Five key stats from Pro Football Focus on the Raiders vs. Cardinals game

Best Starter on Offense: Donald Penn Defense: Khalil Mack On a night when the offensive line struggled massively, veteran left tackle Donald Penn received the highest grade of any starter on the Raiders’ offense. Penn finished with a +1.0 including a +1.1 in pass protection but a -0.3 in run blocking. That’s not entirely surprising since no one on the Raiders offensive line...
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What a Donald Penn Extension Might Look Like

After losing Jared Valdheer last offseason, Donald Penn was brought in as a stopgap to hold down the left tackle position. At least that is what it looked like at the time, as Reggie McKenzie signed the 31 year old to a two-year deal. But even though the Bucs thought he was washed up, Penn has looked good in Silver in Black, and recently there has been talk of the Raiders working...
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Raiders & OT Donald Penn Discussing A Contract Extension

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a league source, reports that the Raiders and OT Donald Penn‘s agent have discussed possible contract extension. “I don’t want to get into that, just focusing on things on the field,” said Penn. “But yeah, that would be great. I love it here. I grew up a Raiders ... The post Raiders & OT Donald...
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Raiders Answering Top Training Camp Questions

View image | Now that the NFL has gone through the first week of preseason action and every team has been in training camp for about two weeks we can start to see some trends that will answer the questions we were asking before players reported to their respective camps.  The Oakland Raiders had a fair amount of questions that needed to be answered and we are...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The secret to why Raiders tackle Donald Penn will have a good season

Last year, many believed that Oakland Raiders starting left tackle Donald Penn was all but washed up. He was coming off of his worst season as a pro with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he got cut. Luckily for him, the Raiders were in desperate need of a left tackle after letting Jared Veldheer walk and opting not to sign Rodger Saffold. Penn soon found himself a member of the Silver...
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Raiders linemen are absolutely gushing over one teammate's potential

Mike Tice already thinks Gabe Jackson could be a rising star on the Raiders' line.He's not the only one in those meeting rooms that thinks so, either."I'm smiling talking about Gabe because Gabe doesn't know how good he can be," left tackle Donald Penn told Silver & Black Pride. "He's a great player. I love playing next to him."There's not much to dislike about Jackson's potential...
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Oakland Raiders: Offensive Line Preview

In the NFL there is often too much credit given to the skill players and never enough given to those in the trenches. The skill guys make all the spectacular plays that end up on the SportsCenter top ten list, but they would not be what they are if the guys up front weren’t protecting. So for the Oakland Raiders, if they want to see Derek Carr push the ball down field or see Latavius...
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Raiders excited to break out the pads for first time

NAPA, Calif. (AP) After months of practicing in shorts and shells, the Oakland Raiders finally got the chance to put on the pads. The Raiders held their first padded practice under new coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday, a milestone that excites players ready to get back to the physical part of football after an entire offseason away from it. ''You get tired of playing patty-cake football...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Five players who could be taking their last shot at the NFL with the Raiders

For years, Oakland was known as the place where NFL careers went to die. Lots of players went to the Raiders late in their career only to see things officially sizzle out while wearing Silver and Black. Now, however, the Raiders are in the midst of a youth movement that has seen the team filled with young players who have many years of NFL service in their future. But, while the...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Five Oakland Raiders Ready To Break Out In 2015 Together with tackle Donald Penn , the left side of the Oakland offensive line is ... The Raiders selected the former Cougar with the 12th overall pick in ... Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore placed on PUP list Oakland Raiders: July 27, 2015 - Oakland Raiders linebacker was placed on the [Active] Physically Unable to Perform...
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Best Raiders Twitter follows and one Raider who disappeared from Twitter

The Oakland Raiders, much like every other NFL team, is full of players who enjoy making use of social media. Some are on social media as a way to promote their brand but some are on there just to have fun. Here are four Raiders players who are entertaining follows on Twitter and one who used to be but has suddenly disappeared from Twitter. 5. Donald Penn He may not be as funny as...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Five unsigned free agents who could help a lot of NFL teams

In a sport that has become nearly a year-round endeavor, right now is the only somewhat dead time in the National Football League. It’s a period when teams are waiting for training camp to arrive, the proverbial calm before the storm. As a result, not much player movement is happening; team-building for 2015 is already complete. Free agency and the draft are in the rearview mirror...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Miami Dolphins have the worst fan base?

So my fellow Dolphins fans, apparently Emory University conducted a study and determined that based on certain metrics that we are the worst fan base in the NFL. I am not going to get into the numbers that were used like tickets prices, tickets sales and yada yada. There are so many things that make no sense in it. However, I keep hearing how bad of a fan base we are and quite frankly...
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Why 2015 could be rough for Raiders tackle Donald Penn

Honestly, no one expected Donald Penn to amount to more than a transitional player, making way for a 2015 draft pick to take his starting spot. Reggie McKenzie didn’t choose a tackle with anything resembling a high pick. That should give Penn cause to believe his is the Raiders’ left tackle for the foreseeable future. As we progress toward kickoff, Carr’s blindside protector...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season was a colossal failure

Before we move ahead, we need to look back and figure out what happened to the trainwreck that was the 2014 season. We can predict a little better how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will perform next season by first analyzing why things went so horribly wrong last. While it’s easy to just say “Lovie Smith can’t coach anymore the game has passed him by” there is no evidence of...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Five players the Oakland Raiders need to see more of

The Oakland Raiders are on the back end of a rebuild that began with tearing the team down to the studs. Since then, Reggie McKenzie has tried to build the team through the draft while trying to stay afloat with free agent rentals. As we all know, the free agent rentals have not been all that successful outside of Charles Woodson and Donald Penn. The draft picks on the other hand...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders raving over C Rodney Hudson: 'I think he’s a rising star at the O-line position'

Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson came from the Chiefs as a relative unknown, but he has impressed his coaches and teammates throughout OTAs and the team is feeling good about the potential of their offensive line with him in the lineup. “Watching him out here, I am like, ‘Oh, you’re worth every penny you got,’” said veteran tackle Donald Penn, via ...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

New Raiders center Hudson 'worth every penny' of his new contract

Rodney Hudson inked a big five-year contract to join the Silver and Black this offseason.After watching him in practice, Raiders tackle Donald Penn understands why.“Watching him out here, I am like, ‘Oh, you’re worth every penny you got,’" Penn told CSN Bay Area. "He is a very good penny, so I am looking forward to (playing with him). He is going to man that middle and we’re...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodney Hudson turning heads at Raiders OTAs

All eyes are on Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson after he signed a five-year, $44.5 million deal in the offseason, reports CSN Bay Area. And it looks like he's living up to the hype so far at OTAs and mincamp, impressing coaches and players alike. “Rodney’s done a terrific job. He’s been more than what we anticipated,” Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Offensive Line Concerns? Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line cannot get worse than last year

Across the board the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line could not have been any worse last year if they tried. First Bucs head coach John McKay once quipped “I’m In favor for it” when asked “How do you feel about the execution of your offensive line”!! Well I’m sure Lovie would feel the same way some 40 years later! Lets go over the positions and compare 2014 to 2o15...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Left tackle Donald Penn optimistic about Raiders in 2015

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Donald Penn isn't getting much sleep at home these days, not with a 2-month-old daughter to take care of. The Oakland Raiders' veteran left tackle has been trying to catch up at nights following the team's offseason workouts. Even then, there hasn't been much time to rest. With a new offensive system to learn and a new line coach to work with - not to mention...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Penn excited about the direction of the new Raiders offense

Donald Penn is already enjoying this new Raiders regime.Oakland's big offensive tackle (and sometimes tight end) lauded Oakland's new offensive direction under coordinator Bill Musgrave in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio.“He really has a great football mind, and he has a really great knack for that offense," Penn said of his new offensive coordinator. "He really knows what everybody...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders tackle Donald Penn to be featured on TV show “Tanked”

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn will be featured during the upcoming season of “Tanked” on Animal Planet. The show features a business based out of Las Vegas Nevada that builds elaborate fish tanks for its customers. The upcoming season is focused on customers who are celebrities of some sort and Penn is one of the celebrities who will be featured. Other celebrity...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Raiders get from each seventh round pick

As a result of day three trade backs, for the second year in a row, the Oakland Raiders had three draft picks in the seventh round. What can I say, Reggie McKenzie loves day three of the draft. With those three seventh rounders, the Raiders drafted offensive tackle Anthony Morris, wide receiver Andre Dubose and corner back Dexter McDonald. Here is what the Raiders got with each pick...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Raiders Target in Round Two?

La’el Collins View image | I don’t know how much homework the Raiders have done on the ongoing investigation, which Collins seems to be involved in.  But, if he’s truly not a suspect and the Raiders have knowledge of that, they could end up getting a steal in round two.  Austin Howard can’t be trusted for another year, so picking Collins would help...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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