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Raiders start off-season workouts looking for respect

The Raiders started their off-season workout program today with “close to 100%” participation, according to Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece. Reece, and many of the Raiders key free agents, took to the podium to talk to the assembled media about their expectations for the 2014 season. The vast majority of the veterans that the Raiders signed in free agency were 30 or over, something...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Jared Abbrederis is the Perfect WR for Green Bay in 2014 Draft

If there is one position that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson knows how to draft, its wide receiver. Like any GM in the NFL, Thompson's draft record if far from perfect but its hard to argue with his results at receiver. Back in 2006, Thompson found his first gem when he drafted Greg Jennings out of Western Michigan. Then he followed up that by selecting James Jones in...
Via The Packers Guru
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders free agent class highlight reel

In my never ending search to view everything related to the Oakland Raiders on the internet, I came across this video on Youtube. It was first posted about a week into free agency and is a collection of highlights for some of the Raiders biggest signings. Included in the video are highlights for Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley, Antonio Smith, Tarell Brown and James Jones. There are also...
Via cover32 - Raiders
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders hope short term rentals pay off long term

The Raiders have been busy this off season. They have the money to spend and have been accumulating talent. Thirteen new faces will be wearing the Silver and Black in 2014 but for how long? Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen both are presumably on the hot seat and have made short term deals with a number of their free agents in order to avoid “dead money” disasters that were seen...
Via cover32 - Raiders
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Preseason Opponents Announced

The Packers 2014 preseason opponents were announced today The NFL announced it’s preseason schedule today, with some exact dates and times still to be finalized. The Green Bay Packers will start off with two road games and finish up with the final two games at home this year. The Packers lead off with a trip to Tennessee to take on the Titans.  In week two, the Packers travel...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders still lack impact players, must find some in NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie have done a good job improving the team roster this offseason. Between free agents and the trade for quarterback Matt Schaub, the Raiders have added 13 new faces to the roster this year and the majority of them will be starters who represent upgrades to the positions they are being brought in to play. But even with the addition...
Via cover32 - Raiders
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Free Agents Should Raiders Target With DJax Gone To Washington

After the DeSean Jackson fiasco in Oakland, the Raiders were obviously looking for a veteran receiver to help mold Rod Streater, Juron Criner, Jared Green, Andre Holmes and Greg Jenkins into the stereotypical Oakland Raider receiver – a fast and deep threat that can turn the game around on one play. With Jackson now headed to Washington, the Raiders seem poised to go young instead...
Via BaySportsNet
15 days ago  |  Discuss

With the Fifth Pick in the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders Select

The Oakland Raiders had arguably the busiest offseason of any team.  From the signings of multiple players including defensive ends Justin Tuck, Lamaar Woodley, and Antonio Smith, along with signing cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Terrell Brown, both formerly of the San Francisco 49ers.However, defense wasn't the only thing addressed after the signings of offensive tackle Donald...
Via Football Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew Practices Saying Nice Things About Matt Schaub

[via]All right, new start in Oakland. Just happy to keep my career going. Maybe if I play my cards right, once this three-year deal is up, I could even get one last contract. For that to happen, it won’t just be a matter of playing well. I’ve got to be a good company man.And that means publicly supporting my teammates, whoever they may be. The Raiders brought on a lot of talent...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Receiver Myles White Looks To Make Big Jump in Year Two

The Green Bay Packers made a calculated decision when they allowed wide receiver James Jones to leave for the Oakland Raiders after signing a three-year deal with the team on a free agent contract. It hurt to let Jones go. After all, he spent seven seasons in Green Bay and became one of the most likable, consistent players on the team. Yet, in the world of the salary cap, you can’t...
Via The Packers Guru
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Aggressive Moves, #DJaxToOakland, and The Road Ahead

So far this offseason, the Oakland Raiders have been more aggressive than a recently divorced man on his Match.com account. However, unlike a creeper on the prowl on the internet, how could you not like what the team is doing? Granted, the start of free agency felt like the same old, crazy, against the grain Raiders when they had let Jared Veldheer and Lamarr Houston walk away, and...
Via BaySportsNet
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Get MJD on Three Year Deal

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images Maurice Jones-Drew is homeward bound as he has agreed with the Oakland Raiders on a three-year deal to bring him back to his hometown.  After a stellar career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in which MJD was among the best running backs in the game, Jones-Drew was hit by a wave of injuries and last year he averaged under 3.5 yards per carry. For running...
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders still looking to spend on free agents

The Oakland Raiders have already signed eight new players and traded for a ninth since the start of free agency. They have not handed out any really big contracts other than the one voided when Rodger Saffold failed his physical, but they haven’t been bringing in bargain basement deals either. The Raiders have added LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, Antonio Smith, Tarrell Brown, Austin...
Via cover32 - Raiders
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Trade Series: Denaruis Moore

The Oakland Raiders recently added WR James Jones in free agency. With the addition of Jones, the ability to acquire more in free agency or trade combined with the depth of the draft at this position, they can afford to trade one of the WRs they have on the roster for a much needed draft pick. Denaruis Moore is one such receiver, but why him? Take a look at his receiving stats over...
Via cover32 - Raiders
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders sign WR James Jones

James Jones seemed like a prime candidate to get overpaid this off-season, coming over from Green Bay’s explosive passing offense and as a member of a wide receiver class in free agency that lacked difference makers after Eric Decker and Golden Tate. He has been a featured wide receiver in an explosive pass offense for the past 2 seasons and hasn’t really done much with it, totaling...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Today gives Oakland Raiders D- for free agent moves

USA Today has given grades for free agent moves thus far and chose the Oakland Raiders for the dubious honor of receiving the worst grade of any team in the league. While one team, the Cincinnati Bengals, received an incomplete, no one received a letter grade worse than the D- handed to the Raiders. By the time the piece was written, the Raiders had signed eight free agents. Offensive...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Sanders, James Jones And Brandon LaFell On The Move

Neil Mehta Staff Writer James Jones Photo Credit:Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders have signed former Packers’ wide reciever James Jones to a 3-year contract. The 29-year-0ld wide reciever was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 3rd round of the 2007 NFL draft. In 2013, Jones caught 59 passes for 817 yards and 3 touchdowns. The deal is worth $11.3 million...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A closer look at new Oakland Raiders WR James Jones

General manager Reggie McKenzie surprised the fan base on Monday with the signing of wide receiver James Jones to a three year contract with the Oakland Raiders totaling $11.3 million dollars. It was definitely an unexpected move on McKenzie’s part, but it’s definitely showing that he’s got a plan in place. In the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Green Bay Will Miss Departed WR James Jones

James Jones departure from the Green Bay Packers seemed inevitable this offseason. As much as the Packers wanted to keep him, it was a almost a foregone conclusion that he had played his last game in Green and Gold. Well, the news became official last night as Jones reached a three-year agreement with the Oakland Raiders Monday, marking the end of his seven-year career in Green...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: WR James Jones to Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly added veteran free agent wide receiver James Jones to their roster. The deal is for three years and valued at $11.3 million. The Raiders had the most money to spend heading into free agency this year, and have made some curious moves with all that cash. Jones does provide the Raiders with a large, physical receiver coming off his best year in career...
Via thepigskinreport.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones joins the black hole

The Green Bay Packers have lost another member of their offense. They have seen their starting center leave for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their back up running back take an interview with Pittsburgh, and now one of Rodgers’ favorite red zone targets, James Jones, has signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders. The deal is reportedly worth just $11.3 million over three years, which...
Via cover32 - Packers
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: New Raiders WR James Jones Considered Steelers

On Monday, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones signed a three-year, $11.3 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, but apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers had interest in him. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Jones considered the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, but ultimately decided on signing with the Raiders, because, "...
Via Steelers Depot
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones Instantly No. 1 WR With Raiders?

Former Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones has signed a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.Fantasy Spin:Jones led the NFL with 14 touchdown grabs in 2012 but dropped to three in 2013. He finished with a career-high 817 yards on 59 receptions in 14 games. He'll go from having one of the top QBs in the NFL to a team that currently has no starting quarterback, but he...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders sign ex-Packers WR James Jones to 3-year deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a three-year deal with former Green Bay wide receiver James Jones. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the deal Monday for a player he is very familiar with from his time previously in the Packers' front office. Jones has 310 career catches for 4,305 yards and 37 touchdowns in 104 games over seven seasons in Green...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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