The Raiders moved to 3-4 in a rocky win over the Pittsburgh Steelers this afternoon. Still, with wins difficult to come by in the NFL, any victory is welcomed for both the Raiders team and fans.
The highlight of the game took place on the first offensive snap of the game, when the Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor faked a handoff to Darren McFadden that caused most of the Steelersâ...
Last week: 31
The Raiders got a win against the Jaguars week 2, but things were back to normal in week 3 as they got blown out by the Broncos. Even the final score of 37-21 doesnât tell how big of a blowout it was. The Broncos had 31 first downs to just 1 punt, while the Raiders had 13 first downs and punted 6 times. The Raiders actually won the turnover battle by 2, recovering...
Oakland defensive back Brandian Ross made a fairly smooth transition from cornerback to safety this past offseason.
Trying to stop Denver quarterback Peyton Manning? That's an entirely different challenge.
Ross was named the Raiders' starting strong safety Friday, ending a week's worth of speculation over how the team would compensate for the loss of injured Tyvon Branch...
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September 20, 2013
Not only were the Raiders back in pads but today was also a âcompetition dayâ, per head coach Dennis Allen. The competition may have low stakes â which unit, offense or defense, gets to wear the silver colored jerseys instead of the hotter black ones â but it is a point of pride amongst the players and the team sessions were a lot more active today.
Dennis Allen didnât...
The raiders had their sixth day of camp today after a day off yesterday. Here are some notes. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter asÂ @LeviDamienÂ Â @ChrisMcClainÂ Â @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran)Â Â @VicTafurÂ @AsherMatthewsÂ @ChrisHansenNFL. I will be compiling all of their information throughout training camp. For all Raiders updates...
Newly christened cornerback Taiwan Jones is at a crossroads in his young career. Now that the Raiders cornerback position is stacked with DJ Hayden, Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter; Jones will be in a dog fight with Joselio Hanson, Philip Adams and Brandian Ross for one of the final roster spots. Jones is an explosive athlete that must find a way to make the team.
After running a 4...
On paper, the 2013 Oakland Raidersâ secondary looks extraordinarily better than what was put on the field in 2012. General Manager Reggie McKenzie did his best in dealing with a salary upheaval and a token of draft picks to put the best talent he could on the field. It took late in the season for him to realize that he had a âsecret weaponâ and decent cornerback in Phillip...
Defensive back Brandian Ross, offensive lineman Alex Parsons and running back Jeremy Stewart all have signed their exclusive rights tenders with the Oakland Raiders.
The team announced the signings on Monday, the first day of official offseason workouts for the Raiders.
Ross started one game last season and played both cornerback and safety in 14 games.
Parsons played sparingly...
Defensive back Brandian Ross spent two training camps with the Packers
Thereâs no place for crying in baseball and thereâs no place for sentimentality in pro football. General manager Ted Thompson shouldâve learned that lesson seven years ago when he decided to hold onto 35-year old William Henderson at the expense of promising young fullback Vonta Leach. He obviously didnât...
This piece is the third installment of predictions on the future of the Raiders.Â Below are the free agents that last pointed to the Raiders and my guesses as to the likelihood of their resigning with the Silver & Black.Â To be clear the percentages are completely made up and subjective.Â Let me know what you think in the comments or Â via Twitter where you can find me @AsherMathews...
Last week: 31 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.76 (30th)
DVOA: -28.2% (30th)
Weighted DVOA: -28.1% (30th)
The Raiders shut out the Chiefs last week and still are tied for the leagueâs worst scoring defense. Aside from a weird win over the Steelers week 3, the Raiders wins have all come against the Chiefs (twice) and the Jaguars, who are the leagueâs worst teams right...
The Oakland Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale from the Dallas Cowboysâ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. Olawale is the second player the Raiders have signed from another teamâs practice squad this season, following DB Brandian Ross, who was added from Green Bay Sept. 19. Olawale spent training camp with the Cowboys.
The Oakland Raiders announced this tuesday that they have signed free agent outside linebacker Vic Soâoto, marking another former Packersâ player that was brought by general manager Reggie McKenzie, who spent 17 years in Green Bay in administration duties. Soâoto joins cornerbacks Brandian Ross and Pat Lee as ex-Packers currently on the active roster, in [...]
Packers CB James Nixon
On Wednesday, the Oakland Raiders signed cornerback Brandian Ross to their 53-man roster. And today, the Packers have filled Rossâs spot on the practice squad with another cornerback.
James Nixon, an undrafted rookie cornerback, joined the team and joins Lawrence Guys as the Packersâ only two defensive players on their eight-man practice squad. Nixon started...
Former Packers CB Brandian Ross
When the Packersâ 53-man roster was released, one of the surprising âkeepsâ was cornerback Brandian Ross.
A second-year undrafted player out of Youngstown State, Ross put together a solid training camp and impressed the coaching staff enough to keep him on the roster as the 11th member of the secondary. However, he only lasted one week on the...
An old friend reached into his past Wednesday to sign Brandian Ross off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.
Last offseason, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie left Green Bay, where he was the Packers' director of football operations and likely got familiar with Ross when the cornerback spent his first season on the practice squad.
Ross, 22, made Green Bay's...
The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Brandian Ross to boost their banged-up secondary.
The Raiders signed Ross off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad Wednesday. Oakland is missing both of its starting cornerbacks with Ron Bartell out with a broken shoulder blade and Shawntae Spencer sidelined with a sprained right foot.
Pat Lee and Joselio Hanson are the likely starters...
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September 19, 2012
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers have made a change to their practice squad, releasing running back Marc Tyler to make room for cornerback Brandian Ross.
Ross was released from Green Bays active roster on Monday in order to clear a spot for linebacker Erik Walden, who had finished serving his one-game suspension.
Ross was on the Packers practice squad throughout the entire 2011 season...
The Packers release Brandian Ross, who they'd like to bring back to the practice squad. That and much more as the Packers begin the quick turnaround to Thursday's game against rival Chicago.
Packers linebacker Erik Walden re-instated
As the Packers turn the page on Erik Waldenâs one-game suspension, theyâve cut cornerback Brandian Ross to clear room for the 27 year-old linebacker.
Ross was inactive for Sundayâs game against the 49ers, but the Packers will likely try and keep him around on the practice squad. Teams have 24 hours to put in a claim for Ross before...
Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers:
My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
39 CB Brandian Ross
44 RB James Starks
57 LB Jamari Lattimore
76 DT Mike Daniels
Ted Ginn is inactive for 49ers today â takes away a big return threatâ...
Packers S M.D. Jennings is one of the new characters in the Packers secondary.
Weâve all sat through a terrible movie before. Iâm not talking about a movie where itâs so bad, itâs good. Iâm talking about a movie that is just plain bad, even painful.
Watching the Green Bay Packers allow almost 5,000 passing yards last season was like watching a bad movie, for a whopping...