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The Oakland Raiders have bolstered their struggling pass rush by signing defensive end Andre Carter.
The Raiders released offensive lineman Joe Barksdale on Wednesday to make room for Carter on the roster.
Carter is entering his 12th season in the NFL. In 163 career games with San Francisco, Washington and New England, Carter has 76 sacks. That's the eighth most among active players. Carter had 10 sacks last season for the Patriots before suffering a season-ending injury to his left quadriceps last December.
The Raiders (1-2) are tied for 28th in the league with three sacks through three games - just one ahead of last-place Jacksonville.
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Football fans across the world, especially those of the Oakland Raiders received some great news on Monday when it was reported that injured Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital.The former first round speedster spent Sunday night in the Eden Medical Center after the jarring hit from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy in the end zone. On the...
Last Sunday, the Oakland Raiders not only beat the Steelers, but also gave a big boost to their playoffs hopes. This time, the offense was the one who kept the team in the game and eventually put the Silver&Black in the lead. Here are this week’s offensive grades: Quarterback: Carson Palmer had his best performance [...]
A lot of people may not realize it, but the NFL actually has separate balls for kicking and passing. Quarterbacks do not throw the same footballs that kickers and punters kick and vice versa. Casual fans watching at home have no reason to know the difference, but one might think this information would be important for the officials, right? Not the replacement refs, of course.
Remember that roster spot opened a few hours ago by the departure of offensive lineman Joseph Barksdale? Well, it’s not there anymore. The Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of pro-bowler defensive end Andre Carter, conceivably getting the best player that was still on the market. Carter to the Raiders was not a out-of-nowhere deal. [...]
The Broncos have not been very good defensively to start out the season. They haven’t really played well in general, but their offense has scored over 25 points per game through the first three weeks. However, their defense has allowed more than three touchdowns per game, which has resulted in a 1-2 record.
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Offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale has been released by the Oakland Raiders, according to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com. Barksdale, a third-round pick in 2011, was inactive for each of the first three games this season. He joins fellow third-round pick cornerback DeMarcus Van **** and fourth-round pick defensive back Chimdi Chekwa as players the Raiders have parted ways with...
Last week: 31 (+0)
Still not sold on this team as being anything better than one of the best teams in the league. Their upset win over the Steelers was not completely shocking given how much the Steelers have sucked over the last year plus on the road. They are -43 on the road in that time period, including playoffs, and +137 at home. They beat Indianapolis by just 3...
The Raiders have signed former Patriots DE Andre Carter. Carter expressed an interest in returning to the Pats this offseason. More...— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 26, 2012A lot of fans wanted the Patriots to resign Carter, who was a huge boost for the Patriots pass rush this year. The reality was however, the Pats weren't comfortable with his health after he suffered...
This Sunday the Oakland Raiders will be going up against long time rival, the Denver Broncos. The Raiders lead this series overall with a record of 53 wins, 39 losses and 1 tie. The Raiders hope to make that 54 wins this Sunday, but the Broncos will do their best to keep it from happening. [...]
The play of Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer this past weekend can not be understated, but the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly helped the veteran quarterback out by declaring what they were going to do several times during the game pre snap.
You are likely reading quite a bit today about how "predictable" the defense was on Sunday, but most of the...
Oakland Raiders (1-2) at Denver Broncos (1-2)
I thought the Raiders were overrated coming into the season and now they’re even more overrated coming off a “surprising” win over the Steelers. Their upset win over the Steelers was not completely shocking given how much the Steelers have sucked over the last year plus on the road. They are -43 on the road in that time period,...
Former NFL Fullback Lorenzo Neal joins Fox Sports Tonight to recap the activity in the NFL after Week 3.
Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders
Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Raiders