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Hurry Up and Wait

The Raiders took the field for the first time in 2011. Missing were key free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Michael Huff and restricted free agents Michael Bush and Marcel Reece. Missing also were the slow tempo learning-intensive practices

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency, 2011 Preview, Free Agency, Training Camp 2011

Raiders Going After Gaither & Goldson

The Raiders are in contract negotiations with offensive tackle Jared Gaither according to Jason La Canfora. According to Adam Schefter, the Raiders are fighting with the 49ers for the services of free safety Dashon Goldson. The two players are the

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency

Free Agency Primer 2011: Part 1

With the end of the lockout in view and free agency on the horizon it is time to review what the Raiders need to do once the NFL opens for business. We start with what the Raiders need to do

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Free Agency

Raiders Can’t Afford Asomugha

After crunching a few numbers, making a few educated estimations, and updating some old salary cap data one thing is clear: The Raiders can’t afford Nnamdi Asomugha. The Raiders may only be able to afford Zach Miller or Michael Huff,

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Free Agency

2011 Raiders Draft Preview

The Raiders had a renaissance of sorts in 2010. A stellar draft class helped propel them to an 8-8 record and the first non-losing season since 2002. The draft is nearly a national holiday for NFL fans, but for the

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Posted in 2011 NFL Draft, NFL Draft

Maverick Davis Defies Convention, Again

Stanford Routt received a new contract for $31 million over three years with about $10 per year over the first two years. Richard Seymour will be paid in the $12-15 million per year range for the next two years. Kamerion Wimbley will

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Rivers vs. Rookies & Routt

Nnamdi Asomugha went down with a high ankle sprain injury against the Seahawks and when he returned last week against the Dolphins after three weeks of rest he clearly wasn’t himself. Now it appears his ankle is worse than previously

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Studs and Duds From Week 5

Watching the game a second time and grading players is quite a task. It also set my readers up for a disappointment this week. I didn’t watch the game a second time. There I said it and it was like

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Rumors: Huff, Mitchell Out

Earlier this evening Michael Lombardi reported on NFL Network that one high profile name that could be traded on Saturday was Raiders safety Michael Huff. Lombardi confirmed that Huff was on the bubble to me on Twitter. Also noteworthy was

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Post Game Wrap: Raiders Fall Late 28-24

We learned quite a bit about the 2010 Raiders in the third preseason game, often considered a regular season primer. Although the Raiders lost the final score, the score when the bulk of the starters exited the game was 21-17

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