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Silver And Black Pride Feb 26, 2017
Report: Raiders will let Latavius Murray test Free Agency

Report: Raiders will let Latavius Murray test Free Agency

It appears that the days may be numbered for Latavius Murray as a Raider after all, at least if you believe the report coming from ESPN's Josina Anderson anyway. She says that the Raiders will let Murray check out free agency but that “the door will be open” for his return if he decided to come back after fielding offers from other teams. I'm told #OAK expects to let RB Latavius Murray go into FA. Source: "The door will remain open for a posb return after he tests his market."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 26, 2017 This isn't a surprise considering Reggie McKenzie...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 26, 2017
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre-free agency: Cornerback

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre-free agency: Cornerback

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Sean Smith, David Amerson Depth: TJ Carrie, Antonio Hamilton, Dexter McDonald Free Agency: DJ Hayden Smith came to the Raiders as a free agent last offseason, signing a blockbuster deal that paid him $10 million per season over four seasons. He joined Amerson who had re-signed to a long term extension after a resurgent 2015 season since being claimed off waivers earlier that season. Their 2016 season was not up to expectations, though the ax fell on...
Raiders Beat Feb 26, 2017

[#FilmWithFive] Prospect Preview: RB Jamaal Williams

If you’ve been following me for the past year or two, you know my opinion on Latavius Murray. It’s time to let go, and it appears that’s the road the Oakland front office is ready to walk down, as well: Circling back on Latavius: someones going to pay him (dont think itll be Oakland). #RaidersRead More
Silver And Black Pride Feb 25, 2017
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Linebacker

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Linebacker

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: ?? Depth: Cory James, Ben Heeney, Neiron Ball, Tyrell Adams Free agents: Malcolm Smith, Perry Riley, Daren Bates To begin the season, it was Heeney starting at middle linebacker. By week three, he was replaced by James. By week five, he was replaced by Riley who was signed off the street and started immediately. Heeney went on injured reserve and James was relegated to mostly special teams duties. Smith started alongside them all season long. His...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 24, 2017
Raiders OL Kelechi Osemele swings on world’s highest swing in New Zealand

Raiders OL Kelechi Osemele swings on world’s highest swing in New Zealand

It's pretty easy to see why the team has embraced Kelechi Osemele as a leader for the Raiders. Besides being monstrously big, he is absolutely fearless. Apparently, his fearless tenacity on the field is part of him off of it too if his vacation in Australia and New Zealand is any indication of his life away from football. The behemoth offensive lineman is on vacation down under with teammates Taiwan Jones and Brynden Trawick. Well, they happen to have the world's highest swing in New Zealand known as the Nevis Swing as one of their attractions. It has a 300m arc (984.252 feet) , a 120 m...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 24, 2017
What condition Raiders position is in pre free agency: Edge rusher

What condition Raiders position is in pre free agency: Edge rusher

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin Depth: James Cowser, Shilique Calhoun Free agents: None Mack was the league’s top defender, landing the Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016. He logged 11.0 sacks last season along with the second most QB hits (26) and forced fumbles (5). His talent and value to this team is unquestioned. Irvin was a nice complement to Mack on the other side, putting of a league best 6 forced fumbles along with 7.0 sacks. They make for...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 23, 2017
Raiders Mexico City game generated $45 million

Raiders Mexico City game generated $45 million

The Raiders vs. Texans game at Azteca Stadium generated a princely sum for the NFL and the local economy. According to an Associated Press article, the Raiders vs. Texans Monday Night Football game generated around $45 million dollars of revenue for the NFL and the Mexican economy according to a study commissioned by the NFL. Considering your average regular season NFL game generates in the ballpark of $10 million, that's the sort of number that makes eyes pop and dashes any belief that the NFL will not continue to hold games in Mexico for the foreseeable future. Much of that figure was...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 23, 2017
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Defensive end

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Defensive end

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Mario Edwards Jr, Jihad Ward Depth: Branden Jackson Free agent: Denico Autry (RFA) Last season the Raiders were missing an inside pass rush due in large part being without Edwards who was on injured reserve with a hip injury he suffered in the preseason, returning in week 16. His absence is a major reason why Ward got so many starts as a rookie second round pick. Where Edwards does his best work was against the run and that’s also where Ward...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 22, 2017
Raiders LT Donald Penn “Derek Carr texted me that he is nearly 100%”

Raiders LT Donald Penn “Derek Carr texted me that he is nearly 100%”

If 2016 taught us one thing about the Oakland Raiders, it's that they will go as far as Derek Carr's arm and legs will take them. We all brutally found that out when Carr broke his leg on Christmas Eve just before the playoffs were to begin. Without Carr leading the way the Raiders were a shell of the 11 win team they were with him and proceeded to lose in the first round of the playoffs. It's been about two months since his surgury for that broken leg took place and he has done well at staying out of the limelight during that time. Luckily for us though, we can get updates from his friends...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 22, 2017
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Defensive tackle

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Defensive tackle

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starter: Justin Ellis Depth: Dan Williams, Darius Latham Free agent: Stacy McGee Ellis was the team’s fourth round pick in 2014. He has never been looked to as a full time starter. Last season, he was at times seen as the team’s top nose tackle, but it was still in a rotation as the team was consistently trying to find the best option. Williams looked as if he was a great free agent addition priot to the 2015 season, but regressed and found himself taking...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 21, 2017
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre-free agency: Guard/center

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre-free agency: Guard/center

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Kelechi Osemele, Gabe Jackson, Rodney Hudson Depth: Jon Feliciano, Denver Kirkland Free agents: None Jackson enters the final year of his rookie contract. The team’s third round pick in 2014, he played at left guard his first two seasons, establishing himself as one of the league’s best guards. With the addition of Osemele last offseason, Jackson moved to right guard. The Raiders made Osemele the NFL’s highest paid guard a season after making...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 20, 2017
DL Jared Odrick cut by Jags: Should Raiders kick the tires?

DL Jared Odrick cut by Jags: Should Raiders kick the tires?

The veteran defensive lineman was cut by the Jaguars in a cost-saving move. Should Oakland give him a look? The Jacksonville Jaguars, always known for their savvy personnel moves, have released veteran defensive lineman Jared Odrick this weekend in order to save about $8.5 million in cap space. Odrick had signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with Jacksonville in 2015, but after missing eight games with an elbow injury in 2016 the Jaguars decided to cut bait. Odrick, apparently cosplaying as Jeffry from Virtua Fighter while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, posted this reaction photo...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 20, 2017
Fortress Group sells to Softbank, says Oakland stadium deal unaffected

Fortress Group sells to Softbank, says Oakland stadium deal unaffected

There was some news last week that the group lead by Ronnie Lot which is pursuing the last minute “Save Oakland” deal for a Raiders stadium in the Bay Area was being bought out. The Japanese based SoftBank is indeed purchasing the Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion dollars. With a new owner there was a chance of a change in direction for the group but it looks like it will not stop the pursuit of a stadium option in Oakland. The Fortress Group's spokesman Sam Singer says the sale “doesn't change anything” and that “Fortress is all in on the Raiders stadium deal.”. They...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 20, 2017
NFL.com four-round mock: Raiders hit jackpot

NFL.com four-round mock: Raiders hit jackpot

While unlikely, the thought of the Raiders landing these four players would seemingly be a dream scenario for Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders Mock draft season is a fun season — for those who like roller coasters in particular. No time of year contains the potential for getting your hopes so high or having your hopes dashed so quickly. While it’s all essentially a waste of time, it’s fun to think about and fun to research — which brings us to the latest mock draft on NFL.com: a four-round projection from Chad Reuter. Obviously, anything beyond the first round is like throwing darts...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 20, 2017
Latavius Murray working out with Eagles QB Carson Wentz

Latavius Murray working out with Eagles QB Carson Wentz

The Oakland Raiders chose not to extend Latavius Murray's contract before it ended so the 6'3, 230lb running back is set to become a free agent March 9th when the new league year begins. The Raiders could still re-sign him or even slap him with the franchise tag before that but so far there hasn't been much urgency being shown. That makes the fact that he was working out in California with a couple of Philadelphia Eagles, namely QB Carson Wentz and WR Nelson Agholor, very interesting. "im just here to help" A post shared by Latavius Murray (@lataviusmurray) on Feb 19, 2017 at...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 20, 2017
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre-free agency: Offensive tackle

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre-free agency: Offensive tackle

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Donald Penn Depth: Austin Howard, Vadal Alexander Free agent: Menelik Watson Penn is entering the final year of his second contract with the Raiders. The 34-year-old left tackle returned to the Pro Bowl last season for just the second time in his career and first since 2010. He injured his knee in the season finale and missed the first game of his career in the team’s wild card playoff against the Texans. As of this moment, there is no set starter...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 19, 2017
2017 NFL Draft: Year of the Tight End

2017 NFL Draft: Year of the Tight End

There is one position on offense that is often overlooked in the NFL, and that is tight end. It also happens to be the position in this year's draft that is the most loaded it's been in years. There hasn't even been a first round pick at the position since 2014 but it looks like this year will be changing that. The Oakland Raiders are like many teams in the NFL, they need to find a quality starter for the position. They used a 3rd round pick in 2015 on TE Clive Walford who has shown immense potential with his big body and athleticism but he just hasn't developed into the player the Raiders...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 18, 2017
Marquette King gave the most Marquette King response to flat earth question

Marquette King gave the most Marquette King response to flat earth question

Today the sports world has been in somewhat of a collective head shaking, eye roll, face palm over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving’s belief that the earth is flat. He’s not alone in this belief. There is a contingent of people around the globe that believe the earth is flat. They’re called ‘flat earth truthers.’ Here is just a taste of Irving’s sweet, sweet crazy: “For what I’ve known for many years and what I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round, but if you really think about it from a landscape of the way we travel, the way we move and the fact that — can...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 18, 2017
Raiders say two banks ready to finance Las Vegas stadium

Raiders say two banks ready to finance Las Vegas stadium

The Raiders claim they will have no trouble procuring the remaining money necessary to relocate to Las Vegas. According to a tweet from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (an unimpeachable source if there ever was one), Raiders president Marc Badain has been telling the league the Raiders will have little issue getting the financing for the stadium in Las Vegas. #NFL source said #Raiders exec Marc Badain told the league the team has two banks ready to loan money for the Las Vegas project. — Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) February 16, 2017 Badain, for his part, has no comment on the matter...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 17, 2017
Former Raiders DC Jason Tarver retained on new 49ers staff by Kyle Shanahan

Former Raiders DC Jason Tarver retained on new 49ers staff by Kyle Shanahan

The 49ers like Jason Tarver so much, he will be again be retained while much of the staff has turned over with new head coach Kyle Shanahan in place. This isn’t the first time Tarver has been brought back by the 49ers. He got his first NFL job in 2001 with the 49ers as a offensive quality control coach before eventually landing as the team’s outside linebackers coach for six seasons from 2005-10. After one season in the college ranks at Stanford, he got his first NFL defensive coordinator job with the Raiders, where he would spend the next three seasons on Dennis Allen’s...

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