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Raiders add backup quarterback in Ponder

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders agreed to terms with backup quarterback Christian Ponder on a one-year deal on Friday, league sources said. He is reunited with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who was with Ponder in Minnesota from 2011-13. Ponder, 27, was the Vikings’ first-round draft pick in 2011, and was 14-21-1 as a starter. He completed 59.8 percent
  • 35 days ago
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Raiders add RB Helu

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Capping off a day in which they added a backup linebacker and blocking tight end in free agency, the Raiders agreed to terms with backup running back Roy Helu on Tuesday evening. Helu, who spent his first four seasons with Washington, is getting $4 million for two years. The Danville native had 42 receptions for
  • 38 days ago
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Gregory “starstruck” with Del Rio in meeting

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory said he met with Raiders officials for 30 minutes Friday night. Gregory is one of the elite pass rushers available in the draft and is expected to be a Top 10 pick. Oakland picks fourth. “I really enjoyed our visit,” Gregory said. “I really felt like there was a connection.
  • 55 days ago
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Q and A with #Raiders draft candidate Amari Cooper

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — INDIANAPOLIS — Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL combine on Saturday and cemented his place as a Top 10 pick in the NFL draft in two months. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Cooper set school and SEC records last season with 124 receptions while finishing second in conference history with
  • 55 days ago
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