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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is having another injury filled season and every analyst is starting to bring out the bust label again. It started over the 2010 offseason when McFadden had two lackluster seasons in Oakland and McFadden showed them in 2010 he deserves the title of featured back. Then 2011 came in to smack him down again and 2012 has the bust haters coming back in for a meal. However it is too soon to label McFadden a bust and the proof is in his age. McFadden is only 25 years old at this point in his career.
25 in running back years is when most running backs begin to reach the halfway point in their careers and McFadden may be able shake off his injury issues in upcoming seasons.… Read more
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The Raiders franchise has been a mess for over a decade. They need to take a hard look at how things are being run.
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Here's a quick look at the teams I think will, or should, be looking for a coaching change when the season ends.
It sounds like the Oakland Raiders will finally give Terrelle Pryor a shot to play. Raiders coach Dennis Allen expects QB Terrelle Pryor to get playing time against the Chiefs. It’s the third straight week the Raiders have claimed they’re going to take a look at their No. 3 quarterback, but he’s yet to play a snap. Now entering a game where they may conceivably compete, Pryor...
Two weeks ago, it looked like Rolando McClain’s days as a member of the Oakland Raiders were over. After being held out of two straight practices, many believed that the former 8th overall pick in the 2010 Draft was about to be released. The Silver & Black instead decided to suspend the linebacker due to “conduct detrimental to the team”. [...]
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen mentioned that he expects QB Terrelle Pryor to see some playing time against the Chiefs this weekend, via the Contra Costa Times.
Pryor reportedly has a “set of plays to run” in both of the team’s last two games, but he was never brought into the game.
At this point in the season, the Raiders may as well see what the kid can do, given...
Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times writes that the Raiders could look to shop players Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, and Jacoby Ford for additional draft picks.
Undrafted rookie Rod Streater has afforded them the ability to trade of their receivers if it means that they would be able to fill other positions of need like cornerback.
The rebuild in Oakland will likely...
Rod Streater signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent immediately following the conclusion of the draft.
A product of Temple University, Streater’s odds were long to make the Raiders 53 man roster. However, after a strong preseason, Streater left an impression that earned him a roster spot.
Streater is 6th among NFL rookie wide receivers with 28 receptions and is...
Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.
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Auditions for the 2013 Raiders are underway. Coach Dennis Allen has made it clear that while every effort will be made to win the last three games of the season, there will also be a heavy emphasis in seeing some of the younger players to see how they fit into the club's future. For that matter, the veterans will be watched closely as well. The two most notable veterans...
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Raiders punter Shane Lechler, 36, is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million contract signed in 2009 that made him the highest-paid punter in the NFL, Jerry McDonald of Bayareanewsgroup reports. He's scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.
Coming into the season having had surgery on his nonkicking leg, Lechler has only of late begun to show the form that has made...
Last week: 32 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.91 (31st)
DVOA: -31.9% (30th)
Weighted DVOA: -31.7% (30th)
The Raiders’ only remaining home game right now is against the Chiefs and their last chance for a win, as they have to go to Carolina and San Diego and I can’t see them winning either of those games. I have them in the 31st spot because I think they lose to the...
Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) at Oakland Raiders (3-10)
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I am looking specifically at the guys that went in the first couple of rounds because those are the injuries that hurt most. Disappointments, duds, $#&*, call them what you will as I present you the most devastating injuries of the 2012 fantasy football season.