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Raiders make the logical choice, Carr to start week 1

The Oakland Raiders and head coach Dennis Allen have come to their senses, at least this week, naming quarterback Derek Carr the starter for the regular season opener over the struggling Matt Schaub. The team takes on the New York Jets Sunday. "We have seen signs of Derek Carr's development the day he stepped on the campus here, until where he is at right now,"...
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James Jones has been calling Derek Carr “Baby A-Rod”

Raiders wide receiver James Jones isn’t surprised that rookie Derek Carr has been named Oakland’s starting quarterback. James Jones on Derek Carr starting at QB: "Didn't surprise me at all, I've been calling him baby ARod since he got here" #Raiders — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) September 2, 2014 Of course Jones is referring to Packers quarterback Aaron...
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Seahawks defenders were reportedly impressed with Derek Carr

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder,  some of the Seahawks’ defense players were impressed with what they saw from Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr last Thursday. Rookie Derek Carr impressed the Seahawks defenders impressed with poise he showed in last week's preseason game, when won starting job — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 2, 2014 It’s interesting that Carr...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Derek Carr Named Oakland Raiders’ Starting QB; But Why?

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Raiders had no other choice than to start Derek Carr

After, what took place in the final preseason game for the Oakland Raiders it became clear the Raiders must start Derek Carr. Matt Schaub suffered through a terrible preseason only adding to the pressure that eventually led to the Oakland Raiders announcing they will start the rookie quarterback in Week 1. When you compare Carr and Schaub’s preseason numbers, it is not even close...
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Raiders name Derek Carr starter for Week 1

The Matt Schaub era in Oakland may be over before it even started. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that second round rookie quarterback Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ Week 1 starter on Sunday against the New York Jets. Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September...
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Kent State Golden Flashes following in footsteps of Oakland Raiders Khalil Mack. Nate Holley dominates in season opener

Last year, Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack, dominated against Ohio State, in the season opener. In 2014, Kent State sophomore safety Nate Holley (Toledo, Ohio) did his best impersonation, of Mack. Named Mid-American Conference East Division Defensive Player of the Week Monday, Holley was simply amazing against Ohio. Holley had a hand in three defensive turnovers on t...
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Fields Signed To Bucs Practice Squad

(Raiders.com photo)Carlos Fields has found a new NFL home. Two days after being released by the Oakland Raiders, the former Winston-Salem State star has signed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad, according to multiple sources. New Bucs practice squad guys have jersey numbers: Kimario McFadden 33, Carlos Fields 58, Brandon Dixon 39, Derrius Brooks 36 ...— Greg Auman...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: waiver wire madness

With all NFL teams required to be at 53 players yesterday, the Oakland Raiders are one of many teams that will be scanning the waiver wire to see who was cut and possibly put in a claim. The team already jumped into the fray today, claiming DE Benson Mayowa from the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Mayowa, a 6-foot-3, 252-pound pass rusher, appeared in two games...
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Oakland Raiders fielding oldest roster in NFL

The Raiders spent the offseason loading up on a slew of veteran talent, a calculated effort to inflate their win total. To nobody's surprise, it's subsequently inflated the team's collective age. Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, doing some calculations following Saturday's final roster cutdowns, deduced that Oakland has the oldest roster in the NFL. The average age...
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Person claiming to be Brandian Ross’ sister goes racist “defending” Ross

The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts along with the rest of the league on Saturday and one of the guys that lost his job was strong safety Brandian Ross. In 2013, Ross filled in as a starter for the injured Tyvon Branch to disastrous results. Easily one of the worst safeties in the entire league, it was not surprising that the Raiders drafted Jonathan Dowling in the seventh...
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Oakland Raiders: 53 man roster and analysis on final cuts

Yesterday, NFL teams were required to make their final cuts to being rosters down to 53 players for the regular season. For many teams such as the Oakland Raiders, the final cuts are a lot of tough choices. The 53 man roster as of the final cuts yesterday stands as follows (Rookies are italicized): Carr striving to start Week 1 Quarterbacks: Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, and Matt McGloin...
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Raiders claim former Seahawks defensive end

Today the Oakland Raiders claimed DE Benson Mayowa off waivers from the Seahawks. Mayowa was a second-year undrafted free agent out of small school Idaho. Mayowa appeared in two games for the Super Bowl champions as a rookie. The post Raiders claim former Seahawks defensive end appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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The #Raiders announce initial 53

The Raiders, like all NFL teams, cut their team down from 75 to 53 players, today. Here are the players that initially made the cut. It should be said, however, that some of these players may not be on the squad, still, a week from now. The Raiders will likely make at least a couple of player claims off waivers and will have to make corresponding cuts if that happens. Some analysis...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders begin making roster cuts; Jack Crawford says goodbye

Today the Oakland Raiders waived/released DE Jack Crawford. Crawford was a three-year starter at Penn State, and a fifth-round pick of the Raiders in 2012. Crawford said goodbye via his instagram. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders for giving me the opportunity to play for one of […] The post Raiders begin making roster cuts; Jack Crawford...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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