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  1. Lamarr Houston in spotlight for Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- One of the players the Oakland Raiders will count on in this year of transition is defensive end Lamarr Houston. Houston, a second-round draft pick in 2010, is moving away from being a young player to one of the most vital on the d...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  2. Raiders healing process starts for real in '14

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' salary-cap troubles have been well documented. But after paying the price for years of wild spending, the Raiders will be paroled from salary-cap jail. Next year, after shedding several contracts and being unable to build thei...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  3. Report: Palmer motivation may not be pact

    Bill Williamson

    The Carson Palmer situation in Oakland is taking another turn. Apparently, the Oakland Raiders are still willing to pay Palmer a load of money. But he may not be interested in making a lot of money with the Raiders. Thus, it seems if the Raider...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. Shedding Kelly part of youth movement

    Bill Williamson

    It's unfinished business day in the AFC West. Hours after the San Diego Chargers finally booted left tackle Jared Gaither, the Oakland Raiders said so long to defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. Both were long expected to be cut. Kelly, 32, saw his p...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. Report: Raiders thinking about Matt Flynn

    Bill Williamson

    Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer is highly unlikely to accept a big pay cut. Palmer is set to make more than $13 million with a salary cap number at more than $15 million. If Palmer doesn't budge, the Ra...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  6. Is Oakland becoming a 3-4 defense?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' signing of Kevin Burnett may be a major hint that the team will, at the very least, use some 3-4 alignments this season. Burnett is a 3-4 linebacker, and the team also has signed Nick Roach and Kaluka Maiava. The Raiders like ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  7. Raiders need to work on defensive line

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have done a nice job by filling their starting linebacking crew in free agency. Now they must work on their defensive line, among other areas. Oakland, which has six holes in the defensive starting lineup, has three openings on...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  8. Oakland Raiders hosting veteran defenders

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are reportedly visiting with more defensive players. Oakland signed three defensive players Wednesday. However, these two visitors are different because they are over 30. The Raiders are meeting with Cincinnati cornerback Te...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  9. Raiders forced into tough decisions

    Bill Williamson

    There is no doubt the Oakland Raiders are in a tough spot. For the second straight year the Raiders are facing a tough salary-cap situation because of wild, irresponsible spending by the previous regime. The result is a second year of tough decisi...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  10. AFC West free-agency primer

    Bill Williamson


    Blog | March 11, 2013
  11. Tommy Kelly sees 'writing on wall'

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle he expects to be released by the team. Kelly is his own agent, and he told the paper he has not had any contact with the team this offseason. "The writing is on the wall...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  12. Raiders creating more cap room

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders gained significant salary-cap room by restructuring the deal of safety Tyvon Branch, according to the Contra Costa Times.The savings is expected to be about $4.3 million, according to ESPN's John Clayton. The Raiders had less than...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. Possible comings and goings in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The NFL Network reported that former Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins will visit the Raiders. He is visiting several teams. This may be the highest bidder type of deal, so if the Raiders value Jenkins, they may be able to get him. With Tommy...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  14. Franchise tag deadline looms

    Bill Williamson

    Monday is the deadline for teams to place the franchise tag on players. The focus in the AFC West will be on Kansas City. The Chiefs have key free agents: receiver Dwayne Bowe, left tackle Branden Albert and punter Dustin Colquitt. One of the play...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  15. McKenzie discusses cap situation

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The good news for Reggie McKenzie is this year's salary-cap situation is not as bad as last year when he took over the Oakland Raiders. The bad news is the Raiders are still nowhere near where McKenzie wants to be regarding the sal...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Eight in the Box: Biggest cap casualty

    Bill Williamson

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary-cap casualty this offseason? Denver Broncos: There aren't many players in Denver who ar...

    Blog | February 22, 2013