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Still 'too early' for Raiders to fire Dennis Allen

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Some Oakland Raiders fans are already calling for coach Dennis Allen to be fired. However, Ian Rapoport reports that it's still too early for owner Mark Davis to make a move.
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Injury roundup: Jones-Drew out, Foster unlikely to play

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Sunday in the NFL started with some surprising injury news for the fantasy football faithful involving Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Catch up on all the biggest injury news here.
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Brady trolls Raiders fans with Tuck Rule Game photo

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Tom Brady's star was launched into the stratosphere after the Tuck Rule Game. The New England Patriots quarterback shares his fond memories of the game against Oakland, surely to the dismay of...
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Raiders searching for ways to involve Marcel Reece

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Marcel Reece has just four touches in two weeks. The Oakland Raiders are seeking ways to get the multidimensional fullback more involved in the offense. Can the team learn to fully utilize talent...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Charles Woodson on Oakland Raiders: 'We suck'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Charles Woodson has seen his share of poor starts. After the Oakland Raiders fell to 0-2 following a demoralizing loss to the Houston Texans, the veteran safety didn't mince words.
  • 6 days ago
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Matt Schaub 'definitely not' considering retirement

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Matt Schaub made it clear this week that he is "definitely not" contemplating retirement after an elbow injury led to the loss of his starting job. Is his Raiders future -- and the future of his...
  • 9 days ago
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Maurice Jones-Drew could miss Texans-Raiders game

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Maurice Jones-Drew confirmed that he underwent a procedure on his right hand. The Oakland Raiders running back will reportedly miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
  • 9 days ago
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James Jones compares Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Derek Carr convinced the Oakland Raiders' veterans he's ready to start. Receiver James Jones even went so far as to say the rookie reminds him of his former QB in Green Bay.
  • 18 days ago
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Derek Carr holds future of Oakland Raiders in his hands

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Now that Derek Carr is starting the season opener, the Raiders hope he takes the job and runs with it. Can the rookie save his coach's job and help keep the franchise in Oakland?
  • 19 days ago
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Derek Carr starting over Matt Schaub for Raiders

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Oakland Raiders will start Derek Carr over Matt Schaub Week 1 for Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets. Did coach Dennis Allen make the right call for his team?
  • 20 days ago
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Greg Little released by Oakland Raiders

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Oakland Raiders released wide receiver Greg Little on Saturday, just three months after the former second-round pick was let go by the Cleveland Browns.
  • 22 days ago
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Dennis Allen, Raiders waiting on Matt Schaub's elbow

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Coach Dennis Allen said Friday that his quarterback decision will have to wait until he gets a better read on the health of Matt Schaub's elbow. Who is the favorite to start for the Raiders?
  • 23 days ago
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Denarius Moore flashes chemistry with Derek Carr

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Denarius Moore entered Thursday night fighting for a roster spot. After a brilliant two-touchdown performance from Moore, the Oakland Raiders will be hard-pressed to cut him.
  • 23 days ago
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Derek Carr makes his case during sizzling start

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Derek Carr put on an impressive display Thursday night in Oakland. Should the Raiders start the former Fresno State quarterback?
  • 23 days ago
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Derek Carr gets chance to prove he should start

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Derek Carr will see extended time in the preseason finale tonight. The Oakland Raiders staff insists the starting quarterback job is Matt Schaub's, but the rookie has the chance to win over the...
  • 24 days ago
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Raiders not concerned with Matt Schaub's elbow

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Coach Dennis Allen insisted Monday that he has no concerns with Matt Schaub's sore elbow. What is the Raiders' plan at quarterback?
  • 27 days ago
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Dennis Allen: Matt Schaub has sore throwing elbow

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Sunday that quarterback Matt Schaub has a sore throwing elbow. The injury is not thought to be serious.
  • 27 days ago
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Raiders' Matt Schaub sits out practice with sore elbow

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Sunday that quarterback Matt Schaub has a sore throwing elbow. The injury is not thought to be serious.
  • 27 days ago
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Blog Articles

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,...
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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...
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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...
  • 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...
  • 5 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...
  • 6 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,...
  • 6 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”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 18 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...
  • 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...
  • 19 days ago
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James Jones compares Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Receiver James Jones said he was one of the few people in the Raiders locker room that was not surprised the coaching staff went with rookie quarterback Derek Carr over veteran Matt Schaub on...
  • 19 days ago
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Derek Carr will start the opener

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start the season-opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 7, as Dennis Allen informed the team at Monday’s practice. He beats out Matt Schaub, who the...
  • 20 days ago
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Raiders claim former Seahawks DE

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders claimed defensive end Benson Mayowa off waivers from the Seahawks on Sunday. Oakland waived/injured linebacker Kaelin Burnett with a knee injury. Mayowa, an undrafted free agent out of...
  • 21 days ago
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Raiders cut Little, Crawford, Stewart, 19 others

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — There were no major surprises as the Raiders cut down to 53 players Saturday afternoon. Former Browns receiver Greg Little let off the gas a little bit after a nice start to camp, and was beaten...
  • 22 days ago
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Allen talks about quarterback decision

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday that “we’ll know exactly what we’re doing’’ on Monday with regard to the starting quarterback. If you think that’s a far cry from last week’s (and the past...
  • 22 days ago
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