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  1. Derek Carr knows game against Seattle is different

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The night of August 28th was a vital night for the Oakland Raiders. It was the night Derek Carr ripped apart the visiting Seattle Seahawks, including several starters, in the fourth preseason game. In the record books, it meant ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  2. Raiders hope to get Maurice Jones-Drew more involved

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - It certainly seems like Maurice Jones-Drew is out of the Oakland Raiders' plan at running back. Jones-Drew, the Week 1 starter, who missed two games with a hand injury, hasn't gotten much work. He had three carries for 6 yards la...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. Menelik Watson may be ready for another shot

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- When training camp began, the Oakland Raiders were hopeful talented -- but raw -- second-year offensive tackle Menelik Watson would be ready to take over as a starter. However, the 2013 second-round draft pick was slowed by a la...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. Raiders hope Kenbrell Thompkins can supply a spark at WR

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders aren't getting much production from their receivers, as we discussed last week. Former starter Denarius Moore was a healthy scratch in the last game, starter Rod Streater is out with a broken foot until November and newly signe...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  5. Raiders' Derek Carr struggles when blitzed

    Bill Williamson

    In Derek Carr's first four games as an NFL starter, it is clear that his biggest issues arise when he is pressured. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Oakland Raiders quarterback entered Sunday's 38-14 loss to Miami completing 71 perce...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Jones-Drew back, Sio Moore isnt for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' injury situation appears to brightening as three of the five starters who missed practice Wednesday returned. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), defensive end Justin Tuck (illness) and cornerback Carlos...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Injury situation appears manageable

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Practicing without five injured starters Wednesday wasn't ideal for the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. However, there is a chance the injury situation will be much better Sunday when the team visits the New England Patriots. Receiver Rod ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. Five starters not practicing for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Adding to their on-field woes the Oakland Raiders are starting to deal with injury issues. They were missing five starters during the 30-minute window that was open to the media Wednesday. Not practicing were running back Mauric...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  9. Jones-Drew, Roach inactive for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be without two starters Sunday against the Houston Texans. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew and middle linebacker Nick Roach are inactive for the game. Both players were listed as questionable on the...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  10. Carr fueled by answers from brother

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Shortly after he won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders, Derek Carr called his older brother. He wasn't fishing to be congratulated. He was looking for tips. "It was, 'Hey, I was named the starter; now let's tal...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  11. Wisniewski may get added responsibility

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Part of the Oakland Raiders' plan to start Matt Schaub at quarterback was to allow the veteran some freedom at the line of scrimmage to make adjustments. Now that the Raiders are going with rookie Derek Carr as the starter, the ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  12. Jackson third rookie starter for Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It appears the Oakland Raiders will have two rookies starting on offense when they open the season at the New York Jets on Sunday. Oakland coach Dennis Allen said that Khalif Barnes remains at right tackle and third-round pick G...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  13. Going with Carr the right move for Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- This is the second consecutive Labor Day that the Oakland Raiders have replaced a starting quarterback with a youngster. The Raiders hope their decision to make rookie Derek Carr the starter -- the team's first rookie quarterbac...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  14. Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen hedges on starter after Derek ...

    Bill Williamson

    The play of rookie Derek Carr might have changed Dennis Allen's mind on a starting quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  15. W2W4: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders (1-2) and the Seattle Seahawks (2-1) complete the preseason in Oakland at 10 p.m. ET Thursday. Three things to watch: Passing game: Even if starter Matt Schaub doesn't play, the Raiders will want to see progress made in this...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  16. Raiders' Allen: Passing game needs work

    Bill Williamson

    There is a chance some of the Oakland Raiders offensive starters could play in the preseason finale against visiting Seattle on Thursday. Oakland coach Dennis Allen said the coaching staff hasn't figured out a plan yet, but it's possible extra wor...

    Blog | August 23, 2014