Kelly Skipper talks to SBReport.net regarding the upcoming season
Jun06

Kelly Skipper talks to SBReport.net regarding the upcoming season

Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper spoke to SBReport.net about the upcoming 2012 season, including changes in the system, keeping Darren McFadden healthy, Taiwan Jones’ development and much...

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Raiders: Aftermath of Michael Bush’s departure to Chicago
Mar23

Raiders: Aftermath of Michael Bush’s departure to Chicago

The Oakland Raiders understood Michael Bush would be a goner. Reggie McKenzie knew it was just a matter of time. Moreover, the first year general manager was surprised that he didn’t sign elsewhere sooner. “My thought process was he was going to be gone that first week [start of free agency],” McKenzie said a few days ago. It was a matter of money. Bush wanted to bank on his youth and solid play in recent years as a back...

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Raiders: Campbell speaks, a look at Bartell & more
Mar17

Raiders: Campbell speaks, a look at Bartell & more

Jason Campbell’s role in Chicago is defined clearly. He’ll back up Jay Cutler and step in at quarterback when the Bears need him. Throughout his career, he’s been a starter, or fighting for a shot to be the man under center. But after spending the last two years with the Oakland Raiders, Campbell will have a chance to embrace a new role back in the NFC. “In life, you have to make changes sometimes and accept different roles,” Campbell...

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Oakland Raiders free-agent chatter
Mar15

Oakland Raiders free-agent chatter

All is quiet on the Oakland Raiders free agent front. The monetary shackles they are in have forced Reggie McKenzie to be an observer in the first few days of the NFL’s signing period. But that has not stopped them from probing the free-agent list and looking for bargain basement talents that could step-in and help out immediately. As I reported yesterday on twitter, Houston Texans free-agent guard Mike Brisiel will visit with the...

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Raiders: Franchising Branch may mean Bush’s departure
Mar02

Raiders: Franchising Branch may mean Bush’s departure

The Oakland Raiders announced yesterday that they were placing their franchise tag on strong safety Tyvon Branch. The statement disseminated to the press read like this: The Oakland Raiders have designated safety Tyvon Branch as the team’s franchise player. The Silver and Black applied the franchise tag to Branch, who has started every game over the past three seasons and has led the team in tackles for two straight years. “We are...

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