Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Foundation is Solid in Training Camp When the Oakland Raiders beat the Buffalo Bills in Week 16 26-24 last year, it gave ... And since the draft is how this Raiders team is being built, that foundation ... Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., Breaks Down Khalil Mack ... Norton is beginning his first training camp as an Oakland Raider, and so far he is happy...
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Michael Crabtree Impresses Early in Camp

Michael Crabtree’s contract is small; its 1 yr(s) / $3,200,000 with only $1,300,000 guaranteed. That’s a small price for a receiver that was drafted in the top 10 who should physically be in his prime at the age of 27. The signing was originally met with some criticism by the fan base despite it being a low risk high reward signing, but Raider Nation seems to be quickly warming...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Amari Cooper

Amari CooperADP: 58.2 WR: 23 Last year several rookie WRs, led by Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr., burst onto the scene, putting up massive numbers and helping many patient owners to fantasy football championships. This year’s rookie crop includes Amari Cooper, a wideout from Alabama whom many think has game equal to or better than anyone who came into the league in 2014. But...
Via Zone Blitz
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree impressing early at Raiders camp

Michael Crabtree  has made the move across the bay this off-season and the move hasn’t garner much attention thus far. Due to an up and down final season with the San Francisco 49ers, which ended on a sour note with the exit of Jim Harbaugh and Michael Crabtree finishing with only 68 catches for 698 yards, the move to Oakland may be a chance for a fresh start. Michael Crabtree...
Via EndZoneScore
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brice Butler Reminding Folks Amari Cooper Is Not The Only Wide Receiver in Oakland

With a guy like Derek Carr behind center there is a lot of hope for the Oakland Raiders offense. Fans were happy when the team drafted former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, and look forward to seeing what the Carr-Cooper combo can do. Since the draft Cooper has been getting a whole lot of attention because of the expectations. In the process some of the teams other wide outs...
Via FatManWriting
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie believes he's gotten it right in fourth season as GM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has made some moves during his four years as the team's personnel chief and he'll surely say he would like some of those decisions back, but going into 2015 training camp, he believes this time he may have gotten it right. "I knew I had to take some lumps," McKenzie said, via the Sacramento Bee. "To see it come like the way I...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

McKenzie optimistic about Raiders in 4th year as GM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Reggie McKenzie knew it would take some time to build the Oakland Raiders the way he wanted to after being hired as general manager in January 2012. McKenzie has endured 37 losses in his first three seasons as he tore down the roster, got the salary cap in order and began building the team back up through the draft. With a quarterback in place with second-year...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Amari Cooper Winning Raiders Training Camp With Insane Moves

Amari Cooper is breaking ankles and turning heads with his moves during training camps with the Oakland Raiders.
Via Gamedayr
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Amari Cooper’s footwork is ridiculous

Ever since being drafted No. 4 overall to the Oakland Raiders, all we’ve heard coming out of team facilities is amazing reports about Amari Cooper. In case you were maybe on the fence about whether or not this kid can be a star, we present this Vine, courtesy of Football is Life. Are you serious? The footwork displayed by Cooper is elite-level stuff you’d expect from one of...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brice Butler One-Handed Grab

The Oakland Raiders got terrible production from their wide receivers last season.  After seeing the Raiders draft Amari Cooper, sign Michael Crabtree, and after watching Brice Butler make this awesome catch, maybe you too will be convinced that the trends for Raiders’ receivers are changing. Raiders WR Brice Butler makes an insane one-handed catch during training camp http...
Via TopSportsReport
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: 50-50 chance that Trent Richardson makes the Raiders week one roster

The Oakland Raiders surprised everyone when they announced that they signed former Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson. At this moment, Richardson has the first round bust label all over him and many believe that this is his last chance. While the Raiders have been saying all is good with Richardson, it looks like he might not be on the team when the season starts....
Via No Guts, No Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top five stories from the start of Raiders training camp

With the first three days of Oakland Raiders training camp in the books, here is a look at the top five stories to emerge. Passing game looks strong One of the best things I’ve heard coming out of camp is the fact that the Raiders’ passing game looks strong. Derek Carr has looked good and he is already building chemistry with his new receivers. In just one offseason, the passing...
Via cover32
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has half a chance to make roster

Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson might be on the outside looking in depending on how training camp goes for the 25-year-old, who's on his third team in 3+ years. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes that Richardson's chances of making the Week 1 roster are "about 50-50." "The reality is (Richardson) has some very real competition, thanks to some newfound depth...
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Radiers RB Latavius Murray documented his entire monster offseason

Latavius Murray is not fooling around with this starting gig shot.The Raiders' running back knows he's got a golden opportunity in front of him, but only 82 carries under his belt. So, in preparation for 2015, he's been an absolute beast in the gym.A camera has been fixated on the Central Florida product throughout. Oakland fans ought to be excited watching this man tote the rock...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Trent Richardson has 50-50 chance to make Raiders

Want to know what kind of shot Trent Richardson has of making the Raiders' final roster?Just flip a coin. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Richardson has only "a 50-50 shot" of sticking in Silver and Black."The reality is (Richardson) has some very real competition, thanks to some newfound depth on this roster," Rapoport reported. "He needs to do exactly what they ask...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders LB Sio Moore spent just one practice on the PUP list

Sio Moore's stay on the physically unable to perform list wasn't a long one.The standout linebacker missed just one Raiders practice after landing on the list last Monday. By Saturday morning, he rejoined his teammates as a fully-active player."We need to find out what he can bring," head coach Del Rio told the Contra Costa Times. "I haven't really seen him full-tilt, but he is active...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders excited to break out the pads for first time

NAPA, Calif. (AP) After months of practicing in shorts and shells, the Oakland Raiders finally got the chance to put on the pads. The Raiders held their first padded practice under new coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday, a milestone that excites players ready to get back to the physical part of football after an entire offseason away from it. ''You get tired of playing patty-cake football...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has 50 percent chance to make Raiders’ roster

Trent Richardson was one of the worst running backs in the NFL over the last couple of seasons, and he disappointed the Indianapolis Colts in a huge way. He looked like a potential star during his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns, but now is considered to be a major bust. After his two disappointing seasons with the Colts, the Oakland Raiders decided to take a flier on him...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has 50 percent chance to make Raiders’ roster

Trent Richardson was one of the worst running backs in the NFL over the last couple of seasons, and he disappointed the Indianapolis Colts in a huge way. He looked like a potential star during his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns, but now is considered to be a major bust. After his two disappointing seasons with the Colts, the Oakland Raiders decided to take a flier on him...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has 50-50 chance at making Raiders roster

Flip a coin and call heads or tails, and you have nearly the same chance of guessing correctly as Oakland Raiders embattled running back Trent Richardson has of making the team’s final 53-man roster. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Richardson’s chances of playing in Week 1 are “about 50-50.” The running back is on thin ice to say the least as the preseason begins...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson’s Chances Of Making Raiders’ 53-Man Roster Just “50 Percent”

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Trent Richardson‘s chances of making the Raiders’ 53-man roster is just “50 percent.” Rapoport mentions that competition from Latavius Murray, Roy Helu and Michael Dyer is likely to factor into the Raiders’ decision to keep Richardson in the end. Oakland wound up placing Richardson on the active/NFI list earlier in ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio ready to start the process of turning Raiders into winners

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is excited that the flag football offseason is over and that when the team hits the field on Sunday for their first training camp practice, contact is what he'll be looking for early and often. "Now we can actually put the pads on tomorrow, so we’ll do that. I thought it was a pretty solid day’s work. So much to get done, but energy was...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Raiders Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Oakland Raiders Power Ranking: 25 Click here to see full rankings View image | gettyimages.com The Raiders are here because of their recent history at the bottom of the league, but there are signs of improvement.  Linebacker Khalil Mack showed that he can be a superstar player in this...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

After signing a “prove-it” deal with the Oakland Raiders this offseason, it appears Michael Crabtree is already staking his claim as a primary target for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. Head coach Jack Del Rio spoke in glowing terms about the former San Francisco 49ers receiver after the first day of training camp. “He stood out today, made some nice catches,” Del...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Beth Mowins signs new contract to remain with ESPN

Earlier this week, we told you that ESPN’s Beth Mowins will call three Oakland Raiders preseason games later this month, marking a first for her. And later in the week, ESPN announced that Mowins has signed a new contract with the Worldwide Leader, keeping her in the fold for the foreseeable future. She’ll continue to call college football and will require a new partner as Joey...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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