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A partial listing of 2005 Raiders personnel developments:

Art Shell named Raiders coach on Feb. 11, 2006. The Hall of Fame offensive tackle replaces Norv Turner, who was fired Jan. 3 after a combined 9-23 record the past two seasons. Shell, 59, had a 56-41 record (including 2-3 postseason) from 1989 to 1994 with the Raiders.

Updated: 2-11-2006

Former Raiders offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye reportedly hired by the New York Jets on Feb. 9, 2006 for an unspecified role. Raye, 59, spent the past two seasons with the Raiders.

Updated: 2-11-2006

Former Raiders special teams assistant Martin Bayless hired as Houston Texans assistant defensive backs coach on Feb. 8, 2006. Bayless, 43, spent the past two seasons with the Raiders.

Updated: 2-9-2006

Former Raiders offensive line coach Jim Colletto hired as UCLA assistant head coach on Feb. 7, 2006. Colletto, 61, wasn't expected to remain with the Raiders after Oakland ranked 29th in NFL rushing and surrendered 45 sacks (fourth most AFC). The former Purdue University head coach spent one season with Oakland.

Updated: 2-8-2006

Norv Turner fired as Raiders coach, the team announced Jan. 3, 2006. Turner, 53, had a 9-23 record in two seasons in Oakland, the worst two-year record of any coach in franchise history.

Updated: 1-3-2006

Cornerback Charles Woodson placed on injured reserve on Dec. 29, 2005. Woodson, 29, sustained a broken right leg against Buffalo on Oct. 23, 2005. Oakland signed wide receiver James Adkisson to replace Woodson on its 53-player roter.

Updated: 12-30-2005

Guard Langston Walker placed on injured reserve Dec. 2, 2005. The Raiders signed defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthorne from the practice squad to take Walkerís spot on the 53-player roster. Walker, 26, reportedly underwent emergency surgery Oct. 25 to repair an internal hemorrhage sustained during a game against Buffalo two days earlier.

Updated: 12-2-2005

Former Denver Broncos cornerback Lenny Walls claimed off waivers on Nov. 29, 2005. The Raiders also placed safety Reggie Tongue on injured reserve. Tongue, 33, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Oaklandís 33-21 loss to Miami on Nov. 27. Walls, 26, was waived by Denver on Nov. 28 after being placed on the reserve-injured list Nov. 1 because of an injured groin.

Updated: 11-30-2005

Defensive back Calvin Branch re-signed on Dec. 1, 2005.

Defensive tackle Warren Sapp placed on injured reserve on Nov. 26, 2005 because of a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Sapp, who turns 33 in December, contributed five sacks, 32 total tackles and one interception in 10 games (all starts) this season. The 11-year veteran reportedly injured his shoulder during Oaklandís 16-13 victory over Washington on Nov. 20. To fill Sappís spot on the 53-player roster, Oakland promoted offensive tackle Brad Lekkerkerker from the practice squad.

Updated: 11-26-2005

Safety Reggie Tongue signed Nov. 2, 2005. Tongue, 32, has played nine NFL seasons with Kansas City, Seattle and the N.Y. Jets. He has 15 interceptions in 141 career games. Oakland releases S Calvin Branch to make room for Tongue on its 53-player roster.

Updated: 10-29-2005

Strong safety Derrick Gibson placed on injured reserve Oct. 28, 2005. Gibson sustained a broken left wrist during the first quarter of Oaklandís 38-17 victory over Buffalo on Oct. 23. The five-year veteran reportedly underwent surgery the day after he was injured to insert pins in his wrist. The Raiders signed linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba from the practice squad to take Gibsonís place on the roster.

Updated: 10-29-2005

Wide receiver Ronald Curry placed on injured reserve Oct. 19, 2005. Curry, 26, sustained a torn left Achilles tendon against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 18. The four-year veteran missed the final four games of the 2004 season after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon against the Chiefs on Dec. 5. He had the same injury to his right Achilles tendon during his college career at North Carolina.

Updated: 10-19-2005

Defensive back Calvin Branch re-signed Oct. 19, 2005. Branch, 31, was among the team's final preseason cuts on Sept. 3.

Updated: 10-19-2005

Defensive tackle Warren Sapp reportedly fined $7,500 by the NFL for two hits on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe during a game Oct. 2, 2005. Sapp drew a roughing-the-passer penalty on one of those plays.

Updated: 10-13-2005

Defensive back Eugene Hiram signed to the team's practice squad on Sept. 16, 2005. To make room for Hiram, Oakland released running back Erik Bickerstaff.

Updated: 9-17-2005

Running back Erik Bickerstaff and linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba signed to Oakland's practice squad on Sept. 5, 2005. Bickerstaff reportedly went to training camp each of the past two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Ekejibuja was in the Arizona Cardinals' 2005 training camp before being released.

Updated: 9-6-2005

The team signed receivers Cedric Bonner and James Adkisson, running back DeJuan Green, offensive linemen C.J. Brooks and Brad Lekkerkerker, and defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthorne to its practice squad on Sept. 4, 2005.

Updated: 9-4-2005

Tight ends Teyo Johnson and Rickey Dudley were among 20 players released Sept. 3, 2005. Johnson, 23, never fulfilled his potential as a big-play receiver after being selected by Oakland in the second round (63rd overall pick) of the 2003 NFL draft. The former Stanford star contributed 23 catches for 259 yards and three TDs in 24 regular-season games (six starts). Johnson reportedly was in and out of coach Norv Turnerís doghouse last season for skipping offseason workouts.

Dudley, 33, was in his second tour of duty with the Raiders. The former Ohio State star was selected by Oakland with the ninth overall choice in the 1996 draft. He averaged 37 receptions in five seasons (1996-2000) with the Raiders before signing with the Cleveland Browns in 2001.

In reducing their roster to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit for the regular season, the Raiders also released fullback Chris Hetherington; linebackers Jay Foreman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Edward Thomas; quarterback Bret Engemann; wide receivers James Adkisson and Cedric Bonner; free safety Calvin Branch; guard-center C.J. Brooks; center Vince Carter; running backs DeJuan Green and J.R. Niklos; defensive tackles Anttaj Hawthorne and Lorn Mayers; defensive end Jordan Hicks; tackles Robert Hicks and Brad Lekkerkkerker and strong safety Marquis Smith.

The team also placed three players ó defensive tackle Kenny Smith, tackle Shaun Rose and safety Keyon Nash ó on injured reserve.

Updated: 9-4-2005

Wide receiver John Stone placed on injured reserve Aug. 30. 2005 because of a shoulder injury. Oakland also released punter Gary Cook, safety Kevin Curtis and wide receiver Maurice Washington.

Updated: 8-31-2005

Linebacker Sam Williams placed on injured reserve Aug. 29, 2005. Williams, 25, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice Aug. 18 and underwent surgery a week later. The former Fresno State player has missed all or parts of his first three seasons with the Raiders because of injury.

Updated: 8-29-2005

Offensive tackle Pete McMahon, an Oakland 2005 sixth-round draft choice, was among seven players released Aug. 29, 2005. Also released: punter Bryce Benekos, running back Leonard Henry, quarterback David Rivers, center/guard Ron Green, linebacker Maugaula Tuitele and cornerback Brock Williams released Aug. 29, 2005.

Updated: 8-29-2005

Strong safety Marques Anderson, tight end Josh Norman and wide receiver LaShaun Ward released Aug. 23, 2005. Anderson, 26, lost out to Derrick Gibson (sidelined all of 2004 because of a shoulder injury) in their competition for the starting strong safety position. Anderson started 10 of 14 games last season and contributed 54 solo tackles and one interception. position

Updated: 8-23-2005

Wide receiver Will Holder released Aug. 19, 2005.

Updated: 8-20-2005

Defensive lineman Jordan Hicks re-signed Aug. 19. Hicks, a free agent from Georgetown College, was released Aug. 16.

Updated: 8-20-2005

Punter Bryce Benekos signed Aug. 16, 2005.

Updated: 8-17-2005

Former Miami Dolphins running back Leonard Henry signed Aug. 13, 2005. Henry, 25, rushed for 141 yards on 46 attempts and caught three passes for 12 yards for the Dolphins in six games in 2004.

Updated: 8-14-2005

Wide receiver Randal Williams signed Aug. 2, 2005. Williams, 27, had one catch for 14 yards with the Dallas Cowboys from 2001-2004.

Updated: 8-3-2005

Outside linebacker Travian Smith released July 29, 2005. Smith, 29, reportedly underwent surgery on his left knee last October and again during the offseason. He contributed 8.5 sacks and one interception in 84 career games (1998-2004) with Oakland.

Updated: 7-30-2005

Former Wisconsin defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthrone signed July 28, 2005. Hawthorne, 23, was selected by Oakland in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Updated: 7-28-2005

Former Houston cornerback Stanford Routt and ex-San Diego State linebacker Kirk Morrison signed July 27, 2005, according to the team's Web site. Routt (second round) and Morrison (third round) were selected by the Raiders during the 2005 NFL Draft.

Updated: 7-27-2005

Former Nebraska cornerback Fabian Washington, the Raidersí top draft pick, signed July 26, 2005. Washington, 22, reportedly received a five-year, $7.8 million deal (including about $5 million for a signing bonus and other guarantees). He was selected by Oakland with the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Updated: 7-26-2005

Safety Calvin Branch and defensive tackles Lorn Mayers and Michael Quarshie signed July 26, 2005. Branch, 22, was drafted by Oakland in 1997 and played four seasons.

Updated: 7-26-2005

Former Arizona State quarterback Andrew Walter and ex-Cal linebacker Ryan Riddle signed July 23, 2005. Walter (third round) and Riddle (sixth round) were selected by Oakland during the 2005 NFL Draft.

Updated: 7-24-2005

Former Iowa offensive guard/tackle Pete McMahon signed July 20, 2005. McMahon, 23, was selected by Oakland in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Updated: 7-24-2005

Tight end Rickey Dudley re-signed July 19, 2005. Dudley, 33, had three catches for 48 yards in three games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. He totaled only 35 receptions in the four seasons since leaving the Raiders after the 2000 season. The former Ohio State star averaged 37 catches in five seasons (1996-2000) with Oakland.

Updated: 7-20-2005

Wide receiver Tim Brown signed a one-day contract and retired, the team announced. "At some point in my career I didnít think this day would ever come," Brown told reporters at a news conference in Oakland on July 18, 2005. "I thought Iíd just keep playing and keep playing. But Iím very glad this day has come, and I can move on to the next phase of my life."

Brown (right) spent the first 16 seasons of his 17-year NFL career with the Raiders. He was released in August 2004 after reportedly refusing to accept a reduced role in the teamís offense. The 1987 Heisman Trophy winner played last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, contributing 24 catches for 200 yards and one TD.

Ironically, Brown caught his 100th career TD pass in the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay's 30-20 loss at Oakland on Sept. 26, 2004.

Brown ranks second in NFL career receiving yards behind former teammate Jerry Rice with 14,934. Brown's 1,094 catches ranks third and he's tied for third all-time with Steve Largent for career TD catches.

During his 16 seasons with the Raiders, Brown contributed 1,070 catches for 14,734 yards and 99 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl nine times and played in 240 regular-season games, both Raiders records.

Updated: 7-18-2005

Former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ed Jasper signed June 27, 2005. Jasper, 32, reportedly received a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $650,000 with a $25,000 signing bonus. In 2004, the eight-year veteran contributed 32 total tackles and two sacks in 12 games (all starts) for the Falcons. He missed the final four games of the 2004 regular season because of a broken hand but returned for the playoffs. Jasper was released by Atlanta on Feb. 28, 2005.

Updated: 6-28-2005

Former Houston Texans linebacker Jay Foreman signed May 12, 2005. Foreman, 29, contributed 79 total tackles (53 solo) last season despite missing five games because of a sprained ankle. He made 258 solo tackles in 43 starts for the Texans the past three seasons. Foreman, the son of former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman, recorded a career-high 105 solo tackles (141 total) in 2002.

Updated: 5-14-2005

Tight end Doug Jolley traded to the New York Jets on April 20, 2005 in exchange for the 26th overall selection in the 2005 NFL draft. The Jets also receive a second-round (47th overall) and two sixth-round (Nos. 182 & 185) picks, while the Raiders get a seventh-round (230) selection. Jolley, 26, contributed 27 catches for 313 yards and two touchdowns during the 2004 season. The former Brigham Young star has 90 catches for 972 yards and five TDs in 47 career games (25 starts) with Oakland. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound was selected by the Raiders in the second round (55th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Updated: 4-21-2005

Cornerback Phillip Buchanon reportedly traded to the Houston Texans on April 19, 2005 for two draft picks. The Raiders receive second- and third-round choices in the 2005 NFL draft for Buchanon, who scored seven touchdowns (four on interception returns and three on punt returns) in three seasons with Oakland. He has 11 career interceptions in 36 games. To acquire Buchanon, the Texans trade their 47th and 78 overall picks in this year's draft to the Raiders. The Texans announced the trade April 21.

Buchanon, 24, never developed into the Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback that Raiders management envisioned when Oakland picked the former Miami star with the 17th overall choice in the 2002 NFL draft. Last season, he contributed a team-high three interceptions (one returned for a TD) and 50 tackles in 14 games. His average of 5.8 yards on 21 punt returns in 2004 was well below his 13.1 average for his first two NFL seasons.

Updated: 4-21-2005

Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Renaldo Hill signed April 11, 2005. He reportedly gets a one-year, $565,000 deal with a potential of an additional $800,000 in incentives. Hill, 26, intercepted eight passes during four seasons with the Cardinals.

Updated: 4-12-2005

Linebacker DeLawrence Grant re-signed April 7, 2005. Grant, 25, was released by the team March 3 in a salary-cap move. He was inactive the final seven games of 2004 after starting the first nine games. The ex-Oregon State star finished the year with two sacks and 20 tackles (14 solo). Grant has contributed six sacks and 64 tackles (43 solo) during his first four seasons with Oakland.

Updated: 4-8-2005

Safety Jarrod Cooper re-signed April 5, 2005. Cooper, 25, contributed one sack and 16 tackles in nine games with Oakland in 2004.

Updated: 4-6-2005

Former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Kenny Smith signed March 31, 2005. Smith, 26, contributed 4.5 sacks and 69 tackles (55 solo) in 30 games with the Saints from 2001 to 2003, but the ex-University of Alabama starter missed all of last season because of a torn rotator cuff.

Updated: 4-1-2005

Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad agrees to a one-year, $700,000 deal with Oakland, according to published reports March 22, 2005. The Raiders announced the signing March 31. Konrad, 28, is reunited with Raiders coach Norv Turner. They were with the Dolphins in the 2002 and 2003 seasons, when Turner was the Miami offensive coordinator. In six seasons with the Dolphins, Konrad contributed 111 receptions for 854 yards and 114 rushing yards on 36 carries. The ex-Syracuse player was released by the Dolphins on March 15.

Updated: 4-1-2005

Fullback Chris Hetherington re-signed March 21, 2005. Hetherington, 32, played in five games with two stars for Oakland in 2004 after re-signing Dec. 1. He caught three passes for 28 yards and played extensively on special teams. The 10-year veteran was released Sept. 5.

Updated: 3-22-2005

Chuck Pagano named defensive assistant March 16, 2005. Pagano, 44, spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Cleveland Browns.

Updated: 3-17-2005

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derrick Burgess signed March 12, 2005. He reportedly received a five-year, $17 million deal, including a $6 million signing bonus. Burgess, 26, contributed three sacks and 10 tackles in three 2004 postseason games with the Eagles. He had 2.5 sacks and 44 tackles in 11 starts during the 2004 regular season. The 6-foot-2 1/2, 265-pound Burgess spent the entire 2003 season on injured reserve because of a torn left Achilles' tendon. He reportedly missed 35 of the Eagles' past 48 games because of injury. Burgess made 8.5 sacks in 29 career games (15 starts) with the Eagles. The former Mississippi defensive end has four sacks in six NFL career playoff games.

Updated: 3-13-2005

Guard Ron Stone re-signed March 10, 2005. Stone, 33, was cut by the Raiders on March 2 in a salary cap move. The 12-year veteran played in only five games in 2004 because of an injured left knee. Stone, a three-time Pro Bowler, signed a three-year, $8.35 million deal with Oakland in March 2004.

Updated: 3-11-2005

Defensive end Bobby Hamilton re-signed March 6, 2005, according to published reports. The team announced Hamiltion's signing March 15. Hamilton, 33, reportedly received a three-year, $6 million deal. The 10-year veteran was arguably the top player on Oaklandís 30th-ranked defense in 2004. He contributed 57 tackles and one sack in 16 games, 15 of which he started.

The Raiders also reportedly restructured the contract of defensive tackle Ted Washington. The team converted $1.35 million of his $2 million base salary for 2005 into a guaranteed bonus, freeing approximately $1 million in salary cap room.

Updated: 3-15-2005

Former New York Jets running back LaMont Jordan signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract March 3, 2005. The four-year veteran reportedly will receive $15.8 million in guaranteed money, and he has a cap burden of $1.9 million for the coming season. Jordan (below) is expected to upgrade Oakland's woebegone rushing offense, which ranked dead last in the league (80.9 yards per game) in 2004. "I accept the challenge because I know I'm willing to succeed," Jordan, 26, told Bay Area reporters after he signed with the Raiders. Said Raiders coach Norv Turner: "We believe he's going to be a premier runner." Jordan rushed for 479 yards and two touchdowns during the 2004 season as a backup to Curtis Martin. Amos Zereoue led the Raiders with 425 rushing yards last season. Jordan's 4.9 yards average during his four seasons with the Jets is tops in club history among running backs with 100 or more carries.

Updated: 3-3-2005

Guard Ron Stone and linebacker DeLawrence Grant released March 3, 2005. Stone, 33, and Grant, 25, were inactive the final four games of the 2004 season. They reportedly were salary-cap casualities to help the team sign running back LaMont Jordan.

Updated: 3-3-2005

Running back Tyrone Wheatley and defensive tackle John Parrella reportedly released March 2, 2005. Wheatley, 33, rushed for 327 yards and four touchdowns during an injury-plagued 2004 season. Parrella, 35, contributed 22 tackles in 2004. Parrella reportedly was cut after refusing to accept a pay cut for the 2005 season from $3 million to $1.5 million.

Updated: 3-3-2005

Oakland acquired wide receiver Randy Moss (below) in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings on March 2, 2005. The Vikings get linebacker Napoleon Harris, the No. 7 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft and a 2005 late-round choice from the Raiders in exchange for Moss. At his introductory news conference at the Raiders' headquarters in Alameda, Calif., the former Vikings star shows he's well-versed in his new team's cliches by telling reporters: "Who wouldn't want to be in the Silver and Black? I'm committed to excellence and I just want to win, baby." Moss, 28, has 9,142 receiving yards -- the most by any player in his first seven NFL seasons. Ex-Raider Jerry Rice is second all-time with 9,072.

Updated: 3-2-2005

Offensive guard Frank Midddleton, safety Ray Buchanan and tight end Roland Williams released March 1, 2005. Middleton, 30, started only 15 games (eight in 2003 & seven in 2004) the past two seasons. He was placed on injured reserve last season because of a torn left quadriceps. The eight-year veteran was scheduled to earn $2 million in 2005. Buchanan, 33, started all 16 games last season at free safety. The 12-year veteran was scheduled to earn $1 million in 2005. Williams, 29, returned to the Raiders in 2004 for his second tour of duty, but his playing time was limited because of injury. He had no receptions in 12 games, including three starts.

The Raiders reportedly also restructured the contracts of starting left offensive tackle Barry Sims and punter Shane Lechler to help the team get under the league-mandated $85.5 million salary cap by the March 2 deadline.

Updated: 3-2-2005

The team restructured the contract of quarterback Rich Gannon, according to published reports Feb. 27, 2005. His base salary for the 2005 season was reduced from $8 million to the veteran mininum of $765,000. Gannon, who turns 40 in December, reportedly is still recovering from a broken vertebra in his neck in a game against against Tampa Bay on Sept. 26, 2004. The 2002 NFL MVP is signed through the 2009 season.

Updated: 2-27-2005

Wide receiver Jerry Porter signed a five-year contract extension, the team announced Feb. 22, 2005. The contract, which is voidable after three years, reportedly is worth about $20 million (with $8 million guaranteed). Porter, 26, set or equaled career highs of 64 catches for 998 receiving yards and nine touchdowns during the 2004 season. The former West Virginia star earned the right to void the final year of the six-year contract he signed as a rookie in 2000. He was scheduled to earn $598,500 in 2005 after making $557,000 last season.

Updated: 2-23-2005

For the second straight year, the Raiders designated cornerback Charles Woodson as their franchise player Feb. 22, 2005. The four-time Pro Bowler reportedly receives a one-year, $10,537,200 offer (an increase of 20 percent from his $8,781,000 salary last season). As a non-exclusive franchise player, Woodson is allowed to negotiate with other teams. If the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner signs elsewhere, the Raiders would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation. The Raiders designated Woodson, 28, their exclusive franchise player a year ago, but he missed all of training camp because of a contract dispute before signing the one-year tender.

Updated: 2-23-2005

John Shoop named quarterbacks coach Feb. 19, 2005. He replaces Steve Sarkisian, who left the Raiders after the 2004 season to become USC assistant head coach. Shoop, 35, was the quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season after being a Chicago Bears assistant for five seasons (1999-2003), the final three as offensive coordinator.

Updated: 2-19-2005

Keith Millard named defensive line assistant Feb. 10, 2005. Millard, 42, spent the past three seasons as assistant defensive line/pass rush specialist with the Denver Broncos. The former defensive lineman played nine seasons in the NFL with Minnesota (1985-91), Seattle (1992), Green Bay (1992) and Philadelphia (1993).

Updated: 2-11-2005

Former Raiders quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian named University of Southern California assistant head coach on Feb. 10, 2005. Sarkisian, 28, previously coached at USC from 2001-2003. The former Brigham Young quarterback spent one season with the Raiders.

Updated: 2-11-2005

Jim Colletto named offensive line coach Jan. 27, 2005. The former Purdue head coach (1991-96) spent the past six years as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens before being fired Jan. 10. Colletto, 60, replaces Aaron Kromer, who left the Raiders to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Updated: 1-28-2005

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Jan. 20, 2005 the hiring of former Raiders offensive line coach Aaron Kromer as a senior assistant. Kromer was hired by then-Raiders coach Jon Gruden in 2001 as an offensive line assistant. After Gruden became the Bucs coach in February 2002, Kromer was promoted to offensive line coach with the Raiders. He spent four seasons in Oakland, the final three as offensive line coach.

Updated: 1-21-2005

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