Dave Tollefson DL OAK 10 Months

Free agent DE Dave Tollefson announced his retirement from the NFL.

Tollefson, 31, was a seventh-round pick of the Packers back in 2006. He made his NFL debut with the Giants in 2007 and played five seasons with the team before turning a five-sack 2011 into a two-year, $2.5 million deal with the Raiders. Tollefson registered just a half-sack in 2012 and was released last March.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Dec 22 '78

Raiders released DE Dave Tollefson.

Tollefson signed a two-year deal with Oakland last offseason as a pass-rush specialist, but he proved to be a bust. He notched just a half-sack. The Raiders save $1.6 million against the cap with the move.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Nov 24 '78

CSN Bay Area expects the Raiders to part ways with DE Dave Tollefson.

A pass-rushing specialist, Tollefson was invisible in the first season of a two-year contract in 2012, notching just 0.5 sacks. He's also on the wrong side of 30. The cap-strapped Raiders will save $1.6 million if they void the final year of Tollefson's contract.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 16 '78

DE Dave Tollefson's deal with the Raiders is for two years and $2.5 million.

It includes $1.5 million guaranteed. It's reserve money for a player who will serve as the Raiders' fifth or sixth defensive lineman. Despite his five-sack 2011, Tollefson won't be worth monitoring in IDP leagues.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 16 '78

Raiders agreed to terms with DE Dave Tollefson, formerly of the Giants.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 16 '78

The Packers have dropped out of the running for free agent DE Dave Tollefson.

It looks like he's either headed to the Raiders or Titans. Tollefson is a situational rusher with special teams value, but the Packers weren't going to overpay for a 30-year-old non-starter. He visited Tennessee late this week.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 12 '78

Free agent DE Dave Tollefson will visit the Raiders on Tuesday.

It will be Tollefson's second visit of free agency after he spent the weekend in Green Bay. According to the National Football Post, the Packers remain "in the mix" for the former Giant.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 11 '78

Free agent DE Dave Tollefson has no other visits lined up after visiting the Packers over the weekend.

Tollefson, of course, left Green Bay without a deal but "(remains) in the mix." The pass-rushing specialist previously visited the Seahawks, and has drawn interest from the Raiders. It would appear he needs to lower his asking price.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 05 '78

Free agent DE Dave Tollefson will visit the Packers on Thursday.

The Pack were known to be interested in the pass-rushing specialist, but had yet to line up a visit. Tollefson is also drawing looks from the Raiders and Seahawks.

Dave Tollefson DL OAK Jan 02 '78

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders are interested in free agent DE Dave Tollefson.

The Packers and Seahawks are also pursuing the long-time Giant. Tollefson notched a career-high five sacks in 2011, but is not an every-down player and will turn 30 in July. His price will have to be right to end up with the cap-strapped Raiders.