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Raiders OT Matt McCants Sign His Exclusive Rights Tender

  The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that OT Matt McCants has signed his exclusive rights tender. T Matt McCants @BIGMATT_71 has signed his Exclusive Rights Tender. pic.twitter.com/DkyDa8ssle — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 18, 2014 McCants, 24, was a sixth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2012. He appeared in 13 games for Oakland last year, but was limited to playing just 266...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Examining the roster: Raiders’ needs & strengths

In anticipation of the draft, which is now only 3 weeks away, we are going to look at the Raiders current team roster and see what areas they most need to address in the draft, with undrafted free agents or current NFL free agents and which position groups are strong enough that the team will likely go with what they have.   Biggest needs: Defensive Tackle: The biggest need, by...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
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Top five quarterbacks the Raiders could draft

Top 5 quarterbacks likely on the Raiders draft board. Dark horse: Zach Mettenberger, QB LSU Mettenburger has size similar to Bortles and can take big hits. The torn ACL that ended his final season at LSU is a red flag, but 13 weeks after surgery Mettenberger reportedly “wowed” scouts at his pro day. He has one of the strongest arms in the draft and could be a steal for teams...
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Raiders re-sign exclusive rights LB Kaelin Burnett

According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, Oakland Raiders LB Kaelin Burnett signed the team's one-year contract exclusive right tender on Thursday afternoon. Burnett (6-foot-4, 240) was in training camp with the Raiders and was signed to the team’s practice squad in September 2013 and originally signed with the club as a non-drafted free agent out of Nevada.
Via 60 Max Power O
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Oakland Raiders Walking Dead Coaching Staff

Since there are not many moves being made by the Raiders in Free Agency and the draft is still a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun and interesting to lighten things up a little bit and do something that I think some of the critics of the Raiders regime might find entertaining. I took photos of them and used my phone app to convert them to zombies. Raider fans who are also...
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AJ McCarron is destined for greatness, but with who?

Ten years from now, we will look back and say the best quarterback to come out of the 2014 NFL Draft was not drafted in the first round.  A team like the Oakland Raiders should have traded back up and he should have been among the top 32 picks. But it seems inevitable that AJ McCarron will not be selected before the first night of the draft is completed. Why am I so sure of McCarron’s...
Via The Penalty Flag
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What’s next for Terrelle Pryor?

It’s been clear since Matt Schaub was brought on board that the Raiders would be quickly putting an end to the Terrelle Pryor era. According to Pro Football Talk, the Raiders are hoping to be able to trade Pryor before the start of the offseason program that begins next Tuesday. That’s a short timeframe to move a player, especially during the offseason. Raiders hope to trade...
Via Bloguin Best
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Terrelle Pryor?

It’s been clear since Matt Schaub was brought on board that the Raiders would be quickly putting an end to the Terrelle Pryor era. According to Pro Football Talk, the Raiders are hoping to be able to trade Pryor before the start of the offseason program that begins next Tuesday. That’s a short timeframe to move a player, especially during the offseason. Raiders hope to trade...
Via This Given Sunday
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Mel Kiper has the Raiders taking Khalil Mack in his latest mock

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ESPN Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has the Oakland Raiders drafting Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick in next month’s draft. I do agree with Kiper that the Raiders won’t take a quarterback. But why not get a top receiver like Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans. Matt Schaub...
Via Pro Football Zone
23 hours ago  |  1 Comment

Raiders LB Kaelin Burnett Signs His Exclusive-Rights Tender

  The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that Raiders LB Kaelin Burnett has signed his exclusive-rights tender.  LB Kaelin Burnett @WhoDAtBeezy has signed his Exclusive Rights Tender. pic.twitter.com/X0PlrCMofC — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 17, 2014 Burnett, 24, signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada back in 2012. He spent most of the 2012 season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Oakland Raiders projected starting defense

  Earlier this week, we looked at the projected starting offense for the Oakland Raiders. When looking at their defense, it’s a peculiar case. All four defensive line starters became free agents, while they lost both starters at cornerback. The only free agent starters to be retained were 37-year-old safety Charles Woodson, and unheralded defensive tackle Pat Sims. With additional...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders not playing in one of 10 best NFL games in 2014

After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season. But some games are going to be so attractive that it doesn’t matter when they’re...
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Top five most likely players Raiders will draft with number five pick

These are the top 5 realistic players the Oakland Raiders could draft with the 5th pick baring a trade. But before we get to the top five list, here is a look at two guys who are dark horse candidates to be taken at five. Dark horse: Derek Carr QB, Fresno State Carr has NFL caliber arm strength to get the ball all over the field. The only person that has an unquestioned stronger...
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VIDEO: Darren McFadden: Man or Machine?

Oakland Raiders fans have become frustrated with RB Darren McFadden and his lack of performance and constant injuries. Some are even unhappy about the Raiders re-signing him although they agree that the terms of his one-year contract are favorable. He has not been able to play for an entire season since he was drafted 4th overall in 2008. He has been nothing more than a man since...
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Raiders attend Terrance Mitchell’s private workout

The Oakland Raiders are in the market for another cornerback. That’s no secret if you live on planet Earth. One prospect has caught the eye of Reggie Mckenzie. Oregon defensive back Terrance Mitchell is an under the radar cornerback that grew up in Sacramento and would love to stay close to home. Mitchell has a lean, athletic frame with long arms and a aggressive mentality that...
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Raiders looking to unload Terrelle Pryor before start of OTAs

Organized team activities begin for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday of next week, and the team is aimiing to be without quarterback Terrelle Pryor when it begins. Pro Football Talk reports that the team is looking to trade the fourth-year QB before the start of the offseason program. Soon after the team trade for Matt Schaub, Pryor asked for his release, GM Reggie McKenzie told...
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Raiders hoping to trade Terrelle Pryor by Monday

Michael Hickey/Getty Images North America The Oakland Raiders are hoping to resolve the status of quarterback Terrelle Pryor by Monday. Pryor’s chances of starting in Oakland went by the wayside when the Raiders acquired Matt Schaub from Houston. Now he sits third on the depth chart behind Schaub and Matt McGloin who is the more traditional pocket passer the Raiders desire. The...
Via Tireball.com
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Maurice Jones-Drew would love to finish his career with the Raiders

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has made it clear that he would love to finish his career with the Oakland Raiders. “I signed a three-year deal. I’m 29 and if I play until I’m 32, I feel that would be a great NFL career for me,” Jones-Drew said during an interview with Sirius XM radio...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders Real Buyers for Johnny Manziel?

There are five teams in the top 10 of the NFL Draft that could make a case for taking a quarterback in the first two rounds. The Raiders are one of them.While the team did the right thing and traded for a veteran in the Texans much maligned Matt Shaub, there is still the need by this frnachsie for building the future.JaMarcus Russell wasn't the answer.Matt McGloin, although showed...
Via Football Nation
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Oakland Raiders: History Lesson May Determine Dennis Allen’s Future

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Via Valley Bay News
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Raiders hoping to trade QB Terrelle Pryor by April 22

After the Raiders traded for Matt Schaub back in March, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor figured his days in Oakland were done, so he asked the team to trade him. Apparently, the Raiders are trying to do just that and they're trying to do it right now. According to ProFootballTalk, the Raiders are hoping to trade Pryor by the time their offseason program begins, which would...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor could be traded as earlier as next week

The Oakland Raiders start work-outs on Monday and they do not want Terrelle Pryor to be a distraction to the team. According to Pro Football Talk, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseason program.  It’s currently unclear whether he’ll be cut if he’s not traded. The effort to deal the […] The post Terrelle Pryor could be traded as earlier as next week...
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Report: Oakland Raiders hope to move Terrelle Pryor by Monday

The Oakland Raiders want to trade quarterback Terrelle Pryor before the start of their offseason program begins on Monday, reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. Per a league source, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseason program.  It’s currently unclear whether he’ll be cut if he’s not traded. Pryor, 24, has played in 14 games over two seasons for...
Via Sports-Glory
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Report: Raiders making one final effort to trade Terrelle Pryor

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Earlier in the offseason we found out that the Raiders are looking to trade Terrelle Pryor. According to ProFootballTalk.com,  the Oakland will make one final effort to unload Pryor. Per a league source, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseason program.  It’s currently...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Report: Raiders “Hope” To Trade QB Terrelle Pryor Before Monday

Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, is reporting that the Raiders “hope” to trade QB Terrelle Pryor before the beginning of the offseason program on Monday. It’s not a secret that the Raiders have been looking to trade Pryor, but the timeline is noteworthy.  It should also be noted that Pryor is only owed $705,000 for next season, which could make him a slightly more...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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