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Raiders Sign QB Daunte Culpepper (We're Now On Plan H)
Raiders.com ^ | 31 July 2007 | Unattributed

Posted on 08/01/2007 12:52:30 AM PDT by GOP_Raider

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent QB Daunte Culpepper, Raiders Head Coach Lane Kiffin announced after this afternoon's Training Camp practice at the team's Napa Valley Training Complex. The 6'4", 265-pound Culpepper spent last season with the Miami Dolphins. Culpepper, who is entering his ninth season in the NFL, spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings.

"We are very excited to have Daunte, and add him to the mix and see if he can help us," Coach Kiffin said. "We think that he adds definite competition."

The former Central Florida star has played in 85 league games with 84 starts, and has completed 1,759 or 2,741 pass attempts for 21,091 yards, 137 TDs, and 89 INTs. His best season came in 2004 when he threw for 4,717 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Culpepper was originally selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by Minnesota


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KEYWORDS: chatroom; daunteculpepper; nfl; oakland; oaklandraiders; raiders; sports
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To: GOP_Raider

I wonder if the Falcons are shopping for another QB?


21 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:51 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

The Falcons should have picked up Culpepper. They have an opportunity to make Vick a distant memory. Sign Culpepper for one year to bring Shockley along. What could be better? You have a local kid and UGA QB. Not only can he throw the ball, he’s got wheels as well. It would put many fans in the seats.
Personally, I am not a big Falcons fan but I am a HUGE Georgia fan, I would be watching every game if DJ were playing.


22 posted on 08/01/2007 5:57:28 AM PDT by panthermom (DUNCAN HUNTER 2008)
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To: GOP_Raider

Hey it could be worse...we could bring back Jeff George.

Man, that is EXACTLY what occured to me as well.


23 posted on 08/01/2007 6:06:42 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Zeon Cowboy

GO CHARGERS. That’s right. I said it.

If I’m going to watch a game without the Bengals, its one involving the AFC West.

Any of those games are brutal, and a blast to watch if you don’t have a ‘dog’ in the fight.


24 posted on 08/01/2007 6:08:11 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: mainepatsfan
You know....as a Raider fan I am disheartened, yet again.

Don't you think they should concentrate on getting the top draft pick signed before this clown???

Sign Jamarcus(sp) NOW!!!!

25 posted on 08/01/2007 6:08:30 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.)
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To: GOP_Raider

packers rule


26 posted on 08/01/2007 6:12:28 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: Badeye

Have to agree (not about the Bengals part, that is just crazy) that AFC West games are always fun to watch. Even when one of the teams is down the games are usually extremely competitive and you have some great homefield crowds (or scary in the case of Oakland) that add to the experience.


27 posted on 08/01/2007 6:57:28 AM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: Cyropaedia

Where’s Steve DeBerg?


28 posted on 08/01/2007 7:00:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Steelerfan

Have to agree (not about the Bengals part, that is just crazy)

(chuckle)

Oh...you and I are going to have fun once the season starts....LOL!


29 posted on 08/01/2007 7:10:32 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia
I wonder if the Falcons are shopping for another QB?

No need to worry, they've got "Joey Ballgame".

As a long suffering lions(cough) fan I can attest to his(cough)abilities.

Hey joey...Or-a-gahn!(he just hated when people mis-pronounced Oregon that way)

30 posted on 08/01/2007 7:15:14 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: panthermom

GO DAWGS, DJ is a Vick style player (except DJ has class), but may need more NFL experience.
The Falcons have had many chances to pick local Tech and Georgia stars, but avoided picking them, with the idea that it put too much pressure on them. I think that is stupid, but that was Rankin Smith’s idea, and now Arthur Blank is in charge.
UGA is picked third the the Eastern SEC. I don’t think Florida will be able to repeat last year, but I know with Tennessee and Florida it will continue to be tough.


31 posted on 08/01/2007 7:50:36 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: RckyRaCoCo
As a long suffering lions(cough) fan I can attest to his(cough)abilities.

He sure looked damn good last year against the Lions.

32 posted on 08/01/2007 7:51:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

hell, everybody looks good against the lion...


33 posted on 08/01/2007 8:01:17 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: Badeye

Looking forward to it, just so long as no Ratbird fans join in!


34 posted on 08/01/2007 8:41:29 AM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: Steelerfan

‘Looking forward to it, just so long as no Ratbird fans join in!’

Ah, what the heck, the more the merrier.

Reading today the injury bug is alive and well at Bengals camp. Two guys taken off the practice field on stretchers in the past 30 hours.....yikes!


35 posted on 08/01/2007 8:48:42 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: GOP_Raider

this team and tradition fit Culpepper to a T.

The Raiders bettered themselves


36 posted on 08/01/2007 8:51:13 AM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: GOP_Raider

I always thought Culpepper was a decent quarterback, personally. I couldn’t stand Vick, though. The idea of a running quarterback who can get knocked out at any time by a knee injury is just craziness. I don’t know all the antics of Culpepper off field but they certainly can’t be any worse than Vick who is likely to wind up modeling one of those pretty orange jump suits before long (or should.) I do agree with an earlier poster about Jeff Garcia though. I never could understand why he never got the credit he deserved.


37 posted on 08/01/2007 8:51:17 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: GOP_Raider

Ha ha, the Raiders can’t suck enough for me! I think the Raiders and the Patriots will have the same records this year. The Patriots: 14-2, the Raiders: 2-14.


38 posted on 08/01/2007 9:46:16 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (Can I please freep just a little while longer Dear?)
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To: Badeye

Yeah, I agree it is just that mocking the Ravens is the one thing Steeler and Bengal fans can usually agree on.

Who went down? Nothing serious I hope (and I mean that, never want to see anyone hurt and it is always more fun to beat you guys at full strength so there are no excuses).


39 posted on 08/01/2007 12:19:18 PM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: Badeye
Two guys taken off the practice field on stretchers in the past 30 hours.....yikes!

gunshot or knife wounds?

40 posted on 08/01/2007 1:55:57 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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