Raiders’ trade for Schaub is final piece to draft flexibility

The Raiders addressed their top position of need, yesterday, by trading the Texans for QB Matt Schaub. In doing so, they have given themselves extreme Draft flexibility. While the Raiders have need for depth and long-term solutions at every single position, their free agency strategy has bought them some time by signing productive, older vets […]

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Raiders complete trade for Matt Schaub

As expected, the Raiders completed a trade with the Houston Texans for quarterback Matt Schaub yesterday. It has been reported that the Raiders traded their 6th round pick for the quarterback, who struggled mightily in 2013. When announcing the trade and bring out Schaub to talk to the media, Dennis Allen confirmed the mostly-obvious: that […]

Report: Raiders “expected to trade” for QB Matt Schaub

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders are expected to trade the Houston Texans a late round 2014 draft pick in exchange for QB Matt Schaub. Schaub, who has been with the Texans since 2007 when he was acquired by Houston in a trade with Atlanta, had a down year last season and eventually lost his […]


What the first week of Free Agency tells us about the Raiders

We are through the first week of free agency and the Raiders have been one of the most active teams. Free Agency started with the Raiders allowing both of their stated priority re-signs, Jared Veldheer and Lamarr Houston, go without contracts. In the first day, the Raiders were twice laughed at by national media and […]

Report: Raiders in negotiations to trade for QB Matt Schaub

A sports radio station in Houston, TX, SportsRadio 610, is reporting that the Raiders are in "serious talks" to trade the Texans for QB Matt Schaub. The trade details are unknown at this time. If the Raiders completed this trade, it would likely be for a late round pick of the Raiders as the Texans […]

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Tale of the Tape: CB Tarell Brown

Every year, I look at the Raiders new additions, both through free agency and the draft, and break down what I see are the strengths and weaknesses of each player. This year, I am starting with recent addition, CB Tarell Brown, who jumped the bay from San Francisco to Oakland on a 1 year, $3.5 […]

Raiders sign DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley

The Raiders signed their second pass-rusher of the day, signing LaMarr Woodley this afternoon, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is reported to be two years and have a max value of $12 million. Guaranteed money is not yet known. Woodley has played OLB in the Steelers 3-4 scheme but will likely play many […]

Raiders sign Justin Tuck for a reported 2 years, up to $11 million

The Raiders tried to put yesterday’s events behind them by signing former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck today, for a reported two year contract worth up to $11 million. The guaranteed money has not been disclosed. Tuck has been a very productive force for the New York Giants since 2007. In the last seven seasons […]

Making sense of the Rodger Saffold situation

Full disclosure: I’m a highly patient and deliberate man. I don’t like to react immediately to things because it takes me time to sift through the complicated and often conflicting details that emerge from the various reports. The situation with Rodger Saffold is particularly complicated because it looks so bad for the franchise. If perception is reality, […]

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Why the Raiders over-paid Saffold, Howard

The Raiders looked to be sitting pretty riding into free agency. They had a large amount of cap space and the will, it appeared, to re-sign their own to-be free agents plus a few others. A day after free agency, the Raiders have signed three players, only one of which was in Oakland last season. […]

Raiders to meet with Justin Tuck & LaMarr Woodley today

Per Adam Schefter, the Raiders are going to meet with a couple of pass-rushers, today, in former Giants DE Justin Tuck and former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley. Adam Schefter tweeted out the news this morning: Tuck will be 31 by the time the season starts and isn't the force he once was but he still […]

Raiders agree to terms with Austin Howard

The Raiders have agreed to terms with former Jets OT Austin Howard, per multiple reports. The deal is for 5 years and has a max value of $30 million, with half of that – $15 million – guaranteed. Howard had made the Raiders his first place to visit, yesterday, and the team didn't let him […]

Former Jets RT Austin Howard to visit Raiders

Per multiple New York beat writers, OT Austin Howard is first visiting Oakland. Howard, who has started all 32 games the last two years for the Jets, was a somewhat surprise addition to free agency because the franchise had named him one of their priority free agents. Howard has very good size at 6'7", 333 […]

Raiders re-sign McFadden but lose Rashad Jennings to New York

The Raiders have agreed to terms for Darren McFadden, per multiple reports. The deal is for one year but no figures have been disclosed at this time. This is important because the Raiders have, apparently, lost Rashad Jennings to the New York Giants. Jennings, who filled in admirably for McFadden when McFadden was injured last year, […]

Raiders sign Rodger Saffold, lose Veldheer and Houston

The Raiders lost both of their priority free agents in LT Jared Veldheer and DE Lamarr Houston within the first 10 minutes of free agency, today, with the two signing with Arizona and Chicago, respectively. To offset the loss of Veldheer, the Raiders signed 25 year old Rodger Saffold, previously of the St Louis Rams. […]