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Tonight the Oakland Raiders will be taking on the Saints in their second preseason game. Here are some things that HC Dennis Allen and GM Reggie McKenzie will be looking at tonight.
The offensive line- With the injury of Jared Veldheer there will certainly be shuffling of the Offensive Line. Who will step up at LT? Will the guard situation be sorted out and what players will be moved around to try to compensate for Veldheer’s absence.
The TE battle- Looking at the 5 TE’s on Oaklands roster that have a shot at making the team (Ausberry, Gordan, Kasa, Rivera and Mastrud) I can see any combination of them making the roster in any possible order along the depth chart. All have been unremarkable and the team needs someone to step and throw their hat in the mix to be the starter.
Pass Rush- Although the Raiders were missing 3 projected starters along the defensive line the lack of pass rush was evident and painful. I know it is early and the blitzing schemes are vanilla, but the fact of ...
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If any team can make the New York Jets‘ current quarterback situation look good—or at least not so hideous—its the Oakland Raiders. Rookie QB Tyler Wilson went just three-of-six for 28 yards in last week’s preseason opener and has been struggling mightily with the mental side of the game. The fourth round selection (No. 112 overall) fell behind undrafted free agent Matt McGloin...
The Oakland Raiders lost their most important player Jared Veldheer to partially torn triceps. While there still has been some speculation on how long Veldheer will be out, he will miss at least half the season for the silver-and-black. Former first round pick Alex Barron will be the man to replace Veldheer this season.
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Second year punter Marquette King looks like the next great punter in Oakland Raiders history. Last season, King was signed to be a training camp leg that had no shot of making the team (Basically an Eddie Carmona). King immediately impressed the Raiders brass with his thundering 70 yard punts but his lack of consistency was worrisome. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie...
Former New Orleans Saints and current Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter had his return to Crescent City spoiled when he exited the game with a groin injury, reports Dan Hanzus of NFL.com.
Battling rookie Tyler Wilson and expected starter Matt Flynn for time under center, Terrelle Pryor struggled in a 28-20 loss to the Saints on Friday night in New Orleans. Taken out of Ohio State by the Raiders in the third round of the 2011 Supplemental Draft, the 24-year-old Pryor completed 1-of-5 attempts for nine yards and again proved incapable of throwing with any velocity or...
Friday’s preseason game against the Saints is probably something the Raiders will want to forget. Not only for their performance but also because they may have lost 2 contributors for a significant amount of time. TE David Ausberry went down with an apparent shoulder or collarbone injury and CB Tracy Porter suffered a groin injury. Head Coach Dennis Allen said the injuries could...
Raiders tight end David Ausberry is expected to miss the rest of the preseason after injuring his shoulder during Friday night’s preseason game against the Saints, according to Vic Tafur.
Allen: Tracy Porter (groin) is doubtful for this week and David Ausberry (shoulder) is out for the rest of the preseason
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 18, 2013
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