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    Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    Raiders sign Jeff George
    By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer
    August 28, 2006

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders signed Jeff George to a contract Monday, 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 Monday'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.

    Updated on Monday, Aug 28, 2006 5:22 pm EDT

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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    Man, those guys are DESPERATE!!!!

    That being said, I hope he ends up starting there...LOL!

    Maybe, he can resurrect his career (ala Randal Cunningham) by tossing deep balls to you-know-who!
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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    How old is Jeff now a days?
    He's like a fricken dinasour in football years.
    Weird.

    Well good luck with that Oakland you dumb asses.

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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    They seem like on the brink of insanity

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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    Without looking it up, I'de say he has to be at least 40 to 42 years old, somewhere around there......


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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    "VikingNed" wrote:
    Without looking it up, I'de say he has to be at least 40 to 42 years old, somewhere around there......
    I just looked it up. He's from 1967, and will be 39 later this year.

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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    LOL, my buddy is a Raiders fan, and he was DISGUSTED by this.

    I have no idea why they would sign him.
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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    Maybe its just so that the young guys have a mentor or something.
    WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!!

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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    WOW!

    That is not being just desperate that is being f*cking desperate!
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Jeff George signed by the Raiders - I KID YOU NOT!

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "VikingNed" wrote:
    Without looking it up, I'de say he has to be at least 40 to 42 years old, somewhere around there......
    I just looked it up. He's from 1967, and will be 39 later this year.



    Well I was close without looking, but I think I remeber he came into the league around 1990 so I figured he had to be around maybe 25 years old coming out of college......That would add 16 to that guess, making him 41....But hey, he's still older than Brad, maybe some of the age attention crap can be put on him now...LOL ;D


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