Found August 27, 2012 on Football Nation:
For fans celebrating the Oakland Raiders' preseason win over the Detroit Lions this past Saturday, it was fairly clear that the team's depth chart is nearly etched in stone.However, whether media induced, earned by performance or a result of injuries, there are a few positions to keep an eye on as changes may come.Quarterback: Starting QB Carson Palmer had another shaky performance against the Lions, throwing two interceptions and no touchdowns. Palmer is operating under a brand new (for him) timing West Coast offense which may explain some of his miscues. The coaches have reiterated that Palmer is in no danger of losing the first-string position. Still, No. 3 QB Terrelle Pryor delivered another electrifying performance, posting a solid three of five pass attempts for 137 yards and two touchdown passes. He also added a 59-yard scramble on a broken third down play. He then capped off the drive with another 17-yard rushing touchdown.Even No. 2 QB Matt Leinart, who did not play...

Raiders Reportedly add Cornerback from Seattle

One of the things Reggie McKenzie said would be a big part of the Oakland Raiders new structure would be that he would bring in “character guys.”  I guess we should have asked him to be more specific as to what kind of character.  First, he all but completely pardons Rolando McClain for his indiscretions [...]

And so it Begins: Aaron Henry First to be Cut

Although nothing has been officially announced by the Oakland Raiders, Aaron Henry has personally announced via his Twitter account that the team has released him. He also followed that tweet up with a “don’t cry for me Argentina” type of statement: Henry signed...

Raiders reduce roster to 75

The Oakland Raiders reduced their roster to 75 on Monday, the deadline to trim the roster from the original 90-man limit allowed entering training camp. Most of the moves were expected and involved fringe players not likely to contribute. The Raiders cannot establish their eight-man practice squad until Sept. 1, the day after rosters must be reduced to the regular-season max of...

Offensive Game Grades: Preseason Week 3 vs. Detroit

The third pre-season game of 2012, widely considered the most important one, is now history and it’s time to see how the Oakland Raiders’ offense performed against Detroit. Although the Lions are not known for their defense, but instead for their powerful offense, it was still a very good challenge for the Silver & Black [...]

2012 Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football Preview

Here is your 2012 Fantasy Football Preview on the Oakland Raiders.  This list features analysis on the wide receivers, running backs, quarterbacks, as well as the tight end position and the defense as a whole. In addition, we mention the guys most likely to become the best sleeper, riskiest player, biggest bust, most valuable player, and the kicker, too.   Quarterbacks   With...

State of the 2012 Oakland Raiders

Raider Nation!  Negatron here to give you my thoughts on where we stand after watching Saturday night’s game against the Lions.  At the conclusion of the third preseason game, most teams have a solid grasp on who are going to be their front line guys.  For the Raiders, the coaching staff must feel pretty confident [...]

Oakland Raiders and QB Terrelle Pryor Impress in 31-20 Win Over the Detroit Lions

The Oakland Raiders saved their best performance of the preseason by defeating the Detroit Lions 31-20 on Saturday night. With the third preseason game the dress rehearsal for the season, the Raiders put together their best effort. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the most impressive player on the field. After two shaky games this preseason, Pryor finally got his confidence and dazzled...

The State of the 2012 Oakland Raiders

Raider Nation! Negatron here to give you my thoughts on where we stand after watching Saturday night’s game against the Lions. At the conclusion of the third preseason game, most teams have a solid grasp on who are going to be their front line guys. For the Raiders, the coaching staff must feel pretty confident [...]

Do the Oakland Raiders Have a Chance to Come Out of the Black Hole?

The Oakland Raiders came out of the gate in 2011 seeming to be a legitimate threat. 4-2 in the first six games including a win over last year’s AFC South Division Champion Houston Texans.  All they’d have to do is outlast the San Diego Chargers, the only other 4 win team in the division at the time.  That’s when the first of a string of important injuries began to occur. ...

Defensive Game Grades: 1st Team D Looks Strong in Victory Over Detroit

Reason for Optimism in Oakland? Raider Nation!  As most of you know, the third preseason game is the most important one (especially for these Oakland Raiders).  As far as preseason goes, what we saw on the field Saturday night against a playoff team from last year was the closest thing to a “dress rehearsal” for [...]

Who is Rod Streater?

There’s a question that’s been being kicked around every water cooler from New York to Seattle where anyone playing in dynasty league stops to converse – who is Rod Streater? The simple answer is Streater is a receiver from Oakland who has taken his chance in training camp and run with it. Through three preseason games, he has an amazing 18 catches for 165 yards on a gaudy...

Peyton Manning: 9 other NFL QB’s that are in the hot seat

Last season was without a doubt the ‘Year of the Quarterback.’ With that being said, a lot of pressure is one for QB’s thisyear, some more than others. Here’s my top 10 list of QB’s under the most pressure for the 2012-2013 season. 10. Carson Palmer - Oakland Raiders: I wouldn’t put Carson Palmer in my top 10 overall QB’s, but if you’re talking about top QB...
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