Vikings set price for Peterson, Raiders continue to be interested

According to Andrew Krammer of ESPN 1500, the Vikings have set the price for running back Adrian Peterson despite the team insisting they do not want to trade the rusher. Peterson was reinstated on Friday, but the running back stated that he wants a 'fresh start' on another team with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys being the top teams interested. Krammer writes: 'Per ESPN...
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New Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree Has Hard-to-Reach Incentives in New Contract

The Oakland Raiders gave new receiver Michael Crabtree a one-year deal worth $3.2 million in 2015, with $1.3 million in guaranteed money via his signing bonus, $1.4 million in salary and workout and roster bonuses worth $250,000 apiece. However, the potential is there for Crabtree to earn even more money—up to $2 million—in incentives. It’s just that those incentive escalators...
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Former Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski signs one-year deal with Jaguars

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN (via PFT), former Raiders second-round draft pick Stefen Wisniewski has decided on Jacksonville as his new home - for at least the time being. Wisniewski made the free agents rounds, visiting many teams - the Titans, Patriots, Buccaneers, Seahawks, Bears, and Redskins, before agreeing to a one-year deal with the Jaguars. As a late free agent signing, he...
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Jacksonville Jaguars sign C Stefen Wisniewski

Stefen Wisniewski, a 2011 2nd round pick, has made 61 starts over the past 4 years for the Raiders. After struggling out of position at guard as a rookie, Wisniewski graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 17th, 11th, and 22nd ranked center in 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively, which means that he’s been an average starter. Only going into his age 26 season, the only reason Wisniewski...
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Jaguars Sign C Stefen Wisniewski To A One-Year Deal

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jaguars have agreed to a one-year deal with former Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski. Wisniewski, 25, played out his four-year, $4,135,402 rookie contract and is, arguably, the best center still available in this year’s market. Oakland used a second-round pick on Wisniewski back in 2011 and he has gone on top appear in 61 out of 64 total...
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Raiders taking pass rusher Vic Beasley a real possibility

The Oakland Raiders scored big in the 2014 NFL Draft with Khalil Mack, and they may be looking for gold again in the form of Clemson outside linebacker Vic Beasley. The Raiders sent a big contigency to watch Beasley workout, including their DL coach & LBs coach, and the thought of pairing him up with Mack may be intriguing enough to grab him No. 4 overall. The Jacksonville...
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How does Signing Crabtree Impact the Raiders Draft

Michael Crabtree was selected 10th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2009 NFL Draft. He has played for 6 seasons so far in his career, all of them with the 49ers. He has accumulated a total of 77 games as a starter where he garnered 347 receptions for 4,327 yards and averages 12.5 yards per reception. He has scored 26 touchdowns, and his longest reception is of 60 yards....
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Sio Moore buys jerseys to give away because they are not sold in stores

The Raiders roster doesn’t many household names outside of Charles Woodson. However, they do have a few who may become just that in the coming years. Derek Carr showed promise during his rookie season. So did Khalil Mack. Among the other young players on the team’s roster who have performed well is linebacker Sio Moore....Read More
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Raiders in on the pursuit of Adrian Peterson trade?

Adrian Peterson is officially a part of the NFL again, and the Minnesota Vikings are still hoping to retain him to play alongside of second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. While that is their dream scenario, he has much different plans and it doesn’t appear to be something that he wants to entertain. There are going to be quite a few teams interested in acquiring Peterson...
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Williamson: Multiple NFL general managers think the Raiders are real contenders to land Peterson

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants out of the Twin City, and the Oakland Raiders have the cash to give the rusher the money he wants, and the draft picks to turnover to the Vikings. Despite the love affair between the Cowboys and Peterson, the Raiders have the ammunition to sway him to come to the west coast. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, Oakland is...
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Options for the Raiders at guard in the NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft right around the corner much of the focus for the Oakland Raiders is on two positions, wide receiver and defensive end. It’s understandable considering the fact that both of those positions are in serious need of an upgrade. But besides those two positions, there is a third position that is equally in desperate need of an upgrade and that’s right guard. The...
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Oakland Raiders 4-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Leonard Williams, DT, USC View image | gettyimages.com I’m super excited when I see that Leonard Williams is still available at 4.  I anxiously waited to see who would go ahead of four.  While the need at defensive tackle isn’t huge, the Raiders could really benefit from an increase in production from their defensive line and from their pass rush.  I...
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The Oakland Raiders need to stay far far away from this draft prospect

The Oakland Raiders are lucky in that one of their biggest needs this draft season, wide receiver, also happens to be one of the deepest position groups in the draft class. This is a year when the Raiders could easily find a starting wide receiver in the second round and potentially even the third round or later. In fact, the class is so deep there are a lot of people who believe...
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Oakland Raiders: Howie Long’s path to the draft

With the 48th pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Howie Long, defensive end out of Villanova. Cue gasps here. Long shared his story about his path to the draft this week. Looking back, he reminisced about the shock from the ESPN analysts after the Raiders selected him and said, “I remember ESPN saying they wasted a draft pick. ‘They could have gotten this...
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Seven round mock draft for the Oakland Raiders

There are excitement butterflies, and nervous energy throughout Raider Nation. As mentioned at times, this draft will be the most important one Reggie McKenzie will ever have. It’s Year 4, which is time to making significant progress. McKenzie wants to build through the draft. Here is what he should do: Round 1 – Amari Cooper WR, Alabama- Raiders fans are either excited about...
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Former Raiders pick says mom tried to hit him up for $1 million after draft

Aaahhh the love of a mother… who apparently showed her true colors when the Oakland Raiders selected her boy, CB Phillip Buchanon, 17th overall in 2002 NFL Draft. According to Buchanon in his new book, New Money: Staying Rich, his mother asked for a cool one million after his big day: Soon after the draft, she told me that I owed her a million dollars for raising me for the past...
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Oakland Raiders mock draft: 7-round predictions

With the draft now being three weeks away, it is time to look at how things are going to shape up for the Oakland Raiders. After a successful draft last year, the Raiders’ will continue to try and build their roster with young talent that can hopefully get them back to relevance in the AFC. Instead of just looking at the first round like most mock drafts, I will be looking at all...
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Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Waking Up the Team is Hilarious

Ken Norton Jr. was an absolute beast of a player back in his day so it only stands to reason that he would be just as much of a beast when it comes to coaching. The only thing is that he doesn't hit people anymore for a living so he has to channel that intensity in another fashion. Thanks to this video from linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong it appears that he is putting his intensity...
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Incentives in Michael Crabtree’s contract set the bar pretty high

The Oakland Raiders under Reggie McKenzie are becoming known for their unique contract structures. Unlike with other teams who try to defer payment of money, the Raiders take their bumps and bruises early with big guaranteed money in the first year so that they can cut their losses quickly in subsequent years if necessary. It’s proven to be a great way to keep the team in a good...
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What Reggie McKenzie’s past tells us the Raiders will do in 2015 draft

Reggie McKenzie is nothing, if not decisive. While I haven’t always agreed with his decision making (Tony Bergstrom picked over Robert Turbin), he knows what he wants to do in the draft. Never to be swayed by popular sentiment (fans, media, and ex-players) or Mark Davis, McKenzie will draft his way. With that said, there may be method to his selections. Here’s what I found: Defensive...
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Crabtree addition doesn't change Raiders draft plans on offense

The Oakland Raiders added a solid weapon to their offense in wide receiver Michael Crabtree; however, the move will not change the team draft plans. According Bill Williamson of ESPN, sitting at the No. 4 position, the Raiders will most likely use their pick on offense. Williamson writes: 'The addition of Crabtree very likely won't change the Raiders' approach with the fourth...
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Michael Crabtree Signs a One-Year Deal With the Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 07: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers tangles with D.J. Hayden #25 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) The Raiders announced the deal late Monday night. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree’s contract is worth $3.2 million...
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Raiders Still Expected To Consider WRs In The Draft, Despite Signing Michael Crabtree

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the Raiders will still consider taking a wide receiver in this year’s draft, even after they signed Michael Crabtree to a one-year contract on Monday. However, the addition of Crabtree gives them the flexibility to target positions other than receiver at No. 4 overall such as defensive tackle, as they reportedly ... The post Raiders...
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Raiders Strengthen Offense, Add Another Weapon For Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders added another much-needed weapon for quarterback Derek Carr, signing free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree to a one-year, $3 million contract. The deal includes another $2 million in incentives, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night. [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Photo Credit: 49ers.com Crabtree, 27, visited...
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Raiders sign former 49ers WR Michael Crabtree to one-year, $3 million deal

According to Adam Kaplan of ESPN, the Raiders have reached a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree. His contract is worth $3.2 million and he can earn another $1.8 million in incentives. Crabtree, 27, a 2009 first round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, spent the past six seasons with the team before hitting free agency this offseason. He caught 68 passes for 698...
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