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Raiders release Nick Roach, Usama Young

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders have released linebacker Nick Roach and safety Usama Young. The Raiders made the moves Friday citing failed physicals for both players. Roach signed with the Raiders prior to the 2013 season and started every game that year. But he missed the entire 2014 season with concussion symptoms. The 29-year-old Roach originally entered...

Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement from NFL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones- Drew has announced his retirement from the National Football League. Jones-Drew spent last season with the Oakland Raiders. He carried the ball just 43 times for 96 yards in 12 games. The 29-year-old spent the first eight seasons of his career with Jacksonville, totaling 1,804 rushing attempts for 8,071 yards...

Raiders release S Branch

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders released strong safety Tyvon Branch on Tuesday. Branch was due $5.5 million in salary in 2015. He has failed to stay healthy the past two seasons, missing 13 games with a broken foot last season and 14 games in 2013 with a broken leg. The 28-year-old Branch played seven seasons with Oakland and registered more than 100 tackles...

Chargers, Raiders exploring options in Los Angeles

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are each exploring possible relocation options in Los Angeles. The teams released a joint statement late Thursday to reveal their issues, which include the unsuccessful attempts to find new stadium deals in their current cities. "We have both been working in our home markets to find a stadium solution for many years, so...

NFL Draft: AFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 2 months 6 days ago
NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April. Here are the top needs for each AFC team: AFC EAST New York JetsFirst-Round Pick: No. 6What They Need:...

Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

By Mark Ross, 2 months 2 weeks ago
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29, the day after the regular season ended (also known as Black Monday), the most surprising dismissal came when Denver fired its head coach the day...

Raiders name Ken Norton Jr. defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders named former Cowboys and 49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr. as their new defensive coordinator on Friday. Norton arrives after spending the last five seasons as the linebackers coach for the Seattle Seahawks and mentoring Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as a coach with Southern California, guiding...

Raiders re-sign Woodson for next season

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they have re-signed safety Charles Woodson for next season. Woodson, 38, was set to be a free agent in March after re-signing with Oakland on a one-year deal last year. He had a career-high 113 tackles in 16 games for the Raiders this past season and added one sack, four interceptions and eight passes defensed....

Raiders add Tice to coaching staff

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 days ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio continued to build his staff Friday, adding former Vikings head coach Mike Tice to the group. Tice will coach the offensive line for the Raiders after spending the 2014 season in the same role with the Atlanta Falcons. He was Minnesota's head coach from 2002-05, compiling a record of 32-33 with a 1-1 record in the...

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 3 months 4 days ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...