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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Raiders to offer Randall Cobb $11M per year

The Oakland Raiders have the second-most available cap space and are prepared to make Green Bay Packers free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb a huge offer. According to Bill Huber of Scout.com, the Raiders are considering offering the 24-year-old Cobb $11 million per year. With a $57.4 million cap space, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who is a former Packers personnel...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: Oakland Raiders

Oakland got off to a terrible start in 2014 … again. The Raiders fired their coach … again. And the season ended like all the other ones have since 2002 – with this team’s players watching the playoffs from their living rooms. But 2014 may have brought a couple hints of hope. Derek Carr was far from flawless as the team’s rookie second round pick from Fresno State, but...
Via Zone Blitz
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch Visiting With The Colts Wednesday

Conor Orr of NFL.com reports that former Raiders S Tyvon Branch is visiting with the Colts on Wednesday. According to Orr, it sounds like this will be the first of multiple visits for Branch. The Raiders released Branch in a move that freed up $2.986 million in available cap space. There was talk for a few months that Oakland ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web round up: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Blueprint for Winning Free Agency ► Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie knows that his job is on the line... The Raiders Report: Back to Business ► Former NFL linebacker and Hayward-native Jack Del Rio returns to the Bay Area as head coach for the Silver and Black.... Report: LaMarr Woodley to be cut ► The LaMarr Woodley era in Oakland...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders fare well in logo power rankings

It’s the symbol that represents a city and a franchise; it’s the mark that fans wear with pride, showing their allegiance to their favorite team. That’s what makes a logo important. And while every NFL team’s signature is recognizable, not all of them are created equal. Some are classic and iconic. Others are modern and cool. But a few are downright putrid, bastions from...
Via cover32 - Raiders
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders fans could be looking at another offseason of short term, stop gap deals

Tired of the Oakland Raiders signing guys for one or two year deals as stop gaps while the try to build through the draft? Well don’t be surprised if you see a whole lot more of that. Yes, the Raiders need to spend a lot in order to hit the mandated salary cap floor, but that doesn’t mean they need to go crazy in free agency. As I have written before, and now has been written...
Via cover32 - Raiders
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ken Norton Jr. on Raiders defense: 'We’re going to outlast you, we’re going to do things better than you'

New Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said he will teach the swagger it takes to have a defense similar to the one he left in Seattle as their linebacker coach. Norton said that it starts with creating the correct environment and getting everyone on the same page. “We’ve been there before so I don’t think there’s many situations that are new to us,...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Need a Strategy for Free Agency

View image | gettyimages.com With the 2015 NFL league year set to begin on March 10th, along with free agency, the Oakland Raiders will have plenty of money that they need to spend to both comply with a spending minimum in the new collective bargaining agreement and to upgrade a roster that needs an influx of talent. This is where general manager Reggie McKenzie needs to strike...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where Do Oakland Raiders Look To Replace Tyvon Branch?

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders made the release of safety Tyvon Branch official. Branch was a fourth-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and while he brought physicality and playmaking instincts to the field, Branch couldn't escape the injury bug in Oakland. In the past two seasons, Branch played in only five games and totaled just 27 tackles.But the past is the past and the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting three big signings for the Raiders in free agency

Earlier in the offseason, I did a dream list of free agents the Oakland Raiders should target when free agency began. In preparing that list, I noted that it was more based on who I would love to see the Raiders sign rather than who I think they were actually going to pursue. It was early in the offseason and a lot of things change before free agency starts, including teams re-signing...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Prepare For Big Changes, Part Ways With Pro Bowler

The Oakland Raiders are releasing Pro Bowl edge rusher LaMarr Woodley, CSNBayArea.com reports. Woodley, 30, was a major bust with the Silver and Black. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound hybrid edge rusher looked out of gas, grading out negatively as a pass rusher and run defender (per Pro Football Focus) and posted just five tackles through six games in 2014 before suffering a season-ending biceps...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Expected To Release LaMarr Woodley Soon

As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be parting ways with defensive end LaMarr Woodley at some point next week, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. Woodley, who signed a two-year deal reportedly worth up to $12 million last offseason after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, registered five tackles in six games […] Raiders Expected To Release LaMarr Woodley Soon...
Via Steelers Depot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders to release LaMarr Woodley

In a move that pretty much everyone expected, the Oakland Raiders are reportedly set to release free-agent bust LaMarr Woodley after one unproductive season with the team. Woodley, 30, was playing out of position in Oakland’s 4-3 scheme last season. After struggling to see any action in the team’s first six games (five total tackles and zero sacks), the veteran pass rusher missed the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Releasing Veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley

Fallon Smith of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Oakland Raiders will release veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley at some point this week. According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Woodley will free up $5,187,500 in available cap space for the Raiders while creating no dead money. Woodley, 30, wound up signing a two-year contract worth $12 million with the Raiders last March. The agreement...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders finally trending up?

Since losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, the Oakland Raiders have been the epitome of dysfunction and losing. Oakland has not been back to the playoffs since, only twice (2010, 2011) winning more than five games in a season. The franchise has plowed through eight coaches since that fateful afternoon, ranging from Bill Callahan and Norv Turner, Art Shell and...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 9 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Raiders’ free agency possibilities

Last year the Raiders, flush with the highest amount of cap room of any team in the NFL, chose quantity over quality by eschewing most of the big-name free agents available and instead going for players that were once productive but looked like they may be slowing due to age. The strategy made a sort of sense because the team needed a large number of players from free agency due...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders draft Amari Cooper or Kevin White?

With the NFL combine now over, the scouting process for the this year’s draft is now fully underway. Prospects were able to show their physical tools and give teams an early look at their potential at the next level. For the Oakland Raiders, the NFL combine left the front office with a lot of homework to do from now until April. The assumption is that the Raiders will draft a offensive...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Must Retain Stefen Wisniewski

About a year ago, the Oakland Raiders watched as two pro-bowl caliber talents—defensive end Lamarr Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer—left for other clubs in free agency. While Houston's season with the Chicago Bears ended early due to injury, Veldheer was part of an Arizona Cardinals offensive line that made the playoffs despite having to protect three different starting...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Talks between Raiders, Oakland could stall quickly

Talk about fast tracking negotiations. A report from the San Francisco Chronicle in Northern California indicates that the city of Oakland and/or the Raiders will likely end discussions surrounding a new stadium in a month if there’s no “significant progress” on a stadium deal. This comes just days after the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers unveiled a plan to potentially...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders and Chargers may share stadium in Los Angeles

Thursday the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers presented a joint proposal to build a new 1.7 billion dollar stadium that the two teams would share in the city of Carson in Los Angeles county. The building of the stadium would be privately funded, and would allow the two AFC rivals to finally have the new stadium that both organizations have been craving for some time. The teams...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raiders GM fell asleep at NFL Scouting Combine?

If you want to know why the Oakland Raiders have struggled over the years. One moment from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday clarifies everything for us. Yes. That is Oakland Raiders general manager literally sleeping his way through combine events. The common fan might share McKenzie’s lack of enthusiasm for the annual event. However, Saturday is the biggest...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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