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2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

AFC West Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 1 week ago
Denver has won four straight AFC West titles and doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon with Peyton Manning at the helm. However, just two seasons ago, three teams from the division made the playoffs, and Kansas City and San Diego could get back there in 2015. Oakland still appears to have a long way to go, but this division may be in position to potentially repeat its 2013...

Raiders sign former Alabama WR Cooper

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday the signing of wideout Amari Cooper, the club's first-round draft selection. Oakland took Cooper with the fourth overall pick in last week's draft out of Alabama. Cooper racked up 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns along with 124 receptions in his senior campaign, earning him the SEC offensive player of the year, the...

James Jones among Raiders cuts

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wide receiver James Jones was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, along with guard Kevin Boothe and linebacker Miles Burris. Jones, 31, led Oakland with 73 catches and six touchdowns in 2014, his first season with the Raiders. He averaged a career-low 9.1 yards per catch and finished with 666 yards, second on the team. After seven seasons with Green...

Oakland Raiders 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Derek Carr showed some signs as a rookie quarterback in Oakland last season but he will certainly need more help outside the numbers if he is to improve during his sophomore season. Receiver makes a lot of sense for the Raiders at the No. 4 overall pick with the decision coming down to Alabama's Amari Cooper or West Virginia's Kevin White. Taking the so-called ceiling (...

Raiders sign WR Crabtree

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders signed veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree to an undisclosed contract on Monday. The deal, according to reports, is for one year and worth as much as $5 million. Crabtree, a two-time winner of the Biletnikoff Award for the best receiver in college football, has not lived up to expectations after the 49ers selected him with the...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago

Raiders release Antonio Smith

By The Sports Network, 5 months 4 days ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders released veteran defensive lineman Antonio Smith on Tuesday. Smith was set to count for $4 million against the salary cap in 2015. The 33-year-old Smith started all 16 games for Oakland last season, recording 20 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. The Oklahoma State product has recorded 302 tackles and 44 1/2 sacks in 157...

Raiders bring back DL Wilson

By The Sports Network, 5 months 5 days ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders re-signed free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson on Monday. Wilson, an East Carolina product, totaled 23 tackles and two sacks while appearing in all 16 games during his first season with the Bay Area franchise. Heading into his sixth season, Wilson has totaled 99 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks over 66 contests with Green Bay and Oakland...

Raiders sign Trent Richardson

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders signed running back Trent Richardson on Tuesday. Richardson was cut by the Indianapolis Colts last week after two lackluster seasons with the organization. Richardson, a former No. 3 overall pick and All-American out of Alabama, was acquired by Indianapolis in a September 2013 deal that sent a 2014 first-round draft pick to the...