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Raiders cut QB Schaub

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders have released veteran quarterback Matt Schaub. Oakland traded for the 34-year-old Schaub last March, giving Houston a sixth- round pick. Derek Carr beat Schaub for the starting job in training camp and Schaub threw just 10 passes in one season with the Raiders, two of which were intercepted. In 11 NFL seasons with the Raiders, Texans...

Cowboys agree to terms with McFadden

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with veteran running back Darren McFadden. Dallas announced the signing, which was reported by several media outlets including the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, after McFadden passed a physical on Friday. The news came one day after the Cowboys lost NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray, who signed...

Raiders sign QB Ponder

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders have inked free-agent quarterback Christian Ponder. The move to get Ponder is apparently so he could back up Derek Carr, who was the starter for all 16 games during his rookie season. A first-round draft choice by Minnesota in 2011, Ponder had spent the previous four seasons with the Vikings. He will be reunited with Raiders...

Raiders sign former Eagles S Allen

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders have signed former Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal for the unrestricted free agent weren't disclosed. Allen, 27, played at least 13 games in each of his five seasons for the Eagles, who selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft. He had 62 tackles, four interceptions...

Raiders finalize deal with Hudson

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders have officially announced the signing of center Rodney Hudson, the team's most notable acquisition so far of this offseason. NFL.com reported Monday that Hudson, the top player at the position on this year's free agent market, agreed to a five-year, $44.5 million contract that will make the ex-Kansas City Chief the highest-paid center in...

Raiders sign LB Lofton

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders signed linebacker Curtis Lofton on Wednesday. Lofton joins the Raiders after spending the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. A defensive team captain the past two years, Lofton had 144 tackles in 2014. Prior to joining the Saints, Lofton played for the Falcons, which drafted him in the second round in 2008. The Oklahoma...

Raiders bring in Helu, Smith

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders on Wednesday officially announced the signings of running back Roy Helu and linebacker Malcolm Smith. No details were released by the club on either contract. On Tuesday, ESPN.com reported Helu and the Raiders have agreed upon a two-year, $4 million deal, while NFL.com reported Smith reached an undisclosed agreement with the team. ...

Report: Raiders bring in Helu, Smith

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders will reportedly sign running back Roy Helu and linebacker Malcolm Smith. According to ESPN.com, Helu and the Raiders have agreed upon a two-year, $4 million deal, while NFL.com reports that Smith has reached an undisclosed agreement with the team. Helu, 26, rushed 40 times for 216 yards and a touchdown last season and added two receiving scores...

Raiders release Nick Roach, Usama Young

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 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, 5 months 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...