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According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen via Rotoworld.com, undrafted rookie quarterback Matt mcGloin is making a “huge impression” on the Oakland Raiders brass during OTA’s and could end up climbing the depth chart. “He’s actually made a huge impression in the first two weeks of OTAs, to the point where he’s pushing Tyler Wilson and Terrelle Pryor,” said Mort. “So watch out for Matt McGloin to climb up the depth chart if he continues this.” McGloin played his college ball at Penn State.     Need NFL Tickets? The post Report: Undrafted rookie QB Matt McGloin making an impression at Raiders camp appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Raiders QB Matt Flynn: ‘Everybody has a different leadership style’

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn learned a week ago he was the starting signal caller going forward and with great power comes responsibility. The offense is heading in a new direction and Flynn has to be the one who guides the ship. He has had some great examples in Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and Russell Wilson in Seattle. With Rodgers he learned what it takes to win...

Chris Kluwe declines White House invite because of minicamp (Photo)

Chris Kluwe is the new Raiders punter, or at least one of them. (He seems to integrating into Oakland quite well, by the way.) He’s also very well-known for his steadfast and vocal support of gay rights. And that much garnered him an invite to hang out with President Barry O. at the LGBT Pride Month reception at La Casa Blanca, or, better known by it’s duller official name,...

Nick Roach has been the quarterback of the Raiders defense

According to the Contra Costa Times, linebacker Nick Roach has been the quarterback of the Raiders defense during OTA’s. “Nick’s highly intelligent and he’s athletic,” said Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. “He’s done a nice job of kind of being the quarterback of our defense. He’s kind of taken on that role and really has a passion about leading that team. With his...

Oakland Raiders Rebuilding, Looking To Make Big Strides in 2013

The Oakland Raiders have always been a proud franchise with die-hard, dedicated fans. In the past few years, however, they haven’t exactly lived up to their motto “commitment to excellence.” They haven’t made the playoffs since the 2002-2003 season where they went 11-5 and eventually lost the in Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the ten seasons since, the Raiders...

Raiders hope Roach is the man in the middle

Nick Roach lined up at middle linebacker, barked out a coverage adjustment, then quickly shifted behind the left side of the defensive line before bursting through to pressure Oakland rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson. After three years of getting little production out of the position, the Raiders think they've found a remedy in the 27-year-old veteran defender. Almost as impressive...

D.J. Hayden on pace to be ready for training camp

According to Contra Costa Times, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said that rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden is on pace to be ready for training camp after undergoing abdominal surgery. Allen said Hayden is on track to rejoin his teammates at practice at the start of training camp. Hayden underwent surgery late last month to remove some scar tissue in his abdominal region   “Everything...

Tweet of the Day: Richard Seymour to Atlanta Falcons update

The stage has reportedly been set for Richard Seymour to join the Atlanta Falcons for a month now.  The move has not happened and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is suggesting that all parties are in a wait and see mode. Please click here to read this story. The post Tweet of the Day: No word on Richard Seymour to Atlanta Falcons appeared first on Players View.

Oakland Raiders: Marcel Reece Jack-Of-All-Trades

Marcel Reece Twitter Page (@CelReece45) Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece will be the Oakland Raiders‘ most important offensive player in the 2013 season. While it might not look like a good omen for any NFL offense that a fullback is their best player, Reece has that much talent. There is no question that running back Darren McFadden is by far the most talented player on...

Colin Kaepernick came close to being the Raiders golden child

Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson played the game What If with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. Jackson spoke with King about the 2011 NFL draft in which the San Francisco 49ers traded up to pick  quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “I think about it all the time, believe me,” Jackson told King on Sunday.”No question in my mind we wanted it to happen, and no question I...

Chris Kluwe declines White House invitation in favor of Oakland Raiders camp

Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe saw his time with the Minnesota Vikings end amid a bit of controversy earlier this offseason. Simply put, there are a number of people who feel Kluwe would still be a Viking if he was not so outspoken when it comes to equal rights. Last week, Kluwe made a loud [...]

Reggie McKenzie’s job on line in 2013?

Peter King of SI.com made it clear in his weekly Monday Morning Column that he believes Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is on the hot seat for the upcoming season. Let’s, for a second, gloss over the fact that the Raiders’ weekend firing of director of media relations Zak Gilbert is the kind of knee-jerk Steinbrennerian move that Mark Davis’ father, Al, might have made...

Raiders Take a Page from Seattle Seahawks Playbook by Acquiring Matt Flynn

In Hollywood timing is everything. If a movie is Oscar worthy, the release date should be late in the year so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle and the Academy doesn’t forget about it. The same can be said for the NFL.  If you’re a backup quarterback heading into free agency, do yourself a favor and break franchise records in passing yards and touchdowns during the last...

Mort: Montee Ball is the front-runner to replace Willis McGahee in Denver

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen via Rotoworld.com, rookie running back Montee Ball is “absolutely” the front-runner to replace Willis McGahee as the Broncos starting running back. “It is absolutely the rookie Montee Ball from Wisconsin,” said Mortensen, who recently spent a ton of time with the Manning brothers. “And I can tell you already the feeling from the quarterback...
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