Found May 12, 2013 on PPR Fantasy Football:
In 2013 the Oakland Raiders will have plenty of open position competitions. Few could be as compelling as the race for the starting tight end spot. The Raiders added two tight ends in the 2013 NFL Draft in Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera. They join leftovers Richard Gordon and David Ausberry. When Brandon Myers left via free agency for the New York Giants, a large void was left at tight end. Myers led the Raiders in receptions, yards, and first down catches a season ago. Now a new target will have to emerge especially with the Raiders inexperience at the quarterback position to provide a safety valve for the young quarterbacks as well as occupy the middle of the field to free up the outside receivers. Kasa and Rivera will not be at too much of a disadvantage once the Raiders begin their offseason workouts because Ausberry and Gordon have limited experience. Ausberry played in all 16 games last season, but mostly on special teams. The converted wideout from USC has a terrific combination...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Oakland Raiders' rookie mini-camp winners & losers

While a player’s first mini-camp means almost nothing in the grand scheme of his entire career, first impressions are very important for everyone, even for NFL players. The Raiders rookies had a chance to make a good first impression this weekend during the Raiders first 2013 mini-camp. While we don’t know how the coaching staff feels about every prospect, some Raiders...

Tyler Wilson reportedly not looking like a rookie in Oakland

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson didn’t look like a rookie during Saturday’s rookie mini camp. Wilson showed off a strong arm, placing balls right on target time and again, be it swing passes, throws over the middle or well downfield.   “Obviously, picking up a new system, there’s a little bit of rust there,” Raiders...

Tale of the Tape: film review of Oakland Raiders' new RB Latavius Murray

When the Raiders traded down with the Buccaneers in the fourth-round (they chose QB Tyler Wilson after trading down), they also picked up an extra sixth-round pick as compensation for trading down. The pick, 181st overall, was used to select running back Latavius Murray from Central Florida. Central Florida plays in a smaller conference in division I, Conference USA (C-USA for...

The Raiders Players Play Dress-Up. Raiders’ CEO Resigns a Day Later.

The Oakland Raiders are big into offseason bonding, and by the looks of it they are in full force. Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece, Taiwan Jones, Jacoby Ford, and Tyvon Branch went out on the town the other night and posted the following photos to their social media channels. We are going to assume that this had nothing to do with Raiders CEO Amy Trask announcing her resignation on...

Raiders claim WR Andre Holmes off waivers

According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Oakland Raiders have claimed wide receiver Andre Holmes off waivers, after the Patriots let him go today. Oakland claimed Andre Holmes off waivers from the #patriots — shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) May 13, 2013 Holmes is going into his third season. He played for the Cowboys in 2011 and 2012.   Need NFL Tickets?

D.J. Hayden excited to be back on the football field

Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden was excited to get back on the field after missing most of his final season at the University of Houston after almost dying on the football field. “Oh, man, it felt so great just to get back out there, put the helmet back on and just actually be on the field,” said Hayden, per the Contra Costa Times. Hayden says he doesn’t think about...

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask Steps Down

In an unexpected move, Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask has stepped down from her position within the organization after 25 years with the team. Per Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, she sent out the email to the media. Earlier today, I informed Mark Davis of my decision to leave the Raiders. Having honored a commitment [...]

Amy Trask Resigns Post as CEO of Oakland Raiders After More Than 25 Years With Team

The NFL lost a little more of its diversity today. Oakland Raiders CEO, Amy Trask, stepped down as head of the organization on Saturday after more than 25 years with the team, according to Pro Football Talk. She was the only female CEO in the league. Trask informed Raiders owner Mark Davis of her decision today saying in an e-mail to the media, “Having honored a commitment that...

Raiders executive Amy Trask resigns

Longtime Oakland Raiders chief executive office Amy Trask resigned her position on Saturday, ending the tenure of the NFL's only female CEO and one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports. Trask spent 25 seasons with the Raiders, starting during their time in Los Angeles and continuing after the move to Oakland in 1995. She became CEO in 1997 and was one...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.