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The Oakland Raiders will have their final mandatory mini-camp this week in Alameda, California. The mini-camp marks the end of the Raiders' offseason program as the players will step away from the team until training camp in late July.
So far this offseason the Raiders have had three organized team activities and a rookie mini-camp in preparation for the 2012 season. As the Raiders progress in the offseason workouts they have installed a little more each practice.
“Yes, each day is a different install where we put a little bit different stuff, offensively, defensively and in the kicking game so every day we add a little something different,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said of the team activities.
As the Raiders begin their final mini-camp, one of the major differences is that it's mandatory. The other team activities have been voluntary, although the team has had good attendance. During the mandatory mini-camp the Raiders will try to install as much of the offen...
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The Oakland Raiders added a few new pieces to the offensive line this offseason including signing free agent Mike Brisiel and moving Stefen Wisniewski from guard to center. As they familiarize themselves with each other during organized team activities their biggest adjustment will be learning and executing the new offense.
New offensive coordinator Greg Knapp brings his zone blocking...
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore went down with a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s minicamp practice. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but it was obvious he was hurt.
“He’s going to be fine,” said Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. “We’ll evaluate it. Usually those things take a couple of weeks or so (to heal) so we’ll...
The Oakland Raiders welcomed back defensive end Matt Shaughnessy to team workouts as he participated in the mandatory mini-camp for the first time since a shoulder injury put him on injured reserve three games into last season. On a less encouraging note, wide receiver Denarius Moore left with a hamstring injury, but it does not appear to be serious.
“Yeah, he’s got a little...
When you look at Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, you would think that he’s a run first quarterback. Today he made it clear to the local media that he’s a pocket passer and not one of those quarterbacks that ran a spread offense in college.
“A lot of people don’t know that at Ohio State I didn’t really run a spread offense, where you’re running...
Tight end Tory Humphrey signed with the Raiders. A veteran of 31 career NFL games, he spent part of the past three seasons with the Saints. Humphrey, who played at Central Michigan, also played in 24 games over three seasons with the Packers, with 11 of his 13 career catches coming while playing in all 16 regular-season games fr Green Bay in 2008. He will be battling for a roster...
Terrelle Pryor's rookie year in the NFL amounted to a false start.
The former Ohio State star quarterback entered the league late through the supplemental draft, served a five-game suspension for infractions from college and then got on the field for only one aborted play for the Oakland Raiders last season.
That's why this offseason has been so crucial for Pryor, who is...
The Oakland Raiders will finish in last place this year. And history will eventually judge this season as the most impressive and important since Rich Gannon led the Raiders to the 2003 Super Bowl.
Finally, after years of confusion, chaos, and a commitment to the total antithesis of excellence, the Oakland Raiders have become a football team.
With every move, whether it is trimming...
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The NFL is full of long-standing rivalries filled with bitter animosity that helps to ratchet up the intensity on any Sunday the two squads square off. One of the rivalries that has defined the AFC West since the days of the AFL is the one between Oakland and Kansas City. Historically, both teams have enjoyed dominant stretches...
The Raiders 2012 offseason took another step forward today with the first day of a 3 day minicamp running through Thursday. As always, TFDS will attempt to sift through all of the information that comes from the camp and use it to predict what it means for 2012 and beyond.
First, much may be made about the fact that the Raiders had 100% participation. I in no way wish to take...