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Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Paul Guenther wants to wipe slate clean with Oakland Raiders defense

NAPA, Calif. -- After the Oakland Raiders' first practice of training camp…

 

Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in a pass during individual work at Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif., on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders: Without Donald Penn and Khalil Mack, Kolton Miller and Bruce Irvin shine

NAPA -- The last time Derek Carr saw Khalil Mack, the Oakland…

 

Khalil Mack and the rest of the Raiders front seven have seen improvement since John Pagano took over the defense. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Raiders’ front seven putting on the pressure under new d-coordinator

Four weeks removed from firing former defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., the…

 

The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders late rally not enough to undo disastrous start in loss to Chiefs

Facing a Kansas City Chiefs team that had dropped six of seven,…

The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders tied atop AFC West thanks to Marshawn Lynch’s banner day

OAKLAND — After Marshawn Lynch’s best day as an Oakland Raider catapulted the…

Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Raiders defense hasn’t had an interception all season and is losing the turnover battle badly. It’s unclear their new coordinator will fix those issues. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS

New coordinator, same old defense: Raiders move forward with John Pagano — but can he fix their problems?

  Exactly five minutes after the Oakland Raiders announced on Tuesday that…

The Oakland Raiders defense hasn’t had an interception all season and is losing the turnover battle badly. It’s unclear their new coordinator will fix those issues. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS
Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Irvin’s regression limiting Khalil Mack, Raiders’ pass defense

A year removed from being dubbed the “Slash Bros,” Oakland Raiders pass…

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) calls a play during a huddle against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chiefs capitalize on Raiders’ mistakes in 26-10 loss

OAKLAND — With a herd of reporters surrounding him as he stood…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) calls a play during a huddle against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jaylen Brown announced he was declaring for the NBA Draft and hiring an agent on Thursday. (Young Kwak/AP)

Don’t hate the player, hate the NCAA

Cal freshman Jaylen Brown announced his time in Berkeley was up on…

Jaylen Brown announced he was declaring for the NBA Draft and hiring an agent on Thursday. (Young Kwak/AP)
Former Oakland Raider Aldon Smith (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Aldon Smith poised to return to the Raiders … after his suspension ends

I’M WITH DONALD Watching golf hasn’t been the same since Tiger Woods…

Former Oakland Raider Aldon Smith (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) pressures Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer during an NFL game in 2015. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

Just destroy, baby

New Raider Bruce Irvin accounted for 22 sacks over four seasons with…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) pressures Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer during an NFL game in 2015. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
Former Seattle Seahawk Bruce Irvin will be joining the Raiders on a multiyear contract. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

Raiders continue spending spree with pass rusher

The Oakland Raiders have filled another hole in free agency by agreeing…

Former Seattle Seahawk Bruce Irvin will be joining the Raiders on a multiyear contract. (Stephen Brashear/AP)