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I don’t know why, but it seems like every off-season I become infatuated with an unknown wide receiver in Oakland. Last year it was Rod Streater, the year before that Denarius Moore and even Jacoby Ford to a degree. I guess I’m hoping against hope that someone in Oakland is eventually going to emerge as a legitimate WR2 and I don’t want to miss the bus. I’ve literally been chasing this dream since the Raiders shocked the world and chose Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Then out of the blue, Brice Butler walks into my life and reinforces my obsession.
Butler has been one of the few surprises in Oakland’s training camp and through two preseason games, is looking like he will eventually take over the reigns as the WR3. Fortunately, he is competing against one player (Ford) who can’t stay healthy and a remarkably pedestrian Juron Criner for the right to own the job.
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The Oakland Raiders cannot catch a break this off-season. After losing their most important offensive player Jared Veldheer for at least six games this year, they have just put their most intriguing offensive player, Latavius Murray on injured reserve, which will keep him on the sidelines until 2014. While Murray was obviously not going to become a starter this year because of the...
Yesterday I touched on DJ Hayden’s performance against the Chicago Bears in my game recap . NFL.com used the right words to describe his performance. “Uneven.” Friday’s results were mixed. Hayden whiffed while trying to tackle Alshon Jeffery on third-and-1, allowing the Bears wide receiver to plow for 22 yards on Chicago’s opening drive. Hayden made up for it three plays...
The Oakland Raiders completed their roster transactions in order to trim down the roster to 75 players by today, August 27th, as determined by the NFL. The Silver & Black had already cut 10 players on Sunday, in a list that included return specialist Josh Cribbs. No players have been released to reach the day’s mandatory number, as running back […]
One thing that has been consistent this pre-season is the fact that every time Terrelle Pryor gets on the field the team is moving in the right direction. He moves them up and down the field using both his speed and scrambling skills to pick up first downs. The Raiders have not a dual threat […]
Today the Oakland Raiders cut ties with kick and punt return specialist Josh Cribbs. Cribbs was the only weapon on the Brown’s roster for years, but he has been struggling to get over an injury this offseason. Cribbs signed a one-year deal in May, but lingering knee issues may have ultimately sealed his fate. According […]
QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson
RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart
FB (1): Marcel Reece
WR (5): Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner
TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa
OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson
OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders plan on starting Terrelle Pryor during their final preseason game.
Raiders will start QB Terrelle Pryor in their preseason finale – job is his to put away.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2013
We reported earlier that the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn and Pryor has a chance to wrap up the starting job for week...
Last year Matt Flynn entered training camp with a shot at the starting job only to lose it to a quarterback who outplayed him in the preseason by making plays with both his arm and his legs while Flynn struggled with an elbow injury.
History may be repeating itself. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that the team will be resting Flynn...
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn this week since they claim he has a sore arm.
Raiders are going to rest Matt Flynn with sore arm, Allen said
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 25, 2013
We also reported earlier that it looks like Terrell Pryor has a chance to win the starting job after getting the first team reps in practice...
The Josh Cribbs era in Oakland didn't last long. According to @Rotoworld_FB the Oakland Raiders have cut the former return specialist. Cribbs has still been dealing with knee problems and has lost his explosiveness.
Raiders release return specialist Josh Cribbs http://t.co/0mItZgwBgI
— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) August 25, 2013
Cribbs struggled this preseason...
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said QB Matt Flynn is once again dealing with tendinitis in his right arm and will need some rest, according to Vic Tafur of SFGate.com.Fantasy Spin:Flynn is also on the verge of losing his starting job for the second straight preseason, this time to Terrelle Pryor. Either, way fantasy owners shouldn't draft anyone tied to this Raiders passing game...
It's too bad Josh Cribbs can't play offensive line because he would have been guaranteed a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster. Instead the wide receiver and kick returner was released Sunday according to multiple reports.
Cribbs signed a one-year deal in May but lingering knee issues may have ultimately sealed his fate.
It might be a wrap for his career.
Raiders release WR Josh Cribbs. Got $225k of 1-yr, $1.25M contract. Was due $865k in base salary w/$160k in per game rost. bonuses in '13
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) August 25, 2013
The Raiders faced the Chicago Bears in their third preseason game of the season and lost 34-26. There were many disappointing moments, but there were also a few nice performances.
Matt Flynn started the game for the silver and black, but the quarterback really struggled. The offensive line had yet another weak performance, struggling to protect the quarterback and give him time...
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will make his first start in the
Oakland Raiders' preseason finale Thursday night at Seattle while
the team rests Matt Flynn.