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
ESPN is reporting that the Raiders have cut running back Trent Richardson, a move that shouldn’t come as much of surprise.
Richardson, the No. 3 pick of the 2012 draft by the Cleveland Browns, had failed to show much burst during camp or during three preseason games. He gained 42 yards on his 15 exhibition carries. Continue Reading
Khalil Mack was outstanding on Sunday night by any measure and here’s as good a place as any to read more about it, per our Carl Steward. Continue Reading
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
Roy Helu Jr. and Sio Moore were both suited up for the first time this preseason for the Raiders.
While Helu saw early action on special teams and got six offensive touches (four carries, two receptions), Moore was pretty invisible. Continue Reading
The Raiders showed their best pass rush of the preseason on Sunday night, thanks in large part to a monster outing from Khalil Mack and Denico Autry.
A beneficiary of that was the secondary and safety Nate Allen produced a pair of interceptions. Continue Reading
The news on Menelik Watson, which hit Twitter just before the end of the Raiders’ 30-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, provides a blow to a team that had stayed pretty healthy throughout most of training camp. Continue Reading
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
Right tackle Menelik Watson was injured in the first quarter and helped to the locker room with a left ankle injury. The Raiders announced he will not return. Continue Reading
No major surprises here, but tight end Clive Walford and defensive end Justin Tuck both are not suited up for the Raiders tonight against the Arizona Cardinals. Continue Reading