Charles Woodson will receive quite a greeting from Raiders fans when he makes a free agent visit to the team’s facilities on Tuesday.
A few of his potential teammates in Oakland will give him a warm reception as well. Read More
ALAMEDA — D.J. Hayden's remarkable comeback from a near-death experience has taken him to the first round of the NFL draft.
The Oakland Raiders selected the former Houston cornerback with the 12th overall pick after trading down nine spots to get a second rounder from Miami on Thursday night. Read More
The bargain-bin makeover by general manager Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen is nearly complete, with the NFL draft providing the finishing touches to a franchise in transition.
It’s apparent based on offseason maneuvers the new regime has identified the reasons for its 4-12 season after back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2010 and 2011. Read More
Terrelle Pryor found out what it’s like to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Pryor made his first career start, in place of injured Carson Palmer, in the Raiders’ 24-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. He threw his first two career touchdown passes and scored on a 3-yard run. Read More
Win a final one for Norv?
That’s about all the San Diego Chargers have to play for when they finish the season today at home against the rival Raiders.
Coach Norv Turner is expected to get fired, along with general manager A.J. Smith, perhaps as soon as Monday, because the Chargers (6-9) will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. Read More
Matt Leinart is hoping to get one more shot to show what he can do as an NFL starting
With Carson Palmer sidelined for the Raiders’ season finale in San Diego with cracked ribs and a bruised lung, Leinart and third-stringer Terrelle Pryor have been sharing time at practice. Read More
Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn’t ready to select a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in San Diego and said it’s possible that both Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor could play.
Leinart and Pryor shared reps in practice with Oakland’s first-team offense during practice, three days after starter Carson Palmer went out with cracked ribs and a bruised lung after being hit from behind by Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. Read More
After spending most of the season on the bench, Terrelle Pryor has been playing a key role this week for the Raiders by impersonating Cam Newton in practice.
Pryor could have an even higher-profile role come game time Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp says Pryor will get on the field in certain specialty packages for the Raiders (4-10). Read More
As the calendar is set to turn from 2012 to 2013, the Bay Area is basking in pro sports glory. The Niners have locked up another playoff spot, the Giants are reveling in their World Series win and the A’s are still soaked in Champagne from their run to the AL West crown. Even the seemingly always-dreadful Warriors are off to their best start in years. The most consistent franchise, the Sharks, would probably be winning too, if they were playing. Read More
Jamaal Charles had nowhere to run, Brady Quinn was under pressure all day and the Raiders defense posted its most statistically dominating performance in decades.
Coach Dennis Allen said that kind of game proves what the Raiders are capable of defensively when they play to their ability. The key now is doing that more often.
“We’ve proven that we can do it at times, but we’ve got to be more consistent at it,” Allen said Monday. “That will be our challenge moving forward.” Read More