Monday Musings: Raiders begin work towards week-one
Sep03

Monday Musings: Raiders begin work towards week-one

Rolando McClain, who has been evasive with the media since entering the league, gave his outlook on several topics Monday. The third-year linebacker who was convicted of four counts of third-degree assault, menacing, discharging a handgun in city limits and reckless endangerment, has been going to work everyday without worrying too much about a suspension from the league. “No, I don’t think I’ve ever had a talk of anything about...

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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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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: WR is a need, but they’ll have to go the frugal route

ESPN.com AFC West blogger Bill Williamson stated, “[he didn’t] think the Raiders should make receiver a priority position.” He’s right. Yes Marques Colston (Saints), Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) and Vincent Jackson (Chargers) are some very nice targets that could be changing teams. Adding any of those guys to any receiving unit, especially with a passer of Carson Palmer’s capabilities, would be in instant upgrade. But the Oakland Raiders are...

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Raiders: Who could be chopped next? (Part 2, the defense & special teams)

Here’s a look at which Oakland Raiders could be chopped this off-season – part two. Part one featured the offense; in this edition we look at the defense and special teams. DEFENSE Aaron Curry, LB The final year of his contract will pay him $5.7 million. Curry actually played well for the Raiders after the mid-season trade and appeared to be rejuvenated. With free agency looming, Oakland could be the beneficiary of a big season...

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