Raiders have finally reloaded; No time for building in Oakland

By Victor Cotto, S&B Report Staff Columnist Is there such a thing as rebuilding in the NFL? In this age of pro football, the way the league structures the salary cap, the impact free-agency can have on clubs and the importance of the draft and importing talent through that avenue, has made rebuilding obsolete and reloading the trend. The Oakland Raiders and Al Davis have always lived by that motto, but in recent years, they have...

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Keith Rowen reportedly joins personnel staff

By Eric Strauss, S&B Report Staff Columnist David White of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting the Raiders have added former assistant coach Keith Rowen to the front office’s personnel department. White cites league sources in reporting on the return of the team’s offensive line coach in 1997 and 1998. The Raiders have not announced a move, nor is Rowen listed on Raiders.com. Rowen, the Atlanta Falcons’...

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The Raiders Research Project comes to S&B Report!

By Eric Strauss, S&B Report Staff Columnist As some of you who have followed my work over at Raiderfans.net know, a few years ago, I started something called the Raiders Research Project, which has been an ongoing — albeit sporadic — effort to create a one-stop-shopping site for Raiders information. Well, I’m pleased to announce that, with Bob Carr’s permission and encouragement, I’m moving the project here, to...

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Five Questions & Answers: Talking Javon, Jordan, Jarrod & more…

Javon Walker securing a pass during practice in Alameda last week  By Victor Cotto, S&B Report Staff Columnist What should be the biggest concern on offense for the Oakland Raiders? Without a doubt, it has to be their offensive line. Both tackle spots have major question marks and none of the options assure stability or consistent play while pass protecting or run blocking. With Tom Cable’s run friendly zone-blocking scheme, you...

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Silver Spotlight: Gibril Wilson

GIBRIL WILSON STRONG SAFETY No: 28 Height: 6’0 Weight: 210 Birth date: 11/12/1981 College: Tennessee Acquired: Signed as an Unrestricted Free Agent during the 2008 off-season (2/29) After winning Super Bowl XLII as a member of the New York Giants, Gibril Wilson cashed in on his success and inked a lucrative six-year, $39-million deal with the Oakland Raiders that included $16 million in guarantees and will pay him $19.5 million over...

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