Found April 07, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Healthy, happy and entering the final year of his contract, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is poised to flourish on the gridiron in 2013. The 6-foot-1, 218 pound McFadden, who Oakland took out of the University of Arkansas fourth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, battled a high-ankle sprain and struggled to produce last season in asinine schemes created by axed offensive coordinator Greg Knapp. “I am the type of guy who likes to go downhill, make a cut and go; that’s my thing,” said McFadden, 25, who inked a six-year deal worth $60.1 million with Oakland in 2008. … Continue reading →

Report: Rolando McClain already has three offers

It was reported earlier today that former Raiders’ linebacker Rolando McClain cleared waivers. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McClain has already received three offers, with two other teams also interested. On Rolando McClain: Already has 3 offers, 2 other teams interested. Should be quick. Thanks to the head-start from his agent seeking a trade — Ian Rapoport...

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette Kings wows at workout with fellow pros

Marquette King is taking over the punting duties for the Oakland Raiders in 2013, and he showed off that huge leg in an offseason camp.

Report: Tommy Kelly Agrees to Two-Year Deal With Patriots

The Patriots have bolstered their defensive line with a veteran presence. New England agreed to a two-year deal with former Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, according to Ian Rapoport of Kelly was released by the Raiders on March 27. The 32-year-old defensive lineman was signed by the Raiders in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State. Kelly recorded...

Raiders: Oakland releases Rolando McClain

On Friday the Oakland Raiders released linebacker Rolando McClain according to’s Ian Rapoport. “I’d like to thank the Raiders for giving me an opportunity to play in the NFL. I’m disappointed that it hasn’t worked out better, but I’m … Continue reading → This has been read 0 times

JaMarcus Russell’s Comeback Attempt:Possibility or Pipe Dream?

By now you might have heard that quarterback JarMarcus Russell, former #1 overall pick from the 2007 NFL draft, is attempting to revive his career after being out of the league since 2009. One of the biggest draft busts of all time, Russell has been working out trying to get in better physical shape to make a comeback into the league. Russell started working out a few weeks ago to...

Report: Patriots Reach An Agreement With DT Tommy Kelly

Ian Rapoport reports that a source has informed him that the Patriots have reached an agreement with free agent DT Tommy Kelly on a two-year contract. Rapoport adds that Kelly had a decent amount of interest on the open market, but isn’t able to provide and specific teams.  Kelly, 32, was recently released by the Raiders in order to free up some additional cap space.  Jason...

Rolando McClain clears waivers

To the surprise of exactly nobody, former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain went through the waiver wire without a single one of the NFL’s 31 other teams placing a claim on him. The Raiders waived McClain on Friday. Clearing waivers makes McClain an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team he so chooses. (Even the Raiders! Oh, man. I crack myself up sometimes.)...

Source: Patriots ink Raiders Kelly on 2 Year Deal

  The Patriots have reached an agreement on a 2 year deal with former Raiders DT Tommy Kelly according to Ian Rapoport. Kelly was released by the Raiders on March 27th. The Patriots are back at it, bolstering their defensive…

Raiders a lesson in draft mismanagement

If teams are looking at how not to manage a draft, we present the Oakland Raiders. The number of first-round busts they have had over the last decade is staggering, with most of them released only a few years after being drafted.

State Of The Franchise: The Raiders

The state of the Oakland Raiders that Reggie McKenzie inherited from the late great Al Davis was one that was coachable, as they went 8-8 the previous two seasons, but fell to 4-12 in the first year under the new regime led by McKenzie and Dennis Allen. But eager to show how he felt about the state of the franchise, McKenzie began cleaning house with some guys that were potential...

Patriots Sign DT Tommy Kelly

New England is quietly have a productive off-season and signing guys that fit their system.  Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Patriots have signed former Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. Source: #Patriots and former #Raiders DT Tommy Kelly agree to a two-year deal, I’m told. Great fit. Bet @wilfork75 will be pumped. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013 Kelly who...

Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots have signed Raiders defensive...

Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots have signed Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly to a two-year deal. Classic Patriots move, signing another Raider castoff to bolster their depth along the defensive line.  The biggest impact of Kelly coming aboard will be his ability to take some of the load off of Vince Wilfork. At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds he adds some good size. He hasn’t missed...
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