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Answering the AFC West's Biggest Questions in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
NFL training camps are in full swing across the nation, signaling the official return of pro football. Athlon Sports is going division by division, asking and (trying to) answering the biggest question for every team in the league entering the 2015 season. AFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | WestNFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | West...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the AFC West

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 11 months ago
It'll be a three-team race in the AFC West with Denver, Kansas City and San Diego all in the mix. It'll be a long season for the Raiders once again, but they are on their way up with a young nucleus. Watch out for Oakland in 2016 and '17 when the other teams in the division will be trying to get younger. Much like I did with the college football win totals, I will break down the...

2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 year 11 months 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...

Oakland Raiders 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 12 months ago
It’s been 13 seasons since the Raiders made the playoffs and that long since they finished above .500. Bill Callahan led them to an 11–5 regular-season record in 2002 and to Super Bowl XXXVII, where they were crushed by Tampa Bay and former Oakland coach Jon Gruden. The next year the Raiders went 4–12 and Callahan was fired. Since then, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin, Tom...

AFC West Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 years 2 days 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 1 month 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, 2 years 2 months 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, 2 years 2 months ago