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  1. Colin Kaepernick worth every penny

    Bill Williamson

    The early consensus is that the San Francisco 49ers have committed way too much to quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Really? Should they have stuck to the $1.073 million they owed him on the final year of his rookie deal? Instead, the 49ers and ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Exploring possible trade partners

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Tuesday, we looked at why a trade with Baltimore to move up to No. 17 in the first round of next week's draft would make sense to the San Francisco 49ers. Truly, any team is a potential trade partner when the clock starts and the board sta...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. 49ers clearly didn't want Pryor badly

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers reportedly had interest in trading for Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The athletic, but inexperienced, Pryor was sent to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night for a seventh-round pick. If the 49ers did in...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. More CB flux as Brown goes to Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers said goodbye to another fixture in their secondary Friday afternoon as Tarell Brown bolted across the bay for more money. Refusing an offer from the 49ers, the cornerback instead agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Andy Lee salutes Guys HOF election

    Bill Williamson

    The celebration of Ray Guy's election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday extended beyond Guy and the Oakland Raiders. It's a victory for all punters. "It was a proud day to be a punter," said San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee on T...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  6. Anthony Dixon resists numbers game

    Bill Williamson

    What is a number worth? To Chris Kluwe, it was worth an ice cream and a plug for his band. To the Oakland Raiders, it was worth annoying a player. To Anthony Dixon, it is priceless. The San Francisco 49ers running back turned down $24,000...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. Power Rankings: No. 31 Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    A weekly examination of the Raiders' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Rank: 31 My range: 30-32. Comment: OK, it's never fun to start the season with such low expectations. I get it. But the reality is this is where the Raiders belong for now. This is...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. 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
  9. QB Wilson gets another chance with Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    After they decided he wasn't good enough to stick on their 53-man roster, and after the rest of the league said, "No thanks," the Oakland Raiders are giving Tyler Wilson another chance. Oakland filled its eighth and final practice-squad spot Monda...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  10. Raiders to start season against familiar face

    Bill Williamson

    Darrius Heyward-Bey is one of the poster children for the Oakland Raiders' recent woes. The speedy, but not so sure-handed receiver was the No. 7 overall pick of Raiders in the 2009 NFL draft. But Heyward-Bey, despite having a decent third season ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  11. Raiders work on trench depth

    Bill Williamson

    As expected, the Oakland Raiders attempted to improve their thin roster through the waiver wire. With the trenches being a huge issue in the preseason, Oakland claimed defensive end Brian Sanford from Cleveland and guard Antoine McClain from Balti...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  12. Raiders' Marquette King answered the call

    Bill Williamson

    I commended the Oakland Raiders for bringing in veteran punter Chris Kluwe to training camp. And I commend the Raiders for naming Marquette King their punter heading into the season. Kluwe tweeted Sunday that King won the job and he is being cut. ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  13. McKenzie's draft plan off to rocky start

    Bill Williamson

    Reggie McKenzie has often said his plan to bring the Oakland Raiders back to relevance is through the draft. For a team that has been in salary-cap jail and that hasn't had a winning record in 11 years, the draft is the way to go. However, this w...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  14. Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Most significant moves: The Raiders were one of the more intriguing teams in the NFL on cut-down day because they have so many holes and ongoing competitions. There were a lot of significant moves. The Raiders are desperate for pass-rushers, and they...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  15. Raiders have some tight ends to consider

    Bill Williamson

    A couple of interesting tight ends may become available for the Oakland Raiders. Kansas City's Tony Moeaki has tweeted he is leaving the Chiefs and the Packers are reportedly cutting D.J. Williams. Moeaki is immensely talented, but he is oft-injur...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  16. Rough preseason ending for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts on non-Terrelle Pryor news from the Oakland Raiders' 22-6 loss at Seattle on Thursday night: It was another lackluster preseason game for Oakland. Yes, it's only the preseason. But the Raiders' first units have not been great. Oakl...

    Blog | August 30, 2013