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Raiders break camp in high spirits

Today marked the 19th and final practice for the Raiders in the Napa portion of their training camp. With the final horn came players sprinting off the field, players darting for the exit from the field and coach Dennis Allen warning people to be careful of players and coaches making a beeline for Highway 29. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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Ford, Moore, Seymour, Curry still out

Wide receiver Jacoby Ford walked on to the practice field well after practice started, with his left foot in a walking boot. Before long, he walked past fellow injured wide receiver Denarius Moore. It’s enough to conjure images of a rookie starting opposite Darrius Heyward-Bey in the regular-season opener Sept. 10. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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Pryor says he can be ‘great,’ ‘dangerous’

The Raiders selected quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft one year ago today. During that year, he has spent his time playing catch up after missing most of training camp last season and being suspended the first five regular-season games for violations committed at Ohio State. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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Coordinators pleased with progress

The third exhibition game is when teams tend to play their projected starters the longest, meaning we’ll get our best gauge of how the Raiders shape up for the regular-season opener Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Practice notes from Wednesday

Here is a list of the players who either weren’t at practice or weren’t practicing during the 30-minute window permitted the media today: wide receivers Jacoby Ford (foot) and Denarius Moore (hamstring), fullback Rashawn Jackson (hip), linebacker Aaron Curry (knees), center Stefen Wisniewski (calf), tackle Ed Wang (shoulder), tackle Zach Hurd (head), tight end Richard Gordon (unknown), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (unknown) and defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie (foot). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Preseason stats don’t faze Palmer

Stolen from Wednesday’s paper, plus notes . . .

Carson Palmer isn’t fond of the statistics he’s compiled through two preseason games, but he’s not losing sleep over it.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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Raiders look at Andre Carter

The Raiders had defensive end Andre Carter, who played for both Cal and the 49ers, in for a workout Tuesday.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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Lechler, Jones, Myers return after lengthy layoffs

The Raiders on Sunday got back more players at practice than they lost, for a change, as punter Shane Lechler, running back Taiwan Jones and tight end Brandon Myers participated in the no-pads proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
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Ford undergoes MRI, will ‘miss a little bit of time’

The Raiders have been thin at wide receiver for most of training camp, with Denarius Moore and Eddie McGee missing considerable time with hamstring injuries. Well, the news that Jacoby Ford is going to miss some time with a sprained foot doesn’t do much to help the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Why Raiders will stick with ZBS

Anyone hoping the Raiders will junk or alter their zone blocking system in short-yardage and goal line situations _ and judging from what I’ve read from Twitter followers it’s a good number _ will be disappointed.
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Posted on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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