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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

ESPN analysts award Raiders with high marks in free agency

According to Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com, a group of ESPN analysts gave Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie high grades for his moves in free agency. The Raiders have been aggressive in 2015, and the panel which consists of 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Bill Polian, former NFL executive Louis Riddick, as well as Matt Williamson, Field Yates and Mike Sando believe Mckenzie and...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Who Will the Raiders Take Fourth?

Before the hectic draft month of April begins, the crew at TopSportsReport decided it would be a smart time to write a 1st round mock draft.  John Miceli decided to write the article.  He carefully made selections for each team and explained each selection in this article. Check out who John Miceli selected for the Oakland Raiders on behalf of Jack Del Rio and Reggie McKenzie....
Via TopSportsReport
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 Positional Needs the Raiders Could Address in Round One

Wide Receiver  View image | gettyimages.com During this offseason, the Raiders set a priority on adding a top flight wide receiver for the young Derek Carr to throw to next season.  We saw this to be true as the team offered contracts to a multitude of wide receivers.  Unfortunately, they failed to add a top flight wide receiver during the offseason, and they’re stuck...
Via TopSportsReport
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson told Derek Carr he could play like WHO?

I’m all for supporting your teammates and in some cases having an irrational confidence in their abilities, but Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson might be taking it too the extreme… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Ron Clements of...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 draft order

The Oakland Raiders have seven picks to play with when the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30th in Chicago. Breakdown of Raider's draft picks: First round: 4th overall selection Second round: 35th overall selection Third round: 68th overall selection Fourth round: 102nd overall selection Fifth round: 140th overall selection Sixth round: 179th overall selection...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub Heading Back to Atlanta?

At one time he was considered to be a pretty good quarterback, but sometime during the 2012 season something clicked in Matt Schaub (and not in a good way). He went from being a competent and respected passer to the butt of jokes and a laughing stick. Houston got rid of him After the 2013 season. The Oakland Raiders gave him a try during the 2014 season, but didn't think he was worth...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio says Derek Carr has 'huge upside'

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said quarterback Derek Carr's first season was all about him; however, in year two, he wants to build a strong supporting cast around the young signal caller. "Well, I think what I’m most excited about is he’s getting in and not making it so much about Derek. I thought it was all about Derek last year. We want to be able to run the ball. We...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden Remains A Mystery For Oakland Raiders

When D.J. Hayden was selected 12th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, he was expected to become the next lock-down defensive back for the Oakland Raiders despite nearly dying in a freak accident on the University of Houston practice field.Nearly two years later, the Raiders are still waiting for Hayden to become that player.Hayden's 2014 season was better than his rookie year, no doubt...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why it’s far too early for the Oakland Raiders to replace Derek Carr

Monday, ESPN writer John McTigue wrote a piece for ESPN insider in which he argued that the Oakland Raiders should move on from second year quarterback Derek Carr, and replace him with Marcus Mariota as their fourth overall pick in this year’s draft. McTigue used multiple statistics to support his claim that Derek Carr is not the quarterback of the future. On the surface Carr’s...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Re-Sign DE C.J. Wilson To A Two-Year, $4.6M Deal

Patrick Quinn of WNCT reports that the Raiders have re-signed DE  C.J. Wilson to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million. Wilson recently visited with the Seahawks. Wilson, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He played out his four-year, $1,900,354 rookie contract with Green Bay before signingd a one-year agreement with the Raiders ... The post Raiders...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs coach praises Raiders, Derek Carr

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects the entire AFC West to be very competitive in 2015, even the Oakland Raiders, who went 3-13 last season. “Oakland, even though their record wasn’t as good as they wanted, they brought in some good, young players,” Reid said, per ESPN.com. “You can see this foundation starting to build there with the things...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr’s brother does not think the Raiders can pass on a WR in first round

The Oakland Raiders were supposed to give Derek Carr some new toys to play with in free agency this year, but after Randall Cobb decided to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers that plan seemed to go down the drain. The Raiders did add a new center who will help keep Carr standing up and a nice outlet in pass catching running back Roy Helu Jr., but as of yet have not added a wide receiver...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio says Trent Richardson must earn everything, even special teams playing time

When the Oakland Raiders signed Trent Richardson, if you listened closely you could hear people all over the country laughing. Richardson is the biggest running back draft bust since, well, Darren McFadden. But when asked after being cut by the Colts, Richardson said that he planned on being a starter at his next stop. That, of course, led many to wonder if the Raiders were actually...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders' Free Agency Report Card

No other team in the NFL has signed more free-agents than the Oakland Raiders. After posting a 3-13 overall record in 2014, the Raiders are among the teams needing fresh faces the most heading into next season.With free agency slowing down after two weeks, it's now time to evaluate the team's roster moves.Rodney Hudson, center: After signing Hudson to a historic $44.5 million contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

An Ode To Shirtless Quarterbacks: Goodbye Christian Ponder

Last week, the Raiders announced that they had signed former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder to a deal in free agency. The deal is for one year, and will see Ponder head to the AFC West. The Raiders relied heavily upon quarterbacks Matt Schaub (who was also released last week after they signed Ponder to a deal) and then-rookie Derek Carr. Ponder will enter the mix...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders sign OLB Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith follows his former linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. to Oakland, where he is now the defensive coordinator. That makes sense, but it’s not clear what his role will be in Oakland. The Raiders paid him 7 million over 2 years, which suggests he’ll be a starter, after spending most of his career as a reserve in Seattle. Free agent signing Curtis Lofton is locked in at...
Via The Football Fan Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders are the latest to fall for Trent Richardson

The Raiders have signed free agent RB Trent Richardson. #WelcomeToTheFamily pic.twitter.com/ZHmkFPVb01 — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 17, 2015 On Tuesday, presumably because the team desperately needed to fulfill their quota of one running back with unfulfilled potential on the roster, the Oakland Raiders signed Trent Richardson. Richardson, the much-heralded third overall...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders conservative approach in free agency is smart

This year’s free agency period has been the most exciting and crazy it probably has ever been. Trades left and right, players moving all over the place and longtime franchise players being released. For the Oakland Raiders, this free agency period was supposed to be their chance to spend big money and bring hope back to the silver and black fan base. Since 2002 the Oakland Raiders...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Release QB Matt Schaub

Quarterback Matt Schaub's short and expensive tenure in Oakland has come to an end. The 33-year-old veteran was released on Monday, the team announced. Schaub's release is unsurprising. On Friday, the Raiders added QB Christian Ponder and the team is saving $5.5 million in salary cap space by cutting the former Houston Texan. Since being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, Schaub...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: new #Raiders LB Curtis Lofton

Curtis Lofton signing his Raiders contract Photo courtesy of Raiders.com Over the last day I’ve watched a few Saints games to get a sense of new Raiders LB Curtis Lofton – what are his strengths and weaknesses and how does he project onto the Raiders unit? I came away with a mostly favorable impression of the 8 year veteran but with some definite concerns as well. First, Lofton...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign 7; more likely

The Raiders yesterday announced the signing of six of the players with which they had agreed to contract terms over the negotiation window and free agency. Today, the Raiders have also announced the addition of safety Nate Allen to their roster, their seventh player of free agency to date. The players the Raiders have signed as of publishing are: Rodney Hudson, center, 25 years old...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: The Oakland Raiders are a mess

The Oakland Raiders entered free agency with over $55 million in cap room. General manager Reggie McKenzie was expected to make serious runs at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and receiver Randall Cobb, perhaps even the favorite to land the duo. Instead, Oakland has been outdone by the other 31 teams, leaving it in terrible position. The Raiders have signed center Rodney Hudson to...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew announces his retirement from NFL

Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday by posting a message on Twitter saying that “all good things come to an end.” In his note on the matter, Jones-Drew called his 9-year playing career an “amazing” time and said he is looking forward to the next chapter of his life. All good...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders to release LaMarr Woodley

In a move that pretty much everyone expected, the Oakland Raiders are reportedly set to release free-agent bust LaMarr Woodley after one unproductive season with the team. Woodley, 30, was playing out of position in Oakland’s 4-3 scheme last season. After struggling to see any action in the team’s first six games (five total tackles and zero sacks), the veteran pass rusher missed the...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders finally trending up?

Since losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, the Oakland Raiders have been the epitome of dysfunction and losing. Oakland has not been back to the playoffs since, only twice (2010, 2011) winning more than five games in a season. The franchise has plowed through eight coaches since that fateful afternoon, ranging from Bill Callahan and Norv Turner, Art Shell and...
Via This Given Sunday
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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