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Mike Goodson didn’t get a carry last season, but he has some experience and he’s still young, so the Raiders traded a reserve offensive lineman to get him from the Carolina Panthers. Now he is getting the bulk of the 1st team reps in OTAs at running back. This is not an indictment on Darren McFadden, who is simply absent while leading a youth football camp, but it is something worth taking note of. Darren McFadden has a long injury history and has only once gone over 113 carries in a season. If and when he gets hurt, it appears that Mike Goodson, not Taiwan Jones, would get the bulk of the carries. He has fantasy value for that reason.
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The Oakland Raiders announced earlier today that Dez Bryant has signed the tender they had offered Bryant as a restricted free agent. According to ProFootBallTalk, it is a one year contract worth $1.927 million for the season. Bryant would then become an unrestricted free agent, unless he and the team come to an agreement before [...]
The Oakland Raiders are not exactly known for their big name players as of right now which almost forces the attention on to players who either have yet to earn it or players who we just do not need to see anymore. On the flip side there are also a couple of players, like any team, who do not get the credit that they deserve.
I am back again and this time it is to take a look at...
What’s up RaiderNation? Well, last week we spoke about the offensive juggernaut that is developing on the Raiders. This week I thought I would talk about the new defense that will be on the field this year. As we all are quite aware, the defense was our Achilles heal last year, folding in many games [...]
I will be doing a series of Raiders camp position battles throughout the off-season starting with wide receiver. I will continue to update these battles throughout camp as roster events take place such as injuries, cuts, new signings, etc.
The current wide receivers on the 90 man roster are:
Denarius Moore #17
Denarius Moore will be the most interesting player to watch this year...
A 2nd round pick in 2011, Stefen Wisniewski didn’t have the best rookie year for the Oakland Raiders in 2011, but he had an excuse. According to a report by the Oakland Tribune this season, Wisniewski played the entirety of last season with a torn labrum. Moving to his natural position, center, and with new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp installing a zone blocking scheme he fits...
Through their website, and the team’s official Twitter account, the Oakland Raiders announced the signing of 3 out of their 6 draft picks from the 2012 NFL draft. The announcement comes on the heels of the team declaring that Marcel Reece had signed his exclusive rights tender. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed, but [...]
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha made an appearance on WIP in Philadelphia with Anthony & Glen (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and claimed that going 8-8 in Philly is a lot different then when he went 8-8 during his time with the Raiders.
“It’s true. The 8-8 in Oakland? We were perennially the last team in the AFC West. We would win maybe two...
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594" caption="Raiders WR Denarius Moore is a fantasy football sleeper in 2012."][/caption]
There are a number of things that can classify a player as a fantasy football sleeper; it can be a player who has produced but had limited opportunities or a guy, who's raw but has the talent to excel and...
Media were allowed into view a Raiders OTA again this week and, after some time to digest the story-lines and sift through all of the information, TFDS will attempt to pull out the pieces that are likely to affect the team.
As with most sessions this time of year, we must take much of the camp with a grain of salt. Again, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) strictly prohibits...
The Raiders signed three draft picks: defensive end Jack Crawford (fifth round, Penn State), defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (sixth, Georgia State) and linebacker Nathan Stupar (seventh, Penn State). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. They are the first three of the Raiders' six draft picks to sign contracts.
Every NFL Franchise has it’s own pantheon of football gods. That group of players who are not only historic in terms of talent, but even more than that, these are the players who you have to talk about when you tell the story of your team. This is part of a 32 article series where I tell you who I would put among that elite group. For this, it’s Mt. Rushmore. 4 players only....