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It Wasn't Me: Raiders Aldon Smith Checks Into Rehab

Elias Trejo – Jul 29, 2016

According to TMZ Aldon Smith has checked into rehab. This was after a video surfaced on Periscope that appeared to show Smith smoking a blunt. The video ended with Smith saying, "They don't know it's me, it's not like I put Aldon Smith." This isn't that big of a blow for the Raiders because he was not going to be eligible to play until November, but it's not exactly good news for the Raiders. 




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Can Latavius Murray and Raiders Defense Rebound Against Vikings

Elias Trejo – Nov 14, 2015

The Oakland Raiders defense and Latavius Murray need to bounce back this week against the Vikings. After allowing the Steelers offense to do whatever they wanted and letting them get into scoring positin late in the game the Raiders defense needs to have a much better performance against the Vikings. Murray, after being knocked out of the game, has to bounce back this week and show he can be reliable on every play and take care of the ball. 

Raiders AFC Standings Update After Loss to Steelers

Elias Trejo – Nov 9, 2015

The Oakland Raiders are currently in 8th place in the AFC after their loss to the Steelers this week. To find out more about what that means for their playoff chances and how they can still get the 5th seed watch this. 


Oakland Raiders Facing Key Injuries Heading Into Week 10

Elias Trejo – Nov 8, 2015

The Raiders suffered a couple of key injuries in their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back Latavius Murray was knocked out of the game on a hit by former Raider Mike Mitchell. The hit caused a crucial fumble that would help change the outcome of the game. You can't blame Murray for letting this one go as it appeared that he was knocked out for a brief moment immediately after the hit. This will be Murray's second concussion in less than a year so the odds of him missing next week's game are good. It's important to be safe when it comes to head injuries and you have to think about the long term. UPDATE: There is a possibility that Murray will be fine for next week


Why the Raiders Will Be Playing in Los Angeles in 2016 and the Rams Are Staying in St. Louis

Elias Trejo – Jan 6, 2016

The time has come for the owners to gather and vote on which project they prefer for the NFL's relocation to Los Angeles. In one corner you have mega-billionaire Stan Kroenke and his Inglewood proposal and in the other corner you have the tag team of Mark Davis and Dean Spanos and their Carson proposal. This is the classic handicap match that the WWE would be proud of. The unlikely partnership between the Chargers and Raiders is like when Hulk Hogan shocked everyone and joined the NWO. It was weird, didn't  make a lot of sense but it changed the landscape of wrestling.  Meanwhle, Kroenke is Golberg who doesn't lose, but is his time coming? 

Raider Nation Saturday: Oakland Raiders Making the Playoffs and Other Good Reads

Elias Trejo – Oct 3, 2015

Back in 2011 when we launched this site we were tired of the lack and type of coverage the Raiders were receiving in the National Media. Everything was negative and it was well deserved because our team wasn't playing very well. After about 10 years of negativity I wanted to create a place where the Raider Nation could come and enjoy reading what's being said about the Raiders. 




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NFL Draft 2016 - What to Expect From the Oakland Raiders

David Wilson – Apr 26, 2016

As we get to within two days of the draft, with free agency having played itself out (very favourably for the Raiders), the Raider Nation is wondering what they are going to get over this three day event.

Oakland Raiders could shock us all come draft day

Andrew Flores – Apr 25, 2016

The draft is 3 days away and so far this year’s draft has been anything but predictable. Yet with the 14th overall pick the Raiders could very well shock us all. While general manager Reggie McKenzie has always taken the best player available, this draft is different as the Raiders have no obvious needs and could gamble on elite talents with injuries in order to continue building a legitimate contender. Talents like Myles Jack, Jaylon Smith, and Karl Joseph are all likely to slide come draft day, while no one knows how far they will slide. These players are all blue-chip talents, and while they won’t make an instant impact they very well could develop into all-pro talents at their positions. Further the precedent for the Raiders to shock us by going against the grain has already been set, after all Reggie did gamble on D.J. Hayden in 2013 and while that didn’t set the best precedent. This move established that Reggie isn’t afraid to go against the grain, with that said here is my mock draft.


Oakland Raiders 2016 Draft – Why Connor Cook Makes Sense

David Wilson – May 4, 2016

The selection of Connor Cook, and the fact that the Raiders traded up to get him has been given an awful lot of press time during and after the draft process.

Oakland Raiders 2016 Full Seven Round Mock Draft

David Wilson – Apr 9, 2016

In all the years that I have been covering the Raiders and doing mock drafts, 2016 is by far the most difficult to predict.


Scouting Report – William Jackson III – CB

David Wilson – Mar 5, 2016

In the run up to the 2016 NFL Draft, Raider nation Times will bring you scouting reports on players linked to the Raiders, or players in areas of need that the team might consider.




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Charles Davis, President, NFL Alumni, Inc., Houston, TX meets with Peter O'Loughlin

Damali Binta – Jun 18, 2016

On June 17, 2016 SHAPE Advisory Board Member, Damali Binta, met with Attorney Peter O'Loughlin, his wife Ruth, and Charles Davis, President, NFL Alumni, Inc., Houston Chapter. They discussed their book project and community service projects that nonprofit organization's may seek to engage in. Peter has written more than 14 chapters of the book, entitled Oakland 1970.

RNT Writer Interviewed Winston Hill, A Friend of the Legendary Raider

Damali Binta – May 3, 2016

Peter O'Loughlin called to tell me that Winston Hill passed away. I was surprised because he recently was honored by Texas Southern University. Nearly 30 former TSU players were recognized for their achievements as professional football players during the Homecoming activities in October, 2015.


Damali (Mama Raider) Greets Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner

Damali Binta – Jun 25, 2016

Prof. Jacqueline Brannon Giles, FOCUS Editorial Board Member, and NAM Board Member, representing Region C, greeted the Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, at Town Hall Meeting, where education, community development and other issues were discussed. Giles was present to bring attention to STEM and her concern about integrating more STEM activities in After School programs administered by community centers such as SHAPE Community Center, located in an economically challenged neighborhood, Third Ward, in Houston, Texas on June 25, 2016.

Legendary Raider Wide Receiver Inspires Proposal for 2017

The Inspiration for a Prayer Gala

Damali Binta – Apr 10, 2016

Warren Wells' journey inspired the 1400+ articles written by Damali Binta, and the idea for a Prayer Gala to launch 2017 event proposed for the 2017 launching of the Super Bowl in Houston, Texas.  The proposal requested the support of the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner and was submitted to a group of ministers for perfection and implementation in collaboration with the officials who pre-plan activities for the 2017 event.


Is a Move to San Antonio... Temporary or Not... Best for the Raiders?

Captain Jack Rack Levy – Jan 19, 2016

I’ve been a Raiders’ fan since 1972, growing up in Philadelphia and ‘discovering’ the Raiders at the behest of my classmate, one Kenny Blanda.  Yep, Kenny stated his ‘uncle’ played for the Raiders and I should ‘check them out,’ and what I fell in love with was a hard-hitting, ever grinding and (usually) winning football team with a logo of a bad-ass Pirate instilling its personal pain on its opponents.  The Raiders’ football member cadre in the form of Tatum, Atkinson, Thomas, Villapiano, Johnson, Hall, Sistrunk, Matuszak, Hendricks and the like physically emoted the words of Facenda’s ‘Autumn Wind’… ‘They’ll knock you around and upside down, and laugh when they’ve conquered and won.’ 



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