OAKLAND RAIDERS NEWS

Veteran DT Antonio Smith released after one season with Raiders

  The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Antonio Smith after only one season with the team. The Raiders announced the move to cut Smith on Tuesday, one year after signing him to a two-year contract. Smith started 16 games for Oakland last season. He had three sacks and was an effective pass rusher from the inside but struggled against the run. Smith has played 11 seasons...
Via AP on Fox
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Report: Matt Schaub Signs Cheap One-Year Deal with the Ravens

Report: Matt Schaub Signs Cheap One-Year Deal with the Ravens This is not an early April Fool’s Day prank. The Baltimore Ravens reportedly have signed veteran quarterback Matt Schaub to a $3 million, one-year deal according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Schaub adds a bit of upgraded depth behind … The post Report: Matt Schaub Signs Cheap One-Year Deal with the Ravens appeared...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
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Colts add Vincent Brown to their new-look receiver corps

  The Colts have signed free-agent receiver Vincent Brown. Terms of the deal were not available following Tuesday's announcement. Brown is the third veteran receiver Indy has added this offseason. The Colts had already signed CFL veteran Duron Carter in February and Andre Johnson, the Texans' career receiving leader, in March. They also announced they would not re-sign fan favorite...
Via AP on Fox
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Say Hi to Matt Schaub—Ravens new backup QB

  It looked like Matt Schaub was headed to the Jets…but the Ravens made him a better offer. That’s good for the Ravens in more ways than one—besides getting one of the best backups in the league, the Ravens will also not have to face Schaub as an opponent—and for some reason, the Ravens often had trouble matching up against him in the past. Here’s the Wiki-snapshot bio...
Via Ravens Football Machine
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders release DT Antonio Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Antonio Smith after just one season with the team. The Raiders announced the move to cut Smith on Tuesday, one year after signing him to a two-year contract. Smith started 16 games for Oakland last season. He had three sacks and was an effective pass rusher from the inside but struggled against the run. Smith...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders release Antonio Smith after one season

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders are releasing defensive lineman Antonio Smith, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Raiders released defensive lineman Antonio Smith today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2015   Smith was set to count for $4 million against the salary cap in 2015.  He had 20 tackles last season and started every game.  He...
Via Sports-Glory
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Ravens sign QB Matt Schaub to 1-year contract

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have signed quarterback Matt Schaub to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old Schaub has 90 career starts but is expected to contend for backup to Joe Flacco. Tyrod Taylor served behind Flacco for four years before leaving for Buffalo as a free agent. Schaub played with Oakland last season, throwing only 10 passes as a backup. He began his...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts Add WR Vincent Brown

The Colts picked up another free agent wide receiver today, though not to quite the fanfare as the Andre Johnson signing. Vincent Brown is a former 3rd round pick of the San Diego Chargers. He played 7 games for the Raiders last year and caught 12 passes for 118 yards. He has 72 for 919 and 3 TDs for his career. Brown (5-11, 190, 26 years old) signed with Oakland last year after...
Via The Colts Authority
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Raiders releasing Antonio Smith is a real head scratcher

According to Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Antonio Smith today. Raiders released defensive lineman Antonio Smith today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2015 Smith was one of the veterans signed in the 2014 offseason in an attempt to upgrade the team’s pass rush. Smith clearly did not live up to his billing, but he was also playing...
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Colts Sign WR Vincent Brown

The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of WR Vincent Brown on Tuesday. Brown, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers. However, he was waived by San Diego with an injury settlement at the start of the 2014 season. The Raiders later signed Brown to a one-year contract. Last year, Brown appeared in 12 games and caught ... The post Colts Sign WR Vincent Brown appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Release DL Antonio Smith, Free Up $4M In Cap Space

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders have released veteran DL Antonio Smith. Smith, 33, had one year remaining on his two-year, $9 million contract that he signed with the Raiders last March. He was set to make a base salary of $3.2 million for the 2015 season. According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Smith will free up ... The post Raiders Release DL Antonio Smith, Free...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Expected to Sign Matt Schaub

The Baltimore Ravens have apparently found a backup quarterback to replace Tyrod Taylor. According to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson, the team is close to signing veteran signal caller Matt Schaub. It remains to be seen exactly what type of deal Schaub received, Wilson is reporting that its for at least two years.  Years removed from being a viable starter in the NFL, the 33...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Looking To Trade Derek Carr, Draft Marcus Mariota?

The Oakland Raiders should replace starting signal-caller Derek Carr by taking Oregon star quarterback Marcus Mariota in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s John McTigue. “On the surface Carr’s rookie campaign compares favorably to other recent seasons by rookie QBs,” McTigue writes. “A deeper dive into Carr’s numbers suggest his 2014 season left a lot...
Via Gridiron Grit
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via 60 Max Power O
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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...
Via 60 Max Power O
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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...
Via cover32
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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....
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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