Raiders take another look at Derek Hagan

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The Oakland Raiders apparently haven't closed the door on Derek Hagan. The Raiders gave the free agent a tryout Wednesday. Read more

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Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#1 May 30, 2013
HARD WORKIN', keep this man if you can. but if he fits better with more opportunity with the jets, send him there with a great resume! he works great as an extra mechanic. always there to make extra good plays. but i'll tell you, he's better off here!
RAIDERS 2013!!!

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#2 May 30, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
HARD WORKIN', keep this man if you can. but if he fits better with more opportunity with the jets, send him there with a great resume! he works great as an extra mechanic. always there to make extra good plays. but i'll tell you, he's better off here!
RAIDERS 2013!!!
He likely is not cut out to be a starter, but I did respect what he contributed to the Giants while he was there as a reserve player. The Giants were too deep in WRs to justify keeping him. I am sure he could be of help to a few teams out there.
RaiderFaith

Pittsboro, NC

#3 May 31, 2013
He always seems to play hard and has good hands. Can't figure out why they keep dropping him.

Since: Jan 11

Tempe, AZ

#4 May 31, 2013
I've always liked this guy. He is the sort of athlete that would never make it unless he had the right attitude and work ethic, which i can appreciate.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#5 May 31, 2013
RaiderFaith wrote:
He always seems to play hard and has good hands. Can't figure out why they keep dropping him.
I agree about his work ethic and good hands. It was a simple case of the Giants being too deep at WR to have a roster spot for him. There was no way hw would start over Cruz, Nicks, and their #3 receiver, Hixon. Reuben Randle does have the potential to be a starter someday and has played very well when called upon, Jerrel Jernigan has ability beyond that of Hagan and is younger, but he has yet to put it all together. remeses Barden is a very tall receiver who can catch balls in a crowd with his height alone. Hagan unfortunately didn't bring anything to the table that the Giants didn't have already.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#6 May 31, 2013
Make that Rameses Barden.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#7 May 31, 2013
Hagan was plagued by dropped passes early in his career. He has improved to the point where he has better than average hands, but he still does not have what is needed to be a top 3 receiver. He is a smart veteran and could definitely be an asset if a team were to have an emergency at WR. His age (he will soon turn 29) could work against him as many teams will choose a youngster with potential over a veteran who has peaked out for the final roster spot at WR.

It was injuries that led the Giants to sign him in the first place in 2008. after Steve Smith and Ramses Barden went down with season ending injuries. With their impovement in depth after the 2010 season, there was simply no place tp put him on the Giant Roster and he had two stints with the Raiders and one at Buffalo and was there to do the job when needed. He is still at best, a fringe player, but a reliable one at that.

Premium Blowhole

Miami, FL

#8 May 31, 2013
Hagan couldn't catch a pass, a cold, or an STD when he was with the Fins.
Laughing Bear Fan

Denver, CO

#9 May 31, 2013
Premium Blowhole wrote:
Hagan couldn't catch a pass, a cold, or an STD when he was with the Fins.
Can you say training camp fodder?
They need bodies

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#10 May 31, 2013
Premium Blowhole wrote:
Hagan couldn't catch a pass, a cold, or an STD when he was with the Fins.
true, but with hard work and dedication, he did improve his ability to hold on the ball instead of dropping it. However, he is still at best a fringe player, but a reliable one at that and could help a team depleted by injuries at WR.

“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

The Blackhole

#11 May 31, 2013
I think he's good enough to keep around. Sometimes he seems better than the guys that get the playing time

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#12 May 31, 2013
Haleys Commet wrote:
I think he's good enough to keep around. Sometimes he seems better than the guys that get the playing time
He is likely good enough to be an upgrade over some other teams' bottom of the depth chart receivers. I also admire his work ethic which could be an example for younger players.

Since: Jan 11

Tempe, AZ

#13 Jun 3, 2013
Yup, i hear that Wes Welker guy you drafted sucked too.
Premium Blowhole wrote:
Hagan couldn't catch a pass, a cold, or an STD when he was with the Fins.

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