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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 training camp roster breakdown: Safeties

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Rookie safety Karl Joseph is expected to be healthy for training camp. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Rookie safety Karl Joseph is expected to be healthy for training camp. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Part three in a 10-part series looking at each of the Raiders position groups before training camp begins on Friday.

The Raiders said farewell to a future Hall of Famer in the safeties position group when Charles Woodson announced his retirement late last season.

Despite that, there’s hope and potential the Raiders have upgraded their safeties this season. The team signed 2015 Pro Bowler and co-NFL leader in interceptions in Reggie Nelson and drafted West Virginia’s Karl Joseph.

Nelson gives them a ball hawk to help make up for Woodson’s absence, while Joseph is a hard-hitting playmaker. The biggest question right now for those two: their health. 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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