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Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:49:28 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders have released S Ray Buchanan.
Sat, 22 Jan 2005 22:18:05 -0800
Bill Soliday, of InsideBayArea.com, reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan is expected to become an unrestricted free agent off a club option.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 01:05:18 -0800
Darren Sabedra, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports the Oakland Raiders must decide whether or not they want to retain FS Ray Buchanan during 2005. His salary jumps to $1 million for 2005 and he has said he wants to return to the team. However, he managed just one interception at the free safety position. Buchanan, however, was second on the team with 91 tackles.
Fri, 31 Dec 2004 14:40:57 -0800
Oakland Raiders S Brock Williams will join S Stuart Schweigert along with starting Ss Ray Buchanan and Marques Anderson in nickel and dime defenses for Week 17.
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:06:16 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Sporting News that Oakland Raiders CB Denard Walker is the leading candidate to be the team's nickel back in 2004 if CB Ray Buchanan moves to the free safety position as expected.
Fri, 25 Jun 2004 09:31:09 -0700
Gregg Bell, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan will be getting the bulk of early training camp as the team's starting free safety, in place of FS Rod Woodson (knee).
Fri, 14 May 2004 10:29:02 -0700
The Sacramento Bee reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan says his new team has the right formula for stopping his old team, the Atlanta Falcons. Buchanan said the Raiders' offseason acquisition of DT Warren Sapp was the formula to stop Falcons QB Michael Vick. He added that Vick struggled against Sapp's former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the two NFC South games Atlanta had each season. "Sapp always got the best of [Vick]," Buchanan said. "[They would get Sapp and] guys up front and close all the gaps in the line. Mike had nowhere to run. Mike is fast and talented, but he can be gotten."
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 14:51:33 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan, while able to work as the team's third corner, will play at free safety for the Raiders.
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 14:42:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have officially signed CB Ray Buchanan (Falcons). Athough terms of the deal were undisclosed, Buchanan's deal was previously reported to be for five years and worth $12 million. "We're very pleased to add a player the caliber of Ray Buchanan who is both versatile and productive," said Raiders head coach Norv Turner.
Sat, 03 Apr 2004 10:40:56 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free agent CB Ray Buchanan (Falcons) on a five-year deal worth $12 million. "I walked out of the building wearing a Raider hat with the shield on it," Buchanan said. "It's a great feeling." Because Oakland has only about $125,000 in available cap funds, the team must clear some salary cap room before it can officially sign Buchanan to a contract, according to officials close to the situation. The Raiders project Buchanan as a free safety and could also use him in his traditional cornerback role as well. "I have a goal and my goal is to get double-digit sacks for a team," Buchanan said. "I think that could happen at free safety."
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