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WR Murphy, CB Johnson undergo surgery; Murphy out for opener

Raiders coach Hue Jackson just announced that starting wide receiver Louis Murphy and starting cornerback Chris Johnson are undergoing surgery for undisclosed injuries. Murphy won’t be able to play in the regular-season opener Sept. 12, Jackson said. Johnson is expected back for that game. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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Pre-practice notes, quotes and observations

The Raiders return to practice today after a day off. They practice today, Thursday and Friday in preparation for Saturday’s exhibition game against the 49ers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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Raiders live chat here Wednesday at noon

Steve Corkran will answer your questions and provide insight on the Oakland Raiders during a live chat on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon PDT.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Projecting the Raiders 2011 53-man roster

Note: Thanks to the alert reader who counted 47 locks. I overlooked the two players I added late — Taiwan Jones (injured) and Bruce Campbell (injured).

 

The Raiders were off today in Napa, free to recharge their batteries, catch up on their sleep, or whatever they aren’t able to do on a normal day during training camp. Practice resumes Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Post-practice news, notes

Pinch-hitting for Steve Corkran today with some information following the Raiders non-padded practice session Monday:
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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011
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Raiders sign pair of safeties

The Raiders signed safeties Matt Giordano and Josh Bullocks, according to their Twitter account.
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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011
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Rookie WR Denarius Moore talks about early-season success

Rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore has burst on the scene in a way few rookies do in the NFL, especially fifth-round draft picks. He is making eye-opening, jaw-dropping plays on a regular basis at training camp. Through it all, the Tennessee product takes it all in stride. On Sunday, he fielded several questions about how he views his role with the Raiders, what it’s like to garner so much attention and how he approaches his job. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011
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Training camp practice highlights, notes and quotes

Raiders coach Hue Jackson says time and again that, “It’s all about performance.” Rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore is on the verge of putting that idiom to the test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Pre-practice notes, quotes and observations

Injuries to wide receivers Chaz Schilens, Louis Murphy, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacboy Ford at different times during training camp has made it difficult for the Raiders to get in much work with the players they hope to be on the field for the regular-season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Coach Jackson transcript from Saturday

Raiders coach Hue Jackson fielded numerous questions after Saturday’s spirited practice in front about 150 fans in Napa. Here’s a transcript of the question-and-answer session with the Bay Area media: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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