As expected, the Raiders trade for quarterback Matt Schaub came about only after Schaub agreed to a restructured contract that lessened the financial liability for the Raiders. Read the rest of this entry »
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The Raiders already found their starting quarterback for next season in Matt Schaub. The search for a long-term solution continued in earnest Thursday, with coach Dennis Allen and among a Raiders contingent at the pro day of top quarterback prospect Johnny Manziel. Read the rest of this entry »
On Tuesday, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had the microphone, while offensive tackle Jared Veldheer had no platform to give his side of the he-said, he-said story about how the Raiders-Veldheer divorce came about.
McKenzie pinned it all on Veldheer, leaving no wiggle room.
“Losing Veldheer was a blow to me,” McKenzie told the San Francisco Chronicle. “He didn’t want to come back. It wasn’t about finances. The kid didn’t want to play for the Raiders anymore, and I struggled with that.”
On Wednesday, Veldheer got his chance behind the microphone, and he painted quite a different picture.
“I appreciate everything that Oakland did for me over the last four years, we just couldn’t get [a contract] done,” Veldheer said in an interview with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be there, because I know that’s been said recently. That just wasn’t the case. Things were unable to get done at the table and that led to free agency and now I looking forward to Arizona and looking to what the future has here.”
So, we’re left with a variation of the adage about there being three sides to every story: McKenzie’s side, Veldheer’s side and the truth.
It’s uncertain whether the Raiders will add another quarterback with the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft in May. However, it appears certain that last year’s starting quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, won’t be on the roster much longer. Read the rest of this entry »
Fullback Jamize Olawale on Tuesday signed the one-year contract tendered him by the Raiders in advance of free agency.
Olawale is the second of Oakland’s six exclusive-rights free agents to sign the one-year tender offered them earlier this month.
The four others have yet to sign, though all are expected to, given they don’t have any leverage because they don’t have enough experience to be unrestricted free agents.
Safety Brandian Ross re-signed with the Raiders in early March. Offensive tackle Matt McCants, linebacker Kaelin Burnett, cornerback Chimdi Chekwa and running back Jeremy Stewart have yet to sign their tenders.
Olawale played in all 16 games last season, his second with the Raiders. He developed into a front-line blocker in the run game and as a core special teams player.
As part of its businees at the owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., this week, the NFL released the compensatory picks for the upcoming NFL draft. Read the rest of this entry »
A FOX Sports report Monday said that quarterback Terrelle Pryor asked for a trade on the heels of the Raiders acquiring veteran Matt Schaub via trade. Read the rest of this entry »
Raiders coach Dennis Allen is so confident that he has found his long-term answer at quarterback that he anointed Matt Schaub the starter only hours after the Raiders acquired Schaub in a trade. Read the rest of this entry »
How the Raiders lined up on offense and in their base defense in the regular-season finale and how they might look when they open the regular season in 2014
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