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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...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew listed as questionable despite recent surgery

This is very interesting. The Raiders listed running back Maurice Jones-Drew as questionable for this week’s game against the Texans even though he just underwent hand surgery. #Raiders coach Dennis Allen still saying running back Maurice Jones-Drew and middle linebacker Nick Roach questionable for Sunday. — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 12, 2014 We mentioned on Thursday that...
Via Pro Football Zone
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew listed as questionable despite recent surgery

This is very interesting. The Raiders listed running back Maurice Jones-Drew as questionable for this week’s game against the Texans even though he just underwent hand surgery. #Raiders coach Dennis Allen still saying running back Maurice Jones-Drew and middle linebacker Nick Roach questionable for Sunday. — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 12, 2014 We mentioned on Thursday that...
Via Pro Football Zone
10 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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.
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  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.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good could the Raiders defense be?

The Oakland Raiders defense has been revamped every season since the Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen era began. Last season was the most dramatic change with only a couple of returning starters, but this year is not far behind. It looks as though the Raiders may only have four starters from 2013 who are starting again this season. My early prediction of the starters on defense for the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Raiders roster: Defensive line and linebackers

We continue to look at the Oakland Raiders roster now that the offseason additions have been made. The Raiders have clearly upgraded their team, but they have also completely overhauled many portions of it as well. Through this series you can see how all of the new faces are fitting in with the Raiders. In today’s edition, check out how the defensive line and linebacker position...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Needs: Oakland Raiders

1. Quarterback: The Raiders were able to get a lot more out of Pryor and McGloin than anyone thought they would, but they still need a true franchise quarterback. It will be hard for them to pass up a quarterback with the fifth pick, but they could also try to grab one in the second round where someone like Tajh Boyd may be available. 2. Wide Receiver: The Raiders have a group...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Raiders consider D’Qwell Jackson?

The Oakland Raiders need help all across their roster, but yesterday a quality player became available at the one position where the Raiders do not NEED to improve. The Cleveland Browns cut veteran middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and the Raiders were almost immediately linked to him as a potential landing place. This is no big surprise since almost every talented free agent will...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Have Too Many Needs to Target One in the Draft

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports D.J. O’Connor Oakland Raiders Writer With the NFL scouting combine underway in Indianapolis the Oakland Raiders are one of the busiest teams scouting players to potentially draft with the fifth overall selection. The Raiders have been linked to quarterbacks, wide receivers and pass-rushers depending of which mock drafts you have been reading.  The truth...
Via TopSportsReport
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders 2013 season postmortem: Defense

The Raiders’ 2013 season is officially (and mercifully) over. We’ll be looking back at the team’s season in various installments this week. We previously covered the offense here. Next up: the defense… The Raiders defense started out the year appearing as if it was the team’s better unit when compared to the offense, and for a time early in the year that appeared to be...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders rookie starting to get noticed

Stacy McGee got to Raiders teammate Nick Roach before Roach even got up from his interception 20 yards down the field last Sunday. Which is pretty good, since it was McGee's pressure and hit on Houston quarterback Case Keenum that set up the interception. "I got a little excited," McGee said. "It was cool. Need more, though." While Oakland has seen its first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tarver brings energy, passion to Raiders defense

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. ) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver's contributions to the Oakland Raiders this season are much bigger than that obscene gesture at the officials that got him into so much hot water. Tarver has overseen a remarkable improvement on the defense while incorporating 10 new starters who mostly came in with little fanfare...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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