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The Oakland Raiders want to get back to what made them the number one ranked running offense a few years ago. First came changing the scheme back to a power blocking style that fit running back Darren McFadden’s running style. Number two is having the type of offensive linemen that can open up lanes. According to Josh Alper of, The Raiders re-signed one of their own free agents in right tackle Khalif Barnes. Alper writes: ‘Barnes missed seven games with a groin injury last season, but has started the other 25 games Oakland’s played in the last two years. He falls more into the category of serviceable than star, but the Raiders aren’t exactly swimming with the cap space to vault themselves into the latter category. He was less effective in the zone blocking scheme the Raiders used less season than he was in 2011, so the switch may produce better results this time around. Barnes started his career with the Jaguars as a second-round pick in 2005.’ var sw...

Oakland Raiders: Tim Tebow fantasy extravaganza

I want to start this out by saying that there is no way that Tim Tebow will ever wear Silver and Black in 2013, but imagine if Tebow became a member of the Oakland Raiders in 2013. This is what would happen if Tebow signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2013. For starters Tebow would compete with Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor for the starting job. Palmer would be cut for cap reasons...

Oakland Raiders - To trade or not to trade.

Two more starters and picks from the '09 draft have vacated for greener (Cha Ching) pastures. The very solid and productive Tight End Brandon Myers(79/806 4 tds in 2012) and pass rusher Matt Shaughnessy, who has been chronically injured but his potential is off the charts. With other starters including long time Raider and perpetually the best punter in the NFL Shane Lechler...

Mort: Raiders seriously thinking about drafting Geno Smith

There have been rumors over the past couple of months that the Raiders are interested in possibly drafting former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the third overall pick. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Raiders are serious about selecting Smith in the first round of next months draft. “They’re thinking about Geno Smith seriously, I believe,” said Mort, per...

Terrance Newman ‘strongly considering’ signing with Raiders, team also inks former Falcon defensive lineman Vance Walker

The Oakland Raiders are still very interested in free agent cornerback Terrance Newman and have hopes of signing him soon. According to Jerry McDonald of the, Newman is giving ‘strong consideration’ to signing with the Raiders. McDonald writes: ‘The agent for cornerback Terence Newman said Monday his client is giving "strong consideration" toward...

Report: Raiders give Rolando McClain permission to seek a trade

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders have given Rolando McClain’s agent permission to seek a trade.  If they can’t find a trace partner, he’ll then be released. Sources: #Raiders have given permission for LB Rolando McClain’s agent to facilitate a trade out of Oakland. If no trade, he’ll be released — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2013...

Report: Raiders give permission to Rolando McClain to seek trade

The wheels are apparently in motion finally for Rolando McClain’s departure from the Raiders. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Raiders have given permission to McClain’s agent to seek a trade for his client: McClain’s agent, Pat Dye Jr. of Sports Trust Advisors, recently requested the green light from Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie to shop McClain, the...

Mike Mitchell leaving Raiders for Panthers

It looks like the Raiders are about to lose another of their restricted free agents. This time it’s strong safety Mike Mitchell. Here’s Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer: Free agent safety Mike Mitchell says he’s agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with #Panthers. Will compete w/ DJ Campbell and H Nakamura at SS. — Joe Person (@josephperson) March 20, 2013 And from Mitchell...

The RaidersBlog Podcast – Episode 7

In episode 7 of the Raiders Blog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) discuss the opening of free agency, the Raiders losses and signings, and how these moves impact what they might do in the draft. or other podcast clients:

Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes

Right tackle Khalif Barnes will be back with the Raiders next season after he and the team reportedly agreed to a new contract on Wednesday. Barnes is the first of the Raiders’ 17 unrestricted free agents at the start of free agency who didn’t jump at the chance to get the hell out of Oakland. The team was previously 0-fer in retaining Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Brandon...

There was a car fire at the Raiders’ practice facility

Semi-scary and bizarre news out of Alameda, where early Tuesday a car reportedly was set ablaze at Raiders HQ. The Contra Costa Times has the details: A car fire at the Oakland Raiders’ training facility early Tuesday appears to be the result of arson, police said. Nobody was injured and the Raiders’ facility at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway never was threatened by the blaze, which...

Shane Lechler meeting with Texans

Punter Shane Lechler, better known as arguably the best and most consistent Raiders player over the last decade of Raiders ineptitude, is a long shot to return to Oakland. On Thursday, Lechler is scheduled to meet with the Texans. Houston is where Lechler, a Texas native, spends his offseasons. The Raiders entered free agency last week with 17 unsigned unrestricted free agents,...

Shane Lechler set to visit the Texans

Texans are bringing in punter Shane Lechler for a visit Thursday. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 20, 2013 The Texans were interested in Lechler last time his contract expired but Raiders gave him 4 mil a year. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 20, 2013   According to multiple sources the Houston Texans are bringing in free agent punter and Texas native Shane...
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