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Fourth-year veteran WR Rod Streater looking to mentor young receiving corps

The Oakland Raiders receiving corps struggled in 2014 without wide receiver Rod Streater, who played in 14 games and caught 60 passes for 888 yards in 2013. However, due to a foot injury, Streater played in just three games last year and with an improved receiving corps, he is looked upon as the veteran of the bunch. Streater, 27, will be going into his fourth season and as...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders ink LB Horace Miller, WR Milton Williams

The Oakland Raiders signed two on Wednesday, linebacker Horace Miller and receiver Milton Williams, who was briefly with the team earlier this month, the team announced. More recently, Miller was with the Carolina Panthers, but was waived earlier this offseason after spending one week on the active roster. Williams was originally signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign LB Horace Miller & WR Milton Williams, Cut Two

The Oakland Raiders signed LB Horace Miller and WR Milton Williams to contracts on Wednesday, according to the NFL Transactions release. To make room for the new additions, the Raiders placed DB Travell Dixon and Austin Hill on waivers. Miller, 24, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of UTEP back in May of ... The post Raiders Sign LB Horace...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Four rookies who will make an impact

The Oakland Raiders struck gold in last year’s draft. With players selected in each of the first four rounds making an impact on the 2014 team. Here’s an early prediction for a few players that will make their presence known on the 2015 team. Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Raiders Selected as the fourth overall pick Cooper possess all the traits to be a big time threat in the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buy Sebastian Janikowski’s 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class — $43,500

You have to hand it to Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski. Despite being stuck in what is literally a black hole of a franchise, the man has reaped the benefits of being the team’s consistent source of points for 15 seasons. And with that responsibility comes a rather nice salary, so it’s not all bad for this Raider. He’s so well off that he doesn’t even need this badass...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder is starting to embrace his role as a backup quarterback

Oakland Raiders QB Christian Ponder has been through a lot since he arrived in the NFL. His time with the Minnesota Vikings was painful and forgettable as he never had a steady line to protect him. The Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater last year which meant that Ponder’s time there was over.Now he is with the Raiders and finds himself in the same position he was in last year. Derek...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rod Streater expects Amari Cooper to make an ‘impact right away’

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater believes first-round pick Amari Cooper will make an impact on offense right away. “He adds an explosiveness to the offense,” said Streater of the Raiders No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft. “I feel like he is going to come in and make an impact right away. I was excited. More guys to take the defense off of guys like me, [Michael...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders in good hands with QB Christian Ponder

Oakland Raiders quarterback Christian Ponder will be working to help Derek Carr when he returns from a hand injury; however, for the time being he the guy running the show at the team's OTAs. As the veteran signal caller with five years of experience and playing in 38 games with a 75.9 career passer rating gives the team a very solid backup plan. “This offense is a little...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder Taking Reps but Knows his Role with Oakland Raiders

Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers on October 02, 2014 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Mandatory Credit: John Konstantaras/Getty Images) With Raider Nation abuzz about a possible move to Los Angeles and the increasing concern over the ring-finger injury to quarterback Derek Carr, there...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Ponder growing into his role as Raiders backup

Some would say that Christian Ponder is a little too young to play the role of a grizzled veteran backup. But that's exactly what the former Vikings quarterback is to the Raiders these days. With incumbent starter Derek Carr out as a precaution, Ponder finds himself in uncharted territory -- as the team's reliable No. 2 option. "It's nice to be out there getting reps," Ponder told...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

32 Questions: Oakland Raiders: How Good Can The Offense Be?

This is a new installment of a 32-part series “32 Questions” asks a question for each NFL team as they prepare for the 2015 season. Each day a new team will have a question asked, if you’re a fan of that team ask your question on Twitter using #32Questions(YourTeam) and you may be featured in […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr takes snaps, rookie CB signs

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr physically participated in OTAs Tuesday albeit very little, according to an NFL.com report. The second-year signal caller took snaps in individual drills but not in any team drills. Carr also didn’t throw any passes in the practice, although the report says he was in the same gear as Christian Ponder, Matt McGloin and Cody Fajardo—the quarterbacks...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Seventh-Round Pick CB Dexter McDonald

The Oakland Raiders announced that they have signed seventh-round pick CB Dexter McDonald to a four-year contract on Tuesday. The Oakland Raiders have signed seventh-round draft pick CB Dexter McDonald @Dex_Mac: http://t.co/mTskXxPCkUpic.twitter.com/xOJxLCqMuw — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) May 26, 2015 According to OverTheCap.com, McDonald is projected to receive a four-year contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Your Draft Class: Clive Walford TE Oakland Raiders

Clive Walford TE Miami (Fla) 6'4 258 2nd Round Pick Oakland RaidersCombine Results: 4.79 40 yard dash, 20 bench reps, 35" vertical, 120" broad jump, 4.57 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Possesses an impressive combination of size and speed, has a strong, muscular upper body but is a bit lean in his lower half, has a bit of a high waisted build....Plays even longer than his 6'4 frame...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: Raiders rookie Edwards Jr. is 'bright-eyed, bushy-tailed'

Justin Tuck has heard the knocks on his new line-mate from Florida State.He just doesn't get why Mario Edwards Jr. takes so much heat."I hear the things that people have said about him as a knock on him," Tuck told CSN Bay Area. "That hasn’t showcased at all yet. He’s kind of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in meetings."It's a great sign for Raiders fans that Tuck is taking an interest...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie and the New Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002 when the team went 11-5 and made a trip to the Super Bowl. From 2003 to 2011, the team went through six head coaches and had a record of 45 wins and 99 losses. In 2011, the Legendary Al Davis passed away and his son Mark Davis took control of the team. One of Marks first decisions was to hire the team a General Manager...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After Many Years, the Oakland Raiders Have a Direction

Running back Jamize Olawale #49 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Derek Carr #4 during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) The winds of change have often swept through the Oakland Raiders’ organization since 2003. Often, there have been new...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Derek Carr-Amari Cooper Tandem the Key to the Oakland Raider Offense?

Wide receiver Amari Cooper, the first round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders, holds up a jersey between general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and head coach Jack Del Rio. (Mandatory Credit: Dan Honda/The Oakland Tribune) The Oakland Raiders haven’t seen a winning season since 2003. Last year, Oakland netted the fewest yards of any NFL team and averaged 15.8 points a game. In...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Drought: Oakland Raiders bright future should help soothe bleak present

For the first time in many years, the Raiders seem to be on the right track. It has been a long ten years in Oakland since their trip to the 2003 Super Bowl. Poor draft picks such as: Jamarcus Russell, Robert Gallery and Darrius Heyward Bey set the franchise back many years. The last two seasons however; the team seems to have drafted wisely. Khalil Mack started every game at linebacker...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray will be the key to success for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have upgraded their team in a number of ways but given how many holes the team had heading into the offseason, it’s not surprising that they were not able to address every need the team had. There has already been a lot of discussion on the cornerback position, probably the shakiest position on the roster heading into the season, but there is another position...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four goals for Raiders RB Latavius Murray in 2015

In desperate times, is where positive results can appear. In the Allen/Sparano disaster, Latavius Murray emerged as a potential lead back. Although his sample size was small (82 carries in 3 starts), he ran for over 400 yards. Murray is the definition of a flash player. His 90 yard touchdown versus the Chiefs is a thought still fresh in fans’ minds. It was a highlight of yet another...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Derek Carr Hopes Rest and Rehab Will Cure Numb Finger in Right Hand

The Oakland Raiders finally found their quarterback in Derek Carr, but the new face of the franchise is currently dealing with an injury that could potentially need surgery. Before that option is explored, however, the Raiders are hoping rest and rehab will do the trick. Carr missed the first session of OTAs on Tuesday and will likely miss the rest of the sessions as well. He is...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr may need surgery on finger

The Oakland Raiders are looking to build their franchise around second-year quarterback Derek Carr, but they may have to wait for the 24-year-old to get on the field this offseason. On Tuesday, it was reported that Carr has an injury to his right ring finger that could keep him out for an extended period of time. Chris Mortensen claims Carr’s injury could require surgery and if...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr Sits Out OTAs With Unknown Injury

The Oakland Raiders commenced Phase III of their offseason workouts on Tuesday, but one important player did not participate—quarterback Derek Carr. CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair reports that Carr was on the practice field but was not wearing a helmet or cleats. It is unclear what type of injury Carr is working through. NFL teams are not required to disclose player injuries this...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio wants to 'bring swagger back' to Raiders

The Oakland Raiders, once the most feared franchise in the NFL, have been a league laughingstock for the past decade-plus. New head coach Jack Del Rio has a message for his team and the rest of the league: The swagger is back in Oakland. “I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del Rio said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio, per csnbayarea.com...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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