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What Will Oakland Raiders Do With No. 4 Pick in 2015 NFL Draft?

With the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft (drumroll), the Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper. This is among the least surprising picks in our upcoming first edition first-round 2015 NFL Mock Draft. Over the next week and a half, we’ll be posting tons of articles to get you ready for the draft. It’s definitely a possibility that Oakland trades down and stockpiles additional...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders coach Del Rio Ready for Phase 2 ► Oakland Raiders: April 20, 2015 - Head Coach Jack Del Rio spoke with 95.7 The GAME as they broadcasted live from the Biletnikoff Golf Classic at Ruby Hill ... Raiders could go for defensive end Vic Beasley with first pick ► The Oakland Raiders are speculated to have plans to pick up defensive end Vic ... This development...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio on QB position: If you don’t have a healthy respect for it, you’ll get one soon

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is a defensive coordinator by trade; however, he says that one lesson he's learned is if a team doesn't have a quarterback, they are dead in the water. Del Rio spoke about the importance at last month's owners meetings. "I would say the importance of that position is I think one where if you don’t have a healthy respect for it, you’ll get...
Via 60 Max Power O
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Seven Round Mock Draft with First Round Trade

Round 1 (7) – Alvin “Bud” Dupree (Trade Down) I know it is taboo to project trades in mock drafts, but I am going to do it anyway. Sitting at #7, I think the Bears have three guys on their board that they love: Mariota, Leonard Williams, and Amari Cooper. They give up their 3rd and 5th this year and their 3rd next year to move up 3 spots to go and get one of those guys. Meanwhile...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings set price for Peterson, Raiders continue to be interested

According to Andrew Krammer of ESPN 1500, the Vikings have set the price for running back Adrian Peterson despite the team insisting they do not want to trade the rusher. Peterson was reinstated on Friday, but the running back stated that he wants a 'fresh start' on another team with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys being the top teams interested. Krammer writes: 'Per ESPN...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree Has Hard-to-Reach Incentives in New Contract

The Oakland Raiders gave new receiver Michael Crabtree a one-year deal worth $3.2 million in 2015, with $1.3 million in guaranteed money via his signing bonus, $1.4 million in salary and workout and roster bonuses worth $250,000 apiece. However, the potential is there for Crabtree to earn even more money—up to $2 million—in incentives. It’s just that those incentive escalators...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars sign C Stefen Wisniewski

Stefen Wisniewski, a 2011 2nd round pick, has made 61 starts over the past 4 years for the Raiders. After struggling out of position at guard as a rookie, Wisniewski graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 17th, 11th, and 22nd ranked center in 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively, which means that he’s been an average starter. Only going into his age 26 season, the only reason Wisniewski...
Via The Football Fan Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign C Stefen Wisniewski To A One-Year Deal

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jaguars have agreed to a one-year deal with former Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski. Wisniewski, 25, played out his four-year, $4,135,402 rookie contract and is, arguably, the best center still available in this year’s market. Oakland used a second-round pick on Wisniewski back in 2011 and he has gone on top appear in 61 out of 64 total...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sio Moore buys jerseys to give away because they are not sold in stores

The Raiders roster doesn’t many household names outside of Charles Woodson. However, they do have a few who may become just that in the coming years. Derek Carr showed promise during his rookie season. So did Khalil Mack. Among the other young players on the team’s roster who have performed well is linebacker Sio Moore....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders in on the pursuit of Adrian Peterson trade?

Adrian Peterson is officially a part of the NFL again, and the Minnesota Vikings are still hoping to retain him to play alongside of second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. While that is their dream scenario, he has much different plans and it doesn’t appear to be something that he wants to entertain. There are going to be quite a few teams interested in acquiring Peterson...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 4-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Leonard Williams, DT, USC View image | gettyimages.com I’m super excited when I see that Leonard Williams is still available at 4.  I anxiously waited to see who would go ahead of four.  While the need at defensive tackle isn’t huge, the Raiders could really benefit from an increase in production from their defensive line and from their pass rush.  I...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Raiders pick says mom tried to hit him up for $1 million after draft

Aaahhh the love of a mother… who apparently showed her true colors when the Oakland Raiders selected her boy, CB Phillip Buchanon, 17th overall in 2002 NFL Draft. According to Buchanon in his new book, New Money: Staying Rich, his mother asked for a cool one million after his big day: Soon after the draft, she told me that I owed her a million dollars for raising me for the past...
Via Low Brow Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders mock draft: 7-round predictions

With the draft now being three weeks away, it is time to look at how things are going to shape up for the Oakland Raiders. After a successful draft last year, the Raiders’ will continue to try and build their roster with young talent that can hopefully get them back to relevance in the AFC. Instead of just looking at the first round like most mock drafts, I will be looking at all...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Waking Up the Team is Hilarious

Ken Norton Jr. was an absolute beast of a player back in his day so it only stands to reason that he would be just as much of a beast when it comes to coaching. The only thing is that he doesn't hit people anymore for a living so he has to channel that intensity in another fashion. Thanks to this video from linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong it appears that he is putting his intensity...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Incentives in Michael Crabtree’s contract set the bar pretty high

The Oakland Raiders under Reggie McKenzie are becoming known for their unique contract structures. Unlike with other teams who try to defer payment of money, the Raiders take their bumps and bruises early with big guaranteed money in the first year so that they can cut their losses quickly in subsequent years if necessary. It’s proven to be a great way to keep the team in a good...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree Signs a One-Year Deal With the Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 07: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers tangles with D.J. Hayden #25 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) The Raiders announced the deal late Monday night. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree’s contract is worth $3.2 million...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Strengthen Offense, Add Another Weapon For Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders added another much-needed weapon for quarterback Derek Carr, signing free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree to a one-year, $3 million contract. The deal includes another $2 million in incentives, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night. [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Photo Credit: 49ers.com Crabtree, 27, visited...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree reportedly set to sign with Raiders

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is reportedly set to sign a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN’s Bill Williamson and Adam Caplan. The former No. 10 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers struggled at times in six seasons in the Bay, but he is a gifted athlete with run-after-the-catch ability. He has 347 career receptions for 4,327 yards and 26 touchdowns...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Best Targets With Fourth Pick

With less than a month to go before the 2015 NFL draft the speculation and buzz will only pick up; especially the team with the highest draft picks.  The Oakland Raiders have gotten very familiar with this process of the offseason; with a decade gone by since their last winning season.  Last year, the Raiders put the foundation in place with a stellar draft from top to bottom....
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why A No-Huddle Offense Will Work in Oakland

For about a week now, the Oakland Raiders have been in the early stages of their offseason workout program preparing for the 2015 season.The team plans on implementing the no-huddle offense, which should help the Raiders find rhythm to move the football and score some much-needed touchdowns. Oakland's free-agent acquisitions point to a faster, more athletic offense than the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why A No-Huddle Offense Will Fit The Oakland Raiders

For about a week now, the Oakland Raiders have been in the early stages of their offseason workout program preparing for the 2015 season.The team plans on implementing the no-huddle offense, which should help the Raiders find rhythm to move the football and score some much-needed touchdowns. Oakland's free-agent acquisitions point to a faster, more athletic offense than the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: First-round mock 3.0

Let’s give the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft another go, shall we? Here’s my first-round mock 3.0. As always, be sure to offer your thoughts below. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State We’re still hearing about Winston’s character issues, but Tampa’s need for a quarterback remains. He’s a risky guy in my eyes, but the Bucs will be keen to take...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL analyst doubts Khalil Mack’s ability to impact games for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders got lucky when Khalil Mack fell to them at number five in the 2014 NFL Draft. At the time, no one believed he would last that long and the Raiders jumped at the opportunity to get an impact defensive player. As a rookie though, Mack did the opposite of what everyone expected him to do. Coming out of college, Mack was expected to be a dominant force in the pass...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr Makes Fan's Day on the Beach

Derek Carr is giving Oakland Raiders fans something they have not had in sometime--hope. With the young gunslinger behind center the general perception is that if given the right tools the team may finally be able to climb out of the cellar. At the least Raider Nation can expect to have a much more entertaining team to watch.If that wasn't enough to like the guy what he was willing...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr Crashes Khalil Mack's Press Conference

The Oakland Raiders have been the team that everyone laughs at for way too long. They have been the picture of dysfunction and poor management for many years, but for the first time in years the team has hope. With the young core of players now on the team there is hope that the Raiders may finally crawl out of the cellar.From the looks Khalil Mack's press conference the other day...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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