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  Raiders | Trent Richardson not impressing    Thu Jul 30, 10:16 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson is rumored to being unimpressive with his new team.

Footballguys view: Richardson was complimented by RB coach Mike Tice earlier this year, but now that the pads are on Richardson needs to elevate his game. The team could use Latavius Murray as the starting back with Roy Helu as the change-of-pace back. This could be Richardson's last shot in the NFL as he's already been a bust with both the Browns and the Colts.

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  Raiders | Former OAK WRs talk Amari Cooper    Wed Jul 29, 05:59 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper was compared to former Oakland WR Tim Brown by former WR Jerry Rice. Rice said the Raiders have their new Tim Brown in Cooper. Brown himself said Cooper is a superb receiver who he thinks will dominate right away.

Footballguys view: That's incredible praise from the best wide receiver to ever play the game. We love Cooper's natural talent, upside and ability. This season, the Raiders should plan to get the ball to the rookie as much as possible. Cooper is currently going off the board at WR22 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson sees opportunity    Tue Jul 28, 08:49 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson plans to make the most of a fresh start in Oakland. 'I know what they [the coaching staff] expect and how they're going to spread the field, putting me in a position to be successful,' said Richardson. 'With that, in talking to [Head] Coach [Jack Del Rio], he just said there is just a lot of opportunity out here. He said he isn't going to promise me anything, but if I come in and work, I can be that bell cow,' Richardson said Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: There have been more than a few positive reports coming out about Richardson in Raiders camp. He's going to compete for the starting job with Latavius Murray, and Richardson may be able to wrestle the job away in training camp. After a solid rookie season with the Browns in 2012, Richardson failed to produce in both 2013 and 2014 with the Colts. The Raiders have redeemed plenty of players during their franchises history, and Richardson could be the next one. Stay tuned.

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Trent Richardson player page


  Raiders | Sio Moore close to being ready    Tue Jul 28, 08:25 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) had major hip surgery in the offseason and won't need extensive time on the Physically Unable to Perform list before he's ready.

Footballguys view: This is what we thought was the case with Moore. Putting him on the PUP list to start the season insures the team can use the PUP designation on Moore to start the regular season if need be. If healthy, Moore can be activated at any time during training camp.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore placed on PUP    Mon Jul 27, 05:27 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Moore had hip surgery earlier this offseason, and the plan was for him to be ready at the start of training camp. This move affords the Raiders the option of putting him on the PUP list to start the regular season if his recovery is slowed even more.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper praised by Tim Brown    Sun Jul 26, 12:01 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper was praised by retired WR Tim Brown. 'This guy is just a superb, great receiver,' Brown said. 'He's going to be dominant Day 1.'

Footballguys view: Cooper was our favorite receiver in this year's draft class. Think of Marvin Harrison with more size when you think of Cooper. He can run crisp routes, set up defenders and get separation on most every play. After the catch, Cooper is incredibly athletic and dangerous in the open field. Cooper has the ability to be a top-5 receiver in the NFL someday. This year, Cooper should provide fantasy owners with a WR3 with upside.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford projected as starter    Fri Jul 24, 04:44 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford is slated in as the starting tight end, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson.

Footballguys view: Williamson is one of the best beat writers in the NFL, and he's been reporting positive things about Walford all offseason long. The rookie from Miami can make crazy catches seem routine. He goes all out to make a grab, and he's dangerous after the catch because of his open-field agility. Dynasty league owners should be all over Walford. Re-draft owners should see him only as a TE3 with upside.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper wants to work with QB    Mon Jul 20, 05:08 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper said he wants to individually catch passes with QB Derek Carr three more times before the start of training camp, according to Carr.

Footballguys view: Cooper has superstar upside, and Carr has flashed potential in the pros. The Raiders are unlikely to be playoff bound this year, but adding guys like Cooper is a step in the right direction. Fantasy owners should be excited about the rookie wide receiver. He's explosive, a fine route-runner and Cooper can take short passes and turn them into long gains. His current ADP is WR22 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Raiders | Kenbrell Thompkins could be on bubble    Fri Jul 10, 05:34 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Kenbrell Thompkins could be released if he does not perform well during training camp. Thompkins could be the team's No. 4 receiver if he makes the final roster.

Footballguys view: Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will be the one and two, and Rod Streater is healthy enough to be the # 3 now. Size/speed downfield target Andre Holmes is Thompkins main competition for the #4 spot.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater working with QB    Thu Jul 9, 12:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater has been working with QB Derek Carr since the two have not played together much because of injuries. Streater missed most of last season because of a foot injury, while Carr missed most of the offseason workouts because of a finger injury. Carr is expected to hold a workout with the receivers before training camp starts.

Footballguys view: Carr also has to develop chemistry with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, so the first few weeks could see some rough results, and perhaps Carr leaning a bit more on Mychal Rivera as his safety value receiving tight end.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu good with hands    Wed Jul 8, 04:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu was one of two running backs with at least 40 targets last season that caught 89% of those targets. Helu caught 42 of his 44 targets. The other running back was Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray.

Footballguys view: Helu could lead the Raiders RBs in catches, but that still might not be enough for us to care about him outside of the late rounds of best ball PPR leagues. The Raiders backfield will be split two or three ways and the offense will certainly in the bottom half of the league.

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  Raiders | OL coach impressed with Latavius Murray    Mon Jul 6, 01:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray performed well during the mandatory minicamp this offseason, according to offensive line coach Mike Tice. Tice said Murray showed good speed and finish during practices.

Footballguys view: Murray should have the largest role of any Raider back, but will it be large enough and will the offense be productive enough to justify the 4th-6th pick Murray costs? His tools indicate big upside, but his situation could hold him back.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu impressing coach    Sun Jul 5, 11:20 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu had an 'outstanding' offseason and showed good quickness, awareness and hands, according to offensive line coach Mike Tice.

Footballguys view: Some in the fantasy world were excited at the prospect of Helu getting more opportunity after signing elsewhere in free agency. While he did land on a team without an established feature back, it seems unlikely that Helu will overtake both Latavius Murray and Trent Richardson to get more than passing down work. He has appeal as a late-round best ball running back because of his receiving ability, but that's about while Helu is mired in a poor offense behind two bigger runners.

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  Raiders | Richardson sheds weight    Sun Jul 5, 07:56 PM

Oakland Raiders RB coach Mike Tice sat down to talk to Sirius XM Radio, and said free agent pickup Trent Richardson "lost some weight, his quickness came around." He also praised Latavius Murray "really came on in that veteran mini-camp. He got his legs under him and showed some quickness, some good finish" and free agent signing Roy Helu's receiving ability was noted.

Footballguys view: Richardson seemed sluggish compared to the back he was at Alabama, so let's see if he looks more spry in training camp and the preseason. Murray is the likely leader in touches in the backfield. but Helu will have a role and Richardson has a way of getting coaches to feed him touches even when makes them worthless. Oakland's offense is no prize, so the luster on Murray beyond his measureables continues to fade.

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Trent Richardson player page
Latavius Murray player page


  Raiders | Michael Crabtree adding leadership    Tue Jun 30, 09:32 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree received recognition from QB Derek Carr Tuesday, June 30, for his presence in the locker room. 'He's such a great teammate. I love the guy. I talk to him all the time. We're always talking about the game. We're always talking ball. We're always talking routes, concepts, and what we're going to do during the game, and hand signals, all those things. He is a football junkie. He's been a nice guy, a nice addition to our team,' said Carr.

Footballguys view: Crabtree wasn't exactly heralded for his locker room presence in San Francisco, but this offseason might have been a humbling experience for the one-time top 10 pick. He is only worth a very late round pick (if any at all) on a one year "prove it" deal in the unexciting Oakland offense.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper draws praise from QB    Tue Jun 30, 09:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper drew praise from QB Derek Carr in an interview with 95.7 The Game Tuesday, June 30. 'He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks,' said Carr. 'His style of play is perfect for this league. He's good at getting on toes and creating separation. He's good at when the ball is in his hands making those fast-twitch movements to make a guy go one way so he can take it to the house. It's just little things that honestly people don't even notice,' Carr said.

Footballguys view: Cooper is probably the most attractive rookie wide receiver in redraft, but perhaps not the best value among rookie wide receivers. He should be better in PPR leagues, where he could approach 100 receptions if the Oakland pass offense remains relatively high volume for one piloted by an inexperienced starter. Touchdowns and big games might be harder to come back for Cooper until the offense clicks.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray praised by teammate    Sun Jun 28, 08:26 PM

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece said he doesn't expect a drop off in chemistry as RB Latavius Murray replaces RB Darren McFadden this season because Murray has spent the last couple of years watching film and talking football with Reece.

Footballguys view: We're not expecting a dropoff...McFadden was always too banged up to make much of an impact. Murray can be the lead back for the Raiders, and he has the potential to be a low-end RB2 for fantasy owners. The team has put better weapons around Derek Carr this offseason, and Murray can lead the charge on the ground.

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Latavius Murray player page


  Raiders | Chances of a Matt McGloin trade?    Sat Jun 27, 04:49 PM

Bill Williamson, from ESPN.com, speculates that QB Matt McGloin could be traded later this year. If the Raiders are happy with Christian Ponder as the primary backup behind Derek Carr, then perhaps McGloin could be on the trade block.

Footballguys view: If McGloin is put on the trade block, then we'd expect the Houston Texans to show interest. McGloin was Bill O'Brien's quarterback when the two were at Penn State. The Texans have arguably the worst quarterback situation in the league, and McGloin could be seen as an upgrade.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Latavius Murray expects big season    Sat Jun 27, 04:24 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has the opportunity to be the team's No. 1 running back in 2015, and it's one he embraces. 'It's a great feeling, but every day I have to go in there knowing I need to get better every day,' Murray explained. 'I need to play like it's a new year. Last season is just last season and the year before that it was the year before that. Every season is a new year for me and it's a year I have to go out and prove something.'

Footballguys view: Murray is a swift runner who is difficult to bring down when he builds a head of steam. He should be looked at as a RB2 (top-25) running back for fantasy owners, but Murray has the upside to be more.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford may start in 2015    Wed Jun 24, 06:35 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford could be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job this season. Walford performed well during offseason workouts, and the team believes he can be one of the better receiving tight ends in time.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this if you play in a deep league or a dynasty league. Walford is the talented rookie from Miami, and he'll compete with Mychal Rivera for the starting job in 2015. He's capable of making difficult catches seem routine, and Walford has good speed after the catch. Walford was inconsistent in college, and he would disappear for stretches during games. We'll see if he can be a consistent playmaker for the Raiders in 2015.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater looking explosive    Tue Jun 23, 09:20 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) appears to be back from a foot injury which curtailed his 2014 season, and his explosiveness was back in minicamp.

Footballguys view: In 2013, Streater finished the season as the 33rd-best WR in fantasy football. He snared 60 catches for 888 yards and four receiving touchdowns. This season, Streater is looking to get back on track. With rookie (and potential superstar) Amari Cooper on the outside opposite Michael Crabtree, we could see Streater as a "speed" slot receiver. The Raiders may be playing from behind a lot this year, putting the passing game in the spotlight more than some think. If Streater keeps impressing in training camp, keep him on your waiver wire speed dial.

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  Raiders | Andre Holmes being pushed for job    Tue Jun 23, 09:20 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes is believed to be the No. 4 receiver on the depth chart, but expect a strong push from WR Kenbrell Thompkins, who had a strong minicamp.

Footballguys view: We've always had a soft spot for Thompkins as he has amazing natural talent. This is a battle in training camp that only fantasy owners in deep dynasty leagues should monitor.

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Andre Holmes player page


  Raiders | Amari Cooper looking to improve    Tue Jun 23, 07:22 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he is looking to improve his play and wants to help the team win games. 'I want to prove that I can be a player to who brings it every day,' Cooper said. 'The goal is to own my craft and sharpen my blade every day. I want what's best for my teammates, so we can all come out and have a great season.'

Footballguys view: Cooper was our favorite receiver in this year's draft class. He can run crisp routes and get open with ease. Cooper is fearless running routes over the middle and he's got the speed to be a threat after the catch. He's got the upside to eventually be one of the best receivers in the game.

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  Raiders | Mario Edwards Jr. signed    Fri Jun 19, 06:28 PM

Oakland Raiders second-round pick DE Mario Edwards Jr. signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 19. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Edwards isn't much of a pass-rusher, but he does have a powerful base to stand strong as a run-stuffer. In college at Florida State, Edwards didn't ever truly play up to his potential...and that potentially sky-high level remains untapped.

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  Raiders | Jeremy Gallon waived    Wed Jun 17, 05:08 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, June 17.

Footballguys view: Gallon is a super quick wide receiver/return man who showed amazing potential in college at Michigan. He's was a seventh-round pick of the Patriots last year but was cut and played for the Brooklyn Bolts of the FXFL (Fall Experimental Football League) in 2014. The Raiders signed him to a futures contract last December, but he must've gotten banged up in camp.


  Raiders | Clive Walford signs    Tue Jun 16, 06:03 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford signed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, June 16. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: This wasn't a great tight end class, but Walford is a rookie to watch. He can make difficult catches seem routine, and Walford goes all out to make the play. Walford does need to be more consistent as a pass-catcher as he would disappear for stretches of time in college with the Miami Hurricanes.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore does some work    Sun Jun 14, 10:17 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) was able to participate in some team drills during the minicamp this week, and the team hopes he will be able to full participate when training camp begins.

Footballguys view: According to this report, the team was happy with Moore's progress in team drills. This hip injury will just take time to get over, and the Raiders will bring him along cautiously.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray favorite to start    Thu Jun 11, 05:41 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is currently the frontrunner for the starting running back position, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio said Murray needs to improve his football intelligence and his versatility.

Footballguys view: As expected, given the disappointment behind him in the Trent Richardson jersey and a limited Roy Helu. He should lose some third-down carries to Helu, but otherwise he'll get most of the reps. Murray is tracking as an RB3 right now, about where most of the staff has him presently in projections for the season.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper could return kicks    Thu Jun 11, 05:06 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper could be used on kick returns this season, although the coaching staff is still speculative as they do not want to overuse Cooper.

Footballguys view: Cooper is going as a WR3 in most drafts right now, and the expectation is that despite likely rookie bumps along the way, he will get fed enough to be a solid value in the fourth or fifth round. Derek Carr will look to him frequently as virtually the only weapon to throw to in the offense. We'd prefer to not see him on kicks this year as we don't want to see him get worn out (or hurt) playing special teams.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr performs well in practice    Wed Jun 10, 02:13 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) participated in practice Tuesday, June 9, and threw every pass that was called.

Footballguys view: Carr showed good velocity during practice and did not appear to be bothered by his injury according to reports. The Raiders are trying to build a quality passing game and adding a potential superstar like rookie Amari Cooper should greatly help.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray primed for big year?    Tue Jun 9, 05:39 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray could be ready for a breakout season in 2015, according to a team source. The anonymous source said Murray has the intelligence and physique to have a huge year in his third season with the club.

Footballguys view: We love Murray's upside and natural ability. He's a big, upright back who runs swiftly when at top speed. Murray is not shy when it comes to initiating contact, but he can also make defenders miss with subtle moves in the open field.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr practices with first team    Tue Jun 9, 04:31 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) received all of the first-team repetitions during minicamp Tuesday, June 9, but still wasn't at full strength.

Footballguys view: Nothing to see here people. Carr had a scare with this finger injury, but he's out there looking good according to camp reports. He may not be at 100 percent, but that will come around. The Raiders put better weapons around Carr this year with expectations of a second-year jump in production from the young quarterback.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr cleared for minicamp    Mon Jun 8, 01:56 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) has been cleared to participate in the team's upcoming minicamp, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Raiders here. Carr may not be at full strength when throwing at minicamp but should be fully recovered by the start of training camp.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper impressing    Fri Jun 5, 12:00 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper has impressed in early practices, according to a source. The source said Cooper made almost no mental errors, was a great route runner and ran them consistently. The source called him 'the real deal.'

Footballguys view: Cooper is going to greatly help the Raiders passing game. He was our favorite receiver in this year's draft class because of his route-running ability and speed. Cooper plays with the savvy of a 10-year veteran, and he knows how to get open. He can turn short passes into long gains, or he can run deep routes and haul in long bombs. His current ADP is WR27 (6.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Andre Debose to IR    Thu Jun 4, 05:25 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Debose (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, June 4, after being waived/injured Wednesday, June 3.

Footballguys view: A seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Debose was set to compete as a return man for the Raiders. He'll be shut down this year with the plan of returning to the field fully healthy in 2016.

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  Raiders | Make two roster moves    Thu Jun 4, 05:23 PM

Free-agent WR Kris Durham (Titans) was signed to an undisclosed contract by the Oakland Raiders Thursday, June 4. TE Scott Simonson was subsequently released.

Footballguys view: Durham is a big-bodied target with soft hands and decent concentration. He's not going to outrun anybody, but he knows how to use his size to box out smaller defenders. His roster spot is not guaranteed, but he'll compete for a job at the end of the depth chart.

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  Raiders | OAK expected to sign Kris Durham    Wed Jun 3, 08:32 PM

The Oakland Raiders are expected to sign WR Kris Durham, per league sources. Durham spent the 2014 season with the Tennessee Titans.

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  Raiders | Andre Debose waived    Wed Jun 3, 05:39 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Debose (Achilles') was waived/injured Wednesday, June 3.

Footballguys view: A seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Debose was set to compete as a return man for the Raiders. Achilles' injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be, so Debose may be able to attempt a comeback in the NFL at some point in the future.

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  Raiders | Sign Trindon Holliday    Wed Jun 3, 03:17 PM

Free-agent WR Trindon Holliday (49ers) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, June 3, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Holliday is not much of a wide receiver, but the 5'5" return man can make things happen on special teams. If he makes the team (not a given), Holliday isn't much of a fantasy factor.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr throws passes    Tue Jun 2, 07:01 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) threw a few passes during organized team activities Tuesday, June 2, as he continues to recover from an injury on the ring finger of his throwing hand. The injury is not considered serious. There is no timetable for when Carr will really start throwing or how long the recovery will take.

Footballguys view: Without a timetable makes things a bit difficult to prognosticate. We feel Carr should be ready by the start of training camp because this injury is considered minor. We'll see if anything changes that outlook between now and then.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford turning heads    Thu May 28, 10:45 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford is garnering praise from head coach Jack Del Rio and tight ends coach Bobby Johnson during organized team activities. Walford averaged 3.26 Yards Per Route Run last season, which was No. 1 among draft-eligible tight ends, according to Pro Football Focus. Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle described Walford as a better route runner than Maxx Williams, who was the first tight end selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Walford has good upside as a move tight end. In college at Miami, Walford would regularly make difficult catches seem routine. He'll go all out to make a play and can attack a deep middle seam of a defense. Walford did disappear during games, so he'll have to prove that he can be more consistent in order to play up to his potential as a pro. He'll compete with Mychal Rivera for playing time in 2015.

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  Raiders | Release Austin Hill    Wed May 27, 05:27 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Austin Hill was cut Wednesday, May 27.

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  Raiders | Sign Milton Williams    Wed May 27, 05:05 PM

Free-agent WR Milton Williams was re-signed by the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, May 27.

Footballguys view: Williams was with the Raiders earlier this year for about four days before getting cut. The undrafted rookie out of Delaware State is good over the middle because of his large frame and fearlessness. We'll see if he can impress enough to stay with the team longer this time around.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr limited at OTAs    Tue May 26, 05:14 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (hand, arm) was limited during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, and took snaps but did not throw any passes.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are going to ease Carr back as he deals with the finger injury he suffered earlier this month. The injury did not require surgery, so the Raiders will monitor the second-year pro closely and many expect him to be throwing come the start of training camp.

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  Raiders | Curtis Lofton not participating     Tue May 26, 04:02 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Curtis Lofton (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 26.

Footballguys view: The Raiders signed Lofton to a three-year contract earlier this year. He's a veteran leader with a ton of experience that can help out younger defenders on the team. As a seasoned veteran, Lofton doesn't need to take every single rep during the offseason.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr should be ready before camp    Sat May 23, 08:25 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (hand) expects to be throwing well before training camp begins in July, according to a source close to Carr.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Raiders here. The second-year quarterback could be the guy they've been searching for at the position. The Raiders have put better weapons around him this offseason, and it will be interesting to see if he can make improvements to his game.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr does not need surgery    Wed May 20, 10:14 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) will not need surgery on his injured finger and may be able to throw again before the end of offseason workouts, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Los Angeles - we mean Oakland - Raiders fans can breathe easy again. Carr looked solid last season, and should take a nice step forward with Amari Cooper in the house. That said, his ADP is around the 14th round, making him a QB3, and that's about right, injury or not.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr injury update    Wed May 20, 08:40 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) is experiencing numbness in his right ring finger. He hopes to avoid surgery through rest and rehab, and no one close to the situation appears to be overly concerned, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Footballguys view: The injury was first reported as being minor, and we'll have to wait and see if surgery is needed. The longer any sort of surgical procedure is delayed, the longer the recovery process going into training camp. At this time, Carr should be ready to heal and kick off training camp with his teammates....stay tuned.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr has finger injury    Tue May 19, 06:09 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) has a right ring finger injury that could be surgically repaired. A return for training camp is still achievable, however, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the second-year quarterback here. He'll still likely be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, but the young quarterback could certainly use the extra work. The Raiders have put more weapons around him this offseason, and building offensive chemistry on this team is important. We'll have a better timetable for his return when (if) Carr has surgery.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray excited for new season    Tue May 19, 01:56 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is looking forward to being the Raiders' starting running back in 2015. 'It's a great feeling, but every day I have to go in there knowing I need to get better every day,' Murray said. 'Every season is a new year for me and it's a year I have to go out and prove something.'

Footballguys view: We love Murray's natural rushing ability. He's a big back who loves to run over, around or by defenders. Murray is swift at the point of the play, and he can wear down a defense as the game goes on. His current ADP is RB20 (4.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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