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Amari Cooper letting his voice be heard a little more

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Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is talking a little more this year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is talking a little more this year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Amari Cooper seems to be taking on a slightly more talkative role thus far with both his teammates and the media.

The Raiders’ second-year wide receiver chatted on Wednesday following Day 2 of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp and hit a solid range of topics.

Regarding the foot injury that hampered him toward the end of last season, Cooper said: “It’s always frustrating when you can’t do all the things you really want to do out there. But injuries are a part of the game. But I did learn from it. You’re supposed to take care of your body and not take it lightly.”

He spoke of his increased comfort level as a second-year player. Continue Reading

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Carr honored by Crabtree’s Favre comparison

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Derek Carr was honored by Michael Crabtree's comparison to Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Derek Carr was honored by Michael Crabtree’s comparison to Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was honored by the compliment paid to him recently by Michael Crabtree, who said last week that his quarterback reminded him a lot of Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

“Brett is somebody that I looked up to as a kid, the way he played the game,” Carr said. “So I wore No. 4 ever since I could remember, I always wanted to wear 4 somehow, some way. For him to say that, it was so cool because I don’t think I’ve told him that. Continue Reading

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Raiders minicamp Day 1: Malcolm Smith returns, Carr and Cooper hook up, backup QBs rotate reps

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Derek Carr had a strong first day of Raiders minicamp. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Derek Carr had a strong first day of Raiders minicamp. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Along with defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., Tuesday’s first day of the Raiders minicamp also marked the return of linebacker Malcolm Smith. An undisclosed injury had kept him from participating in team drills during OTAs.

“Good to get out there and starting to get more guys healthy and able to join us today, which is good to see,” coach Jack Del Rio said.

Safety Reggie Nelson has still yet to see the field for the Raiders, although the team says he has been on site at the facility. Running back Roy Helu Jr., who had offseason hip surgery, and defensive lineman Denico Autry, also were not at practice. Continue Reading

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Crabtree loves gunslinging Carr and Raiders offseason moves

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Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree sees his team building a championship roster. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree sees his team building a championship roster. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Michael Crabtree started the domino fall late last season when he signed a four-year contract extension with the Raiders.

Then he got to sit back and watch in the offseason as the Raiders added a steady stream of talented free agents to create a roster that many is projecting as a playoff contender.

“Just really trying to build a championship team,” Crabtree said Wednesday of the team’s moves. “Doing the most we can do to win and building a winning team. I like what we’re doing.” Continue Reading

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Carr makes Top 100 debut; Raiders’ offseason ranked

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made the NFL Network's list of the Top 100 Players. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made the NFL Network’s list of the Top 100 Players. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

This first bit of news is a couple days old (sorry, Warriors duties have and will be calling for a little bit here), but still wanted to get this posted.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is on his way up and one point of evidence came when he made his debut on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list for 2016.

Carr, who will enter his third NFL season this fall for Oakland, was the first player unveiled, coming in right at No. 100. Here’s how he reacted to the news: Continue Reading

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Report: Walford injured in ATV accident

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Raiders' tight end Clive Walford reportedly injured his knee in an ATV accident.. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Raiders’ tight end Clive Walford reportedly injured his knee in an ATV accident.. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Raiders tight end Clive Walford suffered a knee injury in an ATV accident earlier this offseason and will miss some spring practices, Fox Sports reported Tuesday.

Walford, the Raiders’ third-round pick in 2015, is expected to participate at training camp during the summer, according to Fox, which also reported his injury “may not be as bad as originally thought” when he was injured weeks ago.
Walford caught 28 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns during his rookie season last year and was expected to fill a larger role in Oakland’s passing offense in 2016 after sharing time with Mychal Rivera. There was even a recent ESPN report that Rivera was on the trade block because of Walford’s emergence.

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UPDATED: Raiders trade up to take QB Connor Cook

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The Raiders moved up in the draft to take quarterback Connor Cook (Michigan State athletics)

The Raiders moved up in the draft to take quarterback Connor Cook (Michigan State athletics)

The Raiders made a surprising move Saturday, moving up in the draft to take Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook with the second pick of the fourth round.

Oakland is well set at quarterback with starter Derek Carr, but Cook provides them a potential backup of value after Cook dropped into the third day of the draft.

The Raiders swapped their fourth round pick (No. 114) and one of their fifth rounders (No. 154) with Cleveland to move up to the No. 100 overall pick. That moved them one spot ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, who were believed to be interested in Cook.  Continue Reading

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Live updates: Raiders vs. Chiefs in Oakland’s season finale

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Oakland Raiders' Charles Woodson (24) runs with the ball behind the line of scrimmage on a reverse play in overtime of their NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. Woodson played his final home game before retirement. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Oakland Raiders’ Charles Woodson (24) runs with the ball behind the line of scrimmage on a reverse play in overtime of their NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. Woodson played his final home game before retirement. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Get in-game analysis Sunday as the Raiders play their season finale at Kansas City in Charles Woodson’s finale game in the NFL, beginning at 1:25 p.m.

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Live updates throughout Raiders vs. Vikings game Sunday

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01:  Quarterback  Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Get in-game analysis Sunday afternoon as Derek Carr and the Raiders take on Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings at the Coliseum.

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Raiders live chat set for Friday at noon

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Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio watches Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throw during warm ups before their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio watches Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throw during warm ups before their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Join Jimmy Durkin for a Raiders live chat on Friday at noon as he breaks down their showdown with the Broncos.

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