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Predicting the Raiders’ “final” roster

The Raiders, along with every other NFL team, must trim their roster down starting next Tuesday to 75 players with another, bigger cut to follow on September 5th to get the “final” 53 players. That “final” roster is, of course, not final and is always a work in progress with changes and tweaks but for […]

Rod Streater

Rod Streater returns to practice, Raiders face tough choices at WR

Rod Streater, arguably the best wide receiver on the Raiders at this point last year, has missed the first 11 practice sessions with an undisclosed illness. According to Streater, the illness isn’t only undisclosed – it’s as of yet undiagnosed. “I’ve worked with the doctors for a while trying to figure out what was going […]

Oakland Raiders Face St. Louis Rams Tonight To Start Preseason Slate

Is this the season the Oakland Raiders franchise snaps out their playoff drought? It’s common knowledge that the Raiders haven’t reached the postseason since their Super Bowl appearance in 2002, but they seem to be positively trending around NFL media outlets, as some think they will be the surprise team of 2015. Derek Carr will […]

Recapping Raiders’ second week of camp

The Raiders have a day off today, their second break since camp started. Prior to today’s day off the team had practiced for 5 consecutive days and now have a total of 9 practices under their belt. Despite that low number, I’m breaking the time into “weeks” with the days off as the “weekends.” Here […]

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Recapping Raiders’ first week of training camp

The Raiders have their first day off training camp today after practicing each of the last four days. In this first group of practice sessions, here are my thoughts on an assortment of players, by position: Quarterback: Derek Carr looks solidly in command and ready to lead the Raiders to victory. The offense is clearly […]

Charles Woodson

Corps Players: Defensive Secondary

This is the ninth and final piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,  Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Fullbacks, Defensive Line, Linebackers   The Raiders secondary was poor last […]

Mack Sio

Corps Players: Linebackers

This is the eighth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,  Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Fullbacks, Defensive Line   It was the best of times, it was the […]

Justin Ellis

Corps Players: Defensive Line

This is the seventh piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,   Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Fullbacks.   The Raiders’ defensive line, a weakness overall in 2014, […]

Marcel Reece

Corps Players: Fullbacks

This is the sixth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. This is also the final offensive positional group. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here. […]

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Corps Players: Running Backs

This is the fifth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here. For the quarterbacks, click here.   The Raiders’ […]

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Corps Players: Quarterbacks

This is the fourth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here.   July 4th is not only America’s birthday. […]

Raiders’ 2015 Draft Class Reports with Real-Ish Insights

TFDS contributor AJ DeMello has exhaustively reviewed each of the Raiders’ 10 draft picks to break down their strengths and weaknesses like no other site offers. The content of this article comes from the twisted mind of AJ DeMello and is for entertainment and comedy purposes. For more of his jokes and one liners follow […]

Jon Feliciano

Corps Players: Offensive Line

This is the third piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here. For the tight end corps, click here.   Today’s Corps Players examines the Raiders offensive line personnel changes and how I […]

Clive Walford

Corps players: Tight Ends

This is the second piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.   Today’s unit of focus is tight ends which, like the teams’ wide receivers, should be in line for a bump […]

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