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Maurice Jones-Drew will finish 2014 over Darren McFadden as the Oakland Raiders’ featured running back

ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez predicts Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will start over Maurice Jones-Drew in Week 1. The 26-year-old McFadden, who fought a cranky hamstring throughout 2013, inked a one-year deal worth up to $4 million on March 11 to remain a Raider. McFadden, who can complete the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, handled the pigskin 114 times for 379 yards and...
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National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, Oakland Raiders mock draft pick, more

While the NBA and NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the NFL never rests. Here are the best national columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 cornerbacks in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each teams offseason performance so far. (READ) - NFL Mock Draft Round 1 version 1.0 (READ) - The 10 best games on the 2014 NFL schedule ...
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TE David Ausberry 'ready to make a statement' in passing game

A seventh-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft, Ausberry was projected to be the Oakland Raiders' starting tight end last year before a shoulder injury in the second preseason game kept him out for the entire season. Now Ausberry is now looking to get back on track when offseason workouts begin Tuesday.
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Darren McFadden expected to be the Raiders starting running back

Even though the Raiders signed Maurice Jones-Drew this offseason,  Paul Guiterrez of ESPN.com believes Darren McFadden will be Oakland’s starting running back in 2014 If healthy, and that’s a big IF, Darren McFadden is the lead dog in the backfield, when you consider his home run potential and familiarity with the Raiders offense. If the Raiders are going to rely on McFadden...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Rewind: Schaub reaches out to McGloin, drafting a QB and more

Take a look at the best pieces you may have missed this week: - Top five quarterbacks the Raiders could take in the draft (READ) - With continuity and a much better roster, can Dennis Allen finally prove his worth? (READ) - Raiders are hoping to convert short rentals into long term success (READ) - Matt Schaub reaches out to Matt McGloin and could be the best thing to ever happen...
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Report: Raiders will cut Terrelle Pryor if they can't trade him

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Raiders will release QB Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him this weekend. Pro Football Talk reported earlier in the week that the Raiders were hoping to trade Pryor before the beginning of the offseason program on Monday. It’s not a secret that the Raiders have been looking to trade Pryor, but the timeline is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Raiders finalize preseason dates

The Oakland Raiders' preseason schedule is set in stone, reports ESPN's Paul Gutierrez. The team announced Friday that preseason Game 1 takes place on Aug. 8 at the Minnesota Vikings at 8 p.m. ET. (Per Gutierrez, 'Since teams can begin camp 15 days before their first exhibition game, the Raiders should begin camp on July 24.') Game 2: At home vs. the Detroit...
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Pre-Draft Sit Down with Gallaudet DE, Adham Talaat

  In recent sit down with former Gallaudet defensive end Adham Talaat, the 2014 NFL Draft prospect discussed his experiences training for the draft and his sudden rise from unknown division 3 athlete to having a shot of becoming the school’s first ever NFL player. In preparation for the draft, Talaat spent the last four […] The post Pre-Draft Sit Down with Gallaudet DE, Adham...
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Terrelle Pryor needs to lose the blonde hairdo (Photo)

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took a photo prior to Friday night’s Dodgers game with star outfielder Yasiel Puig. Pryor to tonight's game: pic.twitter.com/ekpMxvAmRN — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 19, 2014 I really wish Pryor would get rid of the blonde look.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Raiders OT Matt McCants Sign His Exclusive Rights Tender

  The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that OT Matt McCants has signed his exclusive rights tender. T Matt McCants @BIGMATT_71 has signed his Exclusive Rights Tender. pic.twitter.com/DkyDa8ssle — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 18, 2014 McCants, 24, was a sixth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2012. He appeared in 13 games for Oakland last year, but was limited to playing just 266...
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Raiders re-sign exclusive rights LB Kaelin Burnett

According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, Oakland Raiders LB Kaelin Burnett signed the team's one-year contract exclusive right tender on Thursday afternoon. Burnett (6-foot-4, 240) was in training camp with the Raiders and was signed to the team’s practice squad in September 2013 and originally signed with the club as a non-drafted free agent out of Nevada.
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What’s next for Terrelle Pryor?

It’s been clear since Matt Schaub was brought on board that the Raiders would be quickly putting an end to the Terrelle Pryor era. According to Pro Football Talk, the Raiders are hoping to be able to trade Pryor before the start of the offseason program that begins next Tuesday. That’s a short timeframe to move a player, especially during the offseason. Raiders hope to trade...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mel Kiper has the Raiders taking Khalil Mack in his latest mock

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ESPN Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has the Oakland Raiders drafting Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick in next month’s draft. I do agree with Kiper that the Raiders won’t take a quarterback. But why not get a top receiver like Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans. Matt Schaub...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Oakland Raiders projected starting defense

  Earlier this week, we looked at the projected starting offense for the Oakland Raiders. When looking at their defense, it’s a peculiar case. All four defensive line starters became free agents, while they lost both starters at cornerback. The only free agent starters to be retained were 37-year-old safety Charles Woodson, and unheralded defensive tackle Pat Sims. With additional...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders attend Terrance Mitchell’s private workout

The Oakland Raiders are in the market for another cornerback. That’s no secret if you live on planet Earth. One prospect has caught the eye of Reggie Mckenzie. Oregon defensive back Terrance Mitchell is an under the radar cornerback that grew up in Sacramento and would love to stay close to home. Mitchell has a lean, athletic frame with long arms and a aggressive mentality that...
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