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Jun 19, 2019
Silver Mining 6/19: Raiders offseason was busy, but was it good?

Silver Mining 6/19: Raiders offseason was busy, but was it good?

Raiders News Raiders' Offseason Was Busy, But Was It Good? - NBC Bay AreaRaiders addressed many of their prime needs this offseason, but will those new players be the right fit? 2019 NFL season: Projecting the top five rookie running backs - NFL.com2) Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders Projected stats: 200 carries, 875 rushing yards, 6 rushing TDs, 25 catches. Eric Berry Among 5 Top Free Agents for Raiders to Target | Heavy.comThe Oakland Raiders have no lack of new faces on the team, but could they add even more? Raiders' Josh Jacobs ranked 21st among starting RBs entering 2019Oakland Raiders...
Jun 18, 2019
Raiders’ third first round pick Johnathan Abram signs rookie deal

Raiders’ third first round pick Johnathan Abram signs rookie deal

This afternoon the Raiders announced that their pick at #27 overall, Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram, has signed his rookie contract with the team. The deal is for four years with a fifth-round option like all first round contracts, although the financial details are undisclosed thus far. Abram has stood out during OTAs and figures to be a starter in Paul Guenther’s defense this year alongside fellow safety Karl Joseph and safety/corner Lamarcus Joyner. Abram was the third and final first-rounder for Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock in April’s draft but is the second to sign, leaving...
Jun 18, 2019
What condition the position is in heading into 2019: Running back

What condition the position is in heading into 2019: Running back

We check on each Raiders position ahead of training camp to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical. Starters: Josh Jacobs, Keith Smith (FB) Backups: Doug Martin, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, Chris Warren III, Alec Ingold The Raiders had a great back come available to them this offseason. When the Jets signed LeVeon Bell to a monster contract, they let Isaiah Crowell go and the running back needy Raiders scooped him out. Then he tore his Achilles, prompting them to re-sign last year’s late season starter, Doug Martin. Martin averaged a decent...
Jun 18, 2019
Second round pick Trayvon Mullen signs 4-year rookie deal with Raiders

Second round pick Trayvon Mullen signs 4-year rookie deal with Raiders

It’s a busy Tuesday for the Raiders. First they signed top pick Clelin Ferrell, then lock in second round pick Trayvon Mullen to his 4-year rookie deal. Mullen was the Raiders pick at . 40 overall in April’s draft. He and Ferrell starred for the Clemson National Championship team. Mullen was a lock down cornerback starting 26 games over three seasons for the Tigers, with a career four interceptions and 12 passes defended. The 6-1, 195-pound cornerback was named second-team All-American by ACFA and second-team All-ACC in 2018 while earning All-ACC Honorable Mention in 2017. He his best...
Jun 18, 2019
Clelin Ferrell signs rookie contract

Clelin Ferrell signs rookie contract

On Tuesday, the Raiders announced that Clelin Ferrell has officially signed his rookie contract. Ferrell was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 draft and the first of three Raiders first round draft picks. The selection came under some scrutiny from draft pundits, many viewed Ferrell as a mid to later first round talent. At 6 foot 4, 267 pounds, Ferrell is a prototypical 4-3 defensive end that fits perfectly into Paul Guenther’s system. He will step in as an instant plug and play guy for a Raiders defense that finished dead last in sacks in 2018. In three years at Clemson, Ferrell...
Jun 18, 2019
Silver Mining 6/18: Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs named Raiders “X-Factor” for 2019

Silver Mining 6/18: Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs named Raiders “X-Factor” for 2019

Raiders News Every NFL Team's Biggest X-Factor for 2019 | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and HighlightsThe Oakland Raiders strengthened their receiving corps during free agency, signing Tyrell Williams and trading for Antonio Brown. In the draft, they addressed their backfield by using a first-round pick on Alabama's Josh Jacobs. RB Josh Jacobs named Raiders’ ‘X-Factor’ for 2019 seasonRB Josh Jacobs named Raiders' 'X-Factor' for 2019 season Raiders Daniel Carlson wants to build on Raiders success, not replicate it | NBCS Bay Area"I want to continue to build off of what I had...
Jun 18, 2019
Silver Mining 6/17: Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs named Raiders “X-Factor” for 2019

Silver Mining 6/17: Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs named Raiders “X-Factor” for 2019

Raiders News Every NFL Team's Biggest X-Factor for 2019 | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and HighlightsThe Oakland Raiders strengthened their receiving corps during free agency, signing Tyrell Williams and trading for Antonio Brown. In the draft, they addressed their backfield by using a first-round pick on Alabama's Josh Jacobs. RB Josh Jacobs named Raiders’ ‘X-Factor’ for 2019 seasonRB Josh Jacobs named Raiders' 'X-Factor' for 2019 season Raiders Daniel Carlson wants to build on Raiders success, not replicate it | NBCS Bay Area"I want to continue to build off of what I had...
Jun 17, 2019
The man whose final start for Raiders gave way to JaMarcus Russell era has retired

The man whose final start for Raiders gave way to JaMarcus Russell era has retired

Most NFL fans know who Josh McCown is. The journeyman NFL QB started 43 games the past six seasons for the Bears, Buccaneers, Browns, and Jets. In that time he threw 61 touchdowns and 38 interceptions. What you may not know is just how long McCown has been bouncing around the NFL — 17 seasons. The former 3rd round pick entered the NFL in 2002 with the Cardinals. Today he announced his retirement. It has been an honor to journey through this wonderful game as a player for the past 17 years and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to serve the game in a new capacity. via @PlayersTribune...
Jun 17, 2019
CBS Sports says picks Raiders to finish dead last in AFC West, Chargers to win it

CBS Sports says picks Raiders to finish dead last in AFC West, Chargers to win it

Recently I was asked by SB Nation to lay out my reasons why the Raiders could go over or under the oddsmakers win total of six. There are reasons to believe either one, but the question is which is more likely. Last season the Raiders finished 4-12, so in order to hit the over they would need to improve by at least three games. Will Brinson of CBS Sports doesn’t think that will happen and he lays out several reason why he came to that conclusion. But here are my concerns: this team is on “Hard Knocks,” which has always served as a distraction. It’s moving to Vegas in a year and...
Jun 17, 2019
What condition the position is in heading into 2019: Quarterback

What condition the position is in heading into 2019: Quarterback

We check on each Raiders position ahead of training camp to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical. Starter: Derek Carr Backup: Mike Glennon, Nathan Peterman Derek Carr heads into his second season in Jon Gruden’s offense. His first season under Gruden left a lot to be desired. While he passed 4000 yards for the first time in his career, by most every other measure, it was one of Carr’s worst. He had the fewest touchdowns (19) and lowest TD percentage (3.4%). He was also sacked 51 times, not all of which were the fault of his offensive line. To be...
Jun 17, 2019
Silver Mining 6/17: Raiders rookie S Johnathan Abram driven by being a father

Silver Mining 6/17: Raiders rookie S Johnathan Abram driven by being a father

Raiders News Fatherhood drives Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram - SFChronicle.comOakland Raiders safety Johnathan Abram says his daughter Harlee, 2, has “helped me gain another sense of purpose.” Abram and his wife, Bri’Anna, lost a second daughter to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Oakland Raiders: 5 most compelling storylines to follow on Hard KnocksWith the Oakland Raiders having been officially named this year's "Hard Knocks" team, let's take a look at the five most compelling storylines to follow. Raiders' Derek Carr ranked as Chris Simms' No. 18 overall QB in NFL | NBCS...
Jun 16, 2019
Raiders players beat Golden Knights in charity softball game

Raiders players beat Golden Knights in charity softball game

OTAs are over and training camp has yet to begin, but that didn’t keep some members of the Raiders off the field as several players competed in the Battle for Vegas charity softball game at sold-out Las Vegas Ballpark on Saturday night. The Raiders were on Team Marcus Allen and consisted of current Raiders including Johnathan Abram, Trent Brown, Vontaze Burfict, Arden Key, Maurice Hurst and Josh Jacobs along with UFC fighter Frank Mir and former Philadelphia Phillie Shane Victorino. Their opponents in the game were Team Reilly Smith, a Golden Knights player, and his Knights teammates...
Jun 16, 2019
Silver Mining 6/16: 3 Raiders players that could be traded before season

Silver Mining 6/16: 3 Raiders players that could be traded before season

Raiders News 3 players the Raiders could trade before the start of the 2019 season3 players the Raiders could trade before the start of the 2019 season ‘All loving’ Raiders running backs guiding rookie Josh Jacobs - al.comThe former Alabama standout has a former All-Pro helping him with his transition to the NFL. Raiders' eight most significant offseason developmentsNo team in the NFL had a more active and interesting offseason than the Raiders. A look at the developments that could alter the course of the franchise. The 7 best ‘Hard Knocks’ moments we hope the Raiders can live up...
Jun 15, 2019
Tahir Whitehead to represent Raiders for series of July events in London

Tahir Whitehead to represent Raiders for series of July events in London

As the NFL continues to try and build its brand overseas, the slate of NFL games that are played in London each season grows. This year there are four games scheduled to take place in London, the Raiders vs Bears game is being played for the first time in the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. As a lead-up to this year’s games, each team playing in London this year will be sending an ambassador the first week of July to represent them for the NFL Academy. For the Raiders that will be linebacker Tahir Whitehead. The NFL Academy is a program that gives as many at 80 aspiring young American...
Jun 15, 2019
Silver Mining 6/15: WR Brown setting the standard at Raiders practice

Silver Mining 6/15: WR Brown setting the standard at Raiders practice

RAIDERS NEWS Antonio Brown in Raiders gear gets feature spot on cover of Sports Illustrated - Silver And Black PrideIf you are the collecting type, you may want to pick you up a copy of this month’s Sports Illustrated. It featured Antonio Brown on the cover in full Raiders gear. Let’s not ignore that... Antonio Brown the lone Raiders player to make PFF Top 50 heading into 2019 - Silver And Black PrideThere was one splash the Raiders made this offseason that dwarfed all others. It was the trade for Antonio Brown, arguably the best receiver in football. That addition gave the Raiders the...