Silver Spotlight: Jake Grove

JAKE GROVE CENTER No: 64 Height: 6’4” Weight: 300 Birth date: 01/22/1980 College: Virginia Tech Acquired: Selected in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 2004 NFL Entry Draft When the Oakland Raiders selected Robert Gallery and Jake Grove in back-to-back rounds of the 2004 draft, they envisioned both players anchoring the offensive line for many years. Gallery has not lived up to the hype at left tackle, but has found a home at guard,...

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Silver Spotlight: Robert Gallery

ROBERT GALLERY LEFT GUARD No: 76 Height: 6’7” Weight: 325 Birth date: 07/26/1980 College: Iowa Acquired: Selected in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 2004 NFL Entry Draft The consensus top offensive tackle in the 2004 draft was Robert Gallery. And much of the hype that surrounded his career in Iowa and pre-draft workouts signaled that he would be the safest selection of that draft. But it has not been as expected for the Outland...

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Keller gets a second chance in S&B

By Eric Strauss, S&B Report Staff Columnist It doesn’t seem that long ago that an oft-injured, undrafted former college star dazzled Raider fans in preseason 1999, when Scott Dreisbach won a spot on the roster despite a broken leg. Last night, the Raiders rolled the dice on another oft-injured former college quarterback, signing Nebraska’s Sam Keller, who tried out at the rookie minicamp earlier this year. Keller, who...

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Suspect arrested in Javon Walker attack

Las Vegas authorities have made an arrest in the robbery and beating case of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker. On Tuesday, police Lt. Clinton Nichols stated that 30-year old Arfat Fadel, who was arrested on Friday, is suspected of multiple felonies, including kidnapping and robbery. Officials are still looking for a second suspect, who they still believe is in Las Vegas. Walker, 29, was found unconscious on June 16 at an...

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Silver Spotlight: Tyvon Branch

TYVON BRANCH SAFETY No: 33 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205 Birth date: 12/11/1986 College: Connecticut Acquired: Selected in the 4th round (100th overall) of the 2008 NFL Entry Draft The Raiders moved up from the 104th overall slot in the NFL draft to the 100th spot to pick University of Connecticut cornerback Tyvon Branch. In the days after Oakland made their selection, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan gave some insight on how...

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