Oakland Raiders sign S Nate Allen

The Raiders needed safety help next to Charles Woodson, as they released Tyvon Branch, who has missed 28 games over the past 2 seasons, and Brandian Ross, who has played in Branch’s absence in each of the last 2 seasons, has struggled. This 4-year, 23 million dollar deal with 11.8 million guaranteed is a risky move for the Raiders. If Allen plays like he did last season, when he...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

What free agents do the Raiders need to re-sign

Between unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents and exclusive rights free agents, the Oakland Raiders have 22 players that they need to make a decision on. For the most part, the guys set to hit free agency are not very big names, but there are a few on the list worth discussing. So let’s take a look at the guys the RAiders need to re-sign and guys they absolutely need...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vernon Davis’ Future Uncertain in San Francisco

Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers gets past Brandian Ross #29 of the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images) After having a exceptional week one debut against the Dallas Cowboys, Vernon Davis all but disappeared this past season. Totaling 850 yards, 52 receptions and 13 touchdowns in 2013...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Game recap: Raiders vs Bills

The Raiders continued their recent trend of blowout losses on the road followed by great wins at home by defeating the Buffalo Bills 26-24. During the game, Raiders rookie QB, Derek Carr threw for 214 yards to bring his season total over 3000. He added 2 TDs and no INTs to lead the Raiders to their 3rd victory of the season. Once again, I was not able to watch the game because of...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly rewind: Derek Carr, Sio Moore, Raiders spoilers and much more

The Raiders are in Kansas City trying for their first season sweep of the Chiefs since 2012. Here is a recap of this week’s top stories to keep you busy while you get ready: - What to make of Sio Moore calling Colin Kaepernick a chump. (Clickety click) - Brandian Ross proving me and many others wrong this season. (Clickety click) - Oakland Raiders lead the league in redzone touchdown...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandian Ross proving me and many others wrong this season

Anyone who has followed my writing for very long knows I will eat crow when I am wrong. I have no problem admitting that I was wrong in one of my opinions because if you can’t show me a writer who is right 100% of the time. The season is not over yet, but with ten games under his belt, Oakland Raiders safety Brandian Ross is proving me wrong as we speak. Ross was not with the team...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron out with a concussion

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Oakland Raiders. Cameron was hit after a catch in the back of the head by Raiders safety Brandian Ross, drawing a 15-yard flag for unnecessary roughness. Trainers attended to Cameron on the field; in-stadium cameras caught Cameron glossy-eyed on the large screens...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns tight end Cameron suffers head injury

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron has been taken to the locker room to be checked for a concussion after taking a blow to the head on a pass reception. Cameron made a diving catch over the middle Sunday in the second quarter before he was struck by Oakland safety Brandian Ross. Cameron held on for a 21-yard gain and Ross was flagged for hitting a defenseless...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron Takes Scary Hit From Raiders’ Brandian Ross

Jordan Cameron took a scary hit from Raiders safety Brandian Ross on Sunday.
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders safety Usama Young out for season with knee injury

  As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday's 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL and MCL in the knee and will miss the rest of the season. With starter Tyvon...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday's 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL and MCL in the knee and will miss the rest of the season....
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders avoid the hot seat, one AFC coach and QB not so lucky

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders might as well throw in the towel on their 2014 season

Three games is enough. It might seem like too small of a sample size, but it’s not; accurate judgments can be made just three weeks into the NFL season. Some teams have proven to be contenders, while others have already shown to be pretenders. And there are about a dozen teams trying to decide which category they belong in. The first group is pretty easy to determine; it’s the...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandian Ross talks down to Raiders fans and shows he isn’t too good at spelling

The Oakland Raiders signed free agent safety Brandian Ross on Wednesday and almost immediately Raiders fans took to Twitter in order to express their displeasure with the move. Ross, a former Raider, filled in for Tyvon Branch last season with disastrous results. He was ranked as the worst safety in the league by Pro Football Focus and the next guy was not even close. So when seventh...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders place Branch on IR; claim Ross

LONDON (AP) The Oakland Raiders have placed safety Tyvon Branch on injured reserve and claimed Brandian Ross off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Branch broke his foot in Sunday's loss at New England and will miss the rest of the season. This marks the second straight year Branch was done in by an early season injury. He hurt his ankle in the second game of 2013 and missed the rest...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Claim S Brandian Ross Off Waivers From Dolphins

The Oakland Raiders announced that they have claimed S Brandian Ross off of waivers from the Miami Dolphins. The Raiders placed S Tyvon Branch on season-ending injured reserve to make room for Ross. Ross, 24, was waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday after they signed DT Deandre Coleman to a contract. He has played for a number of teams since entering the NFL including the Packers...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Sign DT Deandre Coleman, Waive S Brandian Ross

The Miami Dolphins announced Tuesday that they have signed DT Deandre Coleman to a contract and placed S Brandian Ross on waivers. The team has signed defensive tackle Deandre Coleman and waived safety Brandian Ross. — Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 23, 2014 Coleman, 23, signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of California this past May, but was unable...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Season 2014: Teams Look to Finalize Rosters, Practice Squads

Now the fun begins. Everyone get out your score cards – the release of many rookies and veterans over the weekend means teams are finalizing roster spots and practice squads before the Thursday night opener of the first week of the NFL season.According to Kevin Patra of, the Washington Redskins looked to strengthen their secondary follow word of the suspension of Brandon...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Add Depth to Roster, Sign 10 to Practice Squad

Business did not stop for the Miami Dolphins after final cuts were made over the weekend to get the team’s roster to the maximum of 53 players.The team has announced it has singed 10 players to its practice squad for the upcoming season.According to the team website, the following player were acquired:Sam Brenner, CenterMatt Hazel, Wide ReceiverTony Hills, TackleDavid Hinds, LinebackerSeth...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Person claiming to be Brandian Ross’ sister goes racist “defending” Ross

The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts along with the rest of the league on Saturday and one of the guys that lost his job was strong safety Brandian Ross. In 2013, Ross filled in as a starter for the injured Tyvon Branch to disastrous results. Easily one of the worst safeties in the entire league, it was not surprising that the Raiders drafted Jonathan Dowling in the seventh...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders cut Little, Ross to get to 53

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have cut receiver Greg Little, safety Brandian Ross and 20 other players to reduce their roster to the 53-man limit. Little impressed early in training camp but struggled in recent weeks in practice and exhibition games, leading to his release Saturday. Brice Butler made the team after catch four touchdown passes in the exhibition season...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Oakland Raiders Defense in 2014

The Raiders defense had flashes of being a good unit in 2013, but they wound up finishing 21st overall, 27th against the pass and 10th against the run. The lack of pass rush and depth across the board cost them several games in which they led going into the 4th quarter and that ultimately spelled their doom. Defensive Coordinator, Jason Tarver had to get creative with his LBs...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders safety position is questionable moving forward

The Raiders have entered off-season workouts today and have many new faces to build around. Safety is not one of them. Charles Woodson and his leadership are back but also with him are his 37 year old legs. The free agency window has likely closed on the Raiders therefore getting any help at safety must come through the draft. Depth is the main concern moving into the 2014 season...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: 49ers, Giants, Lions, Raiders & Ravens

  49ers 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release. Giants Giants C Dallas Reynolds officially signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender, according to the NFL transactions release. Lions Lions signed defensive backs Nate Ness and Aaron Hester on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Tender Contract To CB Chimdi Chekwa

According to Steve Corkran, the Raiders tendered an offer to exclusive rights free agent CB Chimdi Chekwa. Oakland tendered offers to OL Matt McCants, LB Kaelin Burnett, RB Jamize Olawale, CB Brandian Ross, RB Jeremy Stewart on Tuesday. Chekwa, 25, was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2011. He appeared in 15 games last season and totaled 24 tackles and...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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