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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's had plenty of company, too.
The Raiders listed 20 players on their injury report Friday. That doesn't include linebacker Aaron Curry, who is a roster exemption for one more week after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Ron Bartell is also on the temporary injured reserve list.
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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 [...]
When the Oakland Raiders drafted outside linebacker Miles Burris in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they thought he would make an impact this season. With the injury to starter Aaron Curry, Burris was thrown straight into the fire in preseason and played his way into the starting line-up. So far he has been one of the most surprising members of the defense.
Does anyone really think the Raiders can win the Super Bowl? This team is made up of a bunch of pieces. Some of the pieces are really good and some are not. The bottom line is that the pieces don't all fit together.
Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and a look at their division.
@ KC - Win
Tampa - Win
@ Baltimore - Loss
The Oakland Raiders want to be a run first team on offense. However with new offense coordinator Greg Knapp, they have been unable to get consistent production on the ground. As the team travels to the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, they will try to find a balance on offense they can use the rest of the season and establish their identity as an offense.
Because of the amount of...
With a 2-4 record and 0-2 in the AFC West, the Oakland Raiders travel to take on the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon. They have a chance to stay in the division hunt and continue to put wins on the board, but Oakland must be prepared to stop the Chiefs running game.
Kansas City is rushing for 164 yards per game this season, which is good for 3rd in the NFL. The Raiders...
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...
DIVISIONAL SMACK TALK
With his team set to face the Raiders this weekend, Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali didn't mince words when describing how he thinks the team from Oakland plays football.
As the heat of the spotlight glare glistens off of my aviators, I have but one thing to say… THAT’S MY QUARTERBACK! (In Terrell Owens crying form) This is an interesting year to be a Raider. To go on and on about what has happened and who has come and gone would take all page. We all know of the [...]
A former NFL first-round draft pick has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for taking part in a fraud scheme.
Michael Bennett was sentenced to 15 months on Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud three months ago.
The 34-year-old Bennett was drafted 27th overall by the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 out of the University of Wisconsin...
Coming off offseason knee surgery, Raiders punter Shane Lechler is not booming them like he used to, He is ninth in the NFL in gross average at 48.2 yards (down from 50.8 last year) and is 27th in net average at 37.3 yards (down from 40.9). On Sunday against the Jaguars, he had six punts for a gross average of 44 yards and a net of 33.3.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesnt think...
After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, rookie coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to get his team more disciplined
Until recently, the plan seemed to be working.
That's why several Oakland players were caught off guard by comments made this week by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali. Hali told a Kansas City newspaper that...
Both Oakland and Kansas City sit at the bottom of the AFC West with hopes of climbing to the top. With San Diego and Denver tied for first place at 3-3, nothing is out of reach. Week 8 brings us this match-up between the Raiders and the Chiefs; as Kansas City attempts to gain ground, while the Raiders are looking for a little more separation.After watching the ups and downs that...
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali says his team has to be ready to deal with the dirty play of the Oakland Raiders this week. “It’s a tradition,” Hali said, … Continue reading »
A former NFL first-round draft pick has received a 15-month federal sentence for taking part in a Florida fraud scheme that allegedly cashed about $500,000 in fraudulent tax refund checks.
Michael Bennett received the sentence Friday in a Fort Lauderdale federal court after pleading guilty three months ago to wire fraud.
The 34-year-old Bennett was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings...
Oakland Raiders (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) Before the bye, I made a big play on the Chiefs to win in Tampa Bay because I felt they were undervalued because of their terrible turnover differential. I noted how they were on a record worst pace in turnover differential and that, at the very least, [...]