Oakland Raiders: Menelik Watson

Raiders Camp Report: Day 6

July, 31, 2014
NAPA, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming of of Oakland Raiders training camp:
  • Charles Woodson has always been a fan favorite of Raider Nation and he endeared himself further on Thursday. First, he celebrated mightily an interception of Matt Schaub along the left sideline by running into the stands to revel in the pick with the fans. It was a high-arcing floater that was easily Schaub's worst throw of camp, granted, in real time he would have been sacked by Khalil Mack so he threw up a duck instead. One play later, Woodson picked off Schaub again, stepping in front of a bullet to the left flat, and, yes, taking it to the house for a , wait for it, pick-six. "I know how this whole thing is going to work," bristled Raiders coach Dennis Allen. "Anytime Schaub throws an interception, everybody's going to want to try to hit the panic button and act like the sky is falling ... I'll let you guys push the panic button. I'm not going to. He's still doing a great job." So there.
  • It was the third straight practice in pads -- the Raiders were off Tuesday -- and it was also the chippiest and hardest-hitting practice of camp thus far. No, there have not been any fights ... yet, but we finally got a glimpse of rookie linebacker Khalil Mack's power. Tight end Mychal Rivera had the task of blocking Mack on a handoff to Darren McFadden, but Mack popped Rivera so hard he ran into McFadden in the backfield.
  • Austin Howard returned to practice a day after leaving early with a tight back and showed no ill effects. In fact, the 6-foot-7, 330-pounder looked the part of an absolute beast as a pulling right guard. In one drill, he swallowed up Mack and cleared space for Maurice Jones-Drew to pick up a sizeable gain.
  • A day after LaMarr Woodley gave right tackle Menelik Watson the business, fellow defensive end Justin Tuck was putting on an exhibition against left tackle Donald Penn. Yes, you could say the defense won the day, because besides Woodson's two picks of Schaub, safety Brandian Ross also had an interception of rookie Derek Carr. And rookie Jonathan Dowling had an interception in individual drills. Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was more than pleased following practice.
  • Linebacker Kaelin Burnett called his hard hit on running back George Atkinson III a "get-back shot" for a blow the rookie delivered to Burnett a few days earlier on what was supposed to be a slower walkthrough kickoff return drill. "I said, ‘I'm going to get him back,'" Burnett said with a smile. "Nah, we're all just out here competing to make us all better."
  • Receiver Juron Criner (hamstring), linebackers Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) and Marshall McFadden (hip) and safety Usama Young (quad) worked on the side with a trainer before practice. Receiver Greg Little (hamstring) did not participate, nor did defensive lineman Antonio Smith, who underwent sports hernia surgery this offseason and tweaked his groin on Wednesday. Defensive lineman C.J. Wilson (hamstring) came off the non-football injury list and practiced for the first time.
  • The Raiders practice again Friday at 3 p.m. PT
Last month, with the Oakland Raiders immersed in free agency, we broke out a list of the top five free-agent signings in franchise history, moving up from Jerry Rice to John Matuszak to Rich Gannon to George Blanda to Jim Plunkett.

So in the interest of, ahem, fair play, we figured it only right to look at the flip side of free agency in Silver and Blackdom. It’s not pretty.

Checking in at No. 5 on the bottom five Raiders free-agent signings is right guard Mike Brisiel

Too soon? Perhaps. Because it was not as if Brisiel was terrible; far from it. He was an absolute warrior for Oakland in his two years, fighting through countless injuries. Through the week, he could barely move in the Raiders' locker room, yet there he was on Sunday. He only missed two games in two years.

But he was not terribly effective. Again, not entirely his fault.

You see, Brisiel was the centerpiece of cash-strapped general manager Reggie McKenzie’s first free-agent class, signing a five-year, $20 million contract in 2012 to help with the Raiders’ transition to a zone-blocking scheme with Greg Knapp at offensive coordinator. It was a move made by then-rookie coach Dennis Allen that backfired.

Brisiel, who had been a dependable run-blocker with the Houston Texans, was hampered by an ankle injury that required surgery in the offseason and the Raiders' run game had trouble adjusting to the new scheme as running back Darren McFadden averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry.

Brisiel restructured his contract in 2013 and the Raiders, under new O.C. Greg Olson, started to show more power blocking, which was not exactly Brisiel’s strong suit. But Brisiel never complained. He just went about his business and, in Week 6 at the Kansas City Chiefs, Brisiel was pressed into service at center with Stefen Wisniewski already out with a knee injury and Andre Gurode tweaking a knee in the game.

Brisiel said after the game he had last played center in 2007, “in NFL Europe. Maybe in preseason, but not in an NFL game.”

“Mike Brisiel,” quarterback Terrelle Pryor said at the time, “he could barely walk. But I appreciate him.”

Such was Brisiel’s legacy in Oakland.

The Raiders began rebuilding their O-line in free agency, adding Donald Penn, Kevin Boothe and Austin Howard while re-signing Khalif Barnes and still having Wisniewski, Menelik Watson, Tony Bergstrom, Matt McCants and Lamar Mady on the roster.

The writing was on the wall. While many thought Brisiel might retire, the Raiders instead cut him on Monday.
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen broached many topics Tuesday in his meeting with reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Among then, Allen acknowledged that the Raiders signed LaMarr Woodley, who played linebacker in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 3-4 defensive alignment, to play defensive end in Oakland’s 4-3 defense.

That the Raiders still need to add “at least” one more cornerback to the roster as well as depth to the defensive line.

That recently signed right tackle Austin Howard could be moved to right guard, and that last year’s second-round draft pick, Menelik Watson, is being counted upon to solidify right tackle.

And that there is a certain sense of urgency for Allen and his staff after consecutive 4-12 seasons.

As such, and two weeks after free agency began, it’s never too soon to forecast starting 11s on both sides of the ball, no?

LT Donald Penn – Grew up rooting for the Los Angeles Raiders, now gets to protect the quarterback’s blind side.

LG Kevin Boothe – Should be an interesting camp battle between Boothe, a Raiders draft pick in 2006, and re-signed swing man Khalif Barnes.

C Stefen Wisniewski – The rock of the offensive line.

RG Austin Howard – Has not played here in a game yet, but Raiders believe career right tackle has versatility to make it happen.

RT Menelik Watson – So much trust being placed in Watson’s ability to stay healthy.

TE Mychal Rivera – Mentioned by name as one of the Raiders’ potential foundation pieces by Allen.

WR James Jones – Veteran pass-catching presence and chain mover, if not an explosive game-changer.

WR Rod Streater – Became Oakland’s go-to guy last year, but game is similar to that of Jones. Could be Denarius Moore here, or, perhaps, a playmaking receiver they draft. Sammy Watkins, anyone?

QB Matt Schaub – Will be the Raiders’ 16th different starting quarterback since Rich Gannon took his last snap in 2004.

RB Darren McFadden – Raiders got oft-injured back who teases with his potential to return on the cheap. Latavius Murray and Kory Sheets should stay warm.

FB Marcel Reece – How do we put this delicately? The new face of the Raiders needs to touch the ball more in 2014. That is all.

DE Justin Tuck – Brings pedigree, production, rings and respect to a locker room in need of all of the above. Plus, the sweetest face mask in the NFL.

DT Antonio Smith – Yeah, he’s technically an end, but that was in the Texans’ 3-4 scheme. Humor me for a minute here.

NT Stacy McGee – Raiders are very high on last year’s sixth-round draft pick, not only for keeping his nose clean off the field but also for improving on it as a run-stuffer.

DE LaMarr Woodley – Expect longtime linebacker to put on about 10-15 pounds so he can make the conversion to hand-in-the-dirt end, which is where he played in college ... eight years ago.

SLB Sio Moore – Best draft pick of McKenzie-Allen regime thus far. But what does that mean, exactly?

MLB Nick Roach – Steady, heady player in middle of defense who should only improve in second season with Raiders.

WLB Kevin Burnett – Lots of miles on the nine-year veteran, but should have relief with improved D-line in front of him. Should be pushed by Kaluka Maiava and Miles Burris ... if they’re healthy.

CB D.J. Hayden – Like Watson, so much is expected of the second-year player, especially since he’ll have the benefit of a full offseason program this time around after missing most of it last year recovering from near-fatal freak football accident.

CB Tarell Brown – Solid, knowledgeable veteran who should solidify the side of the field opposite Hayden.

FS Charles Woodson – Both he and the Raiders believe he has something left in the tank. We’re about to find out.

SS Tyvon Branch – Limited to a game-and-a-half last year, his return would be huge for the secondary, right?
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's mantra is to build a team through the draft, and to fill in the gaps through free agency. McKenzie loves his draft picks, but with Monday's news that the Raiders were shut out of the compensatory pick pool, he has but five picks at his disposal.

Currently the Raiders hold picks in the first round (No. 5 overall), second round (No. 36), third round (No. 67), fourth round (No. 107) and two in the seventh round (Nos. 219 and 235).

The Raiders' fifth-round pick went to the Seattle Seahawks last April 1 for quarterback Matt Flynn and Oakland's sixth-rounder just went to the Houston Texans for quarterback Matt Schaub. Oakland's second seventh-rounder (No. 235) came from the Arizona Cardinals in the deal that sent quarterback Carson Palmer to the desert on April 2, 2013.

So with only six selections at his disposal, it's easy to imagine McKenzie going into Trader Reggie mode again to garner more picks, even if it means moving down from the fifth overall pick.

Last year, McKenzie entered the draft with five picks. By the time it was over, he had 10 selections.

First, he dealt the No. 3 overall pick to the Miami Dolphins for their first-rounder at No. 12, which he used to selected cornerback D.J. Hayden, as well as the Dolphins' second-round selection at No. 42 to take offensive lineman Menelik Watson.

Then, after the Philadelphia Eagles traded in front of the Raiders to draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley, McKenzie gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their fourth-round pick at No. 100 in exchange for the Buccaneers' fourth-rounder at No. 112, which they used on Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, and their sixth-rounder at No. 181, which became running back Latavius Murray.

McKenzie completed his third trade of the draft in the sixth round, flipping the 176th overall selection acquired in the Palmer trade to Houston for the Texans' sixth-rounder at No. 184, which became tight end Mychal Rivera and seventh-rounder at No. 233, defensive end David Bass.

Even if McKenzie is not as aggressive this time around, he should be active. The key, then, is hitting on his picks, which is especially important in first year of the Raiders' reconstruction.
Richie Incognito as a member of the Oakland Raiders is so, well, last regime. Or have you not noticed the trend and type of player general manager Reggie McKenzie has been signing thus far this offseason?

They are guys not only with championship pedigrees but also locker room leaders. Guys like Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley and James Jones, and yes, the re-signed Charles Woodson.

Incognito exhibits none of those traits.

Sure, the left guard is a mauler on the offensive line who would have fit in nicely on the old-school Raiders’ island of misfit toys (imagine him and Lyle Alzado going at it in practice), but McKenzie is veering away from those types of players.

Asked at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando on Monday if he had seen the NFL.com report in which Incognito said he was “100 percent into” the prospect of playing for the Raiders, McKenzie smiled.

“I’ve heard about it,” McKenzie said, per the Bay Area News Group.

Asked what he thought about it, McKenzie smiled and said nothing.

Asked if he was interested in Incognito, McKenzie again smiled and was mute.

From a pure playing standpoint, Incognito does have relationships with Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson and assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano.

“I’m a loyal guy,” Incognito told NFL.com, “and I’d love to play for them again. And, of course, the Raiders have that aura.”

But again, that aura is from a different generation. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, it just is.

Because the notion of Incognito -- who may still face league discipline for his role in the bullying episode in Miami involving Jonathan Martin -- joining the Raiders gave pause to even the progeny of Al Davis.

“I’d have to think about that,” Mark Davis told reporters.

He’d probably be wise to check in with recently signed defensive end Antonio Smith, who has a longstanding feud with Incognito going back to their college days in the Big 12, a bad blood grudge that’s included kicks to the head, helmets being ripped off and more-than-salty threats.

Yeah, Incognito would be a great fit for the old Raiders ... just not McKenzie’s Raiders, who have already added offensive linemen Donald Penn, Kevin Boothe and Austin Howard, to go along with center Stefen Wisniewski, the re-signed Khalif Barnes, second-year tackle Menelik Watson, veteran right guard Mike Brisiel, Matt McCants, Lamar Mady and McKenzie's first-ever draft pick, Tony Bergstrom.

As one anonymous Raiders player told me last season when I asked which player, Incognito or Martin, he would rather have as a teammate, “Neither,” was the reply.

Raiders Twitter mailbag

March, 15, 2014
We are knee-deep in free agency, so let’s wade in with an offensive line-themed Twitter mailbag…


The Oakland Raiders reaching an agreement late Tuesday night with former New York Jets right tackle Austin Howard on a five-year, $30-million contract, with $15 million guaranteed, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, was the Raiders’ second “acquisition” of the day.

Though it is early in the free agency game, it’s never too early to throw out a lineup, right? So how does this grab you for a rebuilt offensive line?

LT Menelik Watson -- Yeah, that’s putting a lot on his plate, but it’s March.

LG Khalif Barnes -- Performed admirably after making switch in November.

C Stefen Wisniewski -- The anchor of the line.

RG Rodger Saffold -- True, a lot of coin for a guard, but Raiders like his versatility.

RT Austin Howard -- Has previous relationship with offensive line coach Tony Sparano.

Four wild cards -- RT Matt McCants, G/T Tony Bergstrom, RG Mike Brisiel, G Lamar Mady.
How acquired: Second-round draft pick (No. 42 overall) out of Florida State

2013 season: First Menelik Watson was going to play right tackle. Then he was moving to left tackle. Finally, he settled back on the right side. But not before a calf issue slowed his development in training camp. Then a minor knee surgery. Then, tha calf flared up again. And did we mention already that Watson was considered a project by many in that he had only really played a couple years of organized football? Yes, Watson was raw as a rookie and the Oakland Raiders reached. Recovering from the knee procedure, Watson was inactive the first seven games and made his debut in Week 9. There were flashes, which were limited due to his missing so much time with the injuries. Watson appeared in five games and started two, at right tackle against the New York Giants, and as an extra lineman at Houston. He missed the final two games, though.

Looking ahead: Big things are expected out of Watson by the Raiders in 2014 and, no doubt, on March 11, they hope he grabs the starting right tackle position and does not let go any time soon. Of course, that means Watson staying out of the trainer’s room, staying on the field and getting as much offseason work in as possible. “Menelik has to get his body right,” general manager Reggie McKenzie said after the season. “If we can keep him healthy, I’m looking forward to what he can do next season.”

The Raiders’ other 2013 rookies that finished the season on the roster: CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, QB Matt McGloin,WR Brice Butler, DT Stacy McGee, TE Mychal Rivera, RB Latavius Murray, TE Nick Kasa and LB Sio Moore.

Rookie glance: LB Sio Moore

March, 5, 2014
How acquired: Third-round draft pick (No. 66 overall) out of Connecticut

2013 season: An excited Moore told reporters on a conference call immediately after he was selected by Oakland that the Raiders got the best linebacker in the draft. And while Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso was named defensive rookie of the year by the Pro Football Writers’ Association, Moore was one of three LBs named to the PFWA all-rookie team, along with Alonso and St. Louis’ Alex Ogletree. No doubt Moore was the most productive rookie in last year’s draft class. The 6-feet-1, 240-pound strongside linebacker played in 15 games, starting 11, and led Oakland rookies with 55 tackles, 4 sacks, which was fourth among all NFL rookies, and a forced fumble. The only game he missed – Week 3 at Denver – was the result of a concussion suffered in a car accident.

Looking ahead: You could say Moore more than impressed and solidified his standing as a building block for the franchise going forward. You could also make the case that Moore is the best draft pick in two drafts by general manager Reggie McKenzie thus far. Moore’s high motor served him well last season and should continueto do so in the future, so long as he does not get overly aggressive in chasing plays or picking up penalties. It will be interesting to see how his skill set translates if the Raiders show more 3-4 looks on defense, outside of their base 4-3 alignment.


The Raiders’ other 2013 rookies that finished the season on the roster: OT Menelik Watson, CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, QB Matt McGloin, WR Brice Butler, DT Stacy McGee, TE Mychal Rivera, RB Latavius Murray and TE Nick Kasa.

Offseason Blueprint: Raiders

March, 4, 2014
Looking for a blueprint for the Raiders’ offseason as they try to turn the corner after consecutive 4-12 seasons under general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen?

Our ESPN.com NFL Insiders have you covered Insider. With more than $60 million in salary cap space, to 18 scheduled unrestricted free agents, the Raiders have more than a few franchise-altering decisions to make. From finding a franchise quarterback (neither Terrelle Pryor nor Matt McGloin seem to be the answer) to looking at a potential starting lineup (is Mychal Rivera the truth at tight end?) to who the Raiders should target in free agency (Jared Allen, anyone?) to what they should do with the No. 5 overall pick (QB or DE, DE or QB?) to McKenzie’s top picks from a year ago needing to step up (are you listening, D.J. Hayden and Menelik Watson?). It’s all here.

Rookie glance: TE Nick Kasa

March, 4, 2014
How acquired: Sixth-round draft pick (No. 172 overall) out of Colorado

2013 season: The first of three sixth-round draft picks for the Raiders, and one of two tight ends drafted, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Kasa played in all 16 games, starting at the New York Giants on Nov. 10. He began his college career as a defensive end so he has no issue mixing it up as a blocking tight end. He caught one pass as a rookie, but he made it count -- a 9-yard touchdown reception in the season finale from Terrelle Pryor against the Denver Broncos.

Looking ahead: With Jeron Mastrud about to hit free agency and Mychal Rivera having established himself as a fine pass-catching tight end, Kasa may still face an uphill battle with recuperating David Ausberry, who missed the season with a shoulder injury, returning. Still, Kasa did make contributions on special teams, and the Raiders did carry three tight ends on the roster last season. He needs to show more pass-catching skills, though.

The Raiders’ other 2013 rookies that finished the season on the roster: LB Sio Moore, OT Menelik Watson, CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, QB Matt McGloin, WR Brice Butler, DT Stacy McGee, TE Mychal Rivera, RB Latavius Murray.
How acquired: Sixth-round draft pick (No. 181 overall) out of Central Florida

2013 season: Murray appeared in one preseason game, the exhibition opener against the Dallas Cowboys, and finished with 29 yards on eight carries. It was his only action as the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder was placed on Injured Reserve on Aug. 27 with an ankle injury. “He was never fully healthy,” coach Dennis Allen said at the recent NFL combine. “And every time he got healthy, the ankle reared its ugly head again and he was back down. There were a couple of plays in there ... the Dallas game, maybe, where he got a run over on the sideline and was able to lower his shoulder and really finish a run off really well. So there are plays in there I can think of that are exciting and encouraging to me. But, again, he’s got very limited experience and limited exposure.”

Looking ahead: Big things are expected out of a healty Murray, especially with Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. “I think Latavius is one of those guys that we’re anxious to see be healthy and get out there and play,” Allen said. “He’s a big back that’s got excellent speed and excellent size. He runs tough ... we’ll find out a lot more about Latavius Murray as we go through the offseason program and into training camp.”

The Raiders’ other 2013 rookies that finished the season on the roster: TE Nick Kasa, LB Sio Moore, OT Menelik Watson, CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, QB Matt McGloin,WR Brice Butler, DT Stacy McGee, TE Mychal Rivera.

Rookie glance: TE Mychal Rivera

February, 28, 2014
How acquired: Sixth-round draft pick (No. 184 overall) out of Tennessee

2013 season: At 6-feet-3, Rivera made up for his relative lack of height with an uncanny athleticism as a pass catcher. Technically, he started only three games but played in all 16. He became a go-to pass catcher for Raiders quarterbacks in the second half of the season as 27 of his 38 catches and three of his four touchdown receptions came after Week 8. Veteran Jeron Mastrud was Oakland's starting tight end but he only caught seven passes, or 96 yards, and fellow rookie tight end Nick Kasa was more of a special teams player. Rivera's run-blocking needed work, as it does for most rookies on offense.

Looking ahead: Mastrud is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and unless the Raiders go out and get Jimmy Graham, Rivera should be the Raiders' starting tight end in 2014. An offseason of refining his blocking techniques should be in order for Rivera, who would be lethal were he two inches taller. He was already the Raiders' best pass-catching tight end as he averaged 10.7 yards per catch but also had six receptions of at least 19 yards.

The Raiders' other 2013 rookies who finished the season on the roster: RB Latavius Murray, TE Nick Kasa, LB Sio Moore, OT Menelik Watson, CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, QB Matt McGloin, WR Brice Butler and DT Stacy McGee.

Rookie glance: DT Stacy McGee

February, 27, 2014
How acquired: Sixth-round draft pick (No. 205 overall) out of Oklahoma

2013 season: Was a head-scratcher of a pick for the regime of Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen, what with their stated desire to bring in "high-character" players and McGee's rap sheet at Oklahoma. But Stacy McGeekept his nose clean and played hard when in games. In fact, he played in 15 games, missing one with a shoulder injury, and had five starts in the Raiders' last seven games at nose tackle. The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder was an imposing figure in the trenches and had 26 tackles, 15 solo, with a sack, and a fumble recovery.

Looking ahead: With interior defensive linemen Pat Sims, Daniel Muir and Vance Walker all about to become unrestricted free agents, the future could be now for McGee, especially if he adds bulk to become a prototypical nose tackle. He was a pleasant surprise in 2013 and should be counted on for even more in 2014, especially if the Raiders show more 3-4 alignments.

The Raiders' other 2013 rookies that finished the season on the roster: TE Mychal Rivera, RB Latavius Murray, TE Nick Kasa, LB Sio Moore, OT Menelik Watson, CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, QB Matt McGloin and WR Brice Butler .

Rookie glance: WR Brice Butler

February, 25, 2014
How acquired: Seventh-round draft pick (No. 209 overall) out of San Diego State

2013 season: Considered somewhat of a reach pick so late in the draft, Butler had NFL bloodlines as his father Bobby was a first-round pick and 12-year veteran as a defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons from 1981 through 1992. But Raiders receivers coach Ted Gilmore had the younger Butler at USC (Butler transferred to SDSU for his last season) and obviously liked him. Butler played in 10 games, starting two. He was active in the Raiders’ first seven games, and caught a pass in his first six NFL games, but none after Oct. 13. For the season, Butler caught nine passes for 103 yards, averaging 11.4 yards per catch.

Looking ahead: A “tweener” as a receiver -- he’s not a big possession guy, nor is he a prototypical burner. Being inactive for four of Oakland’s last five games, including the final three, might not bode well for his future with the Raiders, especially if they draft Sammy Watkins. But Butler has nice hands, he does appear to be ahead of 2012 draft pick Juron Criner on the depth chart, and veteran Jacoby Ford will be an unrestricted free agent.

The Raiders’ other 2013 rookies that finished the season on the roster: DT Stacy McGee, TE Mychal Rivera, RB Latavius Murray, TE Nick Kasa, LB Sio Moore, OT Menelik Watson, CB D.J. Hayden, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Chance Casey, S Shelton Johnson, WR Greg Jenkins, OG Lamar Mady, and QB Matt McGloin.