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The annual NFL owner's meeting starts tomorrow, Monday March 25th and runs through Thurs March 28th. The Owners meeting is where the league finalizes the annual 32 compensatory picks and announces them to the teams.
The Raiders are widely expected to get fairly good compensatory picks based on losing elite CB Nnamdi Asomougha and other free agents last year. The maximum picks that can be awarded a team is 4. It seems unlikely the Raiders will get that many.
TFDS' guess is that the Raiders will get 3 compensatory picks - the first one in the third round, a 5th round and a 7th round pick. The compensatory picks come in at the end of the round. Most awarded will be at the end of th 7th round.
Normally the first pick available is the 97th pick but if the Raiders get the first possible pick this year, it would be 95th overall because the Raiders' 3rd round pick is gone with the selection of Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft and the Saints' 2nd round pick wa...
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It was reported by various Bay Area sports columnists via Twitter that “Big” John Henderson had announced his retirement. It was also listed on the STATS LLC website, which is owned and operated by the Associated Press. The defensive tackle that was cut by the Oakland Raiders earlier this week has made no such announcement. [...]
Last season, the Oakland Raiders selected Ohio State University QB Terrelle Pryor in the league’s supplimental draft. The quarterback was only on the field for one play last year but he said recently that there are no plans to make him switch positions moving forward.
During an autograph session in Pennsylvania this weekend, Pryor was asked about rumors that the Oakland...
The Oakland Raiders were the biggest winners among NFL teams receiving compensatory draft choices, picking up an extra third-round pick (selections 33-95), a fourth-round pick and a fifth-round selection.
In all, 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 15 teams on Monday. The Browns, Packers and Jets also came out well with extra picks: each team was awarded a total of four compensatory...
The Oakland Raiders have more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks.
The NFL awarded the Raiders picks at the end of the third, fourth and fifth rounds of April's draft based on free agents they lost and signed last offseason.
Oakland previously only had picks in the fifth and sixth rounds because of trades and the supplemental draft.
See our updated Depth Chart projections with guesses on where players will fall at this time.The Raiders went into 2012 free agency with almost no bodies at CB position and came out with a number of players that will be able to vie for the starting CB spots.The CB position will be one of the, if not the, most changed positions from last season. There are only 3 players that are...
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