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Chiefs Release QB Terrelle Pryor

Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Chiefs have released QB Terrelle Pryor. Pryor, 25, was taken by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft. He lasted a little over three years in Oakland before he was traded to the Seahawks for a seventh round pick that ultimately became Jonathan Dowling. The Chiefs signed Pryor ... The...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders continue to look for safeties

The Oakland Raiders have clearly focused their attention on the safety position this offseason. After cutting Tyvon Branch, they signed Nate Allen while also bringing back both Charles Woodson, Brandian Ross and Larry Asante. They also already had former seventh round draft pick Jonathan Dowling under contract. In addition, they tried to snag Green Bay Packers safety Sean Richardson...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Person claiming to be Brandian Ross’ sister goes racist “defending” Ross

The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts along with the rest of the league on Saturday and one of the guys that lost his job was strong safety Brandian Ross. In 2013, Ross filled in as a starter for the injured Tyvon Branch to disastrous results. Easily one of the worst safeties in the entire league, it was not surprising that the Raiders drafted Jonathan Dowling in the seventh...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: Return of Tyvon Branch is huge

Today we take a look at the safeties that the Oakland Raiders currently have on roster as we head into training camp. Tyvon Branch is entering his seventh season in the NFL, all of which have been with the Raiders. During the 2008 NFL Draft, Branch was selected in the fourth round. Over the course of his career in silver and black, Branch has totaled 446 tackles, seven sacks, has...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Raiders find another rookie who will surprise the NFL?

The Oakland Raiders hired general manager Reggie McKenzie for two primary reasons. The first is the he is good with the cap and new owner Mark Davis felt confident that McKenzie would be able to fix the disaster that was the Raiders salary cap. Second, and also a part of the cap issue, Davis felt confident that McKenzie excelled at evaluating college prospects. As you have heard...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Three Draft Picks

  The Oakland Raiders announced that they’ve signed seventh-round picks S Jonathan Dowling, DE Shelby Harris and CB Travis Carrie to four-year contracts. Oakland now has half of their eight-man draft class under contract including first-round pick LB Khalil Mack. Dowling offers great size for a safety at 6-foot-3. He played two years for Florida before ultimately transferring...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing Raiders draft round by round

Reggie McKenzie entered last weeks draft with a simple list of needs. His secondary was depleted, a young quarterback was needed and some dynamic players preferably with size were wanted on defense. Well after the smoke cleared from the 2014 draft the Raiders now have all of those needs addressed. McKenzie went from last year’s draft of making several trades and moving all over...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Draft Grades: How the media saw McKenzie’s draft

The NFL Draft is over which of course means that it is time for the “experts” to grade the draft long before anyone will actually know how teams fared. As Mike Mayock on NFL Network noted towards the end of the draft, we will not know how this draft went for anyone until these guys have spent at least a few years in the league. So while I will not be providing my own grades,...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders get risky in seventh round

The Oakland Raiders departed from their typical modus operandi of getting good character guys when making their final two picks of the 2014 NFL Draft. Throughout his tenure with the Raiders, McKenzie has preached bringing in the right kind of guys. Players who had good heads on their shoulders and were not a risk for off the field concerns. But then again, in 2013, McKenzie drafted...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Five quick facts you should know about every Oakland Raiders draft pick

The Oakland Raiders have completed all of their picks for the 2014 NFL Draft and are bringing in a slough of talented young players to compete for spots on the team. During the draft, cover32 Raiders staff gave instant analysis on every pick with five quick facts to know about each pick taken by the Raiders. If you missed any of these pieces, you can check them out below and get...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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