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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders Expected To Release QB Christian Ponder

ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Raiders are expected to release former first-round QB Christian Ponder by tomorrow’s deadline. This could mean that the Raiders will be in the market for a backup quarterback or they could move forward with Matt McGloin as Derek Carr‘s backup. Ponder, 27, hasn’t come anywhere the type of player the ... The post Raiders...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders LB Sio Moore Says Goodbye To Teammates & Fans

Raiders LB Sio Moore said goodbye to his Raiders’ teammates and the team’s fans on his Twitter account Friday night. This has been more than a home to me… So much if my heart is in the bay… My teammates RaiderNation Yall are family to me. Will miss Yall — Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) September 4, 2015 There ... The post Raiders LB Sio Moore Says Goodbye...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Raiders have an elite defense?

Last week the Oakland Raiders defense put on an absolute show against the Arizona Cardinals. Leading that charge was none other than the dominant force of Khalil Mack. Heading into the offseason the Raiders added a few key players to the defensive side of the ball through free agency and the draft. So far these players look like a group capable of being outstanding in the NFL. The...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

QB Derek Carr says offense is 'so close' to breaking out

Oakland Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr and the offense have struggled this offseason, despite having playmakers at every skill position. The young signal caller believes the unit is coming around and they are close to becoming a very productive group. “We were so close, man," Carr said, via Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. "There were just too many things we were...
Via 60 Max Power O
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Oakland Raiders to watch versus the Seattle Seahawks

The Oakland Raiders face the Seattle Seahawks in the final preseason Thursday Night Football broadcast as Oakland travels to Seattle. The Raiders are coming into their second-consecutive national televised game, after playing the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football. Do not expect the starters to play a lot, because they just played in a 30-23 loss on Aug. 31. Nonetheless...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darren McFadden and the glass-half empty or half-full report

During the football season, we have a weekly tradition of watching the Sunday night football game at my house with some relatives who just so happen to be die-hard Steeler fans. They loathe the Cowboys as much as they like their favorite team. What I always find fascinating is discussing/arguing about the results of the earlier games, especially when the Cowboys play. We both can...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack on rookie DE Mario Edwards: 'That dude is special'

Oakland Raiders second-year linebacker Khalil Mack was the rookie in 2014 everyone called special, but in 2015, it's his turn to anoint and he selected first-year defensive end Mario Edwards as that player. “That dude [Edwards] is special,” Mack said, via Raiders.com. “We were talking about the tackles and he went out and executed. He stepped up big on that one sack late...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr, Amari Cooper got some ‘things cleaned up’

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsThe Oakland Raiders firt-team offense sputtered in a 30-23 loss to Arizona Sunday.  The problems started with quarterback Derek Carr, who misfired several times and made a poor decision that resulted in an 81-yard touchdown run for Arizona. Carr did connect with receiver Amari Cooper four times for 62 yards, but he targeted the first-round pick...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

QB Derek Carr working to get on the same page as rookie WR Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr heard the raves during the offseason about the progress he's made and ability of first round pick wide receiver Amari Cooper, but since the preseason started, the two haven't made a full connection. Carr said getting better chemistry in game action is what on the menu for the two youngsters. “So close, man. There are just too many things...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Trent Richardson really the worst running back of all-time?

The Oakland Raiders released running back Trent Richardson as they trimmed their roster from 90 to 75 players earlier this week. The former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012 was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for another first-round pick in 2013 before the Raiders signed him as a reclamation project this spring. Since Richardson’s NFL career is probably over...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Amari Cooper earning hype for Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper already drew comparisons to Hall of Fame receiver Tim Brown when the Raiders selected him. However, Cooper continues to be developing more hype in the preseason. Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice already said Cooper reminded him of Brown, the Raider great. Regardless of how he got the ball, Brown made defenses pay. His speed and acceleration...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players on the bubble for the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders cut their roster down to 75 men in accordance with league rules on Tuesday and will have to cut it down to 53 men by Saturday afternoon. The team already let go of some notable names with the first round of cuts in Trent Richardson and Kenbrell Thompkins. Richardson is well known as a bust but Thompkins is decent player who many thought would make the team. Come...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

Does former 2012 first-round draft pick, running back Trent Richardson deserve the title of the worst running back of all time? Richardson’s release by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday during the team’s first round of cuts sparked a strong reaction from former NFL safety Ryan Clark. In an interview on ESPN’s First Take, Clark didn’t hold his tongue when asked what his reaction...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ “final” roster prediction 2.0

With the Raiders’ third preseason game in the books and cuts starting to come in, here are my updated predictions for each position:   Quarterback (3): Derek Carr Matt McGloin Christian Ponder Details: No change to this area. These three are now the only QBs on the roster and it’s highly likely the team carries all three into the regular season. I would like to see McGloin...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pumping The Brakes On The Raiders Resurgence

There’s a lot of buzz about the Oakland Raiders right now. Ever since the team lost the 2002 Super Bowl, the Raiders have posted disastrous results, and they haven’t earned a winning record in the 12 seasons since. This year, however, young talent like Derek Carr has analysts claiming that a “Raiders Resurgence” is on [&hellip The post Pumping The Brakes On The Raiders...
Via No Coast Bias
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders won’t trade or cut Sio Moore

Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore is clearly in the doghouse with the coaching staff. Head coach Jack Del Rio insinuated that it was too late for Moore to earn a spot as a role player let alone a starter and then refused to allow Moore to play a single defensive snap in the team’s third preseason game. Moore did get in the game on special teams but the message was clear: He...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Cut Trent Richardson But Richardson Gets The Last Laugh

This is the toughest week of the season for head coaches and general managers around the NFL. It is cut week. By Tuesday rosters have to be down to 75, and by Saturday 53. That means the dream is going to end for a number of guys, but if they are lucky they might get picked up by someone else. Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson will likely not be one of those people.He...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson is running out of opportunities in the NFL. The former No. 3 overall pick is among the first cuts by the Oakland Raiders, Bill Williamson reported Monday. Sources: Raiders have cut Trent Richardson. http://t.co/ABG7kxDQwq — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) August 31, 2015   Richardson was waived by the Indianapolis Colts in March and signed by the Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Sam Ponder lands a new commercial

ESPN’s Sam Ponder has been busy the past couple years as getting promoted by her main network as well as getting married to quarterback Christian Ponder, now on the Oakland Raiders. Ponder can now add spokesperson to her resume as she has just been named it for XYIENCE Energy Drink. This will be the College GameDay host’s first commercial spot. Her new commercial will air during...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days 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 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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