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  1. Who is Oakland's QB? Allen isn't saying

    Bill Williamson

    Dennis Allen knows. So does Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn. But Allen isn't telling us or the Indianapolis Colts. The Oakland coach said Monday he is not ready to announce who will be his starting quarterback Sunday at Indianapolis in the season...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Pryor wasn't very good, but does it matter?

    Bill Williamson

    It was all laid out for Terrelle Pryor on Thursday night. And he couldn't get it done in the Oakland Raiders' 22-6 loss at Seattle. The third-year player still might end up being the Raiders' starting quarterback in Week 1 at Indianapol...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Poll results: Start Terrelle Pryor

    Bill Williamson

    Well, if Dennis Allen is listening, we have his answer to his quarterback question. And it's not even close. In a Tuesday poll, we asked who should be Oakland's starting quarterback in Week 1 -- Matt Flynn or backup Terrelle Pryor. It was Pryor...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. Pryor takes step closer to starting job

    Bill Williamson

    This is Terrelle Pryor's chance. Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen announced Sunday that presumed starting quarterback Matt Flynn has arm soreness and that Pryor will work with the first-team offense and he will start Thursday night against Seatt...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  6. Raiders need to turn to Terrelle Pryor

    Bill Williamson

    Just give Terrelle Pryor the ball. Just let him do with it what he may. We don't know what he would do. That's the point. It might be awful, but it would certainly be worth the Oakland Raiders' while. If Pryor can parlay his wonderful natural a...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  7. Evening AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland rookie running back Latavius Murray had minor ankle surgery Tuesday. His timetable to return is unclear. San Diego gave quarterback Philip Rivers his first rest day of camp Wednesday. Safety Brandon Taylor and running back Danny Woodhead ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. A critical phase for D.J. Hayden

    Bill Williamson

    Sunday is a vital day for D.J. Hayden. He is truly a football player again. The Oakland Raiders' rookie cornerback has been cleared for contact and he will begin fully practicing with his teammates Sunday. He is expected to make his preseason d...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  9. Raiders have to show some promise

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 28-20 loss at New Orleans on Friday night: The key for the Raiders this summer is to make progress. Some progress appeared to be made in the preseason opener last week against Dallas. Oakland showed it had s...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  10. Jared Veldheer loss is a big one in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    In recent conversations, both Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen expressed hope that this young Raiders' team would be competitive in 2013 as it begins a rebuilding journey. However, both men stressed the importanc...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  11. Punting battle heating up in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    There is competition all over the field in Oakland, and the race to replace star Shane Lechler is one of the more intriguing battles. It appears the race between veteran Chris Kluwe and youngster Marquette King will be one of the competitions that...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. Could Dallas Clark be on AFC West radar?

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting tight end Dallas Clark could sign with an undisclosed team this week. Could it be in the AFC West? Oakland could use a veteran tight end as it tries to find production from several inexperienced players. Oakland c...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  13. Progress being made in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts from the Oakland Raiders' 19-17 home win over Dallas: This season is going to be all about progress for this rebuilding program. And the first step has to be looked at as positive progress. Dennis Allen has raved about how much ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  14. Polian understands Woodson's role on team

    Bill Williamson

    One of the reasons why the Oakland Raiders signed Charles Woodson at the age of 36 is to be a mentor to their large group of young defensive players. Oakland coach Dennis Allen told me as much earlier in training camp. In a conference call with...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Evening AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden suffered a minor hamstring injury. He was not going to play in Friday's preseason opener against Dallas, anyway. He has yet to be cleared for contact because of his recovery from a life-threatening heart surgery ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013