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  1. What does result of poll mean to Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders, as a franchise, didn't enjoy a ringing endorsement from around the league when, in an ESPN NFL player's poll, they were voted as the least desirable team to play for. My thoughts? It's not totally shockin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Raiders interested in Tracy Porter

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' interest in cornerbacks continues. According to an NFL source, the Raiders, who are in need of two starting cornerbacks, are showing interest in Denver cornerback Tracy Porter. Oakland has also shown interest in cornerbacks T...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  4. Could Tracy Porter return to Saints?

    Pat Yasinskas

    While all indications are that the New Orleans Saints still are pursuing free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, they apparently have a backup plan. AFC West colleague Bill Williamson reports that the Saints also have expressed interest in Tracy Po...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  5. Raiders should grab CB when they can

    Bill Williamson

    The once-stout cornerback market is beginning to dry up. The Oakland Raiders have two openings at the position, but they have not addressed the position since free agency began. Oakland has signed six players from other teams -- three linebackers ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. Mailbag: Tracy Porter's future

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Bangah from Washington, D.C., wants to know if I think the Oakland Raiders could bring back cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha if he gets cut by the Eagles. Bill Williamson: Sure, I could see it. First, I could see the Philadelphia E...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  7. Raiders score three comp picks

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders received three badly needed compensatory draft picks. While these picks are far from ensuring the team they are going to get contributors, it does help salvage a weak class. Oakland received picks in the third, fourth and fifth...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  8. A look at Raiders' 2012 draft

    Bill Williamson

    Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for putting together this nice chart on the Raiders 2012 draft picks: Oakland Raiders 2012 draft picks: 1st round: Traded to Bengals for Carson Palmer 2nd round: Traded to Patriots for 2011 3rd- and 4th...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  9. Raiders make Davis-like trade for Curry

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders made their first move in the post-Al Davis universe and it was a very-Davis like move. Oakland acquired Aaron Curry from Seattle. The linebacker was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 draft. He lost his starting job this season...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  10. AFC West Stock Watch

    Bill Williamson

    FALLING 1. Todd Haley, Kansas City Chiefs coach: Haley is reportedly on the hot seat after the Chiefs have looked as bad as any team in the NFL in the first two weeks. The Chiefs have been outscored 89-10. Haley was a coach of the year candidate l...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Saints 40, Raiders 20

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- A look at the Oakland Raiders' 40-20 defeat to visiting the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night: What it means: The Raiders bounced back well offensively after a flat performance at San Francisco last week, but their defense continued to...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  12. It is time for Terrelle Pryor to sign

    Bill Williamson

    Over the past day I've often been asked what's the holdup with Terrelle Pryor's negotiations with the Oakland Raiders? Here's my honest answer: I have no earthly idea. It makes no sense at all that this is taking time. The Raiders drafted the f...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  13. Raiders stick to nature by taking Pryor

    Bill Williamson

    Terrelle Pryor likely will not help the Oakland Raiders in 2011. He is getting a late start and he will serve a five-game suspension at the start of the season. For a player who is already considered a project, his rookie season will likely be los...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  14. Reviewing the Raiders' opener

    Bill Williamson

    Let's review some key aspects from the Oakland Raiders' 24-18 loss to visiting Arizona as they joined San Diego and Denver as last-moment AFC West losers on the opening night of the NFL preseason. Arizona scored a 28-yard pass with 39 seconds remaini...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  15. Reviewing AFC West Power Rankings

    Bill Williamson

    The following is a look at how the AFC West teams fared in our first preseason NFL Power Rankings. I do not have a vote, but, of course, I have an opinion: San Diego Chargers Power ranking: 10 My range: 8-12 Why: I think the Chiefs shoul...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  16. Poll results: Miller loss is bigger

    Bill Williamson

    Our readers believe the loss of tight end Zach Miler is bigger for the Oakland Raiders than the loss of Nnamdi Asomugha. I could see it. Asomugha departed to Philadelphia in free agency last Friday. On Tuesday, Miller headed to Seattle. As of 1...

    Blog | August 04, 2011