12:44 PM EDT, Wed May 23, 2018
ClutchPoints 4 hours ago
Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper the ‘focal point’ of Raiders’ offense ‘meant a lot’ to him

Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper the ‘focal point’ of Raiders’ offense ‘meant a lot’ to him

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders revamped personnel. Needless to say, it has started to rub off on wide receiver Amari Cooper. Head coach Jon Gruden made it known that Cooper will be featured heavily in the offense going into the 2018 NFL season. According to Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, Gruden’s […] The post Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper the ‘focal point’ of Raiders’ offense ‘meant a lot’ to him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Matt Kawahara / SFGate 16 hours ago

Raiders WR Amari Cooper eager to step into Jon Gruden’s offense

Amid a feverish offseason overhaul of the Raiders’ roster and coaching staff, Jon Gruden stated his intent for receiver Amari Cooper as far back as the NFL Combine in February. “He’ll be the focal point of our pass offense,” Gruden said in Indianapolis. “I hope he’s listening...
NY Jets podcast: Hackenberg traded; OTAs start

NY Jets podcast: Hackenberg traded; OTAs start

By the standards of a May weekday, Tuesday was pretty eventful for the Jets. The team turned the page from a big mistake. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional seventh round pick. The writing has been on the wall for Hackenberg since last summer when he failed to win the starting quarterback job in preseason. Instead, his play was so poor that he lost the backup job to Bryce Petty. On day one of OTAs, Hackenberg saw minimal practice time and then made some comments to the press some viewed as critical of the coaching staff. The trade came just...
www.bostonherald.com 18 hours ago

Jets trade QB Hackenberg to Raiders for 2019 7th-round pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Christian Hackenberg spent his final day with the New York Jets much as he did in his first two seasons.As a spectator.The Jets traded the 23-year-old quarterback to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round draft pick next year, ending Hackenbergs tenure with...
Silver And Black Pride 15 hours ago
Amari Cooper sees plenty of slot reps in Raiders first OTA practice ‘I love the slot’

Amari Cooper sees plenty of slot reps in Raiders first OTA practice ‘I love the slot’

Several times in the Raiders’ first OTA practice on Tuesday, they lined up in three wide receiver sets. And when they did, Amari Cooper was often the man who moved inside to the slot. “Yeah, I love the slot,” said Cooper after practice. He should love it. His skillset is perfect for the slot. His compact frame, precise routes, and quickness are all ideal for the slot position. Equally important is the Raiders other top receivers not having the ideal playing style for the slot. Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant are outside receivers. Bryant is a tall, speedy deep ball threat and Jordy...

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Just Blog Baby 43 mins ago

NFL Mocks names Karl Joseph the Raiders breakout player in 2018

The Oakland Raiders are hoping for the best season of his career out of Karl Joseph in 2018, and NFL Mocks believes that is going to happen. The Oakland Raiders drafted Karl Joseph in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and the expectation was he would be an elite safety in the league. […] NFL Mocks names Karl Joseph the Raiders breakout player in 2018 - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Newark Star-Ledger 7 hours ago

11 takeaways from Jets trading Christian Hackenberg to Raiders | Faith in Teddy Bridgewater?

Now that the New York Jets have traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders, let's take a look at some implications of the move.
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago
Chargers tight end Hunter Henry likely lost for the season with torn ACL

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry likely lost for the season with torn ACL

When preparing for the Raiders usual struggles covering tight ends, the two names that comes to mind most are Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry. Kelce is an All Pro while Henry has had all the making of a future Pro Bowler as the replacement for former future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates. Henry was about to set out for his first season out of Gates’s shadow, but those hopes may have come crashing down Tuesday with the team announcing Henry tore his ACL in the first OTA practice of the offseason. The injury is likely to have him out all of the 2018 season as...
Silver And Black Pride 13 hours ago
Pre 2016 NFL draft Jon Gruden thought Christian Hackenberg was first round product

Pre 2016 NFL draft Jon Gruden thought Christian Hackenberg was first round product

Jon Gruden is doing all he can to bring in as many of his guys as possible. On Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders traded for quarterback Christian Hackenberg via the New York Jets. Before the 2016 NFL draft, Gruden wrote five takeaways about each major quarterback prospect entering the draft including Hackenberg. In this ESPN article, Gruden mentions that he would be “shocked if Hackenberg is not a first-round pick.” Here is what Gruden had to say on Hackenberg’s draft status. “The biggest surprise to me on Hackenberg is that no one is really talking about him in the first round. This...
Just Blog Baby 15 hours ago

Tank Carradine filling in for Khalil Mack on the first-team

With Khalil Mack sitting out this round of organized team activities, Tank Carradine got to run with the first team defense on Tuesday. The Oakland Raiders kicked off their organized team activities on Tuesday, and the best player on their defense was not present. Khalil Mack is sitting out the current OTA period, as he […] Tank Carradine filling in for Khalil Mack on the first-team - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Silver And Black Pride 15 hours ago
With Hackenberg addition, who will be odd man out in QB room?

With Hackenberg addition, who will be odd man out in QB room?

To my surprise, and probably to many of Raider Nation as well, the Oakland Raiders acquired former second round selection Christian Hackenberg from the New York Jets for a 2019 conditional 7th round pick on Tuesday. At the moment, Oakland has four fairly high draft picks at quarterback including Derek Carr (2nd round), EJ Manuel (1st), Connor Cook (4th) and Hackenberg (2nd). Normally, teams only keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, sometimes just two. With some basic math, it is apparent that one of those (maybe two) quarterbacks will not be on the roster when the season begins...
The Mercury News 16 hours ago
Head of the class — what makes Bruce Irvin’s college degree so special

Head of the class — what makes Bruce Irvin’s college degree so special

Bruce Irvin, Amari Cooper and Gabe Jackson were three prominent Raiders who received college degrees this month.
Just Blog Baby 16 hours ago

Oakland Raiders: Checking out the too-early mock NFL Drafts for 2019

The 2018 NFL Draft is less than a month old, but it is never too early for media outlets to release mock drafts for 2019. Here are a few of the experts’ picks. With their first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected UCLA left tackle Kolton Miller. While many did […] Oakland Raiders: Checking out the too-early mock NFL Drafts for 2019 - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Mercury News 17 hours ago
Jon Gruden offers somber outlook on Obi Melifonwu’s progress

Jon Gruden offers somber outlook on Obi Melifonwu’s progress

The Raiders' 2017 second-round pick isn't progressing as Oakland would like, according to Gruden.
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago
Gareon Conley full go for Raiders but draft classmate Obi Melifonwu ‘doesn’t look close’ to being ready

Gareon Conley full go for Raiders but draft classmate Obi Melifonwu ‘doesn’t look close’ to being ready

This year it’s supposed to be like the Raiders have two extra draft picks with 2017 top pick cornerback Gareon Conley finally returning from his lengthy absence with a shin injury and second round safety Obi Melifonwu also returning to the field after two stints on injured reserve his rookie campaign. One of the two has returned. After seeing limited duty through much of the team’s offseason program, Conley was on the field with the first team defense. “It was great to see Conley out there. We’re counting on him, we need him. But to see Rashaan Melvin and Conley and [Daryl] Worley...
Just Blog Baby 21 hours ago

Three early storylines from Day One of Raiders OTAs

The Oakland Raiders kicked off their organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday, and we are already starting to see storylines begin. On Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders began organized team activities, or OTAs as they are so lovingly referred to, and the storylines are already coming to light. The team worked together for two hours, and […] Three early storylines from Day One of Raiders OTAs - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Golden Gate Sports 21 hours ago

Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr carrying a big chip on his shoulder in 2018

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a down year in 2017, and a recent slight has put a massive chip on his shoulder – which could be good news for fans in 2018. There really is no sugarcoating it. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr didn’t have the kind of performance you’d expect from a franchise […] Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr carrying a big chip on his shoulder in 2018 - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

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