Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t see why the Raiders can’t win in 2014

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t see why the Raiders wouldn’t be able to win this coming season. “No one knows which team’s going to win next year,” Jones-Drew said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “I don’t know why it can’t be us.” Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report tends to agree with MJD.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The...
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Derek Carr has the best arm in the Draft according to Jon Gruden

I really like Derek Carr, the Fresno State quarterback because he has become the underdog in the 2014 NFL Draft. Well Jon Gruden feels the same way. Gruden has seen the draft’s top quarterback prospects up close through the ESPN program “Gruden’s QB Camp.” And from Johnny Manziel to Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater to AJ […] The post Derek Carr has the best arm in the...
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Report: Raiders like Taylor Lewan more than Greg Robinson

According to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune,  the Raiders like Taylor Lewan more than Greg Robinson. I'm told the Raiders like Michigan OT Taylor Lewan better than either Greg Robinson (Auburn) or Jake Matthews (Texas A&M). — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) April 23, 2014 Robinson is regarded as the top offensive lineman in the draft by most people.  The Raiders clearly...
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Could Taylor Lewan go in the top 5? Oakland loves him

Everyone in the NFL draft has Greg Robinson of Auburn and Jake Matthews of Texas A&M ranked higher than Taylor Lewan the offensive tackle of Michigan. That is everybody except the Oakland Raiders. Today the Oakland Raiders beat writer reported that the Raiders loved Taylor Lewan the former Michigan standout offensive tackle. @Jerrymcd: I’m told […] The post Could Taylor...
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LaMarr Woodley ‘definitely’ sees Raiders as playoff team

In first season with the team, LaMarr Woodley believes the Raiders will accomplish something it's failed at for the last 11 seasons. Make the playoffs. "I can definitely see us as a playoff team," Woodley told KGMZ-FM on Tuesday, via "Last year going back and watching some film on the Raiders, there were a lot of opportunities here where they just...
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MJD on playing with Darren McFadden: “There’s no reason we can’t be one of the best 1-2 punches in the league”

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t sound like he’s worried whether he’ll start or not in 2014.  He’s looking forward to teaming up with Darren McFadden to create a deadly one-two punch for opposing defenses. “But first, we’re going to compete,” Jones-Drew said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Let’s see if someone can win the job. I expect us both...
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Raiders make a pick that will upset some fans in the cover32 Mock Draft 2.0

In the cover32 mock draft 2.0, the Oakland Raiders select: Anthony Barr, OLB UCLA In case you missed it, we did our first mock draft last week. In that draft, there were no trades involved and we all had to pick someone at the position where our team was slotted in the first round. With the second version, the cover32 editors were permitted to make trades with each other and that...
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LaMarr Woodley sees the playoffs in Raiders' future

Lineacker LaMarr Woodley starts a new chapter in his career with the Oakland Raiders in 2014, and just as hope springs eternal this time of year for all 32 NFL teams, there's no shortage in visions of profound success. Woodley is no exception, telling 95.7 The Game on Tuesday "I can definitely see [us] as a playoff team." “Last year going back and watching some...
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Woodley declares Raiders to be a playoff team

It’s still 0-0 time in the NFL, with every fan of every team able to conjure hope for the coming season, plausible or otherwise. Raiders fans, already buoyed by an aggressive pursuit of veteran free agents, got more reason for hope on Tuesday from one of the new arrivals. “I can definitely see [us] as a playoff team,” linebacker LaMarr Woodley told 95.7 The Game on Tuesday...
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Raiders start off-season workouts looking for respect

The Raiders started their off-season workout program today with “close to 100%” participation, according to Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece. Reece, and many of the Raiders key free agents, took to the podium to talk to the assembled media about their expectations for the 2014 season. The vast majority of the veterans that the Raiders signed in free agency were 30 or over, something...
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Maurice Jones-Drew: ‘My goal this year is to be explosive again’

The Oakland Raiders offseason program started Tuesday at the team’s compound in Alameda, Calif. Raiders new running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke with Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle about the upcoming season. “My goal last year was to show people I was healthy again and finish the season strong,” Jones-Drew said. “My goal this year is to be explosive again....
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Six remaining free agents the Oakland Raiders should consider

Much of the focus around the NFL is on the draft happening in a few weeks. But while the Raiders will surely add a lot of talent through the draft, there are also opportunities remaining in free agency to upgrade the team as well. Here is a look at six guys the Raiders should consider taking a look at. #6: Pat Angerer, MLB The Raiders haven’t added new talent to the linebacking...
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Terrelle Pryor thanks Davis family, Raider Nation

The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft. The Raiders have acquired a 7th round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft from the @Seahawks in exchange for QB Terrelle Pryor. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 22, 2014 Thank you also to the Whole Davis Family!!! ...
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Oakland Raiders: why edge defender is the biggest need

In one of the biggest rebuilds in recent memory, general manager Reggie McKenzie is using the 2014 offseason to push the Oakland Raiders over the final hill to competing for the AFC West. With more than $60 million in cap space, he set out to replenish the all around depth of the team. Rather than go after high priced big name players, he signed multiple mid tier free agents, most...
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The confusion about Oakland Raiders cutting Terrelle Pryor

If reports are true, the Oakland Raiders are supposed to cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor before the beginning of offseason workouts on Tuesday. Which of course means that today could be the final day of Pyror’s tenure with the Silver and Black. But is cutting Pryor now such a good idea for the Raiders? According to the reports, the Raiders do not want Pryor on the team by the start...
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