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A day after the season opening 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders were busy. The team announced they have reached a multiyear contract extension with fullback Marcel Reece. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen also announced that wide receiver Jacoby Ford will have surgery on his injured foot.
“Jacoby Ford is going to have surgery on his foot this afternoon in Carolina,” Allen said. “It’s really basically the same injury he had last year. When he re-injured it this season there was nothing new structurally different from where it was last year. After visiting with the foot specialist there in Carolina, everybody thought that given a little bit of time, he could come back from it. After giving it some time and reevaluating, everybody, the medical people, felt like surgery was the best thing for him.”
Ford missed eight games last season with the injury. He hurt the foot in the Raiders' second preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals after a catch and...
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The Oakland Raiders received a lot of discouraging medical news on Tuesday. Not only did wide receiver Jacoby Ford undergo foot surgery that might end his season, but starting cornerback Ronald Bartell sustained a broken shoulder blade in Monday's loss to San Diego, according to ESPN.com. Bartell's injury will not require surgery, and he could be back in 4-6 weeks. The...
It’s an old mantra for football analysts, but if there was ever a time to go for it on fourth down, it was in the MNF nightcap for Oakland. Their long snapper was out with a concussion early, making punts a risky proposition. However, at the end of the first half, the Raiders signaled their intentions by settling for a field goal on fourth and one from the one yard line, despite...
On the heels of last night’s disastrous showing at home against the Chargers on Monday Night Football, the Raiders received more bad news today, as wide receiver Jacoby Ford will reportedly miss “a significant amount of time” this season and will have surgery to repair his injured foot, according to head coach Dennis Allen.
Ford revealed his injury is similar to the one that...
The Raiders' opener was an ugly afair in several ways as the team lost to the Chargers in Oakland, 22-14.The Raiders had to deal with some injuries, choosing to sit both WR Denarius Moore and C Stefen Wisniewski, both of whom had been sidelined for large portions of camp, in favor of Rod Streater and Alex Parsons, respectively.The game started poorly with Taiwan Jones fumbling...
Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford has opted to have surgery on his injured foot. He is out indefinitely.Fantasy Spin:Ford's absence should open the door for Rod Streater to play a larger role in the Oakland passing attack. He caught four passes including a two-yard touchdown in the season opener Monday night versus the Chargers.
A Contra Costa Times report is calling injured Raiders receiver Denarius Moore "a lock" to play Sunday versus the Dolphins.Fantasy Spin:Moore skipped Monday night's game because of an injured hamstring. His presence reduces the values of fellow Oakland wideouts Darrius Heyward-Bey and Rod Streater.
The Oakland Raiders have finalized a contract extension with fullback Marcel Reece, the team announced Tuesday.
A Pro Bowl alternate last year despite playing in just 12 contests, Reece has played in 31 career games with 20 starts in four seasons with the Raiders. He has 56 career receptions for 674 yards and five touchdowns, and has rushed for 234 yards on 48 attempts with one...
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It’s tough to learn much about the Raiders for their first game, except that they seem to be unable to not shoot themselves in the foot. An injury to their long snapper did them in as they went on to bungle 3 punts (1 blocked, 2 fumbled snaps), but they might have lost anyway. They only gave up 9 points off their 3 mistakes and they lost by 8. There’s...
Are you ready for some Raider Football? It’s new year’s day for the Silver & Black as the Oakland Raiders host the Chargers to kick off their 2012 regular season. It’s the official beginning of a new era for the storied franchise, no longer under the watchful eyes of Al Davis, but now in the [...]
I already covered this game, but I recently learned something about NFL history.On September 10, 1978, the Raiders won a game against the Chargers in the most amazing manner-- an offensive fumble recovery for a touchdown.Even back then, NFL rules limited forward passes to once per play and only from behind the line of scrimmage. If the ball hit the ground, it was considered incomplete...
Darren McFadden: McFadden ran the ball 15 times for 32 yards, and caught 13 passes for 86 yards, in the Raiders’ loss to the Chargers on Monday.
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After a riveting Ravens blowout, we head westward for the annual Chargers vs. Other West Coast Team Doubleheader Special, which a national audience have to interpret through mute. This will be fresh hell on your hearing otherwise.
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