Oakland Raiders: 2014 Training Camp Preview

  ON July 24th, the Oakland Raiders will report to training camp to kick off their 2014 season. Once again they will be holding it at the Napa County Marriott in Napa, California. This years training camp will be a fresh sight for most Raider fans. The influx of veterans has given the team a talent level it hasnt seen since possibly the early 2000′s. While most of those additions...
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Raiders camp preview: Battle of the veterans at running back

Well, we are just over a week away from the beginning of the 2014 training camp, a time that not long ago seemed like it would NEVER get here. Before training camp, Raider Nation should take a moment to re-familiarize themselves with the overhauled roster to start to get an idea of what position battles to keep an eye on, especially since the Oakland Raiders have so many positions...
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Raiders Rewind: Khalil Mack better than expected, potential pro bowlers and more

There was plenty of great content on cover32 Raiders this week as the team finished the last of their offseason workout program. Check out some of the headlines below to see what you missed: - Raiders think Khalil Mack is better than they first thought, as remarkable as that is. (READ) - Raiders who could make the Pro Bowl this season. (READ) - Latavius Murray, the man who could...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray: The man who could be the future at RB for the Raiders

Raider Nation was dismayed last season to see rookie running back Latavius Murray get placed on injured reserve at the end of August 2013. Murray was the Oakland Raiders’ sixth round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and it was frustrating to see his rookie season cut short before the regular season even began. A New York native, Murray came to the Raiders from the University of...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp battles to watch: Running back

The Oakland Raiders began “Organized Team Activities” yesterday and a new excitement is in the air. The rebuilt team has reported to “voluntary” workouts with the exception of only two players. The Raiders have many new faces on the roster and maybe the most electrifying one belongs to Maurice Jones-Drew. His presence adds a huge jolt to the running back position and will...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2014 sleeper in second year, RB, Latavius Murray

General Manager Reggie McKenzie brought in plenty of new faces over the last few months. Ex-Houston Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub, and two-time Super Bowl winning defensive end Justin Tuck, just to mention a few. Oakland's running back situation is going to be one of the more interesting in the league. The potential of Darren McFadden who resigned with the Raide...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Raiders undrafted free agent success

The Oakland Raiders do not have much to show from draft picks in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft since Reggie McKenzie took over the general manager duties for the Raiders. But while he cannot point to success in the rounds where success is most typically found, he has shown a knack for finding talent in the scrap heaps of later rounds and in undrafted free agents. Sio Moore...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Review: A look back at the 2013 draft class

The 2013 NFL draft was Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie’s second draft as the guy making the calls but his first draft with picks in the first two rounds, where the best players are taken. Unfortunately for him, neither of the guys taken in those two rounds would have much of an impact on the team in their rookie years. Fortunately for him, he was able to land a...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders mailbag: Talking QB, free agent needs, Latavius Murray and the media

The Oakland Raiders have had a busy offseason already which means there are a ton of questions to be answered. So let’s get right to it. @RaidersReporter with the FA options out there, and the draft still to come, what is ur ideal QB situation for this season? — RaiderCurt (@curtpicciuto) March 19, 2014 My ideal situation is drafting a mid round pick to sit behind a veteran stop...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Darren McFadden re-signs with Raiders

According to reports, running back Darren McFadden has signed a 1-year, $4 million deal to stay in Oakland. In what is really the first surprising move of the day (if you had been paying attention for the past week), the Oakland Raiders have reportedly re-signed Darren McFadden to a 1-year deal. Many assumed McFadden would be let go when his contract expired last season, however...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Streater takes to Twitter to help others

The Oakland Raiders have a lot of players who are active on Twitter, giving fans a chance to interact with guys who otherwise seem unreachable. Some guys like Latavius Murray like talking about other interests such as music, Marquette King often shows his love for the Raiders and Raider Nation and Sio Moore is just eclectic with his tweets about anything and everything. On Monday...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders team needs: Running back questions abound

The Oakland Raiders enter the off season with a ton of holes due both to expiring contracts and positions desperately in need of an upgrade. But on the scale of desperate need to no need, the running back position falls somewhere awkwardly in the middle. The Raiders had three running backs see significant time last season in Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece and Rashad Jennings. McFadden...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Latavius Murray – Shiny New Toy for 2014

There are several qualities a player must possess to qualify as the next big thing in fantasy football. Raiders (soon-to-be) second year RB Latavius Murray has cornered the market on all of them: Size: At 6’2”, 230 pounds, Murray is a built more like a tight end than a running back. Speed: At his Pro Day last March, Murray ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds, flashing wheels that very...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie is optimistic about the future of the Raiders

Eternal optimism, now that right there has got to be the hallmark of a Raiders fan. This last decade has not been kind to the loyal fans who support the Oakland Raiders and yet season after season, these fans flock to Coliseum in droves to support their team, with tickets almost always selling out. The Raiders will spend another season watching the playoffs from the periphery...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Rookie RB Latavius Murray Lost For Season

The Oakland Raiders have put rookie running back Latavius Murray on injured reserve according to the Bay Sports Report. Murray was considered a sleeper pick going into 2013 as a 6th round pick out of UCF. Considered similar to Darren McFadden, Murray had a chance to carve out significant time this season. McFadden is sure to get hurt and the only other backs ahead of Murray were...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders training camp notes August 21st

Pretty interesting day at Raiders training camp today. Here some of todays notes. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter as @LeviDamien  @ChrisMcClain  @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran)  @VicTafur @AsherMatthews @ChrisHansenNFL. I will be compiling all of their information throughout training camp. For all Raiders updates follow the...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fake Football, Real Questions (August 6th Edition)

You signed up for a fantasy football draft. This was supposed to be all about drinking beer and enjoying a night with the boys. The problem is you’ve been on the clock so long that your beer’s gone warm, and your buddies can’t stand the sight of you. You’ve been faced with the seemingly insurmountable task of deciding who to pick from a group of players ranked in the same...
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August 06, 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...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders training camp day 5 notes

The raiders had their fifth day of camp today and their third padded practice. Here are some notes. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter as @LeviDamien  @ChrisMcClain  @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran)  @VicTafur @AsherMatthews @ChrisHansenNFL. I will be compiling all of their information throughout training camp. For all Raiders...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers: AFC edition

  This time of year is always the time of excitement for the avid fantasy football fan. After months of reading team reports and examining the rookies, scouring any websites for any trace of news, fans finally get to see some legitimate football action in training camp. Most major fantasy football sites already allow you to draft for your league, but I personally have never been...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Films' Greg Cosell speaks highly of Raiders' 2013 draft class

Noted evaluator Greg Cosell recently took some time to discuss the AFC West’s draft with Yahoo’s Doug Farrar. Cosell, who does evaluations for NFL Films, had some very positive comments on the new Raider rookies. In particular, he liked the Raiders first round pick DJ Hayden, fourth round pick Tyler Wilson and sixth round pick Latavious Murray. You can hear the entire segment...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders Will Have an Explosive Offense in 2013

If you are a Raiders fan and have tuned into sports talk within the past few months, you likely haven’t heard much positivity. You hear the firing of the PR director, Hayden having a (very common) follow-up procedure to his college injury, or about a very bad QB day in OTA’s. Despite these, the arrow is very much pointing up for Raider Nation. With a clean sweep of the defense...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Nation: A Look at the Oakland Raiders’ Running Backs

  Over the last few five seasons, the Oakland Raiders could always count on a strong running game even when the rest of the team was falling apart. With the Darren McFadden and Michael Bush thunder-and-lightning duo carrying the ball opposing defenses were constantly on their heels. However last off-season the Raiders once vaunted running game fell apart with the departure of Michael...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders Should Not Sign Willis McGahee

Now that the hated Denver Broncos have released pro-bowl running back Willis McGahee, football pundits have put the Oakland Raiders as a prime destination for the veteran running back. In theory, McGahee would be a perfect complement to oft-injured running back Darren McFadden. McGahee would be a huge upgrade over penciled in number-two running back Rashad Jennings. There are two...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Checking In On Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray

The Oakland Raiders were not very good last season and shouldn’t be any better in 2013 but they do still have perennial fantasy disappointment Darren McFadden. And when you consistently have issues staying on the field (McFadden has never played more than 13 games in 5 seasons) it tends to give the next guy a shot to make a fantasy impact. In the case of the Raiders in 2012, Marcel...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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