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7-Round Mock Draft, Volume I: Pre-Combine

Well, it’s that time of year again you guys. As this is all pre-Combine, when we’ll undoubtedly have players both jump up and tumble down boards after the week in Indianapolis concludes, this is a very “rough draft” in a sense. In order to provide a better lay of the land and hedge bets, I’ve

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Was Play Calling Behind Bill Musgrave's Untimely Release?

After a 12-4 season, the Raiders didn’t seem like a great candidate for staff turnover. If anything, many thought head coach Jack Del Rio might bring a new voice to his 26th-ranked defense, but Ken Norton Jr. isn’t going anywhere. Instead, the Raiders made a surprise move and parted ways with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave – the mastermind of Oakland’s

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Report: Raiders Have Reached Out To Broncos DC Wade Phillips

According to a report out of Las Vegas, the Raiders have reached out to Denver defensive coordinator Wade Phillips about a role within the organization. I have learned that the #Raiders are in talks with former Broncos DC Wade Phillips for a role on the coaching staff. — Joe Arrigo (@joearrigo) January 10, 2017 The

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Aldon Smith's Deal With Raiders Will Now Extend Through 2018

With news today that the NFL will not reinstate Aldon Smith before the season’s end, many are wondering how his season-long absence will affect his contract with the Raiders. First, the two-year deal Smith signed in April did not include a signing bonus or guaranteed money. The deal also covered the Raiders in the case

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Matt McGloin Is King Of The Social Media #Block

With Sunday’s injury to Derek Carr, few are counting the Raiders as a legitimate contender in the AFC. With fourth-year quarterback Matt McGloin preparing to take the helm, the underdog Raiders are now led by the most underdog of quarterbacks. Listed generously at 6’1, McGloin is anything but an NFL prototype. He wasn’t initially offered

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Surgeon: Don't Rule Out Derek Carr If Raiders Make A Run

UPDATE: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Derek Carr “will try” to be available if the Raiders somehow make the Super Bowl. #Raiders QB Derek Carr, who underwent fibula surgery at LA’s Kerlan-Jobe, is considered an extreme long-shot for the Super Bowl. He will try — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2016 Anyone familiar with

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Aldon Smith Soon To Be Reinstated?

Aldon Smith says he’s ready to play football again and believes he has met the requirements of his year-long banishment from the NFL. Nevertheless, it’s been over a month since he was deemed eligible for reinstatement and the public hasn’t been offered even a morsel of meaningful information as to the direction Smith’s situation is headed. That may have changed on Sunday night.