Khalil Mack’s goal: Win rookie of the year, put Peyton on his back

Oakland Raiders first-round pick Khalil Mack has two goals this season: Win defensive rookie of the year award and sack Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. “I want to prove that they got a top guy,” Mack said, via ProFootballTalk. “My goal for my rookie season is to be defensive rookie of the year.” Mack will have two chances to sack Manning, Week 10 when the Raiders...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jabrill Peppers Shows Off His Ability To Dunk A Basketball

It’s been said 1,000 times, but Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers is an absolutely insane athlete. Aside from being a potential lockdown DB hailed as the next Charles Woodson, Peppers is a menace in the return game and can potentially line up on offense and make an impact. He’s also an excellent sprinter, as he’s able to run 100 meters in 10.52 seconds. Peppers’ latest...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers To Wear No. 5 At Michigan, Blake Countess Gets Charles Woodson’s No. 2

The mystery of what number star freshman Jabrill Peppers will wear at Michigan this season appears to be over. The Wolverines’ official roster for 2014 was released yesterday. Peppers, the five-star recruit rated as a top 10 player nationally in the 2014 class, will wear No. 5. Blake Countess, a junior defensive back, will wear No. 2, Charles Woodson’s former number many expected...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 bold predictions for the Packers’ 2014 season

With minicamps wrapping up and training camp about a month away, here are five bold predictions for the Green Bay Packers for the 2014 season.   HaHa Clinton-Dix will win Defensive Rookie of the Year. The Packers were lucky to snag the best cover safety of the class with the 21st overall pick. Now, the Alabama product has the chance to make an immediate impact in the Green Bay secondary...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Allen: Raiders have ‘improved tremendously’

The Oakland Raiders have completed a weightlifting program, a rookie minicamp, 10 OTAs and a three-day mandatory minicamp this offseason, and coach Dennis Allen can already see improvements.   “I think we’ve had an outstanding offseason,” Allen said, via “I think our team from the day that we started the offseason program to where we’re at now, we’ve...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers Predicts He’ll Win A National Title During His Freshman Season

As one of the most highly regarded recruits in Michigan history, the expectations for incoming freshman athlete Jabrill Peppers are quite high in Ann Arbor. The 6-foot, 205-pound likely cornerback was rated as one of the top-five players in the country by nearly every recruiting service. Many have optimistically compared him to Charles Woodson, perhaps the greatest college defensive...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers Hasn’t Decided What Number He’ll Wear, Might Have To ‘Earn’ Woodson’s No. 2

On Thursday, a photo surfaced of Jabrill Peppers’ apparent locker at Michigan. The incoming defensive back has drawn comparisons to former Wolverine legend Charles Woodson, and many assumed he’d wear the former Heisman winner’s No. 2 when his locker featured a No. 2 jersey.  Brady Hoke said today, though, that Peppers hasn’t decided what number he’ll wear this fall. It...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers will apparently wear Charles Woodson’s old No. 2

Jabrill Peppers says he’s not looking to be the next Charles Woodson for the Wolverines as he prepares to enter the U of M fold this upcoming season. However he’s going to continue to generate the comparisons, especially coming in as a five-star recruit with plenty of hype surrounding him. Oh yeah then there’s this by way of MGoBlog… Per the mgoboard, this gets me hype: pic...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jabrill Peppers Will Apparently Wear No. 2, Charles Woodson’s Number, At Michigan

Jabrill Peppers is trying his best to downplay the comparisons to the greatest defensive back in the history of Michigan football, but he’s not going to escape them.  The five-star cornerback will apparently wear No. 2 at Michigan, the number of former Heisman winner Charles Woodson.  Per the mgoboard, this gets me hype: — Alex Cook (@alexcook616...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers Stays Humble Amid Charles Woodson Comparisons

Blue-chip Michigan signee Jabrill Peppers.(Twitter/@MaizeBlueNews) Jabrill Peppers is one of the most highly touted players in the incoming freshman class. Any Michigan cornerback is going to feel pressure in living up to the legacy of Wolverine legend Charles Woodson, but that pressure is unique for Peppers in that Woodson has made some light comparisons himself. To Peppers credit...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good could the Raiders defense be?

The Oakland Raiders defense has been revamped every season since the Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen era began. Last season was the most dramatic change with only a couple of returning starters, but this year is not far behind. It looks as though the Raiders may only have four starters from 2013 who are starting again this season. My early prediction of the starters on defense for the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Interesting betting lines for the Raiders 2014 season

As the Raiders finish up organized team activities this week and enter mandatory mini-camp on June 17th, fans in Raider Nation have to be itching for some football. In the interest of creating some thought provoking fun. How about I propose some questions to ponder and maybe bet with either your friend or enemy for the upcoming 2014 season. Will Charles Woodson play in over or under...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders’ DJ Hayden could be out until training camp

Two weeks ago, Oakland Raiders second-year cornerback DJ Hayden injured his ankle participating in the Raiders offseason program. The following week, he was seen at OTAs on the sideline, in a walking boot. On Monday, when the Raiders gathered for another OTA session, Hayden still wasn’t on the field. Instead he remained in a protective boot. When the injury happened, the severity...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Raiders’ Actions Must Speak Louder Than Words

During the Raiders OTAs, the players have been very open with the media and the theme is the same with everyone who has been interviewed: This team will be competitive in 2014 and they will win. What else would they say? No player is going to say otherwise, especially if they expect to be on the team. QB Matt Schaub stated that there are 6 or 7 number one guys. Safety Charles Woodson...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

How Long Can Charles Woodson Keep Playing?

Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders has been my favorite player since he was drafted in 1998. I was 11 years old then. Now, I’m still a huge fan and don’t want his career to end. I wouldn’t know who my new favorite player would be. As a fan though I would want him to finish […] The post How Long Can Charles Woodson Keep Playing? appeared first on Champs Nation.
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Doesn’t sound like Charles Woodson is ready to retire

It sounds like Raiders safety Charles Woodson would like to play past this coming season.  At least that’s what he’s thinking right now. “I’m not looking at this being my last year,” Woodson said on Monday via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Woodson turns 38 years-old this coming October.  He had 97 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 2 interceptions last yearn Oakland...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden: ‘I’m feeling a whole lot better’

Oakland Raiders second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden is “feeling a whole lot better” this offseason. Last year, Hayden, the Raiders top pick in the 2013 draft, was still recovering from the near-fatal heart injury and surgery that ended his college career early. “I’m great, I’m feeling a whole lot better,” Hayden said last week, via “I’ve been lifting (weights...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Legend Charles Woodson Has High Praise For New Wolverine Cornerback Jabrill Peppers

Peppers has huge shoes to fill as a star corner at Michigan.(Twitter/@MaizeBlueNews) When a high school senior says that he wants to be better than a Heisman winner, it shows confidence. When a high school senior that is heading to Michigan to play cornerback says that he wants to be better than Heisman winner Charles Woodson, the only player to ever win the sport’s most coveted...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Grades: Oakland Raiders take Khalil Mack

The Oakland Raiders signed free agents LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck this offseason to help shore up their defense, and they used their fifth overall pick to improve their defense even more. Oakland drafted University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack with their fifth pick, and are expecting him to help the linebacker position out immediately. Mack was considered by the Texans for...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew: ‘My goal this year is to be explosive again’

The Oakland Raiders offseason program started Tuesday at the team’s compound in Alameda, Calif. Raiders new running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke with Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle about the upcoming season. “My goal last year was to show people I was healthy again and finish the season strong,” Jones-Drew said. “My goal this year is to be explosive again....
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor thanks Davis family, Raider Nation

The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft. The Raiders have acquired a 7th round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft from the @Seahawks in exchange for QB Terrelle Pryor. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 22, 2014 Thank you also to the Whole Davis Family!!! ...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders projected starting defense

  Earlier this week, we looked at the projected starting offense for the Oakland Raiders. When looking at their defense, it’s a peculiar case. All four defensive line starters became free agents, while they lost both starters at cornerback. The only free agent starters to be retained were 37-year-old safety Charles Woodson, and unheralded defensive tackle Pat Sims. With additional...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Return of Jones, Woodson to Lambeau highlights Packers preseason schedule

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Former Green Bay Packers players James Jones and Charles Woodson will be back at Lambeau Field during the 2014 preseason. Though the Packers open their preseason schedule on the road against the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams, it's Green Bay's first home preseason game against the Oakland Raiders that could be most interesting. Just five months...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel to visit Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders will host former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel on Sunday night and Monday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Fresh off his appearance at Saturday’s Final Four, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is flying to Oakland to spend tonight and Monday with Raiders — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2014 Manziel, who already visited the New England Patriots this...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson: Al Davis would love DeSean Jackson

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Raiders safety Charles Woodson told 95.7 The Game that he believes former owner Al Davis would love to have DeSean Jackson on his team. “There is no question in my mind that this is the type of player that Al would bring in,” Woodson said, via “You hear about the off-field...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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