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Reggie McKenzie, Jack Del Rio 'have the same vibe on players,' developing strong relationship

The general manager - coach relationship can be a tricky one, one shops for the groceries and the other cooks the meal. However, for Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and coach Jack Del Rio, it's been smooth sailing since the two joined forces in January. “We believe in having a physical football team and I think that starts with the offensive and defensive line,” Del...
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2015 Raiders offseason transactions list

Free-agent signings during the 2015 offseason for the Oakland Raiders. Transactions list provided by Raiders.com: 03/30/2015 - Re-signed DL C.J. Wilson 03/17/2015 - Signed RB Trent Richardson 03/16/2015 - Released QB Matt Schaub 03/13/2015 - Signed QB Christian Ponder 03/13/2015 - Signed CB James Dockery and P Steven Clark 03/12/2015 - Signed safety Nate Allen 03/11/2015...
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Oakland Raiders player tweets selfie while getting surprise drug test by NFL

Oakland Raiders left tackle, Donald Penn, tweeted a picture of himself as someone drew blood from his arm for a surprise drug test from the NFL: Perks of playing in the @nfl @nflcommish have random people come 2 your house n draw your blood during the offseason pic.twitter.com/fbgdiAO4cE — Donald Penn (@DPENN70) March 30, 2015 Penn did not seem too happy about the event and it’s...
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Three Teams Reportedly Interested in Matt Schaub

Former Oakland Raiders’ backup quarterback Matt Schaub is reportedly drawing interest from three teams. Apparently the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets are all interested Schaub, a third-round draft pick by Atlanta back in 2004. Schaub played for the Falcons for three seasons before being traded to the Houston Texans in 2007. Inconsistent play and an injury during...
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The New York Jets Could Be Matt Schaub's Landing Spot

Matt Schaub, the former Houston Texan, Atlanta Falcon and Oakland Raider, remains a free agent looking for a new home. New York Jets General Manager, Mike Maccagnan, has stated that the Jets have real interest in signing the veteran quarterback. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Schaub is expected to sign with the Jets, Ravens or Falcons. Schaub had a lost season last year, ultimately...
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Raiders re-sign free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson. The team announced the deal Monday. Wilson joined Oakland last offseason and became a part of the team's defensive line rotation. He started seven games and recorded 22 solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. Wilson spent his first four seasons in Green Bay.
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Jets, Ravens, & Falcons Among Interested Teams In QB Matt Schaub

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran QB Matt Schaub is expected to sign with a new team at some point this week. According to Schefter, the Jets, Ravens, and Falcons are all teams to keep an eye on in regards to Schaub, even though there are other teams in the mix. New Falcons HC Dan Quinn ... The post Jets, Ravens, & Falcons Among Interested Teams In QB Matt Schaub appeared...
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Oakland Raiders 2015 Schedule Released WEEK 1

This article is focused on the current state of the Oakland Raiders. If the season began today, taking into account that recent free agent moves, injuries, position battles, as the 2015 NFL Draft approaches. The weeks will progress and those changes will become a factor in future articles. For now this analysis will be based on the date of the article. Creative liberties have...
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Raiders get surprisingly high grade from ESPN for free agent class

The Oakland Raiders went with the exact opposite approach to their 2015 free agency than from what they did the prior year. Rather than sign aging players who were once greats, the Raiders went with young players who they hope will continue to get better with time. They also decided to go with a lot of signings, bringing in 10 different players, some of whom are solely depth or role...
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Raiders counting on coaches to make sure free agents aren’t overpaid

Two of the free agent signings by the Oakland Raiders are guys that are not exactly studs at their respective positions. Safety Nate Allen and linebacker Curtis Lofton are experienced starters in the league but are also guys who were allowed to walk by their previous teams for a reason. But despite the fact that they were not seen as high value free agents, the Raiders gave them...
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Oakland Raiders Claim Derek Carr Is Better Than They Thought He Was

Rookie QB Derek Carr has been rasing some eyebrows at OTA’s for the Oakland Raiders. Carr, who was drafted in the 2nd round of this past year’s draft is slated to start the season behind Matt Schaub. The plan was for Schaub to be the starter and to bring Carr along slowly. But according to Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson, Carr is better than they thought he would be...
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2015 NFL Draft breakdown: AFC West edition

Continuing off of my last article, I look at what each team in the AFC West should be looking to fix as we head into the 2015 NFL draft by breaking down their needs and possible picks. Denver Broncos Needs- OL, TE, DL, LB, QB Possible first round pick- Cameron Erving (C), Maxx Williams (TE), Carl Davis (DT), Eli Harold (OLB), Preston Smith (DE), Jalen Collins (CB) Dream Pick- Cameron...
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Who Will the Raiders Take Fourth?

Before the hectic draft month of April begins, the crew at TopSportsReport decided it would be a smart time to write a 1st round mock draft.  John Miceli decided to write the article.  He carefully made selections for each team and explained each selection in this article. Check out who John Miceli selected for the Oakland Raiders on behalf of Jack Del Rio and Reggie McKenzie....
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3 Positional Needs the Raiders Could Address in Round One

Wide Receiver  View image | gettyimages.com During this offseason, the Raiders set a priority on adding a top flight wide receiver for the young Derek Carr to throw to next season.  We saw this to be true as the team offered contracts to a multitude of wide receivers.  Unfortunately, they failed to add a top flight wide receiver during the offseason, and they’re stuck...
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3 Positional Needs the Raiders Could Address in Round One

Wide Receiver  View image | gettyimages.com During this offseason, the Raiders set a priority on adding a top flight wide receiver for the young Derek Carr to throw to next season.  We saw this to be true as the team offered contracts to a multitude of wide receivers.  Unfortunately, they failed to add a top flight wide receiver during the offseason, and they’re stuck...
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Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson told Derek Carr he could play like WHO?

I’m all for supporting your teammates and in some cases having an irrational confidence in their abilities, but Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson might be taking it too the extreme… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Ron Clements of...
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Oakland Raiders 2015 draft order

The Oakland Raiders have seven picks to play with when the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30th in Chicago. Breakdown of Raider's draft picks: First round: 4th overall selection Second round: 35th overall selection Third round: 68th overall selection Fourth round: 102nd overall selection Fifth round: 140th overall selection Sixth round: 179th overall selection...
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Dan Quinn talks possible Matt Schaub return to Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn thinks recently released former Raiders QB Matt Schaub might be a good fit in Atlanta behind Matt Ryan. Currently, T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree sit behind Ryan as backups. "Schaub is certainly somebody that we could (add),"  Dan Quinn said this week, per ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. "As we get through it, we'll let you know if we go down...
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Matt Schaub Heading Back to Atlanta?

At one time he was considered to be a pretty good quarterback, but sometime during the 2012 season something clicked in Matt Schaub (and not in a good way). He went from being a competent and respected passer to the butt of jokes and a laughing stick. Houston got rid of him After the 2013 season. The Oakland Raiders gave him a try during the 2014 season, but didn't think he was worth...
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Jack Del Rio says Derek Carr has 'huge upside'

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said quarterback Derek Carr's first season was all about him; however, in year two, he wants to build a strong supporting cast around the young signal caller. "Well, I think what I’m most excited about is he’s getting in and not making it so much about Derek. I thought it was all about Derek last year. We want to be able to run the ball. We...
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Positions the Raiders must address in the draft

With a number of players still unsigned, free agency isn’t technically over, but the the time to sign players who will come in and upgrade the team has past. Sure, there is still the opportunity to improve the depth of the team and that’s clearly important, but those kinds of signings will only have a minimal impact on the win/loss record. That means the Raiders need to look...
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D.J. Hayden Remains A Mystery For Oakland Raiders

When D.J. Hayden was selected 12th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, he was expected to become the next lock-down defensive back for the Oakland Raiders despite nearly dying in a freak accident on the University of Houston practice field.Nearly two years later, the Raiders are still waiting for Hayden to become that player.Hayden's 2014 season was better than his rookie year, no doubt...
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Why it’s far too early for the Oakland Raiders to replace Derek Carr

Monday, ESPN writer John McTigue wrote a piece for ESPN insider in which he argued that the Oakland Raiders should move on from second year quarterback Derek Carr, and replace him with Marcus Mariota as their fourth overall pick in this year’s draft. McTigue used multiple statistics to support his claim that Derek Carr is not the quarterback of the future. On the surface Carr’s...
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Raiders Re-Sign DE C.J. Wilson To A Two-Year, $4.6M Deal

Patrick Quinn of WNCT reports that the Raiders have re-signed DE  C.J. Wilson to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million. Wilson recently visited with the Seahawks. Wilson, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He played out his four-year, $1,900,354 rookie contract with Green Bay before signingd a one-year agreement with the Raiders ... The post Raiders...
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Chiefs coach praises Raiders, Derek Carr

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects the entire AFC West to be very competitive in 2015, even the Oakland Raiders, who went 3-13 last season. “Oakland, even though their record wasn’t as good as they wanted, they brought in some good, young players,” Reid said, per ESPN.com. “You can see this foundation starting to build there with the things...
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