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June 10, 2009
Frye signing means what, exactly?

So the Raiders have signed another signal caller in Charlie Frye and it means what, exactly? Not much, unless you're into heated competitions for the third-string quarterback position.

True, Frye has a decent pedigree - he started 19 of the 21 games he played in for the Cleveland Browns from 2005 to 2007, including a 9-7 defeat of the Raiders in a rain-soaked Coliseum on Dec. 18, 2005 - but he is also the only QB in NFL history to start a season opener and then be traded the following week, as he was in 2007 when the Browns shipped him to Seattle.

A third-round draft pick out of Akron in 2005, Frye, who turns 28 on Aug. 28, has played in just two games for the Seahawks, starting one, and has a career passer rating of 70.5.
The signing of Frye, which has not been announced by the Raiders but is listed on their Web Site under "transactions," should not send shivers up the backs of franchise QB JaMarcus Russell or four-time Pro Bowl backup Jeff Garcia. Rather, it should finally end the star-crossed tenure of Andrew Walter with the Raiders and give veteran Bruce Gradkowski and rookie Danny Southwick a run for who gets to wear the headset and hold the clipboard.

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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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