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Thursday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders Running Back Roy Helu, Jr. Eager To Get Back In The Mix After not practicing for nearly all of Training Camp 2015 and missing the Oakland Raiders' first two games of the preseason, Helu was back on the field with his ... 2015 Oakland Raiders Team Preview The Oakland Raiders have a full season's amount of wins—in the past three seasons, a meager 11 over that span....
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders & OT Donald Penn Discussing A Contract Extension

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a league source, reports that the Raiders and OT Donald Penn‘s agent have discussed possible contract extension. “I don’t want to get into that, just focusing on things on the field,” said Penn. “But yeah, that would be great. I love it here. I grew up a Raiders ... The post Raiders & OT Donald...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RB Trent Richardson's days numbered in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders have always been the team that will take a chance on a player who has the talent, but needs a fresh start. Oakland signed former No. 3 overall pick and ex-Colts running back Trent Richardson to a two-year, $4.1 million deal in March; however, he may not see much more of that contract. The deal is worth $3.9 million, with another $4.1 million available through...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five rookie opponents for the Raiders to keep an eye on

With the Silver and Black so close to the start of the regular season, it may help to look at five potential rookie headache, the Raiders will encounter this year. Rookies present interesting dilemmas, since there is very little film to dissect. The Raiders have enough to worry about this season. These rookies may not all succeed. However, if one does, they will alter the landscape...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Raiders’ “final” roster

The Raiders, along with every other NFL team, must trim their roster down starting next Tuesday to 75 players with another, bigger cut to follow on September 5th to get the “final” 53 players. That “final” roster is, of course, not final and is always a work in progress with changes and tweaks but for our purposes, it is the culmination of a training camp that began in late...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Oakland Raiders added depth and versatility to their defense Tuesday evening with the addition of free agent safety Mays. Contract details were not immediately disclosed. Mays, 27, reunites with Raiders defensive coordinator Norton, who coached Mays at USC. The former second round pick (No. 49 overall) was viewed as a “physical specimen with a freakish combination of size...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders unveil new performance center amid efforts to relocate to L.A.

The Oakland Raiders opened a brand new performance center at their Alameda headquarters this week. They showed off pictures of the recently completed facility on their website and promoted it on their social channels. Amid efforts to relocate to Los Angeles, the new facility has buoyed hopes that the Raiders would stay in Oakland. The reality is, it guarantees very little. Even...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck surprises Uber passengers looking for a ride

Uber customers looking for a ride on Monday were pleasantly surprised when Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck showed up. Rather than just getting a ride somewhere, these lucky customers were given a free copy of Madden 16 and a new Xbox. Not bad to win Madden and an Xbox console but even cooler to get it delivered to your place by Justin Tuck. Get on your @uber_SF apps now...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Kephart submits final plan for Oakland Raiders stadium

Floyd Kephart wants one last chance at saving the Oakland Raiders.The billionaire developer submitted one revised, last-ditch stadium proposal to the city of Oakland, according to Matthew Artz of Inside Bay Area.The skeleton of Kephart's new deal remains the same -- and that could be an issue. His previous submission was widely panned as too team-friendly and not Oakland beneficial...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck embraces his role as Raiders' elder statesman

Justin Tuck had role models like Michael Strahan to look up to when he first entered the league.He's that player for the Raiders defense now. Tuck is 32 -- which makes him on of the defense's most tenured veterans."Whether it’s a drill on the side or on the field, I feel like the young guys are watching me and I have to set the example," the defensive end told Bill Williamson of...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder takes Minnesota's boos in stride

Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Christian Ponder, a former Viking, expected to hear boos upon his return to Minnesota. So, when they rained down on him on Saturday evening at TCF Bank Stadium, Ponder wasn't surprised. "I was prepared for it, so it didn’t really affect me," Ponder said, per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. "It made it kind of fun coming back. It was good...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick observations from the Raiders vs. Vikings

After every Oakland Raiders preseason game I take a deeper look at the five top stories to emerge. But there are also plenty of other story lines worth mentioning.  Here are ten thoughts on the second preseason game for the Raiders.  Seventh round pick Dexter McDonald saw some playing time and did not look great. That’s ok though, he is a seventh round project for a reason....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Core players for the Oakland Raiders

As the Oakland Raiders go through their rebuilding to become a playoff team once again it is important to recognize which players should be considered the core of this team. The names that will be mentioned are not just the players that are good, but more so are younger players that will be around during the turn around of this organization. So without further ado here are your top...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Young players must develop for the Raiders to end losing streak

Safety Charles Woodson and kicker Sebastian Janikowski skewed the average age of the roster last year, but he Oakland Raiders are actually a young team. The anchors of the offense and defense are just 24, with quarterback Derek Carr leading the offense and defensive end Khalil Mack anchoring the defense. If the Raiders are going to break from the losing ways of the last 12 years...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers rookie Mike Davis foots bill on $2,000 dinner tab

Veterans forcing a rookie to foot the tab on a pricey dinner out is a tried and true NFL tradition (here), a lesson San Francisco 49ers first-year running back Mike Davis learned all too well over the weekend. Davis, drafted in the fourth round — 126th overall — in the 2015 NFL Draft, posted a photograph to Instagram showing how he was on the hook for an expensive meal outing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rod Streater returns to practice, Raiders face tough choices at WR

Rod Streater, arguably the best wide receiver on the Raiders at this point last year, has missed the first 11 practice sessions with an undisclosed illness. According to Streater, the illness isn’t only undisclosed – it’s as of yet undiagnosed. “I’ve worked with the doctors for a while trying to figure out what was going on,” Streater told reporters after today’s practice...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson’s laughable run shows he hasn’t changed a bit (video)

Trent Richardson may be sporting a new uniform, but he’s still the same sluggish runner who has poor vision and consistently fails to find and hit open holes. This was evidenced by his performance in the Raiders’ first preseason game against the Rams, in which he had five carries for just 18 yards. Check out this one run in which Richardson had a walk-in touchdown if he had just...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wow! Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson Really Sucks!

When he was in college Trent Richardson looked like he was going to be a beast when he got to the NFL, but somehow in the process of making the transition he seemed to lose a lot of what made him so good in college. His 3.3 yards per carry is just plain awful and surprising for a guy that has been given every chance to succeed (614 career carries).How bad is he? Well--looking at...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trent Richardson's embarrassing run vs. Rams

    Trent Richardson is looking like the Trent Richardson of old. And that’s bad news for the Oakland Raiders. Richardson rushed for 18 yards on five carries Friday in the Raiders’ first preseason game. If he had any sense of vision, he would have had at least five more yards and a touchdown, which would have given him some respectable numbers. Take a look at this run...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner Mark Davis is still dominating the hair game

    The Oakland Raiders are hoping for some major changes this year after winning four or less games in each of the past three seasons. But one thing that ain’t changing a bit is the fantastic hairstyle of team owner Mark Davis. Davis, the son of the late Al Davis, has always had one of the most intense bowl cuts you will ever lay eyes on. In recent years, he has gotten...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders privy to sneak peek of Ice Cube’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’

The Oakland Raiders have a major fan in actor/rapper Ice Cube, who let the team have a private screening of his movie, “Straight Outta Compton” on Wednesday night. Ice Cube sends Raiders sneak preview of “Straight Outta Compton” — NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 13, 2015 The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on Thursday...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Oakland Raiders

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Oakland Raiders. 2014 in a nutshell: Rookie quarterback Derek Carr injects some optimism into a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002, but they give up a league-high 28.3 points per game and finish 3-13. Why 2015 could be different...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How N.W.A. put the world on the Raiders, Rodney King and roguish police

By Lawrence Ware / @law_ware For a brief moment in the early 1990s, I was a Raiders fan. Every summer, my cousins and I would go to Idabel, Oklahoma, to spend the summer at my grandmother’s house. I am an only child of a deeply religious mother, so it gave me a chance to hang out with people my age and catch up on the cool stuff. They would teach me about the latest music and...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has 50-50 chance at making Raiders roster

Flip a coin and call heads or tails, and you have nearly the same chance of guessing correctly as Oakland Raiders embattled running back Trent Richardson has of making the team’s final 53-man roster. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Richardson’s chances of playing in Week 1 are “about 50-50.” The running back is on thin ice to say the least as the preseason begins...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

After signing a “prove-it” deal with the Oakland Raiders this offseason, it appears Michael Crabtree is already staking his claim as a primary target for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. Head coach Jack Del Rio spoke in glowing terms about the former San Francisco 49ers receiver after the first day of training camp. “He stood out today, made some nice catches,” Del...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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