9:18 AM EST, Wed February 20, 2019
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Silver Mining 2/19: Raiders a ‘viable destination’ for Antonio Brown

Silver Mining 2/19: Raiders a ‘viable destination’ for Antonio Brown

News from the Raiders and rest of the NFL. Raiders News Albert Breer thinks Raiders could be a viable destination for Antonio Brown The Silver & Black certainly have the cap space and the need for a player of his caliber. Oakland Raiders, Coliseum close to deal to keep team for another year After all, the Raiders belong in the East Bay. What condition Raiders position is in: Offensive tackle After already investing in two rookies last year, should Jon Gruden be looking to add another tackle? C.J. Anderson: Jon Gruden is doing the right thing While his stay in Oakland was short,...
13 hours ago
2019 NFL Draft Superlatives: Offensive Tackle

2019 NFL Draft Superlatives: Offensive Tackle

Jon Gruden and the Raiders doubled up at offensive tackle in the 2018 draft selecting Kolton Miller in the 1st round and Brandon Parker in the 3rd round. Both tackles need time to develop and had more poor performances than good ones last season. Tackle could be addressed in this upcoming draft if Mike Mayock isn’t convinced either tackle is a viable piece of the roster moving forward. Some people are down on this tackle group because there isn’t a surefire top left tackle in the class. There are, however, 4 or 5 players who will be starting at right tackle day 1 in the NFL and never...
14 hours ago
What condition the position is in pre-free agency: Offensive tackle

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

We check on each Raiders position ahead of free agency to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Kolton Miller, Brandon Parker Backups: Donald Penn, David Sharpe, Justin Murray, Jamar McGloster Free Agents: TJ Clemmings Technically, Donald Penn was the starter to begin next season, but was injured in week four and lost for the season. This had Brandon Parker stepping in at right tackle, ready or not. And he was not. Between Parker and left tackle Kolton Miller, the Raiders couldn’t stop anyone. Derek Carr was under pressure almost...
15 hours ago
Watch: Search for saddest punt in the world recounts Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor 3rd and 48

Watch: Search for saddest punt in the world recounts Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor 3rd and 48

You will need an hour to kill to watch this entire video. It’s pretty interesting stuff if you like probabilities and such. If you’d like to shorten the whole experience, you can jump to the 6:40 mark where he first mentions the Terrelle Pryor 3rd and 48 play and punt. And if you’d like to jump to his top ten saddest punts, that begins about the 28-minute mark.
17 hours ago
Another former Raiders player was the best in the AAF in league’s second week

Another former Raiders player was the best in the AAF in league’s second week

With the way some of former Raiders players are lighting up the Alliance of American Football over its first two weeks, it’s a wonder they weren’t able to stick with a team that has done 10-22 over the past two seasons. Week one it was San Diego Fleet’s Damontre Moore who dominated at his defensive end spot with nine pressures and 1.5 sacks. This week it was Orlando Appolos QB Garrett Gilbert who was named AAF player of the week with 393 yards passing and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions in a win over San Antonio. Alliance of American Football Garrett Gilbert,...
18 hours ago
Mel Kiper says he had opportunity to become a GM before taking ESPN job, calls Raiders ‘most fascinating’ team in 2019 draft

Mel Kiper says he had opportunity to become a GM before taking ESPN job, calls Raiders ‘most fascinating’ team in 2019 draft

Mike Mayock left TV to join the NFL ranks. Kiper said he had that chance 35 years ago. For quite a few years now, the top two names among draft analysts were Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper. Kiper rose to fame as a draft guru for ESPN in the early 80s and over the past 20 years Mayock had risen to become the most respected draft analyst on television. Now, it’s back to Mel Kiper to be the talking head with all the answers as Mayock has taken the GM job with the Raiders. Kiper held a conference call Tuesday where he was asked if he had ever considered leaving television for a GM position, to...
19 hours ago
Arden Key hits the recruiting trail trying lure some big name defenders to Raiders

Arden Key hits the recruiting trail trying lure some big name defenders to Raiders

During his tenure with the Raiders, Bruce Irvin earned himself the nickname “Baby Reggie” for his penchant for taking to social media to publicly court free agents to join him in Oakland. Now that Irvin is no longer a Raider, a void has been left but it looks like his one time protege, Arden Key is picking up the slack. On Monday, Key began the recruitment of several potential free agents on twitter. The list of names includes Tyrann Mathieu, Landon Collins, Jadeveon Clowney, Kwon Alexander, and Brandon Graham. @Mathieu_Era @kwon @clownejd @TheHumble_21 @brandongraham55 y’all...
20 hours ago
Silver Mining 2/19: Mel Kiper finally gives Raiders pass rusher in latest mock draft

Silver Mining 2/19: Mel Kiper finally gives Raiders pass rusher in latest mock draft

Raiders news Newest Mel Kiper mock has Raiders taking pair of pass rushers | Silver and Black Pride It would be difficult for a mock draft to be more ill-advised than the initial ESPN Mel Kiper mock was for the Raiders, as he had them taking ZERO pass rushers with their three first round picks. The next ESPN mock from fellow draftnik Todd McShay suffered the same problem, but the newest mock from Kiper more accurately shows the direction the Raiders should go in during this April’s draft. Could Lisfranc injury have NFL Draft receiver Marquise Brown fall to Raiders at bottom of first...
Feb 18, 2019
Could Lisfranc injury have WR Marquise Brown fall to Raiders at bottom of first round?

Could Lisfranc injury have WR Marquise Brown fall to Raiders at bottom of first round?

In nearly every mock draft that has come out this offseason, Marquis Brown is off the board before the Raiders pick at 24th overall. I’ve seen him as high as 12th overall and usually gone by 22nd overall. Most often he goes to the Titans at 19th overall. That may not be the case anymore. Monday ESPN’s Tom Pelissero reported that Brown had Lis Franc foot surgery which will keep the top prospect wide receiver from participating in drills at the combine or the Oklahoma pro day and figures to have him unavailable for the offseason training for whichever team drafts him. The 5-10,...
Feb 18, 2019
Newest Mel Kiper mock has Raiders taking pair of pass rushers

Newest Mel Kiper mock has Raiders taking pair of pass rushers

It would be difficult for a mock draft to be more ill-advised than the initial ESPN Mel Kiper mock was for the Raiders, as he had them taking ZERO pass rushers with their three first round picks. The next ESPN mock from fellow draftnik Todd McShay suffered the same problem, but the newest mock from Kiper more accurately shows the direction the Raiders should go in during this April’s draft. The first three picks in Kiper’s mock were, to nobody’s surprise, Nick Bosa, Josh Allen and Quinnen Williams. Kiper doesn’t project trades, so here’s who the Raiders got with their picks. 4....
Feb 18, 2019
Silver Mining 2/18: Derek Carr being replaced in latest mock drafts

Silver Mining 2/18: Derek Carr being replaced in latest mock drafts

Raiders News 2019 NFL mock draft: Jon Gruden and the Raiders replace Derek Carr | For The WinThe Raiders shock the world in our latest mock, but which quarterback will they take in the 2019 NFL draft? Oakland Raiders mock drafts: Kyler Murray at No. 4 in draft? | The Sacramento BeeThe Oakland Raiders have three picks in the NFL draft’s first round: fourth, 24th and 27th. As most analysts have the first of those being used on defense, one adds Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray to the mix. Raiders, 49ers less affected by Jaylon Ferguson's NFL Scouting Combine ban | NBCS Bay AreaJaylon...
Feb 18, 2019
What condition the position is in pre-free agency: Tight end

What condition the position is in pre-free agency: Tight end

We check on each Raiders position ahead of free agency to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical. Starter: Lee Smith Backups: Derek Carrier, Darren Waller, Paul Butler Free agent: Jared Cook It was a Pro Bowl season for Jared Cook. The first of his career at the age of 31. This was his second straight season leading the Raiders in receiving and he hit career highs in catches (68), receiving yards (896), and touchdowns (6). Jon Gruden likes tight ends, and Cook thrived. You need more evidence Gruden likes tight ends, Lee Smith and Jared Cook both...
Feb 17, 2019
A’s legend Rickey Henderson wanted to be two-sport star with Raiders

A’s legend Rickey Henderson wanted to be two-sport star with Raiders

There’s no question that former A’s outfielder Rickey Henderson is one of the greatest baseball players who has ever lived. He’s the all-time stolen base leader, a record that may never be broken. But Henderson came very close to doing what Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders did, becoming a two-sport star, according to an article in the SF Chronicle. Henderson is a special instructor in A’s spring training this year, and was looking forward to working with an athlete who has drawn comparisons to him- Heisman winner Kyler Murray, who recently chose to focus on his football career. It...
Feb 17, 2019
Sunday AAF open thread: Atlanta Legends at San Diego Fleet

Sunday AAF open thread: Atlanta Legends at San Diego Fleet

There’s one more AAF game this week, and it’s a matchup between the San Diego Fleet and the Atlanta Legends. The Fleet, of course, have a lot of West Coast players and several former Raiders to boot. The Fleet have former Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici, who is as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arms. They also have former Cowboy and San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar, and former Stanford WR Francis Owusu. On defense they have two former Raiders in Damontre Moore and John Lotulelei. Atlanta has plenty of ex-SEC players, including former Georgia QB Aaron Murray...
Feb 17, 2019
Sunday 2/17 AAF game thread: Orlando vs. San Antonio

Sunday 2/17 AAF game thread: Orlando vs. San Antonio

Welcome to the second day of the AAF’s second week of play! Today the games open with the Orlando Apollos against the San Antonio Commanders. Later on today will be the San Diego Fleet hosting the Atlanta Legends. The Apollos team has several former Raiders on the team, including quarterback Garrett Gilbert, DT Leon Orr and LB Azeem Victor, who was one of Reggie McKenzie’s last draft picks with Oakland. Orlando, as you might imagine, has the market cornered on former Sunshine State players, including former Florida State guard Tre Jackson, Gators wideout Chris Thompson and Florida...