Tryouts concluded: Raiders add three undrafted free agents

Following the completion of rookie mini-camp on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders began to sign some of the players who tried out for the team. The first three have already announced their signings via Twitter and confirmed through the team’s official website: linebacker Najee Harris, defensive end LaTroy Lewis and defensive lineman Chris Casher. Continue reading Tryouts concluded: Raiders add three undrafted free agents

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A solution to the Raiders’ pass defense dilemma

The Oakland Raiders’ 2016 campaign was a success and it was fueled by one of the NFL’s most prolific and balanced offenses while leaning on the late game heroics of star quarterback Derek Carr but the pass defense was another story. While the offense is young, fast, and led by arguably the NFL’s best offensive line, the pass defense left a lot to be desired in 2016. Continue reading A solution to the Raiders’ pass defense dilemma

Raiders’ Lynch fulfilling coach Del Rio’s dream

This morning, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio sat down and weighed in on the Raiders’ off-season acquisitions, most notably Oakland’s own, running back Marshawn Lynch, who returns home to the Bay Area so he can sail out into the sunset on a Silver and Black ship. Continue reading Raiders’ Lynch fulfilling coach Del Rio’s dream

Uncertainty awaits Aldon Smith as personal struggles continue

Reggie McKenzie, general manager for the Oakland Raiders, has recently said, via Jimmy Durkin of the Mercury News that he isn’t considering Aldon Smith and is rather focused on the players that are or will be available through the draft or on the active roster. For that reason, Smith’s future with the Raiders (or any team for that matter) seems murky. Continue reading Uncertainty awaits Aldon Smith as personal struggles continue

Oakland Raiders clear space; release Dan Williams

The Oakland Raiders cleared cap space and a roster spot with the release of veteran defensive tackle Dan Williams today, as reported by team’s official Twitter account. We have released DT Dan Williams. Read: https://t.co/FSChlEYbRi pic.twitter.com/1duYkt2uQr — Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) April 18, 2017 Williams originally signed with the Silver and Black back in 2015; it was a four-year contract worth upwards $15 million dollars according to Spotrac.com. With so much talk about the team possibly bringing in the outspoken and popular running back Marshawn Lynch, via trade or signing him after a release, this is being seen by some as … Continue reading Oakland Raiders clear space; release Dan Williams