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Report: Oakland Signs Culpepper

The Raiders have signed free-agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper to a one-year contract, according to a report by KPIX Television in San Francisco.

According to the report, the team is expected to make the official announcement on Wednesday. Terms of the deal are not known.

The Oakland Tribune reported on Tuesday that coach Lane Kiffin confirmed the team was considering the three-time Pro Bowl selection. On Sunday, Kiffin described contract negotiations between the Raiders and quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the team's No. 1 draft pick, as "going kind of slow."

Via Yahoo.com

Raiders Expected To Sign Culpepper

A source familiar with the situation said the Raiders are expected to sign free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper today.

With the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, the Raiders signed JaMarcus Russell, who is 6-foot-5 and in the 250-pound range. Culepper is the only quarterback on the market with comparable size, at 6-foot-4 and a listed weight of 265 pounds.

Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Sunday night Culpepper was being brought in for a workout. He also said the Raiders had already seen Culpepper recently.

Via Oakland Tribune

Culpepper Heading To Oakland For Workout

Free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper will work out for the Raiders on Tuesday, two weeks after being released by the Dolphins.

Culpepper held a private workout for a member of the Raiders' personnel department in Florida on Monday. The 30-year-old quarterback did well enough there to persuade the team to fly him out to California for an additional workout. "Anytime that we have a chance to investigate something that can help our team win, were going to do it," Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said. "Obviously Daunte is something that weve been looking into for a little bit. This is kind of the climax of it, working him out tomorrow."

Via AP

Porter On First Day Of Camp Kiffin: "It Was Hell"

No. 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell is still contract-less and staying at his mom's house in Mobile, Ala. Second-round pick Zach Miller was on his way to camp Friday before his contract negotiations stalled, so he went back home to Arizona.

Otherwise, all players were on hand for the first training camp run by rookie coach Lane Kiffin, who deemed Friday an "extremely positive first day."

"First day? It was hell," wide receiver Jerry Porter said. "This sun, it's unforgiving. It was beating on you the whole time."

Via San Francisco Chronicle

Raiders Cut TE Anderson, Sign DE Swancutt

The Raiders cut tight end Courtney Anderson on Thursday as the team reported to its first training camp under new coach Lane Kiffin.

Anderson, a seventh-round pick out of San Jose State in 2004, started 24 games the past two seasons, making 49 catches for 588 yards and five touchdowns. He split time last season with converted wide receiver Randal Williams and was not expected to start this year.

Via AP

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