Monday Musings: Raiders begin work towards week-one
Sep03

Monday Musings: Raiders begin work towards week-one

Rolando McClain, who has been evasive with the media since entering the league, gave his outlook on several topics Monday. The third-year linebacker who was convicted of four counts of third-degree assault, menacing, discharging a handgun in city limits and reckless endangerment, has been going to work everyday without worrying too much about a suspension from the league. “No, I don’t think I’ve ever had a talk of anything about...

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After loss to Cowboys, pre-season concerns still haunt Raiders
Aug14

After loss to Cowboys, pre-season concerns still haunt Raiders

The Oakland Raiders opened their 2012 pre-season with a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It’s only the first game of the summer schedule, but here are a few concerns that could fester throughout the year: Consistency at WR Jacoby Ford had a dreadful start. After getting drilled on the opening kickoff, he showed little fight for a deep ball that was up for grabs on the opening series which wound up intercepted, had a perfect pass from...

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Raiders Outlook: McKenzie’s work this off-season (offense)
May02

Raiders Outlook: McKenzie’s work this off-season (offense)

It wasn’t easy, but Reggie McKenzie has just navigated the Oakland Raiders through their first off-season with someone other than Al Davis making all the key decisions in a very long time. The first-year general manager has dealt with inflated player contracts, a tight salary cap and a small draft class. McKenzie still has a few key issues to address before the roster takes shape headed into the summer, but so far, he’s handled it all...

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Raiders: Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie chatter
Apr30

Raiders: Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie chatter

Both Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen addressed the media after the Oakland Raiders wrapped up the NFL draft. Here are some highlights of the presser: McKenzie on his first draft as GM: Well, it went better. We had more picks [Saturday]. We set out to try to upgrade the team and by the end of the day we felt like we did that. Remains to be seen just how good they will be, but we anxiously will await their presence here in Oakland and...

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Oakland Raiders: Matt Leinart in for a “tryout”
Apr30

Oakland Raiders: Matt Leinart in for a “tryout”

It’s been talked about for months, so when news finally surfaced this weekend that Matt Leinart will be visiting the Oakland Raiders, it was assumed that he would ink a deal immediately. But Reggie McKenzie tempered some of that chatter by stating, “What we’re doing, we’re bringing in Matt Leinart for a tryout. Signing and all of that, that’s secondary. But we’re bringing him in for a tryout.” Facts are, Leinart is familiar with...

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