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    Raiders sign QB George

    Raiders sign QB George after long hiatus

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    ALAMEDA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2006) -- The Oakland Raiders signed Jeff George to a contract, bringing back a player who hasn't thrown an NFL pass in five seasons.

    George, the No. 1 overall pick by Indianapolis in 1990, joined the team in time for Aug. 28's afternoon practice. He previously played for the Raiders in 1997-98, starting 23 games and throwing 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

    It is not immediately clear what his role will be on the Raiders, who already have Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiasosopo on the roster.

    George played with the Colts from 1990-93. He was in Atlanta from 1994-96, then spent two seasons with Oakland and one with Minnesota before joining the Redskins in 2000, first as a backup. He was signed by Seattle as insurance midway through the 2002 season, but didn't play. Chicago signed him late in the 2004 season, but he never played for the Bears either.

    George, known for his strong arm and clashes with coaches, has a 46-78 career record as a starter and has never lasted longer than four years with any one of them.

    George hasn't played since 2001, when he was cut after two games with the Redskins. In his last two games with Washington, George had a quarterback rating of 34.6, completing 23 of 42 passes with three interceptions.

    In his next-to-last game with Washington, he and coach Marty Schottenheimer had an animated sideline discussion after George committed four turnovers and was removed from the game.

    George also had a sideline argument with coach June Jones when he was with the Atlanta Falcons in 1996, and the team suspended him and then cut him.

    George played well his first season in Oakland, throwing for 3,917 yards and 29 touchdowns in 1997. He struggled with injuries the following season, starting only seven games, and was replaced the following season by Rich Gannon, who was a better fit in coach Jon Gruden's West Coast offense.


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    Re: Raiders sign QB George

    Yikes! I wasn't sure if this was a joke or an old article. Those Faiders sure are making some great moves in their quest to return to those glory years. "Commitment to Excellence", "Pride and Poise" and "Just Win Baby" are once again buzz words!

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    Re: Raiders sign QB George

    Word is that both Shell and Billinikoff (sp?) will suit up this season.
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    Re: Raiders sign QB George

    Walters has a shoulder injury, so they figure they would bring someone in with a strong arm who can fling it down the field long to Moss like Culpepper used to do. Given the situation they are in with Walters, it was a cheap sign that won't last.
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    Re: Raiders sign QB George

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredman View Post
    Walters has a shoulder injury, so they figure they would bring someone in with a strong arm who can fling it down the field long to Moss like Culpepper used to do. Given the situation they are in with Walters, it was a cheap sign that won't last.
    Cheap sign?? Bizarre sign is more like it. Al Davis has officially lost his mind.

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    Re: Raiders sign QB George

    Just off the sportswire...

    It was rumored yesterday that the Oakland Raiders were in contact with George Blanda on a possible return to professional football. Sources say that Al Davis was personnally handling the situation and was heard saying that this move would "return da Raida's to greatness". ...or something like that.

    Stay tuned folks.

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    Re: Raiders sign QB George

    Steve Young was on , I think, Dan Patrick's show today and said he was in better shape to come back than was George...lol

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