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LaChapelle
07-13-2009, 04:44 PM
Raiders waive sixth-round pick
Posted by Mike Florio on July 13, 2009 4:53 PM

The Oakland Raiders have found a new way to avoid holdouts by rookie draft picks.

The solution? Cut them.

A league source tells us that the Raiders have waived defensive end Stryker Sulak, a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft.

The formal designation was "waived/unsigned."

So, basically, the Raiders have cut Sulak before his rookie training camp. Said the source, "I've never seen that happen before."

But the tactic is permitted. Teams are required only to tender one-year contracts for the rookie minimum to their draft picks. Even if the draft pick were to sign the one-year tender, the team would still have the ability to terminate the non-guaranteed deal.

Sulak was the 26th player picked in round six, and the 199th overall in the draft. The Raiders selected Sulak with a draft pick obtained from the Patriots.

The reason for the Raiders' decision to cut Sulak isn't known. Yet.


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Count Alex's Losses
07-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Chiefs need to get on that.

JD10367
07-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Gotta love Oakland. New and creative ways to f**k up.

Bowser
07-13-2009, 04:46 PM
Yeah, you'll get the standard "SIGN EM PRINT EM" responses, but we really should bring Sulak in for a look. That would be one motivated dude.

Dumbfuck Raiders. Jesus. LMAO

alpha_omega
07-13-2009, 04:46 PM
The reason for the Raiders' decision to cut Sulak isn't known.

Interesting...I am looking forward to this information.

Count Alex's Losses
07-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Yeah, you'll get the standard "SIGN EM PRINT EM" responses, but we really should bring Sulak in for a look. That would be one motivated dude.

Dumbfuck Raiders. Jesus. LMAO

It's not just that. Unless I'm mistaken he's a very good 3-4 OLB prospect. Good height/weight/speed numbers. And he's from Mizzou.

Bowser
07-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Gotta love Oakland. New and creative ways to f**k up.

Somebody needs to cut Granpa Al out of making real time decisions. That franchise is a model of how not to run a football team.

LaChapelle
07-13-2009, 04:48 PM
He may have refused to play for them by demanding 1st round money.

Mr. Krab
07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
At this point, we should bring just about any available Dlineman in for a look. Seriously our Dline has sucked for so long i don't even remember what a good one looks like. :(

Bowser
07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
It's not just that. Unless I'm mistaken he's a very good 3-4 OLB prospect. Good height/weight/speed numbers. And he's from Mizzou.

Hell yes. He was about the only decent pass rusher Mizzou had last year, and he was playing end at around 230-235. I Would LOVE to see what the kid could do standing up in a 3-4.

*patiently waiting for KU fan to blast away*

Mile High Mania
07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
It's not just that. Unless I'm mistaken he's a very good 3-4 OLB prospect. Good height/weight/speed numbers. And he's from Mizzou.

Simple Google search would provide more than that... what do the brainiacs at WPI say?

JD10367
07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Somebody needs to cut Granpa Al out of making real time decisions. That franchise is a model of how not to run a football team.

Hold your tongue! Do not speak such things, or you will incur the wrath of the Cryptkeeper!

http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2008/10/31/al_davis_crypt_keeper_618_2.jpg

Besides, as non-Oakland fans, all the AFC teams want Al to live long and prosper so he can keep screwing up his team...

DMAC
07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Whoever gets Mr. Sulak will undoubtedly have the best football name in football. (besides Chad Ochocinco)

Demonpenz
07-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Al Brought him in and when he ran a 4.5 40 he was cut.

Count Alex's Losses
07-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Simple Google search would provide more than that... what do the brainiacs at WPI say?

Get stuffed, troll.

BigVE
07-13-2009, 04:51 PM
He may have refused to play for them by demanding 1st round money.



If so he is smarter than I thought. Who would want to get stuck playing for that awful organization?

Bowser
07-13-2009, 05:01 PM
Yes, he needs to be brought in, especially with our weak tit linebackers.

LaChapelle
07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
If so he is smarter than I thought. Who would want to get stuck playing for that awful organization?

After second thought, Gun has first dibs. :doh!:

Mr. Krab
07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
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</td> <td align="left" valign="top"> Stryker Sulak (DE (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-position/dt-by-position-input:dl))
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 251
College: Missouri (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-college/dt-by-college-input:15)
Conference: Big 12 (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-college/dt-by-conference-input:big12)
Hometown: Rockdale, TX
High School: Rockdale
View Combine Page >> (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/stryker-sulak?id=71477)

Combine Results:
40 Yard Dash : 4.77 seconds
Bench Press : 22.0 reps
Vertical Jump : 31.0 inches
Broad Jump : 113.0 inches
3 Cone Drill : 7.31 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle : 4.58 seconds


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Round: 6 (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-round/dt-by-round-input:6)
Pick (Overall): 26 (199) (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-round/dt-by-round-input:6)
Discuss (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-team/dt-by-team-input:oak/dt-team-tabs:dt-team-tab-war-rooms)
<!-- pick analysis --> Pick Analysis: Sulak had a lot of sacks in college and has a lot of speed. He is a hybrid-type player who lacks the size to play with his hand down full-time. He is a value pick and in the Raiders' 3-4 scheme, he will probably play strong-side linebacker.





Overview A three-time All-Big 12 honoree, Sulak has the production and burst upfield to generate interest from every NFL team. He shared freshman of the year honors with tight end Chase Coffman of the Tigers, starting the final seven games of that season for Missouri and finishing with 38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. Sulak's production increased as he gained experience, topping out with eye-popping numbers as a senior -- 55 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and an NCAA-leading six forced fumbles. With opposing offenses focusing much of their attention upon Missouri's other defenders, Sulak's production was inflated. Without the bulk to remain at defensive end full time in the NFL, he'll have to show he has the athleticism to make the transition to linebacker to avoid the "tweener" label.

High School Standout defensive end at Rockdale High School who was a first-team all-state selection in 2003 by the Texas Sports Writers Association after leading his team with 83 tackles ... Returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown and also caught one touchdown and a 2-point conversion playing the tight end spot ... Was his team's 5th-leading tackler as a junior in 2002, with 70 total tackles ... Earned first-team all-district mention as well as his team's defensive MVP award that year ... Solid all-around athlete who competed in baseball, basketball and track at Rockdale, and was a regional qualifier in the high jump in 2002 ... High school coach was Casey Creghan.

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Analysis Positives: Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Has some flexibility to get under the tackle and around the edge to close on the passer. ... Good short-area burst to close effectively and can explode into the quarterback to create fumbles. ... Good use of hands to rip the ball away from the ballcarrier. ... At least adequate feel for the running game. ... Good lateral quickness to scrape and stretch the play wide. ... Can break down in space to make tackles in the open field.

Negatives: Classic "tweener" lacking the fluid hips to change direction and the straight-line speed for coverage. ... Lacks the bulk and strength to hold up in the running game. ... Too often loses sight of the ball by rushing vertically upfield, leaving gaping holes for the offense to exploit. ... Has a naturally lanky build and may struggle to add considerable mass.

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KCChiefsMan
07-13-2009, 05:04 PM
I bet Al Davis didn't care for the guys shoes he was wearing or something like that.

Der Flöprer
07-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Didn't the Raiders cut their 3rd round pick in the middle of the preseason a year or two ago?

talastan
07-13-2009, 05:06 PM
Something about hearing the broadcaster shouting, "Stryker for the the sack!" just sounds good. :)

KCChiefsMan
07-13-2009, 05:07 PM
ya, lets sign him! I want a guy named Stryker on the Chiefs defense.

talastan
07-13-2009, 05:07 PM
I say bring him in. Sounds like a potential pass rusher to me. Whether he is effective or not, it would be nice to give him a try.

Bowser
07-13-2009, 05:09 PM
How would this work? Since he never signed a rookie contract, is he on the open market, or does he still have to clear waivers?

talastan
07-13-2009, 05:12 PM
How would this work? Since he never signed a rookie contract, is he on the open market, or does he still have to clear waivers?

I believe he is open market, but he'll probably expect a sixth round pick equivalent in pay. Not that we have any problem with cap.

Bowser
07-13-2009, 05:13 PM
Link to the story?

talastan
07-13-2009, 05:17 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/13/raiders-waive-sixth-round-pick/

kepp
07-13-2009, 05:24 PM
It certainly couldn't hurt to bring him in for a look. He's got good 3-4 OLB size/speed.

orange
07-13-2009, 05:27 PM
Sulak might have gotten his information from ESPN and showed up to sign with the Cowboys:

Stryker Sulak is a defensive end who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 197th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Sulak played four seasons at Missouri, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 selection. Sulak is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.

http://espndb.go.com/nfl/draft/player/profile/_/playerId/23882/stryker-sulak

Bowser
07-13-2009, 05:30 PM
Sulak might have gotten his information from ESPN and showed up to sign with the Cowboys:

Stryker Sulak is a defensive end who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 197th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Sulak played four seasons at Missouri, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 selection. Sulak is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.

http://espndb.go.com/nfl/draft/player/profile/_/playerId/23882/stryker-sulak

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ZootedGranny
07-13-2009, 06:12 PM
The Raiders also released Keith Davis, who met with the Chiefs earlier in the offseason.

Marcellus
07-13-2009, 06:36 PM
That's one lucky bastard.

BigRichard
07-13-2009, 06:53 PM
I would the whole thing!

Buehler445
07-13-2009, 06:55 PM
BAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHA

HA

I love the faid. I'm in the bring him in camp. Our pass rush needs all the potential it can get.

wild1
07-13-2009, 06:56 PM
talk about dodging a bullet!

Gracie Dean
07-13-2009, 07:07 PM
If more teams did that, these rookies who should be happy they have a shot wouldn't think they were the next best thing!

much as I hate the faiders...good for them

Buehler445
07-13-2009, 07:09 PM
If more teams did that, these rookies who should be happy they have a shot wouldn't think they were the next best thing!

much as I hate the faiders...good for them

:spock: because most 6th rounders are cocky, uncoachable fuckbags?

Gracie Dean
07-13-2009, 07:10 PM
:spock: because most 6th rounders are cocky, uncoachable ****bags?

I hate any hold outs I would never give in if I were a GM

BigRichard
07-13-2009, 07:10 PM
:spock: because most 6th rounders are cocky, uncoachable ****bags?

I would say if they did it to a first or second round guy over a contract I might have agreed with his statement.

Ebolapox
07-13-2009, 07:12 PM
Didn't the Raiders cut their 3rd round pick in the middle of the preseason a year or two ago?

IIRC, quintin moses. another rush-backer type guy.

chiefzilla1501
07-13-2009, 07:14 PM
I hate any hold outs I would never give in if I were a GM

You rarely ever see a holdout from a 6th round pick.

Blindside58
07-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Is it possible that he Phoned into rookie camp and said Fuck the Raiders, Fuck Al Davis and Fuck this shitty organization? I will never play a down for the Silver and Black, I am a CHIEFS fan by god!.... And how legendary would he become if this happened? I know I'm full of it, but it popped into my head and I thought it sounded pretty good:)

Braincase
07-13-2009, 09:47 PM
Rumor has it he cut in front of JaMarcus at a Chinese buffet.

JD10367
07-13-2009, 09:49 PM
Rumor has it he cut in front of JaMarcus at a Chinese buffet.

I don't think so. He was waived. If what you describe had occurred, he'd be dead, possibly from multiple bite wounds.

milkman
07-13-2009, 09:50 PM
I really liked Sulak, so much so, that I took him far too early in the planet mock draft, because I figured I'd better take him before a Mizzou homer did.

So, bring him in for a look.