Posted December 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates throughout.) By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press Pat Sims' future with the Oakland Raiders is unclear. He should have plenty of options for next season. The veteran defensive tackle is one of at least a dozen players on the Raiders who are set to become free agents in 2014. Seven of them are starters on defense, including all four on the line. With so many potential changes, the franchise is in nearly the same position it was a year ago when general manager Reggie McKenzie made sweeping changes to the roster and brought in 10 new starters on defense in order to save space under the salary cap. McKenzie will have about $50 million worth of cap room when free agency opens and coach Dennis Allen said he hopes to avoid totally overhauling the defense for a second consecutive year. Sims, who signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in March, isn't sure where he fits in. He is open to returning to Oakland but also hasn't ruled out moving on to play for a thir...

GM Reggie McKenzie, Raiders failing at drafting impact players

The Oakland Raiders have not had much success finding impact players in the first two drafts under general manager Reggie McKenzie. For an organization seeking to follow the Green Bay model where McKenzie worked before going to Oakland, it's not a good thing at all. The Raiders will have almost $70 million in cap space for 2014, the plan was to draft cheap talent and place veterans...

Oakland Raiders will have almost 64 million in cap space in 2014; Top Ten teams with the most money

The Oakland Raiders have the most money, but they will need to exhaust it on several players since they only have 46 players under contract.  Here is a list for you fans that are already looking forward to next season. 1. Oakland Raiders Salary cap room: $63,550,126 (46 players) Adjusted salary cap: $128,924,069 2. Jacksonville […]

Nnamdi Asomugha will sign a one day contract with the Oakland Raiders on Friday to retire

Nnamdi Asomugha, a first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2003 who spent the first eight seasons of his NFL career in Oakland, will sign a ceremonial one-day contract with the Raiders on Friday and retire as a member of the organization, the team announced Thursday night. Asomugha, 32, had 11 of his 15 career interceptions […]

Dennis Allen rips agent's 'ignorant' comments

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen responded to agent Jerome Stanley's comments about the motivation to start his client Terrelle Pryor in the season finale against the Denver Broncos. "I think they're putting him in hopes that he fails," Stanley told CSN Bay Area. "I think they're putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so (Allen) can then...

Raiders punter Marquette King adopts a family for Christmas and blesses them with gifts

Our former Diamond in the Rough punter Marquette King of the Oakland Raiders has always been a humble human being but today he adopted a family and took them shopping for Christmas gifts. He also provided tickets to Sunday’s game against the Broncos. “I wanted it to happen because I wanted to give back,” said […]

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to retire after 11 seasons, 79 INTs

Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire after 11 years in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders said Asomugha will announce his retirement officially at a news conference at team headquarters Friday. Asomugha had his greatest success in the NFL with the Raiders after being drafted in the first round out of California in 2003. He earned three Pro Bowl selections in eight seasons...

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A complete list of Raiders selected to this year’s Pro Bowl

In case any of you Raiders fans missed the NFL’s announcement of the players chosen for this year’s Pro Bowl, here’s a complete list of Raiders who were named to the game: FB Marcel Reece Congrats to all of the Raiders Pro Bowlers on this honor, especially to Marcel Reece, who is making his second consecutive trip to Hawaii!

Nnamdi Asomugha to retire with Oakland Raiders tomorrow

After eleven seasons in the NFL, Oakland Raiders corner back Nnamdi Asomugha will announce his retirement tomorrow (Credit: Bleacher Report) After eleven seasons in the NFL, former Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha will retire tomorrow as a member of the Oakland Raiders. Asomugha spent eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders...

Nnamdi Asomugha to retire as member of Oakland Raiders

Tweet   At one time Nnamdi Asomugha was worthy of being in the discussion of best cornerbacks in the NFL. Some considered him the best. Asomugha was among the few who could take away his side of the football field, forcing opposing quarterbacks to look elsewhere.   Asomugha was selected with the 31st pick in the 2003 NFL Draft and spent the first...

Nnamdi Asomugha to Announce Retirement Friday in Oakland

Former cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is calling it quits on Friday. The 11-year veteran will announce his retirement in Oakland, the Raiders reported Thursday evening. He leaves the game with 407 tackles, 15 interceptions and two sacks in 157 career games. The 32-year-old played three games as a member of the 49ers before being waived in November this season. His best days came during...

Nnamdi Asomugha will retire as an Oakland Raider Friday

The Oakland Raiders announced that former CB Nnamdi Asomugha will sign a one-day contract with the team and retire on Friday. It’s been really surprising to see how Asomugha’s career has gone since he departed for Philadelphia and a huge contract back in 2011. The Eagles paid gave him a five-year deal worth $60 million that included $25 million guaranteed, but he lasted just...

Nnamdi Asomugha, up and vanished like a fart in the wind

I think we will all remember where we were when we heard Nnamdi Asomugha of the Oakland Raiders/Philadelphia Eagles/not really a member of, but cashed check from, San Francisco 49ers retired.     I was out of town, and about to fall asleep on my wife while she watched, New Girl. When I got a text from my friend, who’s a diehard Oakland Raiders fan. Let’s call him Darryl Lenox...

Nnamdi Asomugha will retire as a Raider on Friday

    According to Scott Bair of,  free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire as a member of the Oakland Raiders on Friday. Nnamdi Asomugha will announce his retirement on Friday. He'll retire as a Raider. Press conference is set for Friday afternoon. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) December 27, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? ...

Nnami Asomugha retiring from football

Nnamdi Asomugha will sign a one-day contract with the Oakland Raiders and then retire. Asomugha, 32, was let go by the San Francisco 49ers in November after he was benched in Week 4. It was the final fall for Asomugha who had signed a five-year $60 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. A two-time Pro Bowler, Asomugha has opted to retire with the team that drafted him...
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