Former Wyandotte Bulldogs star athlete and Oakland Raiders cornerback Alonzo “Skip” Thomas played on one of the best secondaries in NFL history. This week, teammates from that secondary spoke out about the love they have for their departed teammate.”Everything came naturally for him,” said former Raiders cornerback Willie Brown. “He wasn’t the hardest working guy but he knew what it took to get the job done. You could count on him as a guy who would challenge receivers, no matter who he lined up against.” Brown, Thomas, Jack Tatum and George Atkinson formed “The Soul Patrol,” a secondary known for hard-hitting and for its toughness. Atkinson and Brown are the two surviving members now, as Tatum passed away last year.“He enjoyed playing football and he loved playing for the Raiders,” Atkinson said. “That was his thing. I’m glad he did. I’ll have fond memories of him.”Along with playing football, Thomas was a star on two Wyandotte Bulldogs state championship teams in the late 1960s. He later player college football at the University of Southern California. “The Soul Patrol” was one of the biggest keys in the Raiders winning the Super Bowl in January 1977.”You could count on him as a guy who would challenge receivers, no matter who he lined up against,” Brown said. “He had a `Come on, bring it on,’ attitude’ and he would rise to any occasion.’
The CBA Basics from ProFootballTalk.
Length of agreement: We’ve got ten years of labor peace on the way. There is no opt out clause in the deal.
In 2006, 30 teams voted for the proposed CBA. The Bengals and Bills voted against it. This time, 31 teams voted in favor of the owners’ agreement, with themselves. The Raiders abstained…
Undrafted rookie signings
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Defensive end Jarvis Moss has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal to remain with the Raiders.
Among the many developments late Tuesday were the Raiders talking to Ravens tackle Jared Gaither.
Football is back. The Oakland Raiders coaches and players reported to their Napa Valley Training Complex today.
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