Losman gives Oakland options

December, 15, 2009
12/15/09
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The fact that the Oakland Raiders are bringing in quarterback J.P. Losman means that the team has major doubts that Bruce Gradkowski will be able to play out the rest of the season.

The Raiders have not ruled Gradkowski out of the season, but Oakland coach Tom Cable said Monday that Gradkowski is doubtful to play Sunday at Denver. Losman would give Oakland four quarterbacks.

Losman, a former top pick by Buffalo, recently played in the United Football League. Losman had success in the league. It is doubtful Losman could be ready to play against the Broncos. But perhaps he could be an option in the last two games to challenge JaMarcus Russell and Charlie Frye if Gradkowski is, indeed, out.

With Russell not looking like a viable option for the future, Losman is, at least, worth a look for Oakland. The Raiders don’t have much to lose.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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