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Oakland Raiders Linebacker Shilique Calhoun Recounts NFL Scouting Combine Experience

The NFL Scouting Combine begins Feb. 28 in Indianapolis, so Shilique Calhoun recounted his experience participating in the event just a year ago.
Via Raiders.com
3 hours ago

Oakland Raiders Stadium Situation Remains in Limbo

It’s been an interesting couple weeks in the Oakland Raiders quest for a new stadium, but the situation is still as clear as mud. There is plenty of fodder for the stadium situation of the Oakland Raiders, which has both intrigued and frustrated Raider Nation. From Sheldon Aldelson taking his Goldman Sachs and going home to […] Oakland Raiders Stadium Situation Remains in Limbo...
Via Just Blog Baby
6 hours ago

TGS Offseason Preview: Oakland Raiders

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Oakland Raiders. 2016 record: 12-4 — 2nd place, AFC West What’s new? They’re coming off a winning season for the first time in over a decade. Projected salary cap space: $40 million...
Via This Given Sunday
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Defensive end

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Mario Edwards Jr, Jihad Ward Depth: Branden Jackson Free agent: Denico Autry (RFA) Last season the Raiders were missing an inside pass rush due in large part being without Edwards who was on injured reserve with a hip injury he suffered...
Via Silver and Black Pride
8 hours ago

Oakland Raiders: Top 5 Free Agent Tight Ends

Here are the top five tight ends that the Oakland Raiders should target via free agency. In 2016, one of the most underperforming positions for the Oakland Raiders was at tight end. Statistically, the team’s top two tight ends, Mychal Rivera and Clive Walford, combined for 551 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns on 51 receptions. Just as […] Oakland Raiders: Top 5 Free Agent Tight...
Via Just Blog Baby
8 hours ago

Donald Penn Appears on NFL Total Access

Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn made an appearance on NFL Total Access, and among other things, provided an update on Derek Carr. Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn recently appeared on NFL Total Access, and his segment is well worth the watch. He was honest and forthright when asked multiple questions, and he also […] Donald Penn Appears on NFL Total Access - Just...
Via Just Blog Baby
19 hours ago

Raiders LT Donald Penn “Derek Carr texted me that he is nearly 100%”

If 2016 taught us one thing about the Oakland Raiders, it's that they will go as far as Derek Carr's arm and legs will take them. We all brutally found that out when Carr broke his leg on Christmas Eve just before the playoffs were to begin. Without Carr leading the way the Raiders were a shell of the 11 win team they were with him and proceeded to lose in the first round of the...
Via Silver and Black Pride
1 day ago

Oakland Raiders Position Review: Linebackers

With the offseason underway, Raiders.com takes a look at the roster, and breaks down each position.
Via Raiders.com
1 day ago

Donald Penn: Derek Carr is “almost 100 percent”

Less than two months ago, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken leg. His rehab apparently is going well. Teammate Donald Penn appeared Tuesday on NFL Network and passed along some important information regarding Carr’s health. “I texted Derek two days ago and asked how he was doing, checking in, and he said ‘I’m almost…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Defensive End Khalil Mack Named Pro Football Focus' No. 1 Edge Rusher

Pro Football Focus recently named Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack the best edge rusher from 2016.
Via Raiders.com
2 days ago

WATCH: Kelechi Osemele backlips off highest swing in the world

Weighing in at 333 pounds, Kelechi Osemele is no small guy, and he defied gravity on Monday.Osemele was on vacation in Queenstown, New Zealand, where he visited the famous Nevis Swing. In case you don’t know, it’s over 500 feet high, so there’s a long way from top to bottom.Rather than jumping off it like most people, though, Osemele went big and backflipped off it. Pretty...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray likely done with the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders managed to put together quite an impressive rushing attack this year. However, rather than having one workhorse taking the majority of carries, the load was split between Latavius Murray, Jalen Richard and Deandre Washington.Murray was, in terms of carries, the back with the most of rushes, but the change of pace backs in Richard and Washington added a new dimension...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr is about to have a much bigger say in Raiders’ offense

Most Oakland Raiders fans would agree upstart quarterback Derek Carr played some of his best ball while calling the shots out of a no-huddle offense.Carr is about to call the shots more than usual in 2017.New offensive coordinator Todd Downing isn’t afraid to give Carr more control of the attack, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez:“There’s been a lot made about his command...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders ready to make a splash this offseason

The Super Bowl is finished and it is that time of year again. The offseason is not just a time for the team to kick back, but also time for the free agent frenzy to begin. This time a few years ago the Oakland Raiders were not a very hot team to bring in interest from top free agent targets. Although after what they have shown this last year and players like Bruce Irvin and Reggie...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Raiders OC Todd Downing takes over high-powered offense

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Todd Downing is walking into a pretty enviable position for his first career job as offensive coordinator. The Oakland Raiders have one of the NFL's top young quarterbacks in Derek Carr, a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, three Pro Bowl offensive linemen and a capable running game. Downing is familiar with all those ingredients...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Aldon Smith under investigation

There is no doubt the talent that Aldon Smith possesses when on the football field. While his talent is unquestionable, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Reports came out recently that the Oakland Raiders defensive end is currently being investigated for a domestic abuse incident that happen over the weekend. It is too early in the process to know the full details, but with...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith being investigated for ‘domestic incident’

Just when it seemed Aldon Smith was in the clear when it comes to off-field incidents comes a new report that he’s being investigated for what’s being described as a “domestic incident.”TMZ Sports has the exclusive report on this.“Sources tell us cops in San Francisco were called early Saturday morning and responded to a home in the city. Smith owns a house in San Francisco...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders expected to move on from Latavius Murray

Running back Latavius Murray has been with the Oakland Raiders since the 2014 season, and he’s been a more than productive member for the organization.He has nowhere near the value of quarterback Derek Carr or his plethora of wideouts, but Murray has been a solid presence in the Oakland backfield. He has rushed for for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns in his three-year career, including...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign head coach Jack Del Rio to new four-year contract

Prior to his arrival in Oakland, the Raiders were accustomed to giving coaches new contracts on a consistent basis. Unfortunately for the team, it just so happens that they were handing new coaches these deals on a near annual basis.But since Jack Del Rio joined on with the Raiders back in 2015, the head coach has brought success back to the silver and black.Now, just over a month...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr defends himself after being accused of promoting child labor

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tweeted what he thought was an inspirational message this week, but he was later forced to elaborate after the social media police jumped all over him.After a news story about a 7-year-old who saved $10,000 for college by recycling cans went viral on Thursday, Carr sent the following tweet: The young boy, Ryan Hickman, became hooked on recycling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed Las Vegas Raiders stadium still lacks financing

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Oakland Raiders and the board overseeing the proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas have high hopes for the project despite losing an instrumental supporter, but their plan is still missing hundreds of millions of dollars in financing. Team leaders and the stadium authority board met publicly Thursday for the first time since casino magnate Sheldon Adelson withdrew...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr trolled by Raiders teammate for resembling evil ‘Toy Story’ kid

Derek Carr obviously played a pivotal role in the Oakland Raiders’ return to relevancy this past season before a broken fibula halted a postseason run before it started. But that doesn’t mean his teammates aren’t open to trolling their superstar quarterback with a fantastic social media smackdown.Raiders offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele took to Twitter Tuesday night to point...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr Can't Resist Doing Arm Exercises on Leg Day

The Oakland Raiders' season did not end on a positive note. After looking like favorites to win the AFC West, they lost their last game of the regular season and the Wild Card playoff game the following week. A big reason for the Raiders' downfall was that star quarterback Derek Carr broke his leg in Week 15 and was out for the year. But Carr is already back in the gym working on...
Via Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith to be reinstated in March

Aldon Smith’s attempt at reinstatement for the Oakland Raiders’ playoff run was unsuccessful, but the linebacker should be cleared to participate in all of the team’s offseason program.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Smith is expected to be reinstated in March, assuming he does not have another slip-up with the NFL’s substance abuse program. Smith’s one-year suspension...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego officials have reached out to Raiders about move

With the Oakland Raiders’ potential move to Las Vegas hitting several major stumbling blocks, some San Diego officials are reportedly trying to swoop in. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, multiple San Diego officials, including mayor Kevin Faulconer, reached out to both the NFL and Raiders officials to make clear their willingness to accommodate a new NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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