Found November 15, 2011 on
Thoughts from the Dark Side:
DeMarcus Van Dyke
Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Raiders continue to be depleted by injury. And due to the consistent shortage of able-bodies to put on the field, they continue to work out players to try and replenish their ailing team. Today they worked out five players—four cornerbacks and a linebacker—to find out who may be out there to help.
The cornerbacks are Bryan McCann, Jamar Wall, David Pender, and Mikail Baker. The latter three have little or no NFL experience making all of them eligible for the practice squad.McCann, if signed, would be to the active roster. He has played eleven games in the NFL with the Cowboys and Ravens. He has never started a game in the NFL at corner. His game experience consists mostly as a return specialist. Last season, his rookie season, he returned a punt for a touchdown.McCann could be seen as a return specialist in Oakland to replace the injured Jacoby Ford who sprained his foot early in the game last Thursday against the Chargers.As for the others; Jamar Wall was a sixth round pick ...
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1. TAG! YOU’RE IT. – Michael Bush proved once again just how productive he can be as a starter in this league. His 242 yards from scrimmage were the most by a Raider since the merger. The Raiders need to use the franchise tag on him in the off-season, as its clear he is worth [...]
In the NFL, winning begets winning. So it makes sense that as soon as the Raiders get back to winning football games, they begin winning awards again. This week it was Michael Bush who took home some hardware as he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
The Raiders beat the Chargers last Sunday and a big reason they were able to do so was their ability to run the football...
Denarius Moore, the soft handed rookie wide receiver from Tennessee, has found a home with the Oakland Raiders offense, now being led by ex-Bengal quarterback Carson Palmer. Owner Al Davis’ passion for speed and size was well documented, and this wide-out is no exception at six feet one, 195 pounds, and posting 4.3 times at the 2011 NFL combine. Often criticized for his draft day...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren
McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday,
leaving both questionable for this weekend's game in Minnesota.
The Raiders have not been able to keep any depth at the middle linebacker this season. They lost Travis Goethel for the season in training camp. Then they signed former Raider Ricky Brown only to see him lost for the season with injury as well. Today they brought in former 49er inside linebacker Scott McKillop to fill the role.
McKillop was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round...
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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday, leaving both questionable for this weekend's game in Minnesota.
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Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
Oakland comes off a terrific road win in San Diego while Minnesota comes off a brutal road loss at Green Bay as the Raiders and Vikings clash on the Week 11 NFL odds menu.
The Raiders have dominated lately away from home, going 5-0 ATS in five recent road matches. The Vikes...