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Raiders release Nick Roach, Usama Young

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have released linebacker Nick Roach and safety Usama Young. The Raiders made the moves Friday citing failed physicals for both players. Roach was signed in 2013 to be the starting middle linebacker and played well his first season. But he was sidelined by a concussion in the third preseason game last year and was never able to return to the...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Release LB Nick Roach & S Usama Young

The Oakland Raiders released veteran LB Nick Roach and S Usama Young on Friday with failed physical designations. The Raiders have released/failed physical LB Nick Roach and S Usama Young. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 6, 2015 Roach has unfortunately been dealing with serious concussions symptoms in recent years and there was talk recently that he was unlikely ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders activate Hayden, Autry

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have activated cornerback DJ Hayden from the physically unable to perform list and promoted defensive end Denico Autry from the practice squad. The Raiders also placed defensive end LaMarr Woodley and safety Usama Young on season-ending injured reserve Saturday to make room on the roster. Hayden has been sidelined since sustaining a stress...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Woodley, Young expected to be placed on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden could be activated from the physically unable to perform list in time for Sunday's game in Cleveland. Hayden completed his second week of practice Friday but has yet to be fully cleared to play. The 12th overall pick in 2013, Hayden underwent foot surgery in the offseason - his fourth operation since suffering a near-fatal...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders To Place DE LaMarr Woodley & S Usama Young On I.R.

Raiders HC Tony Sparano told reporters on Friday that he expects the team to place DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley and S Usama Young on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, per Steve Corkran. Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the week that Woodley was expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps muscle, so this news shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Oakland signed Woodley...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game within the game: Raiders vs Cardinals

This week is yet another loss for the Raiders and a lot of head scratching as their record drops to 0-6. It also extended their losing streak to 12 games dating back to week 12 of last season. It is also their worst start since 1962. Their lack of performance has already led to the dismissal of head coach, Dennis Allen and has put general manager, Reggie McKenzie on the hot seat...
Via cover32 - Raiders
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders safety Usama Young out for season with knee injury

  As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday's 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL and MCL in the knee and will miss the rest of the season. With starter Tyvon...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday's 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL and MCL in the knee and will miss the rest of the season....
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach Sparano

  Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend. The Raiders (0-4) held a team meeting Wednesday, a day after Sparano was hired to finish the season. The players then were given the rest of the week off for their bye as mandated by the collective bargaining agreement...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend. The Raiders (0-4) held a team meeting Wednesday, a day after Sparano was hired to finish the season. The players then were given the rest of the week off for their bye as mandated by the collective...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams

The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They'll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag. Their internal clocks will make it feel like it's 6 a.m. when they drag themselves onto the early bus heading to the stadium four hours before the 1 p.m. EDT kickoff. ''When you go from east to west...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Review: 0-2 To Start

The Oakland Raiders have started the season 0-2, and there is little doubt that they might be the leading contender for the #1 overall pick (although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might beg to differ). In fact, Pro Football Spot's Andrew Aziz ranks the Raiders at 32 in his NFL Power Rankings. Oakland is rated 28th in the league with a mark of -15.8 according to Pro Football Focus. Rookie...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Oakland Raiders Defense in 2014

The Raiders defense had flashes of being a good unit in 2013, but they wound up finishing 21st overall, 27th against the pass and 10th against the run. The lack of pass rush and depth across the board cost them several games in which they led going into the 4th quarter and that ultimately spelled their doom. Defensive Coordinator, Jason Tarver had to get creative with his LBs...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders safety position is questionable moving forward

The Raiders have entered off-season workouts today and have many new faces to build around. Safety is not one of them. Charles Woodson and his leadership are back but also with him are his 37 year old legs. The free agency window has likely closed on the Raiders therefore getting any help at safety must come through the draft. Depth is the main concern moving into the 2014 season...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders free agent class highlight reel

In my never ending search to view everything related to the Oakland Raiders on the internet, I came across this video on Youtube. It was first posted about a week into free agency and is a collection of highlights for some of the Raiders biggest signings. Included in the video are highlights for Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley, Antonio Smith, Tarell Brown and James Jones. There are also...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has a good plan

Reggie Mckenzie’s has not only put his free agency plan into action, he’s put it into full throttle. Since the start of free agency, Mckenzie has signed eight players from outside the organization. The Raiders have also resigned five of their own free agents. Those players consist of 16 year vet Charles Woodson, running back Darren McFadden, offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, free...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders Better After First Wave of Free Agency?

Al Bello After a tumultuous start to the free agency period in which the Oakland Raiders watched three of their top free-agents leave town and had a controversial failed physical void their lone free-agent signing, GM Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders have righted the ship and they can now hold their head high now that the dust is beginning to settle. On the first day of free agency...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders have added a lot but still have a lot to do

The Oakland Raiders have now signed seven players in the first seven days of NFL free agency. They may not have been big name signings like those seen in Denver and Cleveland, but they were far from insignificant. With five new defensive players and two new offensive players, the Raiders are on their way to fielding a much improved roster in 2014. But they are still miles away from...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign S Usama Young

  Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the Raiders have signed S Usama Young to a two-year contract. Young, 28, appeared in 12 games for the Raiders last season and contributed 26 tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception. His season ultimately ended in Week 14 after he suffered a season-ending neck injury was placed on injured reserve.  
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Jets game a must-win for Dennis Allen?

After dropping two consecutive winnable games, the Oakland Raiders find themselves stuck at four wins – the same as their 2012 total. With four games remaining, this young Raiders team will be desperately seeking a positive finish to the season – one that displays how far they’ve come. Particularly for Dennis Allen, the final stretch of the season is crucial. If the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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