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Former first round pick D.J. Hayden in danger of losing starting cornerback position

According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the Oakland Raiders selected cornerback D.J. Hayden in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, but it seems his lofty draft status may not be enough for him to keep the starting job. Hayden worked mainly with the second-team defense in minicamp and 2014 fourth-round pick Keith McGill worked with the first team ahead...
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Five Oakland Raiders who could struggle to make the 2015 roster

With every year that passes, the hope is that the Oakland Raiders are becoming a better team by building a better roster. But naturally, when that happens, the result is that guys who have been on the team previously will lose their job to new and better players. Here is a look at five guys who were on the Raiders in 2014, are still under contract but could still struggle to make...
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The Raiders could deal backup QB Matt McGloin

He’s made the most of every opportunity and every start under center. But Matt McGloin might have more value to another team than he does to the Oakland Raiders. And that’s why the team might consider trading him, according to ESPN. For the first time in a while, Oakland’s quarterbacking situation seems stable. Derek Carr is entrenched as the starter, and Christian Ponder has...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Financing Plan for Stadium Called a Lousy Deal for Raiders Finance experts say a long-awaited plan for a new Raiders stadium is a lousy deal ... The Oakland Tribune (http://bayareane.ws/1GEpXqC ) reports Saturday its ... DJ Hayden Could Lose His Spot With Oakland Raiders McGill is the one that's in his spot as last year, he looked like the Raiders' best corner once healthy...
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RB Latavius Murray ready to carry the load in backfield: 'I have to go out and prove something'

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray showed late in 2014 that he could be the answer as the lead back for the team this season after rushing for 424 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. The departure of Darren McFadden opened the door for Murray and with little depth at the position, and after the retirement of Maurice Jones-Drew, he will be asked...
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NFL Notes: Raiders, Saints, Steelers

Raiders Bill Williamson of ESPN could see a team trading for QB Matt McGloin to be a backup if he has a strong preseason performance. Williamson believes RB Trent Richardson will have a role in the offense, regardless if Latavius Murray has a breakout season. Second-year cornerbacks Keith McGill and T.J. Carrie have appeared with the first-team for ...The post NFL Notes: Raiders...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders second-year snapshot: TJ Carrie While much of the focus this time of year is on rookies and their development, there's also second-year players throughout the NFL looking to make a jump in ... Oakland Raiders Versus The AFC West: Tight Ends The Oakland Raiders, like every other team in the league, are looking for creative and innovative ways of increasing and...
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NFL requests proposals for temporary venues in SoCal

The latest hurdle to secure a team to the Los Angeles area is the attempt to find a temporary stadium in Southern California until a permanent facility is built. The NFL has officially sent requests to venues in Los Angeles to provide proposals for housing potential teams on a temporary basis (via the Los Angeles Times). Possible sites originally included the Coliseum, located...
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WATCH: Mark Brunell Imitates Derek Carr and Nails Cameraman With a Football

Mark Brunell was a pretty good quarterback back in the day. As an ESPN analyst he isn't half bad, but the hacks the world wide leader in sports hires do not set the bar very high. Anyway...recently Oakland Raiders quarterback posted a video to his Instagram page of him nailing the cameraman during a throwing session.For some odd reason Brunell decided to see if he could do it too. Read more »
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders will try to break 0-16 drought since 2009 on Eastern Time Zone road trips in 2015

The Oakland Raiders do not travel well when it comes to the east coast, which they will be making three trips in 2015. According to John Breech of CBS Sports, the team will face the Steelers, Titan, and Browns, giving them a shot to break that 0-16 streak. Breech writes: 'Since 2009, the Raiders have been on an almost impossible 0-16 losing streak in the Eastern Time Zone...
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What Amari Cooper has to do to win Rookie of the Year

The NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award has a tendency to go to quarterbacks and running backs, but with the passing game becoming more prolific and wide receivers being more dynamic than ever, the position has gotten more attention when it comes to postseason awards. Odell Beckham, Jr. won AP ROTY last year after posting a ridiculous 12 game stretch that saw him nap 91 receptions...
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Five worst human beings to have ever played for the Oakland Raiders

In perhaps the least surprising news of the week, former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp was arrested… again. I am sure there will be fans who get mad at me for calling him a Raider but guess what, he was a Raider. I am also sure I will get some fans who are mad at me for even compiling this list, but guess what, these things happened and these people played for the...
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Cops: Warren Sapp bit girlfriend, threw her to the ground and stepped on her head

Former NFLer Warren Sapp is getting scummier by the month. The former Oakland Raiders and Buccaneers defensive tackle is in trouble once again, this time for the league’s favorite scandalous subject other than deflated balls – domestic violence. Authorities in Las Vegas have charged the Hall of Famer with assaulting his girlfriend at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada, allegedly...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Carr says Derek's 'confidence level is off the charts'

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has a good model to look up in his brother David, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft selected by the Texans. Now retired, David looks on as his brother is in the spotlight, but he said that the bright lights won't wear him down because he's been around the game for so long. “Probably because he was around the game more...
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Oakland Raiders 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

It’s been 13 seasons since the Raiders made the playoffs and that long since they finished above .500. Bill Callahan led them to an 11–5...
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Time for Raiders QB Derek Carr to step up his game

Last season, the Oakland Raiders placed the team on the shoulders of their rookie quarterback while failing to give him much of any help. For the majority of the season, he had absolutely no run game to back him up and his receivers were inconsistent at best and amateur at worst. And that’s why the team spent so much of the offseason trying to build around Carr. The team added...
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Five most underrated offseason moves made by the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders did a good job of spreading around the love this offseason. Rather than signing a few big name free agents in addition to the NFL Draft, general manager Reggie McKenzie and crew added to the team in as many ways as possible. From coaches to starters to depth players to special teams, the Raiders were upgraded in a number of different ways. Only time will tell...
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Raiders’ offense made progress in offseason, but still has a 'long way to go'

Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said he's feeling good about the progress the unit has made this offseason, but it's not time to start handing out tickets to the Super Bowl. Musgrave added that the staff still needs to evaluate player’s strength and weaknesses while roles need to be established. “So we have our framework, our structure, our language...
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Charles Woodson welcomes change after losing Raiders seasons

He's won a Super Bowl. He's won AP Defensive Player of the Year. He's won a Heisman Trophy, for crying out loud.No one is stung by the Raiders' losing record more than Charles Woodson. He's willing to try anything to play on a winner again.“My take is that, the last couple of years that I’ve been here, it’s been three wins and four wins," Woodson told the team's official website...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' Reece: McFadden passed the torch to a worthy Murray

Marcel Reece won't lead block for Darren McFadden for the first time since they entered the league six years ago.Reece will play in front of his Latavius Murray in 2015. And the longest-tenured positional player in Oakland thinks his "little nephew" is ready to take McFadden's place."There’s no drop off in chemistry," Reece told the team's official site. "Mac (McFadden) just passed...
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Raiders feel TJ Carrie, Keith McGill and former No. 12 overall pick DJ Hayden are ready for starting roles in secondary

The Oakland Raiders moved on from veteran safety Tyvon Branch this offseason leaving Charles Woodson as the only experienced player the team has in its secondary. Defensive backs TJ Carrie, Keith McGill and former No. 12 overall pick DJ Hayden are ready to step into the starting lineup, despite the fact they have only 13 NFL starts among them. According to Bill Williamson of...
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What to make of the Raiders blowing off the Carson town hall meeting

On Monday, the City of Carson held a town hall meeting in order to give residents more information about the potential  stadium to be shared by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. The problem is, no new information was presented to those who showed up. In fact, very little went right for the City of Carson who had touted the event saying that they would play the video that...
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Five Raiders who could surprise everyone in 2015

The Oakland Raiders are still a big question mark. They have an entirely new coaching staff which means new schemes and strategies. They have a big group of new players as well, some of whom we know a lot about and some of whom are still a pretty big mystery themselves. And then there are the players who have been around the Raiders but who are young or coming off of bad years and...
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Raising a Raiders Fan in Hostile Territory

My greatest accomplishment in life occurred June 20, 2014 at 6:58 am. On that tremendous day, my daughter Bailey was born. One of the first few thoughts was that she needed Raiders gear, in a hurry. Visions of boxes upon boxes from Raider Image littered my brain. Her room, would be adorned with Silver and Black everything. Well, it’s wild animals. I didn’t quite win that one...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr nailed a video camera with a practice pass

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr took out a camera practicing the other day. Camera seemingly OK, Jake nabbed the next one. [Next Impulse Sports]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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