Raiders Blog and Q&A

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March 19, 2008
Waiting on D. Hall

OAKLAND -- I could be playing Xbox 360.

I could even be reading a book.

Instead I'm at the Oakland Airport, spending a couple of hours waiting to see if DeAngelo Hall comes strolling through anytime soon.

I could wait for the Raiders to finalize the trade for Hall and have a press conference. But the Raiders haven't even issued a quote about any free agent additions even though they've spent a lot of money.

There were quotes from Justin Fargas (a day late) and some pictures emailed out, but not even a boring "We're glad to have (fill in the latest Raider millionaire) on our team" from Lane Kiffin.

I won't be here all day. But since this is what I'm paid to do, I'll be here, hoping to get a word in with the Hall. I met him at the NFL Combine and he was cordial. And I'm told he's probably studying Raider history right now.

But what if I've already missed him?

Now that wouldn't be good.

--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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