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Trent Richardson excited for 2015 season with Raiders

Trent Richardson chose to sign with the Oakland Raiders this offseason after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, and he is excited about having a fresh start this year. He was hated by the fans in Indianapolis after general manager Ryan Grigson gave up a first round pick to acquire him from the Cleveland Browns. The move never paid off, and Richardson was a major bust with...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree has a lot to prove.

After spending 6 seasons with the team that drafted him tenth overall, in the first round of the 2009 draft (San Francisco 49ers),  new Oakland Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree has a lot to prove. The NFL.com‘s Kevin Patra, reported on Crabtree’s adjusting with his new team and how he vowed to go out and prove himself next season. Starring at Texas Tech University, Michael...
Via EndZoneScore
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crabtree on joining Raiders: 'Ain't got nothing to lose'

The San Francisco 49ers let wide receiver Michael Crabtree test free agency after an uneventful year that saw him put up the worst full season of an already average career. Crabtree, who actually sat on the market for quite a long time, is going to now test his luck with the Oakland Raiders. Chatting about his new club after working out with the Raiders this week, Crabtree admitted...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league personnel personnel executive made one of the most unflattering comparisons that can be made when predicting the career prospects of a future NFL quarterback. The longtime executive in personnel, per a Milwaukee...Read More The post Unnamed NFL executive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr pleased by progress building chemistry with Michael Crabtree

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Michael Crabtree seem to be build some chemistry early in the offseason, and despite the limited amount of time he's been able to spend with the pass-catcher, the second-year quarterback is pleased with the progress. “He [Crabtree] works hard,” Carr said, via Raiders.com. “He stays with me after practice. He told...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA stadium would fire lightning bolts when Chargers score

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have big plans for a $1.7 billion football stadium in Los Angeles. How big? We’re talking lightning bolts and fire. According to the Los Angeles Times, the two teams presented a concept to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities — which is comprised...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Michael Crabtree: ‘I have a lot to prove’

Michael Crabtree said Thursday that he is fully recovered from the Achilles injury he suffered in 2013, and ready to prove his worth with the Oakland Raiders this season. “I would say the year prior to last year was me recovering, trying to get back right,” Crabtree said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “This year I don’t feel a thing. Just go out there and play.” ...
Via Sports-Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck hints that coaching was an issue for the Raiders in 2014

For a large part of 2014, the Oakland Raiders looked like they might not win a single game. They had a few close games but also had a lot of blowouts and often times simply looked like they did not come to play. This continued even after they got a taste of winning, following up their first win of the year against the Kansas City Chiefs with a 52-0 blowout loss to the St. Louis Rams...
Via cover32
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Co-founder of the Oakland Raiders dies at age 91

The Oakland Raiders lost the person most associated with the team on October 8, 2011 when legendary owner and coach Al Davis passed away. But what some forget is that Davis was not there from the beginning with the Raiders. In fact, before joining the Raiders, Al Davis was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers. But once he was hired by the Raiders, there was no turning back. He took...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Raiders WR Crabtree has 'a lot to prove'

According to the Oakland Raiders newest wide receiver Michael Crabtree, he's got some work to do to silence his doubters, per CSNBayArea.com. The former 49er comes to Oakland after totalling 68 receptions for 698 yards in 2014. "I've got a lot to prove, a lot," he said. "I don't have anything to lose, but I've got a lot to prove." Head coach Jack Del Rio on his newest offesnive...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Schedule Highlights

Rejoice! The 2015 NFL schedule has been released. As with every other NFL team, the Raiders' schedule is hard—eighth-hardest in the league to be exact—and the team faces a slew of quality opponents in 2015.While Oakland's schedule isn't brimming with primetime games (there's only one on Dec. 24) there are plenty of exciting matchups that will test the Raiders on their road to...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew to Retire a Jaguar

Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes for yardage against Houston Texan D.J. Swearinger and Darryl Sharpton #51 of the Houston Texan at EverBank Field on December 5, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) The life of a good running back on a bad team is never fun. Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the best examples of this situation over...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew to Sign a One-Day Contract, Retire as a Jaguar

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement from the NFL in March, but now it appears that he will have a retirement ceremony thrown for him by his long-time team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. ESPN’s Mike DiRocco reports that Jones-Drew will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars on Tuesday and retire a member of the team he spent eight of his nine NFL seasons with...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Timeout on Los Angeles-area NFL stadiums ► It doesn't guarantee that either the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers or St. Louis Rams will move from where they are, but there is always hope ... Mock Draft 2.0 ► Now that the draft is just over a week away, mock drafts can go into overdrive. College pro days have come and gone, free agents have been signed and draft ... ...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden praises Derek Carr’s ability to be a leader

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a strong rookie year despite playing on a team which gave him very little support. Despite only winning three games, Carr showed a lot to Raiders fans and analysts alike as he threw for 21 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions while being held back by the worst run game in the modern era of football and a wide receiver group who were inconsistent...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 schedule

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders will open their 56th regular season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time in franchise history. The Raiders schedule includes seven games against playoff teams from 2014 and 11 games against teams with winning records last year. Raiders 2015 Preseason Schedule Date Opponent Time* TV Friday, Aug. 14 ...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 3-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Amari Cooper, WR Alabama View image | gettyimages.com Sure, Michael Crabtree is now on the roster and now Derek Carr has a legit passing option, as opposed to what he had to throw to last year.  I still think that considering what we saw from the 49ers receiving crews the past few years, the Raiders shouldn’t just stand pat with what they have.  Adding...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Raiders Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will Oakland Raiders Do With No. 4 Pick in 2015 NFL Draft?

With the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft (drumroll), the Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper. This is among the least surprising picks in our upcoming first edition first-round 2015 NFL Mock Draft. Over the next week and a half, we’ll be posting tons of articles to get you ready for the draft. It’s definitely a possibility that Oakland trades down and stockpiles additional...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree Has Hard-to-Reach Incentives in New Contract

The Oakland Raiders gave new receiver Michael Crabtree a one-year deal worth $3.2 million in 2015, with $1.3 million in guaranteed money via his signing bonus, $1.4 million in salary and workout and roster bonuses worth $250,000 apiece. However, the potential is there for Crabtree to earn even more money—up to $2 million—in incentives. It’s just that those incentive escalators...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sio Moore buys jerseys to give away because they are not sold in stores

The Raiders roster doesn’t many household names outside of Charles Woodson. However, they do have a few who may become just that in the coming years. Derek Carr showed promise during his rookie season. So did Khalil Mack. Among the other young players on the team’s roster who have performed well is linebacker Sio Moore....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders mock draft: 7-round predictions

With the draft now being three weeks away, it is time to look at how things are going to shape up for the Oakland Raiders. After a successful draft last year, the Raiders’ will continue to try and build their roster with young talent that can hopefully get them back to relevance in the AFC. Instead of just looking at the first round like most mock drafts, I will be looking at all...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Waking Up the Team is Hilarious

Ken Norton Jr. was an absolute beast of a player back in his day so it only stands to reason that he would be just as much of a beast when it comes to coaching. The only thing is that he doesn't hit people anymore for a living so he has to channel that intensity in another fashion. Thanks to this video from linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong it appears that he is putting his intensity...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why A No-Huddle Offense Will Fit The Oakland Raiders

For about a week now, the Oakland Raiders have been in the early stages of their offseason workout program preparing for the 2015 season.The team plans on implementing the no-huddle offense, which should help the Raiders find rhythm to move the football and score some much-needed touchdowns. Oakland's free-agent acquisitions point to a faster, more athletic offense than the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: First-round mock 3.0

Let’s give the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft another go, shall we? Here’s my first-round mock 3.0. As always, be sure to offer your thoughts below. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State We’re still hearing about Winston’s character issues, but Tampa’s need for a quarterback remains. He’s a risky guy in my eyes, but the Bucs will be keen to take...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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