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Dante Stallworth Won't Be a Raider in 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 7:   Donte Stallworth #18 of the Cleveland Browns points on the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 7, 2008 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Elias TrejoSenior Analyst IIFebruary 9, 2010

It seems like every year when a player with off field issues or character issues becomes available, many experts and the media like to link that player with the Raiders.

When Terrell Owens was let go by the Cowboys, members of the Media were putting a silver and black jersey on for him. When Chad Ochocinco was sure to be traded, the Raiders were once again linked as a possible destination.

Other players that were linked to the Raiders were, Tank Johnson, Adam "Pacman" Jones and Michael Vick.

The Raiders have shown restraint, and have not shown interest in these veterans with issues. They learned their lesson after bringing in Deangelo Hall and Randy Moss. Now they are bringing in quality veterans like, Greg Ellis and Richard Seymour.

Those are the types of veterans the Raiders need. Bringing professional players in, will rub off in the locker room and will provide valuable experience for the young guys. They are an example on and off the field for young guys trying to find themselves.

It appears that the days of bringing in troubled players or outcasts are over for the Raiders.

Dante Stallworth, was recently reinstated, and released by the Cleveland Browns. He killed a man, while intoxicated behind the wheel.  He served the time the judicial system felt was necessary, and is now ready to return to the NFL.

There will be a market and teams out there for Stallworth, but players like this, are no longer destined to be Oakland Raiders, unless of course, you're Michael Vick.

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