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DJ Hayden Had Foot Surgery on Stress Fracture

Elias Trejo – Jul 24, 2014

Oakland Raiders second year player, DJ Hayden, does not have an ankle injury but a foot injury according to Scott Bair of CSN California. Hayden has been in a walking boot since injuring himself during the offseason. Hayden spent the majority of last offseason injured and recovering from surgery. 


Oakland Raiders Sign Cornerback Tarrell Brown to One Year Deal

Elias Trejo – Mar 14, 2014

The Oakland Raiders have announced they have signed former 49ers cornerback Tarrell Brown. Brown played in 13 games for the Niners in 2013 and started 10 of them. This is another good pick up by the Raiders this offseason. As of now Brown is looking like he'll start on the opposite side of DJ Hayden. The Raiders are starting to form their defense as they have already signed Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley. Look for them to continue to look for more defensive players, especially along the middle of the defensive line. According to Vic Tafur the deal is a one year deal with $3.5 million guaranteed. 

Oakland Raiders Sign Justin Tuck

Elias Trejo – Mar 13, 2014

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they have signed former Giants Defensive End Justin Tuck. Tuck is a veteran that will bring leadership to the locker room and a pass rush to a defense that hasn't had one in over two years under the Reggie McKenzie regime. Tuck is the first signing of 2014 on the defensive side of the ball and the Raiders are expected to add more help. Defensive tackle Stacy McGee is the only defensive lineman under contract that started last season for the Raiders.

Oakland Raiders Officially Sign Khalil Mack

Elias Trejo – May 15, 2014

According to multiple reports online, the Oakland Raiders have come to terms with first round pick Khalil Mack. Mack was the fifth overall draft pick for the Raiders in the 2014 NFL Draft. His contract is fully guaranteed and included a fifth year option, per Aaron Wilson of

Rodger Saffold Fails Physical

Elias Trejo – Mar 12, 2014

According to multiple reports, like this one from Scott Bair at, Rodger Saffold has failed a physical and will not be signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders. This could be a blow to the Raiders offensive line in 2014, but in reality it may not hurt that much. Many "experts" and man in the Raider Nation were not happy with the contract and felt that Reggie McKenzie overpaid for an injury prone left tackle. Luckily, before contracts are signed physicals are done. Here is where it starts getting weird. Saffold was not healthy enough to be an Oakland Raider, but according to Adam Schefter he is healthy enough to sign a five year deal with the Rams. 


Oakland Raiders Should Stop Making Moves and Just Get Down to Business

John Doublin – Jul 14, 2014

Of course every fan of the Oakland Raiders worldwide wants a winning team on the field. And, of course every Raiders' fan in history has been spoiled by Oakland, more specifically, Al Davis, signing the big-name, big-money player with the hopes of one or two superstars turning the team around and getting them into the playoffs.

Have the Oakland Raiders Done Enough?

John Doublin – Jul 3, 2014

Despite being busy spending tons of money this offseason, the Oakland Raiders are still flying under the radar. Raider Nation expects to be ignored by mainstream sports media...and truthfully...general manager Reggie McKenzie probably prefers it that way too.

Oakland Raiders – Players Who Can Make The Difference in 2014

David Wilson – Jul 20, 2014

In this make or break year for Reggie McKenzie and his coaching staff, there are several players whose performance on the field will make the difference between a respectable year for the Raiders, or another 4-12 campaign.

Do Raiders Have a Long-Term Option at Tight End?

John Doublin – May 30, 2014

This offseason, general manager Reggie McKenzie has been busy spending a lot of money trying to build depth into what was an extremely depleted Oakland Raiders' roster. Matt Schaub, James Jones, Donald Penn, Austin Howard, Kevin Boothe, and Maurice Jones-Drew have all been signed to bolster the offense, while LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, Antonio Smith, Carlos Rogers, and Tarrell Brown have been added to the defense.

Oakland Raiders Getting Real Leadership

John Doublin – May 23, 2014

During the past decade or so, the Oakland Raiders haven't given Raider Nation much to celebrate. Poor business decisions, "out of whack" contracts, dismal play on the field, and plenty of incentive for fans of other teams to tease, torment and bully those who don the Silver & Black.


Breaking Down the Raiders Defense: The Defensive Line is Built to Attack

Elias Trejo – Jun 26, 2014

When a team hires a defensive minded head coach you expect the defensive unit to be the better unit on the team. That hasn't been the case for Dennis Allen in his first two years as head coach of the Oakland Raiders but it's not all his fault. The team will head into the third season in the Allen Era with major turnover on the defensive side of the ball. It's hard to try and build a cohesive unit on defense when you have new players every year. 

Author of Oakland Raiders' Book Flanks Ryan Grant At Independence Weekend Event

Damali Binta – Jul 5, 2014

David Grant, the Event Coordinator for The WW House, held the first annual "Standing in the Gap Fest" on the grounds of the homestead site of former Oakland Raider, Warren Wells, #81. The event was organized to encourage intergenerational communication between young and old athletes from the Golden Triangle, in Texas.

Expecting Great Achievements for the Oakland Raiders

Damali Binta – Jun 14, 2014

In September 2008, my first article on the Oakland Raiders was published in a newsletter sponsored by the National Science Foundation and USMA. The name of that article was "Take a Good Look, Using Mathematics." Comparisons and data analysis for Jerry Rice and Warren Wells were done by a Calculus class, and the students wanted to see it published.

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