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  1. Derek Carr not expecting the same Chiefs from three weeks ago

    Bill Williamson

    One of the lessons Derek Carr has learned starting every game of his rookie season is that no two games are the same, particularly games in the AFC West. The second-round pick learned that after the Oakland Raiders played their second game against...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Is Raiders No. 32 ranking warranted?

    Bill Williamson

    Well, ESPN.com's first in-season Power Rankings are out, and the reviews are not good for the Oakland Raiders. The Power Rankings results have the Raiders ranked No 32. Yes, I vote. No, I didn't place the Raiders 32nd. I think that ranking is a bi...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Why Wisniewski is worth securing now

    Bill Williamson

    Late in the preseason is often when NFL teams consider extending potential free agents offers in an attempt to secure them for the longterm and ending any question of the team's commitment to the player. If the Oakland Raiders are considering maki...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. My five Raiders to watch

    Bill Williamson

    As I start covering the Oakland Raiders again (I covered them as part of the AFC West blog at ESPN.com from 2008-2013), let's take a look at some of the players I'm most interested in seeing: Derek Carr: I've seen a lot of the "next starting quart...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Strength of schedule: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    Remember a few years back when the NFC and AFC West divisions were mocked around the football universe? That is no longer the case. The two divisions sent a total of five teams to the 12-team playoff tournament, two of them played in the Super Bow...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Chargers change up Rivers' contract

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers are opening up some salary-cap room, most likely in an attempt to secure outstanding inside linebacker Donald Butler. The Chargers moved around the contract of quarterback Philip Rivers to clear some room. U-T San Diego repo...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  7. Raiders add more O-line depth

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders continue to try to improve a weak offensive line. The team announced it has signed veteran tackle Tony Pashos. The team cut Alex Barron to make room for Pashos. Barron struggled in the preseason. Pashos, an 11-year veteran, ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  8. Oakland announces practice squad

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have filled seven spots on their eight-man practice squad. Here is the list: Chance Casey (CB, Baylor) Greg Jenkins (WR, Alabama State) Shelton Johnson (S, Wisconsin) Brian Leonhardt (TE, Bemidji State) Lamar M...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  9. How will McFadden's future play out?

    Bill Williamson

    Running back Darren McFadden said this week he wants to remain with the Oakland Raiders. McFadden, whose contract runs out at the end of the 2013 campaign, indicated that he will likely seek an extension after the season. If he signs with the Raid...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. Chargers season prediction: 6-10

    Bill Williamson

    For the long haul, I think the San Diego Chargers are heading in the right direction as they begin the Tom Telesco-Mike McCoy era. However, I am not convinced we will see immediate progress. San Diego went 7-9 last season, the final one of the A.J...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. Raiders season prediction: 4-12

    Bill Williamson

    Not much is expected of the Oakland Raiders in the eyes of most observers, and I can't disagree. There just isn't enough talent in Oakland. The Raiders are beginning a rebuilding phase and there are lot of holes on the roster. This is a club that ...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  12. Raiders, Chargers on the bubble

    Bill Williamson

    Here are two players each from the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers who may face being cut by Saturday's 53-man deadline date: OAKLAND Guard Mike Brisiel: He is not a great fit for the power-blocking scheme and he has missed time with...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  13. Using Watson at LT worthwhile for Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    One of the bigger storylines in Oakland these days is second-round pick Menelik Watson getting a chance to play left tackle. He will start Thursday night against Seattle. I could see Watson being the starting left tackle in the regular season if h...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  14. Could Raiders turn to Packers for TE help?

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's Ed Werder said the Packers are fielding calls about some tight ends because of a surplus there. Werder reports young Brandon Bostick is drawing interest. Oakland is extremely inexperienced at the position and there is no clear-cut favorite ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  15. Handicapping Raiders' receiving mix

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are seemingly in a never-ending quest for a wide receiver to develop. The Raiders have swung on and missed with the likes of Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens in recent years. There is a new group of young,...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  16. Tyler Bray beats out Ricky Stanzi

    Bill Williamson

    It appears Tyler Bray will be the Kansas City Chiefs' third-string quarterback. The team cut third-year quarterback Ricky Stanzi. Thus, Bray, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee, will be the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith and backup Ch...

    Blog | August 25, 2013