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The Oakland Raiders will rely on Maurice Jones-Drew rather than Darren McFadden

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur predicts that Maurice Jones-Drew will supplant Darren McFadden as the Oakland Raiders’ featured running back this season. To complement the fragile McFadden, Oakland signed Jones-Drew to a three-year deal valued at roughly $7.5 million on March 28. Jones-Drew, who performed with a surgically repaired foot and battled a balky hamstring,...
Via Sports by Colin
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders will cut Kevin Burnett

The Raiders won’t have cornerback D.J. Hayden in the lineup for a while after foot surgery and they won’t have linebacker Kevin Burnett in the lineup at all. Multiple reports from Raiders beat writers have the team parting ways with the veteran linebacker. Burnett missed a portion of the team’s spring work because of an ankle injury and Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Claim WR Conner Vernon Off Waivers, Waive P T.J. Conley

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Bengals have claimed WR Conner Vernon off of waivers from the Browns. The Bengals also waived P T.J. Conley. Vernon, 23, signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Duke last year, but was later released before the start of the season. Cleveland signed Vernon to their practice squad before Week 17 of last year. However...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders chances of winning the AFC West could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
Via cover32 - Raiders
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson expects different mentality

Charles Woodson, reporting for his 17th NFL training camp, can feel the difference from a year ago. "We're not looking to build for next year," Woodson said Wednesday after arriving at the Napa Valley Marriott. "We're looking to win now. I look forward to going in this week and getting started and work toward the ultimate goal." The Raiders will have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Release Veteran LB Kevin Burnett

  Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Raiders have released veteran LB Kevin Burnett. There has been speculation for awhile now that Burnett could be expendable now that the Raiders have added some depth at linebacker. Burnett, 31, signed a two-year deal worth $5.25 million, which included a $1.285 million signing bonus back in March of last year. Last season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Raiders have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
Via cover32 - Raiders
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson: It’s a big setback for D.J. Hayden to miss practice

Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson told reporters on Wednesday that it’s a big setback for second-year corner D.J. Hayden to have to miss time as he continues to nurse a foot injury. “It’s a big setback,” Woodson said Wednesday, after checking in to the Napa Valley Marriott. “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being out on the field...
Via Pro Football Zone
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top five reasons to be excited about the Oakland Raiders

Training camp is FINALLY here. After what feels like the longest offseason in history (though doesn’t every offseason feel that way?), we are finally looking football dead in the eye. Training camp will fly by as everyone focuses intently on the numerous camp battles and intriguing story lines that are sure to fill Napa and before we know it, the Raiders will be ready for opening...
Via cover32 - Raiders
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: Return of Tyvon Branch is huge

Today we take a look at the safeties that the Oakland Raiders currently have on roster as we head into training camp. Tyvon Branch is entering his seventh season in the NFL, all of which have been with the Raiders. During the 2008 NFL Draft, Branch was selected in the fourth round. Over the course of his career in silver and black, Branch has totaled 446 tackles, seven sacks, has...
Via cover32 - Raiders
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: What happened to Matt Schaub?

The Oakland Raiders went out and added a number of veterans to the squad in an attempt to help the team win in the now while still building for the future. But in doing so, general manager Reggie McKenzie signed a number of players that people around the league believe are washed up. Guys who were once considered to be stars but who now are thought of as has-beens. This is the final...
Via cover32 - Raiders
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders CB DJ Hayden still nursing foot injury

Oakland Raiders 2013 first-round draft pick DJ Hayden is still nursing a foot/ankle injury and will have to be eased into full-time action this preseason, reports CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.   Veteran teammate Charles Woodson told Bair that Hayden’s absence from training camp is a “big setback.” “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

DJ Hayden still hobbled by foot injury

Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden stands to miss a huge chiunk fo training camp due to a foot iunjury that still hasn't healed. Hayden was in a walking boot during offseason practices, but apparently is still on the mend from what's being described as an 'ankle sprain.' according to CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair. Hayden could reportedly be a candidate to open...
Via 60 Max Power O
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew to start for the Raiders?

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle expects Maurice Jones-Drew to be the Raiders starting running back “@ferone10: who is #1 RB?” >> I will be surprised if it's not Jones-Drew — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) July 24, 2014 Of course MJD will win the job,  there’s no way Darren McFadden doesn’t get injured this season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Mailbag: Schaub the gunslinger, best camp battle, DJ vs DMC and more

@RaidersReporter Which one of the Raiders would play Doc Holliday in a remake of 1993 classic Kevin Jarre film, “Tombstone”? — Post-TraumaticSports (@SportsAnxiety) July 23, 2014 Whenever I get a troll asking me questions on here, I do my best to answer them in an attempt to steal said troll’s thunder. So rather than ignore Scott’s silly question (Scott, btw, writes a great...
Via cover32 - Raiders
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden dealing with a foot injury

According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com,  Raiders second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden is dealing with a foot injury. Sources confirm DJ Hayden doesn’t have an ankle injury. It’s his foot. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) July 23, 2014 Hayden is expected to open camp on the PUP list.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who should replace Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden if he misses significant time?

The Oakland Raiders had a hellish season in 2013 in many ways, but most of all when it came to injuries. The team could not stay healthy and a serious lack of depth resulted in poor play across the board. So as the team prepares to enter training camp for the 2014 season, one can understand how frustrating it must be knowing that D.J. Hayden is still nursing an injury and may not...
Via cover32 - Raiders
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: Is cornerback a position of concern?

It might feel as though the Oakland Raiders have signed more corner backs than anything else, but the Raiders really only have ten CBs on roster. The Raiders currently have Tarell Brown on roster, who is entering his eight NFL season. This will be his first with the Raiders as he spent the last seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. During his time in San Francisco, Brown logged...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: I see no reason why we can't be that team this year

The Oakland Raiders in the 2014 offseason started the 'something to prove' club and card carrying members defensive end Justin Tuck and running back Maurice Jones-Drew are leading the charge. "Everybody here has something to prove and they're going to work and we all know we have something left," Jones-Drew said, via Fox News. "If it was from a bad...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: What happened to LaMarr Woodley?

In case you missed the posts earlier this week, we are doing a special series on the veterans signed by Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders. But not all of the veterans, we are focusing on those guys who many around the league and in the media have said are done. Guys who were once Pro Bowl caliber players but who have struggled in recent years and appear as though their best...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keep An Eye On: Colorado State-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner

Conventional wisdom has Henderson State QB Kevin Rodgers as the Harlon Hill Award favorite, and consensus top QB in Division II football. Not so fast, I say. Consider former JUCO transfer Chris Bonner of Colorado State-Pueblo. Bonner is a big, 6’7 230 pound passer with a strong arm, as you’d expect from a man of […] The post Keep An Eye On: Colorado State-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Oakland Raiders training camp rated 2nd most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden not healthy, could open camp on the PUP list

This is now what Raider fans want to hear, but second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden isn’t healthy after suffering a foot injury this offseason.  He could begin training camp on the PUP list Sources say #Raiders CB DJ Hayden is still not fully healthy from his OTA's foot injury & could end up on PUP — John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) July 22, 2014 var ACE_AR =...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Plunkett weighs in on Oakland vs. LA debate

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett is one of the few members of Silver and Black who played for both the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angelese Raiders. After former Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen weighed in on the stadium debate by saying the team should move back to L.A., Plunkett let his opinion be known. Plunkett spoke highly of what it was like to play...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders next Marcus Allen awaits in 2015 NFL Draft

Yes, the NFL is a passing league. It's been on the incline for the last two decades, but I strongly disagree with the tossed around notion that running backs are not valued in round one of the NFL Draft. Two years ago Alabama's Trent Richardson saw only two other players walk across the stage before him, in 2012. Richardson was the third pick of the entire draft, just two years ...
Via College2Pro.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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