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  1. New veterans guards hit market with Raiders ties

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are looking for a starting guard this offseason in light of Austin Howard's move to right tackle. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie said the NFL draft is strong for interior offensive linemen. However, Oakland will have a...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. Tyvon Branch to be released by Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Tyvon Branch, one of the few recent Oakland Raiders draft picks the team kept from leaving in free agency by giving him a lucrative contract, will be released by the team.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  3. Thoughts on Todd McShays mock draft pick for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN draft expert Todd McShay has released his third mock draft. McShay is projecting a draft riser to the Oakland Raiders with the No. 4 pick. He has receiver Kevin White going to Oakland. White is featured in McShay's mock because the West Virgi...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  4. How Derek Carr's combine numbers stacked up to this year's top QB...

    Bill Williamson

    After talking with several scouts, the consensus is that the Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr would be the third quarterback taken in the 2015 draft behind Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Carr started every game last season after being the No. 36 ov...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  5. Oakland Raiders may need to go with a veteran tight end

    Bill Williamson

    One of the areas the Oakland Raiders need to address this offseason is tight end. However, it doesn't appear to be a deep class at the position in the draft. We have discussed the possibility of the Raiders addressing the spot via free agency by p...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  6. Raiders mock draft: Take 2

    Bill Williamson

    We have reached a major draft season milestone by reaching the end of the NFL combine. There are still two-plus months to go of draft scrutiny before the Oakland Raiders execute the No. 4 overall pick on April 30. There are Pro Days, meetings, and vi...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  7. What would it take for Eagles to get No. 4 pick from Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    There has been a lot of chatter that the Philadelphia Eagles want to move up in the draft so coach Chip Kelly could reunite with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. If the Eagles want to move up, the Oakland Raiders, would surely be open to discuss...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  8. Some combine clarity for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    With the NFL combine wrapping up, here are some thoughts on how the week can affect the Oakland Raiders and how they use the No. 4 pick: Competition at receiver: The biggest storyline of the combine results for the Raiders is that a long debate ha...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  9. Polished Amari Cooper could be the catch Raiders need

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS - Amari Cooper -- considered the top available receiver in the NFL draft -- said he didn't know whether he will meet with the Oakland Raiders at the NFL combine. It doesn't matter. The Raiders are well aware of Cooper and will sure...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  10. Four things we learned at combine: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Observed and heard at the NFL combine on Friday: 1. Williams likes Raiders, but wants to go higher: If USC defensive end Leonard Williams is available at No. 4, the Oakland Raiders will likely grab him. He's that dynamic a player. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  11. New Raiders linebackers coach had head start at combine

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- While most NFL coaches are scrambling to get as much information on draft prospects as possible, Sal Sunseri is beyond familiar with the 2015 draft class. Sunseri, the new linebackers coach of the Oakland Raiders, has been coaching...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  12. Four things we learned at the combine: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Observed and heard at the NFL combine on Thursday: 1. Florida State linemen coming west? There is more to Florida State's draft class than quarterback Jameis Winston and the Raiders will likely be closely studying it. ESPN draft an...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  13. Todd Gurley could be running back Raiders keep eye on

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- If the Oakland Raiders do not add a veteran running back in free agency, they will surely address the area in the draft. Oakland wants to add another dimension to the ground game, which was 32nd in the NFL in 2014, along with Latav...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  14. Reggie McKenzie praises 2014 draft class for reliability

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Oakland Raiders received terrific production from several 2014 draft picks. That's one reason general manager Reggie McKenzie feels like the group can take the next step. "When you see guys like that, from a mental standpoint, ...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  15. Three things we learned at Combine: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Coach Jack Del Rio and general manager Reggie McKenzie met with the media on Wednesday at the NFL combine. Here's what we learned about the Oakland Raiders: It's time for young cornerbacks to step up: McKenzie made it clear the Rai...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  16. Countdown to Combine: Oakland Raiders safeties

    Bill Williamson

    A closer look at the areas the Raiders could address in the draft. Tuesday, we look at safeties, who are scheduled to work out Monday in Indianapolis. Position of need: The safety position may not be at the very top of Oakland's needs, but it does...

    Blog | February 18, 2015