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01:05 PM ET 04.11 | After acquiring Matt Flynn as the assumed-starter at quarterback, it appears that the Oakland Raiders have found a veteran to compete for the backup position. At least, that is probably what Flynn is hoping after the Raiders reportedly signed Seneca Wallace on Wednesday, according to Jason LaCanfora. The Raiders finished 4-12 last season and though they retained head coach Dennis Allen are not averse to a rebuild process. The main part of that rebuild included trading low draft picks to acquire Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks, and then acquiring low draft picks from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for Carson Palmer. With just Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on the depth chart up to this point, Raiders quarterbacks had combined for three career starts. Wallace, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2003, has made 21 career starts for Seattle and Cleveland. His best season came in 2008 when he made eight starts and threw for 1,532 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions with a quarterback rating of 87.0. His most memorable moment in the NFL, perhaps coming from a different angle, occurred when he caught a 28-yard pass in the 2005 NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jason La Canfora

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April 11, 2013  01:24 PM ET

Dude...

April 11, 2013  03:07 PM ET

Better than Tyler Thigpen...

April 11, 2013  03:43 PM ET

Looks like the Raiders are building a nice contingent of QB back-ups.

April 11, 2013  03:54 PM ET

Someone is guilty of premature reporting...

April 11, 2013  04:11 PM ET

Vince Young is much better.

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April 11, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Otis, what are the Raiders getting with Jenkins?

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April 11, 2013  05:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hes better than what the Raiders had at CB last season. FM.

Are you speaking for Otis now? I believe ORF was asking him because he actually played on Otis' team...

April 11, 2013  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Otis, what are the Raiders getting with Jenkins?

If his head is right, he is pretty good at zone coverage. He cannot play press and the physical aspect of the game sometimes escapes him, ORF.

But - as previously mentioned - he's definitely an improvement over anything that's been back there for the Raiders since Nmandi left.

April 11, 2013  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Vince Young is much better.

Actually agree with you...

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April 11, 2013  06:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Better than Tyler Thigpen...

That's not saying much!

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April 11, 2013  06:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Vince Young is much better.

At wasting his money, yes.

April 11, 2013  06:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hes better than what the Raiders had at CB last season. FM.

Raiders need a super human umbrella in their 2ndary.

April 11, 2013  06:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If his head is right, he is pretty good at zone coverage. He cannot play press and the physical aspect of the game sometimes escapes him, ORF. But - as previously mentioned - he's definitely an improvement over anything that's been back there for the Raiders since Nmandi left.

Good insight. I know that most of the comments about Jenkins have been negative, but no one has ever said why.

April 11, 2013  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Dick-ish.

Eh, it could have been worse judging by what I've seen from him.

 
April 11, 2013  06:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Good insight. I know that most of the comments about Jenkins have been negative, but no one has ever said why.

I remember the last time the Raiders got a player from the Cowboys 2ndary and that didn't go well either.

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