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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders make surprise cut releasing safety Jonathan Dowling

According to Vic Tafur of SFGate, the Oakland Raiders made a surprise move on Saturday waiving safety Jonathan Dowling, who was in the running for a starting position. Reports indicates Dowling was released due to 'maturity issues' and the team was actively shopping him before letting him go a day before the team's third preseason game. Tafur writes: 'Dowling had his first...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ waiving of Dowling’s sends message to the team

Fans and media alike were caught by surprise this afternoon when the Raiders suddenly announced that second year safety Jonathan Dowling was being released by the team. Dowling, drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 Draft, had been consistently running as the second team free safety behind Nate Allen and looked to be getting better as the weeks passed. In fact, he recorded his...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: First impressions of Mario Edwards Jr.

Half of the preseason is now in the books for the Oakland Raiders and although this isn’t enough to get a good idea how starters are coming along, it is enough to get a good look at some of the up-and-coming players from this years draft. Mario Edwards had a bit of slow start to say the least in his first preseason game. His play didn’t jump off the screen and he seemed to be...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Police Escort Through Napa Valley Irks County Sheriff Napa County officials are not happy with the "reckless" manner in which the Oakland Police Department led a motorcade of Raiders buses out of town last week ... Raiders look toward first cuts Monday The Raiders have done well hitting the sewers looking for talent over the last few years. ... But Oakland...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders finally update practice facilities

The Oakland Raiders premiered a state-of-the-art practice facility, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from local-media and the players. “When you see it for the first time, especially coming from the old weight room, it’s jaw-dropping,” said long snapper Jon Condo, entering his ninth season with the Raiders. “It’s definitely top of the art and one of the better...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive Rookie OT Quinterrius Eatmon

The Oakland Raiders officially placed rookie OT Quinterrius Eatmon on waivers Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. Eatmon, 23, signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of South Florida just a few days after this year’s NFL draft. During his senior season at South Florida, Eatmon started all 12 games ... The post Raiders Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Oakland Raiders Cheerleader Jennifer Embler

Might have to go to a Raiders game.
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders showing interest in 2016 college prospect LB Reggie Ragland

The Oakland Raiders have shown an interest in 2016 college prospect linebacker Reggie Ragland, who is one of the top linebackers in the country, and teams are already inquiring on what type of person they would be getting. His coach from Madison (Ala.) Bob Jones High, Kevin Rose, said that he has been receiving letters from NFL teams such as the Chiefs and  Raiders looking into...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five interesting tidbits about the new Raiders practice facility

The Oakland Raiders have upgraded their practice facilities including the weight room and practice fields in Alameda. The team has long been known as a franchise that was stuck in the past, from the way they scouted college players to the quality of their practice facilities. That’s all changed for the better now. Here are some tidbits that came out with the unveiling of the new...
Via cover32
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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....
Via cover32
6 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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 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
12 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...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
13 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
14 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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