Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Raiders look for more out of tight ends this season

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

A passing game that had been predicated on getting the ball into the hands of the pair of 1,000-yard receivers on the outside in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree suddenly started using some big options in the middle of the field. Derek Carr found free agent tight end Jared Cook on his first drop back of the game against the Los Angeles Rams for a 16-yard gain and then capped the drive by threading a 19-yard pass into the hands of blocking tight end Lee Smith for a touchdown. ''Being able to have those guys do everything really helps our team and puts stress on the defense so they can't just sit and play one coverage and take away everything,'' Carr said Tuesday.

Raiders’ Derek Carr, Khalil Mack Show Solidarity During National Anthem

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Although they’ve made clear they aren’t staging a protest, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack became the latest set of NFL teammates to show solidarity during the playing of the national anthem on Saturday. Ahead of the Raiders’ preseason game against the Rams, Carr, who is white, placed his right hand on the shoulder of Mack, who is black. The display of camraderie follows a precedent set by the Eagles’ Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins and the Seahawks’ Justin Britt and Michael Bennett.

Michael Crabtree broke Troy Hill’s ankles on his way to a touchdown

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Michael Crabtree was the victim of the most disrespectful moment during the NFL season last year, when Aqib Talib snatched his chain. Saturday night, he provided what will be the most disrespectful moment of the preseason. After catching a Derek Carr pass, Crabtree put the brakes on Rams cornerback Troy Hill, snapping his ankles on his way to the endzone for a touchdown. The game’s announcers were also impressed with Crabtree’s painful finesse. This truly is the NFL’s equivalent to a mean NBA crossover, followed by a made jumpshot. Crabtree should be proud.

Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch once again sat during the national anthem. Lynch sat on the bench Saturday night while the anthem was played before Oakland's game against the Los Angeles Rams. Lynch also sat last week and told coach Jack Del Rio he has done that throughout his career. Lynch has not publicly said why he is sitting for the anthem. Raiders rookie safety Shalom Luani also kneeled during part of the anthem, while star quarterback Derek Carr stood with his arm around teammate Khalil Mack. More AP NFL: pro32.ap.org and twitter.com/AP—NFL

LIVE: Rams vs Raiders

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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Guy Fieri Took Marshawn Lynch and The Raiders To Flavortown

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Guy Fieri, a resident of Santa Rosa and the the mayor of Flavortown, was seen prepping lunch for his favorite football team this week during their preseason training in Napa. The Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives host has become an annual guest chef for the Raiders, and this year, he coached Marshawn Lynch through his whole chicken-roasting strategy. Lynch, who returned from retirement to sign with the Raiders, might be taking notes: He recently bought Scend’s Restaurant and Bar, a 1967-opened soul food restaurant on the Oakland-Emeryville border, to keep it from closing. The owners of the recently shuttered Oakland’s Henry’s Gallery Cafe, Jung Sook Park and husband Yong Soo Jung, have received more than $20,000 in donations after friends and customers learned the couple had lost their life savings in a robbery and had been unable to renew their business’ lease.

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday. The 30-year-old Smith is scheduled to be arraigned next month on assault and battery charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Prosecutors say Smith beat his sister's boyfriend and then stomped on the man's head in Pasadena on July 4.

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday. The 30-year-old Smith is scheduled to be arraigned next month on assault and battery charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Prosecutors say Smith beat his sister's boyfriend and then stomped on the man's head in Pasadena on July 4.

NFL player charged with assault and battery

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Los Angeles (AFP) - National Football League veteran Sean Smith was charged with assault and battery on Thursday for allegedly beating his sister's boyfriend in downtown Pasadena, California.The Oakland Raiders cornerback Smith is facing two felony charges

Raiders Sean Smith arrested, charged with felony assault stemming from July 4 incident

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced on Thursday that Smith, a 30-year-old headed into his ninth season, was arrested and charged with multiple felony charges. Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony assault stemming from a July 4 incident. Smith has been charged with felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.