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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders QB Derek Carr sharp in first practice

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion. Carr and Crabtree later connected for another long gain moments later despite solid coverage from safety Charles Woodson, Sitting in stands adjacent to the practice field, two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim Plunkett...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ 2013 Draft Class Not as Bad as it Seems

View image | gettyimages.com The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be the beginning of the return of the Oakland Raiders.  For the first time in a few years, the franchise had a first round selection at their disposal.  This was after the 2012 draft in which the Silver and Black weren’t on the clock until the supplemental portion of the third round.  Finally the Raiders would...
Via TopSportsReport
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gators Hire Former NFL Quarterback As Football Consultant

Florida has hired Charlie Frye, who played six seasons in the NFL, as a member of their program working with players and coaches.
Via Gamedayr
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr 'fired up' about Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper

Hope springs eternal for the Oakland Raiders starting on Friday as the team begins their 2015 training camp. With a few stellar additions - WRs Michael Crabtree and rookie Amari Cooper for Derek Carr to play with, the 2nd-year QB is downright giddy at the proposition of the two on either side stretching defenses. “We’re fired up about both,” Carr said, per the Fresno...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes On Raiders’ Young Guns and New Coaches As Camp Begins

“The wait is over,” Charles Woodson said, arriving at the Raider’s Napa training facility. “Reporting for duty, ready for work.” The full Oakland Raiders squad checked in Thursday for day one of training camp. Players participated in conditioning tests and spoke to the media ahead of Friday’s first team practice. “I’m excited, man. A lot of energy has been boiling...
Via BaySportsNet
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Punter Marquette King and ther Biggest Damn Hula Hoop You've Ever Seen

Training camp is an important part of the process in the NFL. Careers are not necessarily made there, but they can certainly be lost. So if you are lucky enough to be with a team in training camp you better take it seriously; just not too seriously. It is a game after all, and a game is supposed to be fun. You know--something you enjoy.It appears that 'too serious' is something Raiders...
Via FatManWriting
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson project not going well with Raiders

There have been very few players in the NFL over the past four years that have been more disappointing than Trent Richardson. The former Alabama star and No. 3 overall draft pick was virtually useless in two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, and he may be heading in that direction with the Oakland Raiders. In...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Veteran DT Dan Williams impressed with Mack, Cooper, and Hudson

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Dan Williams is spending his first season with the team after signing in the offseason and after watching training camp get started, he singled out a few names that have been standouts. Second-year linebacker Khalil Mack, rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, and offseason free agent signing center Rodney Hudson were players Williams said are difference...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Amari Cooper The Next Tim Brown? The positive vibes around the Oakland Raiders and recent first-round pick wide receiver Amari Cooper continued Wednesday when Hall of Fame wide receiver ... Coach Jack Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a new version...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

One Direction's Harry Styles taunts the Raiders (Video)

Harry Styles of One Direction taunted the Oakland Raiders during Monday night's concert in Kansas City. "'I support the Raiders', said NO ONE EVER!"We can't say for sure if Styles hates the Raiders. More than likely, he was simply pandering to Chiefs fans. That would be consistent with what we saw from One Direction last year, where they showed no shame in pandering to NFL fans...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Raiders CEO: Floyd Kephart does not offer a solution to the problem in Oakland

Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask went on 95.7 The Game yesterday in order to talk about a number of things football related, including the Raider of course. She discussed her new venture into the land of Twitter, she discussed the Tuck Rule and you know they weren’t going to let her leave without talking about the stadium issue. Before she resigned from the team, Trask was...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Amari Cooper will be Tim Brown like

What will be the impact of Amari Cooper in his rookie year with the Oakland Raiders?   Amari Cooper is making good first impressions with just about everyone these days with the latest being from two men who are among the greatest receivers to ever play the game one of them just so happens to be a man many proclaim to be the greatest receiver of all-time, Jerry Rice. CSN California...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carr's Progression Vital to Oakland's Success

It’s safe to say that last season Derek Carr persevered through adversity despite the many obstacles in his way. He somehow miraculously kept himself and the team united throughout an arduous year that consisted of ten straight losses to start the season, the team's complete lack of a running attack, his first head coach being fired after only four games, a receiving corps made...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Shot at Division Title?

The Raiders have made huge improvements to their roster and culture this year, which has led to optimism within the Raiders organization. A potential playoff push has Raider Nation excited and via the Raiders team website, Jack Del Rio was quoted saying, “Goal No. 1 is to win our division, and I don’t see why not”. What will it take for the Raiders to make a push for the division...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets won't hesitate to bench Geno Smith if he struggles

Rookie New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles isn’t going to blink twice about pulling the plug on Geno Smith if the young quarterback comes out of the gates poorly in September. Bowles has playoff aspirations in his inaugural season leading Gang Green. “I’m not going in to be 8-8,” Bowles said (h/t Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News). “Regardless of whether you...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LB Sio Moore placed on PUP list to start Raiders camp

Sio Moore's comeback season will start on the Physically Unable to Perform list.The linebacker will work his way back from offseason hip surgery from the sidelines of Raiders training camp.Per NFL rules, Moore can return from the PUP list at any time. His stay might be a short one after practicing in minicamp this spring.Still, the Raiders are being cautious at a thin position. Reserve...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio: I think the Raiders can win the AFC West in 2015

Jack Del Rio has some lofty goals for his first season in charge of the Silver and Black.“Goal No. 1 is to win our division,” the new Raiders head coach a group of business partners, sponsors, and suite holders. "And I don't see why not."His optimism isn't reserved for financial backers, though. Del Rio has maintained his team will be far more competitive this season than in...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The five most important Raiders coaches not named Jack Del Rio

Much of the attention paid to the Oakland Raiders in recent months (not counting stadium news) has been focused on the new additions to the team. That’s only natural considering the draft position and the fact that the team brought in a boat load of free agents. But if not for the flurry of activity for the Silver and Black this season, most of the attention would undoubtedly be...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: I don’t see why Oakland Raiders won’t win AFC West

  Jack Del Rio is a confident man, a trait befitting of NFL head coaches, but is he blind? Del Rio recently said in a video posted on the Oakland Raiders website, “Goal No. 1 is to win our division, and I don’t see why not.” Well, for starters, the Raiders haven’t won the AFC West since 2002. They’ve hired and fired eight coaches since then, with Del Rio being the ninth...
Via BSN Denver
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio envisions the Oakland Raiders as AFC West champions in 2015

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio always comes across as a no non-sense coach. It worked out for him in Jacksonville as a head coach. Even as a defensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos he found success early and often. The first year Raiders’ coach has a daunting task ahead of him. Resurrecting a franchise that hasn’t made the postseason since the 2002 season when...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Why DJ Hayden must have a breakout season

Most of the Oakland Raiders draft picks within the past few years haven’t been able to transition their game from the college scene to the NFL, resulting in Raider ownership turning heads around the league with their poor draft selections. Cornerback D.J. Hayden was looking like one of those picks that the franchise whiffed on, but this is his year, and his final year to prove...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Man in Raiders Helmet Robs a Circle K

Oakland Raiders fans have long had the unfortunate label of being a little less than model citizens. As a whole, this label is utterly ridiculous. But what happened at a Circle K convenience store in Tucson, AZ. earlier this month doesn’t bode well for their reputation. That’s right. It’s a dude robbing the store in a Raiders helmet. I guess one could say this is a good...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 NFL Rookie To Watch

The Oakland Raiders rookie to watch this season is none other than their first one, WR Amari Cooper.  Cooper was taken with the 4th overall pick as a weapon for young QB Derek Carr.  Cooper has deceptive speed, a nice lanky frame, and is an exceptional route runner.  He also rarely drops a pass.  He’s already stood out in OTA’s and is all but locked in as the Raiders number...
Via DraftSeason
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro cheerleaders in CA win labor rights under new law

The state of California took a big step toward improving cheerleaders’ work conditions this week. Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a new law requiring professional sports teams to treat their cheerleaders like employees, meaning they’re entitled to at least minimum wage and compensation for outside appearances and events. In the past, employers often had attempted...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio: Temporary home for the Oakland Raiders?

By next January, we should know what team(s) will be relocating to Los Angeles in time for the 2016 NFL season. That’s when the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams will likely put their stadium plans in front of the league’s 32 owners. For all intents and purposes, at least one team will be calling L.A. home by this time next year. The larger issue here is...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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