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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders’ “final” roster prediction 2.0

With the Raiders’ third preseason game in the books and cuts starting to come in, here are my updated predictions for each position:   Quarterback (3): Derek Carr Matt McGloin Christian Ponder Details: No change to this area. These three are now the only QBs on the roster and it’s highly likely the team carries all three into the regular season. I would like to see McGloin...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pumping The Brakes On The Raiders Resurgence

There’s a lot of buzz about the Oakland Raiders right now. Ever since the team lost the 2002 Super Bowl, the Raiders have posted disastrous results, and they haven’t earned a winning record in the 12 seasons since. This year, however, young talent like Derek Carr has analysts claiming that a “Raiders Resurgence” is on [&hellip The post Pumping The Brakes On The Raiders...
Via No Coast Bias
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders won’t trade or cut Sio Moore

Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore is clearly in the doghouse with the coaching staff. Head coach Jack Del Rio insinuated that it was too late for Moore to earn a spot as a role player let alone a starter and then refused to allow Moore to play a single defensive snap in the team’s third preseason game. Moore did get in the game on special teams but the message was clear: He...
Via cover32
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richardson, Thompkins out in Oakland

As speculated for weeks, the Oakland Raiders have pulled the plug on their summer Trent Richardson experiment, per ESPN. The former first-round pick rushed for 519 yards on 159 attempts last season with Indianapolis, and he'll now be looking for the fourth team in his short career. In addition to Richardson, former New England wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, who caught...
Via 60 Max Power O
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Cut Trent Richardson But Richardson Gets The Last Laugh

This is the toughest week of the season for head coaches and general managers around the NFL. It is cut week. By Tuesday rosters have to be down to 75, and by Saturday 53. That means the dream is going to end for a number of guys, but if they are lucky they might get picked up by someone else. Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson will likely not be one of those people.He...
Via FatManWriting
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson is running out of opportunities in the NFL. The former No. 3 overall pick is among the first cuts by the Oakland Raiders, Bill Williamson reported Monday. Sources: Raiders have cut Trent Richardson. http://t.co/ABG7kxDQwq — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) August 31, 2015   Richardson was waived by the Indianapolis Colts in March and signed by the Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio on Raiders' defensive line: 'I feel like our front is going to be pretty stout'

Oakland Raiders coach didn't have much to say about the poor performance on offense in the team's third preseason game, but he gushed about the play of his defensive line instead. “I feel like our front is going to be pretty stout. There were some lapses there at the end. I need to see the tape on that. I thought early in the game I thought they were rugged. I thought we did...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Sam Ponder lands a new commercial

ESPN’s Sam Ponder has been busy the past couple years as getting promoted by her main network as well as getting married to quarterback Christian Ponder, now on the Oakland Raiders. Ponder can now add spokesperson to her resume as she has just been named it for XYIENCE Energy Drink. This will be the College GameDay host’s first commercial spot. Her new commercial will air during...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Latavius Murray

Latavius MurrayADP: 53.6 RB: 20 After waiting a year-and-a-half, Raiders fans finally got a look at Latavius Murray last season – and he produced … when he could stay on the field. Murray put up 424 yards and two scores on 82 carries, adding 17 receptions in the pass game. Observers are raving about how he’s looked so far during training camp. Will he help revive the moribund...
Via Zone Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper Makes Pro-Bowler Patrick Peterson Look Silly On Route

It doesn’t get much prettier than this play by the Oakland Raiders’ Amari Cooper during Sunday’s preseason game. Watch as the rookie out of Alabama absolutely torches All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. The post Amari Cooper Makes Pro-Bowler Patrick Peterson Look Silly On Route appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' Derek Carr: 'We're pretty upset right now'

Cariel Brooks took a Derek Carr pass in for a touchdown on Saturday night.The problem? Brooks is a Cardinals cornerback, not a Raider.Still, his 81-yard interception return marked the only time Carr could find the end zone for either team. In five other red zone trips, the Silver and Black could produce only field goals. "As an offense, we're pretty upset right now," the quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders lose starting lineman to ruptured Achilles tendon

As if players and fans needed another reason to dislike preseason games, the Oakland Raiders will now likely be without their starting right tackle for the entire 2015 season. Menelik Watson, a second round draft pick in 2013 who was projected to be on the line when the season opened, went down with an injury during Sunday’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. It was...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Khalil Mack leads way as Raiders' defense shines against Cardinals OAKLAND -- The Oakland Raiders' first-unit defense had itself a nice night. ... Here are some quick thoughts on the Raiders' 30-23 loss to the ... Raiders lose Menelik Watson to ruptured Achilles tendon Raiders starting right tackle Menelik Watson suffered a serious injury in ... in the Raiders' lineup on Sunday...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders RT Menelik Watson Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Raiders RT Menelik Watson announced via his Twitter account Sunday night that he suffered a torn Achilles during the team’s third preseason game and will subsequently miss the entire 2015 season. Ruptured Achilles' tendon… I Will be back stronger than ever that's a promise. Main thing is supporting the team right now. #RaiderNation — Menelik Watson (@MenelikWatson) ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson With A Good Looking 15-Yard Run!

It is a novel concept; something fans were not sure would ever be seen again. Against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday night it happened--Trent Richardson made a great run during an actual football game!The hole his line gave him was pretty nice, but in the past that hasn't stopped him from screwing up in the past. Anyway....the 15-yard run equals his fourth best run since he entered...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ waiving of Dowling’s sends message to the team

Fans and media alike were caught by surprise this afternoon when the Raiders suddenly announced that second year safety Jonathan Dowling was being released by the team. Dowling, drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 Draft, had been consistently running as the second team free safety behind Nate Allen and looked to be getting better as the weeks passed. In fact, he recorded his...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: First impressions of Mario Edwards Jr.

Half of the preseason is now in the books for the Oakland Raiders and although this isn’t enough to get a good idea how starters are coming along, it is enough to get a good look at some of the up-and-coming players from this years draft. Mario Edwards had a bit of slow start to say the least in his first preseason game. His play didn’t jump off the screen and he seemed to be...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders finally update practice facilities

The Oakland Raiders premiered a state-of-the-art practice facility, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from local-media and the players. “When you see it for the first time, especially coming from the old weight room, it’s jaw-dropping,” said long snapper Jon Condo, entering his ninth season with the Raiders. “It’s definitely top of the art and one of the better...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five interesting tidbits about the new Raiders practice facility

The Oakland Raiders have upgraded their practice facilities including the weight room and practice fields in Alameda. The team has long been known as a franchise that was stuck in the past, from the way they scouted college players to the quality of their practice facilities. That’s all changed for the better now. Here are some tidbits that came out with the unveiling of the new...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Raiders’ “final” roster

The Raiders, along with every other NFL team, must trim their roster down starting next Tuesday to 75 players with another, bigger cut to follow on September 5th to get the “final” 53 players. That “final” roster is, of course, not final and is always a work in progress with changes and tweaks but for our purposes, it is the culmination of a training camp that began in late...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Oakland Raiders added depth and versatility to their defense Tuesday evening with the addition of free agent safety Mays. Contract details were not immediately disclosed. Mays, 27, reunites with Raiders defensive coordinator Norton, who coached Mays at USC. The former second round pick (No. 49 overall) was viewed as a “physical specimen with a freakish combination of size...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders unveil new performance center amid efforts to relocate to L.A.

The Oakland Raiders opened a brand new performance center at their Alameda headquarters this week. They showed off pictures of the recently completed facility on their website and promoted it on their social channels. Amid efforts to relocate to Los Angeles, the new facility has buoyed hopes that the Raiders would stay in Oakland. The reality is, it guarantees very little. Even...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick observations from the Raiders vs. Vikings

After every Oakland Raiders preseason game I take a deeper look at the five top stories to emerge. But there are also plenty of other story lines worth mentioning.  Here are ten thoughts on the second preseason game for the Raiders.  Seventh round pick Dexter McDonald saw some playing time and did not look great. That’s ok though, he is a seventh round project for a reason....
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner Mark Davis is still dominating the hair game

    The Oakland Raiders are hoping for some major changes this year after winning four or less games in each of the past three seasons. But one thing that ain’t changing a bit is the fantastic hairstyle of team owner Mark Davis. Davis, the son of the late Al Davis, has always had one of the most intense bowl cuts you will ever lay eyes on. In recent years, he has gotten...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How N.W.A. put the world on the Raiders, Rodney King and roguish police

By Lawrence Ware / @law_ware For a brief moment in the early 1990s, I was a Raiders fan. Every summer, my cousins and I would go to Idabel, Oklahoma, to spend the summer at my grandmother’s house. I am an only child of a deeply religious mother, so it gave me a chance to hang out with people my age and catch up on the cool stuff. They would teach me about the latest music and...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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