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Richard Sherman expects Derek Carr to take shots

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Richard Sherman said he expects Derek Carr to take his shots down the field when the Raiders visit the Seahawks -- a tactic that won the rookie his starting job this season. Will the strategy be a...
  • 12 hr 41 min ago

Browns' defense knocks off winless Raiders

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — After an embarrassing performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, the Cleveland Browns and their defense rebounded with a sound 23-13 win over the hapless Oakland Raiders.
  • 5 days ago
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Jon Gruden wanted Raiders to draft Johnny Manziel

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Would Jon Gruden leave his job in broadcasting? Maybe if the Raiders drafted Johnny Manziel to play under center.
  • 5 days ago

Raiders plan to activate cornerback D.J. Hayden

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Raiders plan to activate cornerback D.J. Hayden on Saturday, per Ian Rapoport. Oakland's 2013 first-round pick is expected to be on the field for Sunday's game with the Browns.
  • 6 days ago

Oakland Raiders activate cornerback D.J. Hayden

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Raiders activated cornerback D.J. Hayden on Saturday. Oakland's 2013 first-round pick is expected to be on the field for Sunday's road game with the Cleveland Browns.
  • 6 days ago

Raiders' James Jones not getting his targets in Oakland

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — What can the Raiders do to feed a wideout that once caught 14 touchdown passes in one season? James Jones hasn't seen the ball as much as expected since arriving in Oakland, and the receiver...
  • 7 days ago
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LaMarr Woodley likely out for season with biceps injury

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is likely lost for the season after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • 9 days ago
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LaMarr Woodley likely out for season with torn biceps

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is likely lost for the season after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • 9 days ago
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Darnell Dockett: Raiders fans threw coins, ice at us

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Near the end of the Arizona Cardinals' win over the Raiders, injured defensive tackle Darnell Dockett scribbled a whiteboard message for Oakland's fans. See what he drew up -- and why.
  • 11 days ago
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Winless Oakland Raiders off to worst start in 52 years

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Interim coach Tony Sparano buried the ball weeks ago, but nothing has changed for the Raiders. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oakland's 0-6 record marks its worst start in in 52...
  • 11 days ago

Cardinals knock off Raiders to stay atop NFC West

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Carson Palmer made his return to Oakland a successful one. The quarterback threw two touchdowns in the Arizona Cardinals' victory over the Raiders.
  • 12 days ago
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Tony Sparano succeeds by limiting Raiders' playbook

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Tony Sparano has been hungry for another shot at a head coaching gig, and now that he has the reigns in Oakland, he's doing things his way again. Will it work with the Raiders?
  • 16 days ago
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Tony Sparano to Derek Carr: 'This is your football team'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Rookies on less-than-stellar teams can have trouble leading a locker room of veterans. But Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano said he gave the leadership keys to David Carr.
  • 21 days ago
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Oakland Raiders' Tony Sparano buries the ball

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano took a page out of Bill Belichick's playbook when he had his team bury a football at the Raiders' practice facility. Why would Sparano do that?
  • 25 days ago
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Kenbrell Thompkins claimed by Oakland Raiders

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Oakland Raiders claimed wideout Kenbrell Thompkins off waivers from the New England Patriots. How will he fit in with the wide receiver corps featuring James Jones and Andre Holmes?
  • 25 days ago
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Holmgren visited Raiders, 'probably' won't coach them

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren told a Seattle radio station on Monday that he visited the Raiders' facility last week. Could Holmgren actually be a coaching candidate?
  • 25 days ago
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Blog Articles

Rogers misses third straight practice

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Cornerback Carlos Rogers missed his third straight practice Friday with a knee injury. He played every snap in last week’s loss to the Browns. Meanwhile, receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was back...
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Raiders fall to 0-7 with 23-13 loss to Browns

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — CLEVELAND — The Raiders couldn’t score a touchdown for the first 59 minutes Sunday and were actually in the game for three quarters. But the ending was really never in doubt, was it now, and...
  • 5 days ago

Raiders activate Hayden; Game capsule

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders (0-6) at Browns (3-3) 1:25 p.m., Ch. 5, 95.7 FM Spotlight on: CB DJ Hayden – The Raiders activated last year’s first-round pick Saturday, after he missed the first six games with a foot...
  • 6 days ago
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Safety Usama Young out for the season

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Free safety Usama Young is out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL, sources said, confirming a report by ESPN. Young, who was already replacing Tyvon Branch in the lineup, was injured in...
  • 11 days ago
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Raiders 0-6 after 24-13 loss to Cardinals

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders offense, after a breakthrough performance (for them) last week, was stuck in neutral again Sunday afternoon in a 21-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Oakland falls to 0-6, its worst...
  • 12 days ago

Tuck and Reece out for today’s game

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) and fullback Marcel Reece (quad) are both out for today’s game against the Cardinals. C.J. Wilson and Jamize Olawale, respectively, will start. Right...
  • 12 days ago

Sparano “cautiously optimistic” Tuck, Reece play Sunday

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) and fullback Marcel Reece (quad) both practiced for the first time this week on Friday. I asked coach Tony Sparano if he was optimistic that both could...
  • 14 days ago

DJ Hayden: “Now it’s my time”

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Usually, if a team gets their 2013 first-round pick back from injury, they are pretty excited. The Raiders … are crossing their fingers that cornerback DJ Hayden, back Wednesday after missing six...
  • 16 days ago

Palmer happy Raiders, fans have young QB to build around

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Carson Palmer returns to O.co Coliseum Sunday for the first time since he was cleaned out with a lot of Raiders players after the 2012 season. And the Cardinals quarterback is happy Oakland has...
  • 16 days ago

Sparano liked smaller playbook, effort in loss

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Keep it simple. That seems to be Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano’s plan going forward, and it almost worked out of the gate. 0-5 Oakland was beating 5-1 San Diego 28-24 with two minutes...
  • 18 days ago

Raiders roll dice one too many times in 31-28 loss

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders opened up the offense finally, and it worked out brilliantly for the first 58 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Rookie Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes and running...
  • 19 days ago

Schaub holds on to backup QB job

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — In a little bit of a surprise, veteran Matt Schaub beat out Matt McGloin for the backup quarterback job Sunday after a week of competition. McGloin is inactive for Sunday’s game against the...
  • 19 days ago
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Would McCoy have turned around Raiders?

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Back in early 2012, the Raiders received permission from the Denver Broncos to interview both defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for their head-coaching...
  • 19 days ago
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Barnes out for Sunday/updated injury report

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Right tackle Khalif Barnes will miss Sunday’s game with a quadriceps injury. He missed practice again on Friday and second-year player Menelik Watson will take his place against the...
  • 21 days ago
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Denarius Moore gets a clean slate

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Interim coach Tony Sparano said he is giving former starting receiver Denarius Moore a clean slate. Moore was inactive in the last game after having a ball bounce off his chest in the closing...
  • 22 days ago
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Sparano said Roach wasn’t close to returning

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Almost seven weeks after he left a preseason game with a concussion, Raiders linebacker Nick Roach had his season come to an end on Wednesday. The team made official what teammates had long...
  • 22 days ago
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Roach, Raiders call it a season

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Almost seven weeks after he left a preseason game with a concussion, Raiders linebacker Nick Roach had his season come to an end. The team announced Wednesday that Roach has been placed on...
  • 23 days ago
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Raiders players host breast cancer patients for dinner

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Maurice Jones-Drew, Brian Leonhardt, Sio Moore, and Rod Streater hosted a pre-selected group of local breast cancer patients and their caregivers for dinner at the Raiders facility Tuesday night....
  • 23 days ago
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Branden Oliver’s rise no surprise to Khalil Mack

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Khalil Mack has a pretty good story, a one-scholarship-offer player at the University of Buffalo who worked hard to become a top-five draft pick for the Oakland Raiders this season. His college...
  • 24 days ago
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Sparano switches up players’ lockers, buries a football

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — It works for kindergarten classes so why not give it a try. As part of the sweeping changes that interim coach Tony Sparano has brought to the Raiders, the team shifted where everyone dresses in...
  • 24 days ago
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