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Breaking down Rodney Hudson’s contract with Raiders

One of the more interesting things that the Raiders have done this year is to avoid using signing bonuses as incentives for their players. Historically, teams will use signing bonuses as a way to incentivize prized free agents to sign with them. For example, this year’s top free agent, Ndamukung Suh, was handed a 6 […]

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Raiders sign 7; more likely

The Raiders yesterday announced the signing of six of the players with which they had agreed to contract terms over the negotiation window and free agency. Today, the Raiders have also announced the addition of safety Nate Allen to their roster, their seventh player of free agency to date. The players the Raiders have signed […]

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A look at Raiders’ free agency possibilities

Last year the Raiders, flush with the highest amount of cap room of any team in the NFL, chose quantity over quality by eschewing most of the big-name free agents available and instead going for players that were once productive but looked like they may be slowing due to age. The strategy made a sort […]

Preview of opponents for the Raiders in 2015

The Oakland Raiders are happy with the potential they’ve seen from their second-round pick in 2014, franchise quarterback Derek Carr. The Fresno State quarterback threw for 3,270 yards with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while just completed under 60% of his passes. The season did not go as well for their ex-head coach, Dennis Allen. […]


The draft analyst who understands Reggie McKenzie

This year when I do my draft preparation, I am going to pay extra attention to’s Mike Mayock. This is not because I believe Mayock will be right, although his opinions are very respected in the NFL because of the work he puts in looking at players on film. No, it’s because of all […]

Will Raiders now hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator?

With the Super Bowl now out of the way, the Raiders are now free to pursue any coaches from the Seahawks that may interest them. Oakland has the need for at least two coaches on the defensive side of the ball, none more important than their as-now-empty defensive coordinator. The Raiders are believed to be […]

Report: Raiders interested in Louisville DC Todd Grantham

NBC’s Dianna Russini, who has been all over Raiders news this off season, reported today that the Raiders are interested in interviewing current University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna)

Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson

The Raiders made their first signing of the new year, extending safety Charles Woodson’s contract for another season, the team announced. Charles is coming off a strong season that found him playing in the box and utilizing his ability to read plays and make tackles in the box instead of trying to utilize him as […]


Raiders reportedly add 3 new coaches, complete offensive staff

The Raiders have reportedly hired three new offensive coaches to complete their position coaching staff. While they may not be done hiring – they could always hire an offensive quality control coach, for example – the team’s offensive staff should be essentially in place at this time. The move are unannounced by the Raiders so […]


Who might complete the Raiders’ coaching staff?

First, a review of the coaches already hired and then a look at some possible hires for the remaining open positions: Head Coach Jack Del Rio: Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware that the Raiders named Jack Del Rio as their head coach, with Mark Davis being much more involved and […]

VIP experiences for Raiders fans are now just a click away

The Oakland Raiders didn’t enjoy a winning 2014 season, but that doesn’t mean Raiders fans can’t cap the season by having great experiences with their favorite players. Putting an emphasis on unique and memorable experiences, IfOnly has pieced together multiple awesome offerings for the Black Hole brethren, creating custom VIP experiences with Oakland Raiders greats […]

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With Harbaugh reportedly headed to Michigan, what should Raiders do next?

Last night, there were multiple reports from a variety of sources that all said the same thing: Jim Harbaugh, the object of the Raiders’ affections (after Gruden took his name off the market by signing a contract extension with ESPN) has decided to become the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. […]

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Defensive trends to watch in Raiders final game versus Broncos

For the first time in several weeks I was able to sit down and re-watch game film this week. There were several roster changes over that time and here are some items to look for week 17 as the Raiders gear up to play in Denver. Some thoughts, from my notepad:   Changes at LB: […]

Despite lackluster season, Raiders have 9th most jersey sales in NFL

Lids recently published the top 10 best-selling NFL jerseys by player and team for the 2014 NFL season. It’s no surprise that Peyton Manning top the list of best-selling player jerseys. The Broncos great is one of six quarterbacks in the top 10, joined by Colin Kaepernick (2nd), Russell Wilson (3rd), Johnny Manziel (4th), Tom Brady (5th), […]

Raiders look for first win against a reeling Chargers team

The San Diego Chargers are absolutely reeling thanks to three straight losses. The Oakland Raiders might know the feeling. Still searching for their first win and coming into week 11 at 0-9, the Raiders aim to hand the Bolts their fourth straight loss and nab their first victory of 2014, all at the same time. The intensity of […]