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  1. Watt TD prime example of Raiders' issues

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- No play has exemplified the Oakland Raiders' woes on defense more than J.J. Watt's one-yard touchdown catch to start the Houston Texans' onslaught Sunday. Yes, Watt is a defensive end. That's the problem. Watt entered the fie...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Raiders' Charles Woodson: 'I'm embarrassed'

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans: Safety Charles Woodson didn't mince words Sunday after the lopsided loss in the home opener: "We suck. ... I'm embarrassed." The locker ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. What it means: The Raiders fell to 0-2 and looked awful. This team was lacking in essentially every area a football team can be lacking. The Texans are an average ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Latavius Murrays chance might be now

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Officially, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Houston Texans with an injured hand. However, at this point, it would be considered a surprise if he plays. That mea...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. Antonio Smith brings grit, humor to Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders are enjoying the Ninja Assassin experience. Antonio Smith was an immensely popular player for the Houston Texans and their fan base for the past five seasons. This year, he departed for the Raiders on a two-ye...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. Raiders know Watt is coming locked, loaded

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- For Donald Penn, this will be the first time he truly faces NFL superstar pass-rusher J.J. Watt. As a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Penn -- now the left tackle of the Oakland Raiders -- faced the Houston Texans in 2011 whe...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  8. Texans represent special time for Carr

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr's first NFL game in Oakland as the Raiders' starting quarterback will be against the team he spent a big chuck of his childhood essentially being a part of. The Oakland Raiders host the Houston Texans on Sunday. When ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  9. J.J. Watt looking forward to seeing new Raiders, ex-Texans

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- There will be some reunions Sunday when the Houston Texans visit the Oakland Raiders. Houston star defensive end J.J. Watt took time in a conference call with Bay Area reporters to express his feeling for two former Houston team...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Two Oakland offensive players to watch

    Bill Williamson

    Here is a look at two Oakland Raiders offensive players the team hopes it gets more out of Sunday against the Houston Texans than it did in a 19-14 loss at the New York Jets: Marcel Reece: Reece is a multidimensional fullback and the Raiders want ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  11. Must happen, cant happen against Texans

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here is a look at what the Oakland Raiders must do and can't do Sunday against the visiting the Houston Texans: Must happen: Establishing ground game. That did not happen in the Raiders' 19-14 loss at the New York Jets on Sunday...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  12. What the Raiders need to do in Week 2

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders, losers of seven straight games dating back to last season following their 19-14 loss at the New York Jets on Sunday, host the Houston Texans in Week 2. The following are some areas in which they must improve after Sunday's loss. ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  13. Raiders take second look at Omar Gaither

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have reached out to Omar Gaither once again. With Miles Burris and Kaluka Maiava injured, the Raiders have re-signed Gaither. He finished last season at middle linebacker after the team suspended Rolando McClain...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. Should Oakland pursue Chris Kluwe?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders do not have an experienced punter on their roster. Chris Kluwe is an available punter with eight years of NFL experience. Kluwe has indicated he is being cut by the Minnesota Vikings. Would it be worth Oakland's time and eff...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  15. Oakland cornerback pursuit update

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' search for a cornerback is taking the next step. Denver cornerback Tracy Porter is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, according to an NFL source. He visited the New Orleans Saints on Monday. Both teams have strong interest in ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  16. Shane Lechler's market might grow

    Bill Williamson

    Shane Lechler's market in free agency has gotten stronger. The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed punter Kevin Huber, and Lechler and Huber were considered the best free agents on the market. Kansas City Chiefs re-signed Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colq...

    Blog | March 08, 2013