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Raiders Camp: Time to Get Running

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jack Del Rio has some lofty goals for the team he grew up watching as an East Bay kid. Players and coaches visiting his corner office at the Oakland Raiders facility sit beneath framed photos of John Madden and Tom Flores going about the business of winning Super Bowls. “They’re up there,” Del Rio says, “because that’s where we want to be.” That’s...
Via MMQB
4 hours ago

Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr testing his skills during preseasonThe Raiders, though, want Carr to embrace the opportunity to test the boundaries …Oakland and Tennessee also play each other in the regular season on Sept… Seth Roberts willing to lay his body on the line for Derek CarrLook for Roberts and the rest of the Raiders receivers to ball out for Carr this year … The Oakland Raiders’...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Oakland Raiders

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Oakland Raiders, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. As a team originating in 1960, the Raiders have had 20 quarterbacks (with some repeats), which may suggest the team has struggled to find consistent leaders. How many of them...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Likely To Be In Oakland “At Least” Three More Seasons

With preseason football officially underway, the stadium discussion in Oakland has taken a back seat to live football. Nevertheless, Mark Davis’ search for a new home continues behind the curtain and information on the matter is limited, at best. Davis allegedly told a group of fans last month that his plan was to move the
Via Raiders Beat
1 day ago

TGS 2016 Preview: Oakland Raiders

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Oakland Raiders. 2015 in a nutshell: Young offensive star-in-the-making Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray shine as the Raiders put together a seven-win season in a tough division. Still, they fall well short of the playoffs for the 13th...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why you shouldn’t expect much from the Oakland Raiders in their third preseason game

The third preseason game is usually the one that fans look forward to the most. In the third preseason game, teams let their starters play the majority of snaps in order to get a feel for playing a real game for the first time before the regular season. While this is will most likely happen with the Oakland Raiders in terms of snaps, it’s likely that the game calling from the sideline...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Todd Marinovich arrested, found naked with weed and meth

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich got himself into a sticky situation on Friday night, which ended with him getting arrested in Irvine, California. It started when police received a call regarding a man who was walking around naked on a walking trail, which is kind of weird. When they arrived, they found Marinovich naked in a stranger’s backyard. Marinovich was...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Aly Raisman Asked Out On-Camera By NFL Player Colton Underwood

United States Women’s Gymnastics star Aly Raisman asked out on-camera by NFL player Colton Underwood. Aly Raisman, who is now a household name after an incredible performance at the Rio Olympics, likely has a long line of potential suitors. But one went to impressive lengths to make sure he could throw his hat in the ring. Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood asked out Raisman...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect in the Oakland Raiders Preseason

Finally, football is back! With two weeks of preseason in the books, the Oakland Raiders are now 1-1. They were able to get a victory against the Arizona Cardinals but came up short against the Green Bay Packers. The Oakland Raiders were able to get big plays against the Cardinals as the rookie out of Michigan State, quarterback Connor Cook, was efficient throwing 7/11 for 71 yards...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Key Players this Season

The last time the Oakland Raiders were in the playoffs, it was 2002 and they made it to the Super Bowl only to lose badly to Jon Gruden’s Buccaneers. Fast forward to 2016, the Raiders have huge expectations for this year. Jack Del Rio took Oakland to a 7-9 record last year, but the real storyline was how the players were playing, like they thought they were a playoff team. The...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers, Raiders each donate $10,000 to Lake County fire recovery

The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are reaching out to help victims of the devastating fires in Lake County, California. “The Raiders and 49ers are donating $10,000 each to aid in the Lake County Clayton Fire recovery efforts, the teams announced Thursday,” via Paul Gutierrez, ESPN. “Per a press release from the Raiders, the funds from the $20,000 joint donation...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Three Things to Watch in Second Preseason Game

The Oakland Raiders are set to face off against the Green Bay Packers this evening in their second 2016 NFL preseason game. It is a game that should look better than the first week of games, although it is still preseason and will not be pretty. Both of these teams are looking to improve to 2-0 in preseason action. Looking ahead to the regular season, the Raiders are hoping to finally...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders sign former Virginia tight end Jake McGee

Via Streaking the Lawn
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC West: Raiders' RB Murray hopes for bigger numbers in 2016

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Latavius Murray is counting on more help at running back leading to more big runs of his own this season for the Oakland Raiders.After topping 1,000 yards rushing and going to the Pro Bowl as an alternate while carrying almost the entire running load for the Oakland Raiders last season, Murray believes he can have an even more productive bigger year this season...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders RB Murray hopes more help leads to bigger numbers

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Latavius Murray is counting on more help at running back leading to more big runs of his own this season for the Oakland Raiders. After topping 1,000 yards rushing and going to the Pro Bowl as an alternate while carrying almost the entire running load for the Oakland Raiders last season, Murray believes he can have an even more productive bigger year this season...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders lose DE Mario Edwards, TE Gabe Holmes to injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders lost two players to injuries in the exhibition opener with starting defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. sidelined by a hip injury and tight end Gabe Holmes out with an ankle injury. Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that Edwards will miss a ''few weeks'' but won't need surgery after getting injured Friday night at Arizona. Holmes has a more significant...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders DE Mario Edwards could miss 4-6 weeks

An otherwise solid effort from the Oakland Raiders in their preseason debut was marred by what could be a serious blow to the team’s early-season success. Starting defensive end Mario Edwards injured his hip in the first half of Oakland’s win against the Arizona Cardinals. The injury itself didn’t look too terrible. Though, Edwards was seen in serious pain following the...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: George Atkinson III runs for 53 yard TD

Check out this run by Oakland Raiders RB George Atkinson III! These @Raiders can flat out fly! George Atkinson is takes this one 53 yards to the HOUSE. #OAKvsAZ https://t.co/YskT7uR7Yz — NFL (@NFL) August 13, 2016 Atkinson has been limited to returning kick-offs in his NFL career. Will this be the year that Atkinson gets his shot?
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sebastian Janikowski in danger of being cut by Raiders?

Sebastian Janikowski is the all-time leading scorer in Oakland Raiders franchise history, but — as we have heard so many times in the past — the NFL is a business. As such, the 38-year-old veteran’s job is not guaranteed heading into the 2016 season. The Raiders have brought in former Cal kicked Giorgio Tavecchio for training camp. While Tavecchio has never attempted a kick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Stabler was the Oakland Raiders Autumn Wind

"The Autumn Wind is a Stabler,” is how the Oakland Raiders theme song should begin. We always talk about ‘glory years’ with a sense of nostalgia, a sense of better times, a sense of purity. The glory years for the Raiders, however, are always about how they created a culture appreciated by past and present generations alike. There is nothing nostalgic about the idea of The...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr pass gives receiver stitches

If you were ever worried about Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and his arm strength, you can probably rest easy. Coming off a Pro Bowl sophomore season for the up-and-coming Raiders, Carr appears to be in mid-season form during the summer. Just ask running back Taiwan Jones. So on the eve of training camp I've been asked what we have been up to over the break...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every defensive player to make the Pro-Bowl for the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl Era

31 defensive players from the Oakland Raiders have made the Pro Bowl in the Super Bowl era. How many of these defensive stars can you name? Clue: Number of Pro Bowls/Years Active Note: For 2 players, first and last names are required for the answer  
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith denies appearing in video with marijuana blunt

Aldon Smith has seemingly denied that he appeared in a video that showed someone smoking marijuana on a social media account that is known to belong to him. Smith, who signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in April, sent the following tweet on Monday after the video went viral Sunday. Good try, not me — Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) July 25, 2016 Smith has been using...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is still currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse, so he should probably be laying low right now. However, it seems that he’s doing quite the opposite. Smith has been posting videos on Periscope using an account named “ravenga,” under the name “Ricky.” As of Sunday morning, he had...
Via The Sports Daily
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Estimates on Raiders’ Vegas stadium jump to $2.1B

The Raiders dreams of a new, taxpayer-funded home in Las Vegas may be on the ropes. A report from ESPN suggests the cost of the Raiders’ relocation plans to Las Vegas have been ratcheted up by approximately 50 percent since they were initially figured. The move, which was once projected to cost $1.4 billion, is now estimated to cost $2.1 billion. The rise in cost is mostly due...
Via The Comeback
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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