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  Raiders | Tony Sparano named interim coach    Tue Sep 30, 01:57 PM

The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano interim head coach Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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  Raiders | May look at Jon Gruden     Tue Sep 30, 12:49 PM

The Oakland Raiders may look at free-agent head coach Jon Gruden for their head coaching vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The team is looking for a "superstar" coach to fill their vacancy.

Footballguys view: That seems like a dream scenario for Raiders fans right now. They have to do something, because what they've been going through since "Chucky" left is a living nightmare.

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  Raiders | Dennis Allen fired    Mon Sep 29, 11:07 PM

The Oakland Raiders called head coach Dennis Allen Monday, Sept. 29, to inform him he has been relieved of his head coaching duties.

Footballguys view: Are we sure about this? There was a report about Allen getting fired from the AP after the Raiders loss in London to the Dolphins on Sunday. We're not shocked by this news...even the premature news. Things aren't working with Allen and the Raiders. The team has to move in a different direction. We'll see if general manager Reggie McKenzie is the next one out the door.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr banged up in loss    Sun Sep 28, 11:39 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) told reporters after the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday, Sept. 28, that he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and high ankle sprain.

Footballguys view: That sounds like a multi-week cocktail of injuries, although Carr has showed a lot of toughness in the first four games. In a season with few bright spots, Carr has been one.

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  Raiders | Andre Holmes shines in loss    Sun Sep 28, 11:37 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes had five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: Holmes' touchdown game in garbage time, but he did show some good chemistry with backup QB Matt McGloin last year, so if Derek Carr is going to miss time, Holmes could be worth a stash coming out of the bye. With Denarius Moore falling out of favor and Rod Streater out for a while, Holmes could have no matter who the quarterback is because of his size and speed.

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  Raiders | Darren McFadden goes distance    Sun Sep 28, 11:37 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried 11 times for 40 yards in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, while RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) carried twice for just one yard. McFadden also had four receptions for 32 yards, while Jones-Drew had two catches for only two yards.

Footballguys view: McFadden has "what the heck flex" value as the best back in this backfield, but Jones-Drew is clearly on the decline and can be dropped - at least for as long as McFadden is healthy.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew very limited    Sun Sep 28, 11:36 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was active in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, but he was limited to just two carries for one yard and he had two catches for two yards.

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  Raiders | Dennis Allen still coach for now    Sun Sep 28, 10:25 PM

A writer for The Associated Press tweeted Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen had been fired after the team's Week 4 loss against the Miami Dolphins in London, but the tweet was later deleted Sunday, Sept. 28.

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  Raiders | Kaluka Maiava leaves game    Sun Sep 28, 01:32 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) left the game early Week 4 because of a hamstring injury and is considered questionable to return.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew active today    Sun Sep 28, 11:43 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active Sunday, Sept. 28, for Week 4.

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  Raiders | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 28, 11:40 AM

The Oakland Raiders have declared WR Denarius Moore, QB Matt Schaub, OT Matt McCants, LB Nick Roach, WR Rod Streater, LB Sio Moore, OG Tony Bergstrom inactive for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Andre Holmes has a big moment as he'll get to play ahead of Moore, who is a healthy scratch and on his way to a full divorce from the Raiders.

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  Raiders | Oakland RBs likely 50-50 split    Sat Sep 27, 07:55 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) are likely to receive a 50-50 split of the carries in Week 4, in the opinion of beat writer Vic Tafur.

Footballguys view: Making neither a good play. If you need to cut someone to field a full lineup this week, your Raiders running back is a good choice, even though McFadden was playing better than his numbers so far this year.

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  Raiders | Darren McFadden to start in London    Fri Sep 26, 09:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to make a third straight start in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Sept. 26.

Footballguys view: Maurice Jones-Drew should be back this week as he's listed as probable for the game against the Dolphins in London. With MJD back, Run DMC becomes a low end RB2/RB3/flex play - both backs are more desperation plays in Week 4.

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  Raiders | Kaluka Maiava could draw start    Fri Sep 26, 09:53 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Kaluka Maiava might make his second consecutive start in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London if LB Nick Roach (concussion) cannot play.

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  Raiders | Miles Burris to play in Week 4    Fri Sep 26, 09:26 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Miles Burris (foot) is expected to play in the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London, even though he is listed as questionable.

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  Raiders | Friday injury report    Fri Sep 26, 06:35 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) and QB Matt Schaub (non-injury) have been ruled out for Week 4. LB Miles Burris (foot), LB Nick Roach (concussion) and CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee) are listed as questionable, while OT Matt McCants (knee) is listed as probable. Scahub and Streater did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26. McCants fully participated in practice, while the other three players were limited.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew probable    Fri Sep 26, 06:34 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden will split the workload in an already limited Oakland offense, making both simply desperation plays in London against the Dolphins.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore out    Fri Sep 26, 08:58 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 4.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater's season in doubt    Thu Sep 25, 03:33 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater's (foot) status for the rest of the season is uncertain, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

Footballguys view: Streater was almost the only fantasy-worthy receiver on the Raiders but in a redraft league he's only worth a roster spot on a deep bench.

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  Raiders | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 25, 02:28 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (non-injury) and LB Sio Moore (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 25. LB Miles Burris (foot), LB Nick Roach (concussion) and CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee) were limited during practice, while OT Matt McCants (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Miles Burris player page
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  Raiders | Two WRs could get more work     Thu Sep 25, 02:12 PM

Oakland Raiders WRs Vincent Brown and Brice Butler could receive more work in the offense because of the injury to WR Rod Streater (foot).

Footballguys view: We don't expect this to make a difference for your fantasy lineup. The Raiders are not exactly the Green Bay Packers when it comes to reloading their wide receivers with talent. Let these guys sit on the waiver wire.

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  Raiders | Injury updates    Thu Sep 25, 01:19 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Nick Roach (concussion) has not been cleared for full contact following his concussion, and LB Sio Moore (ankle) looks like he'll miss a second straight game in Week 4 with an ankle sprain.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play    Thu Sep 25, 01:17 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 25, and appears primed to play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London. It was his first full practice since injuring his hand in Week 1. Jones-Drew will likely have a big role, along with RB Darren McFadden, against the Dolphins.

Footballguys view: It is a long way to fly and the Raiders aren't exactly making it easy on their running backs. It's a good matchup for them this week, but right now MJD is only worth about an RB4 if he plays.

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Darren McFadden player page


  Raiders | Brandian Ross knows system    Wed Sep 24, 11:22 PM

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders brought CB Brandian Ross back due to his knowledge of the system. He was cut by the team last month, but he started 13 games last season.

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  Raiders | Charles Woodson still getting it done    Wed Sep 24, 11:21 PM

Oakland Raiders FS Charles Woodson has played every defensive snap through the first three games, and continues to offer stability to the young secondary.

Footballguys view: Woodson is not the same player he used to be, but he's still valuable in his role for the Raiders.

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  Raiders | Usama Young to start in Week 4    Wed Sep 24, 11:18 PM

Oakland Raiders FS Usama Young will start in Week 4 in place of the injured FS Tyvon Branch (foot).

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  Raiders | Andre Holmes to play more?    Wed Sep 24, 11:18 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes might get a chance to play more with WR Rod Streater (foot) sidelined. 'We've got confidence in Andre, when we put him in the game, will go out and make some plays for us,' head coach Dennis Allen said. 'He made a couple plays for us in the game the other day.'

Footballguys view: This is something to keep an eye on going forward. The Raiders are looking for playmakers on offense, and Holmes has the speed to get by the defense in a hurry. QB Derek Carr said he likes his chemistry with Holmes.

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  Raiders | Brandian Ross claimed    Wed Sep 24, 05:27 PM

The Oakland Raiders claimed CB Brandian Ross off waivers from the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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  Raiders | Wednesday practice report    Wed Sep 24, 04:46 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (non-injury), LB Miles Burris (foot) and LB Sio Moore (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), OT Matt McCants (knee) and LB Nick Roach (concussion) were limited during practice.

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Miles Burris player page
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  Raiders | Tyvon Branch headed to IR    Wed Sep 24, 01:37 PM

Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (foot) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list after undergoing surgery for a fracture in his foot, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Tyvon Branch to have surgery    Wed Sep 24, 01:35 PM

Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (foot) will have surgery on his foot, and head coach Dennis Allen said there is no timetable for Branch's recovery.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater needs surgery    Wed Sep 24, 01:33 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) will need minor surgery to put a screw in his injured foot, and he is expected to be ready to return in four to five weeks, according to his agent. 'Rod is going to be fine,' his agent, Dr. D.S. Ping said. 'He should be back strong later this season.' Streater has nine catches for 84 yards and a touchdown this year.

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  Raiders | Jones-Drew limited but may play    Wed Sep 24, 11:26 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) remains limited in practice, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Jeff Darlington anticipates Jones-Drew will play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew says he'll play    Wed Sep 24, 11:21 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) said Wednesday, Sept. 24, on NFL Network's NFL AM, he will play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: Awesome...and fantasy owners shouldn't really care that much. It's a good matchup for running backs as the Dolphins have had plenty of problems stopping the run this year, but MJD is still going to be splitting time with Darren McFadden in the backfield. We see both as RB3/flex plays in Week 4. McFadden would approach low-end RB2 status if Jones-Drew does not play.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr avoiding sacks    Mon Sep 22, 04:19 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has been sacked just twice in 108 passing attempts through three games.

Footballguys view: Carr is performing much better than we expected. In college at Fresno State, Carr's game fell to pieces when he was under duress. During his first three games with the Raiders, Carr has looked confident and sure of himself as a passer. Carr ranks 7th in the NFL in terms of blitz per dropback percentage (36.6). Pressure is actually getting to him on 25.9 percent of his snaps.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr has way with Revis    Mon Sep 22, 10:54 AM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr was 5-for-6 on passes against New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis Sunday, Sept. 21. That is tied for the second-most receptions Revis has allowed in a game in the last six seasons.

Footballguys view: Way to go rookie! There are plenty of quarterbacks who want to avoid throwing anywhere near Revis Island. Carr didn't have that problem, and so far Carr is showing that he's not falling apart under the weight of being a starter in the NFL. It's a good sign for the Raiders...which is good because they have plenty of other spots that are terrible on that team.

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  Raiders | Tyvon Branch injured    Mon Sep 22, 06:19 AM

Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (foot) sustained a fractured foot during his team's 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 21. His status for future weeks has not been determined.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater injured    Mon Sep 22, 06:02 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) suffered a fractured foot during his team's 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 21. Streater was wearing a walking boot and was on crutches following the game.

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  Raiders | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 21, 11:33 AM

The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Chimdi Chekwa, QB Matt Schaub, OT Matt McCants, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, LB Nick Roach, LB Sio Moore, OG Tony Bergstrom inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Darren McFadden gets the start for Jones-Drew. The Raiders are down two starting linebackers, so Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen's jobs are easier - maybe Rob Gronkowski too.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew out    Sun Sep 21, 09:55 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is out for Week 3. RB Darren McFadden is expected to start.

Footballguys view: McFadden is an upside flex play today, but we know his games usually end in disappointment for his fantasy owners.

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  Raiders | Bojay Filimoeatu promoted    Sat Sep 20, 04:53 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Bojay Filimoeatu was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 20.

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  Raiders | Darren McFadden to have big role    Sat Sep 20, 11:11 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 3.

Footballguys view: McFadden is always great - when he's on the field, which is less often than we'd all like. It's hard to get excited by the prospects of this offense going against New England. McFadden may make up for the lack of ground attack with some receptions but we still see him as no more than an RB3 option.

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  Raiders | Kaluka Maiava could start    Sat Sep 20, 11:01 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Kaluka Maiava could start at middle linebacker in Week 3 if LB Nick Roach (concussion) is not able to play. LB Miles Burris has been playing middle linebacker but is expected to move to outside linebacker in place of LB Sio Moore (ankle).

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  Raiders | Nick Roach still not cleared    Sat Sep 20, 10:30 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Nick Roach (concussion) still has not been cleared to play because of his concussion. Roach is listed as questionable for Week 3 and could be a game-time decision.

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  Raiders | Shelby Harris back to PS    Sat Sep 20, 03:25 AM

Updating a previous item, the Oakland Raiders re-signed DE Shelby Harris to the practice squad on Friday, Sept. 19. He had cleared waivers that day.

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  Raiders | Two become free agents    Fri Sep 19, 07:33 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Kaelin Burnett and DE Shelby Harris cleared waivers and have become free agents Friday, Sept. 19.


  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play?    Fri Sep 19, 07:22 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (calf) is questionable for Week 3 against the New England Patriots, but it sounds as though he'll play.

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  Raiders | Friday injury report    Fri Sep 19, 06:29 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3. CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), OT Matt McCants (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), LB Nick Roach (concussion), DE Antonio Smith (back) and WR Rod Streater (hip) are listed as questionable. DE Justin Tuck (illness) is listed as probable. Moore did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Tuck fully participated in practice, while the other players were limited during practice.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew questionable    Fri Sep 19, 06:24 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Darren McFadden would be a what the heck flex if Jones-Drew can't go. He showed flashes his old powerful, explosive self against the Texans last week. If MJD goes, the Raiders backfield turns back into a muddled mess.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew practicing    Fri Sep 19, 04:18 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (calf) was practicing Friday, Sept. 19, after he missed Week 2 against the Houston Texans.

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