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Raiders expect more production from tight end position in 2015

The Oakland Raiders have spent 15 years looking for the right combination at the tight end position, but the team hasn't been able to find any consistent players via the draft or free agency. Coach Jack Del Rio believes the team has some talent that could break that dry spell. The team brought in Lee Smith from the Buffalo Bills while drafting Clive Walford in the 3rd round...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders cut WR Austin Hill, knee an issue

The Oakland Raiders have become the third team this offseason to pass up on former Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill. Hill was once a promising prospect after a stellar sophomore season in 2012 with nearly 1,400 receiving yards. Unfortunately a torn ACL in 2013 derailed for the entire year and he has never been the same. He was noticably slowed down. NFL teams did take notice...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Mailbag: OL OK? Drinking the Kool Aid? adding a CB and more

@Cover32_OAK What do you think of an O-line with: LT: Penn, LG: G. Jackson, C: Hudson, RG: Feliciano and RT: Howard? — StAy in Oakland (@RaiderSparky) May 27, 2015 I like it a lot. I am still very uncertain about John Feliciano. At the time he was drafted I felt like he was a huge reach for the Raiders. Since hearing a little bit about how much Mike Tice likes him, I began to...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fourth-year veteran WR Rod Streater looking to mentor young receiving corps

The Oakland Raiders receiving corps struggled in 2014 without wide receiver Rod Streater, who played in 14 games and caught 60 passes for 888 yards in 2013. However, due to a foot injury, Streater played in just three games last year and with an improved receiving corps, he is looked upon as the veteran of the bunch. Streater, 27, will be going into his fourth season and as...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign a player who could be worth watching

The Oakland Raiders added two players to the roster on Wednesday in linebacker Horace Miller and wide receiver Milton Williams III. Both guys are most likely going to be camp bodies who are a long shot to actually make the team or the practice squad. But one of them, Horace Miller, is a rather interesting prospect who is worth keeping an eye on. Miller started his NFL career with...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Beats by Streats and Streater’s thoughts on the future

The 2013 season saw Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater nearly achieve a 1,000 yard season. His statistics were 888 receiving yards and four touchdowns with his longest reception clocking in at 66 yards. With stats like that, Raider Nation was anxious to see Streater back in action in 2014, but the only action that we really saw were his awesome Beats by Streats videos that...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign LB Horace Miller & WR Milton Williams, Cut Two

The Oakland Raiders signed LB Horace Miller and WR Milton Williams to contracts on Wednesday, according to the NFL Transactions release. To make room for the new additions, the Raiders placed DB Travell Dixon and Austin Hill on waivers. Miller, 24, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of UTEP back in May of ... The post Raiders Sign LB Horace...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Four rookies who will make an impact

The Oakland Raiders struck gold in last year’s draft. With players selected in each of the first four rounds making an impact on the 2014 team. Here’s an early prediction for a few players that will make their presence known on the 2015 team. Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Raiders Selected as the fourth overall pick Cooper possess all the traits to be a big time threat in the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Sebastian Janikowski’s 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class — $43,500

You have to hand it to Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski. Despite being stuck in what is literally a black hole of a franchise, the man has reaped the benefits of being the team’s consistent source of points for 15 seasons. And with that responsibility comes a rather nice salary, so it’s not all bad for this Raider. He’s so well off that he doesn’t even need this badass...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rod Streater expects Amari Cooper to make an ‘impact right away’

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater believes first-round pick Amari Cooper will make an impact on offense right away. “He adds an explosiveness to the offense,” said Streater of the Raiders No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft. “I feel like he is going to come in and make an impact right away. I was excited. More guys to take the defense off of guys like me, [Michael...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder Taking Reps but Knows his Role with Oakland Raiders

Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers on October 02, 2014 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Mandatory Credit: John Konstantaras/Getty Images) With Raider Nation abuzz about a possible move to Los Angeles and the increasing concern over the ring-finger injury to quarterback Derek Carr, there...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Ponder growing into his role as Raiders backup

Some would say that Christian Ponder is a little too young to play the role of a grizzled veteran backup. But that's exactly what the former Vikings quarterback is to the Raiders these days. With incumbent starter Derek Carr out as a precaution, Ponder finds himself in uncharted territory -- as the team's reliable No. 2 option. "It's nice to be out there getting reps," Ponder told...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

32 Questions: Oakland Raiders: How Good Can The Offense Be?

This is a new installment of a 32-part series “32 Questions” asks a question for each NFL team as they prepare for the 2015 season. Each day a new team will have a question asked, if you’re a fan of that team ask your question on Twitter using #32Questions(YourTeam) and you may be featured in […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr takes snaps, rookie CB signs

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr physically participated in OTAs Tuesday albeit very little, according to an NFL.com report. The second-year signal caller took snaps in individual drills but not in any team drills. Carr also didn’t throw any passes in the practice, although the report says he was in the same gear as Christian Ponder, Matt McGloin and Cody Fajardo—the quarterbacks...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Seventh-Round Pick CB Dexter McDonald

The Oakland Raiders announced that they have signed seventh-round pick CB Dexter McDonald to a four-year contract on Tuesday. The Oakland Raiders have signed seventh-round draft pick CB Dexter McDonald @Dex_Mac: http://t.co/mTskXxPCkUpic.twitter.com/xOJxLCqMuw — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) May 26, 2015 According to OverTheCap.com, McDonald is projected to receive a four-year contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Your Draft Class: Clive Walford TE Oakland Raiders

Clive Walford TE Miami (Fla) 6'4 258 2nd Round Pick Oakland RaidersCombine Results: 4.79 40 yard dash, 20 bench reps, 35" vertical, 120" broad jump, 4.57 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Possesses an impressive combination of size and speed, has a strong, muscular upper body but is a bit lean in his lower half, has a bit of a high waisted build....Plays even longer than his 6'4 frame...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: Raiders rookie Edwards Jr. is 'bright-eyed, bushy-tailed'

Justin Tuck has heard the knocks on his new line-mate from Florida State.He just doesn't get why Mario Edwards Jr. takes so much heat."I hear the things that people have said about him as a knock on him," Tuck told CSN Bay Area. "That hasn’t showcased at all yet. He’s kind of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in meetings."It's a great sign for Raiders fans that Tuck is taking an interest...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie and the New Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002 when the team went 11-5 and made a trip to the Super Bowl. From 2003 to 2011, the team went through six head coaches and had a record of 45 wins and 99 losses. In 2011, the Legendary Al Davis passed away and his son Mark Davis took control of the team. One of Marks first decisions was to hire the team a General Manager...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After Many Years, the Oakland Raiders Have a Direction

Running back Jamize Olawale #49 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Derek Carr #4 during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) The winds of change have often swept through the Oakland Raiders’ organization since 2003. Often, there have been new...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Derek Carr-Amari Cooper Tandem the Key to the Oakland Raider Offense?

Wide receiver Amari Cooper, the first round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders, holds up a jersey between general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and head coach Jack Del Rio. (Mandatory Credit: Dan Honda/The Oakland Tribune) The Oakland Raiders haven’t seen a winning season since 2003. Last year, Oakland netted the fewest yards of any NFL team and averaged 15.8 points a game. In...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Drought: Oakland Raiders bright future should help soothe bleak present

For the first time in many years, the Raiders seem to be on the right track. It has been a long ten years in Oakland since their trip to the 2003 Super Bowl. Poor draft picks such as: Jamarcus Russell, Robert Gallery and Darrius Heyward Bey set the franchise back many years. The last two seasons however; the team seems to have drafted wisely. Khalil Mack started every game at linebacker...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Derek Carr Hopes Rest and Rehab Will Cure Numb Finger in Right Hand

The Oakland Raiders finally found their quarterback in Derek Carr, but the new face of the franchise is currently dealing with an injury that could potentially need surgery. Before that option is explored, however, the Raiders are hoping rest and rehab will do the trick. Carr missed the first session of OTAs on Tuesday and will likely miss the rest of the sessions as well. He is...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr may need surgery on finger

The Oakland Raiders are looking to build their franchise around second-year quarterback Derek Carr, but they may have to wait for the 24-year-old to get on the field this offseason. On Tuesday, it was reported that Carr has an injury to his right ring finger that could keep him out for an extended period of time. Chris Mortensen claims Carr’s injury could require surgery and if...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr Sits Out OTAs With Unknown Injury

The Oakland Raiders commenced Phase III of their offseason workouts on Tuesday, but one important player did not participate—quarterback Derek Carr. CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair reports that Carr was on the practice field but was not wearing a helmet or cleats. It is unclear what type of injury Carr is working through. NFL teams are not required to disclose player injuries this...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio wants to 'bring swagger back' to Raiders

The Oakland Raiders, once the most feared franchise in the NFL, have been a league laughingstock for the past decade-plus. New head coach Jack Del Rio has a message for his team and the rest of the league: The swagger is back in Oakland. “I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del Rio said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio, per csnbayarea.com...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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