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  Raiders | Counting on Menelik Watson    Tue Jul 29, 01:33 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Menelik Watson is slated to start at right tackle. The coaching staff has confidence in his ability after what was largely viewed as a disappointing 2013 season. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said, 'You don't see men of his size with the kind of feet that he has. We've seen growth from him. We'll know more when we get into live situations, but we've got high expectations, and he has high expectations, as well.' Watson said he has learned a lot about conditioning his body and understanding how to prepare from watching veterans, since he began playing football in 2011.

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  Raiders | Juron Criner nursing injury    Mon Jul 28, 11:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (hamstring) has been sidelined from practice due to a hamstring injury, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater dealing with concussion    Mon Jul 28, 11:30 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) is dealing with a concussion, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack struggling in camp    Mon Jul 28, 08:52 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack has struggled to make a consistent impact during training camp, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  Raiders | Greg Little injures hamstring    Mon Jul 28, 08:51 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) didn't finish practice Monday, July 28, as a result of a hamstring injury.

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  Raiders | James Jones showing his physicality    Mon Jul 28, 08:24 PM

Oakland Raiders WR James Jones has shown a knack for catching balls in heavy traffic during full team sessions, according to Jerry Mcdonald of The Oakland Tribune.

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  Raiders | Jeremy Deering signs    Mon Jul 28, 03:01 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent DB Jeremy Deering (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Monday, July 28.

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  Raiders | No timetable for D.J. Hayden    Sun Jul 27, 10:24 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) still has no definite timetable for his return, but the team is optimistic that he will be ready for the start of the season, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Footballguys view: Hayden is a talented but oft-injured player. The Raiders need him healthy to start in the secondary opposite Carlos Rogers.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater may have head injury    Sun Jul 27, 10:18 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (head) may have suffered a head injury during practice Sunday, July 27, after falling down hard near the end of practice, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

Footballguys view: The team will check him out closely to see if this is a concussion. Streater is a talented player who can track passes over his shoulder. He's competing with Denarius Moore to be a starter opposite James Jones this year.

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  Raiders | Keith McGill activated    Sun Jul 27, 06:16 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Keith McGill (ankle) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and is practicing Sunday, July 27.

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  Raiders | Tarell Brown leaves early    Sat Jul 26, 10:19 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Tarell Brown (illness) left practice early Saturday, July 26, because of an illness.

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  Raiders | Kaluka Maiava sits out    Sat Jul 26, 10:16 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, July 26, because of a hamstring injury.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew fields punts    Fri Jul 25, 10:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was among the players that worked as punt returners during practice Friday, July 25.

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  Raiders | D.J. Hayden, four others placed on PUP    Fri Jul 25, 05:25 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot), TE Nick Kasa (undisclosed), CB Keith McGill (ankle), OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Hayden is the real disappointment here, as he was a risky high pick for them last year. There is no timetable for his return and it looks very much like he will have a hard time improving on his injury-riddled rookie year.

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  Raiders | C.J. Wilson placed on NFI    Fri Jul 25, 05:18 PM

Oakland Raiders DE C.J. Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

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  Raiders | Stacy McGee placed on NFI    Fri Jul 25, 05:17 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Stacy McGee (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

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  Raiders | Two players injured    Thu Jul 24, 08:46 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Keith McGill (ankle) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) suffered injuries during the conditioning test Thursday, July 24.

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  Raiders | Kevin Burnett cut    Thu Jul 24, 04:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders have cut LB Kevin Burnett.

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  Raiders | D.J. Hayden out for the start of training camp    Thu Jul 24, 04:00 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is out for the start of training camp with a stress fracture in his foot.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Raiders here. Hayden is a talented player, but injuries have held him back as a pro. We'll see if he can heal quickly from this latest injury and get in the lineup.

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  Raiders | Marquette King gaining confidence    Wed Jul 23, 03:59 PM

Oakland Raiders P Marquette King is feeling more comfortable in his job security after gaining experience last year.

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  Raiders | Hope Derek Carr does not play in 2014    Sat Jul 19, 12:58 PM

The Oakland Raiders would prefer that QB Derek Carr does not play in 2014 and is allowed to learn from the sidelines while QB Matt Schaub starts every game.

Footballguys view: We may see guys like Carr and perhaps Blake Bortles sit during their entire rookie year. Most rookies are thrust into the starting lineup in recent history, but we have to remember that number one overall pick Carson Palmer sat for a year behind Jon Kitna in 2003. It's a wise idea if Carr is their quarterback of the future. The team doesn't want to stunt his growth as a passer and pro prospect.

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  Raiders | Justin Ellis likely to see time on rushing downs    Wed Jul 16, 04:52 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Justin Ellis likely will see most of his playing time on rushing downs when DT Pat Sims needs a break.

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  Raiders | Sebastian Janikowski happy with vets    Tue Jul 15, 05:31 PM

Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski said Tuesday, July 15 the team needed the veterans they signed this offseason. Janikowski said the veterans will be able to help the young guys on the team.

Footballguys view: Janikowski might be kicking a lot of field goals this year. The Raiders have a veteran offense with Matt Schaub at quarterback, Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew at running back and James Jones at wide receiver. We're not expecting much fantasy production from anyone on the Raiders offense.

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  Raiders | Unclear how carries will be divided     Mon Jul 14, 11:05 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew could struggle while splitting carries this season, according to ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez. Gutierrez noted that both backs have traditionally performed better later in games, and splitting carries could prevent both backs from finding a rhythm.

Footballguys view: Both McFadden and Jones-Drew are not quite the players they used to be. Age and injuries have caught up to them, so expect the Raiders to split the carries (maybe somewhat evenly) to keep the duo fresh. McFadden has an ADP of RB40 (9.07) while Jones-Drew is coming off the board at RB35 (8.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Matt Schaub learning, getting better    Mon Jul 14, 04:12 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub is doing what it takes to get better, according to CB Charles Woodson. Woodson said Schaub has been talking with defensive coordinator Jason Tarver after practice, which tells Woodson that Schaub knows how to improve. Woodson added that the team expects big things from him this season.

Footballguys view: Schaub is a seasoned veteran who is likely to begin the season as the starter for the Raiders. Rookie Derek Carr may eventually take over for Schaub as he's seen as the QB of the future. We're not wowed by much of anything from the Raiders passing game in 2014. Their WR1 James Jones has a current ADP of WR54 (12.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore following veterans' example    Mon Jul 14, 02:52 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore recently said veteran teammates LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck make him aspire to be great like they are. Moore said they bring a higher level of expectations and energy that he wants to be a part of.

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  Raiders | Connection with Andre Johnson    Thu Jul 10, 09:34 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie shares an agent with Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson. The connection could make Oakland a possible landing spot for the disgruntled receiver, according to Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Adding Johnson is a pipe dream scenario for the Raiders. They have a poor group of wide receivers, and their top target is veteran James Jones. If added to the Raiders, Johnson would once again be catching passes from Matt Schaub. We'll see Schaub begin the season as the starter with rookie Derek Carr as the developmental quarterback of the future.

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  Raiders | Plan to run the ball often    Tue Jul 8, 12:31 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn hinted that the team will be a run-first squad this year. 'We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us,' Penn said.

Footballguys view: We're sure the Raiders want to run the ball a lot, but game scripts may not cooperate. Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Latavius Murray could be the beneficiaries of this philosophy, but if they are splitting the running game up with no true lead back, it will be frustrating for fantasy.

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  Raiders | Plan to run it often    Tue Jul 8, 10:56 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn said the team plans to run the ball often in 2014. 'We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us,' Penn said.

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  Raiders | Taiwan Jones improving, excited for new season    Mon Jul 7, 04:05 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Taiwan Jones is watching more film, studying playbooks and learning from teammates to get better for the upcoming season. Jones said he and the team are working harder and doing the extra work 'that you expect from a championship team.'

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  Raiders | Defensive front could be flexible    Wed Jul 2, 10:27 AM

Oakland Raiders LBs Miles Burris or Sio Moore could move to inside linebacker with LB Nick Roach, and either Burris or Moore would say outside with OLB Khalil Mack.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are continuing to build their team under the guidance of GM Reggie McKenzie. The offense certainly has a lot of work to do, but the defense has some nice pieces in place. The team will need to get after the quarterback as they play in a division that features Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers. If the Raiders want to win more than a small handful of games, they'll need their defense to come through.

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  Raiders | David Ausberry impressed during offseason workouts    Mon Jun 30, 05:11 PM

Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry was the leading tight end in the offseason workouts, according to ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez.

Footballguys view: He's an intimidating presence on the football field with the ability to be a decent move tight end. Ausberry is fully recovered from the shoulder injury, which cost him the 2013 season. He will compete with second-year TE Mychal Rivera for targets.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack drawing praise    Mon Jun 30, 04:44 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack's athleticism is drawing praise from DT Pat Sims. Sims also noted Mack can play almost any position in the front seven.

Footballguys view: Mack is one of the best young pass-rushers in the rookie class. It will be interesting to see how much havoc he can wreak from multiple positions in 2014.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew contemplated retirement    Sun Jun 29, 04:29 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) considered retiring after the 2013 season. 'For awhile, I was contemplating retirement because I just didn't feel like I had it anymore,' Jones-Drew said earlier this month. 'But that wasn't the case. My trainer helped me get back in shape and gain that foundation that I'd lost with the surgery.'

Footballguys view: Jones-Drew is competing with Darren McFadden to be the Raiders' starter this season. We'll see the battle unfold in training camp. McFadden may be the more explosive back at this point in their careers, but he's best used in a part-time role so he doesn't get worn down. We could see Jones-Drew start for the team but lose out on plenty of playing time in a RBBC.

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  Raiders | David Ausberry could be a receiving threat    Mon Jun 23, 04:49 PM

Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry could be a receiving threat this upcoming season, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Ausberry said he feels more comfortable in the offense, after missing the entire 2013 season with a shoulder injury.

Footballguys view: This is a situation for dynasty owners to watch. Ausberry could be a security blanket for QB Matt Schaub this season. However, we're not going after him in re-draft leagues. In dynasty leagues, Ausberry is a player worth monitoring his progress.

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  Raiders | Kevin Burnett in LB mix    Fri Jun 20, 04:59 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Kevin Burnett (ankle) remains in the mix at the weakside linebacker spot with LBs Miles Burris and Sio Moore, despite missing the offseason program with an ankle injury, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

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  Raiders | Three in mix for punt-return duties    Fri Jun 20, 04:57 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore, CB Travis Carrie and WR Greg Jenkins are in the mix for the punt-return duties.

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  Raiders | Jonathan Dowling standing out    Fri Jun 20, 04:50 PM

Oakland Raiders SS Jonathan Dowling has stood out during the team's minicamp, intercepting a pass from QB Derek Carr Thursday, June 19.

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  Raiders | Travis Carrie impressing    Fri Jun 20, 04:49 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Travis Carrie impressed during the team's workout Thursday, June 19, and has been working with the second team. CBs D.J. Hayden (ankle) and Carlos Rogers (calf) have been out, so Carrie has seen time with the first team, as well. Carrie is also in the mix to be the team's punt returner.

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  Raiders | David Ausberry, Mychal Rivera working with first team    Fri Jun 20, 03:49 PM

Oakland Raiders TEs David Ausberry and Mychal Rivera have been working with the first-team offense during minicamp and both players have nice pass-catching abilities. However, neither player is much of a blocker, and the team is still looking for a blocking tight end to stand out on the roster.

Footballguys view: Rivera is the player to watch here. He flashed at times as a rookie last year, and he's got good upside as a move tight end because he's athletic down the seam. Dynasty owners should be monitoring his progress with the Raiders.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray set to be No. 3 RB    Fri Jun 20, 03:36 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray seems to be the team's No. 3 running back at this point in the offseason behind RBs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. RB Kory Sheets has also been playing well, though. "We're looking for big things from Latavius Murray right now, coming off the foot injury. He's shown, to me, the biggest upside right now in what we've seen thus far, if he can stay healthy,' offensive coordinator Greg Olson said.

Footballguys view: We like Murray's upside as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. However, when the team kept Darren McFadden around then added Maurice Jones-Drew in free agency, it pushed Murray down the depth chart. He has to stay healthy and be patient for his opportunity with the Raiders.

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  Raiders | Miles Burris impressing    Fri Jun 20, 03:36 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Miles Burris is pleasing the coaching staff, and he has been seeing a lot of action with the first-team defense on the weakside in offseason workouts.

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  Raiders | Austin Howard misses practice    Thu Jun 19, 08:36 PM

Oakland Raiders OG Austin Howard (finger) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 19, because of a finger injury. He will undergo X-rays on his injured finger.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr entering camp as No. 2 QB    Thu Jun 19, 08:35 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Derek Carr will enter training camp as the No. 2 quarterback.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Carr is the quarterback of the future for the Raiders. He'll have an opportunity to beat out Matt Schaub for the starting job in training camp. Even if Carr doesn't win the job for Week 1, we should see him start at some point this season.

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  Raiders | James Jones injures shoulder    Thu Jun 19, 07:56 PM

Oakland Raiders WR James Jones (shoulder) suffered a sprained shoulder during practice Tuesday, June 17, but head coach Dennis Allen said he should be fine for training camp.

Footballguys view: This is the last thing Jones needed. He's the Raiders WR1 this year, and the team is counting on him to be a weapon in the revamped passing game. His current ADP is WR52 (11.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | David Gilreath cut    Thu Jun 19, 09:19 AM

The Oakland Raiders released WR David Gilreath.

Footballguys view: The Raiders have a glut of "just another guy" receivers and Gilreath had very little shot to make the roster anyway.

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  Raiders | Waive David Gilreath    Wed Jun 18, 05:57 PM

The Oakland Raiders waived WR David Gilreath Wednesday, June 18.

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  Raiders | Claim Emmett Cleary    Wed Jun 18, 05:51 PM

The Oakland Raiders were awarded OT Emmett Cleary (Buccaneers) off waivers Wednesday, June 18.

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  Raiders | Andre Holmes rising on depth chart    Fri Jun 13, 12:08 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes reportedly has passed WR Denarius Moore as the team's No. 3 wide receiver on the depth chart.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Holmes can continue his rise before the regular season. The Raiders have a bunch of question marks on the depth chart behind free agent addition James Jones.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr better than they thought    Fri Jun 13, 09:12 AM

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Derek Carr has made significant improvement in his brief time with the team. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said Carr is a lot better than they thought he would be.

Footballguys view: That's a good thing right? Carr should look good in practice. He looked good in practice at the Senior Bowl earlier this year. However, his game falls apart when he's under pressure. Carr struggles to go through his progressions quickly when the heat is on. We're not going to go crazy about this kid until we see how he does when the tackling is live in the preseason. He'll likely replace Matt Schaub as the starter at some point during the year.

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