Found August 16, 2013 on Bay Sports Report:
  Former Cleveland Browns all-pro return man Josh Cribbs was signed this off-season to help bolster the return game for the Oakland Raiders. However, Cribbs looks like half the man he once was as his explosiveness is completely gone. Cribbs also serves no purpose on offense and special teams besides returning kicks, so the Raiders must cut Cribbs this year. With the rise of seventh round pick Brice Butler and undrafted free agent Chance Casey, the Raiders have no room for a washed up return man. There can be novels written on how bad the Raiders first team looked tonight against the New Orleans Saints, but their young receivers and defensive backs did look decent. The Raiders are a team that is going through a complete rebuild this year, so they must see which young players can help them in the future. Once Jacoby Ford gets healthy, he can bring explosive speed to the return game that Cribbs no longer can. Defensive back Philip Adams also continues to impress at cornerback and he also has the ability to return kicks. Young players like Jamize Olowale and Chance Casey will be on the roster bubble this year because they play at stacked positions. I would rather spend roster space on getting better looks at them than have the aging Cribbs on the roster.

Oakland Raiders Have Big Problems At Quarterback

If any team can make the New York Jets‘ current quarterback situation look good—or at least not so hideous—its the Oakland Raiders. Rookie QB Tyler Wilson went just three-of-six for 28 yards in last week’s preseason opener and has been struggling mightily with the mental side of the game. The fourth round selection (No. 112 overall) fell behind undrafted free agent Matt McGloin...

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Last year Marquette King was signed to the Raiders preseason roster to take pressure off of veteran Shane Lechler during the preseason. Many didn’t believe that he was much more than a camp leg at the time but he showed enough promise that the Raiders stashed King on the injured reserve all season in fear of losing him. This season King was a given a real shot at a positional competition...

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  Second year punter Marquette King looks like the next great punter in Oakland Raiders history. Last season, King was signed to be a training camp leg that had no shot of making the team (Basically an Eddie Carmona). King immediately impressed the Raiders brass with his thundering 70 yard punts but his lack of consistency was worrisome. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie...

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Raiders lose Ausberry, Porter to injury

Friday’s preseason game against the Saints is probably something the Raiders will want to forget. Not only for their performance but also because they may have lost 2 contributors for a significant amount of time. TE David Ausberry went down with an apparent shoulder or collarbone injury and CB Tracy Porter suffered a groin injury. Head Coach Dennis Allen said the injuries could...

David Ausberry will miss the rest of the preseason

Raiders tight end David Ausberry is expected to miss the rest of the preseason after injuring his shoulder during Friday night’s preseason game against the Saints, according to Vic Tafur. Allen: Tracy Porter (groin) is doubtful for this week and David Ausberry (shoulder) is out for the rest of the preseason — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 18, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading...

Pre-Season Raiders vs Saints: What to Watch For

After debuting with a victory over the Cowboys on the first week of the 2013 NFL Pre-Season, the Oakland Raiders will visit the Superdome for their first road game of the year, against the New Orleans Saints. The Silver & Black can’t take any exhibition contests for granted, as the coaching staff still has a lot of question marks to […]

Raiders mum on starting QB

The Oakland Raiders are gradually solidifying their starting lineup for the season opener. They aren't quite ready to announce their starting quarterback. Coach Dennis Allen said Monday he will not say whether Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn will start the season opener at Indianapolis until game time for ''competitive'' reasons. Allen has announced starters at...

Matt Flynn Might be the Quarterback the Raiders Have Been Waiting For

It has been awhile since the Oakland Raiders have had a quarterback that they could believe in. They definitely hope that Matt Flynn could be that guy, and so far he is looking to be everything the Raiders Nation has wanted and more. Take his performance against the New Orleans Saints Friday night--12 for 16, 124 yards, and one touchdown (check out the TD to Denarius Moore below...

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Writing about bad losses are the hardest pieces to write because there is little to accentuate except the bad. And, unfortunately, there was  a lot of bad in the Raiders 28-20 loss to the Saints. To start, the score is misleading. The first half ended with the Saints up 23-7 and even that score makes it seem better than it was as the Raiders weren’t able to get on the board...

Saints' starters rough up Oakland Raiders in 28-20 win

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