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Derek Carr returns to practice

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice on Monday, three days after sustaining a concussion and a hit to his ribs against the Lions on Friday. Carr was wearing extra padding around his ribs. Carr got some first-team reps in the second preseason game, but coach Dennis Allen doesn’t anticipate that happening again Friday […]
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Woodson on slow start, Green Bay, and possibility of Raiders leaving Oakland

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — While coach Dennis Allen said he is not concerned at all about his defense after the first two preseason games, safety Charles Woodson admitted that the Raiders have to be a “tiny” bit. Starting quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Matthews Stafford have gone a combined 14-for-16 for 150 yards and three touchdown drives in three series […]
  • 2 days ago
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Quick hits from Sunday’s practice

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Rookie quarterback Derek Carr has on the practice field as a spectator, still out with a concussion after a hit Friday night … Rookie defensive tackle Justin Ellis has been sidelined with a concussion for nine days now … Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa will likely be out until the season-openr with a knee injury. … Fullback […]
  • 2 days ago
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X-rays on Carr’s ribs negative; Hayden not back this week

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Coach Dennis Allen said Saturday that X-rays on rookie quarterback Derek Carr’s ribs were negative and he is feeling much better than he did after the injury Friday night. Carr also suffered a concussion on the hard hit by Lions defensive end Larry Webster. Carr got some playing time with the first-team Friday, but even […]
  • 3 days ago
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Carr injured late in 27-26 win over Lions

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Six days after he said playing rookie quarterback Derek Carr with the first-team offense “was not in the plans,” Dennis Allen put Carr in with the first-team offense Friday night in the second preseason game. It doesn’t mean there is a quarterback controversy, and Allen will scream “Matt Schaub is still our starter” from the […]
  • 4 days ago
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Raiders and Cowboys tone things down – a bit – in Wednesday’s practice

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — There weren’t any major brawls on the field Wednesday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean the Raiders and Cowboys players were joining hands and singing ‘Kumbaya.’ There were a handful of minor skirmishes on the second and last day of the joint practices. “You can’t expect nothing less when coaches put us out here against each […]
  • 6 days ago
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No progress in talks with Raiders, Oakland; no lease extension sought

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — There hasn’t been any progress in talks between the Oakland Raiders and the City of Oakland in recent weeks, according to multiple league and city sources. The Raiders were hoping for a renewed effort on the city’s part after Oakland signed a 10-year lease with the Oakland Athletics earlier this month. But that hasn’t happened, […]
  • 6 days ago
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Raiders and Cowboys duke it out in joint practice

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — OXNARD – There was something in the air from the get-go on Tuesday, from when well more than half of the 8,326 fans that strolled onto the Dallas Cowboys’ practice field were wearing Silver and Black. “There was a lot of enthusiasm out there,” Dallas owner Jerry Jones said, smiling. After one false alarm – […]
  • 7 days ago
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Allen sees “things we can build on” in game 1 film

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders coach Dennis Allen did not throw his hands up and call off the season Saturday, a day after a sloppy 10-6 loss in Minnesota in the preseason opener. Oakland will return to practice. It will try to improve. After watching game film of his first-team offense and defense struggle, along with a handful of […]
  • 10 days ago
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Raiders start off with woeful 10-0 loss

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — MINNEAPOLIS — It’s the preseason, so how bad could it have really been? Pretty bad. The Raiders first-team defense got shredded by Matt Cassel, and the offense didn’t look much better. New starting quarterback Matt Schaub nearly threw an interception on his first pass, and was ineffective in a quarter of play, finishing 3-of-7 for […]
  • 11 days ago
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Former starter McGloin pushes forward

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — One of the sounds of training camp up here in peaceful Napa is a guy yelling at himself a couple of times a day. It’s Raiders third-string quarterback Matt McGloin, and no, it’s not because he started six games last season and is now picking up scraps. McGloin gets mad at himself when one of […]
  • 13 days ago
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Ausberry needs knee surgery; Rivera next man up

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders tight end David Ausberry needs knee surgery, coach Dennis Allen said after Tuesday’s practice, and will miss Friday’s preseason opener against Minnesota. Ausberry was atop the depth chart after a week at training camp. Allen didn’t disclose the exact nature of the injury or what knee Ausberry hurt. The 2011 7th-round pick had missed […]
  • 14 days ago
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Khalif Barnes finds fountain of youth

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Nine practices in at training camp, and 10-year veteran Khalif Barnes is still standing at left guard, holding off rookie Gabe Jackson for starting honors. Which he wasn’t expected to do. “Every year there is competition and every year some people seem to count me out, but neither one bothers me,” Barnes said. “I have […]
  • 15 days ago
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Olson fine-tunes Carr’s footwork, raves about Rivera

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Sat down with Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson and a couple other reporters before lunch today. Olson is very pleased with how the first seven practices of camp have gone and that there have been no significant injuries. “We added to our playmakers, beefed up our front and added more stability to our quarterback room,” […]
  • 17 days ago
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