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Watch: Inside the Oakland Raiders, Episode 1

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On the debut episode of Inside the Oakland Raiders, Bay Area News Group’s Courtney Cronin, Jimmy Durkin and Jerry McDonald dive into Week 3 of the preseason and the Raiders major areas of focus: enabling the run, stopping the run and getting to the quarterback. Continue Reading

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio not overly concerned by preseason loss in Green Bay

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Jack Del RIo isn't losing sleep over preseason loss to Packers. (AP Photo)

Jack Del RIo isn’t losing sleep over preseason loss to Packers. (AP Photo)

ALAMEDA _ Worried about the Raiders?

Judging from the social media reaction following a 20-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers, it seems a lot of people are wondering if the consensus trendy pick to make a playoff run is really just more of the same.

Following practice Saturday, the first one since the loss to Green Bay two days ago, it’s pretty clear Jack Del Rio can live with the results because 1) They don’t count; and 2) His team is reasonably healthy. Continue Reading

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Raiders training camp roster breakdown: Cornerbacks

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David Amerson helps anchors the Raiders cornerbacks group. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

David Amerson helps anchors the Raiders cornerbacks group. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Part two in a 10-part series looking at each of the Raiders position groups before the start of training camp.

 A year ago, following the Raiders’ third preseason game, owner Mark Davis now famously ripped two corners off a piece of paper and handed them to general manager Reggie McKenzie. His message: “I need you to get me two corners.”

As McKenzie enters his fifth training camp with the Raiders, he can feel pretty good about honoring that request. He signed away Sean Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs, then locked up last year’s waiver claim David Amerson to a new four-year extension. Continue Reading

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Hayden gets extra work, Moore doesn’t seem to be in Del Rio’s plans as preseason ends

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SEATTLE — Raiders coach Jack Del Rio sent a couple of messages with how he handled the team’s final exhibition game Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks, a 31-21 loss

DJ Hayden was the only starter suited up, something that spoke volumes for the struggling third-year cornerback who needs as much work as he can get.

Linebacker Sio Moore could presumably use some work as well. It looked like he might be limited to just special teams action for the second straight week before he finally took some defensive snaps with 8:50 left in the fourth quarter.  Del Rio’s postgame comments did little to diffuse the feeling that Moore has reached the first-year coach’s doghouse. Continue Reading

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