Training camp observations: Aug. 1, 2014

The Raiders took the practice field in Napa without pads for the first time since the second day of camp, when they still were required to wear pads per the collective bargaining agreement. Linebackers Kaluka Maiava and Marshall McFadden, defensive back Shelton Johnson, defensive tackle Antonio Smith and wide receivers Greg Little and Juron Criner all remained out of practice with their injuries. Added to the injury list was veteran...

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Training camp preview: defensive backs
Jul24

Training camp preview: defensive backs

The Raiders once again had a large overhaul of their defensive backfield, signing Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers in free agency after they departed the San Francisco 49er’s from across the Bay. Rogers and Brown were the starting cornerbacks while across the Bay, and that may very well be the case until second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden can recover from his stress fracture in his foot. Brown has started for the 49er’s...

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Rookie spotlight: Jonathan Dowling
Jul18

Rookie spotlight: Jonathan Dowling

The Oakland Raiders held a relatively full deck in the 2014 NFL Draft, giving the coaches some young talent to work with and try and develop. With training camp just over a week a way, we’ll take a look at this year’s rookies in a new series of “Rookie spotlight”. The Raiders selected safety Jonathan Dowling with their final pick in this year’s draft (247th overall). Dowling is a long-armed safety with a...

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Safety Tyvon Branch placed on injured reserve, sign DT Lumpkin
Dec14

Safety Tyvon Branch placed on injured reserve, sign DT Lumpkin

The Raiders announced on Saturday that they have placed injured safety Tyvon Branch on the injured reserve, ending his season with just three games remaining in the season. Branch went out with an ankle/leg injury in week two and has not returned since and was previously listed as “doubtful” on the injury report for this week’s match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs. Branch will finish his sixth NFL season (all with...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Dec12

Countdown to Paydirt: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

  The Oakland Raiders (4-9) return home after playing on the road their last weeks to take on the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs (10-3). The contest marks the beginning of a three-game season finale where the Raiders will face all three divisional foes, with the Chargers on the road in week 16 and the Denver Broncos at home in week 17. The Raiders are coming off their 12-consecutive loss in the East Coast Timezone after...

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