Oakland Raiders and Michael Vick a match?

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The Oakland Raiders, with their reputation for signing wayward players, would seem to be the logical destination for Michael Vick when he leaves prison in July, 2009.

Three Raiders players, DeAngelo Hall, Ashley Lelie and Justin Griffith, said Sunday they’d even be willing to part with some of their money if it would help Al Davis sign Vick, provided the NFL reinstates the former Atlanta quarterback.

Their comments might be taken as a vote of no confidence in quarterback JaMarcus Russell, but the story in today’s Contra Costa Times suggests Vick would come back in another offensive role.

-- Randy Harvey

Top photo: JaMarcus Russell is hit after throwing the ball against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Credit: Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images


Inset: Michael Vick in July 2007. Credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press