Found October 27, 2012 on Silver and Black Daily:
The Oakland Raiders this week have listed 20, yes 20, of their players on the final official injury report before Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs.  You’ll see key players like Darren McFadden, Matt Shaughnessy, and Sebastian Janikowski on the list.  Apparently Reggie McKenzie reads the news and would rather be safe than sorry after the Ravens were fined $20,000 for [...]

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Was The Carson Palmer Experiment A Failure?

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Where are the Raiders really going? A look at their remaining schedule and the AFC West.

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Injuries piling up for Raiders

When the Oakland Raiders signed Shawntae Spencer as a free agent in March, coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie hoped the veteran cornerback could help stabilize a secondary that underwent significant changes in the offseason. Instead, Spencer has spent more time in the trainer's room getting treatment for a sprained right foot than he has on the field. He...

Raiders' Palmer: No-huddle won't work if it's overused

Carson Palmer has heard the talk that the Oakland Raiders should simply be done with the whole idea of huddling up. Palmer has done some of his best work in a no-huddle offense, including a 26-23 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fans prefer it in part because they're frustrated with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who has retooled the offense that was gaining...

That’s My Quarterback

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Bennett gets 15 months for fraud

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Its Chiefs week for the Raiders and the Raider Nation, and both teams need this win. All the better for this historic rivalry to continue. Coming off of a win last week against Jacksonville, the Raiders will look for their first back to back wins of the year, and get some momentum going as the AFC West race continues to [...]

Raiders insist they're not dirty

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