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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer When the new regime took over the Oakland Raiders last January, they inherited an 8-8 team that fell one game shy of the playoffs, featuring an offense that could be prolific at times and a defense that was historically bad.
Ten games into the first season under general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen, the offense has taken a decided step backward, the defense has somehow regressed and the Raiders (3-6) are nowhere near being a playoff team.
The situation McKenzie and Allen entered was not an easy one despite the presence of a capable quarterback in Carson Palmer, a big-play running back in Darren McFadden and a handful of other playmakers on both sides of the ball. But the early returns have not been positive.
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Carson Palmer’s return to Cincinnati has been overlooked with so many other headlines making waves this week.
Last season Palmer was traded from the Bengals to the Raiders after a standoff with Bengals ownership yielded some seriously hard feelings.
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Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Monday that he’s “hopeful” RB Darren McFadden will be able to return from his recent ankle injury and play against the Bengals in Week 12, per Vic Tafur.
McFadden will need to practice throughout the week before we can consider him a go, but at least there’s a possibility. Marcel Reece figures to see more action even...
The Bengals are back to the break-even mark as they get ready for a reunion. Carson Palmer is returning to town.
The Bengals (5-5) have gotten back into playoff contention by playing their best games of the season back-to-back. They've beaten the defending Super Bowl-champion Giants 31-13 and the lowly Chiefs 28-6 in the last two weeks, emerging from a four-game losing streak...
Former Bengals and current Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Carson Palmer says he wanted out of Cincinnati last season for professional reasons and that it was time for him to go.
“Really just professional. Like I said, it was time. It was definitely time to move on, said Palmer, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. ”I’m glad the way it worked out and I’m glad for the Bengals...
Another week, another game cushion between Denver and the rest of the division. This thing is all but over, folks. Denver has a firm grip on things, however, even they have some new problems in the injury department going forward. As Denver preps for a likely playoff run, others in the division are starting to look ahead to 2013. Let’s [...]
Oft-injured Oakland running back Darren McFadden (ankle) will once again be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.Fantasy Spin:McFadden has never been a quick healer and the original diagnosis in Week 9 was 2-4 weeks. Marcel Reece is the best fantasy option out of the Raiders backfield after posting 193 yards from scrimmage last weekend.
Here are the inactives for today’s game: Saints at Raiders Saints: WR Greg Camarillo CB Corey White RB Darren Sproles LB Scott Shanle T Zach Strief DT Tyrunn Walker DE Junior Galette Raiders: DT Richard Seymour RB Darren McFadden RB Mike Goodson SS Tyvon Branch QB Terrelle Pryor G Lucas Nix T Willie Smith
Andy Dalton has never spoken to Carson Palmer, the quarterback he replaced last year. Coach Marvin Lewis has limited interactions with his former franchise player to a few texts.
There's not a whole lot for the Bengals to say about their awkward reunion coming up Sunday.
Palmer brings his struggling Oakland Raiders to Paul Brown Stadium for a get-together that neither side...
For seven seasons, Carson Palmer was the face of the Cincinnati Bengals, leading them to two playoff appearances and earning two Pro Bowl trips before the parties endured an ugly split last year.
Returning to Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since he was traded to Oakland, Palmer looks to help the Raiders avoid a fourth straight loss and keep the Bengals from a third consecutive...
Chances are good Carson Palmer will end up with more passing yards in a season for the Raiders than he ever had in Cincinnati. He has proven that his arm is as good as ever and still flashes the skills that made him one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks with the Bengals in 2005 and 2006, starting a year after he came out of USC as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and winner...
For over a year, fans have been looking forward to Carson Palmer's return to Paul Brown Stadium as the Raiders face the Bengals. When it comes to the players though, they moved on from it all during the lockout. The focus this week isn't on why Palmer decided he wanted out after eight seasons -- even though during Wednesday's conference call the reason slanted a lot...
Hue Jackson made a big impact in his two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
He helped revive Darren McFadden's career, turned Darrius Heyward-Bey from a bust to a capable NFL receiver and sparked a moribund offense that was one of the most inept in the league before he arrived.
Jackson helped bring credibility back to Oakland first as offensive coordinator in 2010 and then head...