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  1. Rookie defensive tackle Justin Ellis making presence known

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have gotten a lot of contributions from their rookie class. One player who is starting to pay dividends is fourth-round pick Justin Ellis. The defensive tackle's playing time has increased and he is making a ...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Derek Carr, fellow rookies are bright spots for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The current condition of the Oakland Raiders is certainly not great. The Raiders are 0-6 and are the NFL's only winless team. However, if there is a bright spot is that the team's rookie class has been contributing. Quarterback ...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  3. Raiders preparing for Johnny Manziel just in case

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Just like the way opponents have to consider the Wildcat when preparing to face the Oakland Raiders, opponents for the Cleveland Browns have to devote some time in practice in case they have to face rookie quarterback Johnny Manzie...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  4. Derek Carr looks like a rookie in Week 7

    Bill Williamson

    Rookie quarterbacks are going to have their rough days. Week 7 was a perfect example. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had one of his least impressive games of the season in a 24-13 home loss to Arizona. However, he had the best Total QBR da...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. Raiders QB Derek Carr off injury list

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Derek Carr is no longer on the injury report. The Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback practiced fully Thursday. It was the first time he wasn't limited in practice since hurting his ankle and knee Sept. 28 against Miami. He depart...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  6. Ron Jaworski on Derek Carr: 'The sky's the limit'

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders Rookie Derek Carr predictably isn't ranked highly on Ron Jaworski's NFL quarterback rankings . However, Jaworski makes it clear that could change in the future. Carr, the No. 36 overall pick, is ranked at No. 28 ...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  7. Injuries not hindering Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr was limited for the fourth straight practice with ankle and knee injuries. Rest assured, he's going to be OK. Carr threw for four touchdowns and had the best game of his rookie season in a 31-28 loss to San Diego on S...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  8. Derek Carr just behind Blake Bortles in Week 6 Total QBR

    Bill Williamson

    Two of the three rookie quarterbacks to start in Week 6 had fine days in defeats while the other had a horrendous day in a loss. While he did throw an interception near the goal line to end an scoring threat in the final moments, Oakland Raiders q...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  9. Raiders hope to see continued development from young receivers

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- One of the more promising developments of the Oakland Raiders' 31-28 loss was the play of the receivers. One of the more frustrating aspects of the first quarter of the season was there was no explosion in the passing game. Rookie quart...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  10. Rookie TJ Carrie shines for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- The Oakland Raiders might have taken an important step forward in their narrow 31-28 loss to San Diego on Sunday. Many players/units answered challenges and showed improved play. One of the players who most stood out was rookie cornerba...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  11. Raiders give Carr chance to go win game

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- The Oakland Raiders could have simply played the odds and tried to go to overtime. Yet, this is Derek Carr's team. Interim coach Tony Sparano told the rookie quarterback that on his first day on the job and made the proclamation publicl...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  12. Derek Carr to start; Matt Schaub remains the backup

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- As expected, Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr is starting Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Veteran Matt Schaub remains his backup. Schaub, who Carr replaced before Week 1, is active for the first time since Week 2. Sc...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  13. Derek Carr expected to play Sunday

    Bill Williamson

    Technically, Derek Carr is listed a questionable to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Yet, it would be a shocker if the Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback is not playing. Carr has practiced all week on a limited basis. But he has moved w...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  14. Derek Carr, D.J. Hayden injury updates

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano wasn't ready to declare rookie quarterback Derek Carr healthy enough to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, but all signs are pointing that way. Sparano did say the team expects 20...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  15. New coach has big expectations for Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of Tony Sparano's first orders of business when he became the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders was to meet with his rookie quarterback. Sparano, a savvy former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, knows the only way he...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  16. Kenbrell Thompkins making fast impression with Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Kenbrell Thompkins went from an undrafted free agent to one of Tom Brady's favorite targets as a rookie. Now, after a sophomore slump and his release from New England, Thompkins is taking some of the Brady professionalism with h...

    Blog | October 09, 2014