Posted May 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Longtime Oakland Raiders chief executive office Amy Trask resigned her position on Saturday, ending the tenure of the NFL's only female CEO and one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports. Trask spent 25 seasons with the Raiders, starting during their time in Los Angeles and continuing after the move to Oakland in 1995. She became CEO in 1997 and was one of late owner Al Davis' most trusted advisers before his death in October 2011. ''Earlier today, I informed Mark Davis of my decision to leave the Raiders,'' she said in an email statement. ''Having honored a commitment that I made to effectuate a smooth transition and transfer of control, I no longer wish to remain with the organization. For over a quarter of a century, it was my honor and my privilege to work for the Raiders. I will forever appreciate the opportunity afforded me by Al Davis.'' Mark Davis took over the Raiders following his father's death. He hired...

Oakland Raiders' rookie mini-camp winners & losers

While a player’s first mini-camp means almost nothing in the grand scheme of his entire career, first impressions are very important for everyone, even for NFL players. The Raiders rookies had a chance to make a good first impression this weekend during the Raiders first 2013 mini-camp. While we don’t know how the coaching staff feels about every prospect, some Raiders...

Tyler Wilson reportedly not looking like a rookie in Oakland

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson didn’t look like a rookie during Saturday’s rookie mini camp. Wilson showed off a strong arm, placing balls right on target time and again, be it swing passes, throws over the middle or well downfield.   “Obviously, picking up a new system, there’s a little bit of rust there,” Raiders...

Tale of the Tape: film review of Oakland Raiders' new RB Latavius Murray

When the Raiders traded down with the Buccaneers in the fourth-round (they chose QB Tyler Wilson after trading down), they also picked up an extra sixth-round pick as compensation for trading down. The pick, 181st overall, was used to select running back Latavius Murray from Central Florida. Central Florida plays in a smaller conference in division I, Conference USA (C-USA for...

Tyler Wilson may get a chance to start in Oakland

According to, Greg Cosell of NFL Films believes rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson has a legitimate chance to win the Oakland Raiders starting job. Don’t be surprised if fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson is given a legitimate chance to start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. I think Matt Flynn is the front-runner to start right now, but I wouldn’t be shocked...

The Raiders Players Play Dress-Up. Raiders’ CEO Resigns a Day Later.

The Oakland Raiders are big into offseason bonding, and by the looks of it they are in full force. Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece, Taiwan Jones, Jacoby Ford, and Tyvon Branch went out on the town the other night and posted the following photos to their social media channels. We are going to assume that this had nothing to do with Raiders CEO Amy Trask announcing her resignation on...

D.J. Hayden excited to be back on the football field

Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden was excited to get back on the field after missing most of his final season at the University of Houston after almost dying on the football field. “Oh, man, it felt so great just to get back out there, put the helmet back on and just actually be on the field,” said Hayden, per the Contra Costa Times. Hayden says he doesn’t think about...

Amy Trask Resigns Post as CEO of Oakland Raiders After More Than 25 Years With Team

The NFL lost a little more of its diversity today. Oakland Raiders CEO, Amy Trask, stepped down as head of the organization on Saturday after more than 25 years with the team, according to Pro Football Talk. She was the only female CEO in the league. Trask informed Raiders owner Mark Davis of her decision today saying in an e-mail to the media, “Having honored a commitment that...

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask Steps Down

In an unexpected move, Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask has stepped down from her position within the organization after 25 years with the team. Per Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, she sent out the email to the media. Earlier today, I informed Mark Davis of my decision to leave the Raiders. Having honored a commitment [...]

Oakland Raiders Have Multiple Options at Tight End Position for 2013

In 2013 the Oakland Raiders will have plenty of open position competitions. Few could be as compelling as the race for the starting tight end spot. The Raiders added two tight ends in the 2013 NFL Draft in Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera. They join leftovers Richard Gordon and David Ausberry. When Brandon Myers left via free agency for the New York Giants, a large void was left at tight...

Raiders CB Hayden hospitalized

Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden's comeback from a near-fatal practice injury last year was dealt a setback when he was hospitalized with an abdominal injury that is expected to keep him sidelined until at least training camp. Coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday at the start of Oakland's second week of OTAs that Hayden first felt symptoms last Tuesday or Wednesday...

Raiders CEO Amy Trask resigns

The most powerful woman in the NFL is stepping aside. After 25 years, Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask has announced her resignation. Trask made history in 1997 becoming the first woman CEO in the NFL. In a statement sent to media on Saturday, Trask stated that she agreed to stay on during the transition period after Raiders owner Al Davis’ death in 2011. “Having honored a commitment...
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