KALUKA MAIAVA NEWS

Don’t expect much from the new Raiders linebacker

The Oakland Raiders linebacker situation went from bad to worse when they were forced to place backup Kaluka Maiava on the injured reserve list with a  hamstring issue. The Raiders were already suffering from the loss of starting middle linebacker Nick Roach who has been out since the preseason with concussion issues and starting outside linebacker Sio Moore who has missed two weeks...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders made some roster moves

The Oakland Raiders made a couple of roster moves on Tuesday after they placed Kaluka Maiava on season-ending injured reserve and claimed Ray Ray Armstrong off of waivers from the St. Louis Rams. #Raiders putting LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) on IR. Played in 13 games in 2 seasons. Team should announce FA LB signing shortly. — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) October 7, 2014 Source: the...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders claim former UM star Ray Ray Armstrong

Today the Oakland Raiders signed former University of Miami standout Ray Ray Armstrong. Armstrong was released yesterday by the St. Louis Rams. Armstrong is a 6 foot for 225 pound safety converted to a linebacker. In a corresponding move the team placed LB Kaluka Maiava on injured reserve. @RavensInsider: Raiders awarded Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers […] The post Raiders claim...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders claim LB Armstrong off waivers

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have claimed Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the St. Louis Rams to upgrade their depleted linebacker position. The Raiders placed linebacker Kaluka Maiava on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a hamstring injury to make room for Armtrong. Two of Oakland's starting linebackers are already hurt with Nick Roach out since August...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Game within the game: Raiders vs Dolphins

Week 4 for the Oakland Raiders was yet another embarrassment, this time on the international stage. They put their worst on display for the entire world to see. Aside from the opening drive, this game was complete and utter ineptitude from the offense. The defense was beaten to a bloody pulp early and often. This week’s game within the game match-up pits Raiders head coach Dennis...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders quarterback Carr injured against Dolphins

LONDON (AP) Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr injured his ankle and left knee in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins and his return was questionable. Carr, who was 16 for 26 with 147 yards, was hurt midway through the third quarter. Carr had one touchdown pass and one interception. With regular backup Matt Schaub at home in Oakland, Matt McGloin replaced Carr. In the...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How often will the Raiders run a 3-4 defense, or will they run it at all?

For whatever reason, there has been a lot of interest by Raiders fans in the idea that the team might move to a 3-4 defense part time if not permanently. From day one, head coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver have said that the Raiders will run a 4-3 base defense and that is what they have done. But last season the Raiders did line up in a 3-4 defense, just...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders place Maiava on injured reserve

Kaluka Maiava's season is over. The Raiders outside linebacker was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon before the team travelled east for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. The Raiders didn’t get much from the first part of a three-year, $6 million contract given to Maiava this offseason. Maiava battled injuries all season, and was never a contender to start...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders still injured, defense rules over offense and other training camp day 7 notes

Not only were the Raiders back in pads but today was also a “competition day”, per head coach Dennis Allen. The competition may have low stakes – which unit, offense or defense, gets to wear the silver colored jerseys instead of the hotter black ones – but it is a point of pride amongst the players and the team sessions were a lot more active today. Dennis Allen didn’t...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Radiers sign LB Omar Gaither

The Raiders on Monday agreed to a deal with free agent linebacker Omar Gaither. The team is currently banged up at the position with Miles Burris, Kaluka Maiava and Sio Moore among the linebackers dealing with injuries. Gaither was originally brought on in the second half of the season but was mostly ineffective starting at middle linebacker when Rolando McClain was busy being a...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders training camp day two, quick hits

Here are some quick hit thoughts on the Raiders' Saturday training camp. The team has practice on Sunday at 9:20 am, their first session in pads: -UDFA Conner Vernon has been a fan favorite ever since the team signed him immediately following the draft. He earned further support after Dennis Allen mentioned him by name, saying that Vernon had caught his eye after minicamp...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaluka Maiava charged with assault after bar brawl in Maui

Keeping up with the Wednesday theme of Bay Area athletes being charged with crimes months after they were allegedly committed, linebacker Kaluka Maiava, along with his brother, was charged with the assault of two men in a Maui bar brawl just days after he signed with the Raiders in March. From Vic Tafur: Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Linebacker Kaluka Maiava Arrested for Assault at Hawaii Bar

HONOLULU — Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. They allegedly caused bodily harm during a brawl at Life’s a Beach in Kihei on March 17...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders linebacker charged with beating up two men in Hawaii

According to Black Sports Online, Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava was arrested and charged with assaulting two men at a bar in Hawaii. Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a bar in Hawaii. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says the 27-year-old Maiava and his 30-year-old brother, Ilima Maiava, are charged with misdemeanor...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders' Maiava charged with assault

Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says Maiava and 30-year-old brother Ilima Maiava are charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor. They allegedly caused bodily harm during a brawl at Life's a Beach in Kihei on March 17. That would...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders LB Kaluka Maiava Charged With Beating Up 2 Men in Hawaii Bar

Maiava just going to ignore that the NFL is under a microscope for criminal behavior and has decided to go WWE in the club? Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a bar in Hawaii. Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim says the 27-year-old Maiava and his 30-year-old brother, Ilima Maiava, are charged with misdemeanor assault and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders' Maiava charged with assault

Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava and his brother are charged with assaulting two men at a Maui bar.
Via FOXSports.com
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Thursday Raiders free agency news & notes

There’s not too much happening in Oakland’s free agency world today, but here are a couple of noteworthy items. ESPN’s Bill Williamson reports the Raiders met with free agent cornerback Terence Newman on Thursday.  Newman is in his mid 30s, but had a solid season last year in Cincinnati.  He would be an instant starter in Oakland, but likely only on a one or two year deal...
Via Raider Ninja
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Free Agency Update #4: Oakland inks Burnett, loses Myers

The Oakland Raiders have signed their fifth free agent of the year and he goes by the name of Kevin Burnett. The 30-year-old veteran will join Kaluka Maiava and Nick Roach as the Silver & Black’s new faces at the linebacker position. However, tight end Brandon Myers has decided to wear a new uniform in 2013, as he agreed to [...]
Via Silver and Black Daily
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raider Free Agent Update

There’s not too much happening in Oakland’s free agency world today, but here are a couple of noteworthy items. ESPN’s Bill Williamson reports the Raiders met with free agent cornerback Terence Newman on Thursday.  Newman is in his mid 30s, but had a solid season last year in Cincinnati.  He would be an instant starter in Oakland, but likely only on a one or two year deal...
Via Raider Ninja
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders agree to terms with LB Nick Roach

The Raiders made a move on Tuesday that would further portend the team releasing off-the-field nuisance Rolando McClain. The team on Friday signed former Bears linebacker Nick Roach to a three-year deal. He joins a linebacking corps of second-year player Miles Burris and the recently signed Kaluka Maiava. Roach could take over the starting middle linebacker position from the player...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bargain Shopping time for Raiders

Just one day after losing three key members of the defense (Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Michael Huff), the Raiders began plugging some holes.  Per the team’s website, they signed Jason Hunter, Kaluka Maiava, and Pat Sims to contracts.  All three are defensive veterans. Hunter is a defensive end who last played for the Broncos, but missed 2012 with a triceps injury.  However...
Via Raider Ninja
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders come to terms with 3 defensive free agents

Everybody, let’s welcome the Oakland Raiders to 2013 free agency. The team that had a relatively quiet first day of free agency, save for two notable releases, on Tuesday made their first three unrestricted free agent signings of the offseason, coming to terms with three on defense—linebacker Kaluka Maiava, defensive tackle Pat Sims and defensive end Jason Hunter. From Jerry...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns’ Kaluka Maiava lands with Raiders

The Cleveland Browns have been signing players, just not their own. Kaluka Maiava has been signed by the Raiders according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Former Browns LB Kaluka Maiava signed with the Raiders: 3 years, $ 6 million. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013 Maiava’s time with Cleveland is relatively non-descript. He was a fourth round pick by Eric Mangini in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

There is still plenty of time for you to enter the 2012 Cheddar Bay Reality Football contest (also with Browns Preseason Finale Review)

Have you ever beaten an All-American quarterback at anything? Well now’s your chance. To be extra clear about the 2012 Cheddar Bay Reality Football Pickstravaganza, there’s still plenty of time for you to sign up. Details are here, as well as the open thread for Week 1 picks, and all you have to do to sign up is post your first set of picks there and send an email to clevelandfrowns...
Via Cleveland Frowns
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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