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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland Raiders: Shot at Division Title?

The Raiders have made huge improvements to their roster and culture this year, which has led to optimism within the Raiders organization. A potential playoff push has Raider Nation excited and via the Raiders team website, Jack Del Rio was quoted saying, “Goal No. 1 is to win our division, and I don’t see why not”. What will it take for the Raiders to make a push for the division...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets won't hesitate to bench Geno Smith if he struggles

Rookie New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles isn’t going to blink twice about pulling the plug on Geno Smith if the young quarterback comes out of the gates poorly in September. Bowles has playoff aspirations in his inaugural season leading Gang Green. “I’m not going in to be 8-8,” Bowles said (h/t Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News). “Regardless of whether you...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

LB Sio Moore placed on PUP list to start Raiders camp

Sio Moore's comeback season will start on the Physically Unable to Perform list.The linebacker will work his way back from offseason hip surgery from the sidelines of Raiders training camp.Per NFL rules, Moore can return from the PUP list at any time. His stay might be a short one after practicing in minicamp this spring.Still, the Raiders are being cautious at a thin position. Reserve...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

FSLR Ultimate Sleepers Bracket, Round 1: Derek Carr vs. Sam Bradford

Our FSLR Ultimate Sleeper’s bracket is back for another year, and we’re starting our march to crown a champion – the king of value for 2015 draft season. Check the bracket page for rules, and most importantly for info on the authors who have contributed to this project. As a reader, your job is simple. Vote for the author you think made the most compelling case, and/or for...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Exec: Derek Carr's style 'almost Elway-like'

Oakland Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr has gotten a lot of attention this offseason as a rising star, but one NFL executive believes he possesses all-time great ability. "I saw a ton of college tape on him, he threw it 60 times a game and was almost Elway-like the way he banged 50-yard throws," the executive said, via 24/7 Sports "Man, he can spin the ball." ...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Five Oakland Raiders Ready To Break Out In 2015 Together with tackle Donald Penn , the left side of the Oakland offensive line is ... The Raiders selected the former Cougar with the 12th overall pick in ... Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore placed on PUP list Oakland Raiders: July 27, 2015 - Oakland Raiders linebacker was placed on the [Active] Physically Unable to Perform...
Via 60 Max Power O
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The five most important Raiders coaches not named Jack Del Rio

Much of the attention paid to the Oakland Raiders in recent months (not counting stadium news) has been focused on the new additions to the team. That’s only natural considering the draft position and the fact that the team brought in a boat load of free agents. But if not for the flurry of activity for the Silver and Black this season, most of the attention would undoubtedly be...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OL coach sees difference in RB Trent Richardson

Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice believes running back Trent Richardson can become the productive rusher he was intended to be coming out of college. The team signed Richardson to compete against Roy Helu and rookie Michael Dyer, Latavius Murray and George Atkinson, but Tice thinks Richardson could be the wildcard. "Each one has their own style," Tice said, via...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper, Raiders Rookies Report to Training Camp

Raiders rookies arrived at training camp Sunday in Napa for conditioning, weigh-ins, orientation, and other off-the-field activities. The full team will report on July 30, and they’ll take the field on July 31 for their first practice. Oakland has signed all ten of its 2015 draft picks, but naturally it is first round wide receiver Amari Cooper who has received the majority of...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper the Next Dominant Receiver

Prior to selecting wideout Amari Cooper, the last wide receiver the Oakland Raiders selected in the first round was Darrius Heyward-Bey in 2009. The Raiders are hoping Cooper is more like the receiver they drafted before Heyward-Bey. That was Hall of Fame wideout Tim Brown in 1988. According to Brown, Cooper has a much better chance to being like him than a giant bust as Heyward...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: I don’t see why Oakland Raiders won’t win AFC West

  Jack Del Rio is a confident man, a trait befitting of NFL head coaches, but is he blind? Del Rio recently said in a video posted on the Oakland Raiders website, “Goal No. 1 is to win our division, and I don’t see why not.” Well, for starters, the Raiders haven’t won the AFC West since 2002. They’ve hired and fired eight coaches since then, with Del Rio being the ninth...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio envisions the Oakland Raiders as AFC West champions in 2015

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio always comes across as a no non-sense coach. It worked out for him in Jacksonville as a head coach. Even as a defensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos he found success early and often. The first year Raiders’ coach has a daunting task ahead of him. Resurrecting a franchise that hasn’t made the postseason since the 2002 season when...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Oakland Raiders Betting Odds

These are betting odds for the Oakland Raiders for the 2015 football season.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Why DJ Hayden must have a breakout season

Most of the Oakland Raiders draft picks within the past few years haven’t been able to transition their game from the college scene to the NFL, resulting in Raider ownership turning heads around the league with their poor draft selections. Cornerback D.J. Hayden was looking like one of those picks that the franchise whiffed on, but this is his year, and his final year to prove...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Officers punished for detainment of Raiders safety Allen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Officials say four southwest Florida police officers have been punished for the wrongful detainment of Oakland Raiders safety Nate Allen. Fort Myers police Chief Doug Baker said Thursday the arrest was isolated and not deliberate. Allen, who lives in southwest Florida in the offseason, spent several hours in a holding cell in February after a 16-year-old girl...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Level – Latavius Murray

In this segment, one player from the 2014 season is going to go under the microscope and reasoning will be shown as to why this player will take their game to the next level in 2015. Would you look at that, two Oakland Raiders players back-to-back, have the Raiders become one of the most intriguing teams in the NFL? Latavius Murray is set to break out in 2015. Acceleration through...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Man in Raiders Helmet Robs a Circle K

Oakland Raiders fans have long had the unfortunate label of being a little less than model citizens. As a whole, this label is utterly ridiculous. But what happened at a Circle K convenience store in Tucson, AZ. earlier this month doesn’t bode well for their reputation. That’s right. It’s a dude robbing the store in a Raiders helmet. I guess one could say this is a good...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 NFL Rookie To Watch

The Oakland Raiders rookie to watch this season is none other than their first one, WR Amari Cooper.  Cooper was taken with the 4th overall pick as a weapon for young QB Derek Carr.  Cooper has deceptive speed, a nice lanky frame, and is an exceptional route runner.  He also rarely drops a pass.  He’s already stood out in OTA’s and is all but locked in as the Raiders number...
Via DraftSeason
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five truly unique Oakland Raiders experiences

5. OAK and LAX on game day I live in Oakland so I don’t have to fly to the games, but I did have the opportunity to fly out of Los Angeles International Airport for one game this past year. I was in Los Angeles on work and flew back to Oakland on Sunday morning for the game. As I walked through LAX I had a huge goofy smile on my face as I saw all of the people wearing Raiders gear...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Level – Khalil Mack

In this segment, one player from the 2014 season is going to go under the microscope and reasoning will be shown as to why this player will take their game to the next level in 2015. After having a breakout rookie season, Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is set to explode in 2015. With the Raiders having been an out-of-favor franchise over the last decade, especially now with...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr Lays Mean Hit on Tackling Dummy During Kids Camp

There are certain things teams don't want to see their quarterbacks do very often. Some of the obvious ones--throw an interception, fumble the ball, overthrow a receiver, take a sack on fourth down, or attempt to throw a block on a huge defensive lineman or linebacker. They also don't want to see their quarterbacks have to tackle either (because that means there has been a turnover...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Oakland Raiders Punter Marquette King Wore a Superman Suit to the ESPYs

You would think that since the ESPYs are somewhat of a big deal that guys attending the show would dress the part. For the most part they do. It's a chance for athletes to show off their sense of style and prove that they clean up nice. However, every year there is usually at least one guy that does something silly. This year it was Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King.Say what...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro cheerleaders in CA win labor rights under new law

The state of California took a big step toward improving cheerleaders’ work conditions this week. Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a new law requiring professional sports teams to treat their cheerleaders like employees, meaning they’re entitled to at least minimum wage and compensation for outside appearances and events. In the past, employers often had attempted...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday is big day for Oakland’s efforts to keep Raiders

Monday is the deadline for the City of Oakland and Alameda County to respond in writing to Floyd Kephart’s Coliseum City plan. Kephart will then have 15 days to draft his own response and will have until August 21 to provide a final plan for Coliseum City. Much like Kephart’s original plan, the responses are supposed to be confidential so despite the Monday deadline, there will...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio: Temporary home for the Oakland Raiders?

By next January, we should know what team(s) will be relocating to Los Angeles in time for the 2016 NFL season. That’s when the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams will likely put their stadium plans in front of the league’s 32 owners. For all intents and purposes, at least one team will be calling L.A. home by this time next year. The larger issue here is...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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