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  Raiders | Gareon Conley still sidelined    Wed Aug 23, 10:23 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 23.

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  Raiders | Donald Penn expected to report this week    Mon Aug 21, 10:39 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn is expected to end his holdout this week and could return to practice as early as Tuesday, Aug. 22, according to sources.

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  Raiders | Two Raiders removed from PUP list    Mon Aug 21, 05:52 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Jihad Ward (foot) and TE Cooper Helfet (undisclosed) were taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list after passing their physicals Monday, Aug. 21.

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Jihad Ward player page


  Raiders | Sean Smith arrested    Thu Aug 17, 09:13 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Sean Smith was arrested Thursday, Aug. 17, and has been charged with felony assault as well as felony battery with serious bodily injury stemming from an July incident involving his sister's boyfriend.

Footballguys view: Smith was already demoted recently, and once first-round pick Gareon Conley is ready, he might not be a core piece of the nickel defense.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper returns to practice    Tue Aug 15, 04:02 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) was back on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 15. He had missed six straight practices and seven of the Raiders' last eight practices.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Cooper as the season draws closer. He's a top-10 fantasy WR if healthy, and Cooper could push for double-digit touchdowns (and over 1,200 yards receiving) in 2017. His current ADP is WR8 (2.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley able to run    Sun Aug 13, 06:19 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin) said he was able to run Sunday, Aug. 13, for the first time in two months. Conley has been dealing with a shin injury.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford taking notes    Sat Aug 12, 11:40 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford has been asking TE Jared Cook for tips on catching and running routes.

Footballguys view: Walford was an interesting prospect when he came out of Miami a few years ago. He's basically disappeared as a pro. Walford is athletic and can go all out to make difficult catches, but he's been too inconsistent to be relied on.

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Clive Walford player page


  Raiders | Amari Cooper sitting out    Sat Aug 12, 09:17 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) will not play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Cooper just needs to be ready for the start of the regular season. Like many proven players, he's just getting some time off to rest and avoid injury.

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  Raiders | Seth Roberts had double hernia    Thu Aug 10, 01:51 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts (hernia) played through a double hernia all of last season.

Footballguys view: We have no great hopes or expectations for Roberts, but if he has been treated for it and is healthy, there's a chance we could see some more production from him. With Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in front of him and a hungry Cordarrelle Patterson behind him, Roberts may not see enough work for that uptick to be significant.

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  Raiders | Jared Cook frequently targeted    Thu Aug 10, 01:14 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook has been thrown to often by QB Derek Carr this offseason, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur. Carr is excited about what Cook brings to the table. 'When you add a guy like Jared Cook that runs a 4.3 [40-yard dash] or a 4.4 and he can outrun [defensive backs], [you] can throw him out wide and run different kinds of routes with him,' Carr said. 'We can do that kind of stuff because he is that talented.'

Footballguys view: We'll see how this translates, and Cook did look pretty good at times with Green Bay in 2016. On the other hand, the "at times" is the whole problem with Cook, who can never be consistent enough to provide reliable production for fantasy owners. That's probably why he is the No. 24 tight end going in drafts right now, 189th player off the board. He has skill, but he just doesn't seem to put it all together at once.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack missing practices    Wed Aug 9, 03:47 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack (undisclosed) missed his second straight practice Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper remains sidelined    Wed Aug 9, 03:45 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) is still hampered by a nagging left leg injury. He has missed six of the Raiders' last seven practices.

Footballguys view: For now, we should assume that this is a minor issue, but if it keeps Cooper out through the third preseason game, it will be a reason to move him down on your draft board.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Raiders | Eddie Vanderdoes misses practice    Tue Aug 8, 10:57 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Eddie Vanderdoes (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, because of swelling in his knee, according to a source. He is expected to practice Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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  Raiders | Lee Smith listed as starter    Mon Aug 7, 02:16 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Lee Smith is listed as the starting tight end ahead of TE Jared Cook on the Raiders' initial depth chart.

Footballguys view: Let the faux outrage begin! Cook is going to have to work his way up the depth chart, but it's something we all expect him to do. We also expect him to somewhat disappoint and fail to play up to his potential because that's what he's done nearly every year of his pro career.

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Lee Smith player page


  Raiders | Donald Penn at stalemate    Mon Aug 7, 08:11 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn won't report to camp without a new deal, but the Raiders will only negotiate with him if he reports to camp, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are already trying to straighten out right tackle after they released Austin Howard. If left tackle is a problem spot going into the season opener against the Dolphins, we'll be watching to see if it lowers the weekly ceiling of this offense. At least the interior three line positions boast among the best talent in the NFL.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper still sidelined     Sun Aug 6, 08:58 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) was sidelined for the third time in four practices with a left leg injury Sunday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: We'll be watching this closely to see if there are signs of an issue that may linger into the season or otherwise be a problem later this year. For now, there's no reason to move Cooper dramatically down your board, but if you were already reluctant to take him at ADP, this won't help.

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  Raiders | Donald Penn working out with NFL legends    Sun Aug 6, 09:59 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn has been training with Hall of Fame OT Jackie Slater during his holdout and is scheduled to travel to St. Louis this week to work out with Hall of Fame OT Orlando Pace, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Keith McGill suffers Jones' fracture    Sat Aug 5, 07:21 PM

Oakland Raiders S Keith McGill (foot) sustained a Jones' fracture during practice Saturday, Aug. 5, and will require surgery.

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  Raiders | DeAndre Washington ahead of Jalen Richard?    Fri Aug 4, 03:45 PM

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington is getting all the second-team snaps at running back in training camp over Jalen Richard, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur.

Footballguys view: We don't really know for sure how well Marshawn Lynch will hold up after a layoff, and the Raiders know he's probably not the long-term answer at the position. Last season saw Washington start out ahead of Richard, only for the latter to steal his position. We suspect more of the same will happen, but make sure you check out our weekly training camp reports and keep on top of this battle. One of these two will be an important handcuff for Lynch. We lean towards Richard, but right now Washington has the edge.

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Jalen Richard player page


  Raiders | Raiders sign IK Enemkpali    Thu Aug 3, 08:50 PM

Free-agent LB/DE IK Enemkpali (Bills) signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Thursday, August 4.

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  Raiders | Oakland adds Rufus Johnson    Thu Aug 3, 06:36 PM

Free-agent LB Rufus Johnson (Redskins) agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper heavier this year    Wed Aug 2, 03:55 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper showed up to training camp seven pounds heavier than he was last season. Not only has Cooper bulked up, he has improved his route-running as well. Offensive coordinator Todd Downing has noticed improvements with Cooper's balance and his ability to come back to the football. Cooper does expect to lose some weight throughout training camp and could start the season around 210 pounds.

Footballguys view: With a healthy Derek Carr returning, we are expecting Cooper to hit that sweet Top Ten Fantasy Receiver status in 2017. Current drafts have him as the No. 10 receiver coming off the board and the 22nd player overall. While we like the bulkier look for durability, we love hearing he has worked on his route running. Cooper has the potential to be an absolute monster this year.

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  Raiders | GM wants Donald Penn at camp    Mon Jul 31, 09:07 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he wants OT Donald Penn to report to training camp and will not talk about his contract until he reports.

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  Raiders | Oakland claims George Atkinson    Sat Jul 29, 04:58 PM

Cleveland Browns RB George Atkinson III was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders Saturday, July 29, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Oakland makes several roster moves    Sat Jul 29, 02:52 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (undisclosed), C Jon Feliciano (undisclosed) and DE Jihad Ward (foot) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 29. DE Mario Edwards Jr. (undisclosed) and LB Bruce Irvin (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. OT Donald Penn was placed on the Active/Did Not Report list.

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  Raiders | Donald Penn wants salary increase    Sat Jul 29, 08:13 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn is holding out because he wants to be paid 'among the top-10 left tackles in football,' according to a source. Penn is slated to make $7 million this season under his current contract.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley agrees to terms    Fri Jul 28, 06:47 PM

Oakland Raiders first-round draft choice CB Gareon Conley agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Raiders Friday, July 28. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Deadline spur action. Conley and the team hammered out the final details so he could get to camp. Corey Davis is the only first-round pick that is unsigned now.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley, Oakland nearing deal?    Fri Jul 28, 02:52 PM

Unsigned first-round CB Gareon Conley and the Oakland Raiders are reportedly 'making progress' on a contract, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It's possible the team is waiting for some clarity on his legal status, or wanting Conley to agree to contract protections if he is not cleared soon in the investigation. He should start out in the slot once he is with the team.

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  Raiders | Austin Howard cut    Fri Jul 28, 12:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard was released Friday, July 28.

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  Raiders | Austin Howard to be released    Fri Jul 28, 08:06 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard is expected to be released Friday, July 28, according to a souce.

Footballguys view: Marshall Newhouse and Vadal Alexander will battle to be the team's new starting right tackle. Howard was scheduled to make 4.9 million dollars this year, but wasn't even the clear best option at right tackle. The Raiders have one of the best offensive lines in the league, but right tackle is clearly the weakest spot.

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  Raiders | Oakland releases Taiwan Jones    Thu Jul 27, 02:30 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones was released Thursday, July 27, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Obi Melifonwu agrees to terms    Wed Jul 26, 05:06 PM

Oakland Raiders second-round draft choice S Obi Melifonwu agreed to a four-year deal with the Raiders Wednesday, July 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Two Raiders placed on NFI list    Tue Jul 25, 07:49 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Ben Heeney (leg) and TE Cooper Helfet (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 25.

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  Raiders | Calvin Johnson linked to Raiders    Tue Jul 18, 11:36 AM

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was a guest of Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing during organized team activities earlier this summer. He also played golf with Downing, head coach Jack Del Rio and QB Derek Carr.

Footballguys view: There's been quite a bit of buzz about Megatron recently, but he's still retired. It would be an amazing story if the Raiders were able to snare both RB Marshawn Lynch and Johnson coming out of retirement in 2017. According to OverTheCap.com, the Raiders have around $18 million in cap space right now.

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  Raiders | Shilique Calhoun noticeably bigger    Sat Jul 15, 11:53 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Shilique Calhoun heads into training camp about 20 pounds heavier than he was at the end of the 2016 season, according to Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Michigan State in 2016, Calhoun's rookie season was cut to 10 games due to injury. When healthy, Calhoun has multiple moves to get after the passer and good burst when closing in on the quarterback. He's competing to be a starter in 2017.

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  Raiders | Tyrell Adams has a chance to start    Sat Jul 15, 11:36 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Tyrell Adams saw a lot more time on defense throughout the team's offseason program and is 'in the mix' to start at middle linebacker this season.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of West Georgia in 2015, Adams has bounced to three different teams in his pro career. He played in six games last year, mostly on special teams, but he's set to earn a larger role in 2017.

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  Raiders | Oakland inks John Crockett    Fri Jul 14, 03:46 PM

Free-agent RB John Crockett (Packers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, July 14.

Footballguys view: Crockett was on Injured Reserve last year for the Packers but saw two games of action as an undrafted rookie from North Dakota State in 2015. He's an upright runner, with a slashing style. Crockett has some power and a little bit of burst but he's a longshot to make the final roster in Oakland.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper a no show in red zone    Thu Jul 13, 05:16 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper only caught five passes in the red zone last year, none of them resulting in a touchdown.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Raiders use a Cooper a little more when they get close to pay dirt. With the addition of RB Marshawn Lynch, we may see them try to bang the ball into the end zone when they're close. Add in WR Michael Crabtree and free agent addition TE Jared Cook and you can see how Cooper might not get more red zone targets. He had five touchdown receptions in 2016, and Cooper could get 7-8 receiving touchdowns this year.

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  Raiders | Oakland signs Brady Sheldon    Wed Jul 12, 02:02 PM

Undrafted free-agent LB Brady Sheldon (Ferris State) signed with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, July 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Three OAK linemen could be RT options    Sun Jul 9, 04:52 PM

Oakland Raiders OTs Vadal Alexander, Austin Howard and Marshall Newhouse could all compete for the starting right tackle job during training camp.

Footballguys view: All of them are versatile and the Raiders should benefit from a spirited competition at one of the few positions on their offensive line that doesn't feature a standout player. Howard has the best track record, Alexander is on the upslope side of his career as a second-year player, and Newhouse was once a starting left tackle for Aaron Rodgers.

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  Raiders | Jihad Ward may be PUP candidate    Fri Jul 7, 05:38 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Jihad Ward (foot) could be a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list if he is not ready to practice when training camp begins.

Footballguys view: His surgery was supposedly minor, but the team will be very cautious with him. He was a starter for most of his rookie year, so his presence will be missed if he's not ready for the season opener.

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  Raiders | Oakland waives three players    Fri Jul 7, 05:31 PM

Oakland Raiders LS Anthony Kukwa and LB Andy Mulumba were waived Friday, July 7. The team also waived LB Neiron Ball (undisclosed) with a non-football injury designation.

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  Raiders | DeAndre Washington more confident     Thu Jul 6, 10:20 PM

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington said he is a lot more comfortable than he was this time last year, and he is hoping to take the next step and be more consistent.

Footballguys view: Washington had the better draft pedigree, but didn't really come on until the end of the season. He would be in a committee with Jalen Richard if Marshawn Lynch falters, but just as he did last year, Washington can still get 5-8 touches a game if Lynch holds down the starting job.

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  Raiders | Jalen Richard learning from newcomers    Thu Jul 6, 10:09 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard said he been trying to learn all he can from RB Marshawn Lynch and WR Cordarrelle Patterson.

Footballguys view: Richard showed some open field running instincts and speed last year. Patterson will help in the return game, and Lynch can help the relatively undersized back in NFL terms mix up better between the tackles. If Lynch falters this year, Richard could be the most valuable Raiders back in fantasy leagues.

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Marshawn Lynch player page
Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  Raiders | Jihad Ward had surgery    Thu Jul 6, 04:29 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders DE Jihad Ward (foot) underwent minor surgery on his injured foot this offseason. While the Raiders will not rush him back, he is expected to be ready by mid-August, however.

Footballguys view: As Auric Goldfinger told James Bond, "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action" - or in NFL terms, third time is cause for concern. Ward had surgery on the same foot in 2015, then had a knee operation in 2016. Here we are in 2017 and it's another date with a surgeon. He didn't have much impact in his rookie year and this won't help his chances to change that in the coming season.

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  Raiders | Jihad Ward has leg injury    Thu Jul 6, 03:44 PM

Oakland Raiders DL Jihad Ward (leg) is wearing a cast due to a left leg injury. He hardly participated in organized team activities this offseason.

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  Raiders | Eddie Vanderdoes signs contract    Wed Jul 5, 02:38 PM

Oakland Raiders third-round draft choice DT Eddie Vanderdoes signed his four-year contract Wednesday, July 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The former UCLA Bruin missed most of 2015 with a torn ACL but seemed to be fully recovered during the 2016 campaign. Long term there is concern about the knee, but he can be a disruptive force for Oakland. Not likely to have a huge impact in year one, Vanderdoes is a guy to watch with the future in mind.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr financials    Mon Jul 3, 02:51 AM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr received a $12.5 million signing bonus and will make $5 million in 2017 base salary. Carr will have a 2017 cap figure of $15.73 million. For the ensuing five years, Carr's cap figures are $25 million in 2018, $22.5 million in 2019, $21.5 million in 2020, $22.13 million in 2021, and $19.88 million in 2022.

Footballguys view: Those are all very reasonable by current standards and will look even more reasonable as Kirk Cousins and others set the quarterback pay bar higher and higher in upcoming years. In general, a sense of urgency to get your quarterback locked up is rewarded in the NFL.

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  Raiders | No extension for Khalil Mack this year    Thu Jun 29, 09:17 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for a contract extension because of the extensions for QB Derek Carr and OG Gabe Jackson, according to sources.

Footballguys view: With his fifth-year option, Mack is under the team's control for two more years. With Carr and Jackson paid, Mack is up next but he'll likely have to wait until next year to get something done.

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Khalil Mack player page


  Raiders | Gabe Jackson inks extension    Thu Jun 29, 09:14 PM

Oakland Raiders OG Gabe Jackson has agreed to terms on a five-year, $56-million extension through 2022 Thursday, June 29, according to a source.

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