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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
10 hours 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
15 hours 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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tarell Brown turns in nice night at corner – via @TomECurran

http://www.csnne.com/new-england-patriots/brown-turns-nice-night-corner-patriots Posted from PatriotsExtra
Via Foxboro Blog
21 hours 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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Police Escort Through Napa Valley Irks County Sheriff Napa County officials are not happy with the "reckless" manner in which the Oakland Police Department led a motorcade of Raiders buses out of town last week ... Raiders look toward first cuts Monday The Raiders have done well hitting the sewers looking for talent over the last few years. ... But Oakland...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sio Moore fighting for role with Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio alarmed Raider fans when he said linebacker Sio Moore would compete for a role-player position. It was an alarming update for a player who started 22 games in his first two seasons. Del Rio says Sio Moore is competing to be a role players. Looks like Malcolm Smith heavy favorite to start at WLB #Raiders — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders finally update practice facilities

The Oakland Raiders premiered a state-of-the-art practice facility, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from local-media and the players. “When you see it for the first time, especially coming from the old weight room, it’s jaw-dropping,” said long snapper Jon Condo, entering his ninth season with the Raiders. “It’s definitely top of the art and one of the better...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders position preview: Defensive Line

This edition of position previews will examine the Oakland Raiders’ defensive line for the upcoming 2015 NFL season. This side of the ball is highlighted by second year player Khalil Mack and veteran Justin Tuck. One uncertainty surrounding the Raiders defensive front however is their lack of depth. What we know Justin Tuck Heading into next season, defensive end Justin...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive Rookie OT Quinterrius Eatmon

The Oakland Raiders officially placed rookie OT Quinterrius Eatmon on waivers Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. Eatmon, 23, signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of South Florida just a few days after this year’s NFL draft. During his senior season at South Florida, Eatmon started all 12 games ... The post Raiders Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meet Oakland Raiders Cheerleader Jennifer Embler

Might have to go to a Raiders game.
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders showing interest in 2016 college prospect LB Reggie Ragland

The Oakland Raiders have shown an interest in 2016 college prospect linebacker Reggie Ragland, who is one of the top linebackers in the country, and teams are already inquiring on what type of person they would be getting. His coach from Madison (Ala.) Bob Jones High, Kevin Rose, said that he has been receiving letters from NFL teams such as the Chiefs and  Raiders looking into...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injuries forcing promising young LB Sio Moore into a role player

Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was one of the up and coming stars on the team's defense, but injuries and the emergence of free agent pickup Malcolm Smith has him targeted for spot duty. Moore was placed on the [Active] Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp and suffered an undisclosed injury that has kept him off the field. “Right now, he...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr is excited about one new versatile Raiders running back

Roy Helu Jr. can be a jack-of-all trades running back in the right situation.Derek Carr thinks that situation is right next to him on passing downs. And now that Helu Jr. is healthy, the Raiders quarterback can't wait to find out if he's right."He's very smart, so he's going to be great in protection," Carr told ESPN's Bill Williamson. "He's not a guy, 'Hey, do you see it coming...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five interesting tidbits about the new Raiders practice facility

The Oakland Raiders have upgraded their practice facilities including the weight room and practice fields in Alameda. The team has long been known as a franchise that was stuck in the past, from the way they scouted college players to the quality of their practice facilities. That’s all changed for the better now. Here are some tidbits that came out with the unveiling of the new...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders Running Back Roy Helu, Jr. Eager To Get Back In The Mix After not practicing for nearly all of Training Camp 2015 and missing the Oakland Raiders' first two games of the preseason, Helu was back on the field with his ... 2015 Oakland Raiders Team Preview The Oakland Raiders have a full season's amount of wins—in the past three seasons, a meager 11 over that span....
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders & OT Donald Penn Discussing A Contract Extension

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a league source, reports that the Raiders and OT Donald Penn‘s agent have discussed possible contract extension. “I don’t want to get into that, just focusing on things on the field,” said Penn. “But yeah, that would be great. I love it here. I grew up a Raiders ... The post Raiders & OT Donald...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Trent Richardson's days numbered in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders have always been the team that will take a chance on a player who has the talent, but needs a fresh start. Oakland signed former No. 3 overall pick and ex-Colts running back Trent Richardson to a two-year, $4.1 million deal in March; however, he may not see much more of that contract. The deal is worth $3.9 million, with another $4.1 million available through...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five rookie opponents for the Raiders to keep an eye on

With the Silver and Black so close to the start of the regular season, it may help to look at five potential rookie headache, the Raiders will encounter this year. Rookies present interesting dilemmas, since there is very little film to dissect. The Raiders have enough to worry about this season. These rookies may not all succeed. However, if one does, they will alter the landscape...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Raiders’ “final” roster

The Raiders, along with every other NFL team, must trim their roster down starting next Tuesday to 75 players with another, bigger cut to follow on September 5th to get the “final” 53 players. That “final” roster is, of course, not final and is always a work in progress with changes and tweaks but for our purposes, it is the culmination of a training camp that began in late...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Oakland Raiders added depth and versatility to their defense Tuesday evening with the addition of free agent safety Mays. Contract details were not immediately disclosed. Mays, 27, reunites with Raiders defensive coordinator Norton, who coached Mays at USC. The former second round pick (No. 49 overall) was viewed as a “physical specimen with a freakish combination of size...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders unveil new performance center amid efforts to relocate to L.A.

The Oakland Raiders opened a brand new performance center at their Alameda headquarters this week. They showed off pictures of the recently completed facility on their website and promoted it on their social channels. Amid efforts to relocate to Los Angeles, the new facility has buoyed hopes that the Raiders would stay in Oakland. The reality is, it guarantees very little. Even...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five key stats from Pro Football Focus’ review of the Raiders vs. Vikings game

Every week we will be taking a look at what Pro Football Focus has to say about the Oakland Raiders. While PFF is far from the be all, end all to NFL statistics, it does provide interesting fodder for conversation. Here are five stats from this past weekend’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Best Starter on Offense: Menelik Watson Defense: Dan Williams  Menelik Watson...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck surprises Uber passengers looking for a ride

Uber customers looking for a ride on Monday were pleasantly surprised when Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck showed up. Rather than just getting a ride somewhere, these lucky customers were given a free copy of Madden 16 and a new Xbox. Not bad to win Madden and an Xbox console but even cooler to get it delivered to your place by Justin Tuck. Get on your @uber_SF apps now...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders coaching staff has impressive playing credentials The Oakland Raiders added an impressive group this offseason. They brought in 10 men who combined for 102 years of playing experience with 15 Pro Bowl ... Raiders' Michael Dyer takes advantage of first extended action Latavius Murray has done nothing to lose his tight grasp on the starting running back job in Oakland...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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