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No one doubts the top-end speed of Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones, but 1 1/2 seasons into his NFL career, he can't get started. Jones has one carry for 2 yards this season after a rookie season that included 16 rushes for 73 yards. A fourth-round draft pick out of Eastern Washington, Jones may get his first chance at meaningful, extended playing time Sunday when the Raiders play the Baltimore Ravens. Both lead running back Darren McFadden and backup Mike Goodson have high right ankle sprains, and although coach Dennis Allen said neither player would be ruled out until Friday or later, it's likely neither will play. That leaves Jones, fullback Marcel Reece and potentially practice squad player Jeremy Stewart to man a running game that has struggled even with McFadden in the lineup. "I'm definitely excited. There's definitely an opportunity for me to extend my role on the team," Jones said. "I'm getting the opportunity, so I want...
BEST OF MAXIM
Raiders second-year running back Taiwan Jones took first team reps during Wednesday’s practice, per Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com.
“He’s been a little up and down,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said of Jones, via Gutierrez. “A little injury-prone, or injury-plagued, and so it’s been kind of tough to evaluate because he’s missed some time. But we’ve got confidence...
I can fly Juan…
With DMC and Mike Goodson out for week 10 the duties will be up to Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reece against the Ravens.
Taiwan Jones will be the ‘starter’, which can be nothing more than ceremonial at times. The Raiders have really failed to run the ball effectively this season and they may not change even against a Ravens team that has been run over during the...
It was a painful week in many ways for Silver and Black Nation. It was bad enough that Bucs rookie running back Doug Martin made like Walter Payton against the Oakland defense. Add to that the twin high-ankle sprains for Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, and the week could not have gone any worse. McFadden has not been ruled out [...]
What a heartbreaking loss for the Raider Nation. The Oakland Raiders were able to score 22 points in the fourth quarter, including 15 unanswered, to be one field-goal away from tying the scoreboard on what would have been an incredible comeback. Unfortunately, the 35 points scored by the Buccaneers in the second half ended up being too much to overcome [...]
What was becoming evident throughout the first half of the season is now patently obvious. As much as running back Darren McFadden was touted as the player whose success was most important to the team, it's clear the Raiders will rise or fall with quarterback Carson Palmer. Now that McFadden and backup Mike Goodson both have high ankle sprains, with their status for Sunday...
Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were expected to sit out practice yesterday, but defensive lineman Richard
Seymour was also sidelined due to a hamstring issue, reports Paul Gutierrez of
"After getting some
treatment Monday and Tuesday, we felt like holding (Seymour) out of practice
today," said coach Dennis Allen. "...
The Oakland Raiders will be without RB’s Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Both players missed practice on Friday because of high-ankle sprains, so Taiwan Jones figures to see large workload with Marcel Reece being mixed in throughout the game. McFadden’s injury isn’t believed to be too severe, so there’s at least a chance that he...
Last week: 30 (-1)
Oakland/Tampa Bay was a crazy game for statistics. Everyone knows about Doug Martin’s 272 total yards and 4 total touchdowns, which was the 4th highest single game fantasy football total in history. However, we also had Carson Palmer throw for 414 yards and 4 touchdowns in a losing effort for just the 7th time in NFL history. Meanwhile, because of...
This week the Oakland Raiders head to Baltimore to face the Ravens. From the outside looking in, this would seem to be an automatic win for the Ravens who havent lost a game in Baltimore since a 13-10 loss to Pittsburgh December 5th 2010. Sitting at 6-2 Baltimore boasts the second best record in the AFC and Oakland at 3-5 is two games out of [...]
Few people likely had the Oakland Raiders at the top of their Super Bowl contenders list before the start of the season.Those that did probably reluctantly admitted that this is a "rebuilding" year since Oakland is in a hole and looking up from a 3-5 record. As the Raiders face a stiff Baltimore Ravens defense this week, we make three bold predictions about the outcome...
For the Raiders:
Did not participate: RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot)
Limited participation: OT Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin) and S Matt Giordano (hamstring)
Full participation: T Willie Smith (knee), FB Marcel Reece (hamstring), LB Miles...