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The London Olympics are in full swing right now and the Oakland Raiders’ Jacoby Ford could easily have qualified for the Olympics in London with the Men’s track and field team. In college, Ford broke an ACC record in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.52 and posted a 10.01 in the 100 meter [...]
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Ever since Reggie McKenzie took over the reigns in Raiderland, the question has been; Will the Oakland Raiders switch to a 3-4 defense in 2012? That line of questioning eased a bit when McKenzie hired a defensive minded head coach that has worked mostly with a 4-3 scheme in Dennis Allen. But then, Allen turns [...]
Offensive Coordinator Greg Knapp is returning to the Oakland Raiders this season, after spending 2007 and 2008 with the team for the same duty. Although his offense didn’t leave much to be missed by Raiders fans (ranked 23rd and 29th in total points), it looks like, after the first three days of Training Camp, that [...]
This time last year there were “ooh’s” and “ah’s” coming from the beat writers assigned to the Oakland Raider’s training camp. They came in response to countless spectacular plays made by an unheralded rookie 5th round pick out of Tennessee. That Rookie was Denarius Moore. He would go on to show that he was more [...]
As Darrius Heyward-Bey enters his fourth season for the Oakland Raiders, the former first round pick has taken on a leadership role for the offense and especially the young receivers. With some much talent, youth, and ability, Heyward-Bey is happy to give advice and guidance to the Raiders' receivers because his main goal is wins.
“Anytime the younger players come up to...
For the second straight afternoon, the Oakland Raiders practiced in front of their fans and for the third straight session, the team practiced in pads. The hitting and intensity have picked up each day the Raiders have taken the practice field during training camp.
Most of the same names that have been held out of practice the first four days were again on the self for day five...
All present and accounted for. That was the report by Raiders coach Dennis Allen as he prepared for his first training camp practice as a head coach. The last transaction was the signing of fifth-round draft pick Juron Criner, the final non-first-round pick in the league to sign. "You never know what's going to happen in those negotiations but we felt pretty good all...
Greetings, Raider Nation! With the first week in the books for every team in the AFC West, let’s take a look around the division at few things that have transpired in training camp. Denver Broncos As expected, Peyton Manning’s presence is drawing large crowds at Broncos camp. Lindsey Jones of the Denver Post reported that [...]
Oakland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey doesn't put much stock in the numbers he put up last season, even though he had career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn't a big statistics guy, either. He'd prefer to see production on the scoreboard and in the standings.
Still, it's hard to ignore the progress Heyward-Bey made last...
Running backs Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson were surrounded by reporters Saturday, each fielding questions about the other, the Raiders offense and the team's backfield.
Rarely have two backup players garnered this much attention.
Then again, given starter Darren McFadden's history of injuries, finding a capable understudy has taken on an added significance for the Raiders...
Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry is currently working his way back to health in order to finally get on the field during training camp. He recently underwent stem-cell therapy on both of his knees.
“It’s the only thing that’s helping me recover,” Curry said. “Without it, I’d be a lost cause. For sure.
“I’m just able to do things that I wasn’t...
Oakland Raiders wideout Denarius Moore sat out Wednesday's practice with a slight hamstring injury.Fantasy Spin:Like any rookie, Moore was inconsistent last season, but two of his three big games came after Carson Palmer assumed the starting quarterback role. With a full training camp together, this combination could be very dangerous. Sports Network projects a healthy Moore...
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was asked if they’re interested in possibly signing free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
“I’ll say this, we’re going to look at any options that are out there that we think can make us better,” Allen told Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com. “Whether or not we make any moves or not, that’s to be determined. But...
NFL Network analyst and seven-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Warren Sapp owns 240 pairs of Air Jordans that are now up for auction as part of his bankruptcy case, according to TMZ.
The former Tampa Bay Bucs and Oakland Raiders star spent lots of cash on the shoes. The entire collection is believed to be worth about $6,500.
Sapp wore many of the size 15 shoes, but most have been...
There has recently been something about being drafted by the Oakland Raiders and going into your 3rd year with the organization. It might have even started with Hall Of Fame Tight End Dave Casper, who caught 53 passes and 10 touchdowns in his 3rd season with the Silver and Black. Casper was drafted in 1974; 3 years later, the Raiders won their first Super Bowl, in which Casper caught...