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It's not a well-publicized aspect of the annual NFL Owners Meeting or its effect upon the overall talent search of the Eagles and 31 other teams in the league...but the "Compensatory Draft" game is a bigger deal than most fans realize.It's kinda like refinancing a mortgage...and where else do you get that kind of real and intelligent discussion on an Eagles board than what we received yesterday from our devoted readers and commenters here? I learned a lot about refinancing a mortgage and principal vs. interest payback last night from the Bored's consultation with ATV (Las Vegas), who is pondering a re-fi of his desert palace...Similar concepts apply to the NFL Compensatory Draft...The idea is basically: teams who lose a lot of their home-grown talent to free agency are deserving of a chance to "refinance" with new talent through the upcoming Draft...Oakland Raiders fans are celebrating tonight with a big "win" in the NFL's annual compens...
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In the NFL, defensive ends are key in both stopping the run, and rushing the passer. There are many who specialize in one or the other, while finding players who can be productive in both areas is rare. The Oakland Raiders have two young defensive ends who possess that very rare ability. Lamarr Houston and [...]
This week, we wanted to know who the fans think will be the leading wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders in this upcoming season. The Nation, in keeping with the trend of naming a clear cut winner, did it again. Our top vote-getter won with 53% of the vote. The second place receiver ended up [...]
Josh Chapman will be visiting the Oakland Raiders facility soon (he will also visit Tennessee and Atlanta). This, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. There has been much talk and debate as to whether the Raiders will employ a 3-4 or a 4-3 defensive alignment this coming season. Throughout the entire offseason to this point [...]
According to Paul Schofield, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor made an appearance at a Pittsburgh area mall and squashed any rumors that the Raiders asked him to switch positions.
“I haven’t heard them,” Pryor said about the rumors, per the Tribune-Review. “That’s not even a question. I’m still working to become the best quarterback...
Last season, the Oakland Raiders selected Ohio State University QB Terrelle Pryor in the league’s supplimental draft. The quarterback was only on the field for one play last year but he said recently that there are no plans to make him switch positions moving forward.
During an autograph session in Pennsylvania this weekend, Pryor was asked about rumors that the Oakland...
For many years, there has been a vocal contingent of Raiders fans that clamored for recognition that the league was anti-Raiders. If the schedule seemed less favorable, if the league awarded fewer prime time games - whatever the situation - there were individuals that claimed that the league didn't like the Raiders, never had.
I'm not a subscriber to this theory and if...
The Oakland Raiders were the biggest winners among NFL teams receiving compensatory draft choices, picking up an extra third-round pick (selections 33-95), a fourth-round pick and a fifth-round selection.
In all, 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 15 teams on Monday. The Browns, Packers and Jets also came out well with extra picks: each team was awarded a total of four compensatory...
The Oakland Raiders have more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks.
The NFL awarded the Raiders picks at the end of the third, fourth and fifth rounds of April's draft based on free agents they lost and signed last offseason.
Oakland previously only had picks in the fifth and sixth rounds because of trades and the supplemental draft.
See our updated Depth Chart projections with guesses on where players will fall at this time.The Raiders went into 2012 free agency with almost no bodies at CB position and came out with a number of players that will be able to vie for the starting CB spots.The CB position will be one of the, if not the, most changed positions from last season. There are only 3 players that are...
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