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Brennan gets another chance … with Raiders

Posted August 9, 2010, 04:55 AM HST
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By Fred Guzman

It didn’t take long for Colt Brennan to find a new job. Released last week after two uneventful seasons with Washington, the former University of Hawaii quarterback has signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Brennan was brought in for a tryout on Saturday morning, was offered a contract in the afternoon and participated in workouts that evening. And, now, there’s an outside chance he may even see some action Thursday in Oakland’s exhibition opener at Dallas.

Following a record-breaking career at Hawaii, Brennan was Washington’s sixth-round draft pick in 2008. He was the team’s third-string QB that year and spent last season on injured reserve list after undergoing a second hip surgery in two years.

Brennan faces a tough challenge in trying to make the opening day roster and qualifying for a $395,000 salary. Oakland has four other QBs, each with considerably more pro experience than Brennan.

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Jason Campbell, Brennan’s teammate at Washington, is the projected starter. Also competing for spots are Kyle Boller, a former first-rounder from Cal, as well as Charlie Frye and Bruce Gradkowski. All have seen some duty as NFL starters. Brennan has yet to take a snap in a regular-season game.

An interesting aside: Brennan’s center for two seasons at UH, Samson Satele, is starting for Oakland.

The bottom line for Brennan? A long shot is better than no shot at all.

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