Found November 03, 2011 on Fox Sports:
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer DeMarcus Van **** has come a long way from his rough introduction to life in the NFL. Picked apart in the preseason and throughout training camp, the rookie Oakland Raiders cornerback is coming into his own after getting thrust into a starting role. Despite being targeted regularly by teams that have tried to avoid throwing at the more-accomplished Stanford Routt, Van **** is holding his own. He has allowed just 10 completions on 26 passes thrown his way so far this season, according to STATS LLC. That's the eighth best rate of any cornerback who has had at least 20 passes thrown his way.

Darren McFadden looks to be out for week 9

The injury bugged has hit the Raiders offense hard this season.  Darren McFadden is looking like he’ll miss this weekends week 9 match up against the Denver Broncos according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.  McFadden went down in week 7 against the Chiefs and the Raiders were hoping the week 8 bye would be enough time for McFadden to heal. The Raiders are planning...

Darren McFadden Won’t Play Against Broncos

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been officially ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Michael Bush will carry the load in McFadden’s absence.  I woudn’t even be surprised to see Rock Cartwright and Taiwan Jones get some carries.

Carson Palmer says he has Raiders’ playbook down pat

After two weeks in Oakland, Carson Palmer says he’s ready to run the Raiders’ offense. In his meeting with the media Wednesday, Palmer said that he was lost in his first few days with the team (something that will come as no surprise to anyone who saw Palmer’s first game in a Raiders uniform), hard…

Houshmandzadeh signs with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday they had signed free-agent wide receiver TJ Houshmandzadeh. Houshmandzadeh played eight seasons in Cincinnati, six with recently acquired Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. The 34-year-old veteran auditioned for the Raiders earlier Tuesday, with coach Hue Jackson eager to see if the two former teammates could assist Oakland's passing game...

Raiders' Jackson: Houshmandzadeh deal 'wasn't Carson's idea'

This one seemed obvious: You bring in a veteran passer like Carson Palmer and -- on a team with mostly young wideouts -- he asks for veteran T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who enjoyed his best seasons with the quarterback in Cincinnati. But this signing wasn't Palmer's doing.

Carson Palmer gets his Man

Carson Palmer’s training buddy while he was retired, as well as his favorite target in their hay days in Cinci (if there is such a thing in Cinci), TJ Houshmandzadeh has signed with the Oakland Raiders.  Hue Jackson said Carson had nothing to do with the signing, but I’m really doubting TJ would be here [...]

McFadden Likely to Miss Sunday's Game

It appears more likely that the Raiders will be without running back Darren McFadden for Sunday’s game at the Coliseum vs. the Denver Broncos. Several reporters who cover the team reported seeing McFadden on crutches Wednesday, with his right foot still in a walking boot. McFadden sprained the foot early in the Raiders’ 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Oct. 23, Oakland’s...

Raiders RB McFadden still sidelined by mid-foot sprain

The Oakland Raiders finally ruled out running back Darren McFadden for Sunday's game against Denver because of a mid-foot sprain.

Palmer 'comfortable' with Raiders' attack after bye week

The Raiders are hoping a drastically different Carson Palmer takes the field Sunday. Rushed into service against the Chiefs in Week 7, he scattered interceptions across the field and admitted to the media it was a "complete shock" to play.

Oakland RB McFadden ruled out

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will miss Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos with a foot injury.

Analysis: Houshmandzadeh Helps

The Raiders signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh to veteran minimum contract on Tuesday. Houshmandzadeh is familiar with Hue Jackson and Carson Palmer from their days together in Cincinnati. Palmer also worked out with Houshmandzadeh during his “retirement.” Aside from Houshmandzadeh’s familiarity with Jackson and Palmer, what does he bring to the table as a receiver? Houshmandzadeh is [...]

Bush Ready to Roll vs. Tebow's Broncos

Broncos coach John Fox knows Darren McFadden isn’t expected to play Sunday, but he also knows it’s not likely to make much of a difference in the Raiders’ game plan against his team Sunday. “You know when you play the Raiders you’re going to play a physical, up-front team that’s going to pound it at you, running the ball,” he said on a conference call this week. ...

Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh joins Raiders

The Raiders attempted to speed up the chemistry process between new quarterback Carson Palmer and his receivers...
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