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Top available NFL free agents heading into training camp

There are some big names still out there in the NFL’s free-agent market as we head into training camps. We’re not just talking about some have-beens, either. Some of them are former All-Pros who are still sitting at home waiting for a phone call, but they won’t be waiting much longer. Injuries are inevitable in the sport of football. As teams start throwing players into...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookies make Oakland Raiders’ offense most-improved in NFL

A year ago, the Oakland Raiders had a hard time moving the ball. And scoring. And converting first downs. You get the picture. The Raiders were 31st in the league in scoring offense, putting up only 253 points on the board in 2014. The defense allowed 452 points, which is a difference of 199. It’s no wonder, by looking at those statistics, that the Raiders were a 3-13 football...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Giants showed interest in free agent WR James Jones

As general manager Jerry Reese always says, the New York Giants never stop looking through the pile of NFL free agents at any point during the offseason. According to the agent for free agent wide receiver James Jones, the Giants were one of the three teams to show interest after Jones was released back in May. The Giants' interest seems to be minimal, because the team has not scheduled...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Raider Jones: 'If you need a WR, come get me'

James Jones has a message for any receiver-hungry teams out there."If you need a WR, come get me," the former Oakland wideout told ESPN's Josina Anderson.Jones isn't retiring. In fact, he still wants to play after a surprise release from the Raiders last month.Since he parted ways with the Silver and Black, Jones said he has garnered interest from three major teams -- the New York...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs checked in on free agent receiver James Jones

James Jones wants NFL teams to know he's available if they need a wide receiver. The Chiefs could be one such team. And the former Raiders wideout has an in with general manager John Dorsey after their days together with the Green Bay Packers.Apparently, Dorsey has already checking in about Jones.https://twitter.com/JosinaAnderson/status/608309122648408065https://twitter.com/JosinaAnderson...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Browns bring in James Jones?

After starting his career in Green Bay, James Jones left the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay and the comfort of catching passes from Aaron Rodgers to go back to the bay area, where he played college ball at San Jose State and played for the Oakland Raiders in 2014. It was the least productive season of his career (going away from Aaron Rodgers will do that to you, ask Greg Jennings),...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

James Jones: 3 teams showing interest in free agent WR

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsJames Jones was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this offseason, and he has yet to find a new team to play for. In fact, he has yet to receive an official visit to any team that could be interested. That being said, ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks have all shown interest...
Via Sports-Glory
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
May 17, 2015  |  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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May 12, 2015  |  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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May 04, 2015  |  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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May 04, 2015  |  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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May 04, 2015  |  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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May 01, 2015  |  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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May 01, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
April 13, 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,...
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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...
Via Sports-Glory
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

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...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Trent Richardson turn things around with Raiders?

Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports Trent Richardson was acquired by the Indianapolis Colts in hopes that he would become the missing piece that the Colts had in their backfield. Ryan Grigson and Jim Irsay envisioned him becoming a franchise running back alongside of Andrew Luck, and making the Colts an all-around offense rather than having to rely on Luck’s arm all the time. It certainly...
Via Sports-Glory
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Raiders Have the Worst Offense in the NFL?

In the midst of a crazy free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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