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The Andrew Walter Era Comes to a Close

In order to make room on the roster for newly signed Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Oakland Raiders parted ways with backup quarterback Andrew Walter.

Walter will forever be associated with the horrible Raider offense of 2006, quite possibly the worst offense in the history of football on any level. In one of the most amazingly dumbfounding feats in the annals of professional sports, the Raiders managed to score only 168 points (10.5 per game) despite having one of the most dangerous weapons to ever play football, Randy Moss.

The former record setting thrower from Arizona State never stood a chance at succeeding as a Raider. In his four years in Oakland, Walter played for four different head coaches.

Andrew started 9 games as a Raider, winning just twice. In 2006, under the helm of omelet maker turned offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, Walter threw just three touchdown passes to 13 interceptions.

Once the Raiders drafted JaMarcus Russell in 2007, Walter’s days in silver and black were numbered.

He spent all of the offseason OTAs and the first half day of training camp standing on the sideline with his helmet in hand. Heyward-Bey signed his contract this morning and was on the field this afternoon, sending Walter home and quite possibly to a rival team one day.

Walter arrived with massive potential but unfortunately was in the East Bay at the wrong time.


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  • TB

    Only Al Davis and the Raiders can take a 5 yr vetern who was somewhere between 3rd and 5th on the depth chart have show up for training camp and cut him a day later. What a prick this organization can be a times.

  • GG

    Well TB you obviously aren’t a Raiders fan. ANYONE who follows the silver & black knows that Walter wanted out!! It was time to move on & it was better to get rid of him now than to prolong the obvious. He’ll have a much better time of getting on another team & maybe getting some playing time now.

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    Andrew Walter was the wrong guy period..The NFL is a business and he was expendable, especially since all he could do was wear a golf visor and carry a clipboard. Andrew Walter was plain awful as an NFL QB period. Walter will never be a starting QB in the league..Oakland has Bruce Gradkowski as clipboard carrier now and may become the RAIDERS NEW WHIPPING BOY..Walter was inept..SLOW & showed very little of being able to make a play..he couldn’t even hand the ball off with out fucking up! Walter was reflection of the coaching carrousel the past few seasons..Al was grasping at straws when he drafted him in the first place.. This is no big loss in my opinion. He can go carry the clipboard somewhere else. Its not as if he will torch us for a 400 yard game any time in the future! So TB thats how Oakland rolls..along with the other 31 teams in the league..If you suck you stand on the sideline..if you really suck you get shown the door!

  • Rob

    Andrew Walter may be headed to the Patriots.

    On Friday, the Patriots worked out a quarterback not named Mike Vick.

    Cleo Lemon, as we reported Saturday, got the nod. But Lemon isn’t getting a contract.

    Per a league source, the Patriots plan to sign former Raiders quarterback Andrew Walter instead.

    Walter will compete with Kevin O’Connell and Matt Gutierrez for the second spot on the depth chart, with the loser of the Walter-Gutierrez battle likely getting bounced.

    Last year, Gutierrez was cut prior to the regular season, but he was re-signed after starter Tom Brady landed on injured reserve.