Maurice Jones-Drew: ‘My goal this year is to be explosive again’

The Oakland Raiders offseason program started Tuesday at the team’s compound in Alameda, Calif. Raiders new running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke with Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle about the upcoming season. “My goal last year was to show people I was healthy again and finish the season strong,” Jones-Drew said. “My goal this year is to be explosive again....
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Terrelle Pryor thanks Davis family, Raider Nation

The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft. The Raiders have acquired a 7th round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft from the @Seahawks in exchange for QB Terrelle Pryor. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 22, 2014 Thank you also to the Whole Davis Family!!! pic.twitter.com/k7vxwGPQAR ...
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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Darren McFadden: Man or Machine?

Oakland Raiders fans have become frustrated with RB Darren McFadden and his lack of performance and constant injuries. Some are even unhappy about the Raiders re-signing him although they agree that the terms of his one-year contract are favorable. He has not been able to play for an entire season since he was drafted 4th overall in 2008. He has been nothing more than a man since...
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Report: Oakland Raiders hope to move Terrelle Pryor by Monday

The Oakland Raiders want to trade quarterback Terrelle Pryor before the start of their offseason program begins on Monday, reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. Per a league source, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseason program.  It’s currently unclear whether he’ll be cut if he’s not traded. Pryor, 24, has played in 14 games over two seasons for...
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Oakland Raiders offseason position review: running backs

Similar to their wide receivers, the Oakland Raiders running backs were one of the brightspots on a 4-12 team. When I say the running backs though, I mostly mean Rashad Jennings and Marcel Reece, who were two of the most talented members of the offense. Darren McFadden was injured, and ineffective when on the field. Jeremy Stewart, who got 25 carries his rookie season, was left...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

MJD and DMC Will Be Dynamic

It is being reported that MJD is likely to sign with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders recently lost Rashad Jennings, as he signed with New York, while they re-signed Darren McFadden. Darren McFadden has had major injury issues ever since he entered the league, and it seems like every year we anticipate an explosion from McFadden, but it continually does not happen. He continually...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders decline to use franchise tag

Oakland Raiders decline to use franchise tag   The NFL’s deadline for teams to use the franchise tag on any free agent expired at 4pm ET on Monday. The Oakland Raiders were one of the many teams who elected not to use it. While not surprising, as the franchise tag guarantees a one year salary equal to the average of the top five paid players at that position, it is concerning...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders finally have a chance to strike gold in free agency

The tenure of deceased owner Al Davis left a lot of strain on the cap room for the Oakland Raiders. Stanford Routt got a 3-year, $31.5 million contract with $20 million guaranteed; Michael Huff: 4-years, $32 million with $12 million guarantee; Javon Walker inked a 6-year, $55 million deal with $16 million guaranteed; and Richard Seymour was paid $15 million over two seasons. And...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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