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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Safety Usama Young and cornerback Keith McGill injured during conditioning test

File this under: 'You have to be joking' file as Raiders' safety Usama Young and cornerback Keith McGill were injured while taking the team's conditioning test on Thursday. According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, the two defensive backs are expected to go on the PUP list and the good news is that at least they passed (if getting injured in a drill that is supposed...
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The Oakland Raiders will rely on Maurice Jones-Drew rather than Darren McFadden

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur predicts that Maurice Jones-Drew will supplant Darren McFadden as the Oakland Raiders’ featured running back this season. To complement the fragile McFadden, Oakland signed Jones-Drew to a three-year deal valued at roughly $7.5 million on March 28. Jones-Drew, who performed with a surgically repaired foot and battled a balky hamstring,...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders will cut Kevin Burnett

The Raiders won’t have cornerback D.J. Hayden in the lineup for a while after foot surgery and they won’t have linebacker Kevin Burnett in the lineup at all. Multiple reports from Raiders beat writers have the team parting ways with the veteran linebacker. Burnett missed a portion of the team’s spring work because of an ankle injury and Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders chances of winning the AFC West could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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Charles Woodson expects different mentality

Charles Woodson, reporting for his 17th NFL training camp, can feel the difference from a year ago. "We're not looking to build for next year," Woodson said Wednesday after arriving at the Napa Valley Marriott. "We're looking to win now. I look forward to going in this week and getting started and work toward the ultimate goal." The Raiders will have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Release Veteran LB Kevin Burnett

  Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Raiders have released veteran LB Kevin Burnett. There has been speculation for awhile now that Burnett could be expendable now that the Raiders have added some depth at linebacker. Burnett, 31, signed a two-year deal worth $5.25 million, which included a $1.285 million signing bonus back in March of last year. Last season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson: It’s a big setback for D.J. Hayden to miss practice

Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson told reporters on Wednesday that it’s a big setback for second-year corner D.J. Hayden to have to miss time as he continues to nurse a foot injury. “It’s a big setback,” Woodson said Wednesday, after checking in to the Napa Valley Marriott. “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being out on the field...
Via Pro Football Zone
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders CB DJ Hayden still nursing foot injury

Oakland Raiders 2013 first-round draft pick DJ Hayden is still nursing a foot/ankle injury and will have to be eased into full-time action this preseason, reports CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.   Veteran teammate Charles Woodson told Bair that Hayden’s absence from training camp is a “big setback.” “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

DJ Hayden still hobbled by foot injury

Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden stands to miss a huge chiunk fo training camp due to a foot iunjury that still hasn't healed. Hayden was in a walking boot during offseason practices, but apparently is still on the mend from what's being described as an 'ankle sprain.' according to CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair. Hayden could reportedly be a candidate to open...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew to start for the Raiders?

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle expects Maurice Jones-Drew to be the Raiders starting running back “@ferone10: who is #1 RB?” >> I will be surprised if it's not Jones-Drew — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) July 24, 2014 Of course MJD will win the job,  there’s no way Darren McFadden doesn’t get injured this season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Mailbag: Schaub the gunslinger, best camp battle, DJ vs DMC and more

@RaidersReporter Which one of the Raiders would play Doc Holliday in a remake of 1993 classic Kevin Jarre film, “Tombstone”? — Post-TraumaticSports (@SportsAnxiety) July 23, 2014 Whenever I get a troll asking me questions on here, I do my best to answer them in an attempt to steal said troll’s thunder. So rather than ignore Scott’s silly question (Scott, btw, writes a great...
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D.J. Hayden dealing with a foot injury

According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com,  Raiders second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden is dealing with a foot injury. Sources confirm DJ Hayden doesn’t have an ankle injury. It’s his foot. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) July 23, 2014 Hayden is expected to open camp on the PUP list.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who should replace Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden if he misses significant time?

The Oakland Raiders had a hellish season in 2013 in many ways, but most of all when it came to injuries. The team could not stay healthy and a serious lack of depth resulted in poor play across the board. So as the team prepares to enter training camp for the 2014 season, one can understand how frustrating it must be knowing that D.J. Hayden is still nursing an injury and may not...
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Justin Tuck: I see no reason why we can't be that team this year

The Oakland Raiders in the 2014 offseason started the 'something to prove' club and card carrying members defensive end Justin Tuck and running back Maurice Jones-Drew are leading the charge. "Everybody here has something to prove and they're going to work and we all know we have something left," Jones-Drew said, via Fox News. "If it was from a bad...
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Keep An Eye On: Colorado State-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner

Conventional wisdom has Henderson State QB Kevin Rodgers as the Harlon Hill Award favorite, and consensus top QB in Division II football. Not so fast, I say. Consider former JUCO transfer Chris Bonner of Colorado State-Pueblo. Bonner is a big, 6’7 230 pound passer with a strong arm, as you’d expect from a man of […] The post Keep An Eye On: Colorado State-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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