DETROIT — The Raiders offense didn’t show up in the first half and can probably consider itself fortunate to trail just 9-0 to the Detroit Lions.
Oakland has now gone four straight quarters without a point as the Raiders managed a measly five first down and just 91 yards of offense against Detroit. Continue Reading
The Raiders are welcoming Rodney Hudson back to the lineup.
Oakland’s stalwart center is active and will play Sunday at Ford Field against the Detroit Lions. Continue Reading
ALAMEDA _ Rodney Hudson was cautiously optimistic Friday that he would be back as the starting center when the Raiders visit the Detroit Lions.
RAIDERS (4-5) AT LIONS (2-7)
10 a.m., Sunday, Ford Field
TV: CBS (Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein, Steve Tasker)
Radio: 95.7 (Greg Papa, Tom Flores, Lincoln Kennedy); 98.9 (Spanish)
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Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio and Oakland Raiders’ Charles Woodson (24) react to a call against the Raiders during their game against the Minnesota Vikings. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
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It appears Rodney Hudson will be snapping to Derek Carr again this Sunday.
Raiders center Rodney Hudson is participating in Thursday’s practice and looks on track to start Sunday’s game in Detroit.
Hudson missed last week’s outing with a sprained right ankle and was held out of Wednesday’s practice. But he was suited up at the start on Thursday, took snaps with the quarterbacks and handled first-team repetitions during the brief team period open to the media. Continue Reading
Adrian Peterson carved up the Raiders for 203 rushing yards on Sunday.
ALAMEDA — In the flash of a big run by Adrian Peterson or DeAngelo Williams, the Raiders’ once-touted run defense has deteriorated.
“We were doing so good,” defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. lamented.
Two weeks ago, Oakland was allowing just 82.9 rushing yards per game, good for second in the NFL, and was coming off a standout performance against one of the league’s top rushing attacks.
But since that stout effort Nov. 1 against the New York Jets, when they held them to 74 yards rushing and top back Chris Ivory to 17 yards on 15 carries, the Raiders have been crushed. They’ve allowed 458 rushing yards the past two games — after giving up a total of 580 the first seven — and now own the NFL’s 23rd-ranked run defense. Continue Reading
The Raiders have signed former Cal and Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Ross to their practice squad, as first reported by ESPN.
Ross is primarily a returner who has averaged 25.7 yards per kick return and 12 yards per punt return over his career. He was recently released by the Ravens after struggling with ball control issues. Continue Reading
Rodney Hudson (61) remains out of practice with a sprained ankle.
Center Rodney Hudson remains out of practice for the Raiders as he continues to recover from a sprained ankle.
Hudson did at least join the team on the practice field Wednesday for stretches and is no longer wearing the boot on his right foot that he sported last week.
Coach Jack Del Rio was complimentary of the play of Tony Bergstrom in Hudson’s absence, but the Raiders would still love to get a Pro Bowl-caliber player back on the field. Continue Reading
Khalil Mack, right, said it’s “a big hit” to lose Aldon Smith for a calendar year to suspension.
The Raiders are attempting to move on following Aldon Smith’s year-long suspension that caught some members of the locker room by surprise.
“I thought when we signed him, I thought it was done with,” said quarterback Derek Carr, who said he didn’t know all the specifics surrounding Smith’s off-the-field trouble. “I had no clue (the suspension) was going to happen, so that was hard, but it is what it is.”
Veteran safety Charles Woodson was in the same boat. Continue Reading