Is Linebacker Kirk Morrison Done in Oakland?

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders gave their strongest indication yet that Kirk Morrison might be on his way out in the East Bay by giving him an "original pick" tender in free agency.
That means that any team signing Morrison to an offer sheet would have to give the Raiders a third round pick.  If that doesn’t sound like Oakland puts much value on Morrison, it’s actually worse than it sounds.
Morrison is scheduled to make $2.5 million in 2010.  So Oakland could actually have put a second round tender on his for the same money.
Translated, that means they are trying to get someone to make him an offer.  They didn’t think anyone would do it with a second round price tag, but someone might bite with only a third rounder at stake.
This is a very bad indicator for those hoping to see Kirk Morrison in silver and black again next season.  What it effectively means is firstly that Oakland are admitting that they have a problem with run defense, and secondly that they believe K...

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