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Raiders GM: Khalil Mack reminds me of Clay Matthews

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was a Packers exec when Green Bay drafted Clay Matthews. McKenzie took Khalil Mack No. 5 overall this May and says the rookie reminds him a lot of Matthews.
  • 2 days ago

Raiders to release veteran LB Kevin Burnett, per report

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Coach Dennis Allen previously said veteran linebacker Kevin Burnett would compete for a starting spot. Now he reportedly finds himself on the unemployment line as the Raiders are set to let him go.
  • 5 days ago
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Report: Kevin Burnett, Oakland Raiders to part ways

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Coach Dennis Allen previously said veteran linebacker Kevin Burnett would compete for a starting spot. Now he reportedly finds himself on the unemployment line as the Raiders are set to let him go.
  • 5 days ago
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Kevin Burnett, Oakland Raiders part ways

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Coach Dennis Allen previously said veteran linebacker Kevin Burnett would compete for a starting spot. Now he finds himself on the unemployment line as the Raiders let him go.
  • 5 days ago
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Oakland Raiders' DJ Hayden (foot) out for start of camp

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — DJ Hayden is still is nursing a foot injury that kept him out of offseason practices. Now, it looks like the cornerback will miss the start of training camp following surgery for a stress fracture.
  • 6 days ago
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Raiders' DJ Hayden (foot) to miss start of camp

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — DJ Hayden still is nursing a foot injury that kept him out of offseason practices. Now, it looks like the cornerback will miss the start of training camp following surgery for a stress fracture.
  • 6 days ago
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Mark Davis: Raiders' offseason was 'phenomenal'

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Raiders owner Mark Davis made it clear that jobs are on the line in Oakland this year. Good thing Davis recently called the team's offseason effort "phenomenal."
  • 8 days ago
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Janikowski optimistic after down season with Raiders

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Sebastian Janikowski had the worst season of his career in 2013. Now in his 15th season, the Raiders kicker is optimistic that he will bounce back.
  • 8 days ago
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Sebastian Janikowski optimistic after down season

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Sebastian Janikowski had the worst season of his career in 2013. Now in his 15th season, the Oakland Raiders kicker is optimistic that he will bounce back.
  • 8 days ago
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Marcus Allen wants Raiders to return to Los Angeles

NFL.com (Coppinger, Mike) — Next year marks two full decades since Los Angeles last had an NFL franchise. Former Raiders star Marcus Allen thinks his old team would be fit for the move. Does Allen know something we don't?
  • 12 days ago
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Roger Goodell: Raiders could play at 49ers' stadium

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested on Thursday that the Oakland Raiders could make sense as a tenant at the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. How realistic is this option?
  • 12 days ago
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Woodson: Raiders expect Matt Schaub to be 'the guy'

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Charles Woodson is the senior member of Oakland's roster. The veteran safety believes Matt Schaub is the right pick to lead the Raiders' offense, regardless of his struggles last season.
  • 15 days ago
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Maurice Jones-Drew: London deserves NFL franchise

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew believes London would support an NFL team. But what hypothetical problems does the tailback foresee?
  • 19 days ago
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Donald Penn: Raiders to 'run the ball, then run it again'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — No matter which quarterback starts for the Oakland Raiders come Week 1, offensive tackle Donald Penn says the team -- which went 1-5 in the AFC West last season -- plans to emphasize the ground...
  • 22 days ago
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Taiwan Jones: Raiders' vets see team 'close' to winning

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Oakland Raiders special teams member Taiwan Jones believes this year's more experienced roster -- chock-full of veterans -- will help the team get out of the AFC West cellar.
  • 22 days ago
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Khalil Mack's sack checklist includes Brady, Bortles, Manning

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Khalil Mack is looking forward to knocking quarterbacks to the ground. The Oakland Raiders rookie rusher wrote for TheMMQB.com that he's already got a quarterback sack checklist that includes Tom...
  • 23 days ago
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Khalil Mack wants to sack Tom Brady, Peyton Manning

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Khalil Mack is looking forward to knocking quarterbacks to the ground. The Oakland Raiders rookie rusher wrote for The MMQB that he's already got a sack checklist that includes a few big names.
  • 23 days ago
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Blog Articles

Chekwa taking advantage of his opportunity

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — He can see clearly now. And Raiders cornerback Chimdi Chekwa is not talking about the Lasik surgery he had to improve his vision. “I think earlier in my career I made the mistake of comparing...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago
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Antonio Smith weighs in on critics, old dogs and fans

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Antonio Smith is 32, Justin Tuck 31 and LaMarr Woodley 29, which by most accounts is old for defensive linemen in the NFL. But Smith said the Raiders’ three free-agent defensive linemen...
  • 3 days ago
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“Schaubby’s getting his mojo back”

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — A year ago in Napa, Day 2 or 3 of training camp, Raiders coaches and teammates started to notice a lack of zip in Matt Flynn’s passes. Then he came out a few days later wrapped nearly head to toe...
  • 3 days ago
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Optimistic Raiders put in Day 1 of “long journey”

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders, who had their first practice of camp Friday behind the Napa Valley Marriott, are a happy and positive bunch, almost as much as the other hotel residents who stumble back in after a...
  • 4 days ago
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McKenzie not hitting panic button yet regarding Hayden, cornerbacks

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Four weeks have gone by since Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. He will miss the start of training camp later today and could be out another...
  • 5 days ago
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Hayden had surgery for broken foot, out for start of camp

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Cornerback DJ Hayden will miss the start, and likely all, of training camp after having surgery to repair a stress fracture on his right foot. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Hayden had the...
  • 5 days ago
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Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen split on where Raiders should play

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — A couple of days after former teammate Marcus Allen said he thinks the Raiders should move back to Los Angeles, Jim Plunkett said the fans are better in Oakland. “Oakland was a very crazy place to...
  • 8 days ago
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Jones-Drew: London deserves NFL franchise

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew said that he thinks London deserves a full-time NFL team. Jones-Drew will make his second trip to play a game in London this season. He played for the first...
  • 19 days ago
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