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Mychal Rivera impressing while Clive Walford missing Raiders training camp

Mychal Rivera must be used to winning summer position battles by now.He's fought off Nick Kasa and David Ausberry in back-to-back camp competitions. And third-round pick Clive Walford can't supplant Rivera until he deals with an undisclosed injury first.That's fine with Rivera. He's more than happy to shoulder the load again at his spot."I always want to win the competition," Rivera...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recapping Raiders’ first week of training camp

The Raiders have their first day off training camp today after practicing each of the last four days. In this first group of practice sessions, here are my thoughts on an assortment of players, by position: Quarterback: Derek Carr looks solidly in command and ready to lead the Raiders to victory. The offense is clearly his offense and he looks to be taking steps as a leader. Carr...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Training Camp Updates

There are a few positions Raiders fans should be keeping their eye on during training camp.Running back is a position that carries more questions than previously thought. The big running back signing of this offseason was the addition of Trent Richardson, but Richardson has landed himself on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list due to poor conditioning. Despite losing weight for a...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio impressed with rookie RB Michael Dyer

Oakland Raiders undrafted rookie running back Michael Dyer has been an early surprise at the team's training camp and already is changing the landscape of the position. With former first-round pick Trent Richardson unable to practice due to being placed on the non-football illness list, Dyer has taken full advantage of his opportunity. "I think Michael's done a nice job developing...
Via 60 Max Power O
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders position preview: Wide Receivers

Last season, the Oakland Raiders receiving core was one of the weakest points for this team. Andre Holmes led the way with only 693 total yards and four touchdowns. James Jones was the number two receiver compiling a total of 666 total yards and six touchdowns. To put those numbers in perspective, in terms of yards Andre Holmes was ranked 66th overall in the entire league and Jones...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ GM express interest in former Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said, via Jerry McDonald CSN Bay Area, that “there’s a chance” that the team would sign recently released veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and bring him back to Seahawks linebackers coach and current Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. McDonald writes: The Raiders have likely made contact with recently released...
Via 60 Max Power O
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Foundation is Solid in Training Camp When the Oakland Raiders beat the Buffalo Bills in Week 16 26-24 last year, it gave ... And since the draft is how this Raiders team is being built, that foundation ... Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., Breaks Down Khalil Mack ... Norton is beginning his first training camp as an Oakland Raider, and so far he is happy...
Via 60 Max Power O
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree Impresses Early in Camp

Michael Crabtree’s contract is small; its 1 yr(s) / $3,200,000 with only $1,300,000 guaranteed. That’s a small price for a receiver that was drafted in the top 10 who should physically be in his prime at the age of 27. The signing was originally met with some criticism by the fan base despite it being a low risk high reward signing, but Raider Nation seems to be quickly warming...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Amari Cooper

Amari CooperADP: 58.2 WR: 23 Last year several rookie WRs, led by Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr., burst onto the scene, putting up massive numbers and helping many patient owners to fantasy football championships. This year’s rookie crop includes Amari Cooper, a wideout from Alabama whom many think has game equal to or better than anyone who came into the league in 2014. But...
Via Zone Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree impressing early at Raiders camp

Michael Crabtree  has made the move across the bay this off-season and the move hasn’t garner much attention thus far. Due to an up and down final season with the San Francisco 49ers, which ended on a sour note with the exit of Jim Harbaugh and Michael Crabtree finishing with only 68 catches for 698 yards, the move to Oakland may be a chance for a fresh start. Michael Crabtree...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brice Butler Reminding Folks Amari Cooper Is Not The Only Wide Receiver in Oakland

With a guy like Derek Carr behind center there is a lot of hope for the Oakland Raiders offense. Fans were happy when the team drafted former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, and look forward to seeing what the Carr-Cooper combo can do. Since the draft Cooper has been getting a whole lot of attention because of the expectations. In the process some of the teams other wide outs...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Amari Cooper’s footwork is ridiculous

Ever since being drafted No. 4 overall to the Oakland Raiders, all we’ve heard coming out of team facilities is amazing reports about Amari Cooper. In case you were maybe on the fence about whether or not this kid can be a star, we present this Vine, courtesy of Football is Life. Are you serious? The footwork displayed by Cooper is elite-level stuff you’d expect from one of...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brice Butler One-Handed Grab

The Oakland Raiders got terrible production from their wide receivers last season.  After seeing the Raiders draft Amari Cooper, sign Michael Crabtree, and after watching Brice Butler make this awesome catch, maybe you too will be convinced that the trends for Raiders’ receivers are changing. Raiders WR Brice Butler makes an insane one-handed catch during training camp http...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Radiers RB Latavius Murray documented his entire monster offseason

Latavius Murray is not fooling around with this starting gig shot.The Raiders' running back knows he's got a golden opportunity in front of him, but only 82 carries under his belt. So, in preparation for 2015, he's been an absolute beast in the gym.A camera has been fixated on the Central Florida product throughout. Oakland fans ought to be excited watching this man tote the rock...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has 50-50 chance at making Raiders roster

Flip a coin and call heads or tails, and you have nearly the same chance of guessing correctly as Oakland Raiders embattled running back Trent Richardson has of making the team’s final 53-man roster. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Richardson’s chances of playing in Week 1 are “about 50-50.” The running back is on thin ice to say the least as the preseason begins...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Raiders Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Oakland Raiders Power Ranking: 25 Click here to see full rankings View image | gettyimages.com The Raiders are here because of their recent history at the bottom of the league, but there are signs of improvement.  Linebacker Khalil Mack showed that he can be a superstar player in this...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

After signing a “prove-it” deal with the Oakland Raiders this offseason, it appears Michael Crabtree is already staking his claim as a primary target for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. Head coach Jack Del Rio spoke in glowing terms about the former San Francisco 49ers receiver after the first day of training camp. “He stood out today, made some nice catches,” Del...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ 2013 Draft Class Not as Bad as it Seems

View image | gettyimages.com The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be the beginning of the return of the Oakland Raiders.  For the first time in a few years, the franchise had a first round selection at their disposal.  This was after the 2012 draft in which the Silver and Black weren’t on the clock until the supplemental portion of the third round.  Finally the Raiders would...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions for what to expect from every Raiders rookie in 2015

As the Oakland Raiders begin training camp, much of the focus will be on their newest additions. The future of the team is being put together through the draft and if general manager Reggie McKenzie wants to hang onto his job, he will need this year’s class to perform. No, the draft class does not need to be another home run like in 2014 but the team is dependent on both classes...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Punter Marquette King and ther Biggest Damn Hula Hoop You've Ever Seen

Training camp is an important part of the process in the NFL. Careers are not necessarily made there, but they can certainly be lost. So if you are lucky enough to be with a team in training camp you better take it seriously; just not too seriously. It is a game after all, and a game is supposed to be fun. You know--something you enjoy.It appears that 'too serious' is something Raiders...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beth Mowins will call Oakland Raiders preseason games

This piece of news broke last night. ESPN’s Beth Mowins will become the second woman to call NFL play-by-play next month. Steve Corkran of RaiderBeat.com tweeted that Mowins will join Tim Brown and Matt Millen in the broadcast booth to call the games that will be produced in-house by the Riaders: .@bethmowins will handle play-by-play duties for #Raiders exhibition games. Former...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson project not going well with Raiders

There have been very few players in the NFL over the past four years that have been more disappointing than Trent Richardson. The former Alabama star and No. 3 overall draft pick was virtually useless in two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, and he may be heading in that direction with the Oakland Raiders. In...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

One Direction's Harry Styles taunts the Raiders (Video)

Harry Styles of One Direction taunted the Oakland Raiders during Monday night's concert in Kansas City. "'I support the Raiders', said NO ONE EVER!"We can't say for sure if Styles hates the Raiders. More than likely, he was simply pandering to Chiefs fans. That would be consistent with what we saw from One Direction last year, where they showed no shame in pandering to NFL fans...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Raiders CEO: Floyd Kephart does not offer a solution to the problem in Oakland

Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask went on 95.7 The Game yesterday in order to talk about a number of things football related, including the Raider of course. She discussed her new venture into the land of Twitter, she discussed the Tuck Rule and you know they weren’t going to let her leave without talking about the stadium issue. Before she resigned from the team, Trask was...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro cheerleaders in CA win labor rights under new law

The state of California took a big step toward improving cheerleaders’ work conditions this week. Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a new law requiring professional sports teams to treat their cheerleaders like employees, meaning they’re entitled to at least minimum wage and compensation for outside appearances and events. In the past, employers often had attempted...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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