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Raiders’ upset bid bounces away, 16-9

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — FOXBOROUGH — No such thing as a moral victory in the NFL? Nonsense. The Raiders, who were 0-2 and expected to be blown out by the Patriots, slowed down Tom Brady and the New England defense, and were down one score late in the fourth quarter. But Oakland couldn’t do enough offensively and lost 16-9 […]
  • 14 hr 14 min ago

Schaub returns home, Jones-Drew inactive

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Backup quarterback Matt Schaub left the team Saturday to be with his wife, and Matt McGloin will handle No. 2 duties behind Derek Carr today against the Patriots. Schaub’s wife, Laurie, had an emergency C-section to deliver the couple’s fourth child, who is several months premature. Schaub’s wife and the baby are doing well. Meanwhile, […]
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Tuck will play scout team in practice if he has to

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Close your eyes when Justin Tuck talks and you may hear Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly, former Raiders defensive veterans of recent years trying to explain disappointing efforts. And how close they are to turning it around. It’s surely been a shock for new Raider Tuck to start 0-2, but he said Monday that no […]
  • 5 days ago
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Raiders sign WR Vincent Brown

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders have signed receiver Vincent Brown to a one-year deal, according to league sources. Earlier today, the former Charger was in for a workout and, while coach Dennis Allen wouldn’t comment on that, there was a locker nameplate up for Brown moments after the media left Allen. The Raiders waived linebacker Bojay Filiomeatu, who […]
  • 6 days ago
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Carr acquits himself well in Raiders loss

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Here’s a tantalizing snapshot from Derek Carr’s first home game as Raiders starting quarterback: a read-option fake to Darren McFadden, a vast expanse of green grass/infield dirt and a 41-yard gain for Carr. Yep, he could be pretty good. And here’s the counterbalance: Carr stares down wide receiver Mychal Rivera, cornerback Kareem Jackson jumps the […]
  • 7 days ago
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New Raiders quickly losing their way

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — As the final two minutes of Sunday’s home opener mercifully evaporated, with most of the Coliseum crowd long gone, Justin Tuck sat at the end of the bench. Some teammates chatted quietly nearby, but Tuck silently and stoically stared at the ground. He looked crestfallen, frustrated, disconsolate. This counts as a fitting image of the […]
  • 7 days ago
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Allen, Raiders fall to 0-2 after home opener stinker

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Dennis Allen’s seat is officially as red-hot as the visor he carries in his visor. The Raiders laid an egg in their home-opener and are now 0-2 in what owner Mark Davis has said is a “no excuses” season for the team and its third-year coach. Oakland fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and […]
  • 7 days ago
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Raiders put Taiwan Jones on IR

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders coach Dennis Allen wouldn’t rule out running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) and linebacker Nick Roach (head) for Sunday’s game after practice on Friday. Even though Jones-Drew’s right hand is swollen and he hasn’t practiced all week, and Roach has been out three weeks and still not passed the last level of concussion tests. Allen […]
  • 9 days ago
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Can pretty much rule Jones-Drew out for Sunday

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Maurice Jones-Drew said he had a procedure on his right hand — not for a broken bone, he said — and the running back and the Raiders coaching staff essentially ruled him out for Sunday’s game. “I would like to go out there (Sunday), but it’s a long season,” said Jones-Drew, whose hand was very […]
  • 10 days ago
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Jones-Drew “day-to-day” after hand surgery

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed practice Wednesday with a hand injury and is day-to-day, coach Dennis Allen said. Allen later told Sirius XM NFL Radio that Jones-Drew had surgery on the hand, but still maintains that the former De La Salle High star won’t miss a significant amount of time. If Jones-Drew can’t go […]
  • 11 days ago
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Raiders go down 19-14 in opener

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Jets did their best to give the Raiders a chance to win, but the Raiders couldn’t run the ball or get any pressure on the quarterback in a 19-14 loss at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Maurice Jones-Drew gained 11 yards on nine carries, only after his last run went for 12 yards. The score […]
  • 14 days ago
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Rex Ryan: Carr energizes Raiders, Smith had to learn 5-step drop

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — We had Jets coach Rex Ryan on a conference call this morning. He talked about how impressed he was with Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr and the development of his own quarterback, Geno Smith, among other things: ^ On Carr: “Obviously, he had an outstanding preseason. He’s just a talented guy. We knew he was […]
  • 18 days ago
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Denarius Moore bringing “different demeanor”

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders kept Denarius Moore and other receivers on the final roster over former Brown Greg Little because, coach Dennis Allen said, fourth-year veteran Moore … regressed. “D-Mo, I think, has really kind of gotten back to where he was maybe a couple of years ago when we first got here,” Allen said. “I saw […]
  • 19 days ago
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Schaub wasn’t worried when Carr threw 3 TDs in preseason finale

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — A dejected Matt Schaub talked to reporters Tuesday, a day after he was told that Derek Carr is the new Raiders starting quarterback. He was surprised when coach Dennis Allen told him the news. “I was, yeah absolutely,” he said. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t. Yeah, absolutely.” Schaub sat out the preseason […]
  • 19 days ago
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Derek Carr excited but not surprised, ready for Jets

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Derek Carr said he was excited about the news Monday that he had won the starting quarterback job, but not necessarily surprised. “I wasn’t thinking about being the starter or about being the backup,” Carr said Tuesday. “All I care about is the Raiders winning.” He said Matt Schaub shook his hand, said congratulations, and […]
  • 19 days ago
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