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Power Rankings: Oakland Raiders training camp rated 2nd most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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D.J. Hayden not healthy, could open camp on the PUP list

This is now what Raider fans want to hear, but second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden isn’t healthy after suffering a foot injury this offseason.  He could begin training camp on the PUP list Sources say #Raiders CB DJ Hayden is still not fully healthy from his OTA's foot injury & could end up on PUP — John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) July 22, 2014 var ACE_AR =...
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Jim Plunkett weighs in on Oakland vs. LA debate

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett is one of the few members of Silver and Black who played for both the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angelese Raiders. After former Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen weighed in on the stadium debate by saying the team should move back to L.A., Plunkett let his opinion be known. Plunkett spoke highly of what it was like to play...
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Oakland Raiders next Marcus Allen awaits in 2015 NFL Draft

Yes, the NFL is a passing league. It's been on the incline for the last two decades, but I strongly disagree with the tossed around notion that running backs are not valued in round one of the NFL Draft. Two years ago Alabama's Trent Richardson saw only two other players walk across the stage before him, in 2012. Richardson was the third pick of the entire draft, just two years ...
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Report: Raiders CB D.J. Hayden Could Open Camp On PUP List

  John Middlekauff of 957 The Game is reporting that Raiders CB D.J. Hayden still is not healthy, and could end up on the team’s physically unable to perform list. Middlekauff adds that even if Hayden isn’t placed on the active/PUP list, it’s unlikely that he’ll be a full participant in training camp. The former first-round pick was expected to be ready in time for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Mark Davis: Raiders had a “phenomenal” offseason

Raiders owner Mark Davis told Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group that he believes his team had a “phenomenal” offseason. While Davis might be pleased with what general manager Reggie McKenzie did this offseason,  he won’t comment on head coach Dennis Allen. “I’ll let Reggie answer that,” Davis said. “I hired Reggie, and gave him the ability to build the football...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Mark Davis touts Raiders' 'phenomenal' offseason

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is feeling pretty optimistic as the team's chances of being a successful one in 2014, a do-or-die season for both head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie. Davis, who called their free agency and draft plan "phenomenal," also called this a season where there are "no more built-in excuses," which means...
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Oakland Raiders: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

This is year three in the Raiders rebuilding project of the Oakland Raiders. This time, the wallet was opened, checks were signed, money was cashed and new faces are now wearing Black and Silver.Raider Nation is looking for a revival. The Raiders last season had not much more than the Jacksonville Jaguars behind them and finished 4-12 on the season. This year, with a better running...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Allen: Oakland Raiders Move To Los Angeles Is ‘Viable Option’

The NFL is reportedly looking to place a team in Los Angeles and one former player who suited up in Southern California might have the answer to which team could move to the area. Former running back and 1985 NFL MVP, Marcus Allen, who played for the then-Los Angeles Raiders from 1982-1994, said he believes the Raiders should move from the Bay Area back to Los Angeles. “I think...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available

Most of the big-name NFL free agents have already been snatched off the open market, but there are still a handful of notable players with a plenty of potential and big-play ability remaining in free agency. Photo Credit: With training camp about to kick into full swing across the league and preseason just around the corner, let’s take a look at the 10 best unsigned...
Via Gridiron Grit
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Charles Woodson on Matt Schaub: 'I think every man on the team is counting on him being the guy'

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson said it quite frankly that the team will ride or die with quarterback Matt Schaub. Going into his 17th NFL season, Woodson believes the fortunes of the team rides on the right arm of Schaub, and the safety feels 2013 could be an aberration for Schaub or he's really hoping hard it is. “I think every man on the team is counting on him...
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Oakland Raiders: Early impressions from training camp

With the preseason training camp set to start in Napa, California this Friday, July 25th, the Raiders are looking to finally put the pads on and make their final adjustments. Putting the pads on will be the biggest part of preseason training camp for Oakland considering the depth at linebacker. Defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver, has his work cut out for him to set three starting...
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Oakland Raiders: Janikowski is more valuable than you think

After 14 seasons as the Oakland Raiders’ starting kicker, Sebastian Janikowski is the team’s all-time leading scorer. You might think when a team’s kicker is the leading scorer with 1,489 career points there are some serious problems with their offense. And we all know that the Raiders offense has struggled for a majority of the 14 years Janikowski has been on the team, but...
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Oakland Raiders: What happened to Maurice Jones Drew?

The Oakland Raiders added a whole lot of veterans to the roster during the offseason in an attempt to help bridge the gap while general manager Reggie McKenzie attempts to build a championship team through homegrown talent acquired in the draft. The response from the media was fairly unanimous in joking that the Raiders would have a Super Bowl caliber team if this was 2010. Some...
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Oakland Raiders: top player to watch in training camp

With training camp just around the corner, Oakland Raiders fans will have a lot of new faces and numbers to recognize this year. All eyes will be on the likes of Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley, Matt Schaub and Maurice Jones Drew as they attempt to bring the Raiders out of the basement of the AFC West. However the one player to watch in this years training camp is not a veteran acquisition...
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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