LaMarr Woodley going out for the year could be in best interest of the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders seem to be injury plagued more than normal this season, and that is saying a lot. After losing Nick Roach, Rod Streater and Tyvon Branch for the season, it now appears they will be able to add LaMarr Woodley to the list. But unlike the loss of Roach and Streater, the loss of Woodley could be good for the team. When Branch went down, Charles Woodson started playing...
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Raiders’ Nick Roach reportedly won’t play again this season

Linebacker Nick Roach will not play again this season for the Oakland Raiders after suffering a serious concussion during the preseason,  per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. “Raiders LB Nick Roach, who suffered a significant concussion in Oakland’s 3rd preseason game and hasn’t played since, is expected to be able to resume his career next season, according to a source. Roach...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Injury Update: Nick Roach out for the season

The Oakland Raiders have learned they will be without the services of middle linebacker, Nick Roach, for the remainder of the season, as reported by Chris Wesseling of Around the NFL.#459488957 / gettyimages.comRoach suffered a concussion in a pre-season game on August 22nd and has missed the first four regular season games. Roach is still experiencing concussion symptoms, which...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders lose Nick Roach for season

Middle linebacker Nick Roach was placed on the injured reserve list Wednesday because of concussion symptoms, ending his season without ever playing a snap. Roach has been limited in practice since Sept. 3 but was never cleared to play after a concussion on Aug. 22 in the Raiders' third preseason game. "It's been around 45, 46 days since we had Nick," coach Tony...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign LB Jamar Chaney; Place Nick Roach on I/R

The Oakland Raiders signed fifth-year linebacker Jamar Chaney, who spent time with Denver in the preseason. The 27-year-old Chaney has recorded 158 tackles in 45 regular season games in stints with Philadelphia (2010-2012) and Atlanta (2013). @VicTafur: #Raiders have placed LB Nick Roach on the reserve/injured list and signed LB Jamar Chaney In a corresponding […] The post Raiders...
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Raiders place Nick Roach on season-ending IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have placed starting middle linebacker Nick Roach on season-ending injured reserve after he was unable to recover from a concussion in the preseason. The Raiders signed Jamar Chaney on Wednesday to replace Roach on the roster. Roach originally got hurt on Aug. 22 in the third exhibition game against Green Bay. He returned to practice on Sept...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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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Sparano takes his best shot at inspiring a hapless Raiders squad

The Oakland Raiders completed their first practice yesterday with interim head coach Tony Sparano at the helm.  He stood before the players and coaches next to a hole in the ground, shovel in one hand and a football in the other.  Sparano isn’t the first coach to use this metaphor, but it seemed to really speak to the players.  He said, “What this ball represents and what...
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Nick Roach not ready to be on the practice field, should retirement be discussed?

The Oakland Raiders are struggling with run their run defense. Ok, scratch that, the run defense is flat out terrible. A large part of the reason that the Raiders run defense is so bad is that they are missing their starting middle linebacker in Nick Roach who has been out with a concussion since August 22nd. That’s right, the guy who played every snap for the Raiders’ defense...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

After Review: video study of the Raiders’ Defense versus the Dolphins

I was not able to watch the Raiders game live due to a family medical emergency. Instead, watching the All-22 coaches film was my first time seeing this game – both on offense and defense. For my thoughts on the offensive tape, you can click here.   -The defensive tape was harder to watch than the offensive tape. The defense looked as bad as any defense I’ve ever seen, which...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland's Jones-Drew out for 2nd straight game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is inactive for the second straight game with a right hand injury. Darren McFadden is taking his spot against the New England Patriots in Sunday's game. The Raiders also are without two starting linebackers, Nick Roach for the second game in a row with a concussion and Sio Moore with an ankle injury suffered...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries could sideline two starting linebackers for Raiders on Sunday

A Raiders defense that has given up 400 yards rushing in the first two games — one of only two NFL teams to do that the past five years — looks like it will be without two of its three starting linebackers in New England on Sunday. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out Friday with an ankle injury. And middle linebacker Nick Roach looks like he will miss his third straight...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders' Moore out, Roach not cleared

The struggling Oakland Raiders’ defense might be taking a big hit at the linebacker position. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England on Sunday and middle linebacker Nick Roach hasn’t been cleared from a concussion he suffered four weeks ago. While the decision to sit Moore was made Friday, it appears the decision on Roach will come Sunday...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders could be down 2 starters on defense

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Already staggering from back-to-back poor performances, the Oakland Raiders will likely be without two of their starting linebackers for Sunday's game in New England. Middle linebacker Nick Roach is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the preseason and has only recently returned to practice on a limited basis. Roach, who played every defensive...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders' Jones-Drew, Roach questionable for game vs. Texans

  Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains hopeful that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will be able to play in Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans. Nick Roach's status isn't as encouraging, meaning the Raiders likely will be without their starting middle linebacker for a second straight week. Jones-Drew has not practiced this week and remains listed as...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones-Drew, Roach questionable for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains hopeful that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will be able to play in Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans. Nick Roach's status isn't as encouraging, meaning the Raiders likely will be without their starting middle linebacker for a second straight week. Jones-Drew has not practiced this week and...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Roach out with concussion

The Oakland Raiders will be without one of their key defenders Sunday against the New York Jets as middle linebacker Nick Roach is inactive because he has not been cleared from an Aug. 22 concussion. Roach played every defensive snap for Oakland last year. He will be replaced by Miles Burris in the starting lineup.
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders lose two more players with head injuries

The Oakland Raiders defense has been banged up tonight. Sio Moore was carted off earlier and now the team is announcing that both Nick Roach and Tarell Brown both left with head injuries. @RAIDERS: LB @ricknoach and CB Tarell Brown have head injuries and are OUT. The post Raiders lose two more players with head injuries appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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August 22, 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

Should Oakland Raiders claim Kendall Hunter on waivers?

The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie have made a name for themselves picking up quality players where others did not see them. From undrafted free agents like Rod Streater and Matt McGloin, to late round picks like Stacy McGee and Mychal Rivera, to under the radar free agents like Nick Roach and Philip Weaver. Ever since he took over, one thing can be counted on...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Are Oakland Raiders fans top-10, Power Rankings, best NFL owners

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best owners in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Each NFL team’s best home run hitter (READ) - Top10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best fans in the NFL today (READ) - Ten storylines that would be shockers in...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Rewind: 5 positions of need, worst to first, and Nick Roach trucks a kid

The weekend means it’s time for some rest and relaxation. What better way to do that then by catching up on Oakland Raiders content you may have missed this past week. There are simply too many pieces from this week to link to them all so here are some of the best: - With Marshawn Lynch drama in Seattle, should the Raiders make a trade for the Oakland native? (READ) - Five positions...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Raiders have a top-20 cornerback in the NFL right now?

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Roach takes out some aggression on a poor intern

Many members of the Oakland Raiders spend portions of their offseason training with various independent companies. With strict rules in the NFL collective bargaining agreement which limit the amount of contact coaches can have with players during the offseason, it makes sense that many will turn to companies with coaches and facilities that match the quality of that found in the...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders strengths, weaknesses and wildcards

The Oakland Raiders will be a completely different team in 2014. In fact, this is the third year of the Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen era and it is the third new iteration of the Raiders roster. With a focus on fixing the salary cap, McKenzie has overhauled the Raiders roster every year, fielding unique teams each season. Now that the cap situation is fixed, the Raiders have what...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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