Raiders look to shore up run defense before start of season

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) After watching DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry run through his first-team defense with relative ease during the third exhibition game, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he took those struggles personally as a former NFL linebacker who prides himself on having a stout defense. Del Rio wasn't as outwardly concerned Monday after the team's first practice...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Game Predictions Part One

With Derek Carr at quarterback, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree as receivers, and Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin holding down the defensive side, the Oakland Raiders have high expectations going into the 2016 season. Jack Del Rio has the Raiders inspired again to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Let’s take a look at the first nine games before the bye week to break...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders feel good about young receiver corps: ‘We’re going to hold it down’

The Oakland Raiders have been working towards the rebirth of the storied franchise, and one of the trademarks of those classic teams were the powerful passing attack they possessed. After falling stagnant for about 10 seasons, this preseason has shown more than signs of life, it may be more of a warning sign to opposing defenses. “I think we all have certain types of qualities...
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Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Lack of discipline in run defense major concern for RaidersIf you think the Raiders are sweeping their poor preseason defensive performances under the rug, you are sorely mistaken. They have presented a glaring red … Carr sharp in preseason lossThe Raiders also got the running game going, as DeAndre Washington had eight carries for 55 yards and Jalen Richard added 35 on seven...
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WATCH: Tenessee Titans LB Sean Spence Blows Up Raiders RB DeAndre Washington

The Oakland Raiders are supposed to be one of those teams that could break out this year and actually be competitive. If that is going to be the case, Derek Carr can't throw passes to guys who are moments from being lit up--like he did here to rookie running back DeAndre Washington.To make matters worse, the fumble gets returned or a touchdown: Read more »
Via FatManWriting
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Mariota, Carr both sharp in Titans' 27-14 win over Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr look ready for the season to start after a successful preseason dress rehearsal. Mariota led Tennessee to scores on all four drives he played and Carr threw two touchdown passes for Oakland and the Titans beat the Raiders 27-14 on Saturday night. With the starters getting their most playing time in the third week of the preseason...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas stadium investors threaten to walk away if they don’t get $750 million in public funding

During the past few months, the Oakland Raiders have made a series of moves that make it appear that they are serious about a move to Las Vegas. On Thursday, we learned that the group of investors interested in building a football stadium in Las Vegas is also serious about making its stadium plan work. The group told a committee Thursday that it is not negotiating with anyone and...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2016 preview: Breakout season for the silver and black

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing with the series of articles we remain in the AFC West and take a look at the Oakland Raiders — a team that could very well break its long playoff drought this season. Before we look ahead, let’s take a glance at some key developments...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders File Trademarks For ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

The Raiders have been dropping hints for a new location and the latest one seems to have the club leaning towards Sin City. The team filed several trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Las Vegas Raiders.” The office’s website shows the Oakland Raiders Limited Partnership put in three trademark applications for the use of the name. Although it...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: The new Las Vegas Raiders?

The Oakland Raiders might not be the Oakland Raiders for much longer.  According to A.J. Perez from USA TODAY, Raiders’ majority owner Mark Davis filed to trademark the term “Las Vegas Raiders”.  Rumors about a potential move to Las Vegas has been a big topic among NFL fans, owners, and players.  With this filing, Davis and the Raiders seem more than ready to make the move...
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Oakland Raiders to trademark name Las Vegas Raiders

According to a new report from Forbes, the Oakland Raiders have filed trademark papers for the name “Las Vegas Raiders.” The team reportedly filed the paperwork on Aug. 20. This is among a number of moves the team has made that show it has serious interest in moving to the Sin City. By filing the trademark, the Raiders protect themselves from a number of different things. The...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders file for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ trademark

It could just be due diligence on their part, but the Oakland Raiders are doing nothing to quiet rumors that Las Vegas is a potential home for the team. According to Darren Heitner of Forbes, the team has reportedly filed for the “Los Angeles Raiders” trademark. Courtesy of Forbes It’s a major step for a team that has long flirted with the idea of moving to the desert metropolis...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland files trademark for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

The Oakland Raiders have taken one step closer to a potential move to Las Vegas. It was reported on Thursday that the team has applied for the “Las Vegas Raiders” trademark. The Raiders have already had multiple proposals for plots in the city drawn up over the last few months and it certainly seems like they are securing what they need to if they want to make the move. Forbes...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders file trademark applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

How serious are the Oakland Raiders about moving to Las Vegas? Serious enough that they have filed for trademarks in case it happens. Darren Heitner of Forbes discovered this week that the Raiders filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the mark “Las Vegas Raiders” on Aug. 20. The trademarks have been filed to cover such areas as education...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Oakland Raiders

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Oakland Raiders, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. As a team originating in 1960, the Raiders have had 20 quarterbacks (with some repeats), which may suggest the team has struggled to find consistent leaders. How many of them...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Oakland Raiders

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Oakland Raiders. 2015 in a nutshell: Young offensive star-in-the-making Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray shine as the Raiders put together a seven-win season in a tough division. Still, they fall well short of the playoffs for the 13th...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why you shouldn’t expect much from the Oakland Raiders in their third preseason game

The third preseason game is usually the one that fans look forward to the most. In the third preseason game, teams let their starters play the majority of snaps in order to get a feel for playing a real game for the first time before the regular season. While this is will most likely happen with the Oakland Raiders in terms of snaps, it’s likely that the game calling from the sideline...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Marinovich arrested, found naked with weed and meth

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich got himself into a sticky situation on Friday night, which ended with him getting arrested in Irvine, California. It started when police received a call regarding a man who was walking around naked on a walking trail, which is kind of weird. When they arrived, they found Marinovich naked in a stranger’s backyard. Marinovich was...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Three Things to Watch in Second Preseason Game

The Oakland Raiders are set to face off against the Green Bay Packers this evening in their second 2016 NFL preseason game. It is a game that should look better than the first week of games, although it is still preseason and will not be pretty. Both of these teams are looking to improve to 2-0 in preseason action. Looking ahead to the regular season, the Raiders are hoping to finally...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders DE Mario Edwards could miss 4-6 weeks

An otherwise solid effort from the Oakland Raiders in their preseason debut was marred by what could be a serious blow to the team’s early-season success. Starting defensive end Mario Edwards injured his hip in the first half of Oakland’s win against the Arizona Cardinals. The injury itself didn’t look too terrible. Though, Edwards was seen in serious pain following the...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sebastian Janikowski in danger of being cut by Raiders?

Sebastian Janikowski is the all-time leading scorer in Oakland Raiders franchise history, but — as we have heard so many times in the past — the NFL is a business. As such, the 38-year-old veteran’s job is not guaranteed heading into the 2016 season. The Raiders have brought in former Cal kicked Giorgio Tavecchio for training camp. While Tavecchio has never attempted a kick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Stabler was the Oakland Raiders Autumn Wind

"The Autumn Wind is a Stabler,” is how the Oakland Raiders theme song should begin. We always talk about ‘glory years’ with a sense of nostalgia, a sense of better times, a sense of purity. The glory years for the Raiders, however, are always about how they created a culture appreciated by past and present generations alike. There is nothing nostalgic about the idea of The...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith denies appearing in video with marijuana blunt

Aldon Smith has seemingly denied that he appeared in a video that showed someone smoking marijuana on a social media account that is known to belong to him. Smith, who signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in April, sent the following tweet on Monday after the video went viral Sunday. Good try, not me — Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) July 25, 2016 Smith has been using...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is still currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse, so he should probably be laying low right now. However, it seems that he’s doing quite the opposite. Smith has been posting videos on Periscope using an account named “ravenga,” under the name “Ricky.” As of Sunday morning, he had...
Via The Sports Daily
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Estimates on Raiders’ Vegas stadium jump to $2.1B

The Raiders dreams of a new, taxpayer-funded home in Las Vegas may be on the ropes. A report from ESPN suggests the cost of the Raiders’ relocation plans to Las Vegas have been ratcheted up by approximately 50 percent since they were initially figured. The move, which was once projected to cost $1.4 billion, is now estimated to cost $2.1 billion. The rise in cost is mostly due...
Via The Comeback
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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