3 Raiders Veterans Most Affected By the Draft

1. Derek Carr View image | gettyimages.com Most of the people on these lists have been affected in a negative way.  Carr, on the other hand, has been affected in an incredibly positive way. Last season, Derek Carr’s number one receiver was James Jones.  James Jones is no longer on the Raiders roster.  These previous two statements are indicative of how poor the weapons...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing True or False for the Oakland Raiders

  This will be the first of a two-part series in which I address bold predictions for the Oakland Raiders 2015 season.  Today the focus will be on the offense.  After adding weapons for Derek Carr in the first three rounds and drafting offensive players with three of their first four picks, the offense is looking up. The draft was just the cherry on top of the offseason after...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Corps players: Wide Receiver

This is the first piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it.   Jumping right in. The Raiders’ wide receiver corps is perhaps the most improved area of the team. The Raiders top receiving threat going into 2014 was Rod Streater but Streater suffered a foot injury very early in the season, hurting...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Jones: I was 'extremely surprised' to get cut by Raiders

James Jones goes way, way back with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.So the receiver was a little bit shocked when McKenzie told him he'd no longer play on the Raiders.“I was extremely surprised, because I thought I was one of the bright spots on our team last year and I helped us win some ball games,” Jones admitted on CSN Bay Area’s Yahoo! Sports Talk Live. “When...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders cut ties with 8 players

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have cut ties with eight players following the NFL draft. The Raiders announced Tuesday that receiver James Jones and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe were released and linebacker Miles Burris was waived with an injured designation. The team also waived 2013 sixth-round tight end Nick Kasa after he failed a physical. The other players waived...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders set to cut WR James Jones, LB Miles Burris, OL Kevin Boothe

  The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year's team, cutting ties with receiver James Jones and linebacker Miles Burris. Also, FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported Monday that the Raiders will release backup offensive linemen Kevin Boothe. Jones told CSN California that general manager Reggie McKenzie told him he was going to be cut, and Burris...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to cut ties with James Jones, Miles Burris

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year's team, cutting ties with receiver James Jones and linebacker Miles Burris. Jones told CSN California that general manager Reggie McKenzie told him he was going to be cut and Burris announced on his Twitter account Monday that he was going to be released as well. The moves came after the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders going to release James Jones

After drafting wide receiver Amari Cooper fourth overall in the 2015 Draft, the Oakland Raiders reportedly will release 2014 free agent pick up James Jones. According to a CSN Bay area report (via NFL.com) the Raiders informed Jones of his release over the weekend, which will save Oakland about $3.5 million. Jones’ salary was the largest of all the Raider receivers, which isn’t...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Release Veteran WR James Jones

The Oakland Raiders are releasing veteran WR James Jones, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie reportedly called Jones last night to inform him of their decision to move on. Th Raiders came away from the draft with Alabama WR Amari Cooper, who figures to be in line for a starting role ...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to release WR James Jones

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders are releasing wide receiver James Jones, the San Jose native confirmed the news to CSN Bay Area. Jones signed a three-year deal with the Raiders last offseason after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.  He was the Packers third-round pick in 2007. Jones had 73 recpetions for 666 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Last...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders draft DE Mario Edwards Jr. with No. 35 pick

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders selected Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. with the 35th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. They were looking to bring in some pass rushing, and this pick may not end up bringing them enough to fill their need. Edwards ended up recording 44 tackles, 3.0 sacks, five defensed passes and two forced fumbles. There is...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders respond to 49ers new all-black uniforms

The San Francisco 49ers introduced alternate black uniforms on Thursday, stealing half of the Oakland Raiders colors. The Raiders decided to send out a tweet announcing they were adding a new alternate jersey of their own. 49ers go all black, Raiders go gold to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/fkzD1RSHSC — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) May 1, 2015...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders call Amari Cooper a ‘polished’ WR

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders select wide receiver Amari Cooper with the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night. “’Coop’ was on our board high from the start,” Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said. “It didn’t matter about the position; it was about the player. We thought we had a chance to get a really good...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders select Amari Cooper with No. 4 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper with the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The 6-foot-1 Cooper was the winner of the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation’s most outstanding receiver and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2014. Cooper was a unanimous first-team All-American...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Michael Crabtree: ‘I have a lot to prove’

Michael Crabtree said Thursday that he is fully recovered from the Achilles injury he suffered in 2013, and ready to prove his worth with the Oakland Raiders this season. “I would say the year prior to last year was me recovering, trying to get back right,” Crabtree said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “This year I don’t feel a thing. Just go out there and play.” ...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 schedule

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders will open their 56th regular season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time in franchise history. The Raiders schedule includes seven games against playoff teams from 2014 and 11 games against teams with winning records last year. Raiders 2015 Preseason Schedule Date Opponent Time* TV Friday, Aug. 14 ...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders in on the pursuit of Adrian Peterson trade?

Adrian Peterson is officially a part of the NFL again, and the Minnesota Vikings are still hoping to retain him to play alongside of second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. While that is their dream scenario, he has much different plans and it doesn’t appear to be something that he wants to entertain. There are going to be quite a few teams interested in acquiring Peterson...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders sign WR Michael Crabtree

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree is off the market. The former San Francisco 49er will stay in the Bay Area and sign with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Monday night. Ironically, Crabtree was the receiver the Raiders passed on in the 2009 draft, selecting Darrius Heyward-Bey instead. The 27 year-old Crabtree was the 49ers’ first...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

With Crabtree out of the picture, should Raiders consider another vet wide receiver?

The Oakland Raiders may want to take a page out of the Miami Dolphin’s playbook. After failing to sign Michael Crabtree, the Dolphins have had visits with both Wes Welker and Greg Jennings as they look at all of the available options ot upgrade their wide receiver group. The Raiders should really be doing the same thing. At this point in free agency, they will not find a number...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Carr ready to lead the Raiders: ‘I don’t have to hold back’

Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports Derek Carr won’t hold back this year, plans to be the Oakland Raiders offensive leader. Carr was selected by the Raiders in the second-round of last year’s NFL draft, and started all 16 regular season games. “When I came in, out of respect I can’t go out and just be the alpha male, dominant leader, because it really wasn’t my team yet,...
Via Sports-Glory
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree visiting Raiders today

Michael Crabtree hasn’t seen very much interest from teams this offseason, but the free agent wide receiver has a visit lined up for Monday. The former San Francisco 49ers pass-catcher will travel across the bay to meet with the Oakland Raiders. The #Raiders are hosting free agent receiver Michael Crabtree today, source said. Had previously checked in with the #Dolphins...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Crabtree to visit Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree will visit with the Oakland Raiders next week, reports Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports. Crabtree has only met with the Miami Dolphins this offseason. The six-year pro was selected by the 49ers 10th overall in the 2009 draft.  He has had just one, 1,000-yard season in his career. In 2012, Crabtree caught 85 passes for...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders release Antonio Smith after one season

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders are releasing defensive lineman Antonio Smith, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Raiders released defensive lineman Antonio Smith today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2015   Smith was set to count for $4 million against the salary cap in 2015.  He had 20 tackles last season and started every game.  He...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs coach praises Raiders, Derek Carr

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects the entire AFC West to be very competitive in 2015, even the Oakland Raiders, who went 3-13 last season. “Oakland, even though their record wasn’t as good as they wanted, they brought in some good, young players,” Reid said, per ESPN.com. “You can see this foundation starting to build there with the things...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson: ‘I know this playbook already’

Trent Richardson is looking forward to a fresh start in Oakland with the Raiders. “Not saying that I’ve got to start over, but right now, it’s just a fresh start for me,” said Richardson to Raiders.com. “It’s something that I can build off of. With my mindset and the chip that’s on my shoulder, it’s no looking back.” Richardson, the third-overall pick in the...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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