Found July 16, 2012 on Raiders Blog:
Travis Goethel #50 College: Arizona St. Height: 6’2½” Weight: 240 lbs Arm Length: 32.0″ Hand Size 9.6″   40 Yard Dash: 4.81 3 Cone Drill: 6.93 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.54 Bench Press: 21 reps Vertical Jump: 35″ Broad Jump: 111″   Travis Goethel was selected in the 6th round in the 2010 draft. He was initially thought to be one of those late round steals after making some significant noise in training camp, but a lower back injury limited him severely his first season with the Raiders. He saw action in just 8 games his rookie season, most of which was on special teams. After showing signs of promise his rookie year before the injury, many were excited to see what Goethel had to offer in his second season with a clean bill of health. He burst onto the scene again in 2011, drawing rave reviews in training camp from the coaches, and was in line to start at weak side linebacker. Fans again began to hope Goethel would emerge into a late round steal for the Raiders only to have history repeat it...

Oakland Raiders: 9 Year Old Documentary Shows Real Raider Fans

The late, great Hunter S. Thompson once wrote this about the Oakland Raiders “The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison. Not all of them were ex-cons, but there were always enough Killers and Rapists and Bank Robbers [...]

2012 NFL Previews and Predictions: The Oakland Raiders “Won’t Win Baby”

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the proudest and most popular teams in the NFL, but recently have fallen on hard times. As they head into 2012, it will take a miracle for this team to compete for the playoffs and there is a better chance at grabbing the No. 1 overall 2012 draft pick. Odds: As expected the Raiders are longshots to win Superbowl XLVII and are an eye-popping...

Preseason Profile: Miles Burris, LB

Miles Burris #56 College: San Diego St. Height: 6’2⅛” Weight: 246 lbs Arm Length: 31.7″ Hand Size 9.7″   40 Yard Dash: 4.67 3 Cone Drill: 6.81 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.20 Bench Press: 31 reps Vertical Jump: 37.5″ Broad Jump: 121″   The Raiders seemed very excited at the opportunity to grab Miles Burris in the 4th round of the draft this year. In my opinion Miles seemed...

Top 5 Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football players in 2012

It’s that time again, fantasy football season is here again and the Oakland Raiders have a lot of players that might be just the player you need to get you that extra point to win the championship this year. These are my top five fantasy players for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. 1. Darren McFadden [...]

Carson Palmer’s redemption nothing new for Raiders

Al Davis’s Oakland Raiders legacy has been one of believing in the underdog and letting players who were released from teams who failed their roles come to Oakland to show the world that the football world was wrong. It is that concept of a underdog that has largely been what has brought so many Oakland Raiders [...]

Oakland Raiders 2012 Training Camp Competition: Cornerbacks Part 2

Last season the Oakland Raiders kept nine cornerbacks and safeties on the final 53 man roster. Part one of the cornerbacks series focused on four players the Raiders will count on this season and are in competition for the starting cornerback jobs. Part two will look at the competition for what may be the final defensive back job on the 53 man roster. Pat Lee was signed as a free...

Oakland Raiders: Three Questions Heading Into Training Camp

The Oakland Raiders have weapons on both sides of the ball to be a legit candidate in the AFC West. The problem is they can't stay healthy. The division got stronger with the addition of Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos and healthy Matt Cassel should make this a fun division to watch. If Darren McFadden can stay healthy the Raiders can make a run at it. That leads to the...

New era for the Oakland Raiders

In 2011, the Oakland Raiders new owner Mark Davis, son of Al Davis who died last year had to search for a General Manager after his father’s death. The search lasted three months doing his own research consulting with many experts, but by the time he got a chance to interview candidates he knew, “Reggie [...]

Raiders Reach 4-year, $26M Deal with S Tyvon Branch

    Earlier this weekend the Oakland Raiders finally came to terms with their franchise player strong safety Tyvon Branch on a four-year, $26.6 million contract. The deal can reach a maximum value of $28 million in the deal.   A league source confirmed Saturday that the deal includes a $5.6 million signing bonus, and he will make $16.1 million over the next two years. Branch was...

Raiders agree to deal with Tyvon Branch

Tyvon Branch signed a new contract on Saturday worth $26.6 million over four years, with $17.1 million guaranteed (Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) According to Jason LaCanfora of, the Raiders and franchise-tagged safety Tyvon Branch agreed to a four-year contract Saturday. Branch had signed his $6.2 million tender and worked out with the team through the offseason...

Raiders sign S Branch to long term deal

The Raiders confirmed that they signed promising S Tyvon Branch to a long term deal Saturday evening, continuing a promising offseason.  Branch's deal is reportedly 4 years and $17.6 million guaranteed and is worth a maximum of $28 million.  The terms of the contract were not announced or confirmed by the team. Branch had previously been franchised and had signed his franchise...

Raiders in “no rush” to sign Cedric Benson

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders are in “no rush” to sign Cedric Benson. Benson to the Raiders would seem like an obvious fit because, while the Raiders do have running backs, Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, and Mike Goodson, none are power backs like Benson is. Benson to the Raiders has been speculated for weeks, but they appear to not be in any rush...

Preseason Profile: Kaelin Burnett, LB

Kaelin Burnett #57 College: Nevada Height: 6’3½” Weight: 234 lbs Arm Length: N/A Hand Size N/A   40 Yard Dash: 4.64 3 Cone Drill: 6.70 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30 Bench Press: 20 reps Vertical Jump: 34.5″ Broad Jump: 129″   Kaelin Burnett is the brother of Miami Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett. Kaelin began his career playing outside linebacker at Nevada, but was moved to...

Oakland Raiders and SS Tyvon Branch agree to 4-year deal

This offseason the Oakland Raiders used their franchise tag on strong safety Tyvon Branch. Branch signed the 6.2 million dollar tender in May to ensure he would remain with the Raiders for at least the 2012 season. Now the two sides have reached an agreement that will keep Branch with the team for the next four seasons. // > The new contract will be worth 26.6 million dollars...

Breaking Down the Schedule: Week Six vs Oakland Raiders

This time around the Falcons are going to face off against the Oakland Raiders after traveling to the nation capital to play the Washington Redskins. There isn't much familiarity between the teams as both have gone through major changes since they last faced off in 2008. The Raiders have changed owner, coaches, and general managers. Is this guy an answer for the Raiders? ...
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