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WATCH: Kelechi Osemele backlips off highest swing in the world

Weighing in at 333 pounds, Kelechi Osemele is no small guy, and he defied gravity on Monday.Osemele was on vacation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where he visited the famous Nevis Swing. In case you don’t know, it’s over 500 feet high, so there’s a long way from top to bottom.Rather than jumping off it like most people, though, Osemele went big and backflipped off it. Pretty...
Via The Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Have 4th Toughest Schedule in 2017

The Oakland Raiders will have the fourth toughest schedule in the NFL in 2017, based on the results of the 2016 season. The Oakland Raiders had a great season in 2016, finishing the year 12-4 and ending their playoff drought that had spanned since 2002. If they hope to start a new streak of winning […] Oakland Raiders Have 4th Toughest Schedule in 2017 - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog...
Via Just Blog Baby
7 hours ago

Watch: Trio of Oakland Raiders Bungee Jump in New Zealand

A trio of Oakland Raiders are on vacation in New Zealand, and they’ve decided to go bungee jumping. Three players on the Oakland Raiders — Kelechi Osemele, Taiwan Jones and Brynden Trawick — are on vacation together in New Zealand. The trio decided to go bungee jumping, among other things, and Osemele is sharing videos […] Watch: Trio of Oakland Raiders Bungee Jump in New...
Via Just Blog Baby
8 hours ago

Oakland Raiders: Top 5 Free Agent Inside Linebackers

Here are the top five inside linebackers that the Oakland Raiders should target via free agency. After an abysmal season from the defense as a whole, there was one position that the Oakland Raiders should absolutely solidify this offseason. That would be the inside linebacker position. Going into 2016, Ben Heeney was named the starter. Heeney struggled […] Oakland Raiders: Top...
Via Just Blog Baby
9 hours ago

Oakland Raiders Position Review: Wide Receivers

With the offseason underway, Raiders.com takes a look at the roster, and breaks down each position.
Via Raiders.com
15 hours ago

Offseason Journal: James Cowser Travels To China

James Cowser is spending a few weeks in Asia, participating in an internship with the NFL China. While he’s abroad, he’s documenting his experience for Raiders.com.
Via Raiders.com
16 hours ago

Latavius Murray likely done with the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders managed to put together quite an impressive rushing attack this year. However, rather than having one workhorse taking the majority of carries, the load was split between Latavius Murray, Jalen Richard and Deandre Washington.Murray was, in terms of carries, the back with the most of rushes, but the change of pace backs in Richard and Washington added a new dimension...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders say two banks ready to finance Las Vegas stadium

The Raiders claim they will have no trouble procuring the remaining money necessary to relocate to Las Vegas. According to a tweet from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (an unimpeachable source if there ever was one), Raiders president Marc Badain has been telling the league the Raiders will have little issue getting the financing for the stadium in Las Vegas. Badain, for his part,...
Via Silver and Black Pride
2 days ago

Oakland Raiders Position Review: Defensive Line

With the offseason underway, Raiders.com takes a look at the roster, and breaks down each position.
Via Raiders.com
3 days ago

Derek Carr is about to have a much bigger say in Raiders’ offense

Most Oakland Raiders fans would agree upstart quarterback Derek Carr played some of his best ball while calling the shots out of a no-huddle offense.Carr is about to call the shots more than usual in 2017.New offensive coordinator Todd Downing isn’t afraid to give Carr more control of the attack, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez:“There’s been a lot made about his command...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders ready to make a splash this offseason

The Super Bowl is finished and it is that time of year again. The offseason is not just a time for the team to kick back, but also time for the free agent frenzy to begin. This time a few years ago the Oakland Raiders were not a very hot team to bring in interest from top free agent targets. Although after what they have shown this last year and players like Bruce Irvin and Reggie...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Raiders OC Todd Downing takes over high-powered offense

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Todd Downing is walking into a pretty enviable position for his first career job as offensive coordinator. The Oakland Raiders have one of the NFL's top young quarterbacks in Derek Carr, a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, three Pro Bowl offensive linemen and a capable running game. Downing is familiar with all those ingredients...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Developer contacts NFL about privately funding stadium in San Diego

After years of battles to get the city of San Diego to help pay for a new stadium, the now Los Angeles Chargers abandoned hope. Less than two months later, there is another potential solution that could bring the NFL back to the Southern Californian city.As reported by Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Doug Manchester has approached the NFL about privately funding a new...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Aldon Smith under investigation

There is no doubt the talent that Aldon Smith possesses when on the football field. While his talent is unquestionable, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Reports came out recently that the Oakland Raiders defensive end is currently being investigated for a domestic abuse incident that happen over the weekend. It is too early in the process to know the full details, but with...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith being investigated for ‘domestic incident’

Just when it seemed Aldon Smith was in the clear when it comes to off-field incidents comes a new report that he’s being investigated for what’s being described as a “domestic incident.”TMZ Sports has the exclusive report on this.“Sources tell us cops in San Francisco were called early Saturday morning and responded to a home in the city. Smith owns a house in San Francisco...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders expected to move on from Latavius Murray

Running back Latavius Murray has been with the Oakland Raiders since the 2014 season, and he’s been a more than productive member for the organization.He has nowhere near the value of quarterback Derek Carr or his plethora of wideouts, but Murray has been a solid presence in the Oakland backfield. He has rushed for for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns in his three-year career, including...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr defends himself after being accused of promoting child labor

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tweeted what he thought was an inspirational message this week, but he was later forced to elaborate after the social media police jumped all over him.After a news story about a 7-year-old who saved $10,000 for college by recycling cans went viral on Thursday, Carr sent the following tweet: The young boy, Ryan Hickman, became hooked on recycling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed Las Vegas Raiders stadium still lacks financing

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Oakland Raiders and the board overseeing the proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas have high hopes for the project despite losing an instrumental supporter, but their plan is still missing hundreds of millions of dollars in financing. Team leaders and the stadium authority board met publicly Thursday for the first time since casino magnate Sheldon Adelson withdrew...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Raiders say Las Vegas stadium financing on track

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest on plans for a NFL stadium Las Vegas (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The president of the Oakland Raiders says financing for the proposed Las Vegas stadium will not be an issue despite the withdrawal of an instrumental backer. The remarks from Marc Badain before the board that oversees the proposed project came Thursday, less than two weeks after casino...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr trolled by Raiders teammate for resembling evil ‘Toy Story’ kid

Derek Carr obviously played a pivotal role in the Oakland Raiders’ return to relevancy this past season before a broken fibula halted a postseason run before it started. But that doesn’t mean his teammates aren’t open to trolling their superstar quarterback with a fantastic social media smackdown.Raiders offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele took to Twitter Tuesday night to point...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr Can't Resist Doing Arm Exercises on Leg Day

The Oakland Raiders' season did not end on a positive note. After looking like favorites to win the AFC West, they lost their last game of the regular season and the Wild Card playoff game the following week. A big reason for the Raiders' downfall was that star quarterback Derek Carr broke his leg in Week 15 and was out for the year. But Carr is already back in the gym working on...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith to be reinstated in March

Aldon Smith’s attempt at reinstatement for the Oakland Raiders’ playoff run was unsuccessful, but the linebacker should be cleared to participate in all of the team’s offseason program.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Smith is expected to be reinstated in March, assuming he does not have another slip-up with the NFL’s substance abuse program. Smith’s one-year suspension...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego officials have reached out to Raiders about move

With the Oakland Raiders’ potential move to Las Vegas hitting several major stumbling blocks, some San Diego officials are reportedly trying to swoop in. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, multiple San Diego officials, including mayor Kevin Faulconer, reached out to both the NFL and Raiders officials to make clear their willingness to accommodate a new NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders move to Las Vegas looking less and less likely after another investment disappears

Monday night, word came out casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was backing out of the Oakland Raiders’ stadium plan in Las Vegas. That news was the first blow to Oakland’s chances of relocating to Nevada. On Tuesday, the second blow came from Goldman Sachs. The Oakland Raiders and owner Mark Davis have been seeking the help of Adelson and investment bank Goldman Sachs to partially...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Alexander on free agency: ‘I really don’t want to go to a different team’

Lorenzo Alexander is headed for free agency, and after playing for four teams in the last five years, the veteran linebacker would like to stick around with the Buffalo Bills, and who could blame him after having the best season of his career with Buffalo? Alexander had 76 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception this past season, which earned him a berth to...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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