One of the Raiders rookies is starting to stand out this offseason

The second week of OTAs is underway and it would seem that rookie tight end Clive Walford is already starting to turn heads. Raider Nation is waiting to see just how the competition between Walford and Mychal Rivera will play out. Immediately after the draft, head coach Jack Del Rio talked about how he felt that Walford would start come week one of the regular season. “We’ll...
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Top 10 in 2015: The best tight ends in the NFL today

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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Jack Del Rio keeps the Raiders off of Hard Knocks for another year

Any Oakland Raiders fans who are still waiting to see their team featured on HBO’s hit show “Hard Knocks.” For the few out there unfamiliar with it, Hard Knocks is essentially a reality show surrounding NFL training camps. The show follows one team during training camp and the preseason and documents what life is like for players trying to make an NFL team as well as players...
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Madden: Jack Del Rio sees through the myth that the Raiders are tough

The Oakland Raiders once again have an entirely new coaching staff. With Jack Del Rio, the Raiders have their ninth head coach since the departure of Jon Gruden after the 2001 season. Of those nine, only two have lasted more than two full seasons and none finished better than .500 (with Hue Jackson being the only one to reach the .500 mark). But according to former Raiders head coach...
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Report: Carr not contemplating surgery, should throw soon

The good news? Derek Carr's finger injury was never really considered a major one. The even better news? Carr isn't considering surgery, according to CSN Bay Area Per reports, the Raiders second-year quarterback suffered some nerve damage in his right ring finger. That injury is expected to heal with more than enough time to spare before minicamp on June 9. Jack Del Rio said the...
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2015 NFL predictions: AFC East

In this series, I will go from division to division, predicting the standings for the 2015 Season. In my last installment of this series, I predicted the best-case scenario, worst-case scenario, and bottom line for each AFC East team’s place in the standings in 2015. Now, I’ll do the same for the AFC West. Oakland Raiders Best-case scenario: The Raiders will be a tough out...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: Which Team Has the Best Defense?

32. Oakland Raiders View image | gettyimages.com I definitely like that they went defensive minded with the hiring of Jack Del Rio.  Unfortunately though, the Raiders were dreadful defensively next year and turning around this defense won’t be a one year project. The Raiders have to continue to build on their young linebackers and revamp their defensive line and secondary...
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Raiders coach Del Rio won't discuss potential team relocation

Jack Del Rio isn't worried about which major California city his team will end up playing in.  He can only control what the on-field product looks like, and right now, it still looks like a three-win team from 2014. “Our focus is just on trying to be as good a football team as we can be,” Del Rio told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Not that there isn’t something out there...
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Raiders QB Derek Carr Sits Out OTAs With Unknown Injury

The Oakland Raiders commenced Phase III of their offseason workouts on Tuesday, but one important player did not participate—quarterback Derek Carr. CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair reports that Carr was on the practice field but was not wearing a helmet or cleats. It is unclear what type of injury Carr is working through. NFL teams are not required to disclose player injuries this...
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Carr sits out Raiders' OTA practice with undisclosed injury

When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator. Quarterback Derek Carr spent much of Tuesday's organized team activity on the sideline running plays in his mind instead of on the field as he deals with an undisclosed injury. Coach Jack Del Rio says it is his policy not to discuss injuries...
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Del Rio Compares sanctions to Deflategate Overreaction

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has had a lot on his plate as of late. His son, Luke, is transferring to Florida and will play for his third college football team and Jack, a former USC linebacker, was just inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame. Before his induction, Del Rio had a few choice words when he was asked his thoughts on the penalties laid on the New England...
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Oakland Raiders head coach Jack del Rio calls Patriots punishment over the top

Now that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ punishment has been announced for the deflate gate scandal, everyone is weighing in with an opinion. Some folks seem to think that the NFL was too soft on Brady considering how hard they have come down on other teams for competitive violations in the past. (The Saints and bountygate come to mind.) Others think that the punishment...
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Luke Del Rio closer to transfer to Florida

It is starting to look like Luke Del Rio’s road to Florida is finally underway. CollegeFootballTalk reported Saturday that a source with knowledge of the situation has the quarterback making the transfer sometime this summer. Word of Del Rio transfering from OSU to UF first gained steam back in April. Sure, it might not look great on paper that Del Rio is transfering to his third...
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Jack Del Rio: Deflategate sanctions are an 'overreaction'

  LOS ANGELES — Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is not a fan of the discipline handed down against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal, likening it to the heavy sanctions received by his alma mater, Southern California, in the NCAA’s Reggie Bush investigation.   “I think there are some similarities in terms of...
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Raiders' Del Rio: Deflategate ruling like USC "overreaction"

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is not a fan of the discipline handed down against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady in the ''Deflategate'' scandal, likening it to the heavy sanctions received by his alma mater, Southern California, in the NCAA's Reggie Bush investigation. ''I think there are some similarities in terms of an overreaction, from...
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Del Rio wants opponents to be afraid of the Raiders again

Jack Del Rio remembers when teams were afraid of traveling to The Black Hole.The new Raiders head coach wants to dig deep into his team's history and bring back that edge.“I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del Rio said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Let me tell you what the mystique was. It was people knowing they were going to get...
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Del Rio: Amari Cooper was the "easy pick" for the Raiders

Pundits thought choosing between Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams would be a tough call for Oakland.It turned out to be easier than everyone thought. They took the receiver over the lineman and haven't second-guessed the pick since."This was an easy pick for us because it met a need and was a tremendous value," said head coach Jack Del Rio...
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Jack Del Rio wants to 'bring swagger back' to Raiders

The Oakland Raiders, once the most feared franchise in the NFL, have been a league laughingstock for the past decade-plus. New head coach Jack Del Rio has a message for his team and the rest of the league: The swagger is back in Oakland. “I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del Rio said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio, per csnbayarea.com...
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Luke Del Rio expected to land with Florida Gators

On Wednesday, it was announced that Florida Gators quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg would be transferring to Columbia. The good news for Florida, who had just two scholarship quarterbacks — redshirt freshman Will Grier and sophomore Treon Harris — on the roster after Mornhinweg’s transfer, is that they are set to get another signal-caller down in Gainesville. According to AP reporter...
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Raiders add more UDFAs but Josh Harper remains the most interesting

“For us, it’s an introduction into what Raider football looks like,” Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said once Rookie Mini-Camp wrapped, “how we meet, how we practice, how we condition and all of those things to being the process for those guys. We want to bring them up to speed with the veterans that have been here. I think the biggest thing is to help them understand...
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Raiders defense will look like two others, but it’s not the Broncos and the Seahawks

When the Raiders agreed to terms with Jack Del Rio, fans immediately looked to what Denver was doing on the defensive side of the ball and assumed the Raiders would follow similar principles. Then, when Ken Norton, Jr. was named defensive coordinator, we assumed that some of Seattle’s principals would find their way to to Oakland as well. But looking at the talent on the roster...
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Del Rio: Oakland had a 'very productive offseason' in 2015

Will 2015 be the season Raiders fans turn to as their team's turning point? It's too early to tell. But new coach Jack Del Rio thinks the Silver and Black added some key building blocks for what appears to be a promising future. “Our free agency was sound and solid and we acquired some really good players," Del Rio said. "(We) strengthened our team, made it more competitive, and...
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Raiders set to invest tens of millions in Bay Area facilities

When coach Jack Del Rio was hired by the Oakland Raiders, one of the things he talked about was the need for the team to upgrade their facilities. Everyone knows about the need to upgrade where they play on Sundays but Del Rio was talking about where they practice before playing on Sundays. In particular, their practice fields and training facilities in Alameda California. Now that...
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Jack Del Rio emphasizes competition when discussing draft class

By now, most of sports media has gone through and dissected the 2015 NFL draft and awarded grades to all 32 teams. Head coach Jack Del Rio pays no mind to any of these grades. “I’m more worried about how we grade out in September when we start playing games,” he said, “Right now, I know it was a good, solid effort. I think we’ve had a lot of good solid efforts and we...
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Del Rio: Raiders wanted to draft for versatility, toughness

Eleven wins in the past three seasons is enough to make even the most storied franchises rethink their approach.The Raiders did just that in the 2015 Draft. Instead of targeting athletic freaks or weight-room warriors, head coach Jack Del Rio said he emphasized toughness.“I think you saw early in this draft, we went after big, versatile, smart, tough guys,” Del Rio said. Amari...
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