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Raiders Injury Update: Derek Carr out Friday's preseason game

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has been ruled out for Friday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers due to concussion and rib injuries. The news was reported via NFL.com early this morning, little under a week after Carr suffered a concussion against the Lions. According to NFL.com, “Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr won't see action in Friday'...
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Before drafting see if the Oakland Raiders had any TEs make top-30 fantasy options

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Packers vs. Raiders in Preseason Home Opener

The Green Bay Packers play the Oakland Raiders tonight at Lambeau Field, the Pack's first game at home in this preseason schedule. It is the annual Shrine game.What can we expect? Most of the usual things you expect from the third of four preseason games: more play from the starters, while still seeing plenty of action from those players still trying to make the roster. The first...
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New list: Oakland Raiders one of 10 NFL teams that will definitely miss playoffs

Right now, everyone is feeling optimistic. Around the NFL, teams like their chances of making something special happen in 2014. In the ultimate wide-open league, where worst-to-first turnarounds are commonplace, virtually every franchise is convinced that this is their year. Of course, they all can’t be right. Only 12 of 32 teams will make the playoffs, meaning 20 franchises will...
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NFL teams have only a few more days to evaluate their rosters

NFL teams are officially less than one week away from their first roster cutdown deadline. On Tuesday, August 26, NFL teams have to cut down to 75 players by 1 p.m. PT. That is followed by the 53-man cut down on Saturday, August 30. The cut down to 75 players is likely to include both complete roster […] The post NFL teams have only a few more days to evaluate their rosters appeared...
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DC Jason Tarver excited over young 'big' cornerbacks Keith McGill and Neiko Thorpe

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is excited at the progress rookie Keith McGill and Neiko Thorpe, who played nine games Chiefs in 2012. McGill (6'3) and Thorpe (6'1), are part of the new trend NFL teams are leaning towards bringing in big defensive backs in the Seattle Seahawks mold. Tarver said the young corners have been working hard and impressing...
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What was good and bad about QB Matt McGloin’s 4th quarter preseason comebacks?

In each of the Raiders first 2 preseason games, third string QB Matt McGloin has led 4th quarter comebacks. Against the Vikings, he fell just short when his Hail Mary pass fell to the ground. Against the Lions, he was successful when his 19 yard TD pass was caught by WR Brice Butler. Of course, anytime your team gets a game winning drive from a back-up QB, it is a good thing. We...
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Raiders' young cornerbacks get chance to earn roster spots

At the NFL Rookie Symposium in Canton, Ohio, last month, Raiders rookie Keith McGill got to meet Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes. Haynes thought the 6-foot-3, 211-pound McGill was a receiver. "I told Mr. Haynes that I was a cornerback, and he smiled," McGill said. "He said the Raiders are bringing back tall defenders, looking like we used to." McGill has...
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Oakland Raiders: The 5 Greatest Players of All Time

Though the Oakland Raiders’ recent history is the essence of putridity, they have a long and storied history of success mainly with outcasts and madmen.  As their eccentric and posthumous Managing General Partner (even if you’re a Raider-hater, you gotta love that title) Al Davis would often boast, the Raiders had the highest winning percentage of any professional sports franchise...
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Derek Carr won’t play this week

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr won’t be playing in this week’s preseason game against the Packers on Friday. Raiders Coach D. Allen told me rookie QB Derek Carr won't play Fri. Vs Packers. Carr cleared concussion protocol but still has sore ribs — Steve Wyche (@wyche89) August 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Oakland Raiders: Preseason week 3 preview vs Green Bay Packers

The Oakland Raiders third preseason game will be a homecoming of sorts for two Raiders and possibly give the league a look at what they actually could do this season. The third preseason game is ususally the big dress rehersal, when all starters play the entire first half and show more than the basic vanilla offensive and defensive schemes. Despite some defensive lapses in their...
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Raiders not losing sleep over rookie Khalil Mack's slow start

Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack got off to a strong start that has both coaches and teammates raving over his explosive playmaking ability at team OTAs, however, his progress has slowed down since training camp opened and everything has been taken up a notch. Mack (6'2 3, 251), has drawn comparisons to Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller for his ability to...
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ESPN Survey Shows That NFL Players Don’t Want To Play For The Raiders

I know this might be a bit shocking, but apparently NFL players don’t really want to play for the Oakland Raiders. Oh, and they also don’t really respect Jay Cutler, they’re afraid of Ndamukong Suh, and they still respect Peyton Manning. Thanks to ESPN, we now have this pretty awesome infographic that shows what 82 anonymous NFL players think about the current state of the...
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Oakland Raiders: Sleeper Team To Watch in 2014?

The offseason presents a ray of sunshine across the NFL landscape. Each team is presented with a clean slate and a golden opportunity to fill various holes through the draft and free agency. It’s no wonder that nearly every year about half of the teams that made the trip to the postseason the previous year fall short of returning to the NFL’s tournament. The Atlanta Falcons and...
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Marcel Reece fully practice despite foot issue

Even though Raiders running back Marcel Reece has a “foot issue,” he fully practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in Oakland’s third preseason game this weekend. Allen says Reece was a full-go today; doesn’t expect he will have to manage FB’s foot injury from here on out. #Raiders — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 20, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
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Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Raiders waive Jeremy Deering; Sign kicker

Today the Oakland Raiders waived injured safety Jeremy Deering and signed kicker Kevin Goessling. Jeremy Deering is on his second team after tearing up the Rutgers pro day. @RavensInsider: Raiders re-sign kicker Kevin Goessling, waived-injured safety Jeremy Deering The post Raiders waive Jeremy Deering; Sign kicker appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Before drafting you need to see Raiders RB Darren McFadden’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Raiders reportedly not worried about Khalil Mack

The Oakland Raiders aren’t worried about top pick, linebacker Khall Mack even though he hasn’t stood out in the preseason so far. Khalil Mack from PFZ on Vimeo. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Raiders reportedly not worried about Khalil Mack appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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O-line stability a welcome change for Raiders

Last year, starting in the preseason, the Raiders' offensive line had more personnel changes than the Temptations did through the '70s and '80s. This year, at least there's stability. While the tight end corps has taken some hits, the line has stayed intact. In 2013 there were already three replacements going into the second preseason game, offensive coordinator...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Derek Carr could be the guy the Raiders have been waiting for, but they should keep waiting

The Oakland Raiders have no plans on letting rookie quarterback Derek Carr challenge Matt Schaub for the starting quarterback job. Head coach Dennis Allen has said repeatedly that Schaub is his starter and that he wants Carr to sit and learn behind Schaub before taking over the duties as starting quarterback. And two preseason games into the year, with Carr looking better than Schaub...
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D.J. Hayden will likely start the season on the PUP list

It looks like Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden will begin the upcoming regular season on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from a foot injury. On DJ Hayden: #Raiders’ll know this week if he’ll start the season on reserve/PUP. Seems headed that way, which the team seems fine with. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 19, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site...
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NFL draft busts JaMarcus Russell, Matt Leinart star in Dish Network commercial (Video)

NFL draft busts JaMarcus Russell and Matt Leinart are able to relive their college days in the new Dish Network commercial. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post NFL draft busts JaMarcus Russell, Matt Leinart star in Dish Network commercial (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Who Will be the Starters for the Raiders?

Before the NFL kicks-off for real in September with regular season games, we have now seen two weeks of preseason action for the Oakland Raiders.  There was a wave of mock depth charts that came out predicting who the starters would be for the silver and black.  For the most part, things are going as expected, with the exception of injuries, but there have been some notable changes...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Matt Schaub named one of NFL’s five biggest goats from past week

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the second week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason...
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