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The Oakland Raiders liked wide receiver Rod Streater before the 2012 NFL Draft, but a combination of several needs and just five picks, did not allow them to select him. Things worked out for the Raiders when Streater signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Temple and has worked his way up to first team reps. “I think he’s earned the right to get the reps and he’s done a nice job,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “He’s a young guy, he’s continuing to improve, but he’s obviously caught our eye enough that he’s earned the right to get a couple first team reps.” The hamstring injury to Denarius Moore during the first day of this week's mandatory mini-camp allowed Streater to step in and take over on the first team offense. Streater had been impressive during organized team activities and rookie mini-camp with highlight catches and explosive speed. “It’s a little bit of both,” Allen said. “He’s caught the ball extremely well. He’s run very good rout

Oakland Raiders: Five Keys to Making the NFL Playoffs

1. Darren McFadden’s Health- If McFadden can stay healthy and provide the Raiders with a formidable rushing attack, Carson Palmer and the receiving corps should have all kinds of space to work with in the passing game.  McFadden’s game-breaking speed is a game changer and something opposing teams must account for.  No running back on [...]

Early Raiders 2013 Mock Draft

Even though the 2012 NFL Draft ended about 2 months ago, I think it’s never too early for a mock draft. Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen did a great a great job trying to improve the team during the offseason, but there are still some big holes on this team. As of now at: Defensive [...]

News and Notes from Raiders 3 Day Mini-Camp

The Oakland Raiders have just wrapped up their mandatory mini-camp, giving the players some time off before the “real fun” begins. Although the players are “technically” on their own time, they have a lot of work to do to get up to speed on brand new playbooks for both the offense and the defense before [...]

Oakland Raiders Conclude Off Season Program Trying to Find Balance Between Offense and Defense

As the Oakland Raiders conclude their off season workouts before training camp in late July, the main goal for head coach Dennis Allen was to have a balance between offense and defense. Last year the Raiders offense far surpassed the production of their defense. This year the Raiders would like both units to be more consistent and effective. “I think that, just as...

Denarius Moore goes down with a hamstring injury

Getty Images 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...

Terrelle Pryor says he’s a pocket passer

Getty Images 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...

Pryor looks to build on truncated rookie season

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...

Raiders wrap up offseason program

After spending most of the past two months installing an entirely new playbook on offense and defense and building a relationship between a new coaching staff and players, the Oakland Raiders ended their offseason program. The team held its final minicamp practice and meetings on Thursday before splitting up for the next six weeks. When new coach Dennis Allen next gathers his entire...

2012 Minicamp, Day 3 and looking forward

-One of the biggest differences due to the changes in regime this year versus the last 50 years is the amount of information allowed to media. Gone is the "penalty box" in which media must stay during practices. Media is now allowed to range up and down the field. This allows different perspectives from varied vantage points, which is all the better for the fans.Raiders...

Michael Huff: Under Al Davis opposing offenses knew what we were running

Getty Images Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff is really happy about the new defensive system that’s being installed by new head coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. It sounds like the Raiders new defense is night and day compared to the old one with Al Davis. “Nothing personal, but obviously, before with Al, rest in peace, he had his hands in all the...

Justice for Biletnikoff's daughter

A man has been sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for killing the daughter of former Oakland Raiders star Fred Biletnikoff in 1999. Mohammed Haroon Ali received the sentence Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court after being convicted of first-degree murder in March for killing his then-girlfriend Tracey Biletnikoff. At the sentencing, the San Mateo County Times reports...

2012 Minicamp, Day 2

Some quick hits from Wednesday's minicamp practice, the 2nd of 3:-There was a rookie that played on the first team offense in the stead of Denarius Moore, who injured his hamstring at Tuesday's practice.  The surprise was that the rookie that was elevated to first team wasn't OTA and minicamp standout Juron Criner, a 4th round draft pick, but rather UDFA WR Rod Streater...
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