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Silver And Black Pride 4 hours ago
Lamarr Woodley, Justin Tuck enter unfamiliar training camp for first time since rookie season

Lamarr Woodley, Justin Tuck enter unfamiliar training camp for first time since rookie season

There has been a pretty glaring need at defensive end for the Raiders the past few seasons and yet for the first two years, it was not made a priority. That changed this off-season with the hopes of an upgrade to the ever-vital pass rush. This is what the position looks like heading into training camp: The players LDE: Justin Tuck, CJ Wilson, Jack Crawford RDE: Lamarr Woodley, Ryan Robinson, Shelby Harris, Denico Autry What's new? The defensive end starters are both new. Lamarr Houston left as a free agent to sign with the Bears and Jason Hunter was no re-signed. Enter Justin Tuck and...
Silver And Black Pride 5 hours ago
Pat Sims heads into training camp looking for repeat performance

Pat Sims heads into training camp looking for repeat performance

The first position on the defense getting the training camp preview is defensive tackle. The game is won in the  trenches. With the offensive line bulked up, the Raiders defensive tackles will have their work cut out for them in camp. As they say 'iron sharpens iron'. Here is how the defensive tackles look heading into training camp: The players DT: Antonio Smith, Stacy McGee, Ricky Lumpkin NT: Pat Sims, Justin Ellis, Torell Troupe What's new? Vance Walker was not brought back (he's with the Chiefs now) and the team replaced him with Antonio Smith who signed as a free agent from the...
Silver And Black Pride 10 hours ago

Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/25: Peyton Manning talks blue balls, NFL's domestic violence problem

AFC West Chargers: Most Valuable San Diego Chargers: #1 Philip Rivers - Bolts from the Blue Was there any doubt about who the most valuable San Diego Chargers player was going to be? Four things to keep an eye on during Training Camp - Bolts from the Blue Kyle Posey takes a look at the biggest questions hanging over the Chargers heading into training camp. Chiefs: Justin Houston not talking about his contract: "I'm here for football" - Arrowhead Pride KC Chiefs LB Justin Houston spoke to the KC media for the first time in nearly eight months. Top Chiefs training camp position battles...
Silver And Black Pride 13 hours ago

Raiders training camp practices begin today, pads Sunday

The off-season is over. Day one of Raiders training camp practices is finally here. The Raiders will take the field in Napa for the first time in preparation for the 2014 season. There is still no contact which means no pads just yet. Coaches will get to see just how much the players have digested the playbooks and how well they have kept themselves in shape over the break. Must Reads Raiders with lengthy injury list to begin camp Levi Damien Khalil Mack itching to pud pads on Levi Damien Must Reads Raiders with lengthy injury list to begin camp Khalil Mack...
Silver And Black Pride 17 hours ago

Raiders with lengthy injury list to begin training camp

The injury bug seems to have hit the Raiders pretty hard this training camp. The list of players being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Non-Football Injury list or otherwise to begin camp is a long one. Here is the list of players who won't be practicing Friday when the team takes the field for their first day of camp: Must Reads Who will take Hayden's first team reps in camp? Levi Damien Kevin Burnett to be released Levi Damien Must Reads Who will take Hayden's first team reps in camp? Kevin Burnett to be released CB D.J. Hayden (fractured foot)...
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago

Raiders confirm DJ Hayden has stress fracture in foot

The exact nature of Raiders second year cornerback, D.J. Hayden has been somewhat unknown for a while. He injured during the first week of OTA's and initially it was though to be an ankle injury that wasn't serious. It was discovered this week that he was still not ready to return and that injury was actually a foot, not an ankle. Hearing of foot injuries that take far longer to heal than originally expected raises huge red flags with worries of lis franc foot injuries like what happened with Darren McFadden in 2011. But those concerns were eased along with some light shed on the injury on...
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago
Raiders release Kevin Burnett

Raiders release Kevin Burnett

The writing has been on the wall this off-season for Kevin Burnett. Now that writing is carved in stone. The Raiders are releasing the veteran linebacker after what Dennis Allen said was a failed conditioning test. But Allen confirmed what was suspected for some time now -- Burnett just didn't fit on the roster. "I think with where we're at, at the linebacker position, with some young talented players, Miles Burris and Sio Moore, Kaluka Maiava, I think we feel good with that position, and we're going to move on from Kevin Burnett." Allen said Thursday. Must Reads Could it be...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 24, 2014
Raiders to roll out much anticipated rebuilt interior offensive line in training camp

Raiders to roll out much anticipated rebuilt interior offensive line in training camp

No area got more attention this off-season for the Raiders than the offensive line. In particular the guard positions. The Raiders had a lot of trouble with protection from the guards last season and are putting an emphasis on running the ball this season. The interior line is key to accomplishing that. So, let's see what the interior line is looking like as they head into training camp: The players LG: Khalif Barnes, Gabe Jackson, Lamar Mady, Lucas Nix RG: Austin Howard, Tony Bergstrom, Jarrod Shaw C: Stefen Wisniewski, Kevin Boothe What's new? Former Jets offensive tackle Austin Howard...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 24, 2014

Raiders hoping offensive tackle questions to be answered at training camp

One of many questions facing the Raiders this training camp is how the offensive tackles will perform. With two new starters heading into camp and several new faces, on a vital position, these questions must be answered and the Raiders are hoping the presumed starters pass with flying colors. Here's how the position stacks up heading into training camp. The players Must Reads Penn: Raiders committed to running the ball Levi Damien Watson compares Raiders to reigning EPL champs Levi Damien Must Reads Penn: Raiders committed to running the ball Watson compares...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 24, 2014
Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/24: Jamaal Charles contract extension, Top 16 AFC position battles

Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/24: Jamaal Charles contract extension, Top 16 AFC position battles

AFC West Chiefs: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs agree to 2-year contract extension - Arrowhead Pride All is well again as Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs strike an agreement on a new deal. It's a two-year extension, making his full contract worth $28 million over four years. Dwayne Bowe and Kansas City Chiefs WRs have plenty of doubters to prove wrong in 2014 - Arrowhead Pride With the Kansas City Chiefs 2014 training camp schedule kicking off soon, we are previewing the KC Chiefs 2014 roster by position. Up today are the the receivers. Chargers: Most Valuable San Diego Chargers: #3...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 23, 2014

Charles Woodson: DJ Hayden lingering foot injury "a big setback"

It's the injury that just never goes away. DJ Hayden was healthy for the first day of OTA's in May and has been sidelined ever since. At first Dennis Allen said it wasn't serious and expected him to return in short order. That came and went long ago. Then came the third OTA and Allen was far less optimistic, and didn't expect Hayden to be back in time to participate in mandatory minicamps which means he missed basically the entire off-season. A couple weeks ago, he was still spotted wearing his walking boot which immediately brought his availability for the start of training camp in...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 23, 2014

Khalil Mack itching to put pads on but he's laid back about it

The next step in the off-season for the Raiders has arrived - Training camp. After OTA's and minicamps in which there is no pads and no contact, very soon they will be putting on pads again. And few Raiders are more excited about it than rookie first round pick, Khalil Mack. Anxious to get to training camp, now it's here? "I'm very excited, very excited," Mack said of his first NFL training camp. "Just putting on pads and getting a feel for the game again, you know. It's been probably like six months [inaudible] get back on the field." But even as anxious as the fifth overall pick...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 23, 2014

Derek Carr addressed media upon arrival at Raiders training camp

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr arrived at training camp today. He addressed the media upon his arrival. Here is the transcript of that interview. What were you thinking about on your ride up here? "Just watching at the old Raider games. Just thinking about all those guys coming here and doing all that. It's an exciting experience. Obviously I still have a lot to learn and I'm excited to learn from my coaches and the veterans on this team. Hopefully Matt (Schaub) doesn't get too annoyed at me for asking too many questions because I'm gonna ask even more now. I'm gonna try and pick his...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 23, 2014

Report: DJ Hayden not ready for training camp with foot injury

Remember when we were all so excited at the new and improved, beefed up version of D.J. Hayden? Well, that didn't last long. Hayden went down with what appeared to be a rolled ankle in OTA's this summer and was said at the time that it would keep him out until training camp. Players are arriving at training camp today and it appears that the timetable of Hayden being out UNTIL training camp was off. Still in a walking boot, the second year cornerback is still not ready for physical activities. It get's worse. Not only is Hayden not ready for training camp, he also did not have an ankle...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 23, 2014
Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/23: Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen steps down, battling Alzheimer's

Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/23: Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen steps down, battling Alzheimer's

AFC West Broncos:  Pat Bowlen resigns control of Denver Broncos, acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease - The Denver Post Pat Bowlen, one of the most iconic owners in NFL history who helped guide the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances and two world championships in his 30 years as owner, is relinquishing control of the team as he acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen battling Alzheimer's, hands control of team over to Joe Ellis - Mile High Report This is a sad day for Broncos fans (and NFL fans in general)...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 22, 2014

Raiders head into training camp putting their faith in David Ausberry

Each of the past three off-seasons has come with expectations the Raiders would make the tight end position a priority and each time that didn't happen. The one tight end who has been here for all three? David Ausberry. Not to say the team has always had high expectations of this former seventh round pick, but that certainly has appeared to be the case the past two off-seasons. With Ausberry again leading off the Raiders tight end group, let's see how the position looks heading into training camp. Must Reads Raiders have battle brewing at tight end Levi Damien Three Raiders...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 22, 2014
Raiders training camp wide receivers looking at some tough cuts

Raiders training camp wide receivers looking at some tough cuts

They always say having tough decisions to make when cutdown day approaches is a good problem to have. That could be the situation the Raiders are looking at with regard to the wide receiver position. It's probably the deepest position on the team. The team usually keeps five receivers and there could be six or seven receivers among this group worthy of a roster spot. Let's take a look at what the Raiders are dealing with The players Rod Streater, Denarius Moore, James Jones, Andre Holmes, Greg Little, Greg Jenkins, Brice Butler, Juron Criner, Mike Davis, Seth Roberts, Rahsaan Vaughn What's...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 22, 2014
Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/22: Rookie sucker punched, NFL to LA plans for real this time?

Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/22: Rookie sucker punched, NFL to LA plans for real this time?

AFC  West Chargers: Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line - Chargers.com Get ready for training camp with a preview of the Chargers defensive line. Chargers bolt into camp with high hopes - The Washington Post Expectations are high again in San Diego, thanks to the Chargers’ return to the playoffs last season. Chiefs: ESPN NFL Jamaal Charles must be used wisely Charles has long been one of the most underrated stars in football, a player who would be far more celebrated if he toiled in a larger media market. Charles also quickly became Reid's favorite weapon, and that confidence could...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 22, 2014
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Mark Davis: "There's no more excuses"

Raiders managing general partner, Mark Davis sat down for an interview with Jerry McDonald from the Bay Area News Group Monday night. In that discussion, many subjects were broached. Some yielded pretty standard answers or responses we have heard several times before. But some were quite interesting and telling of the expectations and philosophy of the man who is entering his fourth season in control of the Oakland Raiders. For Raiders fans, they are tired of losing and being the laughing stock and the beating post of the NFL world. Davis is tired of it too. He is not happy, but he as well...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 21, 2014

Raiders RB Latavius Murray healthy, working hard for his second chance

There has been a lot of talk about the desire to run the ball for the Oakland Raiders this year. The team has not been shy at all about their intention to pound the rock, and their actions in the off-season are also proof of their intention. They got bigger on the offensive line and they went out in free agency and brought in some competition at the running back position. Must Reads Donald Penn: Raiders committed to running the ball Levi Damien Raiders training camp preview: Running back Levi Damien Must Reads Donald Penn: Raiders committed to running the...

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