Raiders counting on coaches to make sure free agents aren’t overpaid

Two of the free agent signings by the Oakland Raiders are guys that are not exactly studs at their respective positions. Safety Nate Allen and linebacker Curtis Lofton are experienced starters in the league but are also guys who were allowed to walk by their previous teams for a reason. But despite the fact that they were not seen as high value free agents, the Raiders gave them...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Raiders safety Nate Allen speaks out on stadium issue

The Oakland Raiders have a new safety in Nate Allen and he hopes that the team remains the Oakland Raiders. All this LA talk sounds like nonsense. Oakland is where I want to be. — Nate Allen (@NAllen29) March 24, 2015 As part of the courting process for Allen, Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson attended a Golden State Warriors game with the then free agent safety...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Raider Has the Best/Worst Contract?

Best: Derek Carr View image | Derek Carr has been dubbed the savior of the Oakland Raiders.  He played excellent football this season while surrounded by a pretty weak core on offense. Carr signed a rookie deal worth about 5.3 million over 4 seasons.  This is a small price to pay for a franchise Quarterback (hopefully). Sure, Carr still has to continue...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at Roles for Raiders FA Signees

View image | The Oakland Raiders announced their 10th free agent signing of the offseason with a two-year deal worth up to $8 million in place with running back Trent Richardson.  The former No. 3 overall draft pick will look to join a long list of successful reclamation projects in the history of the Silver and Black.  This is his third team and the man will...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders sign S Nate Allen

The Raiders needed safety help next to Charles Woodson, as they released Tyvon Branch, who has missed 28 games over the past 2 seasons, and Brandian Ross, who has played in Branch’s absence in each of the last 2 seasons, has struggled. This 4-year, 23 million dollar deal with 11.8 million guaranteed is a risky move for the Raiders. If Allen plays like he did last season, when he...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest remaining needs for the Oakland Raiders

With the first three days of free agency now in the books, the Oakland Raiders have added seven new players to the roster: Linebacker Malcolm Smith Linebacker Curtis Lofton Defensive Tackle Dan Williams Safety Nate Allen Center Rodney Hudson Running back Roy Helu Tight end Lee Smith With those signings, the Raiders have clearly aimed to upgrade their run game and their run defense...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Sign Former Eagles Safety Nate Allen

The Oakland Raiders' defense has a new member.Reports say former Philadelphia Eagles' safety Nate Allen has agreed to a long-term contract. The details of the deal have not been disclosed.Allen, 27, intercepted four passes, forced one fumble and was in on 62 tackles in 2014. He should become the Raiders' starting strong safety for next season.The Raiders were looking to sign a replacement...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' overhaul continues with signing of safety Nate Allen

  The Oakland Raiders added another new starter to their defense, signing former Philadelphia safety Nate Allen to a four-year contract on Thursday to fill the hole created when Tyvon Branch was released. General manager Reggie McKenzie has been busy to start the free agency period, having already added new starting defensive tackle Dan Williams and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oakland Raiders sign former Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen

The Oakland Raiders are getting some help for their secondary by looking to the NFC East… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 worst NFL free agent signings so far in 2015 QB Rankings: Rating every QB from 1-32 based on needing them for one drive According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter (who apparently subsists on coffee and breaking news and requires neither food nor rest...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign free agent S Nate Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed former Philadelphia safety Nate Allen in free agency to fill the hole created when former starter Tyvon Branch was released. The Raiders announced the deal with Allen on Thursday. Allen says Oakland tried to sign him last year but that he stayed in Philadelphia because he was not offered a long-term deal. The Raiders gave him...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign 7; more likely

The Raiders yesterday announced the signing of six of the players with which they had agreed to contract terms over the negotiation window and free agency. Today, the Raiders have also announced the addition of safety Nate Allen to their roster, their seventh player of free agency to date. The players the Raiders have signed as of publishing are: Rodney Hudson, center, 25 years old...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Eagles safety Nate Allen reportedly finds a new home

  The Eagles headed into the 2014/2015 offseason well aware that they were in need of a new secondary.  The Eagles have already added Byron Maxwell and continue their busy offseason.  Having already seen Cary Williams find a new home, another member of the Eagles 2014 defense has moved on. Adam Schefter, who is having a busy day today: reported that Nate Allen has a new home...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Signing S Nate Allen

Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that the Raiders are signing former Eagles S Nate Allen. According to Bair, the agreement was completed in essence last night, but the two sides wrapped it up this morning. John Middlekauff first reported that the Raiders were hosting Allen for a visit on Wednesday. Allen, 27, is a former second round pick of the ...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Allen Signs with the Oakland Raiders

A source recently informed that Free Agent Safety – Nate Allen has signed with the Oakland Raiders to a deal worth approximately $20 Million. The Raiders have flashed their money this off-season, signing Rodney Houston, Curtis Lofton, Dan Williams and Roy Helu. Allen was exposed often last season, however he led the Philadelphia Eagles […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Hosting S Nate Allen For A Visit

John Middlekauff reports that the Raiders will be hosting Eagles free agent S Nate Allen in for a visit on Wednesday. Nate Allen, 27, is a former second round pick of the Eagles back in 2010. He signed a one-year contract to return to Philadelphia last year. In 2014, Allen recorded 62 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles to Sign Byron Maxwell

After weeks of speculation that the Eagles secondary would be totally revamped, we’re starting to see these rumors come to fruition.  With Cary Williams being cut, Nate Allen and Bradley Fletcher being free agents, the Eagles needed to fill three starting spots in the secondary.  On Saturday, it seems like they filled the first hole in a very big way.  According to multiple...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles soar in the latest Power Rankings

The offseason is only unofficially upon us, as teams have made coaching and front office changes, released players to create cap space, made decisions on their own pending free agents, and started evaluating draft prospects. As a result, teams look slightly different now than they did when the regular season ended. And that means it’s time to once again grade each franchise in...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen explains his side of the Florida story

Last week Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen got quite a scare when he was detained after being wrongfully accused of indecent exposure in Fort Myers, Florida… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the offseason commences Free Agency Preview: The top 10 offensive linemen on the market in 2015 Here’s a clip of Allen explaining his side of the story:...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Allen fully cleared on indecent exposure allegation

Last week, social media went a buzz as word got out that Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen was arrested by Florida police and then released on an allegation of indecent exposure. The good news from this situation is that Allen has been cleared of the allegation. If you do not remember what happened, here is the shortened version. Last Monday, a 16-year-old girl had called the...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Proposed new Philadelphia Eagles helmet is the sleekest thing ever

The fellas at Deeyung Entertainment dropped 32 new NFL helmet designs Tuesday, including one for the Philadelphia Eagles. Via Deeyung Entertainment AROUND COVER32 Free Agents: The top-10 wide receivers on the market QB Rankings: Rating today’s starters from 1-32 based on their cap value That’s so sleek. You can check out all 32 concept helmets here. You may also be interested...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Philadelphia Eagles should hang on to Nate Allen

I am sure you scoffed at the title of this article, but I need you to hear me out. Earlier this week, Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen was wrongfully accused of indecent exposure. Once the news initially broke that he was arrested, our fan base was pure pandemonium with things like “that’s it, Allen is gone ” and “as if we needed another reason to not keep him” etc…...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Allen on arrest: ‘Having my name associated with something like this disgusts me’

The assumption of innocence until guilt is proven is often overlooked in the court of public opinion. That is why Nate Allen is working hard to clear his name after his arrest in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday night. Allen, who will soon become an unrestricted free agent, was detained by police in Fort Myers after being accused of exposing himself to a 16-year old girl. After the...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles player Nate Allen detained, questioned in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nate Allen says he's cooperating with police in Fort Myers, Florida, after being detained for nearly five hours over the holiday weekend. Police confirmed in a news release that Allen was pulled over around 5 p.m. Monday. No charges were filed, and Allen was eventually released. Allen, who lives in southwest Florida in the offseason...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles safety Nate Allen rattled by "disgusting" allegation; investigation remains open

  View image | Last night a news report from the Fox Station in Fort Myers, Florida, announced that Eagles safety Nate Allen had been arrested.   Allen was pulled over by police after an allegation that Allen exposed himself was made to police.   The initial report only indicated that Allen had been arrested, and provided no other details.  After a short while...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Allen released after being accused of lewd incident

Nate Allen had a night he surely isn't going to forget. The soon-to-be free agent safety, who has spent his last five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, was arrested and detained on Monday night in Fort Myers, Florida. According to the News-Press, Allen was arrested without even being told why. CSN Philadelphia explained what happened: A source close to the situation told CSN...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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