Raiders Blog and Q&A

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April 28, 2007
McCown is a now a Raider

Make that two quarterbacks today.

The Raiders traded the fourth round draft pick they acquired from Arizona today to Detroit for quarterback Josh McCown.

The Lions also threw in receiver Mike Williams, former USC star that has been a dud in Detroit the last two seasons after being a first-round selection.

McCown figures to start the season atop the depth chart based on having game experience. Williams gives the Raiders a receiver that has something to prove, unlike Randy Moss, who just wants out.

Lane Kiffin knows Williams from his time at USC. Williams missed a year of school after he tried to leave school for the NFL Draft in 2004 after his sophomore year, but was shot down after an appeals court agreed the NFL had the right not to allow him until after his junior year.

The NCAA didn’t allow Williams to play as a junior.

This is a nice bit of dealing. The Raiders moved down in the second round, landed a player they needed and picked up two more players thanks to the extra pick when they traded places with Arizona.
--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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