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Raiders cut safety Dowling over maturity issues

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders surprisingly waived safety Jonathan Dowling on Saturday, a day before their third preseason game. Dowling had his first career interception just last week when he picked off Shaun Hill in a 20-12 loss in Minnesota. League sources say Dowling was cut due to maturity issues, and not his play on the field. The
  • 3 days ago
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Del Rio rethinking preseason playing time due to league-wide injuries

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — There have been a rash of knee injuries around the league this preseason, and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he was going to have to look at possibly reducing his starters’ playing time in the third preseason game to play safe. I asked Raiders coach Jack Del Rio if he was going to have a
  • 5 days ago
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20 questions: Answering the fans before camp starts

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — I tackled the five big questions facing the Raiders in today’s story. Readers fired in 20 more, and I fire back. Get some rest before Friday’s first practice. Go … ^ Who will play right side of offensive line? I think Webb will win job at guard, and Watson may have a slight edge on
  • 33 days ago
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If you haven’t seen Ken Stabler play, here he is

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — I know, I know, I can’t leave the Stabler thing along. But I thought it would interesting for younger football fans to take a look at Ken Stabler. I want to thank poster Kilgore for this youtube video on him. What stands out is his genius for adjusting in the pocket. On his first throw
  • 42 days ago
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Ken Stabler deserves the Hall

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Ken Stabler, who died Thursday, greatly deserves Hall of Fame recognition. First of all, the former Raiders quarterback excelled in Al Davis’ deep passing system. A sidearm slinger without a great arm, Stabler, nevertheless, won with guile, the ability to adjust in the pocket, feathery touch on deep passes and deadly accuracy. Stabler would have
  • 51 days ago
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