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Griffith done for the year

Fullback Justin Griffith will need knee surgery and is out for the year, coach Tom Cable announced at the Raiders weekly press conference.

Griffith has a torn ACL, an injury he sustained a couple of plays before before scoring on a 2-yard touchdown pass from JaMarcus Russell, with Cable saying it “gave way” on the touchdown.
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Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2008
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Imagine Lewis in silver and black

Random observations following a long trip to Baltimore:

– The Raiders were far from alone in this, given that the dominant defensive player of his era lasted until the 26th pick of the first round, but how would history have been different if Al Davis had been smitten with Ray Lewis instead of Rickey Dudley?
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Posted on Saturday, October 25th, 2008
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Live chat with Jerry from 1-2 p.m. PT!

The talented Mr. McDonald will be available at these addresses:


Stop on by!

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Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
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Jets-Raiders inactives

No surprises . . . .

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Posted on Sunday, October 19th, 2008
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Jets-Raiders on TV

The Raiders announced Sunday’s Jets-Raiders game is sold out and will be televised locally.

Tickets returned by the Jets remain for sale.

The Raiders have sold out seven straight games.

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Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 173 Comments »

Eugene will challenge Huff

Quick hits from Wednesday’s interview sessions and post-practice press briefing from coach Tom Cable:

– A second consecutive poor game from free safety Michael Huff has put his status as an unquestioned starter in peril five games into the season.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
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Burgess gets a second opinion

It’s not looking good for Derrick Burgess with regard to playing against the New Orleans Saints Sunday at the Superdome.

Burgess missed practice for the third straight day with a triceps injury and coach Tom Cable said the two-time Pro Bowl defensive would be seeking more medical advice.
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Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 212 Comments »

Scheduled live chat today canceled


Sorry to say we’re going to have to call off the live chat with Jerry McDonald today, due to a late scheduling conflict. However, feel free to send any Raiders questions to Jerry at

Jon Becker
BANG-EB Online Sports Editor

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Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 37 Comments »

Cable stresses fast pace

Quick hits from Wednesday’s post-practice press briefing with coach Tom Cable and interviews with available players:

– Other than failing to recognize he was supposed to break down a special teams huddle at the beginning of practice and seeming confused when stepping to the microphone at the end, nothing seemed indecisive about Cable’s first day as coach.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 722 Comments »