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Oakland Raiders big board

We’re only three days away from the 2015 NFL Draft. As we near the draft, every prospects projection is pretty much cemented in by now. The Oakland Raiders own seven of the two hundred-fifty six draft picks, which includes the fourth overall pick. The Raiders are in a great position to grab a franchise changing talent. And not in the way that JaMarcus Russell  will change the...
Via EndZoneScore
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio: Our number one goal is to win our division

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said that his goal is making sure everyone comes to work every day and lays it on the line, because winning the AFC West is the No. 1 goal. Del Rio's program so far has been called 'intense' by the players, and the former linebacker wants his players to have an edge by working hard. “I expect us to come to work every day and give everything...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree has something to prove

Despite not moving far, if all since the former first round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, Michael Crabtree signed a one-year, 3 million dollar contract across the bay for the Oakland Raiders. What is amazing is that of the three million dollars, only 1.3 of it is guaranteed, but I guess that’s why they call contracts like this “Prove-it deals”. Michael Crabtree said...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

GM Reggie McKenzie says 'his phone is open,' Raiders shopping No. 4 pick

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie isn't keeping it a secret that if someone wants to move up in the draft, he's ready to talk about making a deal regarding the No. 4 overall pick. "My phone line is always open," McKenzie said, via CSN Bay Area. "You hear everybody out. If it makes sense and it's going to help the Raiders, we'll do a deal."    
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders fielding calls about fourth overall pick

Depending on how the top-three picks in the upcoming 2015 NFL draft play out, the Oakland Raiders could very well be trade-down candidates. It’s likely that their primary target at this point is USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who most experts conclude is the best all-around defensive player in the draft. However, there’s a decent possibility that the Tennessee Titans...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Biggest Needs Entering the 2015 NFL Draft

Although the Raiders finished the 2014 NFL season at 3-13 for the second year in a row, the season ended with the fan base excited and hopeful for the future, a rare feeling for Raiders fans. Now the pressure is on for GM Reggie McKenzie and first year coach Jack Del Rio to improve upon last years impressive finish of 3-3 after starting the season an abysmal 0-10. 2014’s draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders' Trent Richardson looking to rebuild career ► For Richardson, the move to Oakland is as much a rebirth as it is a fresh start. ... Head coach Jack Del Rio and the Raiders hope that means becoming the back ... Michael Crabtree has a lot to prove in Oakland ► Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree probably expected to sign sooner than he did, but...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 7-Round Mock Draft

  The NFL is less than a week away from the three days of madness known as the NFL draft.  One of the teams with the most to gain is the Oakland Raiders.  GM Reggie McKenzie laid a foundation with his picks in 2014 when he got Khalil Mack and Derek Carr in the first two rounds and added core pieces in Gabe Jackson, Keith McGil and T.J. Carrie. There are plenty of pieces to play...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson excited for 2015 season with Raiders

Trent Richardson chose to sign with the Oakland Raiders this offseason after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, and he is excited about having a fresh start this year. He was hated by the fans in Indianapolis after general manager Ryan Grigson gave up a first round pick to acquire him from the Cleveland Browns. The move never paid off, and Richardson was a major bust with...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crabtree on joining Raiders: 'Ain't got nothing to lose'

The San Francisco 49ers let wide receiver Michael Crabtree test free agency after an uneventful year that saw him put up the worst full season of an already average career. Crabtree, who actually sat on the market for quite a long time, is going to now test his luck with the Oakland Raiders. Chatting about his new club after working out with the Raiders this week, Crabtree admitted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crabtree on joining Raiders: 'Ain't got nothing to lose'

The San Francisco 49ers let wide receiver Michael Crabtree test free agency after an uneventful year that saw him put up the worst full season of an already average career. Crabtree, who actually sat on the market for quite a long time, is going to now test his luck with the Oakland Raiders. Chatting about his new club after working out with the Raiders this week, Crabtree admitted...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league personnel personnel executive made one of the most unflattering comparisons that can be made when predicting the career prospects of a future NFL quarterback. The longtime executive in personnel, per a Milwaukee...Read More The post Unnamed NFL executive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LA stadium would fire lightning bolts when Chargers score

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have big plans for a $1.7 billion football stadium in Los Angeles. How big? We’re talking lightning bolts and fire. According to the Los Angeles Times, the two teams presented a concept to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities — which is comprised...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Michael Crabtree: ‘I have a lot to prove’

Michael Crabtree said Thursday that he is fully recovered from the Achilles injury he suffered in 2013, and ready to prove his worth with the Oakland Raiders this season. “I would say the year prior to last year was me recovering, trying to get back right,” Crabtree said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “This year I don’t feel a thing. Just go out there and play.” ...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck hints that coaching was an issue for the Raiders in 2014

For a large part of 2014, the Oakland Raiders looked like they might not win a single game. They had a few close games but also had a lot of blowouts and often times simply looked like they did not come to play. This continued even after they got a taste of winning, following up their first win of the year against the Kansas City Chiefs with a 52-0 blowout loss to the St. Louis Rams...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Co-founder of the Oakland Raiders dies at age 91

The Oakland Raiders lost the person most associated with the team on October 8, 2011 when legendary owner and coach Al Davis passed away. But what some forget is that Davis was not there from the beginning with the Raiders. In fact, before joining the Raiders, Al Davis was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers. But once he was hired by the Raiders, there was no turning back. He took...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Schedule Highlights

Rejoice! The 2015 NFL schedule has been released. As with every other NFL team, the Raiders' schedule is hard—eighth-hardest in the league to be exact—and the team faces a slew of quality opponents in 2015.While Oakland's schedule isn't brimming with primetime games (there's only one on Dec. 24) there are plenty of exciting matchups that will test the Raiders on their road to...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden praises Derek Carr’s ability to be a leader

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a strong rookie year despite playing on a team which gave him very little support. Despite only winning three games, Carr showed a lot to Raiders fans and analysts alike as he threw for 21 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions while being held back by the worst run game in the modern era of football and a wide receiver group who were inconsistent...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 schedule

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders will open their 56th regular season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time in franchise history. The Raiders schedule includes seven games against playoff teams from 2014 and 11 games against teams with winning records last year. Raiders 2015 Preseason Schedule Date Opponent Time* TV Friday, Aug. 14 ...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Raiders Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will Oakland Raiders Do With No. 4 Pick in 2015 NFL Draft?

With the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft (drumroll), the Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper. This is among the least surprising picks in our upcoming first edition first-round 2015 NFL Mock Draft. Over the next week and a half, we’ll be posting tons of articles to get you ready for the draft. It’s definitely a possibility that Oakland trades down and stockpiles additional...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree Has Hard-to-Reach Incentives in New Contract

The Oakland Raiders gave new receiver Michael Crabtree a one-year deal worth $3.2 million in 2015, with $1.3 million in guaranteed money via his signing bonus, $1.4 million in salary and workout and roster bonuses worth $250,000 apiece. However, the potential is there for Crabtree to earn even more money—up to $2 million—in incentives. It’s just that those incentive escalators...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sio Moore buys jerseys to give away because they are not sold in stores

The Raiders roster doesn’t many household names outside of Charles Woodson. However, they do have a few who may become just that in the coming years. Derek Carr showed promise during his rookie season. So did Khalil Mack. Among the other young players on the team’s roster who have performed well is linebacker Sio Moore....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders mock draft: 7-round predictions

With the draft now being three weeks away, it is time to look at how things are going to shape up for the Oakland Raiders. After a successful draft last year, the Raiders’ will continue to try and build their roster with young talent that can hopefully get them back to relevance in the AFC. Instead of just looking at the first round like most mock drafts, I will be looking at all...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: First-round mock 3.0

Let’s give the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft another go, shall we? Here’s my first-round mock 3.0. As always, be sure to offer your thoughts below. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State We’re still hearing about Winston’s character issues, but Tampa’s need for a quarterback remains. He’s a risky guy in my eyes, but the Bucs will be keen to take...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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