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Should the Oakland Raiders draft Amari Cooper or Kevin White?

With the NFL combine now over, the scouting process for the this year’s draft is now fully underway. Prospects were able to show their physical tools and give teams an early look at their potential at the next level. For the Oakland Raiders, the NFL combine left the front office with a lot of homework to do from now until April. The assumption is that the Raiders will draft a offensive...
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Bold prediction suggests Oakland Raiders could bring in huge name free agent

Now that the games are over, the next few months will be spent following the NFL’s off-the-field news. This will include free agency, the draft and random things like the police blotter. In a sport that truly is a year-round endeavor, however, this certainly won’t be a quiet time on the calendar. So with that thought in mind, cover32′s James Merilatt came up with five bold...
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The Case for Tyvon Branch

Should the Eagles go after Tyvon Branch?Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images A few days ago I wrote about possible trade targets for the Eagles as well as under honorable mentions I had players I would be watching for if they got released. Well, the one I personally hoped would get released, did. On Feb 18th the Oakland Raiders asked safety Tyvon Branch to take a pay cut after two injury...
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Despite injuries, cutting Tyvon Branch is a head scratcher

The Oakland Raiders intend to cut strong safety Tyvon Branch, saving a whopping $3 million dollars against the cap. Given the fact that the team has more than $50 million in cap space, and plan on cutting Matt Schaub and others pushing the cap space up towards $60 million, the move is not saving the Raiders a ton of cap space. On top of that, the Raiders have to spend more over the...
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Raiders have spent roughly 81 percent of the salary cap in cash, 2nd in NFL with $54.2 million to spend on free agency

New NFL rules from the 2011 CBA indicate the Oakland Raiders will have to open up their checkbook and lay down some serious cash or they will be penalized for penny pinching. As a result, the team will most likely look to land some big names, particularly on offense to help stock the cupboard around second -year quarterback Derek Carr. According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area...
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Report: Raiders to release safety Tyvon Branch

The Oakland Raiders are pulling the plug on starting strong safety Tyvon Branch's career in Oakland, CBSSports' Jason La Canfora reported Thursday night. The 28-year-old's last two seasons have been plagued by injuries, only appearing five games over that span. When he was healthy from 2009-2011, he was what the Raiders hoped for - a productive starter with more than 100 tackles...
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Oakland Raiders release Tyvon Branch

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders are reportedly cutting ties with Safety Tyvon Branch. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Oakland is releasing Branch. The 28 year old will become a free agent. Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. Will be very hot in a weak safety market. Signed lucrative deal in OAK not long ago — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February...
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Report: Raiders Releasing S Tyvon Branch

Jason La Canfora reports that the Oakland Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. La Canfora adds that Branch should have a “very hot” market in the coming weeks. Branch, 28, had another three years remaining on his contract, which includes base salaries of $5.5 million (2015), $6.5 million (2016), and $6.5 million (2017). As things stand right now, Branch as the highest...
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Oakland Raiders Must Retain Stefen Wisniewski

About a year ago, the Oakland Raiders watched as two pro-bowl caliber talents—defensive end Lamarr Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer—left for other clubs in free agency. While Houston's season with the Chicago Bears ended early due to injury, Veldheer was part of an Arizona Cardinals offensive line that made the playoffs despite having to protect three different starting...
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Raiders GM says team will continue to 'put an emphasis' on character, but 'we’re going to bring in some guys with some issues'

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has been consistent in his philosophy by bringing in players without heavy baggage. Since taking over in 2012, the Raiders have has zero players come up on a police report or make any waves that the media would dive into. McKenzie inherited a roster full of high-priced and underperforming players, however, he’s weeded out the...
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Proposed new Oakland Raiders helmet is the best thing you’ll see all week

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Oakland Raiders. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is sweet. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Proposed new Oakland Raiders helmet is the best thing...
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Raiders sign K Giorgio Tavecchio

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent kicker Giorgio Tavecchio. The move, which the team announced Tuesday, will give Oakland an offseason backup to Sebastian Janikowski. Tavecchio played one preseason game for the Raiders last summer, kicking a pair of 47-yard field goals against Seattle. He has also spent time in training camps with San Francisco, Green...
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Oakland Raiders Making Run At One of Top Free Agents

The Oakland Raiders are looking to make a run at Randall Cobb in free agency, per ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson. No shock, but hear expectation around NFL is #Raiders will make run at Cobb. But #Packers not expected to hit him hit FA. — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) February 23, 2015   This obviously doesn’t come as a surprise, as Oakland is desperate for...
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Report: Raiders will make a run at Randall Cobb

The Oakland Raiders are interested in wide receiver Randall Cobb if the Green Bay Packers allow him to hit free agency next month, reports ESPN. No shock, but hear expectation around NFL is #Raiders will make run at Cobb. But #Packers not expected to hit him hit FA. — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) February 23, 2015   The Raiders haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver...
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Former Raiders CEO: Relocation is a significant possibility

Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask isn’t only among the most respected football people out there, she’s in the know when it comes to what’s happening around the National Football League. So her recent comments regarding the potential of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Southern California shouldn’t be taken with a grain of salt. I believe that the site of the Oakland...
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Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation,...Read More
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Report: Talks between Raiders, Oakland could stall quickly

Talk about fast tracking negotiations. A report from the San Francisco Chronicle in Northern California indicates that the city of Oakland and/or the Raiders will likely end discussions surrounding a new stadium in a month if there’s no “significant progress” on a stadium deal. This comes just days after the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers unveiled a plan to potentially...
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Raiders and Chargers may share stadium in Los Angeles

Thursday the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers presented a joint proposal to build a new 1.7 billion dollar stadium that the two teams would share in the city of Carson in Los Angeles county. The building of the stadium would be privately funded, and would allow the two AFC rivals to finally have the new stadium that both organizations have been craving for some time. The teams...
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WATCH: Raiders GM fell asleep at NFL Scouting Combine?

If you want to know why the Oakland Raiders have struggled over the years. One moment from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday clarifies everything for us. Yes. That is Oakland Raiders general manager literally sleeping his way through combine events. The common fan might share McKenzie’s lack of enthusiasm for the annual event. However, Saturday is the biggest...
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2015 Breakout Player – Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray – The new coaching regime in Oakland couldn’t have tailored Murray’s needs at a better time. For some unknown reason, the former Raiders staff failed to use the 6’3/225 physical freak until Week 12 last season where he broke out for 112 yards and 2 TD’s on only 4 carries (before exiting at […]
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Why Raiders Should Stay Away From White and Cooper

Recently, White, the former WVU Mountaineer was ranked ahead of Cooper on Mike Mayock’s draft board. However, Cooper had more success during his collegiate career. The Raiders need weapons on both sides of the ball, but taking a wide receiver with the fourth overall pick is a risk. Cooper set unprecedented numbers during his three-year career at Alabama, while White had his best...
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Oakland Raiders finalize young coaching staff

The Oakland Raiders finalized their coaching staff this past Monday for the upcoming 2015 season. The following 12 coaches will be joining Jack Del Rio’s staff: Oakland Raiders Sam Anno: Defensive Assistant Darryl Eto: Asst. Strength and Conditioning Jethro Franklin: Defensive Line Joe Gomes: Head Strength and Conditioning Tim Holt: Assistant Offensive Line Nick Holz: Quality...
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