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Maurice Jones-Drew: My goal is to be explosive again

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew feels back to his old self now one year removed from foot surgery. MJD is gunning for the Raiders' starting job with plenty of motivation on his...
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Raiders trade Terrelle Pryor to Seattle Seahawks

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks, where the 2011 supplemental draft pick will compete to backup Russell Wilson.
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Report: Raiders hoping to trade QB Terrelle Pryor

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Raiders are ready to ship Terrelle Pryor out of town. Oakland reportedly is hoping to trade the fourth-year quarterback before the start of its offseason program next Tuesday.
  • 6 days ago

Rolando McClain bombs in Baltimore Ravens workout

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Former 2010 No. 8 overall pick Rolando McClain's workout with the Baltimore Ravens did not go well Tuesday, NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported. Just how bad was it?
  • 7 days ago

Mock Draft 5.0: Jadeveon Clowney, AJ McCarron to Texans

NFL.com (Brooks, Bucky) — The Houston Texans get their superstar and their quarterback in Bucky Brooks' two-round mock draft, selecting Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall and AJ McCarron atop Round 2 of the 2014 draft.
  • 7 days ago
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QB-needy teams looking elsewhere in first round?

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — "At least four" QB-needy teams-- including the Texans and Jaguars -- are "strongly considering" passing up QBs in the first round, Peter King reports. Does that mean Jadeveon Clowney goes first...
  • 8 days ago
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Schaub broken beyond repair?

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Raiders have touted Matt Schaub as their QB solution despite a disastrous 2013 season. Is a bounce-back campaign in the works? Chris Wesseling explores Schaub's past, present and future.
  • 11 days ago
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Oakland Raiders' Matt Schaub broken beyond repair?

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Raiders have touted Matt Schaub as their QB solution despite a disastrous 2013. Is a bounce-back campaign in the works? Chris Wesseling explores Schaub's past, present and future.
  • 11 days ago
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Jared Veldheer signing 'shocked' Arizona Cardinals

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Arizona Cardinals were pleased to sign Jared Veldheer but were nonetheless surprised he was available this offseason. Why did the Oakland Raiders opt against applying the franchise tag on the...
  • 12 days ago
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Raiders' DL most improved position group in AFC West

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Around The League's Roster Reset series examines the AFC West's most improved position group. Can Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley turn around the Oakland Raiders' defensive line?
  • 15 days ago
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Zach Mettenberger meeting with five NFL teams this week

NFL.com (Huguenin, Mike) — LSU's Zach Mettenberger has his pro day Wednesday, and also has meetings scheduled for this week with the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee...
  • 15 days ago
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Johnny Manziel visiting Oakland Raiders

NFL.com The acquisition of Matt Schaub and a reported "massive crush" on Derek Carr isn't keeping the Raiders from taking a close look at Johnny Manziel.
  • 16 days ago
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Tracking teams' interest in top 2014 NFL Draft prospects

NFL.com Take a look at which general managers and head coaches attended which college pro days, as well as the private workouts teams had with top 2014 NFL Draft prospects.
  • 18 days ago
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MJD: Matt Schaub can get Raiders to Super Bowl

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Maurice Jones-Drew said he chose the Oakland Raiders over the Steelers and Patriots. The running back believes the team -- and its new QB -- has what it takes to go all the way.
  • 20 days ago
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Mike Brisiel released by Oakland Raiders

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — The Oakland Raiders released guard Mike Brisiel on Tuesday. Was the cut a salary cap related move to reel in free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson?
  • 21 days ago
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DeSean Jackson tracker: Redskins in, 49ers out?

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Around The League's DeSean Jackson tracker reviews every franchise reported to be pursuing the receiver. The 49ers are interested at the right price, but the Redskins are closing in on a deal.
  • 21 days ago
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Carlos Rogers signs contract with Oakland Raiders

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Carlos Rogers will join Tarell Brown across the Bay Bridge. The veteran cornerback signed with the Oakland Raiders on Monday after becoming a salary cap casualty with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • 22 days ago
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Matt Schaub would love DeSean Jackson on Raiders

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Essentially on a one-year tryout for the Oakland Raiders, QB Matt Schaub understandably wants all the help he can get in 2014. Does DeSean Jackson make a good fit in Oakland?
  • 22 days ago
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Charles Woodson: Al Davis would add DeSean Jackson

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Oakland Raiders are doing their due diligence on DeSean Jackson. Charles Woodson looks at what the receiver brings to the table and knows one man who would have signed Jackson: Al Davis.
  • 23 days ago
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DeSean Jackson on Redskins, Raiders, Bills' radar

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Around The League's DeSean Jackson tracker reviews every franchise reported to be pursuing the wide receiver. The Redskins and Raiders appear to be leading the charge. Is your team in the mix?
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

Quick hits from Maurice Jones-Drew

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders offseason conditioning program starts today and we’ll get some players at about 12:30. I did have a nice chat recently with Maurice Jones-Drew, and I will put some of the...
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Pryor traded to the Seahawks

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round pick Monday afternoon. Pryor, a supplemental third-round pick in 2010, started nine games last season but...
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Rolando McClain: “I’m done” … again

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Former Raiders bust Rolando McClain retired again Monday, for the second time at the age of 24 and now for good, he said. McClain was scheduled to return to the Baltimore Ravens today with the...
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Preseason schedule finalized

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders have finalized dates and times for their preseason schedule. They will open on Aug. 8 in Minnesota against the Vikings at 5 p.m. They host the Lions at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15, then take on...
  • 3 days ago
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Johnny Manziel is exciting, but Raiders will pass

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders had Johnny Manziel in for visit at the start of the week and here’s why I’m pretty sure they won’t pick him at No. 5 in next month’s draft. First off, none of the...
  • 12 days ago
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Preseason opponents announced

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Oakland Raiders have home games against Detroit and Seattle, and road contests at Minnesota and Green Bay this upcoming preseason, released Wednesday by the NFL. Date Opponent Time TV Aug....
  • 13 days ago
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Raiders take in Mettenberger’s pro day

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo met with Louisiana State quarterback Zach Mettenberger Tuesday before his Pro Day today. Here is the (short) book...
  • 13 days ago
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Warner says Raiders got a steal in Schaub

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Well, the Redskins signed former Cal and Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson today to a three-year, $24 million contract with $16 million guaranteed. So ends the #DJaxtoOakland fan movement. The...
  • 20 days ago
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Raiders cut Brisiel; Ford signs with Jets

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders released veteran right guard Mike Brisiel Tuesday, and they didn’t use the post-June 1 designation, so they will take on the $3.93 million hit in dead money and get it off the books....
  • 21 days ago
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Rogers hopes he and Brown can do it again, plus Jones-Drew’s contract terms

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Last season’s starting 49ers cornerbacks, Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown, are back together again, reunited Monday afternoon when Rogers joined his former teammate in signing with the Oakland...
  • 22 days ago
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Raiders sign former 49ers CB Rogers

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers on Monday afternoon. He joins former teammate Tarell Brown as newest members of Oakland’s secondary, and will play in...
  • 22 days ago
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Ex-49er DB Rogers visiting Raiders

SFGate.com (Mike Lerseth) — Free agent defensive back Carlos Rogers, who was released by the 49ers earlier this month in a cost-cutting move, is expected to visit the Raiders today. The 32-year-old Rogers was a three-year...
  • 22 days ago
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Raiders interested in DeSean Jackson; no visit scheduled yet

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Oakland Raiders are one of nine teams interested in former Eagles and Cal receiver DeSean Jackson, league sources said. Jackson, 27, was released by Philadelphia Friday, an hour after a story...
  • 24 days ago
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Jones-Drew grew up a Raiders fan, says McFadden has a leg up on him

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Maurice Jones-Drew has a chip on his shoulder … so does every other free agent the Raiders have signed the past month. Join the club. It’s almost like that’s the first question general manager...
  • 25 days ago
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Raiders also bring back Pat Sims

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders, while they were adding running back Maurice Jones-Drew, also re-signed defensive tackle Pat Sims to a one-year contract Friday, according to agent Rick Smith. The run-stuffing Sims,...
  • 25 days ago
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RB comes home, as Jones-Drew agrees to terms

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders added another veteran with something to prove, agreeing to terms with former Jaguars and De La Salle High running back Maurice Jones-Drew Friday morning. The 3-year deal is pending a...
  • 25 days ago
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Jones-Drew in for a visit

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Former Jaguars and De La Salle High (Concord) running back Maurice Jones-Drew is meeting with the Raiders Thursday night and Friday. The 2011 NFL rushing leader met with the Steelers and the Jets...
  • 26 days ago
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