Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

Inside the Raiders: What can we reasonably expect from Jason Witten?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

He’s not a deep threat, never having averaged 12.0 yards per reception, nor is he as talented as Tony Gonzalez, the former Cal star who is in the Hall of Fame and the only tight end ahead of Witten both in yards (15,127 to 12,997) and receptions (1,325 to 1,215). Over his last three seasons, Witten hasn’t averaged 10.0 yards per catch. Witten won’t get 63 receptions in 2020, not with Waller around as well as first-round draft pick Henry Ruggs III, Tyrell Williams and slot receiver Hunter Renfrow.

Daniel Carlson is far from set as Raiders’ 2020 season kicker

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

It was widely thought to be a closed competition when the Las Vegas Raiders cut rookie Dominik Eberle on Aug. 3, leaving incumbent Daniel Carlson as the only kicker in the Raiders’ training camp. In reality, though, Carlson is far from a lock to be the Raiders’ kicker this season. We are 25 days away from the final cut-down date and we are 33 days from the Raiders open the season at the Carolina Panthers.

Raiders’ Will Stanback returns to training camp amid unspeakable heartbreak

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Raiders’ Will Stanback returns to training camp amid unspeakable heartbreak A former Canadian League all-star who hopes to make a run at the Raiders roster returned to training camp Tuesday while dealing with the tragedy of losing both his parents, a team source confirmed. Running back Will Stanback lost his father William on July 21 from bladder cancer. His mother, Patricia, passed away on July 30 from a heart attack, according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero.

Raiders’ Will Stanback returns to camp amid unspeakable heartbreak

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

A former Canadian League all-star who hopes to make a run at the Raiders roster returned to training camp Tuesday while dealing with the tragedy of losing both his parents. Running back Will Stanback lost his father William on July 21 from bladder cancer. His mother, Patricia, passed away on July 30 from a heart attack, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.

These 2 Giants players had down years in 2019, but Jason Garrett, Marc Colombo could unlock their potential

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

I can only control what’s in front of me,” Engram said. After Engram, Will Hernandez sat down, smiled and said “I missed you guys,” to the assembled media, gathered via Zoom. Hernandez was cheerful, as always, but he too, was not keen on talking about 2019.

Can Raiders’ Nick Kwiatoski succeed where so many others have failed?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Which came as a surprise to Kwiatoski, who went from developmental player to a free agent target in four seasons with the Chicago Bears. Initially going into free agency before everything picked up, I really had no idea what was going to happen,” Kwiatkoski said Monday during a zoom conference call. I was just kind of playing it by ear.

How the shutdown benefited Derek Carr’s status with the Raiders

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

In a strange way, the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown that eliminated the NFL's traditional offseason program actually benefited Carr, who -- for the first time in his seven-year career -- is preparing to play in the same system for the third straight season. This after conducting what could only be described as pandemic passing camps with teammates at local parks and high schools this summer. Open QB competition with new guy Marcus Mariota?

Witten ‘invigorated’ by new opportunity with Raiders

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

After following Jon Gruden into the ''Monday Night Football'' booth didn't work out as well as Jason Witten expected, the veteran tight end hopes playing for Gruden leads to more success. Witten made the move to Las Vegas this offseason to join the Raiders following 16 seasons with Dallas interrupted by the one year in the ESPN booth. ''I'm invigorated by this challenge and where I'm at in my career,'' Witten said Monday.

Raiders QB nearing Ken Stabler record ‘with respect’

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The Raiders are preparing to play their first season in Las Vegas, but quarterback Derek Carr brought a little of the team’s old Oakland swagger on the field for Sunday’s walkthrough at training camp. Instead of wearing his usual No. jersey, Carr had on the No.

Jason Witten felt ‘a lot of joy and passion’ putting on Raiders’ uniform for the first time

Monday, August 10th, 2020

I think there’s a lot of changes and a lot of challenges. You try to roll with the punches. It was different learning a new system … Then obviously, getting out here.