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Football Extra Points:
The Raiders landed their QB of the future, now they can improve their roster with their top pick.
1 Chiefs - OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
After cutting RT Eric Winston, the Chiefs add Joeckel, the best tackle in this draft will will protect Alex Smith for years to come.
2 Jaguars - OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
Not far behind Joeckel, and with higher potential is Eric Fisher, who will also be a top OT for a decade in JAX.
3 Raiders - DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida
The Raiders need to shore up their defensive line, and get lucky here that Floyd falls to them. Perfect fit.
4 Eagles - CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
The Eagles signed two corners in free agency, but adding Milliner gives the Eagles a young talented secondary, and the ability to not have to spend numerous picks on guys this draft.
5 Lions - DE/OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon
With Suh and Fairley, the interior defensive line is set for the Lions for a decade, but with adding Jord...
The Oakland Raiders were held back by the defense over the last few years and now, in the 2013 NFL Draft, they must address it.
The defensive line has not been productive since 2010, and it is time for the Raiders to inject youth into it.
With the 3rd overall pick, there are going to be a number of players available at defensive tackle. Star Lotulelei could be selected and used...
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, numerous NFL teams are following JaMarcus Russell as he works on mounting a comeback. I’m told that a number of teams have been following Russell’s comeback attempt closely. It’s not the entire league, but it’s more than a few teams. Freeman believes teams are interested in Russell because there aren’t enough good quarterbacks in...
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As he continues with his attempt at an NFL comeback, quarterback JaMarcus Russell says he has lost 27 pounds and no longer breathes "like a fat man."
1. Defensive Tackle: Both of last years' starters are now gone, so at least one DT should be brought in via the draft. It looks like Oakland will use the third overall selection on Lotulelei or Floyd at the moment.
2. Cornerback: This has been a need for a few years now, and they may finally address it early in this draft. I doubt they will go Milliner in the first...
In episode 8 of the Raiders Blog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) discuss all impacts of the Matt Flynn/Carson Palmer saga and the signing of Tracy Porter.
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The Raiders have been busy shedding contracts again this offseason and that included shedding the contracts of both of 2012’s starting defensive tackles.
Tommy Kelly had a good run as an Oakland Raider. He was undrafted in 2004 out of Mississippi State. He played his well into the starting roll, and eventually “earned” the largest contract ever for a defensive tackle, totaling...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders have signed free agent cornerback Tracy Porter.
Raiders reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Broncos CB Tracy Porter.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2013
Porter is a very good cornerback, as long as he can stay healthy. He’ll certainly help out the Raiders who had one of the worst pass defenses...
So in case you were living under a rock, Matt Flynn is winning. Again. From seventh-round pick to backing up arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, Flynn beat the odds early on in his career. He kept beating those odds. After starting just TWO games in his career (including a 480 yard, six touchdown explosion), Flynn was signed to three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks...