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Schedule analysis: Yikes

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — In all the first-day-of-offseason-conditioning euphoria, new defensive end LaMarr Woodley said Tuesday that the Raiders were definitely a playoff team. Now that he has the season schedule in his hands, Woodley may be scratching his head a little bit. Oakland (4-8 last year) knew going into Wednesday night’s schedule release that they had the toughest […]
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Raiders 2014 schedule

SFGate.com (Mike Lerseth) — Day, Date  Opponent  Pacific time Sun., Sept. 7  at N.Y. Jets  10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 14  Houston  1:25 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21  at New England  10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 28  Miami (London)  10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 5  Bye   Sun., Oct. 12  San Diego  1:05 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19  Arizona  1:25 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26 […]
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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 highlights up now: ^ The Raiders new running back on his goals last season (after foot surgery) and this season: “My goal last […]
  • 2 days ago
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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 fell out of favor with the coaching staff. The Raiders made it a priority to bring in a new starting quarterback and traded for former Texans […]
  • 2 days ago
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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 start of the offseason conditioning program. McClain told Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com that he was walking away from football, this […]
  • 3 days ago
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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 the Packers in Green Bay at 5 p.m. on Aug. 22. Oakland closes out the preseason at […]
  • 5 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 quarterbacks in this year’s draft are Top 10 picks and general manager Reggie McKenzie has said he strictly goes […]
  • 13 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. 7-11 at Minnesota Vikings TBA KTVU/KICU Aug. 14-18 DETROIT LIONS TBA KTVU/KICU Aug. 22 at Green Bay Packers 5 p.m. PT CBS/KPIX Ch. 5 […]
  • 15 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 Mettenberger, who is projected to be a second-round pick in next month’s draft. The 6-foot-5, 224-pound Mettenberger is coming off major knee surgery and won’t run a […]
  • 15 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 Raiders and Jackson had mutual “warm” interest but it never got any further than that, despite what some reports said. Meanwhile, future Hall of Famer Kurt […]
  • 22 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. The move frees up $1.38 million in salary cap space, and Oakland is now roughly $14.5 million under the cap, […]
  • 22 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 Raiders. ”We were a big part of the puzzle that turned San Francisco’s defense around, so hopefully we can translate that over here and be even better,” […]
  • 23 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 the slot. Rogers will likely back up Brown and D.J. Hayden, and play extensively in the team’s nickel defense. (I guess it’s possible that Rogers beats […]
  • 23 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 starter for the 49ers and had nine of 17 career interceptions while playing in San Francisco. The 6-foot, 199-pound Rogers was a first-round […]
  • 24 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 by NJ.com said he had gang ties. There were also reports that Jackson missed meetings and that he and coach Chip Kelly didn’t […]
  • 25 days ago
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