Jack Del Rio on Raiders' defensive line: 'I feel like our front is going to be pretty stout'

Oakland Raiders coach didn't have much to say about the poor performance on offense in the team's third preseason game, but he gushed about the play of his defensive line instead. “I feel like our front is going to be pretty stout. There were some lapses there at the end. I need to see the tape on that. I thought early in the game I thought they were rugged. I thought we did...
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Raiders lose OT Watson to torn Achilles tendon

Menelik Watson will have to wait another year to prove he's starting material.The Raiders tackle suffered a ruptured Achilles against the Cardinals on Sunday night. He'll miss the entire 2015 campaign."That's a tough break for us," head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters. "It's really unfortunate. He was having a great camp for us." The former second-round pick was impressive this...
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Khalil Mack ‘terrific’ in Raiders-Cardinals preseason game

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsKahlil Mack was all but unblockable in the first half of the Oakland Raiders third preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Mack had two sacks, four quarterback hits, a forced fumble and three tackles in the Raiders 30-23 loss Sunday night. “Yeah he was terrific. I thought he played very well,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. “We got some...
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Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Police Escort Through Napa Valley Irks County Sheriff Napa County officials are not happy with the "reckless" manner in which the Oakland Police Department led a motorcade of Raiders buses out of town last week ... Raiders look toward first cuts Monday The Raiders have done well hitting the sewers looking for talent over the last few years. ... But Oakland...
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Sio Moore fighting for role with Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio alarmed Raider fans when he said linebacker Sio Moore would compete for a role-player position. It was an alarming update for a player who started 22 games in his first two seasons. Del Rio says Sio Moore is competing to be a role players. Looks like Malcolm Smith heavy favorite to start at WLB #Raiders — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN...
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Five players to watch in Oakland Raiders third preseason game vs. Arizona Cardinals

Here are five players with the most to prove in the Oakland Raiders‘ preseason match-up with the Arizona Cardinals. Expect Head Coach Jack Del Rio to let his Raiders’ starters develop a rhythm in more than a half of play. Even if the starters are set, the coaching staff will use this game-tape to pick rotational players. The dress rehearsal game against the playoff contending...
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Tis better to hold than to surrender a sack

Through two preseason games, the Denver Broncos have surrendered 17 penalties, four of which resulted in first downs for their opponents. It’s a bad trend that is carrying over from 2014, says Zach Fogg on Mile High Sports AM 1340, when Denver racked up 122 penalties for 1,053 yards (fifth most in the league). Adam Kinney, who joined Fogg on Afternoon Drive on Thursday, is less...
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Raiders' Del Rio juggling health and experience against Cardinals

Jack Del Rio knows his starters are supposed to play significant minutes in Sunday night's dress rehearsal game.That's how the third week of preseason has always worked. Del Rio isn't so sure he'll play by the rules, though."I think you do have to take pause and make sure you think about it," Del Rio told ESPN's Bill Williamson. "We'll do that. We'll see what is appropriate."It might...
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Raiders signed Lee Smith for pancake blocks, not pass-catching

Lee Smith doesn't fit today's tight end mold -- catch first, everything else second.The Raiders knew that when they offered him $3 million per season. Smith is a blocker first, second, and third. He's more sixth lineman than tight end."The fact that he’s not a glamour guy, he’s not really too concerned with his stats," head coach Jack Del Rio told ESPN's Bill Williamson. "He...
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Thursday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders Running Back Roy Helu, Jr. Eager To Get Back In The Mix After not practicing for nearly all of Training Camp 2015 and missing the Oakland Raiders' first two games of the preseason, Helu was back on the field with his ... 2015 Oakland Raiders Team Preview The Oakland Raiders have a full season's amount of wins—in the past three seasons, a meager 11 over that span....
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Raiders excited about upgraded facilities

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders finally have a state-of-the-art training facility even if they are still searching for a permanent home. The Raiders showed off their new performance center on Wednesday during their first full practice since breaking training camp in Napa. The team has brand new practice fields to go along with an 18,500-square-foot building that features...
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In Their Words: The man in the middle

Sylvester Williams has waited two years for this opportunity. Sure, he appeared in all 16 regular season games in 2014, starting 13 of them, but he was never the man in the middle. In Jack Del Rio’s 4-3 defense, Williams shared that role with Terrance Knighton, who often overshadowed the young defensive tackle. At 6-foot-3 and exceeding 335 pounds, Knighton overshadows most everyone...
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Rookie Michael Dyer locking in on backup RB position

Oakland Raiders undrafted rookie running back Michael Dyer has been an early surprise at the team's training camp and already is changing the landscape of the position. Dyer was the Raiders leading rushing in their preseason loss against the Vikings, finishing with 45 yards on 12 carries. He's competing against Trent Richardson for the backup position, who had a five-carry...
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Raiders' coaching staff's experience as players builds trust with team

The Oakland Raiders coaching staff is littered with former players such as coach Jack Del Rio and defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and the players are all ears when they have something to say. "I think for any player, when you have a guy that played the game, he knows the scrutiny put on you as a player," said safety Charles Woodson, via the Contra Costa Times. "He knows...
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WR Rod Streater looking to lock down No. 3 receiver role

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has high expectations for wide receiver Rod Streater, who had 60 catches for 888 yards and had four touchdowns in 2013; however, he sustained a fractured his foot in Week 3 last year and missed the rest of the season. His route running continues to be his greatest strength and has combined that with the ability to use his body to locate the...
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Jack Del Rio impressed by WR Brice Butler in preseason opener

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler caught coach Jack Del Rio's eye during the team's preseason opener Friday against the Rams. Butler topped all receivers with six catches for 57 yards while scoring a 16-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. “I thought Brice was good the other night,” Del Rio said, via ESPN. “How will that shape what we do? Guys that do well...
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Raiders coach wants team to be consistent, no mental mistakes in preseason opener against Rams

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio laid out what he expects from his team in their first preseason game against the Rams on Friday night. “Just want to be sharp. Just want to play crisp football, execute all the phases. We’re looking to put a good showing out there. We want to make sure we continue to prepare that way. We’re looking, really, to flatten it out, to have a...
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Jack Del Rio: I don't try to win the Kentucky Derby on a donkey

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio cut to the point when talking about getting the right personnel and then keeping them healthy. Del Rio talked about the importance of making sure players don't get injured on the practice field, re-injure themselves and ultimately miss games in the process. "The bottom line is to have your horses make it to the race," Del Rio said, via Contra...
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Raiders’ Jack Del Rio addresses Khalil Mack’s role

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsKhalil Mack was an outside linebacker for most of his rookie season.  But the second-year pro has a new home in Jack Del Rio’s defense. The Oakland Raiders revealed that Mack will play at defensive end when the St. Louis Rams come to town for the preseason opener. Del Rio addressed the change. “We’d like to keep him on the field,” he said of...
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Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Mark Davis: “I don't know” if there's any chance Raiders stay The Raiders have left Oakland before, so it shouldn't be a surprise when they do ... Following yesterday's owners meeting outside Chicago, Raiders owner Mark ... Oakland Raiders Training Camp: Week 2 Stock Report The Raiders released their first official depth chart Monday. The depth chart serves as an initial...
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Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders get big in the middle NAPA -- The Raiders hope to be living large in 2015, and nowhere is that more evident than ... Oakland Raiders Cannot Afford To Roll The Dice On Smith If you're Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie – not to mention HC Jack Del Rio and DC Ken Norton Jr. – it has to be tempting, oh so tempting, to lob a phone ... 2015 Season Primer The...
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Raiders will give Trent Richardson lots of preseason action

The Oakland Raiders decided to pick up running back Trent Richardson in free agency, and he is looking to get his career back on track. His last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts have been an absolute nightmare, but Jack Del Rio and the Raiders are hoping to salvage his career. According to a report from Jerry McDonald, the Raiders will give him quite a bit of playing time...
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Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Head Coach Jack Del Rio Discusses the Raiders Friday Practice Following Friday's practice at the team's Napa Valley Training Complex, Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio took to the podium and addressed the ... Charles Woodson loves talent Raiders added, other camp notes Finally, though, in his third year back in Oakland, Woodson sees a team this training camp that has...
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Del Rio, Carr impressed with WR Michael Crabtree and 'level of competition' among receivers

Oakland Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr feels good about his receiving corps and how they have been competing since the start of training camp. "Oh man, you see the level of competition just rise once they got onto the field," Carr said, via ESPN. "You see when those guys came out how hard the other guys are working because they are competing now. Any time new talent...
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Jack Del Rio impressed with rookie RB Michael Dyer

Oakland Raiders undrafted rookie running back Michael Dyer has been an early surprise at the team's training camp and already is changing the landscape of the position. With former first-round pick Trent Richardson unable to practice due to being placed on the non-football illness list, Dyer has taken full advantage of his opportunity. "I think Michael's done a nice job developing...
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