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Jones ready to bust out in second season

Running back Taiwan Jones touched the ball 18 times in the 10 regular-season games he played in 2011. Now that backup back Michael Bush is gone and Jones is healthy, combined with a new offensive scheme, Jones said he expects to see quite a bit more action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Bergstrom had no intention of being late

Tony Bergstrom didn’t put pen to paper until 10:07 p.m. the previous night, but his arrival at Raiders’ training Sunday was a foregone conclusion.
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Posted on Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Criner not signing contract over $14,000

Rookie wide receiver Juron Criner and the Raiders are $14,000 apart on the signing bonus portion of his contract, according to an ESPN report. Not a lot of money but apparently enough to keep Criner away from training camp in Napa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Raiders sign Bergstrom, set sights on Criner

The Raiders signed third-round draft pick Tony Bergstrom on the eve of training camp, as expected. That leaves wide receiver Juron Criner as the only unsigned player on Oakland’s roster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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An Al Davis tradition lives on _ Raiders in Napa

Here’s a sneak preview of some Sunday stuff for print which has already been posted on-line . . .
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Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2012
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Chances of Wiz conspiracy are slim

A report on Profootballtalk.com is intimating Steve Wisniewski’s departure from the Raiders staff may have been more of a forced resignation that a decision of personal choice.
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Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Raiders’ Wiz resigns as assistant line coach

Assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski resigined his position due to personal reasons, the Raiders announced Thursday.
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Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Under: Oakland Raiders | 27 Comments »

Raiders offer tickets to see camp practice

Raiders training camp practices will become less exclusive this year.
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Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Live Raiders chat today at 1 p.m.

Steve Corkran will answer your Raiders questions today at 1 p.m. during a pre-training camp live chat.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Under: Oakland Raiders | 429 Comments »

Heyward-Bey receives three years’ probation for DUI charge

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor DUI charge in connection with his arrest on the Bay Bridge in April.

Heyward-Bey, 25, was pulled over at about 2 a.m. on April 7 on the lower deck of the bridge on his way back to the East Bay from a nightclub in San Francisco, his attorney Ivan Golde said.

He agreed to plead no contest in San Francisco Superior Court to the misdemeanor charge this morning in exchange for a sentence of three years’ probation, three months of DUI classes and various fines and fees.

Heyward-Bey had been pulled over after allegedly weaving and driving slightly above the speed limit in his 2012 Range Rover, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Prosecutors said a chemical test conducted at the scene found his blood-alcohol content was .13 percent, and a Breathalyzer test taken about an hour later found his BAC was still .12.

Golde had previously said there were “serious issues” with the case, but told Judge Samuel Feng today that seeking a trial on the charges would distract from with the Raiders’ upcoming season and “would be an undue hardship” on his client.

Heyward-Bey “wants to put this behind him,” Golde said.

Raiders players are scheduled to start reporting for the team’s preseason training camp this Sunday in Napa.

Heyward-Bey was Oakland’s top receiver last season, leading the Raiders with 64 receptions and 965 receiving yards, both career highs.

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Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Under: Oakland Raiders | 1,013 Comments »