Both Collins and Pope are questionable for Sunday. LT Barry Sims (foot) practiced and is expected to play Sunday. Backup QB Bobby Hoying began throwing but remains a week to 10 days away from taking any reps, coach Jon Gruden said.

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Raiders | Time To Heal

Tue, 16 Oct 2001 07:29:42 -0700

The San Jose Mercury News reports the Oakland Raiders are hoping this week's BYE will help their walking wounded. The team has scheduled MRI exams for G Mo Collins (right calf) and RB Tyrone Wheatley (right knee) and are hoping the time off will help S Marquez Pope's sore hamstring, S Derrick Gibson's broken hand, OL Barry Sims' injured foot and QB Bobby Hoying's injured right elbow. Gruden gave the players Monday and today off and they won't practice this weekend.

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Raiders | Injury Updates

Mon, 15 Oct 2001 09:28:59 -0700

The San Jose Mercury News reports the Oakland Raiders head into the BYE week with some injury issues. Starting SS Marquez Pope left last night's game after aggravating a hamstring injury that cropped up during practice Thursday. Johnnie Harris played in his place despite lingering injuries to his sternum and shoulder. Frank Middleton made his second consecutive surprise start at right guard in place of Mo Collins, who was inactive because of hamstring tendinitis. S Derrick Gibson (broken hand) played only on special teams.

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Raiders | Injury Notes

Tue, 25 Sep 2001 07:31:20 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders RB Tyrone Wheatley (neck), SS Marquez Pope (left shoulder), FS Anthony Dorsett (ribs), LB Bobby Brooks (hamstring) and DB Johnnie Harris (left shoulder) sustained or aggravated injuries against Miami, coach Jon Gruden said. All will be evaluated further this week. They join starting C Barret Robbins on the list of injured Raiders.

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Raiders | Safety Notes

Fri, 24 Aug 2001 09:02:12 -0700

The Press Democrat's Dave Williams reports it looks like Oakland Raiders S Marquez Pope will be in the team's starting lineup come opening day. Many expected he would be gone from the team or not in the starting lineup. Rookie S Derrick Gibson is the team's safety of the future, but that day has not come. Gibson isn't quite ready to step in at safety, but he's making progress.

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Raiders | Gibson Struggles

Fri, 27 Jul 2001 14:38:09 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports for the Sporting News that Oakland Raiders first-round pick S Derrick Gibson has been struggling to grasp the Raiders defensive scheme during the first week of practice. He frequently looked lost and got beat on deep routes. However, the team is confident Gibson will pick up their scheme in a hurry and be a legitimate threat to Marquez Pope at strong safety.

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Raiders | Battle At Strong Safety

Sun, 15 Jul 2001 09:44:48 -0700

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times there will be spirited battle in training camp between Marquez Pope and rookie Derrick Gibson for the team's starting strong safety position. Right now Pope's job to lose, and Gibson's to win. Pope must play more consistently to keep the job and Gibson must show he can make the transition to the pros and not get too overwhelmed.

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Raiders | Mini-camp Notes

Sat, 28 Apr 2001 14:33:44 -0700

The Oakland Tribune reports the Oakland Raiders remain hopeful of re-signing LB William Thomas and WR Andre Rison. In fact, their lockers remain intact at the team's facility. "I don't want to say I am optimistic nor am I not optimistic," Gruden said referring to Thomas. "We are still talking to him." S Marquez Pope switched to No.23 from No. 49. RB Charlie Garner showed off some nifty moves and quick acceleration on handoffs, prompting Gruden to note: "If today is any indication, he is going to really help our football team."

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Raiders | More on Pope Signing

Thu, 19 Apr 2001 17:46:20 -0700

As an update to previous reports, the Oakland Raiders new deal with S Marquez Pope is for a duration of two-years. He'll have base salaries of $500,000 (2001) and $650,000 (2002).

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Raiders | Pope Official

Wed, 18 Apr 2001 14:00:42 -0700

According to their official site, the Oakland Raiders have announced the official re-signing of S Marquez Pope to an undisclosed contract.

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Raiders | More On Pope

Wed, 18 Apr 2001 12:59:18 -0700

Updating an earlier story, Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com although financial details of S Marquez Pope's contract with the Oakland Raiders have not been released, it is believed to be a multi-year contract to blunt the impact against the Raiders' 2001 salary cap total. As reported previously, it is not known if the retention of Pope will affect the Oakland draft plans.

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Ravens | Eyeing A Sun Devil?

Wed, 18 Apr 2001 10:31:11 -0700

The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have an eye on Arizona State's Adam Archuleta, a linebacker in college projected to play safety in the NFL. They are expected to take a long look at him if he is still on the board when they pick at No. 31 in this weekend's NFL Draft. There appears to be one major hurdle for Archuleta lasting until the Ravens 31st pick. The Oakland Raiders have a need at safety and sit three spots ahead of the Ravens at No. 28. In will be interesting to see if the re-signing of S Marquez Pope alters the Raiders draft plans. If the Ravens wait until the second round for a safety, they should have the likes of Washington's Hakim Akbar and Memphis' Idrees Bashir still available.

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Raiders | Pope Back

Wed, 18 Apr 2001 10:13:54 -0700

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders have re-signed S Marquez Pope to an undisclosed contract.

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Raiders | Draft Notes

Mon, 16 Apr 2001 02:51:59 -0700

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times the Oakland Raiders have the luxury of not having to make their first round pick this year be an immediate starter. The success of the 2000 season resulted in the Raiders drafting 28th in the first round Saturday. The Raiders have lost one starter on offense so far, TE Rickey Dudley. On defense, DE Lance Johnstone, LB William Thomas and SS Marquez Pope are the only players not back in the mix. The team still wants to re-sign Thomas while Johnstone is gone to Minnesota. They are still undecided on re-signing Pope. If they can find a better option than Pope, he won't be re-signed. The Raiders biggest needs are at linebacker and safety.

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Raiders | Pope Note

Sat, 10 Mar 2001 12:12:41 -0800

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden praised S Marquez Pope's play last season and said there's a possibility Pope will be back with the Raiders. He's an unrestricted free agent the team originally chose not to re-sign.

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Raiders | Looking Ahead

Sun, 25 Feb 2001 17:33:41 -0800

Steve Corkran reports for the Sporting News it is unlikely the Oakland Raiders will bring back SS Marquez Pope. They will likely look at the free agent market, including Mike Minter or Brock Marion. Both would represent upgrades over Pope. Any free agent the Raiders sign will be with an eye toward creating competition in training camp and adding depth. Second-year WR Jerry Porter will get a long look this off-season as a potential replacement for James Jett who is expected to leave the team via free agency. The Raiders could decide to make a run at WRs Derrick Mason, Albert Connell or Matthew Hatchette as their big free agent signing, but it's not imperative if they re-sign Andre Rison.

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Browns | Add Another 49er

Wed, 03 Mar 1999 15:30:00 -0800

Fox Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have signed DB Marquez Pope. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The AP reports that Pope agreed to a two-year, $5 million (about) contract.

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49ers | Over the Cap

Wed, 03 Feb 1999 11:15:00 -0800

ESPN reports the 49ers are still $28 million over the salary cap for the upcoming year. They go onto report that it appears DB Marquez Pope, CB Antonio Langham, RB Terry Kirby and TE Irv Smith are all expected to be released to free up salary cap room. LB Ken Norton Jr. and G Ray Brown have already agreed to have their contracts re-worked to free up money, too.

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49ers | Over the Cap

Wed, 03 Feb 1999 11:15:00 -0800

ESPN reports the 49ers are still $28 million over the salary cap for the upcoming year. They go onto report that it appears DB Marquez Pope, CB Antonio Langham, RB Terry Kirby and TE Irv Smith are all expected to be released to free up salary cap room. LB Ken Norton Jr. and G Ray Brown have already agreed to have their contracts re-worked to free up money, too.

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