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The Oakland Raiders have a lot of needs to address this offseason—and a lot of money to spend.Will the Raiders go all-in on Randall Cobb? Will they go after Ndamukong Suh?Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the Raiders' offseason in the video above.Read more Oakland Raiders news on BleacherReport.com
The Oakland Raiders have a new head coach in Jack Del Rio, who is apparently drawing comparisons to a well-known and intimidating television character.  What does Del Rio have in common with Frank Underwood from House of Cards?  Watch as Stephen Nelson and Maurice Jones-Drew discuss Oakland's new head coach in the video above.Read more Oakland Raiders news on BleacherReport.com
Free-agency talk is in full swing after the 4 p.m. ET deadline for teams that are planning to use franchise tags. The Oakland Raiders can hit the jackpot this year—with all the impending and potential free agents it's time for Oakland to make pivotal moves.  ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter highlighted a few players who will be up for bidding via Twitter; a few of these players will also likely garner huge interest from the Raiders. General manager Reggie McKenzie will make a big splash in the coming weeks, with some moves obvious and others not so obvious. What’s certain is Oakland will significantly upgrade ...
The Oakland Raiders enter the 2015 NFL offseason with plenty of money to spend in free agency. How will the Raiders approach free agency? Why might they not spend as much as previously expected? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discuss the 2015 NFL offseason in the video above. Read more Oakland Raiders news on BleacherReport.com
For the second time in as many seasons, LaMarr Woodley is set to hit the open market. The Oakland Raiders are reportedly preparing to release the veteran pass-rusher this week, which would shave more than $5 million off their 2015 cap.    Fallon Smith of Comcast SportsNet reported the news: Woodley, 30, was due a $3.85 million base salary and was scheduled to receive a $1.19 million roster bonus March 14, per Spotrac. Releasing him before the start of the league year eliminates all of Oakland's financial responsibility, adding even more room to a team that was already flush with cap space. One of ...
With five All-Stars now missing and a sixth on the shelf to start the season, the Oakland A's will need five guys in particular to step up and carry the team. The A's lost three key pieces to the heart of the batting order when they traded Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss. Jeff Samardzija was Oakland's second-half workhorse in 2014, accounting for a 1.8 WAR, best of the pitching group. Those four and Derek Norris (the fifth All-Star) will not be easy to replace. Still, while the current group may not fully compensate for the losses, they're very much capable of ...
The Oakland Raiders have a great centerpiece on their defense in Khalil Mack but will look to improve around him in the 2015 NFL offseason. Which positions should the Raiders target? Who could make an instant impact on their defense in 2015? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss Oakland's offseason in the video above.Read more Oakland Raiders news on BleacherReport.com
The Oakland Raiders are planning to make major changes to their roster this offseason, including at running back. Many feel that Darren McFadden, who's set to become a free agent, has no chance of returning. And there's a very good chance that Maurice Jones-Drew will be cut and follow him out the door. If you agree that Oakland should cut ties with them, you're half-right. Of the three main running backs the team used last season, only Latavius Murray is guaranteed to return. Parting ways with both McFadden and Jones-Drew seems destined to happen, but that would leave the team with two ...
It’s no secret that the Oakland Raiders need offensive playmakers. The expectation is that the Raiders will target a wide receiver in free agency or the draft to give quarterback Derek Carr a fighting chance in 2015. What kind of receivers fit general manager Reggie McKenzie and new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s profile? If we can identify the type of wide receivers they like, it might help narrow down some of the draft picks and free agents the Raiders may target. There is a natural link to pending free-agent wide receiver Randall Cobb because McKenzie helped draft him as director of player ...
Two important dates are quickly approaching. March 2 is the deadline for teams intending on using their franchise tags, and March 10 free agency officially begins. Currently, the Oakland Raiders are on the radar of a few impact players if they aren’t designated with the franchise tag or re-signed by their respective teams. Oakland also has a major decision to make on one of its own. General manager Reggie McKenzie has already stated to CSNBayArea.com reporter Scott Bair, that he wants to sign some impact free agents this year. McKenzie said: Last year, I felt like we need more role players, more backups. ...