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Oakland Raiders Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

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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:

@RAIDERS (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

@TerrellePryor

92,950

2.

Darren McFadden

RB

@dmcfadden20

90,474

3.

Jacoby Ford

WR

@JacobyFord12

52,692

4.

Matt Leinart

QB

@MattLeinartQB

43,430

5.

Michael Huff

FS

@Huffy247

34,932

6.

Aaron Curry

LB

@AaronCurry51

33,349

7.

Tyvon Branch

SS

@tyvonbranch

25,669

8.

Darrius Heyward-Bey

WR

@theDHB85

21,026

9.

Marcel Reece

RB

@CelReece45

18,512

10.

Taiwan Jones

RB

@TaiwanJonesNFL

18,144

11.

Chimdi Chekwa

CB

@ChimChek

16,589

12.

Mike Mitchell

SS

@MikeMitchell34

14,722

13.

Lamarr Houston

DE

@solo_dolo_9s

14,216

14.

Mike Goodson

RB

@GoodNplenty33

9,008

15.

Bryan McCann

DB

@bmac929

7,806

16.

Nathan Stupar

LB

@thenastynate54

7,412

17.

Joseph Barksdale

OT

@BazookaJoe72

6,875

18.

Jack Crawford

DE

@Sack_Religious

6,278

19.

Juron Criner

WR

@JbamaCriner82

5,163

20.

Miles Burris

LB

@MilesBurris

4,164

Richard Seymour would have made the list as he has nearly nearly 5,500 followers. However, he has yet to Tweet from @BigSey92. Does anyone else find this strange?

If you want to follow some former Raider greats in the Twitterverse, you can choose from Marcus Allen (@MarcusAllenHOF), Tim Brown (@81TimBrown), Bo Jackson (@BoJackson) or Rich Gannon (@RichGannon12), to name a few.

The Raiders Beat:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raiders Blog Roll:

Silver And Black Pride is SB Nation's Raiders blog, featuring work by lead writer @LeviDamien.

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

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

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

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

Inside the Oakland Raiders, Just Blog Baby, Raiders Gab are some others to check out.

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

2012 Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings and Team Previews:

No. 32:Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 31:St. Louis Rams
No. 30:Minnesota Vikings
No. 29:Indianapolis Colts
No. 28:Cleveland Browns
No. 27:Miami Dolphins
No. 26:Arizona Cardinals
No. 25:Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 24:Kansas City Chiefs
No. 23:Oakland Raiders
No. 22: Thurs., Aug. 2

Order your 2012 Oakland Raiders Athlon Sports NFL Preview magazine here

Related: 2012 Oakland Raiders Season Preview
Related: 2012 Oakland Raiders Schedule Analysis

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

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