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The 2013 preseason will be a period of reunions for both the Raiders and 49ers. Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn will get a chance to square off against his former Seahawks teammates while the 49ers travel to Kansas City to take on some guy named Alex Smith.
Here are the Raiders’ and 49ers’ full preseason schedules. Dates listed are the days the game will take place between. Exact dates and times for some games are still TBD:
Aug. 8-11: vs. Cowboys
Aug. 15-19: at Saints
Aug. 22-25: vs. Bears
Aug. 29-30: at Seattle
Aug. 8-11: vs. Broncos
Aug. 15-18: at Chiefs
Aug. 25, 5 p.m.: vs. Vikings
Aug. 29: at Chargers
Note: the 49ers and Raiders do not play each other in the preseason anymore because their fans are incapable of watching a game without going at each other like the Montagues and Capulets.
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The Raiders have finally parted ways with Rolando McClain in a move that was long overdue. He was a former first-round pick of the team.
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, numerous NFL teams are following JaMarcus Russell as he works on mounting a comeback. I’m told that a number of teams have been following Russell’s comeback attempt closely. It’s not the entire league, but it’s more than a few teams. Freeman believes teams are interested in Russell because there aren’t enough good quarterbacks in...
In episode 8 of the Raiders Blog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) discuss all impacts of the Matt Flynn/Carson Palmer saga and the signing of Tracy Porter.
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As he continues with his attempt at an NFL comeback, quarterback JaMarcus Russell says he has lost 27 pounds and no longer breathes "like a fat man."
1. Defensive Tackle: Both of last years' starters are now gone, so at least one DT should be brought in via the draft. It looks like Oakland will use the third overall selection on Lotulelei or Floyd at the moment.
2. Cornerback: This has been a need for a few years now, and they may finally address it early in this draft. I doubt they will go Milliner in the first...
The Raiders’ long nightmare at linebacker is officially over. The team on Friday finally, after three years of off-the-field stupidity and on-the-field mediocrity, cut middle linebacker/headache Rolando McClain.
This has been a long time coming. McClain, the Raiders’ 8th overall pick in 2010, probably sealed his fate when he got into a confrontation with Dennis Allen in Week...
On Friday the Oakland Raiders released linebacker Rolando McClain according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. “I’d like to thank the Raiders for giving me an opportunity to play in the NFL. I’m disappointed that it hasn’t worked out better, but I’m … Continue reading →
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As soon as the Oakland Raiders waived linebacker Rolando McClain on Friday, I knew that several people would be hollering for the Pittsburgh Steelers to go after him.
A lot of the hollering for McClain by the fanbase stems from an article that Kevin Scarbinsky of the Birmingham News wrote back in December of 2009, right before Alabama played Florida.
Scabinsky wrote that then...
If teams are looking at how not to manage a draft, we present the Oakland Raiders. The number of first-round busts they have had over the last decade is staggering, with most of them released only a few years after being drafted.
The state of the Oakland Raiders that Reggie McKenzie inherited from the late great Al Davis was one that was coachable, as they went 8-8 the previous two seasons, but fell to 4-12 in the first year under the new regime led by McKenzie and Dennis Allen. But eager to show how he felt about the state of the franchise, McKenzie began cleaning house with some guys that were potential...
The Kansas City Chiefs my not officially be on the clock just yet, but with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, they have a full selection of potential stars that they can pick. Many, if not most, expect the Chiefs to select Luke Joeckel to protect newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith. Still, the Chiefs have showed great interest in everybody but the top offensive tackles...