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The Oakland Raiders have had much turnover at the outside linebacker position this offseason. They let go of Darryl Blackstock, Kamerion Wimbley, and Quentin Groves. Wimbley started every game the last two seasons for the Raiders, while Groves made three starts and played in all 16 games. Blackstock started one game and played in all 16 games. With those three players gone, the Raiders will rely on free agent signee Phillip Wheeler and Aaron Curry, who was acquired in a trade last season, to stabilize the position. Part one of this series will look at the players who are being counted on to make and impact and compete for snaps.
Aaron Curry was acquired last season from the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh round 2012 NFL Draft pick. He was a former third overall pick in 2009 NFL Draft and very highly touted. He has never lived up to that billing in the NFL, but did make nine starts for the Raiders last season. He made 46 tackles and broke up three passes in 11 total games with the t...
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What’s up RaiderNation? There has been a lot of buzz about ongoing contract negotiations between the Oakland Raiders and Tyvon Branch. The deadline for an agreement to be reached is next Monday at 4 P.M. EST. The word is that they are working hard to try to get a deal done. There are those who [...]
Many pundits have labeled Carson Palmer the Santa Claus of the NFL league because Carson Palmer over the years tends to give gifts to the opposing teams in the form of interceptions and some have labeled him a gun slinger similar to Brett Favre. However Carson Palmer’s gift giving has to be addressed if the Oakland Raiders plan on [...]
According to CSN Bay Area and the Contra County Times, talks are ongoing between the Raiders and franchise player Tyvon Branch and there has been recent progress between the two sides. The Raiders and Branch have no shortage of comparable deals to look at. Players of similar quality such as Eric Weedle, Michael Griffin, and even teammate Michael Huff have all signed in the last calendar...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch are close to agreeing on a long-term extension.
Last week both the Raiders and Branch’s reps made some major progress, per La Canfora’s source’s.
La Canfora indicated that it’s not a matter of if a deal gets done, but when.
The Oakland Raiders cornerback competition has both intrigue and question marks as training camp and preseason games approach. The competition will come down to two young cornerbacks and two veterans coming off injuries, who signed this offseason. Part one will look at those players in competition for the starting cornerback spots. Ron Bartell came [...]
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