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The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft saw 8 trades, some surprise names, and as always, a couple of reaches. The AFC West was involved in some of the action, but more via trades than actual picks. The Oakland Raiders never had a first round pick to begin with and the Denver Broncos made [...]
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Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie confirmed on Sunday that both fullback Marcel Reece and safety Tyvon Branch have yet to sign their tenders, according to Paul Gutierrez of CSNCalifornia.com.
Reece was tagged as an unrestricted free agent and can’t participate in offseason activities until he signs on the dotted line. The same goes for Branch except he was tendered...
Matt Leinart is a free agent after spending last year with the Texans, and a report says he's expected to sign after taking his next visit.
Free agent quarterback Matt Leinart is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders next week. Leinart will compete with Terrelle Pryor for the backup quarterback spot to Carson Palmer, according to ESPN, but Leinart would have an inside track on the job ahead of Pryor. If Leinart signs with Oakland, he will reunite with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who coached him in Houston...
The Oakland Raiders have selected defensive lineman Chris Bilukidi with their sixth-round pick of the NFL draft.
The Raiders took Bilukidi 189th overall with their fourth pick of the day Saturday.
Bilukidi is the son of an Angolan diplomat and was mostly a basketball player until his final year of high school in Canada. He started his college career at Eastern Arizona and finished...
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Matt Leinart will visit the Oakland Raiders and is likely to sign with them next week.
Leinart, who was cut by the Houston Texans, will likely backup Carson Palmer. Oakland needs a backup as Jason Campbell signed with the Bears and Kyle Boller was not retained. The Raiders still have Terrelle Pryor who may be used as a game changer to threaten...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders are expected to sign quarterback Matt Leinart to back up Carson Palmer. Terrelle Pryor will then be their third quarterback going into 2012.
Leinart fractured his collarbone in 2011 when he came in to play in place of Matt Schaub who suffered a season ending foot injury.
Going into the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders had depth needs at every position except for Tight End and Cornerback. They were set-up to go with the BPA (Best Player Available) on their draft board, and they went with Tony Bergstrom a Guard/Tackle from Utah. The Raiders have a solid [...]
3rd Round 95th Overall: Tony Bergstrom, G/T, Utah The Raiders have a solid O-Line, but Cooper Carlisle is aging and will need to be replaced somewhat soon. Bergstrom can come in and immediately compete with Carlisle for the Left Guard job, and he can compete with Barksdale at Right Tackle. Bergstrom is versatile O-Lineman that [...]
The Oakland Raiders look to have made the most of their mid-late round picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.
After capping off day two of the draft with the first compensation pick (95th overall) in the third round with offensive tackle Tony Bergstrom out of Utah, the Raiders picked up San Diego State linebacker with the 129th overall selection.
Equipped with enough athleticism to provide...
According to various reports along with Adam Schefter on Twitter this morning, free agent QB Matt Leinart is expected to sign with the Oakland Raiders later this week. It is being reported that Leinart has a visit scheduled with the Raider this week and the team is fully expected to ink a deal with the southpaw quarterback.
The signing of Leinart would reunite his with a fellow USC...
The Oakland Raiders were heading into the 2012 NFL Draft just very few picks until they were awarded several compensatory picks for players they lost in free agency. Under former owner/general manager Al Davis, the Raiders had basically sacrificed the 2012 NFL draft while undertaking trades for players such as QB Carson Palmer and the selection of QB Terrelle Pryor in the 2011 Supplemental...