Time to budget; Raiders not likely to splurge

Unlike the 2008 off-season, the Oakland Raiders are not likely to toss money around to big name free agents. With two key players of their own ready to hit the market, the Silver & Black need to find ways to lock up their prized cornerback, valuable punter and add talent to a team that has posted 24-72 record since 2003. Nnamdi Asomugha earned $9.765 million last year after being slapped with the exclusive franchise tag. He could...

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McFadden shoulder on the mend; Russell also worked on

Ok – so the season is over and now we are getting a weekly injury report on two of the Oakland Raiders biggest talents? These are the Raiders, and should we really be surprised that their prized rusher, Darren McFadden, had a minor arthroscopic shoulder surgery in mid-January? The veil of secrecy, or deceit – whichever term fits appropriately – is just what Raider fans have been accustomed to. And per a report by the San Francisco...

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Johnson signed; Raiders should now aim to lock up Asomugha

The Oakland Raiders re-signed cornerback Chris Johnson to a four-year contract on Thursday, according to his agent. The monetary terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but this move, which is the first significant personnel transaction of the off-season for the Silver & Black, is the initial step in keeping the secondary in tact. Pro Bowler Nnamdi Asomugha can become a free agent again, but the Raiders intend to slap the...

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Jim Michalczik named offensive line coach

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders announced the hiring of offensive line coach Jim Michalczik. With 18 seasons of college coaching experience, including the last seven at the University of California, Michalczik believes in a similar offensive philosophy as Raider owner Al Davis. In 2007, Michalczik stated on California’s official web site, “To have a great offense you have to be able to strike any part of the field in multiple ways at...

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Al Davis speaks candidly about Kiffin, the status of the Raiders, Cable and more

SBReport.net was in attendance when Oakland Raiders’ owner Al Davis opened up to talk about varying topics at the team’s facility in Alameda. Here are some quotes from the session: Davis talking about the team going younger: [Kiffin] wouldn’t do it. Yeah, he wouldn’t do it. That’s why he got fired. Tom [Cable] tried to start breaking it in. But there was resistance from certain assistants, and their not here. The idea was...

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