RAIDERS HOLDING RHODES FOR SPITE?
We recently reported that the Oakland Raiders are thinking about dumping running back Dominic Rhodes. Both Jay Glazer of FOX and Chris Mortensen of ESPN are reporting that the Raiders are hesitating simply because they want to keep a couple of former coaches from grabbing him.
Specifically, owner Al Davis doesn’t want Jon Gruden of the Bucs or Mike Shanahan of the Broncos to reel in Rhodes.
Per Mort, the Raiders have been trying to figure out whether someone with waiver priority higher than the Bucs or the Broncos would make a claim for Rhodes’ contract, thereby blocking the Bucs or Broncos from bringing him aboard