Looking at how bad the Raiders’ 2014 free agent class was

The Oakland Raiders were only able to manager three wins in 2014 and a large part of the reason has been attributed to their poor free agent class. After two years of deconstructing the team and getting rid of bad contracts, the Raiders were finally ready to build. But despite entering the free agent period with the most cap space of any team in the league, the Raiders finished with...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie out vs. Broncos

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie will miss the season finale against Denver because of an ankle injury. Carrie was downgraded from questionable to out Saturday. The injury means Oakland will be without four of its top five cornerbacks for the matchup against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Starters Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown are on season-ending injured...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders rookie CB makes most of opportunity

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders cornerback Keith McGill's struggled to get on track his rookie season because of injuries and the time it takes to adjust to the NFL. McGill played just 18 defensive snaps over the first 14 games as he was relegated mostly to special teams duty when he was healthy. With starting cornerbacks Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers on injured reserve and...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

T.J. Carrie gives Raiders hope for a strong secondary in 2015

Perhaps one of the best things to happen to the Oakland Raiders this season was injuries. I know that sounds crazy, but two injuries in particular have been eye opening for the Raiders. With both starting corners Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers both missing time late in the season due to injuries, the team has been able to take a closer look at its younger talent and has been very...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Injury Report: Carlos Rogers, Latavius Murray, Jonathan Dowling

The Oakland Raiders are on the hunt for their second win Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. They sit at 1-10 with five games left to play. Other than four confirmed outs, the Raiders injury list is pretty short. #459322982 / The four confirmed outs according to the team website are safety Jonathan Dowling (back), running back Latavius Murray (concussion), cornerbacks...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders promote Atkinson from practice squad

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have promoted running back George Atkinson III from the practice squad and placed cornerback Carlos Rogers on season-ending injured reserve. Atkinson is the son of former hard-hitting Oakland defensive back George Atkinson Jr. He was added to the roster Saturday and will be eligible to play Sunday in St. Louis against the Rams as a returner...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders place Carlos Rogers on IR

The Oakland Raiders have placed corner back Carlos Rogers on injured reserve. Rogers, 33, has not played since Week 8 and was dealing with a knee injury. He was with the Raiders on a one-year deal and now will again hit the free agent market. In Rogers seven games with the Raiders Rogers made 35 tackles and forced a fumble. He should have little trouble finding another team willing...
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Carrie, Rogers out for Raiders with injuries

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Cornerbacks TJ Carrie and Carlos Rogers will miss the Oakland Raiders' game on Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs because of injuries. Carrie will miss his second game in three weeks with an ankle injury and Rogers will be out for a fourth straight game with an injured knee. Guard Gabe Jackson is questionable with a knee injury that forced him to...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Raiders should embrace their youth movement

The Raiders are all about the future, now. They may not win a game this year and, at this point, any wins they get are fine but won’t help anything. It’s not that winning isn’t important to the team – it is very important to the organizational figures whose job depends on success- McKenzie and his staff and, to an extent, interim head coach Tony Sparano. But to fans? Sure...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Injury Report: Carols Rogers, Justin Tuck, Chimdi Chekwa

The Oakland Raiders will have significant injuries in the secondary to deal with when they try to upset the defending champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Sunday: #453987224 / Oakland doesn’t have too many starters listed on it's final Week 9 injury report, but could be missing three cornerbacks. Carlos Rogers is the biggest addition...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Injury Report: Carols Rogers, Justin Tuck, Chimdi Chekwa

The Oakland Raiders will have significant injuries in the secondary to deal with when they try to upset the defending champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Sunday: #453987224 / Oakland doesn’t have too many starters listed on it's final Week 9 injury report, but could be missing three cornerbacks. Carlos Rogers is the biggest addition...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders may be without starting CB Carlos Rogers

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday's game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Rogers has started 55 consecutive games since 2010 but has been bothered by a sore knee this season. He has not practiced this week and is doubtful on the team's injury report. It's another blow to the NFL's 31st-ranked defense...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

After Review: video study of the Raiders’ Defense versus the Dolphins

I was not able to watch the Raiders game live due to a family medical emergency. Instead, watching the All-22 coaches film was my first time seeing this game – both on offense and defense. For my thoughts on the offensive tape, you can click here.   -The defensive tape was harder to watch than the offensive tape. The defense looked as bad as any defense I’ve ever seen, which...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Have NFL’s Oldest Roster

All 32 NFL teams got down to the mandatory 53-man roster requirements on Saturday. There were some surprise cuts, as a few teams out there made an effort to get younger entering the 2014 regular season.  The Oakland Raiders weren’t one of those teams. According to an article by Jimmy Kempski of, the Raiders boast the oldest NFL roster at an average of 27 years old...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders secondary is a cause for concern

The Oakland Raiders won their second preseason game of the year but it wasn’t pretty. The first team offense was unable to get much going and the first team defense allowed Matthew Stafford and crew march up and down the field on them. Once the starters were out of the game, the second and third stringers for the Raiders began a comeback that eventually led to a winning drive at...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Two most worrisome position groups

Dennis Allen is in “love” with the quarterback room, boasting a former Pro Bowler teaching an intelligent, motivated second round draft pick. The offensive line had $40 million invested into them in free agency, to gel with a 2013 second round mauler and a top tier center in the NFL. The running back position stars another former Pro Bowler as well as one of the league’s most...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Raiders Sign Another Free Agent Cornerback?

Second year Cornerback D.J. Hayden is out of action for at least up to 4 weeks. His time frame was 4-8 weeks from surgery he underwent a month ago to repair a stress fracture in his foot. His early camp injuries in his first two seasons has set him way back in terms of his development. This has also left a big question mark for the Raiders secondary. There is Tarell Brown and Carlos...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Camp Battles To Watch: Cornerback

The Oakland Raiders enter camp with a mixed bag of youth and experience at the cornerback position but both groups have questions to be answered long before any of them see game time. The competition to start at the coveted two cornerback positions will be fierce. In 2013 the Raiders started off the season with decent coverage in the secondary with veterans Mike Jenkins and Tracy...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ top five contract priorities

The 49ers currently have $8.165 million in cap space, or should I say “Kap” space, as the release of Carlos Rogers is now reflected. There are a lot of players that have expiring contracts after this season, a lot of ones that are significant players. These are the top five players that need to be resiged before the start of the season. You may also be interested in:San Francisco...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Get $6.6M In Cap Saving From Releasing Carlos Rogers, Could Propel Talks With Colin Kaepernick

  The 49ers are one of a few teams that received some additional cap space now that June 1 has passed. San Francisco designated veteran CB Carlos Rogers as a post-June 1 release back on March 11. This move frees up $6.6 million in available cap space, which comes at a great time for the 49ers given that they had a little over $1.73 million to work with as of last week...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders draft Khalil Mack with No. 5 overall pick

The Oakland Raiders selected pass-rusher Khalil Mack with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Raiders had four fewer sacks than any other NFL team last season with 12. Mack, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year out of Buffalo, had nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception in the season opener against Ohio State. He finished the season with 10.5 sacks among his...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Day One 49ers Draft Prospects: Kyle Fuller

The San Francisco 49ers have the 30th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The need for a cornerback has been created with the departure of veterans Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers. Both of them signed with the Oakland Raiders. It is very possible that the 49ers look for a corner in the draft. Today we will take a look at another one of the day one 49ers draft prospects, Virginia Tech corner...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders free agents are older, but are proven winners

Despite a slow start to a highly anticipated free agency, Oakland Raiders’ general manager Reggie Mckenzie has definitely picked up steam. The team has signed 12 free agents and re-signed four of their own who were set to hit free agency. Within Raider Nation, Fridays are fast becoming McKenzie’s day of work for that seems to be when all the new signings have occurred. The most...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With the Fifth Pick in the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders Select

The Oakland Raiders had arguably the busiest offseason of any team.  From the signings of multiple players including defensive ends Justin Tuck, Lamaar Woodley, and Antonio Smith, along with signing cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Terrell Brown, both formerly of the San Francisco 49ers.However, defense wasn't the only thing addressed after the signings of offensive tackle Donald Penn...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Made Big Free Agency Splashes After Dismal First Day

March 11, 2014 was the first day of the 2014 free agency period and it was a very tough day for fans of the Oakland Raiders. They watched in despair as two of their best players, LT Jared Veldheer and DE Lamar Houston went to other teams. Meanwhile, the deal with OL Roger Safford fell through because of a failed physical. Before the ink even dried on the Veldheer and Houston contracts...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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