What you can expect to see when the Raiders take on the Lions

The Oakland Raiders are taking on the Detroit Lions at O.Co Coliseum in their second preseason game of 2014. Here are some things to look for: Expect the crowd to be energetic and the players to feed off of their energy. It has been approximately 229 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 0 seconds since the home crowd saw their team on the home field (but who’s counting?). They are starving...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Allen says Raiders could add another tight end to the roster

In probably the least surprising news of the preseason, Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen noted that the team could be looking to add another tight end to the roster. After the Raiders saw both David Ausberry and Nick Kasa go down with knee injuries in the past couple of weeks, the team is in desperate need of help at the tight end position. The Raiders still have Mychal Rivera...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys DB won't be disciplined for swinging at Raiders fan

  The Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys concluded their two days of joint practices Wednesday with another intense session that included a number of small scrums and had both teams excited to possibly repeat this again next season. While the first session Tuesday was marred by a brawl that nearly spilled into the stands and featured a Raiders fan swinging a replica helmet at a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ TE Nick Kasa likely has a torn ACL

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen told reporters that preliminary reports are that tight end Nick Kasa suffered a torn ACL during Tuesday’s practice. DA: preliminary reports are that Nick Kasa has torn his ACL. If that's the case, he's done for the year. a source says he is — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) August 13, 2014 Kasa scored one touchdown last season.   var ACE_AR...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders, Cowboys conclude joint practices

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys concluded their two days of joint practices Wednesday with another intense session that included a number of small scrums and had both teams excited to possibly repeat this again next season. While the first session Tuesday was marred by a brawl that nearly spilled into the stands and featured a Raiders fan swinging a replica...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders lose tight end Nick Kasa for the year

Head coach Dennis Allen said preliminary reports indicated that Kasa had torn his left anterior cruciate ligament after getting tangled up with Dallas cornerback Ryan Smith during a one-on-one drill. “If that’s the case, he would be done for the year,” Allen said. This is bad news, but I expect the Raiders to look for […] The post Raiders lose tight end Nick Kasa for the...
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Report: Raiders TE Nick Kasa tore ACL in Tuesday’s practice

Getty Images Oakland Raiders tight end Nick Kasa tore his ACL in Tuesday’s practice according to CSN Bay Area. Last season Kasa played 76 snaps for the Raiders catching one pass for nine yards and a touchdown as a rookie. The torn ACL will rule him out for the season. He will spend the season on injured reserve and try out for a roster spot next season. DA: preliminary reports...
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Raiders mailbag: Kasa injury info, defensive scheme, can rookies win starting job at CB and more

The Oakland Raiders have one preseason game in the books with three more to go before the regular season starts. With the team practicing in Oxnard California with the Dallas Cowboys, things are feeling more and more like the season is right around the corner. So let’s take a look at what is on the minds of the Raider Nation as we inch closer to football games that matter. @RaidersReporter...
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Raiders lose another tight end; Nick Kasa carted off the field

The Oakland Raiders are already down one tight end with David Ausberry on the sidelines after having surgery. Well today the team lost Nick Kasa to what sounds like a serious injury. @BairCSN: TE Nick Kasa on the ground clutching left knee. He’s in trouble The post Raiders lose another tight end; Nick Kasa carted off the field appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Raiders camp preview: Starting tight end position is up for grabs, who can haul it in?

The position of tight end has been on everyone’s lips this week as Jimmy Graham re-signed with the New Orleans Saints in a contract more akin to that of a wide receiver. For the Oakland Raiders, the position of tight end is actually not welcoming nearly as many new faces this year unlike some of the other positions on the Raiders’ roster. We have veterans David Ausberry, Nick...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why blocking shouldn’t be key to winning the Raiders starting tight end job

The Oakland Raiders do not yet know who their starting tight end will be when the regular season gets under way. But by most accounts, the competition will come down to David Ausberry and Mychal Rivera. And by most accounts, the guy who is able to show he is the better blocker is likely to be the one who wins the starting job. But should being the better blocker really be the biggest...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Training Camp Battles: Tight end

The Oakland Raiders have dropped, traded, drafted, signed and released players and are now finalizing the roster as they enter offseason camps. With the team pretty much set personnel-wise there are going to be some major battles for playing time and it all begins now. Tight end remains a position of intrigue for fans and coaches alike. With the value at tight end ever-increasing...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Raiders roster: Wide receivers and tight ends

The Oakland Raiders roster has changed dramatically for the third straight season. Now that the draft is over, we are taking a look at every position to see how the team stacks up now that it is all ready to head into 2014. Yesterday we looked at quarterbacks and running backs. Today its wide receivers and tight ends. Wide receivers: 1- Rod Streater 2- James Jones 3- Denarius Moore...
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May 15, 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

Oakland Raiders young tight ends could have big year with Matt Schaub

The Oakland Raiders have a lot of potential but not a lot of experience when it comes to the tight end position. When offseason workouts begin, the tight end with the most NFL experience will be David Ausberry, a former wide receiver out of USC that missed all of last season with a shoulder injury sustained in the pre-season. Entering his fourth season in the league, Ausberry has...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders should ignore TE in the draft

The Oakland Raiders could use some help at the tight end position, but not through the NFL Draft. Last week I discussed why the Raiders should take a serious look at signing a free agent tight end. But much for the same reasons, the Raiders should NOT consider drafting a young tight end. The Raiders have two tight ends who were taken in later rounds last season, one of whom in Mychal...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Oakland Raiders look at adding a veteran tight end?

The Oakland Raiders find themselves in an interesting place when it comes to the tight end position. Second year player Mychal Rivera had an impressive rookie campaign and as a 6th round draft pick, he still has a lot of potential to build on. In addition, the Raiders have Nick Kasa, a converted defensive end who needs a lot of work but who can also be a contributor and David Ausberry...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Daily

Colorado Daily   August 2nd David Bakhtiari performing well in Green Bay From … In a week of training camp, rookie David Bakhtiari has worked his way into the running for the starting job at right tackle. The fourth-round draft pick has been one of the young standouts in training camp working as a backup at left and right tackle. Until Thursday, he’d been the...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: film review of Raiders' TE Nick Kasa

Nick Kasa was the first of two tight ends taken by the Raiders in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Kasa, a former defensive end that is still learning the position of tight end, stands an imposing 6’6” 269 lbs. That last sentence really sums up where Kasa is. Physically, he is very gifted – he has the height and build to compete well at the tight end position in the...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders sign six draft picks

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they signed six of their 10 draft picks today. The Raiders signed sixth-round draft picks Nick Kasa (172nd overall), Latavius Murray (181st), Mychal Rivera(184th), Stacy McGee (205th), and seventh-round choices Brice Butler (209th) and David Bass (233rd).   Kasa (6-6, 269), a tight end out of Colorado, played defensive end for...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Have Multiple Options at Tight End Position for 2013

In 2013 the Oakland Raiders will have plenty of open position competitions. Few could be as compelling as the race for the starting tight end spot. The Raiders added two tight ends in the 2013 NFL Draft in Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera. They join leftovers Richard Gordon and David Ausberry. When Brandon Myers left via free agency for the New York Giants, a large void was left at tight...
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Winning Season Or Bust In 2013

With what can only be described as phenomenal and mind boggling, the Oakland Raiders have not had a winning season since 2002, where they finished the season 11-5, in the last five years alone, the Silver & Black have an abysmal record of 24 wins and 72 debilitating loses. Is this finally the year that the Raiders put all of the pieces together and pull themselves up form the...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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