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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Grading McKenzie’s first draft with the Raiders
Apr30

Grading McKenzie’s first draft with the Raiders

When Reggie McKenzie took over as general manager of the Oakland Raiders, he knew exactly what he was walking into. Salary cap restrictions, many hard personnel decisions and a draft class that was desolate prior to landing vital compensatory picks were just some of the obstacles in his first off-season running a program. SBReport.net will take a look at how he fared this weekend with the entry draft. Round 3, pick 32 (95th overall –...

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Oakland Raiders select Christo Bilukidi with the 189th overall pick

The Oakland Raiders selected Christo Bilukidi with the 189th overall pick in the draft. Pronounced  “bil-loo-KEY-dee,” the defensive end was born in Angola, where his father is a diplomat, has lived in Brazil and France. Just like their 158th overall pick, Jack Crawford, who was born in England, Bilukidi is a very good athlete who has played basketball. Adept in a 3-4 alignment, at Georgia State, Bilukidi played along the defensive...

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Arizona WR Juron Criner, drafted by the Raiders 168th overall

The Oakland Raiders continued to select raw and physically imposing talents on Saturday, taking wide receiver Juron Criner with the 168th overall pick in the draft. The target out of Arizona was inconsistent throughout his career in the Pac-12, showing great athleticism on plays and using his large frame to box-out smaller corners on tosses up for grab. But he disappeared too often during big games and never showed consistency with...

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