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Thoughts from the Dark Side:
It was the first day back for the players after having Wednesday off. They practiced without pads, today, and there was a noticeable lack of crispness at points, especially for the offense.
Dennis Allen said that he didn’t think the day was too bad considering the fact that the players were re-acclimating after their first day off. Allen said, “As far as practice went out here today, I was real pleased with the way that the guys responded after the day off.” He added, “A lot of times after you come in after a day off, it is a little bit sloppy, a little bit lackadaisical, but I thought both sides of the ball practiced at the right tempo and practiced the right way.”
-With respect to Allen’s opinion, from my perspective it wasn’t the best day for receivers. One on one drills, which should give the offense an advantage as there is no pass rush and no defensive schemes for which to account, were disappointing for the receivers who failed to get separation and come down with p...
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Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter was none too pleased that the jersey number that was already his was snatched away and given to Charles Woodson.
He cried foul on Twitter when it went down, but now he's softening his stance in a non-Twitter environment, writes Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
"The jersey situation is what it is," Porter said, via CSNBayArea.com. ...
Not only were the Raiders back in pads but today was also a “competition day”, per head coach Dennis Allen. The competition may have low stakes – which unit, offense or defense, gets to wear the silver colored jerseys instead of the hotter black ones – but it is a point of pride amongst the players and the team sessions were a lot more active today.
Dennis Allen didn’t...
Those of you that have been covering my Raiders training camp notes (the Raiders are taking a day off of camp today) know that rookie CB D.J. Hayden has not yet been allowed to hit in practice. Hayden has been relegated to non-contact drills stemming from an injury he suffered when he played at the University of Houston that nearly took his life. According to Dennis Allen via SFGate...
David Ausberry continued his solid off-season today, lining up with the first team tight ends and coming down with every pass I saw come his way, although they were only short passes in the team session.
Ausberry was even recognized by Allen, specifically, as a player that has impressed him in mini-camp, saying, “David Ausberry is another guy I’ve been impressed with. He’s...
Darren McFadden has been hurt in each of his five NFL seasons. That’s why backup running backs are so vital to the Raiders offense.
Rashad Jennings was brought in to fill that role and he certainly looks the part. The 6-foot-1 231-pound veteran has a powerful rushing style that fits a revamped Raiders blocking scheme based on gap creation and control.
Jennings has impressed in...
Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe decided to wear Google Glass for Training Camp in order to give fans an inside look at what the players see. Then he passed off the Google Glass to kicker Sebastian Janikowski, to show fans what it looks like to kick a field goal.
I hope more players do stuff like this during training camp, because as an NFL fan, it’s priceless to see the game...
Stefen Wisniewski has every reason to believe he'll be the Raiders' starting center for a second straight season despite talk about a possible move to left guard.
If his first two years in the NFL have taught the 2011 second-round pick anything, it's to be prepared for change - even if coach Dennis Allen insists there are no plans to move him.
Wisniewski has already...
The Oakland Raiders signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a four-year extension Friday, ensuring the franchise's leading scorer will remain with the team through at least 2017.
Janikowski is coming off the best season of his career. He converted a career-best 91.2 percent (31 of 34) of his field goal attempts in 2012. The only misses came from 51, 61 and 64 yards.
The Oakland Raiders announced via Twitter Friday that they signed K Sebastian Janikowski through 2017. The terms of the deal haven’t been released.
K Sebastian Janikowski has signed a four-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/i2iIHIqVOO – @RAIDERS August 2nd
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According to the Associated Press, Matt Flynn has solidified his role as starting quarterback so far in training camp.Fantasy Spin:Flynn signed with Seattle last year, where the starting job also was his to lose, and he lost it to Russell Wilson. However, rookie Tyler Wilson and Terrelle Pryor don't offer the same level of competition for Flynn in Oakland. However, he's a...
On Friday, the Oakland Raiders re-signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a five-year deal, reported NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, with the team later confirming the move in an official announcement.
Janikowski signed with the Raiders way back in 2000, selected 17th overall in the that year's draft. The move, suffice to say, was ridiculed as many of Al Davis' unorthodox moves...
The Oakland Raiders signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski, the longest tenured player on the team by six years, to a 4-year contract extension today, the team announced.
Per CSN’s Scott Bair, the extension pays Janikowski just under $19 million over 4 years with approximately $8 million in guaranteed money in it's first two years.
There is some speculation that the contract...
Sebastian Janikowski has agreed to a four-year, $15.2 million extension with the Raiders. SOURCE: Tom Pelissero, USA TodayFantasy Spin:Janikowski was successful on 91.2 percent of his field goal attempts last season, his highest success rate in 13 NFL seasons. As far as fantasy kickers go, he's one of the best.