Posted March 10, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Mike Mitchell
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
While many free agents are on a downward trajectory, Oakland's 25-year-old safety, Mike Mitchell, is young and on the upswing. Stuck behind the Raiders' solid starters, Mitchell was productive against the run and fared well against two elite tight ends.

2013 Oakland Raiders Complete Free Agent List

The official NFL Free Agency period is set to start at 1:oo P.M. (PDT) on the next Tuesday, March 12th, and the Oakland Raiders will have 17 unrestricted (UFA) and two restricted (RFA) free agents to deal with. Twelve of them are defensive players. Here’s the complete list: QB Matt Leinart (UFA/Age: 29): Signed a one-year deal in 2012 to back [...]

Patient Raiders will look to leverage deep free agency to find some gems

The Raiders are unlikely to make an early splash in free agency but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to find some great players. The Raiders have needs on the offensive line and the defensive line, in the linebacking corps and in the secondary.  They also have to find a starting tight end. Not all of these positions will come in free agency, of course, but the...

Raiders Notes: Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Richard Seymour

Philip Wheeler Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that there’s a ”good chance” OLB Philip Wheeler departs in the coming days. Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Oakland wants to retain Wheeler and could see something getting done. Wheeler, 28, played great for a bad defense and deserved a pay raise, so I wish him the best this offseason. We have...

Raiders want to re-sign Philip Wheeler

According to Ian Rarpoport of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders want to re-sign linebacker Phillip Wheeler after a very good 2012 season. Wheeler recorded 109 tackles and 3 sacks in 2012 and really showed the Raiders that he belongs with them after starting out his career with the Colts.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement...

Report: Raiders May Release Carson Palmer

Something may be going on in Oakland.  We’ve been seeing a lot of Terrelle Pryor on the t.v. screens, and not much of Carson Palmer. The writing could be on the wall for a possible change at the quarterback position.  Ian Rapoport and The Rap Sheet is reporting that Palmer who is due $13 million in 2013, could be released if he doesn’t restructure his contract. The Raiders...

2013 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects the Oakland Raiders Should Consider For No. 3 Pick

Who will the Oakland Raiders select with the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft? Oakland’s long list of offseason needs is centered primarily around its defense.  The Raiders finished 18th against the run, 18th in total yards, 20th against the run, 28th in scoring and next-to-last in sacks in 2012. But important decisions will also have to be made at...

Some good, some bad for Booty in first game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Next Knuckler Josh Booty got his first taste of the real thing Sunday. Booty threw 28 pitches, about half knuckleballs, in the Diamondbacks' "B" game against a team of Giants minor leaguers on Sunday morning. It was the first time Booty faced opposing hitters since winning the MLB Networks reality-show competition that gave the winner a spot in D...

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Why You Should Buy in on Darren McFadden for 2013

Every fantasy football owner has one.  It’s a simple list of names.  A list that includes all of players you will never have on a fantasy team ever again. Most players make their way onto the list because we, as fantasy owners, have continued to keep them on our roster year after year, but every season the player disappoints us.  We finally get sick of waiting for him to break...

Tommy Kelly expected to be released by Raiders: ‘The writing is on the wall’

If Tommy Kelly is to be believed, don’t expect to see him in a Raiders uniform next season. The Raiders this offseason have been actively trying to shed salary to clear cap space via contract restructuring and giving players their outright releases. Kelly, who hasn’t heard from the team since the end of season, told the Chronicle’s Vic Tafur he expects to fall under the latter...
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