Found June 04, 2014 on Champs Nation:
PLAYERS: Khalil Mack
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
2014 Selection: No. 5 overall Oakland Raiders: Khalil Mack Position: LB College: Buffalo Conference: MAC Watkins’ highlights throughout his college career include: MAC Defensive Player of the Year – 2013 First-team All-American – 2013 First team All-MAC – 2011, 2012 & 2013 Third team All-MAC – 2010 Mack holds the all-time NCAA record for forced […] The post NFL Rookie Profile: Khalil Mack appeared first on Champs Nation.

Power Rankings: Oakland Raiders nickname in top half of the NFL

In recent months, something that often doesn’t get much attention has suddenly been receiving a lot; the nickname of an NFL franchise has been front-page news, stirring debate across the country. While arguing that issue is a different topic for a different day, the discussion has raised an interesting question: What’s in a name? More specifically, why are teams called what they...

Oakland Raiders: which rookies make the team

In the midst of a serious rebuilding campaign, this offseason the Oakland Raiders added the most talent since Reggie McKenzie took over. Many of them have the capabilities to contribute either immediately or in the next few years. Between the free agents brought in and this year’s rookie class, this roster could look very different from last season. Heres the rookies that are likely...

Raiders Struck Gold With Khalil Mack

Mack is a top-tier NFL talent who brings a new dimension to the Oakland defense. Mack’s 2013 game tape is evidence of his elite ability. When you watch his film, you see an athletic, instinctive, technically sound, freak linebacker who flies all over the field making plays. Mack is a physically-imposing player. Standing 6’3″, tipping the scales at 251 pounds, he looks like...

Raiders CB D.J. Hayden in Walking Boot for OTAs. Big Deal or Not?

Several sources have reported that Raiders CB D.J. Hayden is in a walking boot with an unspecified ankle injury. It was reported that he “rolled” it, but no further elaboration was made. There is concern among some Raider fans, while others not so much. So is this a big deal? There was some chatter on Twitter about it. Lets take a look at both sides of the issue. On the positive...

Raiders have interest in Jermichael Finley

The Oakland Raiders might not just add one former Green Bay Packers but could be interested in adding another. @NFL_ATL: Jermichael Finley has drawn interest from Raiders and visited the Steelers Finley has visited with both the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers according to Rappaport. We already know that the Seattle Seahawks have […] The post Raiders have interest...

The Raiders’ Actions Must Speak Louder Than Words

During the Raiders OTAs, the players have been very open with the media and the theme is the same with everyone who has been interviewed: This team will be competitive in 2014 and they will win. What else would they say? No player is going to say otherwise, especially if they expect to be on the team. QB Matt Schaub stated that there are 6 or 7 number one guys. Safety Charles Woodson...

Juron Criner impresses at Raiders OTA’s

According to Steve Corkran of Contra Costa Times,  wide receiver Juron Criner showed some flashes during the Raiders OTA practice on Monday. On Monday, Criner made a handful of eye-opening catches despite tight coverage, including a few in which he left his feet. Far and away, Criner looked like the best receiver on the field. Before we get carried away again, it’s important...

Raiders Sign WR Rahsaan Vaughn & P Michael Palardy, Waive Three

  The Raiders announced the signings of WR David Gilreath, WR Rahsaan Vaughn and P Michael Palardy on Thursday. Oakland waived WR Jared Green, WR Noel Grigsby and P Daniel Zychlinski to make room for the new additions. We covered the Gilreath signing earlier in the day, so you can check out our article for more info regarding him. Vaughn (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) signed on...

Raiders TE David Ausberry says he suffered a chipped bone, torn ligaments in shoulder last year

Just reading the following sentence makes me cringe in pain. Raiders tight end David Ausberry told reporters on Monday that he suffered a chipped bone and torn ligaments in his shoulder last year. TE David Ausberry said he chipped bone, tore ligaments in shoulder last year. "Nasty injury." Feels good now, not concerned w/ depth chart — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) June 2, 2014...

What to Expect from Raiders’ Sophomores

#137985400 / It is often said that it takes a few years to truly be able to judge a team’s draft class.  According to that model, it is still too early to judge the players selected by Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders in 2013, but we are closer to seeing what the potential is. The 2013 draft was supposed to be special for rebuilding the greatness of the...

Raiders Sign WR David Gilreath

  The Oakland Raiders have signed former Steelers WR David Gilreath, according to his agent Sean Stellato. Gilreath, 25, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in 2011, but he lasted just a few months with the team before he was ultimately waived.  The Steelers would later sign him to their practice squad in 2012. Gilreath would later be promoted...

Marquette King is the lowest paid starting punter in the league FOR NOW

One player on the Raiders roster that will be due a BIG BOY pay raise is their punter Marquette King.  Let’s go back in time for a minute and I take you the HBCU Bowl. Scouts were taking the field on a early morning session, and they were all talking amongst themselves, when they began […] The post Marquette King is the lowest paid starting punter in the league FOR NOW appeared...

Raiders Camp Battles To Watch: Cornerback

The Oakland Raiders enter camp with a mixed bag of youth and experience at the cornerback position but both groups have questions to be answered long before any of them see game time. The competition to start at the coveted two cornerback positions will be fierce. In 2013 the Raiders started off the season with decent coverage in the secondary with veterans Mike Jenkins and Tracy...

How Long Can Charles Woodson Keep Playing?

Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders has been my favorite player since he was drafted in 1998. I was 11 years old then. Now, I’m still a huge fan and don’t want his career to end. I wouldn’t know who my new favorite player would be. As a fan though I would want him to finish […] The post How Long Can Charles Woodson Keep Playing? appeared first on Champs Nation.

The Oakland Raiders should have found a way to land Colin Kaepernick

Yesterday, Colin Kaepernick agreed to a six-year, $126-million contract extension that included an NFL record $61 million guaranteed. Now, there are plenty of clauses in the deal that make it difficult for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback to earn the entire amount. But one thing was made perfectly clear when he inked the deal: Kaepernick is an elite quarterback in the NFL. A team...
Raiders News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.