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The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round pick cornerback D.J. Hayden to a contract before the first training camp practice.
The team announced the deal on Thursday, assuring that the entire 10-player draft class will be on hand when practice begins Friday.
It still has not been determined whether Hayden will be able to participate in practice right away after he underwent offseason abdominal surgery.
Hayden's offseason got cut short when he needed surgery in late May to remove scar tissue from the abdominal region. That operation came months after a near-fatal practice injury that ended his college career at Houston early.
Hayden was rushed into surgery last November for a tear of the inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body to the heart, after a collision in practice. Doctors had to cut through Hayden's sternum to save him. The injury is 95 percent fatal in the field, according to doctors, and is most commonly associated w...
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The Oakland Raiders reportedly took #24 from Tracy Porter and gave it to Charles Woodson without the former's knowledge, so he took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, the Oakland Raiders are very interested in adding offensive lineman Travelle Wharton to their roster. Williamson says the Raiders’ interest in Wharton as “high,” but no visits are scheduled at the moment.
According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, quarterback Matt Flynn is clearly the Raiders number one guy right now.
Quarterback Matt Flynn is clearly the No. 1 guy at this point, and looked the part with several accurate passes to the right receivers. Coach Dennis Allen liked Flynn’s effort but wants more consistency than the quarterback and other members of the passing game...
According to Steve Corkran of CSN Bay Area, both first round pick D.J. Hayden and second round pick Menelik Watson have been placed on the non-football injury list.
They will not participate in the team’s first practice in training camp on Friday. Hayden was hospitalized this offseason due to surgery to remove scar tissue in his abdomen.
It was directly related to the surgery...
As the Oakland Raiders open their first day of camp, many questions are answered and the journey to the regular season begins. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter as @LeviDamien @ChrisMcClain @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran) @VicTafur @AsherMatthews. I will be compiling all of their information throughout training camp. For...
Second-round offensive tackle Menelik Watson signed his rookie contract with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday leaving first-round cornerback D.J. Hayden as the team's only unsigned draft pick.
Watson signed his deal hours after most of the rest of the rookies, undrafted free agents and other young players filed off two buses as they arrived for a one-month stay at training camp...
The Oakland Raiders are set to begin their Training Camp practices for the upcoming season tomorrow morning in the beautiful Napa Valley. While the team initiates the most important part of the off-season in terms of building the foundation for the year, there are still a lot of questions to be answered about the 2013 members of the Silver & [...]
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Charles Woodson has landed back where he started his career — in Oakland — where the future Hall of Famer will almost certainly wrap up his career and cement in place in Silver and Black lore.
During his first stint in with the Raiders, Woodson was one of the elite corners in the league. He...
The Oakland Raiders have signed 2nd Round pick Offensive Tackle Menelik Watson. Watson was the 42nd overall pick and will battle Khalif Barnes for the starting RT position opposite Jared Veldheer. Watson is 6′ 5″ and weighs 315 pounds. The multisport athlete from England is fairly new to football but showed great promise in his one season at Florida State allowing only 1 sack...
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent offensive lineman Andre Gurode.
General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the deal Friday just hours after Gurode worked out for team officials at training camp.
Gurode has played in 151 games with 127 starts in 10 seasons with Dallas and Baltimore. He was active for two games with Chicago last season but did not see action.
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The Oakland Raiders continue to add castoffs. Andre Gurode is the latest player to sign a contract with the Raiders.
Gurode, 34, has not appeared in an NFL game since 2011. He spent 2012 with the Chicago Bears but they opted to cut him loose in December.
From 2006-2010 Gurode was a Pro-Bowl center for the Dallas Cowboys. He has not approached that level since...