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For the first time in about 50 years, someone else other than Al Davis was making the personnel decisions for the Raiders last offseason, following Davis’ passing in October of 2011. However, the new front office didn’t have a lot to work with. Al Davis mortgaged the team’s future for two 8-8 seasons in 2010 and 2011. The new front office inherited a roster with mediocre talent, a team that entered the offseason already over the cap, and no draft picks before the 3rd round of compensatory picks.
You can’t blame the Raiders 4-12 season (their 10th straight non-winning season) on their new front office, but they certainly have their work cut out for them this offseason. They have needs all over the field, still lack a 2nd round pick thanks to the ridiculous Carson Palmer trade, and aren’t in the best position cap wise either.
The Raiders are 49-111 over the last 10 seasons since their Super Bowl appearance in February of 2003 and they have a roster that probably doesn’t have a single...
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This piece is the third installment of predictions on the future of the Raiders. Below are the free agents that last pointed to the Raiders and my guesses as to the likelihood of their resigning with the Silver & Black. To be clear the percentages are completely made up and subjective. Let me know what you think in the comments or via Twitter where you can find me @AsherMathews...
According to Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com, the Oakland Raiders are expected to put running back Darren McFadden on the trade block this offseason to see what they can get in return for him.Parr also wrote that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is “open to listening if a team showed a willingness to part with a draft pick, or picks, for McFadden’s services.”As great...
Oakland Raiders fans haven’t had much to boast about in 2012, as their team fell to a disappointing 4-12 record and only finished third in the AFC West because Kansas City were so devastatingly bad.
To make matters worse, local rivals, San Francisco, have risen up in 2012 and now genuinely look like the Superbowl contenders their roster has always promised to be, leaving the Black...
Since taking over as the Oakland Raiders GM last year, Reggie McKenzie has parted with 26 players from their 2011 roster and is expected to continue that trend into 2013.
Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle put together a great look at a number of changes that are likely to take place during the upcoming offseason.
Tafur specifically mentions that DT Richard Seymour and...
Raiders coach Dennis Allen had to let go four assistants this week, but that won’t deter him from continuing on.
Allen finished his first season with the Raiders 4-12, but he’s here for the long haul and making the right decisions going forward are all part of the process. Allen talked about his outlook and what he thinks needs to be done to get the Raiders on the right track...
The Oakland Raiders signed six players to reserve/future contracts on Wednesday. Guard Jason Foster, linebacker Jerrell Harris, defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, wide receiver Travionte Session, tight end Mickey Shuler and offensive tackle Jason Slowey finished the 2012 season with the team's practice squad. Owusu-Ansah played in 10 games with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010...
The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday they have signed two offensive and one defensive players to reserve/future contracts. The Raiders added running back Jon Hoese, nose tackle Johnny Jones and wide receiver Isaiah Williams after recent tryouts. Hoese, a free agent from Minnesota, spent 2011 on Green Bay's practice squad. Jones, from Marshall, also was on Green Bay'...
The Oakland Raiders have signed running back Jon Hoese, nose tackle Johnny Jones and receiver Isaiah Williams to reserve/future contracts.
The team announced the deals Thursday.
Hoese spent the 2011 season on Green Bay's practice squad as an undrafted free agent from Minnesota. He was in training camp with the Packers in 2012 but did not make the team.
Jones spent the past...
The fan base may be unexcited, but Raiders coach Dennis Allen likes what he sees about the future. Where the Raiders are concerned, Allen represents continuity. He'll be the head coach for two years in a row. Considering the Raiders had seven head coaches in the 10 years since they went to the AFC championship game, Allen remaining on board could be considered a minor upset...
Team needs and impending free agents for the Oakland Raiders.
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Oakland Raiders fans are some of the most loyal fans in the NFL. However, lately they have been exposed to a mediocre product. The organization is in flux after the passing of Al Davis and the transition obviously has not been smooth considering the 4-12 finish they had in 2012. This team needs to find some answers quickly. It has been 10 seasons since they made it to the Super Bowl...