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Saturday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland’s Top 100 potential on offense ► ESPN’s top 100 rankings project ends Friday. The Oakland Raiders did not have a player ranked in the Top 100 on offense ... Sebastian Janikowski expected to be ready ► Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (quadriceps) is expected to be ready to play in Week 1 against the ... Menelik Watson plays with second-team ► OT Menelik...
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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...
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NFL Notes: Packers, Raiders, Rams, Seahawks

  Packers OT Aaron Adams suffered a torn ACL and MCL and is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve. (Rob Demovsky) Raiders HC Dennis Allen said Friday that plans on waiting to see where QB Matt Schaub is physically before making a decision regarding the starting quarterback job for Week 1. (Jerry McDonald) TE David Ausberry is expected to return to practice...
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Raiders’ reporters believe Derek Carr will start week one

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com and Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle both believe rookie Derek Carr will be the Raiders starting quarterback for week one. #Raiders Allen won't say it but my guess is we see Carr against Jets — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) August 29, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'...
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“100 percent Derek Carr starts week one”; Raiders beat writer confident

Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle says he is “100 percent sure that Derek Carr starts week 1″ against the New York Jets.  ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk · 30m On PFT Live, Vic Tafur of San Francisco Chronicle on chances QB Derek Carr will start Week One for the Raiders: 100 percent. That is awesome, because Derek Carr has looked […] The post “100 percent Derek...
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Schaub May Not Be Ready For Week 1

Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has been dealing with elbow soreness and a solid run by rookie Derek Carr has put put Schaub's Week 1 start in jeopardy.Fantasy Spin:Schaub has completed just 24-of-47 (51.1%) for 218 yards (4.6 ypa) with zero touchdowns and one interception this season. At this point I'd rather my fantasy roster had Carr over Schaub.
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Final 53 projection: Raiders’ defense

The Raiders have now completed training camp and played in all four pre-season games. They have, in the last week, cut their team down to only 75 players. Now comes the truly difficult part: trimming the roster down to the final 53 players. Here are my projections of who that will include: For the offensive players, click here Players in bold are the ones that make the final roster...
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Raiders should cut Matt Schaub and roll with Carr and McGloin

I know, you are probably thinking I am a crazy man, because I said that Matt Schaub was going to be a good quarterback this year in Oakland. Well I am willing to eat crow on that decision. He has looked bad, and his back-ups look amazing.  Last night Derek Carr tore it up, throwing […] The post Raiders should cut Matt Schaub and roll with Carr and McGloin appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Derek Carr makes case to start with 4 TD drives

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr made a case for being the starter after throwing three touchdown passes to help beat the Seattle Seahawks 41-31 on Thursday night. “It’s just a blessing to be finally back out there on the field,” Carr said, via Raiders.com. “During the Green Bay game I wanted to be out there and help the team win, so that was tough. Honestly...
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Derek Carr deserves to start Week 1, makes Raiders decision easy

If the Oakland Raiders were still looking for a reason to start Derek Carr in Week 1 they got it in Thursday’s preseason finale against Seattle. Carr was a stunning 11-of-13 for 143 yards and three touchdowns leading the Raiders to a series of touchdowns in a convincing first half of play against the Seahawks. Drafted in the second round Carr placed the heat on Matt Schaub the...
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Derek Carr makes the most of his opportunity, leads Raiders to four touchdown drives

While the presumed starter and head coach Dennis Allen's man Matt Schaub rested on the sidelines with a sore elbow, Oakland Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr made his case for starter consideration during the team's final preseason game. And he did it against arguably the toughest test for a rookie - the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks' first-team defense, Carr...
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Dennis Allen doesn’t sound committed to Matt Schaub for week one

It doesn’t sound like Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is committed to Matt Schaub as his week one starter after an impressive performance by rookie Derek Carr on Thursday night. DA said we have 3 QBs that are capable of being the #Raiders starting QB… But said he'll have to see where Schaub's elbow is at next week — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) August 29, 2014 Dennis...
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Can any of these 10 guys to watch be future stars for the Oakland Raiders?

Tonight, every NFL team plays their final preseason game. The next time we’ll see them on the field, it will be the opening weekend of the season. That means that this weekend, there won’t be any professional football to watch. For the only time until after the Super Bowl, the NFL won’t dominate the conversation and be on nearly every television. So what’s a fan to do with...
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Oakland Raiders: Sebastian Janikowski’s best pickup lines

As we all know, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, affectionately known by fans as “Seabass”, is one of the most dangerous kickers in the league. While his accuracy dropped last year after replacing his former holder, Shane Lechler, with new punter Marquette King, Seabass is looking to return to his Pro Bowl level this upcoming season. Occasionally, you’ll come across a football...
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Raiders Injury Update: D.J. Hayden, Sio Moore

The Oakland Raiders are looking forward to facing the New York Jets after their next preseason game, but they'll be without D.J. Hayden. However, Sio Moore should be ready for that game, as long as things continue to progress.  #183496640 / gettyimages.comAdam Schefter tweeted out that D.J. Hayden was placed on the PUP list to begin the season, which will allow him to return...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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