Dexter McDonald has impressed at Raiders camp and should see a lot of playing time Friday with the starters not seeing much action. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
NAPA — Raiders’ coach Jack Del Rio said he expects to play his starters for no more than the first quarter in Friday’s preseason debut against the Arizona Cardinals.
“We’re not dead set on it yet,” Del Rio said Tuesday. “But the typical way these first preseason games go is the first group will play the first quarter, no more than a quarter probably, and then we’ll get a good look at everybody else on the roster.”
With the starters seeing little to no action, it’s a good chance for those fighting for a roster spot to make an impression. Continue Reading
Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree lead the Raiders group of wide receivers. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
It’s time to catch the wide receivers in part eight of this 10-part series previewing the Raiders’ training camp roster.
The top of the wide receivers group is about as clear as day for the Raiders, who figure to have four spots sealed up. The last spot or so will take some work.
The Raiders have taken an interesting approach with this position. They’ve invested high on two players — No. 4 pick Amari Cooper and last year’s free agent Michael Crabtree. The remaining wide receivers are all undrafted free agents, two of which could already be called success stories. Continue Reading
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
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
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