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  1. Youth makes Oakland attractive for coaching candidates

    Bill Williamson

    If anything positive has come out of this miserable season for the Oakland Raiders, it's that some young players are emerging. That's been an issue in recent seasons for a franchise that hasn't had a winning season since 2002. But as the Raiders a...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills: What it means: Oakland is fighting to the end. The 3-12 Raiders closed out their home slate with three straight wins -- all over teams with winning records. The win also elim...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  3. Dolphins no longer competing for Jim Harbaugh

    Bill Williamson

    The Jim Harbaugh Watch took an interesting turn Sunday. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced he will keep coach Joe Philbin for next season. The Dolphins made a run at Harbaugh four years ago before he left Stanford for the San Francisco 49...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  4. Tarell Brown goes on injured reserve

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have put cornerback Tarell Brown on the injured reserve list. He has a foot issue. Brown, who signed a one-year deal with Oakland in 20104 from Bay Area rival San Francisco, started all 14 games this season. Brown is the 14th p...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  5. Raiders mailbag: Justin Tucks future

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Pete from Boothbay, Maine, wants to know if I think Amari Cooper of Alabama will be a target of the Raiders in the first round. Bill Williamson: Yes, absolutely. I think Cooper will be a certainly on the Oakland Raiders' shor...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  6. Six Raiders ruled out for Bills game

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have taken a beating during this rough, 2-12 season. Oakland has 13 players on injured reserve and six additional players were ruled out for Sunday's home finale against Buffalo. The six players are defensive backs Tarell Brown...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  7. Jim Harbaugh has plenty to think about

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders will likely pursue Jim Harbaugh in the coming weeks. But it may not be easy for them to rope him in, even though there are some natural reasons for the fit in Oakland for the lame-duck San Francisco 49ers coach. ESPN's Adam Sch...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  8. Prediction: Oakland Raiders will beat Buffalo Bills

    Bill Williamson

    Yep, I'm picking the Oakland Raiders. Why not. I haven't picked this team to win since Week 4. Yes, I was out recovering from an eye surgery when the Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. But full disclosure: I wouldn...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  9. Lack of a run game continues to haunt Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The lack of a running game will be a sticking point when the Oakland Raiders review this mostly miserable season on offense. The Raiders were expecting to be a run-first offense after having had success in the run game in recent seasons. Both orig...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  10. Khalil Mack has evaded the dreaded rookie wall

    Bill Williamson

    Rookie Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack seems to be getting stronger as he prepares for his 15th game of the season. Mack has flashed in recent weeks, getting all three of his sacks since Week 11. There has been no rookie wall for the No. 5...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  11. Analyzing Todd McShay's mock first-round pick for Oakland Raiders...

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN Insider Todd McShay has come up with his first of many mock first-round drafts. Of course, there are a lot of caveats. First, we need to finish the season. Then we have to get through the pre-draft process. But, it's truly never too early to...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  12. With changes coming, Derek Carr focuses on finishing well for cur...

    Bill Williamson

    Derek Carr knows he will be the Oakland Raiders quarterback next season, but he is unsure of who his coaches will be. With just two games remaining, the 2-12 Raiders are expected to make changes. Carr gets it. He saw Oakland fire coach Dennis Alle...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  13. Derek Carr learns another valuable lesson

    Bill Williamson

    For Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr his rookie season has been an extended lesson. The only rookie quarterback to start every game this season, Carr left Sunday's 31-13 drubbing at Kansas City -- one of his worst performances of the season ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  14. Do Raiders have to worry about Jim Harbaugh and Michigan?

    Bill Williamson

    Is a reunion at the Big House going to get in the way of the Oakland Raiders' big plans? ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Michigan is making a push for San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who played quarterback at the school. Harbaugh is...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  15. Derek Carr has rough Total QBR outing

    Bill Williamson

    In Week 14, Derek Carr had his best total QBR game (91.2), but it was sandwiched between his worst two Total QBR performances of his rookie season. The second-round pick from Fresno State had a 14.5 Total QBR score in a 31-13 Oakland Raiders' loss...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  16. Power Rankings: Raiders slide down again

    Bill Williamson

    You know it has been a tough, long season when an appearance at No. 29 in ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings was considered a highlight. Well, it was nice while it lasted for the Oakland Raiders. After a Week 15 31-13 drubbing at Kansas City, Oaklan...

    Blog | December 16, 2014