RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

LOOK: Amari Cooper is now ripped, doesn’t even look like same player

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is known for his blazing speed, but not really for his size and ability to out-muscle opposing defensive backs. But judging by what he looks like now, the latter will likely change. Cooper weighed only 203 pounds last season, however, a recent photo of him at training camp makes it look like he put on roughly 20 — all muscle. I need to get on...
Via The Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to limit Marshawn Lynch's workload in 2017?

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Oakland Raiders revolves around just how much Marshawn Lynch will be utilized running the ball. Based on the crazy amount of fans flocking to buy his No. 24 Raiders jersey, people are expecting big things from Beast Mode.Based on what Raiders beat writer Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News wrote in his training camp preview, he might...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks

What to expect out of the cornerback position for the Oakland Raiders as training camp gets underway. Going into the Oakland Raiders 2017 training camp, the emphasis on improving on the defensive side of the ball is going to need to be a priority. More specifically, the defense needs to particularly improve on the back end. […] Raiders Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks - Just...
Via Just Blog Baby
12 hours ago

Is Raiders’ starting middle linebacker currently on the roster?

Will one of the Raiders’ current linebackers show himself worthy of the starting job or will the Raiders eventually look elsewhere? What a situation the Raiders find themselves at the middle linebacker spot. There is no clear favorite for the job and a grand total of 5 games experience at the position on the current roster. Those games belong to Ben Heeney and Cory James who each...
Via Silver and Black Pride
13 hours ago

Bruce Irvin is the Raiders most underrated player

Irvin may be the Raiders best defender not named Mack. Last offseason, the Raiders signed Bruce Irvin to a four year $39 million dollar contract. A $10 million a year salary is a pretty good indicator of the team’s expectations for Irvin. He has thus far lived up to those expectations and would have been more widely celebrated if not for the presence of the otherworldly Khalil...
Via Silver and Black Pride
14 hours ago

Oakland Raiders 2017 Position Battles: Specialists

Take a closer look at the Silver and Black's special teams unit.
Via Raiders.com
17 hours ago

Top Five Raiders training camp battles of 2017

Things are heating up in Napa. The Rookies, first year players, and quarterbacks have arrived and the rest of the team will be there on Friday. When they hit the field on Saturday as a full squad, there will be some camp battles that will heat up as well. 1. Right tackle This one is a free-for-all. Marshall Newhouse appears to have the lead at the moment. His primary competition...
Via Silver and Black Pride
17 hours ago

Oakland Raiders Open Up Pre Camp At Napa Valley Training Complex

Several players have arrived in Napa, Calif., for pre-camp training, here's what you need to know.
Via Raiders.com
18 hours ago

Oakland Raiders Pre-Camp Primer: Training Camp 2017

Several players have arrived in Napa, Calif., for Pre-Camp training, here's what you need to know.
Via Raiders.com
18 hours ago

Derek Carr predicts Khalil Mack’s 2017 sack total

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr provided a prediction for Khalil Mack’s sack total for the upcoming 2017 season. With the Oakland Raiders set to kickoff training camp, it’s a great time to start making some predictions for the 2017 season. While many fans and analysts tend to make predictions, players will occasionally chime in with some […] Derek Carr predicts Khalil...
Via Just Blog Baby
20 hours ago

Monday news roundup: Oakland Raiders

8 Players on Oakland Raiders‘ 2017 Roster BubbleThe volume on training camp buzz increased a notch with players around the league reporting back to the practice field. The Oakland Raiders still have time … Raiders fans react to the start of 2017 training campThe Oakland Raiders are set to begin training camp this week, which means two things. The first is that the long...
Via 60 Max Power O
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper shows up to training camp looking jacked

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has been doing some serious work in the weight room ahead of the 2017 NFL season.He showed up to camp on Sunday looking like he ate Khalil Mack for breakfast. We sure hope that extra bulk doesn’t slow this kid down.Remember, we’re talking about a young man who torched the track at the combine a couple years back, running the 40 in 4...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch helping keep legendary Oakland restaurant open

Marshawn Lynch is Oakland. Marshawn Lynch has always been Oakland. Even when he was playing for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, Lynch’s Oakland roots were never too far from him. So when Lynch decided to come out of retirement to play for the Raiders, it was not necessarily a huge surprise.Not only is this the city Lynch hails from, he remembers growing up in downtrodden...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch prevents Oakland restaurant closing by buying it

Marshawn Lynch’s celebrated return to the NFL to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders continues to be one of the better story lines of the offseason.And now comes word that Lynch has stepped up to prevent a landmark Oakland-area restaurant from closing by purchasing it.FOX 2 KTVU reports that Lynch has agreed to take over the operation of Scend’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch owns entire West Coast in jersey sales

Marshawn Lynch’s celebrated return from retirement to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders has been a fascinating story this NFL offseason. And it looks like Lynch’s pro football homecoming is translating into enormous jersey sales, not only in the Oakland area but the entire West Coast as well.According to data provided by NFL Shop, via ESPN, Lynch has the best-selling jersey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Davis is Looking Down Smiling at the Oakland Raiders

Al Davis is an NFL legend. He was commissioner of the AFL before the merger that created the National Football League. He loved the Oakland Raiders with all his heart. For Al it was all about winning; hence his signature saying, “Just win, baby!” But how would Al Davis have reacted to this recent relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas? I believe this is actually a dream come true...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Is Karl Joseph poised for a big year?

The Oakland Raiders did a lot to try and build up this secondary, which was a bit of a weak spot for the team last season. Bringing in players like Obi and Conley will certainly help, but fans should be hopeful for the development of last years first-round pick, Karl Joseph. The Raiders drafted Joseph to be the hard hitting enforcer that this team was missing on the back end of the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Confusing ad leads to hundreds showing up for jobs that do not exist with new Raiders stadium

When you are on the search for a new job, you sometimes go out on a limb or head out on a whim to take up a job opportunity. On Thursday in Las Vegas, hundreds of job searchers showed up to inquire about a potential job opportunity to help with the building of the new football stadium for the Raiders. There was just one problem. Those jobs do not exist yet.A misleading flier distributed...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Jihad Ward seen with a left leg injury

The Oakland Raiders second round draft pick in 2016, Jihad Ward, was seen in a photo today with what appeared to be a cast on his left leg. This is news to most fans and NFL analysts out there and what procedure was done is still unknown for now. Ward has had somewhat of an injury history with his left leg as he had surgery on it once before when he played with Illinois. The hope...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr asked what he’ll buy with new contract and offers surprising answer

Derek Carr just finished a great season and followed it up by becoming the highest paid player in NFL history. As a young quarterback negotiating with a team with cap space, resulted in a monstrous five year, $125 million deal. Carr, 26, threw for 28 touchdowns in 15 games last season, leading the Raiders to the playoffs.When recently asked what he’d spend all of that money on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Raiders make Derek Carr highest-paid player in NFL history (for now)

As of June 22, 2017, The NFL has a new highest-paid player in league history. His name is Derek Carr.According to multiple reports surfacing on Twitter from multiple NFL reporters, the Oakland Raiders have inked their franchise quarterback coming off an MVP-caliber season to a new five-year contract valued at $125 million. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, that makes...
Via The Comeback
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Derek Carr signs five-year extension with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have signed Derek Carr to a contract extension that will reportedly make him the highest-paid player in NFL history.Carr announced the new contract himself on Twitter, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth $125 million over five years. Carr’s brother David seemingly confirmed the details of the extension with a tweet of his own: The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Carr, Raiders closing in on record deal

The Oakland Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr are reportedly close to a deal that could pay the quarterback a record $25 million per season.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the deal, which may make Carr the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history, should be finalized by the weekend. Carr had made clear he wanted an extension done by training camp, and he looks set to get his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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