Raiders’ roster tracker: Keeping an eye on the trim to 75

The Raiders must reduce their roster to 75 by 1 p.m. on Tuesday. It was at 88 going into Sunday’s game after they cut Jonathan Dowling and Quinterrius Eatmon. Menelik Watson will be one more to come off when he’s officially placed on IR. Now, the process of further whittling down the roster appears to have begun. I’ll track all the moves here and this post will be continually updated. Continue Reading


Raiders report card: Autry flashes big time, Streater struggles, Holliday seems out of returner mix

OAKLAND — One half of the Raiders played one half of great football in a 30-23 exhibition loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Oakland’s starting defense was splendid for the first 30 minutes. Khalil Mack led a charge that saw the Raiders smother Cardinals’ quarterback Carson Palmer, the former Oakland signal-caller. Continue Reading


Starting defense great, offense not so much in 30-23 loss to Cardinals

OAKLAND — The Raiders’ starting defense was in better-than-midseason form in Sunday night’s third preseason game.  The offense was a different story and that led to a 30-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Raiders smothered the Cardinals and spent much of the night in the Arizona backfield harassing quarterback Carson Palmer. The defense consistently set up the offense, which wasn’t nearly as inspiring. Continue Reading