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Found January 01, 2014 on NFL Draft Diamonds:

There are quite a bit of quarterback hungry teams out there right now, and this could be a blessing for someone. Maybe a team like the Oakland Raiders, who have a couple young guys, because it looks as if Mark Sanchez will be released as well. According to the New York Daily, Sanchez, whose expensive contract […]

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Oakland Raiders: Did Anyone Expect a Win?

I watched my beloved Oakland Raiders fall 34-14 to the dreaded (dare I say hated?) Denver Broncos, in not just their last home game, but the last  game of the season. I wish we competed more, and had played better, but I really did not expect a win.  Why?  The Broncos were 12-3 going into the game.  We had 4 wins.  Peyton Manning had already broken the single season touchdown...

Oakland Raiders sign a pair of former Buffalo Bills draft picks to future deals

Today the Oakland Raiders signed a pair of former Buffalo Bills draft picks.  One was 3rd round quarterback Trent Edwards, who showed quite a bit of promise when he was drafted in 2007.  After a few bad years, Edwards bounced around team to team.  The Raiders also signed Torrell Troup, who was a second round […]

Dennis Allen disputes LB Lamarr Houston's claim team wants to move on from him: 'We think he’s a guy that we can build with'

Oakland LB Lamarr Houston made comments that the Raiders didn't seem to have him in their plans going forward, however, coach Dennis Allen says 'that's not the case.' With the team set to have close to $70 million in cap space, Houston, who will be a free agent, could be posturing for a pay day, but Allen wanted him to know he's definitely in the club's plans...

Dennis Allen's fate to be determined next Monday, will meet with owner Mark Davis

According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, owner Mark Davis will meet with current Raiders coach Dennis Allen next Monday on his final decision. GM Reggie McKenzie has recommended that Allen get another year, however, there is speculation that ESPN analyst and former Raiders coach Jon Gruden has a strong interest in the position.

In his first year, Marquette King led the NFL in Punting

We at NFL Draft Diamomds would like to congratulate Marquette King on his amazing first year performance. Marquette was a small school punter from Fort Valley State University. Marquette led the entire NFL with an astonishing 48.9 yards a punt. @JoshDubowAP: Marquette King led NFL in punting in 1st year at 48.9 yds. Joins Ray […]

Terrelle Pryor noncommittal about return to Oakland

The Oakland Raiders will likely attempt to find a franchise quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft, a decision that will likely leave Terrelle Pryor looking for work elsewhere. Of course, Pryor’s potential return to the Raiders likely hinges on Oakland’s desire to keep head coach Dennis Allen who butted heads with the running quarterback. Allen nearly benched Pryor in Oakland’s...

Dennis Allen expects to return to Raiders, rest of coaching staff may not be retained

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen has said he expect to return to the team in 2014, and he will meet with owner Mark Davis on Monday to find out his fate. However, even if he is retained, his coaching staff is another question all together.

Report: Raiders trying to extend their assistant coaches

    According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Oakland Raiders are looking to sign their assistant coaches to a one-year contract extension. Interesting turn in Oakland: #Raiders brass trying to give assistants on expiring deals 1-year contracts. No security, make-or-break 2014 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2014 Need NFL Tickets...

Raiders sign QB Trent Edwards to a future contract

    Why do the Raiders feel the need to sign Trent Edwards? #Raiders have signed QB Trent Edwards to a reserve futures contract. Vet QB, likely not the answer for next season. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) January 2, 2014 Edwards isn’t better then Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post...

Blair Walsh issues statement in support of Mike Priefer

After Chris Kluwe alleged that he was cut by the Vikings due to his stance on gay marriage and the fact that special teams coach Mike Priefer is a homophobe, several Vikings have voiced support for Priefer. The latest of…Read more →

Dennis Allen to meet with owner

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and owner Mark Davis will meet next Tuesday to discuss the team's season and immediate future as part of its offseason protocol, ESPN.com learned. "Dennis Allen is the coach until he's no longer the coach," a league source said Tuesday. "The only people firing Dennis Allen right now are the media." Speculation has swirled...

Review of Raiders free agent QB options

The Oakland Raiders have a ton of holes on the roster that they still need to fill. Not only that, but an incredibly large number of players on the team are going to be free agents come the offseason and the Raiders will likely not be able to re-sign them all. That means when free agency begins, the Raiders will more likely than not have even more holes on their roster than when...

Chris Kluwe Is Having Trouble Dealing With "The End"

For some players in the National Football League, "The End" can be a scary thing. Anybody who is fortunate enough to have a career that lasts more than a couple seasons has known nothing outside of the gridiron their entire life, but once "The End" hits, they have to make the adjustment that football is no longer part of it.Some players deal with "The End...

Usama Young’s Radiant Spirit Lights up the World

By Chrissy Carew Usama Young is an inspiring ball of energy that leaves a permanent imprint of hopefulness on everyone he meets.  His upbeat attitude, genuine concern for others and his unswerving commitment to being the best man he can be will take him far in life — both on and off the field. In 2007, Usama was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. Usama was a steadfast asset on...

Ex-Vikings punter Kluwe: Coach made anti-gay remarks

Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings. In a scathing article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe's outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota. Kluwe also says former Vikings coach...
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NFL's attempt to explain Rice suspension less than convincing

The National Football League has some of the highest-paid public relations personnel in the United States. This is one of the primary reasons that it has been able to skirt some major issues in the past as it relates to how the public perceives the league.  Unfortunately for the league, the two-game suspension Ray Rice received for assaulting his now wife Janay Palmer earlier this...
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Emmanuel Sanders: Peyton 'far better leader' than Big Ben

Emmanuel Sanders has plenty of respect for his former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but it hasn’t taken him long to figure out that Peyton Manning is an even better leader. Sanders caught 11 touchdowns in four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and left to sign with the Denver Broncos in March. During an interview Friday with […]
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Troy Tulowitzki reportedly likes idea of replacing Derek Jeter

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the buzz around Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is growing day by day. Tuluwitzki attended a Yankees game a few days ago, apparently he didn’t visit the Yankees stadium as a fan. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported: Friends of Tulowitzki say that while he hasn’t necessarily presented a list of pre...
Via The Sideline
5 hours ago

Barkley wants to pay for funerals of three Philly kids

Over the weekend tragedy struck when three kids were killed in a hit and run. Ten-year-old Thomas Reed, his 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams and their 7-year-old brother Terrence Moore were all killed when a carjacked SUV plowed into the church-run fruit stand where they were volunteering. The kids’ mother was critically injured. Via NBC Washington: The children had all been...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Suns P.J. Tucker arrested for 'extreme DUI' in May

In May of this year, Suns PJ Tucker was arrested for what is described by the Scottsdale Police as “super extreme DUI.” Tucker’s blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in Arizona at .08 blood-alcohol content. A blood test administered...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Court rules against Donald Sterling's block of Clips sale

Probate court judge Michael Levanas of the California Superior Court ruled on Monday that Donald Sterling could not block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Unsurprisingly, Levanas found Rochelle Sterling, Donald Sterling’s wife, to be the more credible witness of the two and he also ruled that sale of the team could begin immediately. Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft executive...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 hours ago

Report: Impact Wrestling cancelled by Spike TV

Via IMPACT WRESTLING The death knell that’s seemingly been sounding for years is finally real for TNA Impact wrestling. As reported by TMZ, Spike TV contacted Impact TNA President Dixie Carter late last week to inform her of their decision. From my own personal sources, Spike TV executives have been reviewing the product for at least the last few months as the renewal date for...
Via With Leather
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WATCH: MMA fighter working at gas station beats up robbers

The robbers thought they had a good plan. Wait until one of the employees from the gas station came back from the bank and jump him before he knew what hit him. One small problem though, they didn’t take into account another employee happening to be a mix martial arts fighter. Best part of the video is after the big man of the robbers’ crew is beaten down, his boy thinks about...
Via BlackSportsOnline
18 hours ago

Astros players upset with Mark Appel's promotion

More than most sports, baseball is about “earning your spot.” Players have to work their way through four or five levels of the minors before getting their chance in the big leagues, and some guys wait close to 10 years before they get their shot. So it’s at least understandable when players get upset over a specific player getting the benefit of the doubt, or getting a promotion...
Via The Outside Corner
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WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
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