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  1. Any chance QB Carr plays as a rookie?

    Tom Carpenter

    If you were told prior to the offseason that the Oakland Raiders had selected QB Derek Carr with the 36th overall pick in the draft, you may well have assumed that he would be under center for the first snap of their regular-season opener. Before the...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Raiders eyeing WR Mike Evans?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oakland Raiders have a ton of roster needs, so it remains unclear exactly who they will target tonight if they stay at No. 5. "The Raiders haven't had a play-making wide receiver in a long time, and while free-agent pickup James Jones might he...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. A look at Raiders' draft plans

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oakland Raiders have the fifth overall pick in next week's draft. Like many of the teams near the top, the Raiders are open to trading down, just as GM Reggie McKenzie did last season when he moved from No. 3 to No. 12 in order to land a second-r...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  4. Timeline for Pryor's departure from OAK

    Tom Carpenter

    Ever since the Oakland Raiders acquired QB Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans to pair up with backup Matt McGloin, the expectation has been that they would trade or release Terrelle Pryor. It appears that one way or the other, the Raiders are going ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. How high will Savage's stock rise?

    Tom Carpenter

    Pittsburgh's Tom Savage has gone from relative unknown to rocketing up draft charts in recent days and weeks. He spent his collegiate career moving from college to college -- playing briefly at Rutgers before transferring to Arizona and then to Pitt,...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. Can Raiders dump Schaub after '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    After acquiring Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans, the club reworked the quarterback's contract. By doing so, the money he could have earned dropped from $24.5 million to $15-20 million over the next two seasons. More importantly, the new contra...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. Potential landing spots for Sanchez

    Tom Carpenter

    Now that the New York Jets have officially released QB Mark Sanchez, he can sign with any team he chooses. Despite his ups and downs as a starting quarterback, Sanchez should draw a fair amount of interest; not as a starter, but as someone who has th...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  8. How will Schaub affect OAK QB plans?

    Tom Carpenter

    As ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Friday morning, the Oakland Raiders will trade a late-round pick in this year's draft to acquire veteran quarterback Matt Schaub. What does this move mean for the rest of the Raiders QB corps? That's up for ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  9. Will Browns turn to Grossman now?

    Tom Carpenter

    The backup quarterback market isn't quite as exciting to watch as other positions, but that doesn't mean there isn't some relevance as it unfolds. Michael Vick is scheduled to visit the New York Jets on Friday, and the Houston Texans are expected to ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  10. Schaub to join Browns QB corps?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: It's been somewhat of a foregone conclusion that Matt Schaub will be out of Houston in short order. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports that it may be premature to assume Schaub will be on another team in the near future. He says ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  11. Texans targeting Matt Cassel?

    Tom Carpenter

    At this point, it's anyone's guess as to how the Houston Texans will handle their quarterback situation this offseason. About the only near-certainty is that they will release Matt Schaub, who would bring a $14.1 million cap hit for 2014. Beyond that...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  12. Fantasy checkdown: The new Megatron?

    Tom Carpenter

    Wide receiver Dez Bryant had another big season in 2013, pulling in 93 of 160 targets for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns. Still, there seems to be untapped potential in Bryant, as a dozen receivers had more receiving yards. Consistency of usage was an...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  13. Will Flacco break out under OC Kubiak?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Baltimore Ravens' switch from Jim Caldwell to Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator this offseason could pay big dividends for Joe Flacco as a fantasy weapon. Flacco has never topped the 4,000-yard mark as a passer, a feat that Matt Schaub accompl...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  14. And the top free agent backup QBs are ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Just 18 quarterbacks played in all 16 games this season. That means that 14 teams had to use a backup at some point in 2013. When it comes right down to it, every team is one play away from being in that situation, which makes having the right backup...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  15. Potential Kirk Cousins trade partners

    Tom Carpenter

    It really doesn't matter what the reasoning is behind Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's decision to bench Robert Griffin III; the bottom line is that Kirk Cousins is going to get a three-game stretch to prove his value as a starting NFL quarterback. If ...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  16. Bridgewater solution for HOU QB woes?

    Tom Carpenter

    Thursday evening's game put on display the horrid quarterback situation with which the Houston Texans are dealing. Case Keenum was so bad that coach Gary Kubiak once again replaced him with Matt Schaub, who wasn't much better. At least Schaub knew wh...

    Blog | December 06, 2013