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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
3 hours 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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck says DE Mario Edwards Jr. is 'a true athlete' who can help bolster team’s pass rush

The Oakland Raiders selected Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards with the No. 35 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft to help bolster their sagging pass rush from 2014. Edwards, 6'3, 279 pounds was a first-team All-ACC selection his career with 26 starts, 23 TFLs, and eight sacks. He showed his versatility seeing action at defensive tackle, end, and even  linebacker, a...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr's Finger Injury Downplayed By Agent ► Head coach Jack Del Rio noted that the Raiders were holding Carr out of drills, even handoffs and other position work, as a precaution because it would be ... Let's talk Raiders greatest 53-man roster ► First of all a drink to all the vets, now and past on Memorial Day weekend. Now..Raiders greatest..53 man roster: Notes...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Raiders offseason transactions

Free-agent signings and transactions during the 2015 offseason for the Oakland Raiders. Transactions list provided by 05/21/2015 - Signed LB Neiron Ball (D5-15) 05/20/2015 - Signed LB Ben Heeney (D5-15) 05/20/2015 - Signed CB Chimdi Chekwa; waived S Terrell Pinson 05/15/2015 - Signed G/C Jon Feliciano (D4-15) 05/15/2015 - Signed DE Max Valles (D6-15) 05...
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1 day 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Rapoport tweets just show how uncertain the future is for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders may not be the Oakland Raiders for much longer. They will be playing in Oakland for the 2015 season, but what happens after that is anyone’s guess. Earlier this week, it appeared as though the momentum for a move to Carson was unstoppable and the Raiders were all but destined to be playing there in 2016. Only a few short days later and suddenly things are not...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray will be the key to success for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have upgraded their team in a number of ways but given how many holes the team had heading into the offseason, it’s not surprising that they were not able to address every need the team had. There has already been a lot of discussion on the cornerback position, probably the shakiest position on the roster heading into the season, but there is another position...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign linebacker Neiron Ball

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick Neiron Ball. The team announced the deal Thursday. Oakland has signed seven of its 10 draft picks. Ball was selected 161st overall by the Raiders. He played four seasons at Florida, starting 16 of his 45 games over his career. He had 94 tackles, three sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, two fumble...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four goals for Raiders RB Latavius Murray in 2015

In desperate times, is where positive results can appear. In the Allen/Sparano disaster, Latavius Murray emerged as a potential lead back. Although his sample size was small (82 carries in 3 starts), he ran for over 400 yards. Murray is the definition of a flash player. His 90 yard touchdown versus the Chiefs is a thought still fresh in fans’ minds. It was a highlight of yet another...
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4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner: ‘I’m trying all I can do to keep this team in Oakland’

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was confronted on Tuesday in San Francisco just outside the Spring League Meeting by a group of fans who do not want to see their team move to Los Angeles. “I don’t know what to do, I really don’t know,” Davis told the group, via The Associated Press. “We’re trying. I’m not trying to divide any fan base. Every time I talk to anybody...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Raiders Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Carr Suffers Injury, Could Need Surgery

Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr has suffered a finger injury that “may require surgery,” according to ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen. Carr could miss the rest of OTAs, but the team is “optimistic” he’ll be ready for training camp. Even if has to sit out during training camp, however, the Raiders aren’t concerned about his absence. “Time missed in...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Corps Players: Offensive Line

This is the third piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here. For the tight end corps, click here.   Today’s Corps Players examines the Raiders offensive line personnel changes and how I project the offensive line to look. The only real loss for the Raiders’...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio Compares sanctions to Deflategate Overreaction

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has had a lot on his plate as of late. His son, Luke, is transferring to Florida and will play for his third college football team and Jack, a former USC linebacker, was just inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame. Before his induction, Del Rio had a few choice words when he was asked his thoughts on the penalties laid on the New England...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Raiders Veterans Most Affected By the Draft

1. Derek Carr View image | Most of the people on these lists have been affected in a negative way.  Carr, on the other hand, has been affected in an incredibly positive way. Last season, Derek Carr’s number one receiver was James Jones.  James Jones is no longer on the Raiders roster.  These previous two statements are indicative of how poor the weapons...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Three takeaways from the draft

With the draft long gone and rookie camps finished up, it is time to take a clear look at what the Oakland Raiders did on draft day. And if this new crop of talent is going to help take the Raiders to that next level. With 10 picks in total from the draft, here are my takeaways from the moves Reggie Mckanzie and the front office made. The team is in on Derek Carr The front office...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Corps players: Wide Receiver

This is the first piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it.   Jumping right in. The Raiders’ wide receiver corps is perhaps the most improved area of the team. The Raiders top receiving threat going into 2014 was Rod Streater but Streater suffered a foot injury very early in the season, hurting...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
11 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
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the 2015 Oakland Raiders Week 1 starting lineup

Fast forward to about four months from now. It’s Week 1 of the 2015 NFL Season, and the Oakland Raiders are about to play the Cincinnati Bengals. We’ve now completed all the rookie camps, training camps and preseason games. Who’s going to be in the starting lineup for the Raiders? We’ll take a look ahead and see who makes the cut. Offense  Quarterback Derek Carr This...
Via EndZoneScore
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offense is looking to make some noise in 2015

The Oakland Raiders offense has made about as much noise as a whisper the last decade. Get your jokes out now. “Haha haha the Oakland Raiders are terrible! Reggie McKenzie has no idea how to build a team! This team sucks!!” Yes, the Raiders have been basement dwellers in the AFC West, and the NFL, for a decade now. They’ve been the butt-end of jokes for a decade, and deservedly...
Via EndZoneScore
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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