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Menelik Watson donates game check to sick girl

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Ava Urrea, a four-year-old Raiders fan with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, visited the team facility this week. Ava, was born with half a heart and has had 14 surgeries. Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson was so touched by her visit, set up by Fox analyst Jay Glazer’s Touchdown Dreams program, that he donated his game
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Tarell Brown the 14th player to go on IR

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Injuries have taken their toll, and could be one of the story lines if the Raiders decide to retain general manager Reggie McKenzie next season. On Saturday, cornerback Tarell Brown became the 14th Oakland player to hit the injured reserve list. He has a foot injury that he was playing through the last few weeks,
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Raiders pull plug on Sio Moore’s season

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — At 2-12, the Raiders aren’t going to push important young players back on the field. Oakland placed outside linebacker Sio Moore on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a sore hip. Oakland signed cornerback Chance Casey off the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers to take Moore’s place on the active roster Tuesday. Moore improved
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2-12 Raiders dominated 31-13 by Chiefs

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — That’s why the Raiders can’t have nice things. Every time they win a game – any by every time we mean twice – they get blown out the following week. Oakland followed up its win over San Francisco with a 31-13 loss to the Chiefs in which somehow, they allowed Alex
  • 7 days ago

LB Sio Moore out for Sunday

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Outside linebacker Sio Moore will miss Sunday’s game at Kansas City with a sore hip. He had been listed as questionable. Moore and backup safety Larry Asante were key in containing Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in the win three weeks ago, and they are both out Sunday. Asante has a shoulder injury. Cornerback Tarell
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Brown returns to practice in limited fashion

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Cornerback Tarell Brown returned to practice Friday in a limited fashion after missing Wednesday and Thursday with foot and ankle injuries. He will be a game-time decision and if he can’t go, TJ Carrie and Chimdi Chekwa would have to step up. Brandian Ross would normally move from strong safety to nickel cornerback, but probably
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Derek Carr honored and praised

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Friday was a good day for Derek Carr. The Raiders quarterback was named the NFL’s rookie of the week after leading his team to a 24-13 victory over the 49ers last Sunday. He completed 22-of-28 passes for 254 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 140.2 passer rating — the sixth-best by a rookie
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Other Thursday notes: Streater has a setback

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Receiver Rod Streater has had a setback in his recovery and has now missed two straight days of practice with a sore foot. He has to come off the injured reserve designated to return list by Monday, or his season is over. “There’s a concern,” interim coach Tony Sparano said. … Starting cornerback Tarell Brown
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Tarver has defense playing with more passion, success

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The last time the Raiders played the Chiefs, three weeks ago, Oakland got its first win of the season. Historians will also note that the Raiders almost blew it with excessive celebrating on the part of linebackers Sio Moore and Khalil Mack, well behind the line of scrimmage, but Justin Tuck saved the day by
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Kaepernick and Moore had heated exchange at halftime

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Raiders linebacker Sio Moore had a heated exchange at halftime of their game Sunday. The two had exchanged words a few plays earlier and Moore was waiting for Kaepernick in the tunnel leading to the two locker rooms. The confronation was posted by TMZ Sports. “I’m good,” Moore said. “I
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Raiders kings of the Bay for a day after 24-13 win

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Maybe the Raiders don’t need Jim Harbaugh after all. After a week of speculation that the 49ers possibly trade their head coach, or that he might end up with the Raiders next season, Harbaugh watched Sunday afternoon as his team was outplayed by the 1-11 team across the Bay. Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown
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Plunkett still bleeds Silver and Black — sometimes painfully so

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Most of the marquee players who suited up for both Bay Area NFL franchises – Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig – are identified more closely with the 49ers. Not Jim Plunkett. Plunkett lasted two seasons (1976-77) with the sad-sack, pre-Bill Walsh 49ers. Then he joined the Raiders and pumped life into his career, leading
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No regrets, and Brown is excited to face 49ers

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — It’s been easy for the Raiders to put last week’s 52-0 drubbing at the hands of the Rams behind them. One, when you’re 1-11, each loss is a little less shocking and gets compartmentalized a little quicker, and two, the 49ers are in town Sunday. Fans are fired up, why shouldn’t the players be as
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Carr still learning on job on 3rd down

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr leads the NFL with 27 third-down completions short of the first-down marker. That’s not one to call home about. “It’s hard enough to complete a pass so you can’t really pass on the open guys in this league,” Carr said. “Obviously, I am learning how to manipulate coverages with my
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Raiders don’t show up, lose 52-0

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — ST. LOUIS – There was an unforeseen downside to the Raiders losing their first 10 games before getting a win last week: The hangover is very severe. The Raiders flew out here, founnd a nice soft spot on the turf and took an early Sunday afternoon nap, as Rams players flew by in a 52-0
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