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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1 day ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree Signs With Oakland Raiders

A familiar cross-bay rival is joining the Oakland Raiders.The team announced Monday that former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has signed with the Silver and Black. He joins James Jones, Rod Streater, Andre Holmes and Brice Butler on the depth chart, helping to fill out the Raiders' biggest positional need.It's another low-risk signing by Oakland, Crabtree's one...
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11 days ago  |  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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11 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Will Take Remaining Needs to the Draft

View image | gettyimages.com After the Oakland Raiders led the NFL with 10 free agent additions it appears that the Silver and Black have decided to call it a day on the signing period and they will wait until the draft to address their remaining needs.  They have signed a group of players 28 years old or younger that will take care of imminent needs at linebacker, defensive...
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24 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Positional Needs the Raiders Could Address in Round One

Wide Receiver  View image | gettyimages.com During this offseason, the Raiders set a priority on adding a top flight wide receiver for the young Derek Carr to throw to next season.  We saw this to be true as the team offered contracts to a multitude of wide receivers.  Unfortunately, they failed to add a top flight wide receiver during the offseason, and they’re stuck...
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27 days ago  |  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

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...
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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

Raiders sign DT Dan Williams, LB Curtis Lofton

The Oakland Raiders are trying to revamp their defense in free agency and have agreed to contracts with defensive tackle Dan Williams and linebacker Curtis Lofton on Wednesday, reports ESPN’s Michael C. Wright. Raiders signing Dan Williams and Curtis Lofton per source. Getting Williams pulled them out of Knighton sweepstakes. — Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) March 11...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns, Raiders, Chiefs to make a run at Darrelle Revis

The New England Patriots are not picking up Darrelle Revis’ $20 million option for 2015 and will allow him to become a free agent at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. But the Patriots are still competing with the New York Jets and several other teams for Revis. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs are all set...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders to sign C Rodney Hudson to 5-year deal

The Oakland Raiders have landed their center for the future. The team is expected to sign Kansas City Chiefs free agent Rodney Hudson to a five-year deal worth $44.5 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The #Raiders will lock up their center of the future on Tuesday when Rodney Hudson signs. Deal expected to be 5 years, $44.5M. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders renew O.co Coliseum lease

The Oakland Raiders have signed a lease to continue playing at the O.co Coliseum for the 2015 season. According to a statement issued by the JPA, via NBCBayArea.com: “The lease for the Oakland Raiders was extended through the end of the 2015-2016 football season. The Raiders will pay $400,000 in December 2015 with an additional fee for use of the training facility in Alameda...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders to offer Randall Cobb $11M per year

The Oakland Raiders have the second-most available cap space and are prepared to make Green Bay Packers free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb a huge offer. According to Bill Huber of Scout.com, the Raiders are considering offering the 24-year-old Cobb $11 million per year. With a $57.4 million cap space, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who is a former Packers personnel...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams face third straight AFC West foe as they take on the Raiders

Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 | 12 p.m. CT This week, the Rams (4-7) face off against the Oakland Raiders (1-10). Last week the Raiders finally ended their losing streak, which had gone on for over a full calendar year, by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20. St. Louis, meanwhile, played a tough game against the Chargers, but couldn’t...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones made Ron Parker look silly on game-winning TD catch (video)

The Oakland Raiders are off the schnide! The team put together a solid performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football and won its first game in just over a year, 24-20. And it was all about the 17-play, 80-yard drive, led by rookie QB David Carr, that helped carry the team to victory. Let’s take a look at the game-winning touchdown which capped off the...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

List of veterans the Raiders need to cut and what it will cost

Just over half way through the season and it’s already time to start talking about which guys signed by the Oakland Raiders last offseason have already earned a one way ticket out of town. As noted in an earlier piece, the Raiders offseason free agent plan in 2014 has turned out to be an absolute disaster. Of the 10 major free agent signings, only two have really panned out: James...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones’ One Handed Catch Set Up A Raiders Touchdown

James Jones' One Handed Catch Set Up A Raiders Touchdown
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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