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Raiders want to get Maurice Jones-Drew more work

Raiders want to get Maurice Jones-Drew more work

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 12 hours ago
The Raiders signed several veteran free agents this offseason, but haven’t got much return from those investments so far this year. Coach Tony Sparano would like that to change for one member of that crew. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has 18 carries …
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  • Butler, Jones-Drew in line for increased playing time

    Butler, Jones-Drew in line for increased playing time

    Denarius Moore’s time came and went. Andre Holmes now is in the midst of getting his shot to show what he can do in a starring role as a wide receiver in the Raiders offense. Meanwhile, Brice Butler is making a strong case for more playing time. “Brice …
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  • Tuck not at practice today; Streater makes appearance

    Tuck not at practice today; Streater makes appearance

    insidebayarea.com 13 hours ago
    Defensive end Justin Tuck seemed on his way back to playing in a game. Now, his status is in question as a result of not being able to practice Friday. Then again, it’s possible that coach Tony Sparano gave Tuck (knee) the day off as a means of keeping …
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  • Raiders vs. Browns preview

    Raiders vs. Browns preview

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    The Cleveland Browns face their second winless team in a row Sunday at 4:15 p.m. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium. Last Sunday in Jacksonville, the Browns took the Jaguars from the winless column, as the Jags completely outplayed the Browns. Now the Oakland Ra…
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  • Raiders go with youth to replace Lamarr Woodley

    Raiders go with youth to replace Lamarr Woodley

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Now that LaMarr Woodley is out for the long term and will likely go on the injured reserve with a torn biceps injury, the Oakland Raiders are looking to young players to fill his role. C.J. Wilson will plug into the starting role and …
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  • Raiders’ TE Mychal Rivera convinced progress will soon show up …

    Raiders’ TE Mychal Rivera convinced progress will soon show up on stat sheet with more production

    insidebayarea.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Filed for print . . . Mychal Rivera is resolute in the belief he is making progress, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. “There are things a lot of people don’t see,’’ the Raiders second-year tight end said after a recent practice. “They don’t see th…
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  • Hayden wants to play Sunday, Sparano says it’s a ‘possibility’

    Hayden wants to play Sunday, Sparano says it’s a ‘possibility’

    insidebayarea.com Oct 22 (2 days ago)
    Cornerback DJ Hayden took some reps with the first-team defense today, thanks in part to starter Carlos Rogers being sidelined. Either way, it’s progress, Hayden and coach Tony Sparano said. Last week, Hayden was limited in practice as he returned from …
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  • L.A. may have gone from luxury to necessity for NFL

    L.A. may have gone from luxury to necessity for NFL

    profootballtalk.com Oct 22 (2 days ago)
    Nearly 20 years ago, the Rams and Raiders left Los Angeles. Since then, talk has persisted regarding a potential return. Primarily because talk of teams moving to Los Angeles often helped certain teams get public money for new stadiums. Meanwhile, the N…
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  • Bill Polian, Ron Wolf selected as contributor candidates to Hal…

    Bill Polian, Ron Wolf selected as contributor candidates to Hall of Fame

    profootballtalk.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame added a new contributor category to help deserving non-players make their way to Canton, and the first two candidates have been chosen. Via Jim Trotter of ESPN, a member of the nine-person committee, former Raiders and Pack…
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  • Raiders face another rookie QB

    Raiders face another rookie QB

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson compares the road of Derek Carr to Browns rookie Johnny Manziel.
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  • The Film Don’t Lie: Raiders

    The Film Don’t Lie: Raiders

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    A weekly look at what the Oakland Raiders must fix: The Raiders are headed to Cleveland next Sunday a broken team. At 0-6, they are the NFL’s only winless squad look incapable of winning a game. The Raiders are getting outplayed and outproduced, and Oak…
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  • NFL begins to take temperature of L.A. market

    NFL begins to take temperature of L.A. market

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Amid plenty of reports and rumors and speculation about the looming relocation of the Rams, Raiders, or Chargers to Los Angeles, the NFL has begun actively exploring what folks in L.A. want from a new stadium. According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles …
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  • Raiders coach Tony Sparano continues to stress the positive in …

    Raiders coach Tony Sparano continues to stress the positive in face of mounting injuries to go along with losses

    insidebayarea.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Filed for print . . . As interim coach Tony Sparano continued to stress the positive Monday at his weekly press conference, the number of players healthy enough to receive the message is dwindling. The latest casualties are strong safety Usama Young and…
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  • Charles Woodson on third-down defense: 'It's killing us'

    Charles Woodson on third-down defense: 'It's killing us'

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Random thoughts after the Oakland Raiders' 24-13 home loss to Arizona that dropped the Raiders to 0-6: The Raiders’ biggest problem (and there’s many) is their third-down defense. It has been dreadful. The Raiders entered their loss t…
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  • Darnell Dockett teases Raiders fans with sign

    Darnell Dockett teases Raiders fans with sign

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    Though the winless Raiders showed some spark in Sunday’s game vs. Arizona, they couldn’t quite keep up with the NFC West-leading Cardinals, who secured a 24-13 victory in Oakland. And as the Cardinals took care of business against the Raiders, injured A…
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  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Browns 00:48

    NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Browns

    Oct 23
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Oakland at Cleveland.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Raiders-Browns 00:50

    Inside Edge: Raiders-Browns

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Oakland at Cleveland.
  • Video - 'Inside the NFL': Three teams in running for L.A. 03:27

    'Inside the NFL': Three teams in running for L.A.

    Oct 22
    The "Inside the NFL" crew discusses the real possibilities of a NFL team moving to Los Angeles in the near future.
  • Video - Raiders Face Another Rookie QB 00:46

    Raiders Face Another Rookie QB

    Oct 21
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson compares the road of Derek Carr to Browns rookie Johnny Manziel.

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