Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

QB Derek Carr surprises offensive linemen with huge flat screen TVs Fresh off the upset of the Denver Broncos, Raiders QB Derek Carr gifted each ... The presents are well-deserved, as the Raiders have only allowed 21 sacks this ... Raiders place long snapper Jon Condo on IR, sign LS Thomas Gafford The tests came back on Monday, prompting the Raiders to make a decision. They...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

King's evolution as a punter paying off for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders' surprising second-half comeback against the Denver Broncos last week was due in large part to their ability to control field position. Veteran punter Marquette King was at the center of it all. On his busiest day of the season, when he was forced to punt 10 times, King helped tilt the game in the Raiders' favor by landing five inside...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders swap their injured long-snapper for one with AFC West ties

Jon Condo suffered a dislocated shoulder that'll end his long-snapping season for the Oakland Raiders.So, the team brought in a veteran replacement who knows a thing or two about playing O.Co Stadium.Via NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: Gafford long-snapped for the Chiefs from 2008-14. He infamously quipped that "no one likes the Raiders" just last year.Gafford likes the Raiders...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Raiders had a good reason to try that weird two-point conversion

It turns out Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio had a pretty good reason for trying a strange two-point conversion on Sunday.Long-snapper Jon Condo was hurt. And Del Rio didn't want to risk a bad snap on an extra-point try against the Denver Broncos' PAT team.Via CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair:Del Rio was absolutely roasted for not trotting Sebastian Janikowski out. Tacking on one point...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Packers, Raiders, Seahawks & Titans

Buccaneers Ian Rapoport reports WR Vincent Jackson suffered an MCL sprain on Sunday, and will “miss several games.“ If the Buccaneers make the playoffs, there’s a chance Jackson could return then. Packers With Mike Daniels‘ new contract out of the way, Tom Silverstein says the Packers will target extensions for LB Mike Neal and NT B.J. Raji next. CB Casey Hayward is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured shoulder could end Condo's season with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) One day after not having a backup long-snapper nearly proved costly, the Oakland Raiders could be in the market for a starter. Jon Condo suffered a dislocated right shoulder while recovering a fumble early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 15-12 win over the Denver Broncos. Although Condo returned and finished the game, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio said that...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders luck out when McManus misses field goal

DENVER (AP) Jack Del Rio's decision to go for 2 was more of a no-brainer than a head-scratcher. It initially looked like one of the strangest coaching decisions of the year when the Raiders went for 2 following a touchdown that put them ahead by three against the Broncos in the fourth quarter Sunday. But Del Rio really had no choice at all. Long snapper Jon Condo had injured...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries to both long snappers forced Raiders to go for 2

DENVER (AP) When the Oakland Raiders went for a 2-point conversion following a touchdown that put them ahead by three against the Broncos, it initially looked like one of the strangest coaching decisions of the year. Turns out, there was nobody left on the team to snap the ball. Long snapper Jon Condo had injured his shoulder while recovering a fumble moments earlier in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mack, Carr lead Raiders over Broncos 15-12

DENVER (AP) Khalil Mack couldn't be stopped. Mack had five sacks of Brock Osweiler, including one in the end zone for a safety, and Derek Carr bounced back from an awful first half to lead the Oakland Raiders past the Denver Broncos 15-12 Sunday. Carr threw two touchdown passes and the Raiders (6-7) beat the Broncos for the first time since Sept. 12, 2011, despite being held...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders finally update practice facilities

The Oakland Raiders premiered a state-of-the-art practice facility, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from local-media and the players. “When you see it for the first time, especially coming from the old weight room, it’s jaw-dropping,” said long snapper Jon Condo, entering his ninth season with the Raiders. “It’s definitely top of the art and one of the better...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders debut new $8 million facility as relocation rumors swirl

The Silver and Black have never been a conventionally-operated franchise.Still, debuting a state-of-the art training facility in wake of relocation talks might take the cake for Raiders weirdness.On Wednesday, the team unveiled its new $8 million performance center at its Alameda, Calif. headquarters. It featured brand new practice fields and a new workout room that is four times...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Five worst moves made by Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie

Earlier this week, the Oakland Raiders did a piece on their website that detailed how every player on the 90 man roster had been added to the Silver and Black. In reviewing the list, the first thing you notice is the fact that only five players currently on the team are leftovers from the Al Davis era, Sebastian Janikowski, Khalif Barnes, Taiwan Jones, Jon Condo and Marcel Reece...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Extra-point changes don't phase Raiders specialists

Move the point-after attempt back all you want. Raiders long-snapper Jon Condo says he still plans on converting it with kicker Sebastian Janikowski."Whether we kick the ball from the two or the 15, I still have to do the same thing,” Condo told the team's official website. “I still have to snap the ball eight yards, Seabass (Janikowski) still has to put it through the uprights...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Oakland Raiders even attract a big name coach?

Who would want to coach the Oakland Raiders? There is no doubt that the problems with this team go far beyond the head coaching position. Firing Dennis Allen will not instantly make the team better, whoever takes over the job will still have a ton of work to do. The roster needs a lot of help from top to bottom. The way things are headed, the Raiders will not have a single pro bowler...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders to leave early for East Coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Through three coaching staffs, hundreds of players and countless opponents, the Oakland Raiders have been unable to solve their East Coast hex. With the Raiders having lost their last 13 games in the Eastern time zone, coach Dennis Allen decided this offseason that it was time to change things up. Instead of leaving town after practice on Friday for the season...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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