The Raiders signed wide receiver Devon Wylie, a 2012 fourth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. They waived undrafted receiver Austin Willis to make room. Continue Reading
NAPA — Rod Streater was back on the practice field for the Raiders on Sunday, where the team’s former No. 1 receiver is now battling to secure a job as the top backup.
Streater finally made his training camp debut after missing the first 11 practices of camp with an undisclosed illness. He missed the final 13 games of last season too with a broken foot and the receiving corps has gone through a major overhaul since he last played. Continue Reading
Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater is suited up and practicing Sunday for the first time this training camp.
Streater opened camp on the non-football illness list, with coach Jack Del Rio offering no specific reasons for his absence. Continue Reading
Both of quarterback Derek Carr’s primary backups threw touchdowns for the Raiders and coach Jack Del Rio said he was happy with what he saw from the position.
“I thought the quarterback play was pretty solid tonight,” Del Rio said. “That’s a good thing to have. Good quarterback play is important in this league so it’s a good sign.” Continue Reading
The new extra-point rules have NFL teams experimenting in the preseason and the Raiders joined the crowd.
After both of their touchdowns in their 18-3 win over the St. Louis Rams, the Raiders attempted two-point conversions. Both failed. Continue Reading
Add rookie linebacker Ben Heeney to the list of players who delivered impressive NFL debuts.
The fifth-round pick out of Kansas had a game-high eight tackles, plus picked up his first sack. He enjoyed the exhibition game so much he was looking to take home a souvenir.
“I wanted to keep the jersey after this just for all of the sweat and dirt on it,” Heeney said. “They said that’s the only jersey they have made at the moment so we can’t keep them. But I’m definitely going to get that one back whenever we get the next jersey.” Continue Reading
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The Raiders involved their new offensive weapons early in Friday’s exhibition opener, a sharp 18-3 win over the St. Louis Rams.
First-round pick Amari Cooper had four touches on the first possession, Michael Crabtree caught back-to-back balls on the second and tight end Clive Walford had two big receptions on the Raiders’ first touchdown drive.
It wasn’t a perfect performance by any means for the Raiders, as Derek Carr’s two biggest passes of the day had poor results. But the defense showed resolve after allowing two big plays to start the game and the Raiders started their exhibition season on a positive note. Continue Reading
Follow the action as the Oakland Raiders open the Jack Del Rio era when they play the St. Louis Rams Friday at 7 p.m. in their preseason opener.
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OAKLAND _ Anyone hoping to get a look at first-round draft pick Amari Cooper Friday night at O.co Coliseum shouldn’t spend too much time tailgating in the parking lot.
There was a quadruple helping of Bay Area News Group staffers up in Napa today, so I’m going to hit you with all of the practice details.
It didn’t take long for quarterback Derek Carr and rookie tight end Clive Walford to connect. On just the second play of team drills, Carr rolled out and hit Walford for a short pass that he then turned into a first down. Continue Reading