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Raiders live chat today at noon

Join Steve Corkran for an Oakland Raiders live chat today at noon PDT as he discusses Terrelle Pryor, the team’s injury situation and the aftermath of the fan violence at the Raiders-49ers game.

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Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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Training camp practice highlights, notes and quotes (8-24-11)

Most of coach Hue Jackson’s “toys” were on full display during practice Wednesday, which meant a steady diet of running back Darren McFadden up the gut, wide receiver Jacoby Ford in full sprint down the sideline and rookie running back Taiwan Jones blow past defenders as if he were on ice skates. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Training camp practice highlights, notes and quotes (8-23-11)

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor says he’s eager to get on a plane to Oakland so that he can begin his Raiders career. He wouldn’t have wanted any part of practice Tuesday, unless he enjoys stifling heat and bodies banging against each other. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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LB Travis Goethel tears knee ligament, likely out for season

The injury suffered by second-year linebacker Travis Goethel in practice Monday has been diagnosed as a torn knee ligament, which will require surgery and likely┬ácause him to miss the entire season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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Terrelle Pryor says he is at quarterback to stay

The newest Raider, quarterback Terrelle Pryor, won’t join his teammates in Napa until he signs a contract. That formality is expected to be done in short order. For now, Pryor is making the rounds on the national sports talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he told ProFootballTalk.com that he is a quarterback, period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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Post-practice notes

Highlights from an eventful day during which the Raiders got a lot faster with the supplemental draft selection of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and the return to action of Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford and rookie Taiwan Jones:
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Jason Campbell misses practice, but Ford, McFadden, Scott are back

Jerry McDonald just checked in from Raiders practice this afternoon, where he reports that quarterback Jason Campbell (concussion) is not practicing.
Coach Hue Jackson had said he expected Campbell to be back at practice Monday after suffering a concussion during a preseason loss to the 49ers on Saturday night. There’s no immediate word on when Campbell is expected to be back practicing.
The good news for the Raiders is that wide receiver Jacoby Ford (broken hand), running back Darren McFadden (broken orbital bone) and defensive end Trevor Scott (ACL surgery) all practiced on Monday. For Scott, it was the first time he’s been able to practice since undergoing surgery for a torn ACL last November.
More to come later once Jerry returns from practice.

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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Pryor-Russell comparisons are laughable

Pinch-hitting for Steve Corkran today . . .

Dick Vitale said on his Twitter account the Raiders are hoping quarterback Terrelle Pryor isn’t another JaMarcus Russell.
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Pryor is a Raider

The Raiders selected Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft Monday, rolling the dice on a major talent whose NCAA violations helped lead to the dismissal of coach Jim Tressel and put the school on probation.
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Coach Hue Jackson conference call transcript from Sunday

Here is the transcript from Raiders coach Hue Jackson’s conference call Sunday night, less than 24 hours after the 49ers beat the Raiders 17-3 at Candlestick Park: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Under: Oakland Raiders | 478 Comments »