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Raiders 2016 Schedule Review and Predictions

There’s been plenty that’s been said about this 2016 Oakland Raiders team. Winners of the offseason, media darlings, sneaky favorites — just a few examples of headlines fans have become accustomed to seeing more and more. Expectations are at an all-time high, and for the first time in a long time, it feels as though

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Report: Del Rio Wants Raiders To Run The Ball More

Just when you thought the Raiders offense might be built to spread out the defense and let Derek Carr go to work, head coach Jack Del Rio seems prepared to double down and do just the opposite. “I want to have more rushes,” Del Rio told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I don’t

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Report: DJ Hayden Has "Stranglehold" As Raiders Slot Corner

Since his arrival in Oakland in 2013, D.J. Hayden has been somewhat of an enigma. Talented enough to be drafted 12th overall (even while recovering from a life-threatening injury), Hayden has hardly lived up to expectations – as evidenced by the Raiders unwillingness to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. Now entering

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Raiders Talking Points: 10 Preseason Observations

It’s only preseason – and only two games into preseason for that matter – but it’s not too early to create a few talking points. So here are 10 observations at the midway point of the Raiders’ preseason. 1 – Sean Smith is the real deal. He’s the best cornerback on the Raiders’ roster and

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Bye-Bye Napa: Ten Notes and Questions

That’s a wrap from beautiful, picturesque Napa Valley; widely considered the premier training camp venue across the league. You take the W’s when you can get them, folks. The Raiders’ broke camp earlier this week, and with one preseason game under their belts and Green Bay on the radar for game two, let’s see where

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Report: Rolando McClain Addicted To "Purple Drank"

Rolando McClain’s personal problems have followed him to Dallas. Currently facing a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, McClain began the summer by reporting to Cowboys mini-camp 30 pounds overweight in June. And now, according to Brandon George of the Dallas News, the Cowboys “aren’t optimistic” McClain will return after his latest mishap –

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Why Is Mark Davis Taking Selfies With Mike Silver?

The Raider and their fans have always embraced the role of the villain. They both love to be hated, and as national media goes, no one has welcomed more Raider wrath than NFL Network’s Michael Silver. The strained relationship between Silver and the Raiders goes back nearly two decades. He was denied access to the

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POLL: Do You Believe That Is Aldon Smith In The Video?

Ok, loyal fans. You’ve seen the Periscope account and you’ve seen the video(s). Do you believe the person in the “Fire Up Session” is Aldon Smith? Smith cast his vote and went with a firm “NO” via his verified twitter account. Good try, not me — Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) July 25, 2016 To be clear, this poll