Oakland Raiders Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

It can be overwhelming, so Athlon is here to help keep up with your favorite team all season long.

<p> Oakland Raiders Top Twitter Accounts To Follow</p>

Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.

For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.

Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Oakland Raiders official Twitter account:

(Followers: 173,448)

Top Raiders To Follow:

Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 1, 2012

  Name Pos. Twitter Followers
1. Terrelle Pryor QB 92,950
2. Darren McFadden RB 90,474
3. Jacoby Ford WR 52,692
4. Matt Leinart QB 43,430
5. Michael Huff FS 34,932
6. Aaron Curry LB 33,349
7. Tyvon Branch SS 25,669
8. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR 21,026
9. Marcel Reece RB 18,512
10. Taiwan Jones RB 18,144
11. Chimdi Chekwa CB 16,589
12. Mike Mitchell SS 14,722
13. Lamarr Houston DE 14,216
14. Mike Goodson RB 9,008
15. Bryan McCann DB 7,806
16. Nathan Stupar LB 7,412
17. Joseph Barksdale OT 6,875
18. Jack Crawford DE 6,278
19. Juron Criner WR 5,163
20. Miles Burris LB 4,164

Richard Seymour would have made the list as he has nearly nearly 5,500 followers. However, he has yet to Tweet from . Does anyone else find this strange?

If you want to follow some former Raider greats in the Twitterverse, you can choose from Marcus Allen (), Tim Brown (), Bo Jackson () or Rich Gannon (), to name a few.

The Raiders Beat:

Tim Kawakami, Mercury News sports columnist: (24,142)

Paul Gutierrez, Raiders Insider for Comcast SportsNet California, (10,453)

Steve Corkman, Raiders blogger for Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group: (10,001)

Vic Tafur, covers Raiders for San Francisco Chronicle: (8,658)

Jason Jones, helps cover Raiders for Sacramento Bee: (5,717)

Eric Gilmore, CBSSports.com Raiders RapidReports correspondent: (1,395)

Raiders Blog Roll:

is SB Nation's Raiders blog, featuring work by lead writer .

Comcast SportsNet California has its own and Raiders' news feed on Twitter, .

is the San Francisco Chronicle's Raiders blog, featuring posts by the aforementioned Vic Tafur.

is "The Largest Oakland Raider Fan Community on the Net," and it also has a good-sized following on Twitter ().

is run by Chris Hansen (, 5,213), whose work can also be read on Bleacher Report as he is the site's lead AFC West blogger.

, , are some others to check out.

The ESPN AFC West blog is run by Bill Williamson and you can follow him .

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- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 1, 2012

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