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  Raiders | DC has lofty goal for Bruce Irvin    Mon Jul 9, 12:05 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Bruce Irvin's goal is to record at least 10 sacks this season, according to defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

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  Raiders | Ryan Switzer working in the slot    Thu Jul 5, 11:39 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Ryan Switzer has been a 'force' as a slot receiver in addition to his work as a kick and punt returner, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

Footballguys view: We'll see if he can make any headway in this crowded group, which contains Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. For now, we expect him to mostly have impact on special teams and wouldn't bother drafting him in early drafts.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley expected to start    Thu Jul 5, 03:39 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley is expected to be the starting left cornerback this season.

Footballguys view: Conley was out for much of his rookie season due to a shin injury, but Jon Gruden is high on him. There's a chance some Fantasy GMs will sleep on him, and while he's not someone high on our lists of fantasy cornerbacks, he could be a solid pick later in your IDP draft.

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  Raiders | Ryan Switzer worked with first team in spring    Tue Jun 26, 08:03 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Ryan Switzer has a 'real chance' to make an impact on offense following a standout offseason program where he often worked with the first unit, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair.

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  Raiders | Kolton Miller living up to expectations    Sun Jun 24, 10:43 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Kolton Miller has impressed during spring practices, according to head coach Jon Gruden, and Miller has put an 'exclamation point' on why he was selected in the first round, offensive line coach Tom Cable said.

Footballguys view: Miller's size (6'8" 309 pounds) and athletic profile caused him to be overdrafted as most had a third-round grade on the UCLA prospect. He's huge and moves with great balance for a man his size. Miller's technique needs a lot of work, and he needs to show better recovery against smaller rushers with multiple moves. The rookie could start at right tackle for the Raiders in 2018.

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  Raiders | Oakland adds Ryan Yurachek    Fri Jun 22, 05:38 PM

Free-agent FB Ryan Yurachek (Saints) signed with the Oakland Raiders Friday, June 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived FB Henry Poggi.

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  Raiders | Martavis Bryant behaving    Thu Jun 21, 01:34 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has stayed clean and hasn't missed a drug test amid rumors that he could be suspended for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Footballguys view: He knows he is on one of his last chance, if not the very last chance. And Jon Gruden is a lot of things, but he's not known for his tolerance of fools. Bryant has ability but not consistency and his attitude issues make his downside more glaring.

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  Raiders | Martavis Bryant facing suspension?    Thu Jun 21, 02:17 AM

The Oakland Raiders fear WR Martavis Bryant could be facing a suspension, believed to be related to the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review's Michael Gehlken.

Footballguys view: If he's out for a period of time again, the Raiders might just cut ties. He'd better be on his best behavior and hope that this isn't the end.

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  Raiders | Gerry Austin hired    Sat Jun 16, 08:10 AM

The Oakland Raiders hired former NFL referee Gerry Austin as a consultant Thursday, June 14. He is expected to advise head coach Jon Gruden on officiating matters such as replay challenges.

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  Raiders | Oakland inks Arden Key to rookie pact    Fri Jun 15, 03:24 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed third-round selection LB Arden Key to an undisclosed four-year contract with a team option for the fifth year Friday, June 15.

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  Raiders | Seth Roberts on the bubble?    Thu Jun 14, 10:45 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts hasn't 'jumped off the page' in head coach Jon Gruden's offense, and Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News believes Roberts' roster spot is in jeopardy.

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  Raiders | Eddie Vanderdoes should be ready    Thu Jun 14, 07:32 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Eddie Vanderdoes (knee) should be ready for the start of training camp, according to his agent. Vanderdoes has been recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley dealing with minor injury    Thu Jun 14, 07:10 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (groin) is dealing with a minor groin strain but should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

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  Raiders | Jared Cook wows Jon Gruden     Tue Jun 12, 10:48 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook has impressed head coach Jon Gruden with his athleticism, which has allowed him to play several different positions in the passing game thus far, according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area.

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  Raiders | Christian Hackenberg waived    Tue Jun 12, 04:47 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Christian Hackenberg was waived Tuesday, June 12, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Hackenberg was a second-round pick of the Jets in the 2016 NFL draft and now he's been waived by his second team. The Raiders had him for less than a month and decided to move on.

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  Raiders | Frostee Rucker joins Raiders    Mon Jun 11, 06:29 PM

Free-agent DE Frostee Rucker (Cardinals) was signed to a one-year deal by the Oakland Raiders Monday, June 11. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Ahtyba Rubin signed by Oakland    Mon Jun 11, 04:39 PM

Free-agent DT Ahtyba Rubin (Falcons) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Oakland Raiders Monday, June 11.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack expected to skip minicamp    Mon Jun 11, 01:07 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack is not expected to participate in the mandatory minicamp this week due to his contract situation, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick in 2014, Mack is in the final year of his rookie contract. He doesn't want to risk his health in June practices, even if they're mandatory. Mack can be fined for missing these workouts, but the size of the deal he's set to make (likely larger than Von Miller's deal) will make his potential fines (around $85,000) look like nothing. We'll see if the two sides can come together and if Mack can break the bank before the start of the regular season.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr talks up Jordy Nelson     Sat Jun 9, 12:10 AM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr praised WR Jordy Nelson's attention to detail and said he understands why Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers loved throwing to Nelson.

Footballguys view: Nelson may not be what he used to be, but the veteran receiver should become a favorite target of Carr in the Raiders passing game. He's got a current ADP of WR37 (8.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Coach wants Kolton Miller to be stronger    Mon Jun 4, 01:08 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has been impressed with OT Kolton Miller this offseason but is looking for him stronger while still keeping his athleticism.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper not practicing    Wed May 30, 11:18 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 29, because of the hamstring injury he suffered last week.

Footballguys view: Cooper needs to stay healthy and finally play up to his potential. This season is a make-or-break year for him even though the Raiders picked up his fifth-year option for 2019.

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  Raiders | RB competition in Oakland?    Tue May 29, 03:26 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin could challenge RB Marshawn Lynch for starting running back duties, in the opinion of The Athletic's Vic Tafur.

Footballguys view: Lynch is the lead back at this time, but this is a potential competition that fantasy owners need to monitor. Reports indicate Martin looks quick and has shown burst at organized team activities so far. Lynch has a current ADP of RB32 (7.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper learning from Jordy Nelson    Sat May 26, 11:55 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he has been learning a lot from WR Jordy Nelson.

Footballguys view: Cooper has amazing athletic ability but inconsistent play and too many drops have plagued his game as a pro. We'll see if the Raiders offense and Cooper can be in for a bounce-back season in 2018. Cooper finished 2017 as the no.30 fantasy wide receiver in standard-scoring leagues, but he's got the ability to be a top-15 player at his position. He's currently going off the board at WR14 (3.10) in 12-team standard leagues.

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  Raiders | Coach impressed with Eddie Pineiro     Fri May 25, 06:03 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he has been impressed with PK Eddie Pineiro his offseason and expects Pineiro to compete with PK Giorgio Tavecchio for the kicker job during training camp.

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  Raiders| Senquez Golson waived    Wed May 23, 04:58 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Senquez Golson was waived Wednesday, May 23, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Obi Melifonwu not close to returning    Wed May 23, 12:01 AM

Oakland Raiders S Obi Melifonwu (hip) remains sidelined by a hip injury and is not close to returning, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

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  Raiders | Oakland acquires Christian Hackenberg    Tue May 22, 04:43 PM

New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg was acquired by the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, May 22, in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Footballguys view: The Raiders don't have much behind starter Derek Carr. Connor Cook or Christian Hackenberg (or E.J. Manuel) isn't a great group of quarterbacks, but that's what the Raiders have after this move. Hackenberg was so bad with the Jets that he couldn't even see the field for two years.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper leaves OTAs    Tue May 22, 04:00 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) left organized team activities early Tuesday, May 22, with a hamstring ailment, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

Footballguys view: Jon Gruden called it a 'little twing in his hamstring'...whatever that means. It doesn't sound serious, but it is disappointing given how much Cooper is banged up with nagging ailments. They'll wisely be cautious with this injury.

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  Raiders | Brandon Parker signs    Mon May 21, 03:38 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Brandon Parker signed his four-year rookie contract Monday, May 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Nick Nelson signs rookie deal    Mon May 21, 03:26 PM

Oakland Raiders fourth-round draft choice CB Nick Nelson signed a four-year contract with the Raiders Monday, May 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Nelson is a hyper-competitive player who can make a play on the ball. He had a whopping 42 pass break ups during his college career (Hawaii and Wisconsin) and he set a record for the Badgers with 21 PBUs in 2017. It's interesting to note that Nelson never had an interception in college, even though he was breaking up passes and generally around the ball if it came his way. He played right cornerback in college, but will be looking to work his way on the field for the Raiders in defensive subpackages as a rookie.

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  Raiders | Oakland finalizes deal with Kolton Miller    Fri May 18, 02:45 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed first-round OT Kolton Miller to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option Friday, May 18. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Many pundits thought this was an odd pick for the Raiders, as they aren't too far from having a top-rated offense of line just a few years ago. And they had more needs on the defensive side of the ball. But he's a solid player and should be a nice addition to this line.

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  Raiders | Marcell Ateman inks deal     Wed May 16, 04:01 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Marcell Ateman signed his four-year rookie deal Wednesday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Ateman was a value pick for the Raiders in the seventh round. At 6'4" 216 pounds, Ateman's size really stands out. Turn on the tape and you see strong hands on a receiver who primarily ran '9' routes and deep outs. He's not a burner by any means, but his concentration and strong hands could make him a nice target near pay dirt. The rookie is buried on the depth chart behind guys like Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. That will give him time to learn the pro game, so dynasty owners will have to be patient to see his potential pay off.

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  Raiders | Maurice Hurst signs contract    Wed May 16, 03:55 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst signed his four-year rookie deal Wednesday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hurst has first-round tools but fell to the fifth round due to a heart condition that obviously scared teams off. He's got a dash of Warren Sapp to his game and could prove to be the steal of the draft for the Raiders. Hurst, measuring in at 6'1" 292 pounds, gets off the line of scrimmage quickly and can find the play in a hurry. He's one of the most disruptive defensive players in this draft class and should be a great presence for the Raiders inside on the defensive line.

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  Raiders | Johnny Townsend signs deal    Mon May 14, 03:54 PM

Oakland Raiders fifth-round draft choice P Johnny Townsend signed a four-year deal with the Raiders Monday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Oakland waives Colby Wadman    Fri May 11, 11:39 PM

The Oakland Raiders waived P Colby Wadman Friday, May 11.

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  Raiders | Josh Johnson let go    Thu May 10, 04:47 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Josh Johnson was released Thursday, May 10, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick in 2008 (by Jon Gruden's Buccaneers), Johnson has bounced around the league and played for around 1/3 of the NFL. He couldn't make it with Gruden again and this may be it for his pro career. The Raiders move on with Derek Carr as the starter. Connor Cook and E.J. Manuel will compete for the backup job.

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  Raiders | Derrick Johnson terms    Thu May 10, 10:42 AM

Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders LB Derrick Johnson's one-year, $1.5 million deal includes a $200,000 signing bonus and $500,000 guaranteed. The deal is worth a maximum of $2.25 million.

Footballguys view: It's a safe deal for both sides. If Johnson still has 'it' the Raiders get a pretty reasonably priced linebacker and if he doesn't, it wasn't a costly error.

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  Raiders | Donald Penn won't face domestic charges    Wed May 9, 06:37 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn won't face domestic violence charges related to an alleged incident that involved police last month at his home, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. A spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports that prosecutors 'declined to file charges in the domestic violence incident based on insufficient evidence likely to result in a conviction.'

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  Raiders | More roster moves for Raiders    Mon May 7, 06:13 PM

Undrafted free-agents TE Paul Butler (California, Pa.) and FB Henry Poggi (Michigan) were signed by the Oakland Raiders Monday, May 7. Additionally, RB Elijah Hood, DE Joby Saint Fleur and FB Nick Sharga were waived.

Footballguys view: Hood is a player we were monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues. He's a power back in the classic sense, so perhaps he'll get a shot elsewhere.

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  Raiders | Oakland signs Chris Warren    Mon May 7, 04:50 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Chris Warren III (Texas) was signed by the Oakland Raiders Monday, May 7.

Footballguys view: We'll watch Warren in super deep dynasty leagues. He's a big back, measuring in at 6'2" 247 pounds. Warren needs to work on his speed if he's going to stick at running back. The Longhorns moved him to H-back in 2017 and he was so unhappy about it that he turned pro instead.

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  Raiders | Darius Hillary cut    Mon May 7, 01:57 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Darius Hillary was waived Monday, May 7.

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  Raiders | Oakland inks P.J. Hall to rookie deal    Sun May 6, 03:35 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed second-round draft choice DT P.J. Hall to a four-year contract Sunday, May 6. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: A compact player at 6'1" 310 pounds, Hall can make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage with great regularity. At Sam Houston State, Hall finished his career with 86.5 tackles for loss and 42 sacks. The Raiders could start using him as a rotational player up front as Hall would be inconsistent with his effort on film.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley close to getting full clearance    Sun May 6, 11:15 AM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin) is close to receiving full clearance to participate in club workouts, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

Footballguys view: A good sign for the Raiders secondary here. Conley is running with teammates and has taken part in walkthroughs. A first-round pick in 2017, Conley only made it through two games as a rookie and played only 92 snaps. If he can stay healthy and produce as a starter that would be a huge boost for the Oakland defense.

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  Raiders | Azeem Victor signs rookie deal    Sat May 5, 09:26 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed sixth-round draft choice LB Azeem Victor to a four-year contract Saturday, May 5.

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  Raiders | Maurice Hurst not worried about health    Fri May 4, 07:46 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst said he is not concerned about the heart condition he was diagnosed with during the NFL Scouting Combine.

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  Raiders | Kolton Miller working at LT    Fri May 4, 07:13 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Kolton Miller is lining up at left tackle during the team's rookie minicamp this weekend.

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  Raiders | Armonty Bryant cut    Fri May 4, 04:54 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Armonty Bryant was released Friday, May 4, with a non-football illness designation, according to a source.

Footballguys view: You never know what could possibly be going on with Bryant. He's been suspended three times since entering the league and had off field issues during his college days at East Central (Oklahoma).

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  Raiders | Cory James waived    Fri May 4, 04:43 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Cory James (knee) was waived Friday, May 4, with a failed physical designation.

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  Raiders | Oakland nixes Brian Cushing visit    Fri May 4, 03:45 PM

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders canceled their meeting with free-agent LB Brian Cushing (Texans) - scheduled for Sunday, May 6 - after they agreed to terms with free-agent LB Derrick Johnson (Chiefs).

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  Raiders | Brian Cushing to meet with Oakland    Fri May 4, 02:58 PM

Free-agent LB Brian Cushing (Texans) is scheduled to visit with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, May 6, according to a source.

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