CSNBayArea.com is reporting that the Raiders will sign former Baltimore Ravens defensive back Chris McAlister. The report also states that it is believed he could see action this Sunday against the Chiefs.
Yesterday, the Baltimore Sun reported that McAlister was telling friends that he was close to becoming a Raider.
If the reports are accurate then it would appear to be another Al Davis special right out of the Rod Woodson playbook. McAlister was once an All-Pro cornerback who in just his second season had a Super Bowl ring as a member of a Ravens defense considered among the best of all-time. After signing a 7-year deal worth $55 million in 2005 with Baltimore, McAlister suffered a series of knee injuries and eventually saw his contract voided in February of 2009.
The assumption is that McAlister, like Rod Woodson, would be moved to safety in order to work his way into the defensive rotation.
McAlister once held the record for the longest play in NFL history when he returned a missed field goal 107-yards to the end zone on a Monday Night clash against the Broncos. If his knees are healthy enough, it might not be a bad idea to try McAlister out on punt return duties.
The Pasadena native just put his Beverly Hills home on the market two days ago. If you’ve got $7.9 million you don’t know what to do with, feel free to contact the seller.
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