Found June 30, 2012 on Raiders Blog:
Juron Criner #84 College: Arizona Height: 6’2½” Weight: 224 lbs Arm Length: 32.0″ Hand Size: 10.4″   40 Yard Dash: 4.68 3 Cone Drill: 7.15 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30 Bench Press: 17 reps Vertical Jump: 38″ Broad Jump: 117″   Juron Criner who was drafted in the 5th round by the Raiders this year has put an early stamp on this team as well. His draft projections were all over the place depending on who you asked because of one main factor, he doesn’t have great speed. Yes, you read that correctly, it’s truly a new era in Oakland. While his speed obviously hurt his draft stock, many were surprised to see him fall all the way to the 5th round after getting some 2nd round grades based on his size, polished route running and soft hands. That was probably one of the main factors in the Raiders drafting him. He was very good value in the 5th round and has proven that early on in mini-camp and OTA’s. Criner is in a very similar situation that Denarius Moore was in last year. He has the chance to ...

Heyward-Bey Guilty? Not so Fast

Early Saturday morning this past April 7th, a California Highway Patrolman saw a 2012 Range Rover driving east from San Francisco on the Bay Bridge. The patrolman says that he observed the vehicle driving just over the posted speed limit, and weaving in it’s lane. The officer pulled the vehicle over, as he has done [...]

Oakland Raiders 2012 Training Camp Competition: Guards

  The Oakland Raiders offensive line will play a huge role is the success of the Raiders in 2012. Last season the team finished seventh in the NFL in rushing at 131.9 yards per game and that was without a healthy Darren McFadden for the majority of the season. As they enter training camp on July 30th, the guard position has two starters set and a few players battling to make...

Oakland Raiders’ Top Fantasy Football Threats

It’s been tough for Oakland Raiders’ fans in the past when they played fantasy football. Any fan wants to have players from their own team, but for Raiders’ fans there hasn’t been many solid and consistent fantasy threats on the team. Last year there were a lot of Raiders that had big games on occasion, [...]

Raiders Hope Rookie DE Jack Crawford Takes NFL By Storm

Oakland Raiders rookie defensive end Jack Crawford didn’t appear to stand out during minicamp or OTAs last month. The fifth-round pick (158th overall) is considered a project player with limited experience in the eyes of many, having started football as a junior in high school after moving from the U.K. to the U.S. Crawford looks to contribute from the get-go though in his first...

Preseason Profile: Louis Murphy, WR

Louis Murphy #18 College: Florida Height: 6’2⅜” Weight: 203 lbs Arm Length: N/A Hand Size: N/A   40 Yard Dash: 4.32 3 Cone Drill: 6.95 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.45 Bench Press: 12 reps Vertical Jump: N/A Broad Jump: N/A   Louis Murphy finds himself on the roster bubble heading into this year. Early on in his career he looked like he might be the next big play maker at receiver for...

Preseason Profile: Brandon Carswell, WR

Brandon Carswell #13 College: USC Height: 6’1″ Weight: 201 lbs Arm Length: N/A Hand Size: N/A   40 Yard Dash: 4.47 3 Cone Drill: 7.04 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.22 Bench Press: 18 reps Vertical Jump: 34″ Broad Jump: 112″   Brandon Carswell does not fit the mold of a typical Raider receiver when you think back to years past. He doesn’t have blinding speed, he’s not known for...

Oakland Raiders 2012 Training Camp Competition: Centers

  Although he has been battling a shoulder injury that has kept him out of action during the entire offseason, Oakland Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski should be ready for training camp and preseason action. He will be shifting from guard, where he played last season, to center for the Raiders in 2012. When the Raiders begin training camp on July 30th, a few players will be...

Oakland Raiders Reportedly Will Sign Cedric Benson

The Oakland Raiders know the importance of having a productive No. 2 running back on its roster. Especially when your No. 1 running back – while extremely talented – has a history of suffering from season ending injuries that limit the team on offense. That is currently the case in Oakland with Darren McFadden. When he is on the field, McFadden is one of the more explosive running...

CBS Sports names top ten comeback player candidates

Who on the Bengals could be a "Comeback Player of the Year" candidate after a surprising 9-7 finish and a playoff berth in 2011? If you were to point at injuries, Leon Hall and/or Pat Sims could be candidates, though they were already having solid seasons and played for a good portion of the year before landing on injured reserve. You could point to poor performers or...

Raiders still interested in Cedric Benson

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders are still interested in free agent running back Cedric Benson. “They’re still interested in signing Cedric Benson.  Cedric Benson is still on the Raiders’ radar,” said Schefter, per Evan Silva. Not sure what the Raiders are waiting for.  They just might be unwilling to pay Benson whatever he’s asking for.  
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