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Raiders head coach Dennis Allen updated the status of some of the team's injured players after practice yesterday in advance of Fridays's game with the Arizona Cardinals.First, injured RB Mike Goodson, who was out with a neck injury following a very scary collision during a practice with pads last week returned to practice and is set to get his first playing time in Silver & Black tomorrow.Goodson has been a positive force throughout the offseason and his enthusiasm for playing bubbled to the surface when asked about the game as he gushed, "I can't wait. I can't wait. I cannot wait." Goodson appeared to be at full strength in practice and with both a CT and MRI coming back negative on injury to his neck he should be in line for a number of carries.
Wide Receiver Eddie McGee also returned to practice after sitting out for a time due to a hamstring pull. McGee is competing to be the final receiver on the roster if the Raiders take 6 receivers in th...
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Less than 24 hours after announcing they had waived/injured two players, the Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of Korey Bosworth to replace one of the two vacated roster spots (leaving the team with 87 of 90 spots filled). Bosworth, listed at 6’1″ and 230lbs., came into the league in 2010, signing as an undrafted [...]
After only three days of rest since their 2012 debut against Dallas, the Oakland Raiders are ready to step onto the field again tomorrow at 7 P.M. (PDT) to face the Cardinals in Arizona. Even though it is still pre-season, it will be a very valuable game for several players who are looking to get [...]
Jeff Demps the Olympic sprinter and former RB for the Florida Gators has announced he is ready to get back to Football and the Raiders are in need of adding another running back with all the injuries that are piling up. Jeff Demps played for the Florida Gators for four years as a change of [...]
For rookies, there's always going to be hazing. As Busted Coverage notes, Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer took part in it, giving offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale an interesting haircut that outlines a dong. Yikes. Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly believes that the Raiders defense isn’t the same one that finished 2011. The Oakland defense was 29th in the NFL in yards allowed and 31st in giving up touchdowns. New Head Coach Dennis Allen is installing a new system and Kelly likes what he has seen so far.
“To me, the biggest change is probably Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver...
If you’re an NFL rookie who thinks you have it bad, just be thankful you don’t play in Oakland. We don’t really know if their rookies actually get the worst haircuts or if they simply do a great job of publicizing it, but any rookie who plays for the Raiders might as well completely shave their own head before training camp begins. Otherwise, there’s no guarantee you won’t...
Oakland Raiders’ training camp is off and running and the injuries are piling up. Whether it’s Aaron Curry with his knee injury, Jack Crawford with his foot, Taiwan Jones with a hamstring injury and the list goes on. However the two most intriguing injuries are with Mike Goodson and Brandon Myers. Players getting injured is [...]
Oakland Raiders receiver and returner Jacoby Ford has been ruled out for Monday night's game against San Diego because of a sprained left foot.
Ford hasn't practiced or played since being injured Aug. 17 in a preseason game at Arizona. Ford, who missed six games with a sprained left foot last season, hasn't run on the field since his latest foot injury.
Punter Shane Lechler's absence from the Raiders' practice field is because of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee just before training camp started, Jerry McDonald of Bayareanewsgroup.com. Lechler said Wednesday he was having pain and swelling during workouts before deciding "to have it cleaned out" about 10 days before the team reported to Napa. Being ready for...
As he makes the rounds trying to catch on with another NFL team, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh has stepped up to vouch for the character of his former Bengals teammates Chad Johnson.
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First it was Carson Palmer with the Raiders. Then you see it this week on Hard Knocks at Dolphins camp. Yes my friends, the Dong Haircut is taking over in rookie hazing.
Pretty funny. I give Carson Palmer the nod for barber after he stinks this season with the Raiders.
It's early yet to start predicting the effectiveness of any NFL team's offense or defense, since we're primarily seeing names on the backs of Raiders jerseys we might never hear of again.
However, if Monday night's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys is any indication, fans of the silver and black may be able to cheer on a defense that hearkens back to a more...
Gonna take some time to heal Juan…
Ryan Mathews says there is ‘no doubt’ that he will play week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. Well, I have doubts. It’s good to hear a player have confidence and that he may ‘ahead of schedule’ on his rehab, but as Norv Turner said “Ryan is NOT a Doctor.” I have laid out my draft plan for Mathews and still think he can provide...
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Carson Palmer: He can be had for a great price in the later parts of your draft. He had fantastic stats to finish the season last year. In last eight starts, was 5th in passing yards, 7th in completion percentage, 9th in completions, 4th in yards per attempt and 12th in TDs. Now has Heyward-Bey and Moore healthy with full offseason. He had 6 INT in first game and a...
The Oakland Raiders have signed Korey Bosworth, the organization announced Thursday. His uncle is former Seattle Seahawks and University of Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth. Bosworth, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker out of UCLA, adds depth to that position on the Raiders roster. He will wear No. 97, and is expected to make the trip with the team to Arizona for Fridays preseason...