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Quarterback Matt Schaub has had an extremely underwhelming preseason for the Oakland Raiders. Is his bad play the result of recent elbow soreness? Who should get the start Week 1 against the New York Jets? When might the Raiders turn to rookie Derek Carr or Matt McGloin?  Watch as Adam Lefkoe goes in-depth with Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms in the video above.Read more Oakland Raiders news on BleacherReport.com
NFL team the Oakland Raiders haven’t tasted Super Bowl glory since 1983. Adding insult to that embarrassing barren spell, on Monday the franchise was named the least desirable team to play for in the NFL. The dubious accolade comes courtesy of an NFL Nation Confidential survey posed to 100-plus players on the following question: "The only way I'd play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary." Of the 82 recipients that responded to the survey, the Raiders topped the charts with 23 percent of the vote. The Buffalo Bills were a close second at 19 percent, the Cleveland Browns finished ...
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub was absent from team practice Sunday due to continued problems with his sore right (throwing) elbow. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Schaub has been diagnosed with tendonitis: Head coach Dennis Allen later spoke about Schaub's condition (via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle): Schaub also spoke on his health on Monday (via Tafur): Schaub, 33, has struggled throughout the preseason and has had particular troubles with downfield passing. He has completed only one of his six passes that traveled 20 or more yards in the air, per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), while consistently dinking and dunking ...
As the Oakland Athletics head into the most critical stretch of the MLB regular season, they'll be without closer Sean Doolittle for at least a couple of weeks.     According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the 2014 All-Star is suffering from an intercostal strain and was placed on the disabled list: MLB.com's Jane Lee thinks the closer could miss serious time and added the current timetable for his return: In conjunction with Doolittle's move to the DL, the A's have called up Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento, per Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today: Doolittle was hurt on Saturday night against the ...
The Oakland Raiders traded a sixth-round pick for quarterback Matt Schaub this offseason and immediately named him their starting quarterback. General manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen were hoping they could get Schaub to play for them as he did prior to a disastrous 2013 in Houston. Allen has reiterated all offseason that Schaub is the starter for 2014, and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported this week that Schaub would be starting come Week 1 of the regular season. The Raiders simply haven’t allowed there to be a quarterback controversy. After Friday’s 31-21 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, ...
Oakland Raiders cornerback Tarell Brown left the team's Week 3 preseason contest against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter, according to the Raiders' official Twitter account: This comes as bad news for a team that ranked 28th in the league in pass defense a year ago. The Raiders brought in Brown on a one-year deal over the offseason after he spent his first seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Brown is slated to start at cornerback this season opposite Carlos Rogers, according to the team's official depth chart. Last season with the 49ers, Brown accumulated 32 tackles and 10 passes ...
Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 26 Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com updated Sio Moore's status Raiders outside linebacker Sio Moore participated in Tuesday’s practice, just a few days after suffering a neck strain during Friday’s exhibition at Green Bay. (...) Head coach Dennis Allen will update Moore’s status after Tuesday’s practice.   Updates from Sunday, Aug. 24 Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Sio Moore's neck strain:  Updates from Saturday, Aug. 23 Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Moore:   Original Text The absolute worst parts about NFL preseason games, or NFL games in general, are injuries. The Oakland Raiders and linebacker Sio Moore found that ...
It took one run, which harked back to 2011, to endear Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew to fantasy owners once more. After eight seasons with Jacksonville, MJD joined Oakland this past offseason to the detest of many owners since his numbers would presumably take a massive nosedive in a backfield that also includes Darren McFadden—hence his average draft position of 7.04, outside of the top 30 at his position. MJD flipped that thought process on its head in Oakland's preseason Week 3 contest against Green Bay. Taking the snaps with the first-team offense in the first quarter, MJD gained 45 yards and ...
Rosters expand September 1, and although any minor leaguer who gets called up to the Oakland A's likely won't see too much playing time, certain guys may still have an impact. Typically, rebuilding teams use September to see what the kids can do. Oakland, however, is smack in the middle of a playoff hunt. With the current 25-man roster as is, the team's call-ups ideally will be pinch hitters and runners, late-inning defensive replacements and depth. With such a heated battle for the AL West crown taking place, the A's can't afford to lose a starter to injury without a viable replacement. So ...
After two preseason games, the Oakland Raiders have begun to establish an identity. The problem is that this identity has left the team with more questions than answers. Oakland has gone 1-1 through its first two preseason games, but the team's performance hasn't exhibited the improvement that was expected given all of the offseason additions. There have been some signs of what this team could be, but the performance has been disappointing overall. Heading into Week 3 of the preseason, several veterans on the roster have a lot to prove. Matt Schaub was brought in to provide the leadership and reliability the offense ...