A Look Back: Raiders that have been slapped with franchise tag
Feb27

A Look Back: Raiders that have been slapped with franchise tag

March 5th is the deadline for teams in the NFL to decide whether or not they’ll designate a player on their club with the franchise tag. A team may apply the tag to a player scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in order to keep them from bolting at the start of the signing period. They are two type of franchise designations per the league: An “exclusive” franchise player must be offered a one-year contract for an...

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Raiders OL Bruce Campbell was a combine ‘workout warrior’
Feb26

Raiders OL Bruce Campbell was a combine ‘workout warrior’

For weeks prior to the 2010 NFL Draft, many speculated that the Oakland Raiders would reach for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell. The product from Maryland ran the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds, had an impressive 32-inch vertical leap and bench-pressed 225 pounds 34 times. He was one of the combine’s best “workout warriors,” a reason why everyone just hitched Campbell’s wagon with the Silver & Black. Campbell’s agent, Drew...

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Saturday Notes: Garrard to work out soon, Davis accepts award & more
Feb25

Saturday Notes: Garrard to work out soon, Davis accepts award & more

On Friday, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis accepted the Paul “Tank” Younger Award on behalf of his father, the late Al Davis, for his commitment to racial and gender diversity in the NFL. The award, given by the Fritz Pollard Alliance, formed in 2003 to promote diversity and equality of job opportunity in coaching, front office and scouting staffs throughout the league. Younger, the award’s namesake, was the...

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Raiders: Dennis Allen’s press briefing at the NFL Combine
Feb24

Raiders: Dennis Allen’s press briefing at the NFL Combine

Dennis Allen addressed the media gathered at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon. He acknowledged the difficulties putting together a staff and the obstacles that come with trying to acquire specific assistants. “Well, I think one of the things that you find out as a head football coach is that it’s difficult to put together a good staff, because there’s a lot of guys that you might want to try to get that you can’t...

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A couple of trades that could help the Oakland Raiders

Here are a few trade scenarios that could help the Oakland Raiders free up some cap-space, acquire some draft selections or give them more wiggle room to operate this upcoming season. Trade Kevin Boss to the New York Giants He’s only scheduled to make $2 million in base salary, but after a season in which he tallied only 28-catches for 368-yards, Boss may be more valuable to his former team. It’s almost certain Jake Ballard and Travis...

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