Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

2017 Raiders Draft: Three Offensive Players to Avoid

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Offensively, the Oakland Raiders run with precision. With each player knowing their job, the unit flows seamlessly from snap to snap. On the other hand, holes need filling. With that said, there are talented players worth ignoring for the long-term health

2017 Raiders Draft: Mountain West Conference Prospects

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Mountain West Conference does not get the same attention as the Pac-12 conference or other major conferences. However, the Oakland Raiders may find some valuable pieces from this conference in the later rounds. Here are some players that make sense

GM: Richard Sherman is at team HQ, Seahawks have “kind of moved past” thought of trading him

Monday, April 24th, 2017

RENTON Unlike with Marshawn Lynch’s will-he/won’t-he saga, there is no upcoming deadline for the Seahawks to trade Richard Sherman or else move on. That time has already passed, Seattle general manager John Schneider says. He said Monday that Sherman reported to team headquarters along with fellow defensive backs Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas for the first time this offseason for the conditioning phase of Seahawks workouts, and that the oddly open trade talk the GM has had about his three-time All-Pro cornerback is pretty much done. “Right now, we’ve kind of moved past it,” Schneider said, moments before Seahawks owner Paul Allen walked through the front door here at the Virginia Mason Athletic

The Falcons’ Recent Success Involves Thinking Outside The Box

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Head coach Dan Quinn has instilled a strong bond amongst the Falcons’ players & coaches since his arrival to Atlanta. In doing so, his methods haven’t always been conventional. The sports landscape is ever changing & with analytics creeping into all sports

Kaval: A’s considering future move into Raiders’ locker room

Monday, April 24th, 2017

OAKLAND — The Raiders are likely to play at the Coliseum for the next two seasons at least, but the A’s are daydreaming about the time they can finally call the venue their own. One idea they’re considering is moving their home clubhouse into the space that currently serves as the Raiders locker room, which would more than double the current space they have. Beyond that, imagine the possibility of the A’s current clubhouse being transformed into a “club” type area for fans to schmooze and enjoy some beverages. Team president Dave Kaval says both ideas are on the table for after the Raiders move to Las Vegas, which they’re planning to do for the 2020 NFL season. The No. 1 long-term goal for the

Locals among cornerbacks who can help Raiders early in NFL Draft

Monday, April 24th, 2017

It’s officially NFL draft week. Marshawn Lynch still isn’t a Raider. A contract impasse remained as of Sunday morning, a few days before general manager Reggie McKenzie’s desire for a by-Thursday resolution. Deadlines, even soft ones, prompt deals. But Marshawn is unique, adding a level of uncertainty to procedings.  The Raiders would prefer Lynch agree to terms on a new contract so they can acquire his rights from Seattle -- that’s the easier part – and know where they stand heading into the NFL Draft. McKenzie left several doors cracked during a Friday pre-draft presser, saying Lynch’s presence wouldn’t stop him from drafting a rusher, not having the Oakland native wouldn’t guarantee it, and

Oakland Raiders might have blown Marshawn Lynch chance with deadline

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The Oakland Raiders have said that they'd like a decision by Marshawn Lynch ahead of the draft but considering the running back's career, was that the right call?

Raiders Circle of Life: Cutting Williams Open Door Wider for Lynch

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Last week, the Oakland Raiders said goodbye to defensive tackle Dan Williams. It was an expected cap casualty move as Williams had $4.5 million cap hit. The move for added cap space may or may not result in the addition of Marshawn Lynch at running back.

MLB commissioner open to relocating team to Las Vegas

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Just a month after Las Vegas learned that it'll welcome its second professional sports franchise, the Oakland Raiders, a recent interview with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has people talking about a third organization. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Manfred is open to moving either the Oakland Athletics or Tampa Bay Rays to Las Vegas if either team can't negotiate new stadium deals. “If we were looking at relocation,” Manfred said, “Las Vegas would be on the list.” The move doesn't solely rely on relocation. There's the possibility of the MLB adding an expansion team in the future and Las Vegas would be on their short list of cities. “Until the Tampa Bay and Oakland situations are settled,

Raiders want resolution on Marshawn Lynch before draft

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution before the draft next week on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come out of retirement and be traded to the Raiders. Lynch retired following the 2015 season and still has a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch met with the Raiders earlier this month to talk about a possible return but nothing has been finalized.