Maurice Jones-Drew wants to prove he's still an 'explosive' running back

According to Dave Richard of CBS Sports, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew understands he'll have to compete head to head with Darren McFadden for the starting position. He said his weight is down to 215 pounds and wants to lose seven more pounds before training camp begins. Jones-Drew wants to demystify the myth that he can't run the ball effectively and...
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Raiders get hit hard early and often from NFL's toughest schedule

The Oakland Raiders' opponents' combined 2013 winning percentage is a whopping .578 and due to the fact it's the AFC West's turn to face the NFC West, which means matchups against World Champion Seattle, San Francisco, and Arizona. In addition the team will also face the New England Patriots to ice the cake.
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Breaking Down The Oakland Raiders 2014 Schedule

The Raiders schedule was released yesterday. I will take a week by week look at the schedule, which will give an idea of how they may fare this season. Here is the Raiders 2014 schedule: RAIDERS 2014 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE Date Time Opponent Sunday, September 7 10:00 AM at NY Jets Sunday, September 14 1:25 PM HOUSTON Sunday, September 21 10:00 AM at New England...
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Raiders see Taylor Lewan as the top OT in draft

By most accounts, Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is No. 3 offensive tackle in the upcoming NFL Draft, behind Auburn's Greg Robinson and Texas A&M's Jake Matthews. But the Oakland Raiders front office is seeing seeing quite different at the position. They're reportedly very high on Lewan as the top OT in this draft, according to the Oakland Tribune'...
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Which NFL Draft Prospects Have the Highest Ceilings?

With the 2014 NFL draft just two weeks away, even the average football fan is foaming at the mouth in anticipation of the big event. To help prepare, we’re going to highlight one high-ceiling prospect from every position. These aren’t necessarily the top players at each position right now. Instead, they’re the ones who have […] 
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Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t see why the Raiders can’t win in 2014

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t see why the Raiders wouldn’t be able to win this coming season. “No one knows which team’s going to win next year,” Jones-Drew said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “I don’t know why it can’t be us.” Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report tends to agree with MJD.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The...
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Derek Carr has the best arm in the Draft according to Jon Gruden

I really like Derek Carr, the Fresno State quarterback because he has become the underdog in the 2014 NFL Draft. Well Jon Gruden feels the same way. Gruden has seen the draft’s top quarterback prospects up close through the ESPN program “Gruden’s QB Camp.” And from Johnny Manziel to Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater to AJ […] The post Derek Carr has the best arm in the...
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Report: Raiders like Taylor Lewan more than Greg Robinson

According to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune,  the Raiders like Taylor Lewan more than Greg Robinson. I'm told the Raiders like Michigan OT Taylor Lewan better than either Greg Robinson (Auburn) or Jake Matthews (Texas A&M). — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) April 23, 2014 Robinson is regarded as the top offensive lineman in the draft by most people.  The Raiders clearly...
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Could Taylor Lewan go in the top 5? Oakland loves him

Everyone in the NFL draft has Greg Robinson of Auburn and Jake Matthews of Texas A&M ranked higher than Taylor Lewan the offensive tackle of Michigan. That is everybody except the Oakland Raiders. Today the Oakland Raiders beat writer reported that the Raiders loved Taylor Lewan the former Michigan standout offensive tackle. @Jerrymcd: I’m told […] The post Could Taylor...
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LaMarr Woodley ‘definitely’ sees Raiders as playoff team

In first season with the team, LaMarr Woodley believes the Raiders will accomplish something it's failed at for the last 11 seasons. Make the playoffs. "I can definitely see us as a playoff team," Woodley told KGMZ-FM on Tuesday, via "Last year going back and watching some film on the Raiders, there were a lot of opportunities here where they just...
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MJD on playing with Darren McFadden: “There’s no reason we can’t be one of the best 1-2 punches in the league”

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t sound like he’s worried whether he’ll start or not in 2014.  He’s looking forward to teaming up with Darren McFadden to create a deadly one-two punch for opposing defenses. “But first, we’re going to compete,” Jones-Drew said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Let’s see if someone can win the job. I expect us both...
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Raiders make a pick that will upset some fans in the cover32 Mock Draft 2.0

In the cover32 mock draft 2.0, the Oakland Raiders select: Anthony Barr, OLB UCLA In case you missed it, we did our first mock draft last week. In that draft, there were no trades involved and we all had to pick someone at the position where our team was slotted in the first round. With the second version, the cover32 editors were permitted to make trades with each other and that...
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Raiders start off-season workouts looking for respect

The Raiders started their off-season workout program today with “close to 100%” participation, according to Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece. Reece, and many of the Raiders key free agents, took to the podium to talk to the assembled media about their expectations for the 2014 season. The vast majority of the veterans that the Raiders signed in free agency were 30 or over, something...
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Maurice Jones-Drew: ‘My goal this year is to be explosive again’

The Oakland Raiders offseason program started Tuesday at the team’s compound in Alameda, Calif. Raiders new running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke with Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle about the upcoming season. “My goal last year was to show people I was healthy again and finish the season strong,” Jones-Drew said. “My goal this year is to be explosive again....
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Six remaining free agents the Oakland Raiders should consider

Much of the focus around the NFL is on the draft happening in a few weeks. But while the Raiders will surely add a lot of talent through the draft, there are also opportunities remaining in free agency to upgrade the team as well. Here is a look at six guys the Raiders should consider taking a look at. #6: Pat Angerer, MLB The Raiders haven’t added new talent to the linebacking...
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