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Where Do Oakland Raiders Look To Replace Tyvon Branch?

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders made the release of safety Tyvon Branch official. Branch was a fourth-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and while he brought physicality and playmaking instincts to the field, Branch couldn't escape the injury bug in Oakland. In the past two seasons, Branch played in only five games and totaled just 27 tackles.But the past is the past and the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Predicting three big signings for the Raiders in free agency

Earlier in the offseason, I did a dream list of free agents the Oakland Raiders should target when free agency began. In preparing that list, I noted that it was more based on who I would love to see the Raiders sign rather than who I think they were actually going to pursue. It was early in the offseason and a lot of things change before free agency starts, including teams re-signing...
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Raiders expected to release veteran LaMarr Woodley after one season

According to Fallon Smith of Comcast SportsNet, the Oakland Raiders are expected to release linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Releasing the veteran pass-rusher would save more than $5 million off their 2015 cap. Woodley, 30, was scheduled to get $3.85 million in base salary and a $1.19 million roster bonus due next week. #Raiders to release LaMarr Woodley this week, per NFL source...
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Raiders Prepare For Big Changes, Part Ways With Pro Bowler

The Oakland Raiders are releasing Pro Bowl edge rusher LaMarr Woodley, reports. Woodley, 30, was a major bust with the Silver and Black. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound hybrid edge rusher looked out of gas, grading out negatively as a pass rusher and run defender (per Pro Football Focus) and posted just five tackles through six games in 2014 before suffering a season-ending biceps...
Via Gridiron Grit
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Raiders Expected To Release LaMarr Woodley Soon

As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be parting ways with defensive end LaMarr Woodley at some point next week, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. Woodley, who signed a two-year deal reportedly worth up to $12 million last offseason after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, registered five tackles in six games […] Raiders Expected To Release LaMarr Woodley Soon...
Via Steelers Depot
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Report: Raiders to release LaMarr Woodley

In a move that pretty much everyone expected, the Oakland Raiders are reportedly set to release free-agent bust LaMarr Woodley after one unproductive season with the team. Woodley, 30, was playing out of position in Oakland’s 4-3 scheme last season. After struggling to see any action in the team’s first six games (five total tackles and zero sacks), the veteran pass rusher missed the...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Raiders Releasing Veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley

Fallon Smith of reports that the Oakland Raiders will release veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley at some point this week. According to, releasing Woodley will free up $5,187,500 in available cap space for the Raiders while creating no dead money. Woodley, 30, wound up signing a two-year contract worth $12 million with the Raiders last March. The agreement...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Are the Oakland Raiders finally trending up?

Since losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, the Oakland Raiders have been the epitome of dysfunction and losing. Oakland has not been back to the playoffs since, only twice (2010, 2011) winning more than five games in a season. The franchise has plowed through eight coaches since that fateful afternoon, ranging from Bill Callahan and Norv Turner, Art Shell and...
Via This Given Sunday
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Oakland Raiders: 9 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of...
Via 60 Max Power O
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A look at Raiders’ free agency possibilities

Last year the Raiders, flush with the highest amount of cap room of any team in the NFL, chose quantity over quality by eschewing most of the big-name free agents available and instead going for players that were once productive but looked like they may be slowing due to age. The strategy made a sort of sense because the team needed a large number of players from free agency due...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders draft Amari Cooper or Kevin White?

With the NFL combine now over, the scouting process for the this year’s draft is now fully underway. Prospects were able to show their physical tools and give teams an early look at their potential at the next level. For the Oakland Raiders, the NFL combine left the front office with a lot of homework to do from now until April. The assumption is that the Raiders will draft a offensive...
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Bold prediction suggests Oakland Raiders could bring in huge name free agent

Now that the games are over, the next few months will be spent following the NFL’s off-the-field news. This will include free agency, the draft and random things like the police blotter. In a sport that truly is a year-round endeavor, however, this certainly won’t be a quiet time on the calendar. So with that thought in mind, cover32′s James Merilatt came up with five bold...
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Report: Raiders to release safety Tyvon Branch

The Oakland Raiders are pulling the plug on starting strong safety Tyvon Branch's career in Oakland, CBSSports' Jason La Canfora reported Thursday night. The 28-year-old's last two seasons have been plagued by injuries, only appearing five games over that span. When he was healthy from 2009-2011, he was what the Raiders hoped for - a productive starter with more than 100 tackles...
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Oakland Raiders release Tyvon Branch

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders are reportedly cutting ties with Safety Tyvon Branch. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Oakland is releasing Branch. The 28 year old will become a free agent. Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. Will be very hot in a weak safety market. Signed lucrative deal in OAK not long ago — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Releasing S Tyvon Branch

Jason La Canfora reports that the Oakland Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. La Canfora adds that Branch should have a “very hot” market in the coming weeks. Branch, 28, had another three years remaining on his contract, which includes base salaries of $5.5 million (2015), $6.5 million (2016), and $6.5 million (2017). As things stand right now, Branch as the highest...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Must Retain Stefen Wisniewski

About a year ago, the Oakland Raiders watched as two pro-bowl caliber talents—defensive end Lamarr Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer—left for other clubs in free agency. While Houston's season with the Chicago Bears ended early due to injury, Veldheer was part of an Arizona Cardinals offensive line that made the playoffs despite having to protect three different starting...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed new Oakland Raiders helmet is the best thing you’ll see all week

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Oakland Raiders. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is sweet. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Proposed new Oakland Raiders helmet is the best thing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Making Run At One of Top Free Agents

The Oakland Raiders are looking to make a run at Randall Cobb in free agency, per ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson. No shock, but hear expectation around NFL is #Raiders will make run at Cobb. But #Packers not expected to hit him hit FA. — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) February 23, 2015   This obviously doesn’t come as a surprise, as Oakland is desperate for...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Talks between Raiders, Oakland could stall quickly

Talk about fast tracking negotiations. A report from the San Francisco Chronicle in Northern California indicates that the city of Oakland and/or the Raiders will likely end discussions surrounding a new stadium in a month if there’s no “significant progress” on a stadium deal. This comes just days after the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers unveiled a plan to potentially...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders and Chargers may share stadium in Los Angeles

Thursday the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers presented a joint proposal to build a new 1.7 billion dollar stadium that the two teams would share in the city of Carson in Los Angeles county. The building of the stadium would be privately funded, and would allow the two AFC rivals to finally have the new stadium that both organizations have been craving for some time. The teams...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raiders GM fell asleep at NFL Scouting Combine?

If you want to know why the Oakland Raiders have struggled over the years. One moment from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday clarifies everything for us. Yes. That is Oakland Raiders general manager literally sleeping his way through combine events. The common fan might share McKenzie’s lack of enthusiasm for the annual event. However, Saturday is the biggest...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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