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Raiders plan to activate cornerback D.J. Hayden

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Raiders plan to activate cornerback D.J. Hayden on Saturday, per Ian Rapoport. Oakland's 2013 first-round pick is expected to be on the field for Sunday's game with the Browns.
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Raiders' James Jones not getting his targets in Oakland

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — What can the Raiders do to feed a wideout that once caught 14 touchdown passes in one season? James Jones hasn't seen the ball as much as expected since arriving in Oakland, and the receiver...
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LaMarr Woodley likely out for season with biceps injury

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is likely lost for the season after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
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LaMarr Woodley likely out for season with torn biceps

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is likely lost for the season after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • 2 days ago
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Darnell Dockett: Raiders fans threw coins, ice at us

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Near the end of the Arizona Cardinals' win over the Raiders, injured defensive tackle Darnell Dockett scribbled a whiteboard message for Oakland's fans. See what he drew up -- and why.
  • 5 days ago

Winless Oakland Raiders off to worst start in 52 years

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Interim coach Tony Sparano buried the ball weeks ago, but nothing has changed for the Raiders. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oakland's 0-6 record marks its worst start in in 52...
  • 5 days ago

Cardinals knock off Raiders to stay atop NFC West

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Carson Palmer made his return to Oakland a successful one. The quarterback threw two touchdowns in the Arizona Cardinals' victory over the Raiders.
  • 5 days ago
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Tony Sparano succeeds by limiting Raiders' playbook

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Tony Sparano has been hungry for another shot at a head coaching gig, and now that he has the reigns in Oakland, he's doing things his way again. Will it work with the Raiders?
  • 10 days ago
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Tony Sparano to Derek Carr: 'This is your football team'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Rookies on less-than-stellar teams can have trouble leading a locker room of veterans. But Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano said he gave the leadership keys to David Carr.
  • 15 days ago
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Oakland Raiders' Tony Sparano buries the ball

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano took a page out of Bill Belichick's playbook when he had his team bury a football at the Raiders' practice facility. Why would Sparano do that?
  • 18 days ago
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Kenbrell Thompkins claimed by Oakland Raiders

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Oakland Raiders claimed wideout Kenbrell Thompkins off waivers from the New England Patriots. How will he fit in with the wide receiver corps featuring James Jones and Andre Holmes?
  • 18 days ago
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Holmgren visited Raiders, 'probably' won't coach them

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren told a Seattle radio station on Monday that he visited the Raiders' facility last week. Could Holmgren actually be a coaching candidate?
  • 19 days ago
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Oakland Raiders place WR Rod Streater on IR-Recall

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday they placed wide receiver Rod Streater on the IR-recall list. This means new interim coach Tony Sparano will be down a man in his first game Sunday.
  • 22 days ago
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Gannon: Raiders foster 'commitment to mediocrity'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Oakland Raiders haven't made the playoffs since Rich Gannon guided them to Super Bowl XXXVII more than a decade ago. The former quarterback isn't happy with the mess they've made since then.
  • 23 days ago
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Raiders' Derek Carr expects to play vs. Chargers

NFL.com (Coppinger, Mike) — The bye week can be friendly for some players and teams. Derek Carr is hoping a week off allows him time to heal, and told reporters he expects to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 6.
  • 23 days ago
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Jon Gruden: 'I'm not even thinking about coaching'

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Jon Gruden told ESPN Radio on Wednesday he's not even thinking about a return to the sidelines amid growing speculation that the Oakland Raiders will make a play for a reunion with the former...
  • 23 days ago
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Reggie McKenzie: I will hire Raiders' next coach

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — On the heels of firing Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters on Tuesday: "I will hire the next coach."
  • 24 days ago
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Tony Sparano named Raiders' interim head coach

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Tony Sparano will lead the Oakland Raiders for the rest of the season. The team announced Tuesday that Sparano will replace Dennis Allen as interim head coach.
  • 25 days ago
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Philip Wheeler: Beating Raiders not worth celebrating

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Miami Dolphins beat the Raiders on Sunday for a much-needed win. Linebacker Philip Wheeler, however, said beating Oakland is nothing to be all that happy about.
  • 25 days ago
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Dennis Allen was overmatched as Raiders' face

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — For all of Dennis Allen's built-in excuses, he was simply overmatched as the public face of the Raiders. Where did it all go wrong for Allen in Oakland? Chris Wesseling explores.
  • 25 days ago
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Blog Articles

Safety Usama Young out for the season

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Free safety Usama Young is out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL, sources said, confirming a report by ESPN. Young, who was already replacing Tyvon Branch in the lineup, was injured in...
  • 4 days ago
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Raiders 0-6 after 24-13 loss to Cardinals

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders offense, after a breakthrough performance (for them) last week, was stuck in neutral again Sunday afternoon in a 21-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Oakland falls to 0-6, its worst...
  • 5 days ago

Tuck and Reece out for today’s game

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) and fullback Marcel Reece (quad) are both out for today’s game against the Cardinals. C.J. Wilson and Jamize Olawale, respectively, will start. Right...
  • 6 days ago

Sparano “cautiously optimistic” Tuck, Reece play Sunday

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) and fullback Marcel Reece (quad) both practiced for the first time this week on Friday. I asked coach Tony Sparano if he was optimistic that both could...
  • 7 days ago

DJ Hayden: “Now it’s my time”

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Usually, if a team gets their 2013 first-round pick back from injury, they are pretty excited. The Raiders … are crossing their fingers that cornerback DJ Hayden, back Wednesday after missing six...
  • 9 days ago

Palmer happy Raiders, fans have young QB to build around

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Carson Palmer returns to O.co Coliseum Sunday for the first time since he was cleaned out with a lot of Raiders players after the 2012 season. And the Cardinals quarterback is happy Oakland has...
  • 9 days ago

Sparano liked smaller playbook, effort in loss

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Keep it simple. That seems to be Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano’s plan going forward, and it almost worked out of the gate. 0-5 Oakland was beating 5-1 San Diego 28-24 with two minutes...
  • 11 days ago

Raiders roll dice one too many times in 31-28 loss

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders opened up the offense finally, and it worked out brilliantly for the first 58 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Rookie Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes and running...
  • 12 days ago

Schaub holds on to backup QB job

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — In a little bit of a surprise, veteran Matt Schaub beat out Matt McGloin for the backup quarterback job Sunday after a week of competition. McGloin is inactive for Sunday’s game against the...
  • 13 days ago
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Would McCoy have turned around Raiders?

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Back in early 2012, the Raiders received permission from the Denver Broncos to interview both defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for their head-coaching...
  • 13 days ago
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Barnes out for Sunday/updated injury report

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Right tackle Khalif Barnes will miss Sunday’s game with a quadriceps injury. He missed practice again on Friday and second-year player Menelik Watson will take his place against the...
  • 14 days ago
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Denarius Moore gets a clean slate

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Interim coach Tony Sparano said he is giving former starting receiver Denarius Moore a clean slate. Moore was inactive in the last game after having a ball bounce off his chest in the closing...
  • 16 days ago
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Sparano said Roach wasn’t close to returning

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Almost seven weeks after he left a preseason game with a concussion, Raiders linebacker Nick Roach had his season come to an end on Wednesday. The team made official what teammates had long...
  • 16 days ago
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Roach, Raiders call it a season

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Almost seven weeks after he left a preseason game with a concussion, Raiders linebacker Nick Roach had his season come to an end. The team announced Wednesday that Roach has been placed on...
  • 16 days ago
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Raiders players host breast cancer patients for dinner

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Maurice Jones-Drew, Brian Leonhardt, Sio Moore, and Rod Streater hosted a pre-selected group of local breast cancer patients and their caregivers for dinner at the Raiders facility Tuesday night....
  • 17 days ago
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Branden Oliver’s rise no surprise to Khalil Mack

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Khalil Mack has a pretty good story, a one-scholarship-offer player at the University of Buffalo who worked hard to become a top-five draft pick for the Oakland Raiders this season. His college...
  • 17 days ago
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Sparano switches up players’ lockers, buries a football

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — It works for kindergarten classes so why not give it a try. As part of the sweeping changes that interim coach Tony Sparano has brought to the Raiders, the team shifted where everyone dresses in...
  • 18 days ago
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Carr seems fine, no Roach at first practice

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Quarterback Derek Carr showed no ill effects from his sprained ankle injury as he took the first-team snaps in Tony Sparano’s first practice as interim coach on Monday. We’ll see if...
  • 18 days ago
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Streater out until Week 13

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders placed receiver Rod Streater, who had foot surgery earlier this week, on the Injured Reserve -Designated to Return list. The third-year veteran will be eligible to return to the active...
  • 22 days ago
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Raiders to name Sparano coach

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders will name Tony Sparano the new coach at a 2 p.m. news conference today, sources said, after firing Dennis Allen Monday night. It’s not clear yet if they will name him the...
  • 25 days ago
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