Raiders lose Veldheer, Houston but add Saffold
Mar11

Raiders lose Veldheer, Houston but add Saffold

Free agency certainly lived up to the “frenzy” hype for the Raiders as they lost two of their strongest pieces from last season, starting left tackle Jared Veldheer and defensive end Lamarr Houston. The Raiders chose not to utilize the franchise-tag option on either of the players and it turned out to be costly for Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders front office as they watch two of their best pieces from a roster with so...

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Raiders free agency watch: DE Michael Bennett to test free agency
Mar06

Raiders free agency watch: DE Michael Bennett to test free agency

As discussed earlier in the week here, the Raiders are in need of a pass rusher and not it just so happens that one of the league’s best is looking to test the free agent market. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Seattle last year due to a shoulder injury but looks like he will be cashing in for bigger money this offseason. It appears that Bennett has received an offer from the...

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Raiders elect not to use franchise tags
Mar03

Raiders elect not to use franchise tags

Just as the Oakland Raiders did last year, the front office has elected not to use any of their franchise tags as they let Monday’s 1:00 p.m. PST deadline come and go. The Raiders had the opportunity to place one of three tags on a player, as explained here previously. The most likely candidates for the tags was defensive end Lamarr Houston and starting left tackle Jared Veldheer. Houston would have been given a one-year...

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With franchise tag period to begin Monday, will Raiders use them?
Feb16

With franchise tag period to begin Monday, will Raiders use them?

Monday will mark the beginning of the NFL’s franchise tag period in which NFL teams can apply their franchise tags on designated players who are impending free agents. Teams have until March 3 to designate their franchise players. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, teams now have the possibility to mark a player with a “nonexclusive franchise tender” or the “exclusive franchise tender”. If a...

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A look at the Raiders’ numbers at the bye

With the Oakland Raiders off for their bye week, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the team’s statistical numbers and check on their progression six weeks into the season. 191.7 The Raiders are averaging just 191.7 yards per game through the air so far, the third-worst in the league thus far. Wide receiver Denarius Moore looks as if he has made the best of the wide receiver battle and become the Raiders number-one...

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