ALAMEDA — Raiders owner Mark Davis and coach Dennis Allen finally had their face-to-face meeting Tuesday night. A short time later, Davis said Allen is going to remain as the Raiders coach for 2014. Continue Reading
ALAMEDA — The planned meeting between Raiders owner Mark Davis and coach Dennis Allen didn’t happen Tuesday, with Allen calling it a day at 5:30 p.m. Continue Reading
When coach Dennis Allen meets with owner Mark Davis at the start of the week, the status of Allen’s coaching staff figures to be a hot topic. Continue Reading
Fullback Marcel Reece was voted second-team All-Pro on Friday, making him the only Raiders player on the prestigious list of the game’s top players.
The All-Pro team is voted on by 50 writers and broadcasters empaneled by the Associated Press, with one player at each position on the first team. The second team is the best of the rest.
Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert got the first-team nod. He also was a Pro Bowl selection.
Reece also was the only Raiders player selected to the Pro Bowl this season. It marks his first Pro Bowl selection. He played in the Pro Bowl last season after being voted in as an alternate when starter Vonta Leach backed out because he was getting ready for the Pro Bowl.
Reece rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns this season.
The Raiders on Thursday signed veteran quarterback Trent Edwards, though he likely isn’t the long-term answer that coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are seeking this offseason.
Edwards entered the NFL in 2007, when he was a third-round selection of the Buffalo Bills out of Stanford. He spent his first four seasons with the Bills but he has bounced around the league the past three years.
Edwards, 30, was with the Raiders in training camp in 2011, but then-coach Hue Jackson settled upon veterans Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller.
He has played in 38 games, with 33 starts. In those games, he passed for 26 touchdowns and had 30 passes intercepted.
On Monday, Allen said he isn’t sure if the Raiders have their “quarterback of the future in the building right now.” He added that finding that player is a high priority this offseason.
The Raiders finished the season with two of the four quarterbacks on the roster that were with them in training camp – Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin. Along the way, the Raiders waived veteran Matt Flynn and fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson was signed off the Raiders practice squad by the Tennessee Titans.
The Raiders own the rights to the No. 5 pick in this year’s NFL draft, and this year’s draft is considered a quarterback-rich class.
In other news, the Raiders signed defensive tackles David Carter and Torell Troup.
Carter was a sixth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2011. Troup was picked by the Bills in the second round of the 2010 draft.