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Jack Del Rio, DC Ken Norton take over defense filled with potential stars

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio and defensive coordinator Ken Norton inherited a defense that was fundamentally flawed, but filled with top shelf talent. The duo went back to the basics with the team's defense, stressing fundamentals such as shedding blocks and proper leverage. As the Seahawks linebacker coach in 2014, Norton's unit was the best tackling group in the NFL...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former first round pick D.J. Hayden in danger of losing starting cornerback position

According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the Oakland Raiders selected cornerback D.J. Hayden in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, but it seems his lofty draft status may not be enough for him to keep the starting job. Hayden worked mainly with the second-team defense in minicamp and 2014 fourth-round pick Keith McGill worked with the first team ahead...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Oakland Raiders who could struggle to make the 2015 roster

With every year that passes, the hope is that the Oakland Raiders are becoming a better team by building a better roster. But naturally, when that happens, the result is that guys who have been on the team previously will lose their job to new and better players. Here is a look at five guys who were on the Raiders in 2014, are still under contract but could still struggle to make...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Raiders could deal backup QB Matt McGloin

He’s made the most of every opportunity and every start under center. But Matt McGloin might have more value to another team than he does to the Oakland Raiders. And that’s why the team might consider trading him, according to ESPN. For the first time in a while, Oakland’s quarterbacking situation seems stable. Derek Carr is entrenched as the starter, and Christian Ponder has...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Financing Plan for Stadium Called a Lousy Deal for Raiders Finance experts say a long-awaited plan for a new Raiders stadium is a lousy deal ... The Oakland Tribune (http://bayareane.ws/1GEpXqC ) reports Saturday its ... DJ Hayden Could Lose His Spot With Oakland Raiders McGill is the one that's in his spot as last year, he looked like the Raiders' best corner once healthy...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Raiders, Saints, Steelers

Raiders Bill Williamson of ESPN could see a team trading for QB Matt McGloin to be a backup if he has a strong preseason performance. Williamson believes RB Trent Richardson will have a role in the offense, regardless if Latavius Murray has a breakout season. Second-year cornerbacks Keith McGill and T.J. Carrie have appeared with the first-team for ...The post NFL Notes: Raiders...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Brunell Imitates Derek Carr and Nails Cameraman With a Football

Mark Brunell was a pretty good quarterback back in the day. As an ESPN analyst he isn't half bad, but the hacks the world wide leader in sports hires do not set the bar very high. Anyway...recently Oakland Raiders quarterback posted a video to his Instagram page of him nailing the cameraman during a throwing session.For some odd reason Brunell decided to see if he could do it too. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five worst human beings to have ever played for the Oakland Raiders

In perhaps the least surprising news of the week, former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp was arrested… again. I am sure there will be fans who get mad at me for calling him a Raider but guess what, he was a Raider. I am also sure I will get some fans who are mad at me for even compiling this list, but guess what, these things happened and these people played for the...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

It’s been 13 seasons since the Raiders made the playoffs and that long since they finished above .500. Bill Callahan led them to an 11–5...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five most underrated offseason moves made by the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders did a good job of spreading around the love this offseason. Rather than signing a few big name free agents in addition to the NFL Draft, general manager Reggie McKenzie and crew added to the team in as many ways as possible. From coaches to starters to depth players to special teams, the Raiders were upgraded in a number of different ways. Only time will tell...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' Reece: McFadden passed the torch to a worthy Murray

Marcel Reece won't lead block for Darren McFadden for the first time since they entered the league six years ago.Reece will play in front of his Latavius Murray in 2015. And the longest-tenured positional player in Oakland thinks his "little nephew" is ready to take McFadden's place."There’s no drop off in chemistry," Reece told the team's official site. "Mac (McFadden) just passed...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr nailed a video camera with a practice pass

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr took out a camera practicing the other day. Camera seemingly OK, Jake nabbed the next one. [Next Impulse Sports]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Raiders?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, Justin Tuck and the Oakland Raiders, click the link below...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr Nails Cameraman Filming His Throwing Session Pretty Hard

OTAs are done and over with for the 2015 off-season, and mini-camp is a thing of the past. That does not mean that guys still can't get some work in. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was doing just that Tuesday when he decided to get in a throwing session. A cameraman went with him to film the session (at his own peril).It appears that he and his receiver decided to have a...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders absent from Carson town hall meeting

If you haven’t heard by now, the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have been working together on a joint-use stadium proposal in Los Angeles. So far, both teams have been willing to show their support for the idea through architects, businesspeople and rallying with the Carson community. But yesterday, the Raiders were a no-show at the first town hall meeting that would...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Raiders rookies have instant starting potential

Pundits are feeling good about the Raiders' future these days. Reggie McKenzie's class is a big reason why.The Raiders general manager hit on three straight picks with starting potential, according to ESPN's Bill Williamson. That means when the Bengals come to Oakland on Sept. 13, at least one youngster will be suiting up in Silver and Black.That player is probably Amari Cooper...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Black Hole: Why the Oakland Raiders are poised to (finally) return to the playoffs in 2015

“Just win, baby!” “Commitment to excellence!” Two phrases which have become iconic battlecries for the Oakland Raider faithful. And two phrases which have become ironic idioms to describe the Silver and Black for any fan outside of Oakland’s zip code. After all, the Raiders have been an embarrassment of an NFL franchise recently. Honestly, it’s quite difficult to suggest...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Evaluating the cornerbacks

Last season, the Oakland Raiders secondary didn’t live up to the standards that everyone in the organization had hoped. Now, in the midst of this offseason, it’s time to take a look who will be playing cornerback for the Raiders this season. Last season the Raiders cornerbacks were extremely unpredictable. Some games they looked to be a talented bunch, others they looked overmatched...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookies make Oakland Raiders’ offense most-improved in NFL

A year ago, the Oakland Raiders had a hard time moving the ball. And scoring. And converting first downs. You get the picture. The Raiders were 31st in the league in scoring offense, putting up only 253 points on the board in 2014. The defense allowed 452 points, which is a difference of 199. It’s no wonder, by looking at those statistics, that the Raiders were a 3-13 football...
Via EndZoneScore
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former QB Terrelle Pryor willing to move to wide receiver

Terrelle Pryor was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, and the roster move may have him rethinking his career path. On Thursday, Pryor’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told Pro Football Talk that the former Ohio State star is willing to make the switch from quarterback to wide receiver. Rosenhaus claims there has been “extensive interest”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Oakland Raiders Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Young Offensive Nucleus Growing in Oakland

Oakland Raiders wide receivers Andre Holmes, left, and Amari Cooper, right, wait to catch passes during mini camp at an NFL football facility Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Alameda, Calif. Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Eric Risberg These are not the LA Raiders. It’s been a very long time since there was a strong, positive correlation between the Raiders, winning and happy fans. So yet...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Can Derek Carr make the second year leap?

Last year the Oakland Raiders posted an upsetting record to say the least, finishing last in the AFC West with a record of 3-13. Despite the poor record, the Raiders believe that after a decade of uncertainty at the quarterback position they have finally found their franchise signal caller in Derek Carr. Derek Carr, the 36th overall pick in the 2014 draft, managed to put together...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rookie Amari Cooper Could See Punt Return Action this Season

Oakland Raiders rookie Amari Cooper could be performing double duties this season. In addition to catching passes from Derek Carr, the Alabama product may very well return some punts. “Amari Cooper is another guy we’re working back there,” Raiders special teams coordinator Brad Seely said recently, via CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair. “It depends on, you know, what exactly his...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck on Raiders: 8-8 would be a disappointment

By Vincent Frank It might take a little bit of time for us to get a real understanding of just how much the Oakland Raiders have improved after two consecutive successful drafts. General manager Reggie McKenzie’s rebuilding project isn’t one that employs quick fixes in order to create short-term success. It’s a drawn-out process that the team hopes will make it successful...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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