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  Raiders | Jordan Matthews visiting    Mon Apr 14, 05:59 PM

Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews is visiting with the Oakland Raiders Monday, April 14.

Footballguys view: Matthews is a fine route-runner. He's Jerry Rice's cousin and plays a lot like Eric Decker (Jets). Matthews is not going to get much separation in his routes, but he can haul in contested passes regularly.

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  Raiders | Meeting with Blake Bortles    Mon Apr 14, 03:53 PM

The Oakland Raiders are meeting with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Monday, April 14.

Footballguys view: Adding Bortles with the 5th overall pick would make a lot of sense. Bortles is a big, strong pocket passer like current starter Matt Schaub. The rookie is more athletic than Schaub and has the arm strength to attack the edges of the field.

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  Raiders | Garrett Scott visiting    Fri Apr 11, 07:13 PM

The Oakland Raiders were scheduled to meet with Marshall OT Garrett Scott Friday, April 11.

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  Raiders | Tom Savage to visit    Thu Apr 10, 11:18 PM

The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage Friday, April 11.

Footballguys view: Savage is seeing the buzz increase around his draft stock since standing out at PITT's pro day. He's your classic pocket passer with a rocket arm. Savage originally started his college career at Rutgers, but he couldn't hang onto the starting job. He transferred to Arizone, but left the program after Rich Rodriguez (and his spread/option attack) was hired as head coach. He landed at PITT and started to play up to his potential. Some say Savage is going to be a second- or third-round pick. Never say never, but his production in college (and his limited skill set) is more like that of a priority free agent.

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  Raiders | Will meet with Kyle Fuller    Wed Apr 9, 04:30 PM

The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller before the 2014 NFL Draft.

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  Raiders | Matt Schaub will be fine if team drafts QB    Wed Apr 9, 02:46 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub said he would not be upset if the team selects a quarterback during the 2014 NFL Draft, because he understands the team will look to add a younger player at the position for the future. 'As you get older, teams are always going to try and find young players to come in and compete. I was one of those guys myself at one point. As a player, you just have to do your job to the best of your ability and let the chips fall where they may. I'm looking forward to helping the team in any way possible. I'm going to be the guy to lead them and show them the way,' Schaub said.

Footballguys view: He knows the deal. The Raiders need to find a young, developmental quarterback. They are likely to select a signal caller in one of the first two rounds of the draft.

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  Raiders | OC, QB coach talk with Zach Mettenberger    Wed Apr 9, 01:06 PM

Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olsen and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo talked with Louisiana State QB Zach Mettenberger during his Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.

Footballguys view: Mettenberger would make sense for the Raiders, especially since Matt Schaub is their current top quarterback. They could wait on quarterback until the second round and grab Mettenberger as a developmental prospect.

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  Raiders | Dillon Farrell to work out    Wed Apr 9, 12:18 PM

The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to hold a private workout for New Mexico C Dillon Farrell, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Zach Mettenberger meeting with team    Tue Apr 8, 05:56 PM

Louisiana State QB Zach Mettenberger is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, April 8.

Footballguys view: Mettenberger is an option for the Raiders if they pass on a quarterback in the first round. He's built a lot like current starter Matt Schaub. Mettenberger is your classic pocket passer with a strong arm and accuracy problems.

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  Raiders | Meet with Aaron Lynch    Tue Apr 8, 03:10 PM

The Oakland Raiders met with South Florida DE Aaron Lynch Monday, April 8.

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  Raiders | Johnny Manziel visits    Mon Apr 7, 08:52 PM

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel visited with the Oakland Raiders Monday, April 7, and made a positive impressive on the team. They did not feel like he was like his reputation at all. 'Good kid, humble,' said one team executive.

Footballguys view: Manziel is likely to be a top-10 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He's certainly an option for the Raiders if on the board at 5th overall. Adding Manziel would be an interesting combination with Matt Schaub. The Raiders traded for the veteran quarterback earlier this offseason, and he's an option to start in Week 1--even if the Raiders select a quarterback early in the draft.

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  Raiders | Johnny Manziel to visit    Sun Apr 6, 10:12 AM

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel will visit with the Oakland Raiders Sunday April 6 and Monday April 7.

Footballguys view: The Raiders have the fifth-overall pick this year, and Manziel is certainly an option for them. If added, he would compete with veteran Matt Schaub for the starting job in 2014. They're two completely different styles of QBs, so it's kind of an odd combination.

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  Raiders | Daniel Zychlinski signed    Fri Apr 4, 07:13 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free-agent P Daniel Zychlinski (Stanford). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Ken Bishop to visit    Thu Apr 3, 09:23 PM

The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with Northern Illinois DT Ken Bishop Tuesday, April 15.

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  Raiders | To work out Bashaud Breeland    Thu Apr 3, 01:07 PM

The Oakland Raiders have plans to put Clemson CB Bashaud Breeland through a workout.

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  Raiders | Jeremy Stewart signs exclusive rights tender    Wed Apr 2, 05:14 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Jeremy Stewart signed his exclusive rights tender Wednesday, April 2.

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  Raiders | Carlos Rogers contract update    Wed Apr 2, 04:42 PM

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders signed CB Carlos Rogers to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Rogers could earn another $1 million in incentives based on playing time.

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  Raiders | GM attends Jadeveon Clowney's Pro Day    Wed Apr 2, 12:25 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie attended the South Carolina Pro Day Wednesday, April 2, to watch DE Jadeveon Clowney work out.

Footballguys view: The Raiders have the 5th overall pick, but there are scenarios where Clowney could fall to that point. He would instantly upgrade their pass-rush, and Clowney could be a star from day one.

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  Raiders | Release Mike Brisiel     Tue Apr 1, 04:31 PM

The Oakland Raiders released OG Mike Brisiel Tuesday, April 1. The move will save the team $4 million in cash, and $1.38 million in cap space if he is not designated a post June 1 cut.

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  Raiders | Carlos Rogers expected to start    Tue Apr 1, 11:54 AM

Oakland Raiders CB Carlos Rogers is expected to start opposite CB Tarell Brown this year, with Rogers moving inside in nickel packages, opening up a spot for CB D.J. Hayden.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew financials    Tue Apr 1, 02:46 AM

The contract signed by Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew calls for base salaries of $1.2 million (2014), $2.4 million (2015), and $2.4 million (2016). The rest of the $7.5 million contract is made up of a $1.2 million 2014 roster bonus, and annual $100,000 workout bonuses.

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  Raiders | Carlos Rogers signs    Mon Mar 31, 11:04 PM

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders signed free-agent CB Carlos Rogers (49ers) Monday, March 31. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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  Raiders | Meeting with Carlos Rogers    Mon Mar 31, 02:04 PM

The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with free-agent CB Carlos Rogers (49ers) Monday, March 31.

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  Raiders | Willing to make offer to DeSean Jackson     Sun Mar 30, 08:53 PM

The Oakland Raiders are willing to make a substantial offer to free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) but will not get into a bidding war for him.

Footballguys view: We're hearing that a lot in regards to the pursuit of Jackson. Teams are interested, but they won't overpay for the veteran. It looks like Washington and Buffalo could be considered the favorites to land Jackson.

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  Raiders | Still doing background work on DeSean Jackson    Sun Mar 30, 10:46 AM

The Oakland Raiders are still doing background work on free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles). The sense is there may be some extra risk in bringing Jackson home.

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  Raiders | DeSean Jackson interested in team    Sat Mar 29, 11:22 AM

Free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) has informed the Oakland Raiders about his interest in playing for them.

Footballguys view: The Raiders need more talent in their wide receiver corps even though they added James Jones earlier in free agency. Jackson would give them deep speed to stretch the field, plus he's a big-play threat after the catch.

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  Raiders | Pat Sims expected to be part of rotation    Fri Mar 28, 08:56 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Pat Sims is expected to rotate at nose tackle with DT Stacy McGee during the 2014 season.

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  Raiders | C.J. Wilson signed    Fri Mar 28, 07:44 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent DE C.J. Wilson (Packers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Pat Sims re-signs    Fri Mar 28, 05:21 PM

The Oakland Raiders re-signed DT Pat Sims to an undisclosed one-year deal Friday, March 28, according to the Twitter feed of his agent, Rick Smith.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew agrees    Fri Mar 28, 08:36 AM

The Oakland Raiders agreed with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) on a three-year deal. He's set to take a physical Friday, March 28, and sign the deal later in the day.

Footballguys view: Jones-Drew will compete for the starting job with Darren McFadden in 2014. No matter who wins the job, there will be some form of RBBC in Oakland this season.

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Darren McFadden player page


  Raiders | Close to deal with Maurice Jones-Drew    Thu Mar 27, 10:33 PM

The Oakland Raiders are close to a contract agreement with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars).

Footballguys view: With Rashad Jennings (Giants) moving on in free agency, the Raiders had a spot to fill at the running back position. If added, Jones-Drew will compete for the starting job with Darren McFadden. Regardless of who wins the starting job, we're going to see some form of running back by committee in Oakland this season.

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  Raiders | Receiving interest in Terrelle Pryor    Thu Mar 27, 05:46 PM

The Oakland Raiders are receiving trade feelers on QB Terrelle Pryor, according to a source. If he's not trade, the Raiders are expected to release Pryor.

Footballguys view: There is a little upside there still for Pryor, who is still exceedingly raw but whose mobility might excite teams who think they can mold him into a better passer. Still if teams know he'll be cut, the trade market will be small.

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  Raiders | Visiting with Maurice Jones-Drew    Thu Mar 27, 04:31 PM

The Oakland Raiders are visiting with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28, according to a source.

Footballguys view: They know they cannot depend on the oft-injured Darren McFadden and while MJD has been banged up, he seems to be able to play more often than McFadden ever has. It could be a good fit as well, as Jones-Drew has been effective behind a subpar line on occasion.

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  Raiders | More on Matt Schaub's deal    Thu Mar 27, 10:00 AM

Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub's restructured deal pays him $8 million fully guaranteed in 2014 and a non-guaranteed $5.5 million in 2015.

Footballguys view: So this is essentially a one-year contract which, given his implosion in 2013, makes a lot of sense and shows the Raiders aren't completely bereft of good sense. If he bounces back, they can keep him around, but if he is terrible again, they can cut him loose with minimal impact.

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  Raiders | Kevin Burnett will be pushed    Wed Mar 26, 11:30 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Kevin Burnett should be pushed for the weak-side linebacker job by LBs Miles Burris and Kaluka Maiava if they're healthy.

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  Raiders | Expect LaMarr Woodley to add weight    Wed Mar 26, 11:29 PM

The Oakland Raiders expect DE/LB LaMarr Woodley to put on about 10 to 15 pounds so he can make the conversion to a hand-in-the-dirt defensive end, which is the position he played in college.

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  Raiders | Very high on Stacy McGee    Wed Mar 26, 11:28 PM

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly very high on NT Stacy McGee, the team's sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He is viewed as a strong run stuffer.

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  Raiders | Matt Schaub joins long list of starters    Wed Mar 26, 11:28 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub will be the 16th different starting quarterback since QB Rich Gannon took his last snap with the team back in 2004.

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  Raiders | Mychal Rivera to be cornerstone?    Wed Mar 26, 11:27 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday, March 26, that TE Mychal Rivera is a potential foundation piece of the offense.

Footballguys view: Rivera is a good route-runner and hands catcher among tight ends, and he could be a solid bye/injury/emergency fill-in, with low-end PPR starter upside in a Raiders pass offense that should be improved with the addition of Matt Schaub and James Jones.

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  Raiders | No interest in Pat Sims    Wed Mar 26, 11:26 PM

The Oakland Raiders and free-agent DT Pat Sims (Raiders) each have little to no interest in a reunion.

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  Raiders | Will watch Johnny Manziel    Tue Mar 25, 09:42 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo will head to Texas A&M's Pro Day in College Station to watch QB Johnny Manziel Thursday, March 27.

Footballguys view: That's strange behavior for a team that is not considering a quarterback at #5, which some presumed after they traded for Matt Schaub. Perhaps Oakland is looking at trading down in the first and still grabbing a QB like Manziel.

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  Raiders | Mike Brisiel to compete for job    Tue Mar 25, 09:41 PM

The offseason plan by the Oakland Raiders is for OG Mike Brisiel to get bigger during the offseason and compete with OGs Khalif Barnes and Kevin Boothe for the starting left guard job.

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  Raiders | Terrelle Pryor likely to be moved soon    Mon Mar 24, 04:56 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said QB Terrelle Pryor likely will be released or traded in the near future. McKenzie said Pryor wants to be a starting quarterback next season.

Footballguys view: What he wants and what he gets may be two different things. Pryor didn't show enough during his brief time starting in 2013. He's got to stay healthy and show that he can overcome the accuracy issues that have plagued him as a pro.

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  Raiders | Interested in Derek Carr    Mon Mar 24, 03:54 PM

The Oakland Raiders have strong interest in Fresno State QB Derek Carr but likely would not take him with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Raiders could consider trading down in the first round and then selecting Carr.

Footballguys view: This jives with an earlier story about their interest in Carr. He's likely to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Carr is athletic, has a strong arm and he's known as a tough leader.

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  Raiders | Unlikely to trade for DeSean Jackson    Mon Mar 24, 03:36 PM

The Oakland Raiders are unlikely to trade for Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson and give up a 2014 draft pick, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Jackson has a $12.7 million cap number in 2014. There might not be any team interested in trading for him with that price tag. The Eagles could release Jackson, and then teams like the Raiders would have more interest.

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  Raiders | Terrelle Pryor looking for trade    Mon Mar 24, 02:29 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor has requested a trade from the team but did not ask for his release.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine the market would be white-hot for his services. Pryor is athletic and has a strong arm, but his accuracy is a constant problem.

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  Raiders | Menelik Watson could start    Mon Mar 24, 02:06 PM

The Oakland Raiders are hoping OT Menelik Watson will able to start at right tackle next season, because they plan on using OT Austin Howard as a guard.

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  Raiders | Austin Howard to play OG    Mon Mar 24, 02:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders plan on using OT Austin Howard as an offensive guard next season, but things could change during training camp.

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  Raiders | Open to signing Richie Incognito?    Mon Mar 24, 12:59 PM

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said he might be open to signing free-agent OG Richie Incognito (Dolphins).

Footballguys view: Sounds about right. Incognito is looking for a new spot, but may find suitors difficult to find.

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  Raiders | Matt Schaub restructures deal    Sun Mar 23, 08:42 PM

The Oakland Raiders have restructured QB Matt Schaub's contract in order to reduce his 2014 salary and salary cap figure. Schaub will still be able to earn $15 million to $20 million in the next two seasons.

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