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  1. A day of possible QB clarity for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders return to work Monday after getting the weekend off to fully begin preparations for Sunday's season opener at the New York Jets. The story of the day will be the quarterback situation. Oakland coach Dennis Al...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. 49ers bring back guard Al Netter

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have filled their 90-man roster by re-signing guard Al Netter on Monday. Netter, who was released earlier this offseason, was on the 49ers' practice squad for all of the 2012 season and for the final three months of last se...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Patrick Willis may make short move

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Patrick Willis may have a slightly different look in the first half of the upcoming season. During Tuesday's organized team activity, Willis was playing the "Mike" inside linebacker spot usually occupied by NaVorro Bowman in...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. 49ers pick Brandon Thomas in 3rd

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The pick: Brandon Thomas, guard, Clemson My take: Thomas was a great value pick at No. 100 overall, but he won't help this year. He tore his ACL while working out for the New Orleans Saints recently. He will probably miss al...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  5. San Francisco 49ers promote Paraag Marathe to team president

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have promoted chief operating officer Paraag Marathe to team president. He replaces Gideon Yu, who is stepping down.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  6. Reinforcements on the way for 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers remain optimistic they will get four players back to practice this week after injuries. Receiver Mario Manningham, cornerback Eric Wright and rookie defensive linemen Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial a...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  7. Inside the Terrelle Pryor decision

    Bill Williamson

    Multiple news outlets are reporting that Terrelle Pryor, not Matt Flynn, will open as the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback this season. This is no shock, and I have long stumped for this outcome. Some thoughts: McKenzie goes with Al Davis' gu...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. Lack of top-100 talent cripples Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Today, the Raider Nation rejoices. One of its beloved players is getting due respect. For the first time since our 100 top offensive and defensive players in the NFL project began Monday, there is an Oakland representative. To commemorate his r...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. Camp Confidential: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are basically starting over. In the second year of the Reggie McKenzie-Dennis Allen era, the team has hit the reset button. The Raiders kept several high-dollar players at start of the post-Al Davis era in 2012 ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  10. Revisiting fourth round of 2010 draft

    Bill Williamson

    A couple of week ago, both the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers could have been criticized for not taking Aaron Hernandez. Both teams passed on the Florida product in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. The talented Hernandez was conside...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  11. Oakland's QBs: A work in progress

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Dennis Allen knows there is much intrigue about his quarterback situation. Still, the Oakland Raiders coach is not in a hurry to see it play out. "We haven't really even had a full practice," Allen said. "We have three-plus m...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  12. Raiders' defense going back to Davis years

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Al Davis Oakland Raiders were known for playing man-to-man coverage in the secondary. The late Oakland owner would be pleased. The 2013 Oakland Raiders are going back to those days in essence. The Raiders have to spend a ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  13. John Madden: An all-time great NFL name

    Bill Williamson

    John Madden is a football household name for the ages. Madden is a man of generations. Parents recognize the man for reasons much diffident reasons than their children. Yet, everyone equates John Madden to football success. In 1970s, Madden was...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  14. Sid Gillman is No. 18 all-time coach

    Bill Williamson

    Former San Diego Chargers coach Sid Gillman is No. 18 on ESPN's list of all-time NFL coaches. He coached the Chargers from 1960-71. The Chargers won five division titles and one league championship in the first six years of the American Football L...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  15. Trask resignation ends an Oakland era

    Bill Williamson

    After more than 25 years with the team, a professional sports trailblazer has departed the Oakland Raiders. Amy Trask had been Raiders CEO since 1997. She was the first woman in a major leadership role in professional sports. Trask was known fo...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  16. Lechler exit signals end of an Oakland era

    Bill Williamson

    In another reminder that the Al Davis era is over, punter Shane Lechler is a former Oakland Raider. Lechler's signing with the Houston Texans is the end of a long, solid run with the franchise. The Raiders have lost several players this offseas...

    Blog | March 22, 2013