Raiders announce cuts to 53, squad still incomplete

The Raiders announced their cuts tonight, moving the squad from 75 to 53 players per league guidelines.  The players waived or put onto IR were: Waived LB Kaelin Burnett (R)Waived K Eddy Carmona (R)Waived WR Derek Carrier (R)Waived WR Brandon Carswell (R)Reserve/PUP (knees) LB Aaron Curry (4)Waived DE Hall Davis (1)Waived TE Kyle Efaw (R)Waived […]

Raiders lose to Seahawks 21-3, so what?

The final game of the 2012 preseason is in the books for the Raiders, a sloppy, ugly loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which the Raiders gained a total of only 101 yards in the game. So what does the loss mean for the 2012 season?  Fortunately, not much.  This game was never about winning […]

Raiders reportedly sign return specialist Roscoe Parrish

Updated: Parrish has, indeed, been signed and is at the Raiders practice today.  He is wearing #18 as of now.  OL Zach Hurd has been designated as waived/injured to make room for him on the roster. Per a article the Raiders have agreed to terms with recently released free agent returner/wide receiver Roscoe Parrish. Parrish, 30, […]

Raiders cut 12 players to get down to 75

The Raiders announced they have waived 12 players to get down to the maximum roster size of 75 in advance of today’s deadline.  The players cut were: WR Thomas MayoWR DeAundre MuhammadQB Kyle Newhall-CaballeroFB Manase TongaDE Mason BrodineDE Wayne DorseyLB Korey BosworthS Aaron HenryS Chaz PowellCB Terrail Lambert In addition, two players were designated as waived/injured, FB […]

Predicting the 2012 final roster, post-camp

Now that camp is over and the Raiders have played three-fourths of their preseason games it’s time to look at who will make the final roster for the team.  Projecting the final roster is always tricky and there are never enough spots for every player that you think can succeed.  For my projections I tried […]

Raiders win 31-20 over Lions in preseason week 3

In the third week of the 2012 preseason, the Raiders won to over the Detroit Lions 31-20. The third preseason game is generally considered to be the most important because the starters play for the longest period of time and the coaching staff actually puts in a game plan to prepare. The defense – and […]

Upon Further Review: Preseason week 2, Raiders vs Cardinals, Offense

The second article with observations in review of the Raiders second pre-season game with the Cardinals.  Yesterday’s piece involved Special Teams and Defense.  Today’s will have some thoughts on the offense and specifically the offensive line.For thoughts on the Raiders during games or throughout the day, follow me on Twitter

Raiders lose to Cards 31-27 in second preseason game

The Raiders dropped to 0-2 for the 2012 pre-season after losing to the Arizona Cardinals 31-27. Most observers thought that the 2012 Oakland offense would hit the ground running and it would be the defense that would take time to gel and excel with the new schemes brought in by head coach Dennis Allen and […]

Upon Further Review: Preseason week 1, Raiders vs Cowboys

I took a look at the first quarter of the game, wanting to look at some of the first team and into the second team to get some thoughts. -On the kickoff, Dan Bailey’s placement was poor. I question whether Ford should’ve fielded it because the ball came down right near the sideline and short […]

A Raiders injury update

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen updated the status of some of the team’s injured players after practice yesterday in advance of Fridays’s game with the Arizona Cardinals. First, injured RB Mike Goodson, who was out with a neck injury following a very scary collision during a practice with pads last week returned to practice and […]

Raiders drop first pre-season game to Dallas 0-3

Inconsistency was the word of the game for the Raiders who were shut out at home in their 2012 preseason opener versus the Dallas Cowboys. The starting offense only played a few series and moved the ball well but some miscues between QB Carson Palmer and WR Jacoby Ford kept them from capitalizing on Darren […]

Raiders hurting, especially at Linebacker

The Raiders are limping into their first preseason game – literally for some players.  After being fairly low-injury for the first week of camp, the second week brought a multitude of lower limb injuries on players of most every position. The Raiders are especially thin at linebacker where UDFA Mario Kurn suffered a knee injury […]

What we’ve learned about the 2012 Raiders so far

The Raiders training camp is now over a week old and TFDS will reflect on some of what we can learn from this team’s practices to date. *The team has some serious speed at running back – if it can see the field. We all know about Darren McFadden’s effortless glide and how he’s able […]

Peyton won’t be Manning the West- Will the Raiders?

There’s a question football fans have asked themselves this off season, and it alludes to the record column in Denver: Can John Elway and Peyton Manning REALLY get it up? They won nine games with Tim Tebow. But Tebow and his crucifix were run out of town for the very well-known and well-liked Manning brother. Yes, […]