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Silver And Black Pride 9 hours ago

Raiders injury update: David Ausberry back at practice "moved around pretty well"

There were two big injury questions coming into today's practice. Would Schaub be back from his sore elbow? And would David Ausberry be back from his knee procedure? Turns out both were a yes. For Schaub's part, his return from his elbow soreness was supposed mean the return of his starting job. That's not how it happened. While he was away, Derek Carr showed up big time and took his job from him. So, his health turned out to be a non-factor in the end as he was back throwing but it was with the second team. As for Ausberry, he suffered a knee injury during camp that caused him to have a...
Silver And Black Pride 9 hours ago

And just like that, Raiders have three rookie starters

As of last week, it was looking like fifth overall pick Khalil Mack would be the only rookie starter for the Raiders. Now in one day, Dennis Allen has added the team's second and third round draft choices to the list of starters heading into the season. The big news is, of course, Derek Carr being named the starting quarterback. But one that shouldn't be lost in the shuffle is Gabe Jackson getting the start at left guard. Jackson's getting the start is not necessarily good news, though. The primary reason for his getting the start is the struggles of the team's 2013 second round...
Silver And Black Pride 10 hours ago

Dennis Allen says starting Derek Carr was performance motivated

Coming into this week, Dennis Allen was steadfast in saying that whether or not Matt Schaub is the Raiders starter was very much dependent upon whether he was healthy. Well, all that talk was just that as today Matt Schaub was healthy and today he officially named Derek Carr the starter. "We made the decision to go with Derek Carr as the quarterback," said Allen. "There was a lot of factors involved in that. It's not and indictment on Matt Schaub at all. I still feel very confident in Matt Schaub. I think it says more about where we feel Derek Carr is and his progression. After watching him...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 10 hours ago
Raiders announce Derek Carr as starter; will he be starting by Week 14?

Raiders announce Derek Carr as starter; will he be starting by Week 14?

The San Francisco 49ers will face the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. Will newly named starting QB Derek Carr still be in the starting lineup when that game rolls around? The San Francisco 49ers "travel" to face the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. The 49ers will have plenty to deal with between now and then, but they should have Aldon Smith back by then, and all indications are that NaVorro Bowman should be back as well. We don't know Ray McDonald's status, but other than that, this team will hopefully be coming on strong by then. The Oakland Raiders on the other hand face a season with huge...
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago

Report: Raiders name Derek Carr starter over Matt Schaub

It's happened. The Raiders will be starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub heading into the 2014 season, according to Jay Glazer. Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014 Carr has had a terrific preseason. Players were informed earlier today of the switch — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014 Schaub had been out lately with a sore elbow and Dennis Allen had said he was waiting for today's practice to see if Schaub would be healthy and ready to...
Silver And Black Pride 16 hours ago
Raiders practice squad released: Includes former Patriots round two pick Ras-I Dowling

Raiders practice squad released: Includes former Patriots round two pick Ras-I Dowling

The Raiders have announced their practice squad for the 2014 season. Here are the players who have been named to the 10-man squad: Atkinson III, George     RB             6-1            218           R           Notre Dame Autry, Denico                  DE             6-5            273           R           Mississippi State Dowling, Ras-I                 CB             6-1            210           3            Virginia Filimoeatu, Bojay           LB             6-2            250    ...
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago

Know the Enemy Daily Links: Alex Smith signs 4-year contract extension with Chiefs

AFC West Broncos: Cuts are in: Broncos 53-man roster announced - Mile High Report Denver  Broncos roster cuts are done, leaving these 53 to chase Lombardi. John Elway keeps eye on the future - Mile High Report John Elway wants to "win form now on." Chargers: A look at the 2014 Chargers Coordinators - Bolts from the Blue A breakdown of Reich and Pagano, and what to look for in the upcoming season. Final Chargers season for Ryan Mathews? - U~T San Diego The Chargers seem to have made themselves less dependent on the running back who was the offense's MVP last year. Chiefs: Chiefs' Andy Reid,...
Jets vs. Raiders: Jets Open as 5 Point Favorites

Jets vs. Raiders: Jets Open as 5 Point Favorites

The Jets enter Week 1 as 5 point favorites against the Oakland Raiders. Jets are 5 point favorites over the Raiders. #nyj — Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) September 1, 2014 The Jets beat the Raiders 37-27 at the Meadowlands last year in Week 14. Some years Week 1 is more important than other years. 2014 figures to be a fairly important opener for the Jets. The secondary is a huge question mark. Six consecutive games follow against what are expected to be good passing offenses. They could really use a good start so the unit can build some confidence heading into a series of stiff...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 31, 2014
Report: Raiders claim DE Benson Mayowa off waivers from Seahawks

Report: Raiders claim DE Benson Mayowa off waivers from Seahawks

The first report has surfaced of the Raiders claiming a player off waivers. They have claimed defensive end Benson Mayowa from the Seahawks, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Super Bowl champion #Seahawks lost two on waivers: guard Caylin Hauptmann to #Browns and DL Benson Mayowa to #Raiders. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2014 The Raiders play the Seahawks every preseason and recently they have claimed players off waivers from the now reigning Super Bowl champions. Mayowa clearly impressed the Raiders with his three tackles in the game. The 6-3, 252-pound pass...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 30, 2014

Analyzing Raiders intitial 53-man roster

The Raiders announced their cuts to meet the 53-man roster. But as we know, these may be called "final" but they are anything but final. Last year the Raiders made ten transactions between the initial 53-man roster and the regular season opener. Here is that roster: TE Ausberry, David T Barnes, Khalif OL Bergstrom, Tony G Boothe, Kevin SS Branch, Tyvon CB Brown, Tarell LB Burnett, Kaelin OLB Burris, Miles WR Butler, Brice QB Carr, Derek CB Carrie, TJ CB Chekwa, Chimdi LS Condo, Jon S Dowling, Jonathan DT Ellis, Justin DE Harris, Shelby WR Holmes,...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 30, 2014

Raiders roster cuts: Official final moves made to get down to 53

The official roster moves have come out which bring the Raiders down to the regular season limit of 53 players. Here are those moves: Atkinson III, George RB 6-1 218 R Notre DameAutry, Denico DE 6-5 273 R Mississippi StateCasey, Chance CB 5-11 190 1 BaylorCornell, Jack T 6-5 300 1 IllinoisCrawford, Jack DE 6-5 275 3 ...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 30, 2014
Raiders preseason week 4 Ballers & Busters: Part one

Raiders preseason week 4 Ballers & Busters: Part one

I can't believe it's already here - the final preseason Ballers & Busters of 2014. It seems like just the other day I was putting the first one of the preseason up. Cherish these moments, people (sniff). They go by so fast and next thing you know (sniff), they're gone. Aaaanyway... The Raiders took on the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in this game. Well, at least for one drive they did. In that one drive, the Seahawks offense did just what every first team offense has done against the Raiders this preseason. They walked through them with little resistance to score on their...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 30, 2014

Raiders preseason week 4 Ballers & Busters: Part two

After a pretty sizable list of Ballers, the Busters list will seem pretty short. That's just how it goes sometimes. It goes that way especially when the Raiders put 41 points on a damn good team in the Seahawks. Here are the guys who get the finger wag this week. Busters Neiko Thorpe After a fantastic game last week, Thorpe got torched in this one. It started to come apart at the end of the first half. With the Seahawks down 35-14 and very much in need of a score heading into halftime, Thorpe obliged. He gave up a three catches in near succession. A 19-yard catch, then a 9-yard catch, and...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 30, 2014

Raiders roster cuts: Greg Little reportedly released

The Browns of all teams waived Greg Little this off-season. And the Raiders, in need of depth at receiver, took a chance on the physically talented wide receiver. That chance ended today according to sources close to Pro Football Talk. Raiders release WR Greg Little, per league source. #backtocleveland — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 30, 2014 Little had done... little to show he was anything more than the unreliable receiver the Browns cut. His talent is evident but he has odd drops at the worst times, and coaches and quarterbacks can't trust him to make the play when...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 30, 2014
Denarius Moore has earned his spot on the Oakland Raiders

Denarius Moore has earned his spot on the Oakland Raiders

Remember when Denarius Moore was a possible bubble player that had fallen way down on the Oakland Raiders initial depth chart? That feels so long ago already. Denarius has played well all preseason long, no matter who was at quarterback. He has been a consistent playmaker and has solidified his spot on this year's Raiders team. At the time of that initial depth chart it had seemed surreal to see Moore take such a large fall from grace because he had such a great rookie year back in 2011. However, that was years ago and he has failed to live up to those heightened expectations afterward....
Silver And Black Pride Aug 29, 2014

Raiders roster cuts live stream

This thread will have all the information on the Raiders roster cuts and will be updated as more cuts are reported and become official. The first round of roster cuts are due Tuesday and could happen at any time for the Raiders. Those cuts will bring the team down from the 90-man roster to the mandatory 75 players heading into the final preseason game. In preparation for the cuts to begin, let's start with my 53-man roster prediction QB Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, Matt McGloin RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, Latavius Murray, Marcel Reece, Jamize Olawale WR James Jones, Rod Streater,...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 29, 2014
Raiders former fifth round pick Jack Crawford says he's been cut

Raiders former fifth round pick Jack Crawford says he's been cut

The first of the many final cuts to the roster has come to light. The Raiders' 2012 fifth round pick, Jack Crawford tweeted today that he'd been cut. Saying on his Instagram account: Words cannot express how grateful I am to Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders for giving me the opportunity to play for one of the most historic franchises in the world. Unfortunately that chapter has come to an end. Wish the best for all my teammates I went to battle with and will always have a place in my heart for the #RaiderNation for giving two of the best years of my life. #RN4L While jumping...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 29, 2014
Raiders injury update: David Ausberry expected back this week, Matt Schaub status uncertain

Raiders injury update: David Ausberry expected back this week, Matt Schaub status uncertain

Midway through training camp David Ausberry had a procedure done on his knee. At the time, he was out for an indefinite period of time. His status just got a lot more definite. "Our expectation is that [David Ausberry] will be ready to practice on Monday." Dennis Allen said in his Friday conference call. Just last week he began working out with trainers on the side and at that time Dennis Allen said he was making progress. But that alone was not any indication he would be back soon. After all, D.J. Hayden was also working on the side, and days later he was placed on regular season PUP...
Field Gulls Aug 29, 2014

Seahawks lose to Raiders: Coaches, player react

Here's a roundup of audio from after last night's final preseason game. Listen in. Pete Carroll: Pete Carroll Press Conference vs RaidersSeahawks head coach Pete Carroll examines the loss against the Raiders in the final preseason game. Russell Wilson: Russell Wilson Press Conference vs RaidersSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gives his thoughts on the loss against the Raiders in the final preseason game. Jordan Hill: Jordan Hill Interview at RaidersDefensive tackle Jordan Hill notched his most minutes of playing time for his entire career and felt that momentum favored the Seahawks in...
Silver And Black Pride Aug 29, 2014

Raiders roster cuts: Predicting final trimming to 53-man roster

Saturday is the deadline for the Raiders to get down to 53 players on the roster. They already made 15 moved to get down to the mandated 75 player roster which means 22 players will be cut from the team by tomorrow's deadline. Here is who I predict those players will be. RB Jeremy StewartRB George Atkinson III FB Karl Williams WR Greg Little WR Seth Roberts TE Jake Murphy TE Scott Simonson OG Tony Bergstrom OG Lamar Mady OG Jarrod Shaw OT Jack CornellOT Dan KistlerOT Erle Ladson DE Denico Autry DE Jack Crawford DE Ryan Robinson DT Ricky Lumpkin LB Bojay Filimoeatu...

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