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Could Eddie Vanderdoes really be ready by Raiders training camp?

The Oakland Raiders spent a third round pick on Eddie Vanderdoes last year, and while he played well in spurts as a rookie, an injury ended his 2017 season. During the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders spent their third round pick on UCLA defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes. As a rookie, Vanderdoes appeared in all […] Could Eddie Vanderdoes really be ready by Raiders training camp? - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Oakland Raiders: Offseason intermission at right time for Gareon Conley

The Oakland Raiders will count on Gareon Conley to bounce back from an injury-riddled year. He tweaked his groin but has six weeks to fully recover. There’s pressure on Oakland Raiders 2017 first-rounder Gareon Conley to perform at a high level after playing just 92 snaps during the previous year due to an ailing shin. […] Oakland Raiders: Offseason intermission at right time for Gareon Conley - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Oakland Raiders: Eddie Vanderdoes ready for training camp after injury?

After tearing his left ACL in Week 17 of the previous season, defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes’ agent expects him to be ready for training camp. Perhaps it’s pure optimism, but Eddie Vanderdoes‘ agent, Jeremy Newberry, expects the Oakland Raiders defensive tackle to recover in time for training camp. He tore his left ACL for the […] Oakland Raiders: Eddie Vanderdoes ready for training camp after injury? - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Countdown to kickoff: 86 is Lee Smith, what the number means to the Raiders

Offseason practices have been 86’d and we’re now 86 days until the season opener. Can you believe Lee Smith is entering his fourth season with the Raiders? It may not seem that way because he missed all but four games in 2016 due to injury. That season, despite their offense leading the way to 12 wins, they missed Smith’s contributions. Without him, the team used a lot of jumbo packages with a tackle eligible. That may work from a blocking standpoint, but it essentially removes any need for a defender to stay at home in coverage. Seeing Smith on TV doesn’t do him much justice. The...

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Raiders head coach Jon Gruden to have elbow surgery

Players will often take time in the offseason to have procedures done. Sometimes the coaches do as well. The second offseason break begins right now and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is going to get some work done as well. “I’m having elbow surgery tomorrow so I’m kicking off my offseason with a real, real bang, aren’t I?” Gruden said Thursday following the final minicamp practice. This isn’t a new injury for Gruden. It’s probably about 18 years old. “I had elbow surgery from Warren King the last time I was coaching the Raiders and I’ve had a relapse,” Gruden said,...

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Raiders notes: Jon Gruden and Co. break for summer

We've got notes on Gruden's elbow surgery, Gareon Conley's injury and Khalil Mack's holdout.

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Raiders CB Gareon Conley says he feels like he’s ‘back’

The Oakland Raiders had high hopes for cornerback Gareon Conley, whom they selected with the 24th overall pick in last year’s draft. Unfortunately, Conley had an injury-hit rookie campaign which saw him play just two games. Fast-forward to this offseason, though, and after a long and grueling rehabilitation process, Conley finally feels like he’s back to […] The post Raiders CB Gareon Conley says he feels like he’s ‘back’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Countdown to kickoff: 89 is Amari Cooper, what else the number means to the Raiders

Minicamps started this week, with 89 of the team’s 90-man roster taking the field. It also marked 90 days until the Raiders open the 2018 season. Today we get into the 80s in our countdown at 89 days. Amari Cooper enters his fourth season with the Raiders as number 89. He started his career with two 1000-yard seasons, heading to the Pro Bowl each season. His numbers dropped last season along with a lot of passes Coop should have caught (10). Coop was supposed to have taken his game to another level last season. That plan was put on hold for a season due to a knee injury that kept him out...

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Rookie Eddy Pineiro has good day kicking on Day 1 of Raiders minicamp, will rotate days with incumbent Giorgio Tavecchio

One of the biggest battles happening this off-season is for the kicker position between Georgio Tavecchio and Eddy Pineiro. Though Tavecchio held down the job well last season in lieu of long time Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski who was lost to injury, Pineiro seemed to have a leg up in the competition so far. The rookie was one of college football’s best kickers last season at Florida before signing with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent. Pineiro handled the kicking duties in Day 1 of mandatory mini camps and the reports coming back show he had an impressive day. He definitely...

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Giants roster moves: Giants sign TE Scott Simonson, waive DB Aaron Davis

The Giants sign yet another tight end. The New York Giants continue to make moves at the bottom of their roster. It was announced before the start of the team’s mandatory mini-camp on Tuesday that they had signed tight end Scott Simonson. In a corresponding roster move, it was also announced that the team waived undrafted defensive back Aaron Davis with an injury. Simonson, a Staten Island native, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Assumption College by the Oakland Raiders in 2014. He was released from the Raiders practice squad in 2015, and was signed by the...

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FA DT Ahtyba Rubin heads to Oakland

The Falcons must be content with the group at hand. The Falcons will see one of their former defensive linemen head to the West Coast. A report has come through saying that DT Ahtyba Rubin will sign with the Oakland Raiders, presumably on a one-year deal. Congratulations to Ahtyba Rubin on signing with the @RAIDERS!!! #TUBATIME pic.twitter.com/aCszx9fWWK— Sportstars (@SPORTSTARSNYC) June 11, 2018 Rubin spent about half a season and a brief playoff run with the Falcons, helping them shore up their run defense after the season-ending injury to Jack Crawford. After his arrival,...

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Brandon Graham is ‘ahead of schedule’ to return from injury as he enters contract season

Hear from the hero of Super Bowl LII. Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and Super Bowl hero Brandon Graham spoke to reporters on Thursday afternoon for the first time since the news of his ankle surgery that took place in May. The always-upbeat Graham expressed a positive sentiment regarding his return. “I don’t want to put a time table on it, but I know I’m ahead of schedule right now,” he said, before also adding that the goal is to be ready by Week 1. Graham confirmed that his high-ankle sprain occurred during the Eagles’ Week 16 win over the Oakland Raiders on Christmas...

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Raiders S Obi Melifonwu “flying around” in practice

One of the most exciting things about Raiders OTAs this week has been the performance of the defensive backs, and by that I mean the fact that both Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu are actually on the field and practicing. The Raiders’ top two draft selections in 2017 were both sidelined with injury for the majority of last year, but Conley is performing exceptionally well according to several reports. Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and Reggie Nelson spoke to the media this week, and both were asked about Melifonwu. “Same thing [as Gareon Conley], it’s good to have them...

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Countdown to kickoff: 97 is Mario Edwards Jr, it’s also a Raiders record

We keep chugging along in our countdown. Now we’re at 97 days until the season opener. Wearing the number 97 for the past three seasons is former second round pick Mario Edwards Jr. Edwards heads into the final year of his rookie deal looking to finally show he is worthy of a second contract. He earned a starting job midway through his rookie season, taking over for the injured Justin Tuck who was in the last throes of his NFL career. In those few games, he gave Raiders fans a level of hope he has not lived up to in the two seasons that followed. A neck injury ended his rookie season a...

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Veteran CB William Gay brings enthusiasm, professional attitude to Giants

Entering 12th season, Gay still trying to prove he belongs The most amazing thing about William Gay’s 11 seasons in the NFL is that in a brutal sport where the rules are bring changed to make play safer he has never missed a game. That’s 191 straight games, including the post-season. On Monday, though, Gay said his streak would have ended long ago under the NFL’s current concussion protocol. Gay said that in a 2009 Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders, his third season, he “went to sleep” and suffered a concussion when hit in the head by teammate Ryan Mundy while both were...

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There’s reason to believe the hype surrounding Gareon Conley from Raiders OTA’s

Why the hype surrounding cornerback Gareon Conley is more believable than the hype surrounding running back Doug Martin. For reasons beyond his control, Raiders fans and cornerback Gareon Conley’s fans have had their emotions played with up to now. He was arguably the best CB in the 2017 NFL Draft but we didn’t even know if he would play because of rape accusations. So Raider Nation sighed in relief once it was determined nothing would come of them. Then he had a shin injury that held up the start of his season until week 2 of last season against the New York Jets. In that game, he was...

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Raiders 2018 offseason depth chart

We’re now two weeks into the Raiders’ OTA sessions and the depth chart is taking shape. With two more weeks remaining of OTA’s and minicamp, there is sure to be a few changes happen between now and training camp and certainly the start of the season. That being said, here is where the depth chart stands as of this week. *Denotes player who has not participated in OTA’s due to injury or otherwise. Notes: Slot receiver figures to be mostly Amari Cooper who would move inside when Martavis Bryant enters the game. Reserve guards David Sharpe, Vadal Alexander, and Denver Kirkland have at...

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Penn phoned Gruden angry after drafting Kolton Miller, now mentoring young tackle as future LT

For the past four seasons, Raiders left tackle Donald Penn has had the responsibility of protecting Derek Carr’s blindside, and he has done a damn good job of it. But at 35 years old, and coming off a foot injury — and subsequent surgery — that snapped his incredible streak of 170 regular season consecutive games, Jon Gruden and his staff made a point to plan for the future. With their top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, rather than address the defense, Gruden selected UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller with the 15th overall pick. That move didn’t sit well with Penn. At all. “I’m...

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Raiders: Jon Gruden is “all-in” on cornerback Gareon Conley

GareonConley battled injuries during his first season with the Oakland Raiders, but this coaching staff expects him to be elite in 2018. During the past couple of seasons, the Oakland Raiders have had serious issues with the cornerback position. They have tried to go about fixing the problem in many ways, by drafting corners in […] Raiders: Jon Gruden is “all-in” on cornerback Gareon Conley - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Raiders to build secondary around ‘shutdown corner’ Gareon Conley

The second-year cornerback is finally healthy, and ready to lead the Raiders defensive backs unit. As one of the most talented cornerbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, expectations were high for Gareon Conley to infuse the Raiders secondary with much needed talent. Those hopes were hindered by a shin injury that cost the first-round pick all but two games of his rookie season. One year later, Conley is finally healthy again, and head coach Jon Gruden has liked what he’s seen. “We are excited about the return of Gareon Conley, our first round draft choice. He’s been excellent so far,”...

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Jon Gruden says ‘special’ Gareon Conley fully participated in OTAs

While former college teammate Marshon Lattimore was winning Defensive Rookie of the Year, Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was sitting out most of his rookie year due to a shin injury. The first-round pick ended up playing just two games before having to undergo surgery and going on injured reserve. But Conley is back to […] The post Jon Gruden says ‘special’ Gareon Conley fully participated in OTAs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chargers tight end Hunter Henry likely lost for the season with torn ACL

When preparing for the Raiders usual struggles covering tight ends, the two names that comes to mind most are Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry. Kelce is an All Pro while Henry has had all the making of a future Pro Bowler as the replacement for former future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates. Henry was about to set out for his first season out of Gates’s shadow, but those hopes may have come crashing down Tuesday with the team announcing Henry tore his ACL in the first OTA practice of the offseason. The injury is likely to have him out all of the 2018 season as...

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Raiders counting on rebound season from Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Amari Cooper's upward career trajectory took a major detour last season when a combination of drops, injuries and overall poor play plagued him all season.

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Gareon Conley full go for Raiders but draft classmate Obi Melifonwu ‘doesn’t look close’ to being ready

This year it’s supposed to be like the Raiders have two extra draft picks with 2017 top pick cornerback Gareon Conley finally returning from his lengthy absence with a shin injury and second round safety Obi Melifonwu also returning to the field after two stints on injured reserve his rookie campaign. One of the two has returned. After seeing limited duty through much of the team’s offseason program, Conley was on the field with the first team defense. “It was great to see Conley out there. We’re counting on him, we need him. But to see Rashaan Melvin and Conley and [Daryl] Worley...

Derek Carr takes responsibility for Raiders' struggles

Raiders QB Derek Carr talks the pressure of signing a big contract and the struggles of returning from a series of injuries.

Derek Carr | My Cause My Cleats

Raiders QB Derek Carr supports children's health at the hospital that saved his son's life. Discover the story behind his cleats. #MyCauseMyCleats - http://www.NFL.com/MyCauseMyCleats Watch the full feature here - https://youtu.be/IU-2jPF_-yw Watch full

Derek Carr should thank Kirk Cousins for deal

Even though there is an injury risk, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr is investing in his future now and could end up in a similar situation to Kirk Cousins.