Found August 14, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
You have to be really talented to have a flaw that can cripple a football team, but still be considered for the starting quarterback job. Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn is smart, accurate, and gutsy.  Those intangibles together don’t out weight the fact that Flynn reportedly can’t throw the football beyond 25 yards. According to Vic Tafur, the Raiders have accepted Flynn limitations in the downfield passing game. The Raiders seem content to ride Darren McFadden, and spread the ball around with Flynn’s accuracy and precise decision-making.

Oakland Raiders Have Big Problems At Quarterback

If any team can make the New York Jets‘ current quarterback situation look good—or at least not so hideous—its the Oakland Raiders. Rookie QB Tyler Wilson went just three-of-six for 28 yards in last week’s preseason opener and has been struggling mightily with the mental side of the game. The fourth round selection (No. 112 overall) fell behind undrafted free agent Matt McGloin...

Replacing Hulk: Who is Oakland Raiders Left Tackle Alex Barron?

    The Oakland Raiders lost their most important player Jared Veldheer to partially torn triceps. While there still has been some speculation on how long Veldheer will be out, he will miss at least half the season for the silver-and-black. Former first round pick Alex Barron will be the man to replace Veldheer this season. Barron has not seen NFL action in nearly three years which...

Jared Veldheer Injury Devastating for Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders have been dealt a deadly blow with the loss of star left tackle Jared Veldheer to torn triceps. Veldheer will be placed on the injured reserve which will keep him out for at least six games. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie failed to bring in big bodies on the offensive line this off-season and it looks like it has come back to haunt him. Former first...

Jared Veldheer gets second MRI on sore triceps

One of the lone bright spots on the Raiders offensive line is LT Jared Veldheer. Going in to the season many believe Veldheer could be poised for a Pro Bowl season. Veldheer has been very healthy over his three year NFL career and has never missed a game but according to a report he is now getting a second MRI on a sore tricep that has been nagging him throughout training camp. Dennis...

Who Will Replace Injured Oakland Raiders Left Tackle Veldheer?

The Oakland Raiders suffered a major loss on Wednesday after receiving word that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer has torn his left triceps, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Nothing has been reported about the amount of time Veldheer will miss, but a torn triceps is usually a season ending injury. Veldheer, who was drafted in [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Raiders training camp notes August 14th

The raiders practiced this Wednesday morning in preparation for Friday’s game against the Saints. Here are some notes. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter as @LeviDamien @ChrisMcClain @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran) @VicTafur @AsherMatthews @ChrisHansenNFL. I will be compiling all of their information throughout training camp. For...

Jared Veldheer Tears Triceps, Possibly Out for the Year

The left tackle position was one of the few spots on the depth chart the Oakland Raiders could feel completely comfortable with coming into the 2013 season. But not anymore. Franchise blindside protector Jared Veldheer has suffered a torn triceps injury which will sideline him indefinitely, maybe for the rest of the year. The 26-year-old offensive lineman will be headed […]

Raiders LT Jared Veldheer Could Miss Season With Torn Triceps

Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer tore his triceps during practice on Wednesday, and could miss the entire season. Veldheer has torn tricep. Surgery — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 14, 2013 Allen mentioned that the team could place Veldheer on injured reserve with a designation to return. The Raiders can do that only after the team’s 53-man roster is set before Week 1. If...

Raiders' LT Veldheer headed to Injured Reserve

Bad news came from Raiders training camp on Wednesday after head coach Dennis Allen revealed left tackle Jared Veldheer will be lost indefinitely with a torn triceps. Veldheer underwent a second MRI on his left triceps Tuesday which revealed the tear. Allen says Veldheer will be placed on IR with a designation to return. The earliest return would be after Week 8 but Allen said...

Oakland Raiders Lose Starting Left Tackle To Torn Triceps

Oakland Raiders starting left tackle Jared Veldheer has suffered a torn triceps which will require surgery, according to the Raiders twitter feed.Fantasy Spin:Alex Barron is the likely candidate to take over until Veldheer returns, but his history of penalties and sacks makes this a big blow to the Oakland offense.

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL Team Preview

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was just warming up last year when he overhauled the scouting department and made a few changes to his...

What the Raiders will be looking for versus the Saints

Preseason is all about improvement and the Raiders will be looking for their team to do better. Here are some improvements that Dennis Allen and company will be looking for Friday, the Raiders second pre-season game. -Offensive line improvement The Raiders first team offensive line struggled to open holes for Darren McFadden, who got only 5 yards on 3 carries, averaging only...

Raiders-Saints Preseason Game: 5 Things To Watch For

The New Orleans Saints host the Oakland Raiders in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday Night.  I understand it is only preseason.  However, there are always things to watch for, even in an exhibition game.  Here are 5 key elements we should look at and focus on when the Black and Gold and Black and Silver clash heads Friday evening. 5. Saints Offensive Play Calling and Receiving...

Saints Nation: Five Things to Look for with Raiders at Saints

Preseason, game 2, happening tonight in the Superdome as the Saints host the Raiders. This will should be interesting as former LSU star Matt Flynn will lead what appears to be another sub standard Raiders team. The Saints are incredibly banged up at the moment so lots of backups will get significant reps and opportunity to showcase what they can do. For those healthy this is a great...
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