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Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

The Oakland Raiders may not have won more than eight games in a season in 12 years, but that could be changing thanks to second-year defensive end Khalil Mack. In Oakland’s 23-17 loss on Sunday night, Mack absolutely destroyed any hopes the Arizona Cardinals had of moving the ball. Mack looked like a bonafide star. The kind of defensive centerpiece that the Raiders need to return...
Via The Sports Daily
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Buy or Sell: Latavius Murray

Latavius MurrayADP: 53.6 RB: 20 After waiting a year-and-a-half, Raiders fans finally got a look at Latavius Murray last season – and he produced … when he could stay on the field. Murray put up 424 yards and two scores on 82 carries, adding 17 receptions in the pass game. Observers are raving about how he’s looked so far during training camp. Will he help revive the moribund...
Via Zone Blitz
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Amari Cooper Makes Pro-Bowler Patrick Peterson Look Silly On Route

It doesn’t get much prettier than this play by the Oakland Raiders’ Amari Cooper during Sunday’s preseason game. Watch as the rookie out of Alabama absolutely torches All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. The post Amari Cooper Makes Pro-Bowler Patrick Peterson Look Silly On Route appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
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Raiders' Derek Carr: 'We're pretty upset right now'

Cariel Brooks took a Derek Carr pass in for a touchdown on Saturday night.The problem? Brooks is a Cardinals cornerback, not a Raider.Still, his 81-yard interception return marked the only time Carr could find the end zone for either team. In five other red zone trips, the Silver and Black could produce only field goals. "As an offense, we're pretty upset right now," the quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
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Raiders lose OT Watson to torn Achilles tendon

Menelik Watson will have to wait another year to prove he's starting material.The Raiders tackle suffered a ruptured Achilles against the Cardinals on Sunday night. He'll miss the entire 2015 campaign."That's a tough break for us," head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters. "It's really unfortunate. He was having a great camp for us." The former second-round pick was impressive this...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders lose starting lineman to ruptured Achilles tendon

As if players and fans needed another reason to dislike preseason games, the Oakland Raiders will now likely be without their starting right tackle for the entire 2015 season. Menelik Watson, a second round draft pick in 2013 who was projected to be on the line when the season opened, went down with an injury during Sunday’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. It was...
Via Gamedayr
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Amari Cooper Torches Patrick Peterson In NFL Preseason Contest

Former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper is going to be a force in the NFL, so if you play in a fantasy football keeper league, you might want to consider drafting him early. Case in point? Watch him torch former LSU star Patrick Peterson, one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, for a 37-yard gain in the Oakland Raiders’ preseason contest against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday night...
Via College Spun
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Raiders’ lose 2013 second-round pick OL Menelik Watson for season with Achilles injury

The Oakland Raiders have lost starting right tackle Menelik Watson for the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in Sunday night’s preseason game. Watson tweeted the news via his Twitter account and this message: “I will be back stronger than ever that’s a promise. Main thing is supporting the team right now,” Watson said on Twitter. “To the Raider Nation...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Oakland Raiders 75 man roster cut prediction

The Oakland Raiders need to cut their rosters down to 75 players before September 1st at 4 p.m. eastern time. That shouldn’t be too hard for the team since these cuts are often fairly obvious. The team also does not currently have the full 90 possibly bodies on the roster. So, here is my prediction for the 75 man roster cuts: Quarterback (4)  Derek Carr, Christian Ponder, Matt...
Via cover32
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack ‘terrific’ in Raiders-Cardinals preseason game

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsKahlil Mack was all but unblockable in the first half of the Oakland Raiders third preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Mack had two sacks, four quarterback hits, a forced fumble and three tackles in the Raiders 30-23 loss Sunday night. “Yeah he was terrific. I thought he played very well,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. “We got some...
Via Sports-Glory
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quick thoughts from the Raiders vs. Cardinals preseason game

The Oakland Raiders played the every so important third preseason game on Sunday Night Football when they hosted the Arizona Cardinals. Here are some quick thoughts from the game. For more in depth coverage, you can check out the top five story lines later this morning. Roy Helu, Jr. showed what he has to offer in the passing game with some nice runs after the catch. Benson Mayowa...
Via cover32
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five story lines from the Raiders vs. Cardinals preseason game

The Oakland Raiders played their third preseason game of the year against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. The Cardinals won 30-23 in a contest that was more entertaining than most preseason tilts. The season is just around the corner and we just got to see the closest thing to a real game with starters playing into the third quarter. Here are five of the top stories to emerge...
Via cover32
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Khalil Mack leads way as Raiders' defense shines against Cardinals OAKLAND -- The Oakland Raiders' first-unit defense had itself a nice night. ... Here are some quick thoughts on the Raiders' 30-23 loss to the ... Raiders lose Menelik Watson to ruptured Achilles tendon Raiders starting right tackle Menelik Watson suffered a serious injury in ... in the Raiders' lineup on Sunday...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Starter's struggles overshadow Cardinals' second-half rally

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 seconds left and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night in an exhibition game where both first-team offenses struggled. The Raiders (1-2) got five field goals from Sebastian Janikowski in the first half but didn't get into the end zone until Matt McGloin led an 83-yard drive late in the...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals outlast Raiders in preseason thriller

Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 seconds left and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night in an exhibition game where both first-team offenses struggled. The Raiders (1-2) got five field goals from Sebastian Janikowski in the first half but didn't get into the end zone until Matt McGloin led an 83-yard drive late in the fourth quarter. He...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Starter's struggles overshadow Cardinals' second-half rally

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 seconds left and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night in an exhibition game where both first-team offenses struggled. The Raiders (1-2) got five field goals from Sebastian Janikowski in the first half but didn't get into the end zone until Matt McGloin led an 83-yard drive late in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' offense struggles against Raiders

For the first half of the game Sunday night, the Arizona Cardinals offensive starters struggled as the Khalil Mack, Dan Williams and the Oakland Raiders got after Carson Palmer.At the end of the first half, the Cardinals found themselves down 15-3. Defensively, the team did it’s job and got after the Raiders too. Thanks to fortunate field position, the Raiders offense was set up...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Starting offenses struggle, Cardinals beat Raiders 30-23

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 seconds left and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night in an exhibition game where both first-team offenses struggled. The Raiders (1-2) got five field goals from Sebastian Janikowski in the first half but didn't get into the end zone until Matt McGloin led an 83-yard drive late in...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders RT Menelik Watson Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Raiders RT Menelik Watson announced via his Twitter account Sunday night that he suffered a torn Achilles during the team’s third preseason game and will subsequently miss the entire 2015 season. Ruptured Achilles' tendon… I Will be back stronger than ever that's a promise. Main thing is supporting the team right now. #RaiderNation — Menelik Watson (@MenelikWatson) ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson With A Good Looking 15-Yard Run!

It is a novel concept; something fans were not sure would ever be seen again. Against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday night it happened--Trent Richardson made a great run during an actual football game!The hole his line gave him was pretty nice, but in the past that hasn't stopped him from screwing up in the past. Anyway....the 15-yard run equals his fourth best run since he entered...
Via FatManWriting
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders make surprise cut releasing safety Jonathan Dowling

According to Vic Tafur of SFGate, the Oakland Raiders made a surprise move on Saturday waiving safety Jonathan Dowling, who was in the running for a starting position. Reports indicates Dowling was released due to 'maturity issues' and the team was actively shopping him before letting him go a day before the team's third preseason game. Tafur writes: 'Dowling had his first...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ waiving of Dowling’s sends message to the team

Fans and media alike were caught by surprise this afternoon when the Raiders suddenly announced that second year safety Jonathan Dowling was being released by the team. Dowling, drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 Draft, had been consistently running as the second team free safety behind Nate Allen and looked to be getting better as the weeks passed. In fact, he recorded his...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders waive second-year safety Jonathan Dowling

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have waived safety Jonathan Dowling, making the move a day before their third preseason game. The team announced the move Saturday on Twitter ahead of Sunday night's home preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. A seventh-round draft pick out of Western Kentucky in 2014, Dowling played in seven games with no starts last season as a rookie...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive S Jonathan Dowling

The Oakland Raiders announced Saturday that they’ve placed S Jonathan Dowling on waivers. The Raiders have waived safety Jonathan Dowling. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) August 29, 2015 Dowling, 23, was the Raiders seventh-round pick back in May of last year out of Western Kentucky. His rookie season was cut short after he was placed on season-ending injured ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: First impressions of Mario Edwards Jr.

Half of the preseason is now in the books for the Oakland Raiders and although this isn’t enough to get a good idea how starters are coming along, it is enough to get a good look at some of the up-and-coming players from this years draft. Mario Edwards had a bit of slow start to say the least in his first preseason game. His play didn’t jump off the screen and he seemed to be...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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