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JBB's Oakland Raiders Mailbag: Offseason Edition #1

The first offseason edition of JBB's Oakland Raiders mailbag, answering questions sent to our Twitter account about the NFL Draft, Free Agency and more.The Oakland Raiders made a couples ofchanges to the coaching staff during the week, and with free agency and the draft on the horizon, there ...

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2017 NFL Draft: 5 First-Round Options For the Oakland Raiders

If the Oakland Raiders plan on making the Super Bowl next season, targeting one of these prospects during Day 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft would be wise.The Oakland Raiders put together an outstanding season in 2016, but watched the untimely loss of Derek Carr cost them a shot at a Super Bowl. If they ...

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NFL Draft: Cam Robinson Can Upgrade Raven's O-Line

With the #16 pick the Ravens could bolster their offensive line with Cam RobinsonThe offensive line was thin coming into the 2016 season for the Ravens. They lost starting guard Kelechi Osemele to the Raiders in free agency. With questions on the line, the Ravens did what they do best, and upgrade...

East Bay Times

Inside the Oakland Raiders: Remedying the defense, looking to NFL Draft needs

A look at how the Raiders can correct the inconsistencies of the defense in the offseason

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2017 NFL Draft: Ranking the Oakland Raiders 5 Biggest Needs

To return as a contender next season, the Oakland Raiders must address their top positional needs during the 2017 NFL Draft.All of that work to fall short must have the Oakland Raiders heartbroken heading into the offseason. However, with a loaded roster and only a few glaring needs, a strong offs...

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Raiders secure No. 24 overall pick in 2017 NFL draft

ALAMEDA The Raiders will have the No. 24 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.The Silver and Black locked into that spot after losing a playoff game to the Houston Texans after the wild-card round was complete on Sunday.The Raiders finished the regular season at 12-4, putting them at the bottom of all playoff teams eliminated in the opening round.The league recently altered draft order rules somewhat, with non-playoff teams listed in order of record, with strength of schedule as a tiebreaker.

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The Oakland Raiders Will Have The 24th Pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders are set to have the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, following the Wild Card loss to the Houston Texans.Usually playoff teams don't find out where they will be picking in the NFL draft until after at least a few games have been played, as the draft order obviously ...

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Oakland Raiders Can Steal Bell-Cow in 2017 Draft

Joe Mixon is a 1st-round talent that isn't even on someof draft boards. So the Oakland Raiders can possibly steal him in the mid-late rounds.The Top-3 running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft are Dalvin Cook Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey. And right below McCaffrey at No. 4 is Joe Mixon...

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Raiders Timeline: How Oakland's 2016-17 NFL playoffs roster was built

The Raiders will be without Derek Carr, but it was draft picks like him and Khalil Mack, plus key additions, that made Oakland into a playoff team.

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Do You Have Confidence In Connor Cook?

The Oakland Raiders don't need Connor Cook to be Derek Carr. They just need him to not be Matt McGloin.By virtue of his mere existence as a football player, Connor Cook became the second-best quarterback on the Raiders’ depth chart when he was drafted 100th overall in the 2016 NFL draft...

East Bay Times

Predicting Raiders vs. Texans: How will Connor Cook handle the pressure?

The Raiders play in their first playoff game since Super Bowl XXXVII following the 2002 season against the Houston Texans. Although they have a superior 12-4 record, they'll have to do it with a rookie at quarterback in fourth-round draft pick Connor Cook.

East Bay Times

Raiders must figure out a way to block Houston DE Jadaveon Clowney

The Raiders offense will have to deal with dominating Houston defensive end Jadaveon Clowney, who was a standout in a 27-20 Oakland win on Nov. 21. Clowney was the No. 1 pick of the 2014 draft -- four picks ahead of Khalil Mack,

San Francisco Chronicle

Karl Joseph, Stacy McGee back on Raiders’ defense

Nobody is going to confuse the Raiders’ defense with the ’76 Steelers or the ’85 Bears, but at least the group is relatively healthy for a change. Two starters, safety Karl Joseph and tackle Stacy McGee, will be back for Saturday’s wild-card game in Houston. Joseph is fifth on the team in tackles with 60 despite missing the past four weeks with a toe injury. The 14th player taken in the 2016 draft, Joseph had 10 tackles in the Raiders’ 27-20 win over the Texans in Mexico City in November. Nate Allen started in his place the past four games, but suffered a concussion Sunday...

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Khalil Mack, Jadaveon Clowney take center stage when Raiders face Texans

For as many similarities as there are between Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack as the two dominant pass rushers taken in the top five of the 2014 draft, there are the stark differences as well.

San Francisco Chronicle

‘Pretty awesome opportunity’ for QB

All the unnamed scouts and general managers who questioned his leadership skills and aloof’ personality nine months ago, causing him to fall to the fourth round of the NFL draft … well, take a look at him now, starting a playoff game. “I’m just going to have fun and let it all hang out,” Cook said Wednesday, after the Raiders named the rookie the starting quarterback in the wild-card game against the Texans. After a whirlwind nine days in which starter Derek Carr broke his leg and Matt McGloin was wildly ineffective before injuring his shoulder, Cook will make his first NFL start...

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Raiders rely on undrafted players to get to playoffs

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The rebuilding job that turned the Oakland Raiders from a three-win team to the first playoff berth since 2002 centered around a core of high draft picks led by Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, and several key free agent signings.

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Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes declares for NFL Draft

After a very productive college career at Texas Tech, Patrick Mahomes has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.The Texas Tech Red Raiders went 5-7 and did not make it to a bowl game this past season, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the FBS in passing yards (5,052) and heled the FBS in total offense...

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Oakland Raiders Lose No. 2 Seed, Find No. 2 QB

Connor Cook should be the quarterback for the Oakland Raiders this Saturday.The Oakland Raiders should not have been able to draft quarterbackConnor Cook in Round 4. He was among the most polished, pro ready quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft. He went34-5 as a starter at Michigan State but NFL tea...

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Oakland Raiders' Top-10 First-Round Draft Picks

Al Davis managed botched a lot of his1st-round picks for the Oakland Raiders. But he did get some right and when he did, he really got them right.Oakland Raiders legendary owner Al Davis did things like no other. Many complained about the way he drafted toward the end of his life but he never did ...

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Lane Kiffin wanted Raiders to draft Calvin Johnson, not JaMarcus Russell

Former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin reportedly begged Al Davis to go with eventual star Calvin Johnson over eventual bust JaMarcus Russell in the 2007 NFL Draft.

East Bay Times

Raiders rookie Connor Cook takes over as backup QB

Connor Cook, a fourth-round draft pick out of Michigan State, will suit up for first time this year as backup quarterback when the Raiders visit Denver Sunday.

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Injury report: Raiders S Karl Joseph doubtful vs Broncos

ALAMEDA Raiders strong safety Karl Joseph was a limited participant in two practices heading into Sundays regular-season finale. They were his first football activities since injuring his toe in a victory over Buffalo on Dec. 4.Its a sign of progress, but not a sign hes ready to return. Joseph was formally declared doubtful for Sundays game at Denver, but he is not expected to play that game. A playoff return seems in the cards for this years first-round draft pick, who has missed three straight games with injury.

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Raiders: Lane Kiffin Begged Al Davis Not to Draft JaMarcus Russell

If Lane Kiffin had his way, Calvin Johnson would be an Oakland RaiderAl Davis and the Oakland Raiders always seemed to be an enigma in the NFL. Davis hardly changed his mind, and often made decisions many questioned, only to be fired.In a recent Sports Illustrated interview, former Raiders hea...

What drives Oakland Raiders' QB Derek Carr?

Peter King rides along with Derek Carr as the Raiders QB drives to work discussing his pinky injury, how the team turned it around, why he wanted the Raiders to draft him and who he admired growing up.

Oakland Raiders offseason outlook

Who should the Oakland Raiders target in free agency and the draft this offseason? Kirk Morrison, Jamey Eisenberg and Jason La Canfora join Nick Kostos to break it down.