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The Oakland Raiders, trying to address their needs after an 0-2 start, had six players in for workouts Tuesday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
As reported yesterday, former Cal defensive end Andre Carter, who had 10 sacks last season for the Patriots, was back in for a second look.
Cornerbacks Darius Butler, Cletis Gordon, Antwaun Molden and Kevin Thomas also were in for a look, starting cornerbacks Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer are out with injuries.
Offensive tackle Patrick Brown rounded out the group, starting right tackle Khalif Barnes strained his groin in the loss at Miami on Sunday.
Oakland has an open spot on the roster after waiving Nick Guess, the long-snapper signed to the practice squad last week in case Jon Condo didn't pass his concussion tests, Condo did. Source: The Redzone
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For the second straight week, not only the Oakland Raiders came away with a loss, but also with important additions to the injury report. Right tackle Khalif Barnes and cornerback Shawntae Spencer, both starters, were not able to finish the game against Miami. Barnes has a groin injury and Spencer, a right ankle sprain. According [...]
In the wake of Shawntae Spencer’s right ankle sprain, the Oakland Raiders signed this tuesday cornerback Brandian Ross, in addition to filling two practice squad spots with CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and DT Vaughn Meatoga. Also, head coach Dennis Allen announced that linebacker Rolando McClain suffered a concussion against the Dolphins and might not be able to [...]
With very little fanfare, it was reported over the weekend that the Oakland Raiders had restructured Tommy Kelly’s contract to free up cap space for the 2012 season. Bryan McIntyre first reported it on Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner although the Raiders have yet to officially announce the move. This is a move that had been much [...]
The Wednesday practice participation injury report for the Oakland Raiders is now in and it shows that tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot), cornerback Coye Francies (concussion) and linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle/concussion) did not practice. Spencer is expected to miss the game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while McClain has still not been...
Oakland, CA. Fans who follow the Oakland Raiders had to feel a sense of optimism heading into the 2012 season. For the first time in many years, the QB situation seemed to be solidified, with the mid-season signing of Carson Palmer last season. The team finished 2011 at 8-8, and showed at times they could compete at a fairly high level. The offense was bringing back stud running...
Last week: 31 (+0)
I called this team overrated before the season and said they were one of the worst teams in the league and an ugly 35-13 loss to the Dolphins is making that look pretty good. The new regime has a lot of promise, but they inherited a mess, an 8 win team (with a Pythagorean Expectation of 6 wins for stat nerds) that was above the cap and didn’t have...
Like many other fellow fantasy owners out there I too drafted Chris Johnson and have since second-guessed that pick. On most draft boards Johnson was a top 5 back, who was coming off a preseason that made everyone believe he was back in 2010 form when he ran for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case thus far in 2012, and Johnson has been putting...
Here we are again, Raider Nation. It was another agonizing week and another embarrassing loss for the Oakland Raiders. The only positive to take away from this week is that the Raiders were not the only AFC West team to lose in week 2, nor are they the only winless team in the division. Let’s [...]
Oakland Raiders (0-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)
Before the season, I made a list of underrated and overrated teams, with the intent of betting them (or against them) until the odds makers caught up and I was proven wrong. This approach has worked well for me because I’m 10-4-2 ATS on games involving those teams. One thing I was dead on about was that the Raiders would be one...
Linebacker Rolando McClain is back at practice this morning, so he has passed the necessary concussion tests, which is a good sign for his availability Sunday against the Steelers. Cornerback Coye Francies, who was also held out yesterday with a concussion, is back in as well.
Cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and right tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) were not on the practice field...
Oakland Raiders – 13, Miami Dolphins – 35It certainly looks like the Raiders are going to be behind a lot, which means a lot of garbage time yards and scores for Carson Palmer (380 total yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). He’s going to be worth starting at some point, and very well could be a top 15 QB this year in terms of fantasy stats.Like Weeden and Luck, Ryan Tannehill (214 yards...
The last time that the Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Oakland Raiders they handled them easily at Heinz Field. The 35-3 win was not without incident though as Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour was ejected for an open-handed punch to the face of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just seconds after he threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with just under...
I have pointed out the problems that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had running the ball on first and second down through their first two games of the 2012 season, but their opponent in week 3, the Oakland Raiders, have had their problems as well on the early run downs.
So far against the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins the Raiders running backs have 29 carries on first...
For the second time since Aug. 21, the Oakland Raiders are hosting defensive end Andre Carter for a workout, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. This according to a source.
Carter, who played for the New England Patriots last season, injured his quadriceps last December and was placed on injured reserve. Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
The mood certainly is different on the off day this week after the Dolphins' impressive 35-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Sunday's home opener at Sun Life Stadium. Before the Dolphins begin their preparations for Sunday's game against the Jets, let's take one final look at the Oakland game.