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Evan Groat

Raiders three biggest need positions as trade deadline approaches

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Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have big decisions to make as the October 28th trade deadline quickly approaches. With a 3-3 record the Raiders are in the hunt in the AFC west playoff picture.

Sunday’s game with the Texans could weigh heavily in the decision to be buyers or sellers. There has been some major improvements to this team from what we have seen so far in 2019. For example, the run game has been phenomenal with...

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Levi Damien

Injury report: Josh Jacobs sidelined with ‘legitimate shoulder’ injury

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Today’s injury report brought some good news and some concerns. After missing last Sunday’s game in Green Bay, both Trent Brown and Tyrell Williams practiced today, though both were limited and their status is still uncertain. Dwayne Harris, who has missed the past four games, practiced full.

Missing from practice were several starters including Josh Jacobs, Gabe Jackson, and Rodney Hudson.

Jacobs banged up his shoulder early in the game against the...

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Levi Damien

Texans are 7-point favorites over visiting Raiders

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Last week Vegas oddsmakers put the Raiders at their best line since the opener. They were 4.5-point underdogs to the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders would lose by 18 points. It appears the oddsmakers learned from that because heading to Houston this week, the Raiders are back to at least a touchdown out.

They are 7-point underdogs to the Texans in Houston almost across the board among the various oddsmaking sites.

You have to figure with the way Aaron Rodgers...

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Levi Damien

Raiders add free agent DE Kasim Edebali

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With an open roster spot after trading Gareon Conley to the Texans, the Raiders added journeyman defensive end Kasim Edebali.

The 6-2, 253-pounder started his career with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. He spent his first three season in New Orleans, putting up a combined 8.0 sacks in that time. His best season was 2015 when he put up 5.0 sacks, six QB hits, and 4 tackles for loss.

The past couple seasons he’s...

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Levi Damien

Raider Nation confidence crashes to earth after crushing loss in Green Bay

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Last week Raider Nation was in a state of euphoria. The Raiders were coming off two straight wins, each huge and a bigger win than the one before. That along with the Chiefs losing two straight had the fan confidence through the roof.

The 81% confidence level was this highest it had been at any point this year. Not this season, this calendar year. Then came the trip to Green Bay and one of the worst looking performances by the Raiders this season.

That...

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Silver Mining 10/23: Tom Brady admits he fumbled in Tuck Rule game

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Tom Brady Admits He Fumbled in 'Tuck Rule' Game
For roughly 17 years, fans of the Oakland Raiders have been frustrated with the NFL over a ruling in a 2001 Divisional Round game against the New England Patriots. The 'Tuck Rule' prevented a turnover by fumble and gave Tom Brady another opportunity to lead his team to victory. Fast-forward to [...]

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Jon Gruden: Trio of tight ends 'life blood' of Raiders offense

With the WR corps in flux, the Raiders have relied on the tight-end trio of Darren Waller, Foster Moreau and Derek Carrier to spark their pass attack.

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Levi Damien

Busters vs Packers

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It can be hard to know where to begin with the Busters in a loss like this.

Busters Derek Carr

From the start, Carr did not look comfortable. The first drive moved into field goal range on runs alone. The first time he dropped back to pass, he overthrew Keelan Doss. Next play, on third and seven, he overthrew Hunter Renfrow and a promising opening drive would end in a field goal. The Packers answered with a touchdown drive.

The next series would again end...

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Levi Damien

Raiders week seven Ballers

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There have been a few games this season for the Raiders in which they started out competitive, and even holding a lead only to lose it and let the game get away from them. None got quite so much away from them as this one.

They had the lead twice in the early going. First 3-0, then 10-7. But that lead was lost in the second quarter and by early in the third, it had been extended to 28-10. Three of the Raiders’ trips into the end zone resulted in no point –...

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Levi Damien

Texans had been trying to trade for Gareon Conley for a while, plan to play him vs Raiders Sunday

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Jon Gruden is known for being somewhat impulsive and moody. So, when he traded Gareon Conley to the Texans for a third round pick on the Monday after the Raiders secondary was ripped by the Packers, it seemed right with his MO. But according to Texans head coach Bill O’Brien Conley wasn’t an impulse buy for him.

“We’ve been talking to Oakland for a while about Gareon and we were finally able to come to an agreement on a deal,” Obrien said over...

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Raiders Rookie Film Review: Trayvon Mullen gets the nod

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In an unceremonious end to Gareon Conley’s career as a Raider, the franchise shipped him off to the Texans in exchange for a 3rd round pick. Conley is an extremely talented athlete but many wondered if he ever really fit in with the Raiders.

Now that he’s gone the Raiders will turn to rookie CB Trayvon Mullen who has only played sparingly so far in 2019. Like Conley, Mullen comes from a big time college football program. They are both listed...

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Raiders legend Willie Brown passes at age 78

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Another Raiders legend has passed. Hall of Fame cornerback and coach Willie Brown has passed away at the age of 78.

The Raiders put out the following statement on his passing.

“Willie Brown will forever be cherished as a true Raider. He exemplified the Raider spirit, originally entering the AFL as an undrafted free agent out of Grambling State before joining the Silver and Black in 1967. He remained an integral part of the organization through six...

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Levi Damien

Tremendous outpouring of mourning for beloved and legendary Raider Willie Brown

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The news of the passing of Willie Brown has hit hard for many who knew him over his six decades in the NFL, including his 52 years with the Raiders organization. The mourning has only begun. It is coming from anyone who has ever met Willie Brown because he was truly beloved by anyone who came in contact with him.

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“It’s A Very Sad Day For The Raider Nation As A Whole.. And For My Family In Particular.. Willie Brown Was One...

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Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, 78, dies

Willie Brown, the master of bump-and-run coverage while with the Raiders in the 1960s and '70s, has died at the age of 78. "He was a Raider," team owner Mark Davis said of the Hall of Fame cornerback.

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Hall of Famer, Raiders Legend Willie Brown Dies at 78

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Brown has died, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed on Tuesday, according to USA Today 's Lorenzo Reyes . He was 78...

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Raiders legend, NFL HOFer Willie Brown passes away at age 78

Oakland Raiders executive, team legend and NFL Hall of Famer Willie Brown has reportedly passed away at the age of 78. Fellow Hall of Famer Everson Walls shared this sad news on Twitter Tuesday, and Vic Tafur of The Athletic confirmed he has also heard the same information. Originally an undrafted rookie out of Grambling State, Brown spent his first four seasons playing for the Denver Broncos. Then, in 1967, Brown was traded to the Raiders, where he played out his legendary career. A...

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Levi Damien

One year later verdict is still the same: Amari Cooper trade was win-win

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It’s exactly a year to the day that Amari Cooper was traded away to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2019 first round draft pick.

Sunday marked Amari Cooper’s 16th game with the Cowboys. Over the past 24 hours or so, a great many NFL folks have noted Cooper’s outstanding stat line over what would constitute a full season of football in Dallas. These stats are presented often without context and other times with the idea that the Raiders made a big...

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Silver Mining 10/22: Breaking down Gareon Conley trade to Texans

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Breaking Down The Oakland Raiders Trade Of CB Gareon Conley To Houston Texans
We break down the Oakland Raiders' trade of 207 first-round pick, cornerback Gareon Conley, to the Houston Texans on Monday.

Gareon Conley trade part of Oakland Raiders' youth movement - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
Getting rid of another former first-round draft pick is more evidence that Jon Gruden is building the Raiders to fit his vision.

Texans: Looking ahead...

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Five NFL rookies who are already becoming household names

It seems like it was ages ago when fans were clamoring to watch this NFL season. Now that it is here, we are already through Week 7. During that time, several rookies have become household names. A lot of football has been played, and it was tough to narrow down our list; but here are five of the best rookies as we approach the midpoint of the NFL season. Josh Jacobs – Oakland Raiders, Running Back The rookie running back has been better than advertised. For his production level, he is a...

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Evan Groat

Raiders week six report card: Aaron Rodgers schools Raiders defense

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Aerial Attack: C+

It’s a shame that Derek Carr and the passing game did not receive a higher grade because in spurts the performance was actually pretty good. Without Tyrell Williams in the lineup it was up to the not so stellar group of Keelan Doss, Marcel Ateman, Hunter Renfrow, and Trevor Davis at receiver.

Carr’s final stats look good at first glance, he did complete 22 of 28 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns. But if you actually watched the...

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