Found March 03, 2014 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Mychal Rivera
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Paul Guiterrez of believes tight end Mychal Rivera will be the Raiders starting tight end in 2014.  …unless the Raiders go out and get Jimmy Graham, Rivera should be the Raiders’ starting tight end in 2014. An offseason of refining his blocking techniques should be in order for Rivera, who would be lethal were he two inches taller. He was already the Raiders’ best pass-catching tight end as he averaged 10.7 yards per catch but also had six receptions of at least 19 yards. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Mychal Rivera expected to be the Raiders starting tight end in 2014 appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Report: Raiders, Browns prefer Derek Carr over Johnny Manziel

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var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Sam Farmer of the LA Times,  the Oakland Raiders like former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr more than Johnny Manziel after checking out both players at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Raiders are known for their unconventional picks, so Manziel might seem like a natural...

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