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Raiders camp preview: Starting tight end position is up for grabs, who can haul it in?

The position of tight end has been on everyone’s lips this week as Jimmy Graham re-signed with the New Orleans Saints in a contract more akin to that of a wide receiver. For the Oakland Raiders, the position of tight end is actually not welcoming nearly as many new faces this year unlike some of the other positions on the Raiders’ roster. We have veterans David Ausberry, Nick...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders TE David Ausberry says he suffered a chipped bone, torn ligaments in shoulder last year

Just reading the following sentence makes me cringe in pain. Raiders tight end David Ausberry told reporters on Monday that he suffered a chipped bone and torn ligaments in his shoulder last year. TE David Ausberry said he chipped bone, tore ligaments in shoulder last year. "Nasty injury." Feels good now, not concerned w/ depth chart — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) June 2, 2014...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders place TE David Ausberry on injured reserve

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they’ve placed tight end David Ausberry on season ending injured reserve. The Raiders have signed G Lamar Mady to the active roster and placed TE David Ausberry on Reserve/Injured, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday. Ausberry, who suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s second preseason game, was inactive for the first...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ausberry will miss the rest of the preseason

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 Need NFL Tickets? Loading...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Don't put Ausberry as the Raiders starting TE just yet

David Ausberry continued his solid off-season today, lining up with the first team tight ends and coming down with every pass I saw come his way, although they were only short passes in the team session. Ausberry was even recognized by Allen, specifically, as a player that has impressed him in mini-camp, saying, “David Ausberry is another guy I’ve been impressed with. He’s...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ausberry expected to get the first shot at Raiders tight end spot

According to, David Ausberry is expected to get the first crack at the Raiders starting tight end spot since Brandon Myers left in free agency this offseason. This position group is remarkably thin, with little experience atop the depth chart. Gordon and Ausberry have 10 career receptions between them, and they’ll be expected to be take over for Myers in the passing...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Raider

I’ve written a lot about the immense potential of Oakland Raiders’ tight end David Ausberry and so far my predictions in training camp has not shown Ausberry taking the next step in 2012 because of shaky run blocking on top of the fact his main asset in pass catching has been inconsistent with too many dropped balls during camp. [...]
Via The Penalty Flag
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Criner and Ausberry key to Raiders pass offense

The Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer should have a strong camp to gel with his new receivers but most importantly to gel with Juron Criner at WR and David Ausberry at TE. Speed receivers have always been a hallmark of the Oakland Raiders over the years with Dokie Williams, Cliff Branch and current Oakland Raider [...]
Via The Penalty Flag
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

5 AFC West Sleepers

Every season, a few players come out of nowhere to change the fortunes of their teams and essentially change the landscape of the league while becoming permanent stars. In the past, guys like Arian Foster, Marques Colston, and Jared Allen have been “that guy.” Here are 5 players in the AFC West who could be [...]
Via Silver and Black Daily
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders continue to talk up David Ausberry

The Raiders lost Zach Miller in free agency last offseason and signed Kevin Boss to be his replacement. Boss struggled mightily in his first year in Oakland, catching just 28 passes for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Raiders cut him one year into a 4 year deal for salary cap reasons and didn’t bring in another tight end to take his place. This is because they love David Ausberry...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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