Raiders Officially Get Roster Down To 53, Cut Christian Ponder & Taylor Mays

The Oakland Raiders officially announced their 53-man roster Saturday. Here’s the list of players that were either waived or released: RB George Atkinson III G Mitch Bell RB Michael Dyer LB Spencer Hadley DE Shelby Harris OT Dan Kistler TE Brian Leonhardt DT Ricky Lumpkin CB Tevin McDonald DT Leon Orr LB Josh Shirley K ... The post Raiders Officially Get Roster...
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September 05, 2015  |  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...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

RB George Atkinson activated (according to him)

According to RB George Atkinson III’s Twitter account, he has been activated. There has been no official word from the Raiders as of right now, so it may be a hoax.   Feeling Blessed! Just got activated! #GodIsGood #RaiderNation — George Atkinson (@georgeatk3) November 29, 2014 If this is true, it is good news for the both the running game and return game of the Raiders. With...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders tanking the season to get the first overall pick?

There is some buzz going around the Raiders forum that I’m a member of about whether the Raiders are deliberately playing to lose so that they get the first overall pick. First and foremost, I personally think the idea is ridiculous. Even though there is enough going on, particularly on offense to make people think it, but I can say with certainty that they are not doing that....
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders practice squad guys to keep an eye on

The Oakland Raiders named ten players to their practice squad on Monday. Those ten guys are RB George Atkinson III TE Scott Simonson DT Ricky Lumpkin G Lamarr Mady WR Seth Roberts DE Denico Autry CB Ras-I Dowling OT Dan Kistler LB Bojay Filimoeatu and LB Spencer Hadley. For those who are unfamiliar with the practice squad, it is a group of ten players that essentially form a developmental...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: Battle of the veterans at running back

Well, we are just over a week away from the beginning of the 2014 training camp, a time that not long ago seemed like it would NEVER get here. Before training camp, Raider Nation should take a moment to re-familiarize themselves with the overhauled roster to start to get an idea of what position battles to keep an eye on, especially since the Oakland Raiders have so many positions...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Son of former star Raiders running back is a top ten college recruit

Last month we noted that the son of Oakland Raiders general manager, Reggie McKenzie, is a talented young defensive lineman in high school. But he is not the only high school talent who has ties to the Raiders. As the team works with the son of one former Raiders great in undrafted free agent George Atkinson III, the son of another, Tyrone Wheatley Jr. is making a name for himself...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp battles to watch: Running back

The Oakland Raiders began “Organized Team Activities” yesterday and a new excitement is in the air. The rebuilt team has reported to “voluntary” workouts with the exception of only two players. The Raiders have many new faces on the roster and maybe the most electrifying one belongs to Maurice Jones-Drew. His presence adds a huge jolt to the running back position and will...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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