Once a Raider, Always a Raider: Nnamdi Asomugha retires
Dec27

Once a Raider, Always a Raider: Nnamdi Asomugha retires

Former Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha chose to announce his retirement as a Raider from Oakland Raiders headquarters in Alameda, Calif. on Friday. Flanked by fellow former Raiders-great cornerbacks Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and now safety Charles Woodson, Asomugha discussed his decision to retire as well as the impact the men on his side had on his career. He also discussed what late Raiders owner Al Davis meant to him and what...

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Former CB Nnamdi Asomugha to retire a Raider
Dec26

Former CB Nnamdi Asomugha to retire a Raider

The Raiders have announced that former cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will announce his retirement from professional football on Friday. Asomugha was once in consideration as the best cornerback in the league, with Buccaneers Darrelle Revis the other corner in consideration. Asomugha, now 32 years old, was drafted 31st overall in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Silver & Black and moved to cornerback by Al Davis after playing safety at the...

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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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NFL Lockout: What does it mean for the Oakland Raiders?

Well it’s official: we have a lockout. The NFL and players broke off labor negotiations before the collective bargaining agreement expired and now, the most popular league in the country will have its first work stoppage since 1987. I wouldn’t say the 2011 season is in jeopardy just yet, but with the union decertified and heading to court, the owners locking out their talent and no real solution on how to allocate $9 billion a year,...

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Hue Jackson on rookies & Thurman, Gholston & CSN Bay Area chat wrap

The NFL is going through a labor dispute, so the outlook for a typical off-season of transactions and player movement has been immobilized for the time being. But that has not stopped speculation on what players could land on new teams once the union and the league settle their differences. For the Oakland Raiders, the rumor mill is always rampant, especially when it comes to former first round talents that have been released and are...

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