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  • Mack a silver-and-black lining for winless Raiders

    Mack a silver-and-black lining for winless Raiders

    insidebayarea.com Updated 42 minutes ago
    Raiders coach Tony Sparano admits that he is one to look at silver linings, even though they might be more and more difficult to find in a season that has yielded no wins through seven games. The play of rookie linebacker Khalil Mack qualifies as a defi…
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  • WR Thompkins joins list of those not practicing

    WR Thompkins joins list of those not practicing

    insidebayarea.com 3 hours ago
    Six players aren’t at practice today for the Raiders, with wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins the only newcomer to the list. It’s unclear why Thompkins isn’t at practice, given he was on the field Wednesday and coach Tony Sparano didn’t mention anything a…
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  • Chiefs vs. Jets preview

    Chiefs vs. Jets preview

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    The Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets, teams headed in opposite directions, meet Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. After losing their first two games, the Chiefs climbed to 4-3 after Sunday's 34-7 win over the St. Louis Rams. The Jets, after beating the O…
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  • Raiders bring back Larry Asante

    Raiders bring back Larry Asante

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    With three defensive backs missing practice on Wednesday, the Oakland Raiders made a move to bolster their secondary depth. Oakland re-signed safety Larry Asante to replenish the ranks after Tyvon Branch and Usama Young both landed on injured reserve. T…
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  • Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle to start at middle linebacker for …

    Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle to start at middle linebacker for Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    With Malcolm Smith ailing with a groin injury and Bobby Wagner still out with turf toe, the Seahawks have once again had to reshuffle their linebacker group. Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle is set to make his first NFL start Sunday against the Oakland Raid…
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  • Carr not shy about going after game’s top cornerbacks

    Carr not shy about going after game’s top cornerbacks

    In less than half his rookie season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr already has earned a reputation for not shying away from the game’s top cornerbacks. If he feels as if he can get the ball to a certain spot and give his receiver a realistic chance to …
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  • Raiders' Menelik Watson, TJ Carrie practice

    Raiders' Menelik Watson, TJ Carrie practice

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson and cornerback TJ Carrie both practiced Wednesday. Both players were injured Sunday in a 23-13 loss at Cleveland. Watson had a stinger and Carrie had a lower-back injury. Cornerback Chimdi Ch…
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  • The Film Don’t Lie: Raiders

    The Film Don’t Lie: Raiders

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    A weekly look at what the Oakland Raiders must fix: This is just wonderful news for the Raiders, whose offense is floundering: They next play the Seahawks in Seattle. While the Seahawks have been a bit off this season, playing that defense in Seattle is…
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  • Browns not looking for help at punt returner

    Browns not looking for help at punt returner

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    The Browns haven’t been productive on punt returns this season and that didn’t change in their 23-13 victory over the Raiders. Travis Benjamin fielded two punts and fumbled one of them, although the Browns were able to recover the ball. It’s the second …
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  • Raiders busy plugging one hole, while a leak springs elsewhere

    Raiders busy plugging one hole, while a leak springs elsewhere

    insidebayarea.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)
    The winless Raiders are making progress under interim head coach Tony Sparano, players and Sparano say. However, that’s not going to manifest itself in victories until the weekly game of Whack-A-Mole ends. “There’s been a lot of areas of improvements. ……
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  • McDonald grades Raiders off performance in loss to Browns

    McDonald grades Raiders off performance in loss to Browns

    insidebayarea.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)
    Here are the grades doled out by beat writer Jerry McDonald for the Raiders based off their performance against the Cleveland Browns in a 23-13 loss: Passing offense Derek Carr completed 34 of 54 passes for 328 yards and a touchdown, but the 18-yard sco…
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  • Former Raiders lineman Mo Collins dead at 38

    Former Raiders lineman Mo Collins dead at 38

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)
    The West Charlotte high school athletic director says former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the school's football coach Mo Collins died Sunday. He was 38.
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  • Darren McFadden takes responsibility for game-changing fumble

    Darren McFadden takes responsibility for game-changing fumble

    ESPN.com insidebayarea.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)
    CLEVELAND -- Darren McFadden took full responsibility for a game-turning fumble on Sunday, while his coach chalked it up to an excellent defensive play. Threatening to take the lead for the first time, the Oakland Raiders were driving, trailing the Clev…
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  • Derek Carr: Raiders are different than they were three weeks ag…

    Derek Carr: Raiders are different than they were three weeks ago

    CLEVELAND -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns: Carr says Raiders are different now: Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr said the team is different in the past three games under interim…
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  • Jon Gruden would coach Raiders, told team to draft Manziel: rep…

    Jon Gruden would coach Raiders, told team to draft Manziel: reports

    yahoo.com Oct 26 (4 days ago)
    Jon Gruden has settled nicely into a cushy job at "Monday Night Football," trotting out his this guys and I gotta tell yas in a different NFL locale each week. But coaches gotta coach, and for the last few years Gruden has been the go-to name …
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  • Browns' Cameron ruled out with concussion

    Browns' Cameron ruled out with concussion

    ESPN.com Oct 26 (4 days ago)
    Jordan Cameron left Sunday's game against Oakland with a concussion after taking a shot to the back of the head by Raiders safety Brandian Ross. He will not return.
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  • Raiders CB DJ Hayden active vs. Browns

    Raiders CB DJ Hayden active vs. Browns

    insidebayarea.com Oct 26 (4 days ago)
    Cornerback DJ Hayden is active and will likely see action Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Designated as inactive were quarterback Matt McGloin, wide receiver Vincent Brown, cornerback Keith McGill, linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu, guard Tony Bergstrom,…
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  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Seahawks 00:47

    NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-Seahawks

    Oct 30
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Oakland at Seattle.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Raiders-Seahawks 00:48

    Inside Edge: Raiders-Seahawks

    Oct 30
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Oakland at Seattle.
  • Video - Derek Carr Will Test Richard Sherman 00:35

    Derek Carr Will Test Richard Sherman

    Oct 28
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson says rookie quarterback Derek Carr isn't afraid to test the best corners in the game, which means Richard Sherman will be the target this week.
  • Video - Game Balls: Oakland at Cleveland 03:01

    Game Balls: Oakland at Cleveland

    Oct 26
    Browns reporter Pat McManamon's game ball goes to safety Donte Whitner, who had a huge tackle in the third quarter set up the key play of the game. Raiders reporter Bill Williamson honors linebacker Khalil Mack after six tackles, including two for lo

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