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Raiders save $5 million in cap space by releasing Nate Allen

The Oakland Raiders released safety Nate Allen on Tuesday, and the move will free up $5 million in salary cap space for the 2016 season, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.Allen signed a four-year, $23 million contract last March, but injuries limited him to just five games played in 2015. According to Pro Football Focus, he struggled in pass coverage and against the run.Based...
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Oakland Raiders release Nate Allen

One year after signing him to a four-year deal, the Oakland Raiders have decided to part ways with safety Nate Allen after just one season. ESPN’s Field Yates first reported the news, and then the Raiders confirmed the move on the team’s official website. Allen played in five games for the Raiders this past season. He totaled 14 tackles (11 solo), one interception and two...
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Raiders cut ties with S Nate Allen after 1 season in Oakland

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have terminated the contract of safety Nate Allen. Oakland cut ties with Allen on Tuesday, less than one year after signing him as a free agent. Allen's $4.9 million salary for 2016 would have been guaranteed if he was on the roster Wednesday. The 28-year-old Allen played just five games this season because of a pair of knee injuries....
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REPORT: Raiders Owner Talks With Sacramento About Possible Relocation

For the last few months, the rumor mill has continued to swirl with possible sites for the Oakland Raiders to move to if they decide in fact to leave their current home. There is the possibility of moving to Los Angeles if the Chargers don’t complete their planned more … there is also a chance they may replace in the Chargers in San Diego if the move does take place. Along the...
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Oakland Raiders: To re-sign or not to re-sign Rod Streater

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Just a couple of years ago, Rod Streater was the leading receiver for the Oakland...
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Reflecting on Oakland Raiders’ QB Ken Stabler’s Hall of Fame career

On February 6, the NFL announced the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Among the inductees is former Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Ken “The Snake” Stabler, who finally made it in after being named a finalist three previous times. Many Raiders fans have been waiting for this day for decades ever since the first time Stabler was announced as a finalist. Kenny Stabler spent...
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2016 NFL Draft: Five targets for the Oakland Raiders

If there is one team that seems to be on the rise in the AFC, it’s the Oakland Raiders. Derek Carr seems to be on a much better path than his brother David and Latavius Murray looks like a running back that can carry this team. The Raiders were just a few pieces short of being a contender in the conference this year and having to compete with the eventual Super Bowl Champions and...
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Ken Stabler proves Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process is a sham

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler passed away last July at the age of 69. While the cause of his death was cancer, he was said to be suffering through chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Stabler played 15 years in the NFL, earning four Pro Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl title as well as one MVP award. He was throw back in every sense of the word. A man that...
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Doing my best to make the Super Bowl about the Oakland Raiders

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Oakland Raiders are not in the Super Bowl but that doesn’t mean we aren...
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Video: Former Michigan Great Charles Woodson Ends NFL Award Acceptance Speech With “Go Blue!”

Charles Woodson won the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award on Saturday night.  The 18-year veteran, a nine-time Pro Bowler, announced in December that he is retiring.  At the end of Woodson’s speech, the former Michigan great shouted out his alma mater. “As always, Go Blue!” he said.  Charles Woodson won the NFL’s sportsmanship award, and he ended his acceptance...
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Charles Woodson drops a ‘what are those’ (Video)

Charles Woodson made a meme reference during the NFL Honors awards show on Saturday when he showed off his shoes. The Oakland Raiders legend went casual and was wearing a pair of Jordans with his suit. When he went on stage to accept the Art Rooney Award, he replied to Kanye for saying Adidas and the Yeezys are more popular than Jordans. He pointed to his Jumpmans and said “what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Packers, & Raiders

Bills Bills HC Rex Ryan explained during an interview with the Buffalo News that he’s open to doing whatever they can to improve their roster, even drafting a quarterback. “Like anybody, we’re trying to add to our football team,” Ryan said. “If somebody can help us make us better, you don’t shut yourself off to any position. That’s something that you’ve got to be...
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Sounds Like Michael Crabtree Was Not A Big Fan Of Colin Kaepernick's Work Ethic

Michael Crabtree is a year removed from his time with the San Francisco 49ers , but that doesn't stop the media from trying to get his opinion on the drama surrounding the team's one-time franchise quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Crabtree was discarded by the 49ers prior to the season, and found a home across the Bay with the Oakland Raiders (and did well). Kaepernick, on the other...
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Are the Oakland Raiders a potential landing spot for Wilkerson?

As free agency gets closer and closer rumors will begin to flood in about who teams are interested in signing. The first noise about the Oakland Raiders seems to be that they are extremely interested in making a move for New York Jets defensive end, Muhammad Wilkerson. Wilkerson was making a bit of noise earlier this season as he was upset that him and the New York Jets were unable...
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Raiders and Texans to play MNF game in Mexico City in 2016

What was yesterday a pretty strong rumor has now become official. The Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans will travel south of the border to play a regular-season Monday night game in Mexico. The Raiders announced the Mexico City game on Friday. The Raiders and Texans will play in Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, on Monday, Nov. 21 (which...
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Oakland Raiders: To re-sign or not to re-sign Donald Penn

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Oakland Raiders have a lot of big time decisions that need to be made this offseason...
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Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack Throwing Down The Power Dunk

Raiders fans are certainly happy to have Khalil Mack on the roster. The young linebacker has quickly become one of the best linebackers in the league after just a couple seasons. His physical presence is enough to make the average running back nervous and offensive lineman wish they were skinny.He is clearly a tremendous athlete that is capable of doing quite a bit on the gridiron...
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Roger Goodell not necessarily opposed to NFL team in Las Vegas

Roger Goodell has opened the door on an NFL franchise in Las Vegas. In an appearance on Wednesday’s Rich Eisen Show, Goodell was asked about the prospects of a team in Las Vegas, and he made it sound like he wouldn’t personally stand in the way if owners voted through a hypothetical proposal. “Ultimately, it’s the ownership’s decision,” Goodell told Eisen, via John...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Al Davis’ ghost still haunting NFL owners

The ghost of Al Davis still lingers over the NFL landscape, and in no small way. When Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke emerged victorious in the bid for Los Angeles, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said everyone was a winner in the deal. When asked about the fans in St. Louis, he quipped “Well, someone had to lose.” But the fans in St. Louis weren’t alone in their...
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Ken Stabler latest deceased former NFL player with CTE

Late former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler was the latest pro football player who was found to have Stage 3 CTE during a postmortem examination of his brain. Sadly, the news of a former player being posthumously diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease has become a norm. Stabler, who was 69 when he died last summer of colon cancer, was the NFL’s MVP in 1974 and...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

10 best defensive performances in Super Bowl history

In a league where “defense wins championships,” it’s amazing how seldom defensive players are truly recognized on the grandest stage of American sports: the Super Bowl. Typically speaking, a player on the offensive side of the football makes all the headlines and takes home the MVP award, but every few years it’s a defensive player who stands out most in the Super Bowl....
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Justin Tuck announces he is retiring from NFL

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. The 32-year-old, who won two Super Bowls as a member of the New York Giants, made the announcement via Facebook. After months of praying and careful consideration, I have decided to retire from the game of football. I've had 11 great... Posted by Justin Tuck on Monday, February...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray Forgets How To Run And The Defense Forgets How To Tackle At The Pro Bowl

During the Pro Bowl Jerry Rice commented during a sideline interview how he wished there would be a little more contact in the game. Back in his day they actually did have some, but nowadays the hardest hit in the game is laid by a fan in the stands on another fan. To be fair there are some guys that try to play a decent game--but there are not many of them.Oakland Raiders running...
Via FatManWriting
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Raiders may have had since November but proactive fan looking to block move to San Antonio

We wrote yesterday how the Oakland Raiders were eyeing Las Vegas as a possible destination after likely missing out on coming to Los Angeles, and now there’s a little bit of fuel to add to that fire. Twitter user Holden Caulfield pointed out was registered by a Mark Davis, which coincidentally is the name of the owner of the Raiders. Now that doesn’t mean...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' past image playing a role in NFL's relocation decision

There has been quite a bit of build up in the Bay Area to these next two weeks--to the Oakland Raiders officially filing to relocate to Los Angeles, and for a final decision on the matter to be made at the lague meetings in New York.However during the days since the Raiders--along with the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams-- reportedly filed, the situation appears just as murky...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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