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AFC West Spin cycle: Denver stays hot, clinches division

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
It's only Week 13, but the AFC West has been won. The Broncos clinched the division with their win over the Buccaneers.

Browns snap road losing streak in victory over Raiders

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown and the Browns snapped a 12-game road losing streak by beating the Raiders.

Raiders suspend MLB McClain

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Raiders announced Friday that they have suspended MLB Rolando McClain for two games for conduct detrimental to the team.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Allen has to show worst is behind Raiders

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
The Raiders have gone from the potential surprise team in the AFC West to the least competitive team in the league in the span of four weeks.

Raiders-Browns game blacked out in Oakland

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders’ game on Sunday against the Browns will be blacked out on local television.

Reports: MLB McClain says he is no longer a Raider

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
After missing practice for a "team-related issue," Raiders MLB Rolando McClain reportedly wrote on his Facebook page that he is no longer a Raider.

AFC West Spin cycle: Chiefs give Broncos a scare

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Romeo Crennel's Chiefs gave the Broncos quite the scare, but Denver hung on and is one win away from clinching the division.

Dalton, Bengals cruise past Raiders

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and the Bengals beat Carson Palmer and the Raiders 34-10 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: Jones' Cowboys becoming Davis' Raiders?

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are showing disturbing parallels to Al Davis' dysfunctional Raiders squads, and things may worsen as Jerry Jones ages.

Raiders owner Davis' patience being put to test

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
How tempted will Mark Davis be to shake up his coaching staff or front office, or both, if the Raiders don’t show signs of improvement?

Raiders waive LB Curry

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders waived former first-round LB Aaron Curry on Tuesday.

Raiders WR Moore moves in wrong direction

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Raiders QB Carson Palmer and WR Denarius Moore, the team’s top wide receiver, may be spending a bit more time comparing notes this week.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos add to lead

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Broncos are in command of the underwhelming AFC West after knocking off the Chargers in Week 11.

Raiders sign LB Gaither

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran LB Omar Gaither and placed LB Travis Goethel on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Ravens sign former Raiders CB Johnson

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Ravens signed former Raiders CB Chris Johnson on Tuesday and placed rookie RB Bobby Rainey on injured reserve with a knee injury.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Jennings, Rashad (RB)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 11:41 a.m.
The Oakland Raiders have signed safety Reggie Smith and Jennings to free agent contracts. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the deals Thursday.
Jennings replaces Mike Goodson as the backup to Darren McFadden. He has rushed for 944 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 61 passes in 38 games with Jacksonville. After missing the 2011 season with a knee injury, Jennings returned to play 10 games last season and start six. He averaged just 2.8 yards per carry.

Smith, Reggie (S)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 11:40 a.m.
The Oakland Raiders have signed Smith and running back Rashad Jennings to free agent contracts. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the deals Thursday.
Smith played four years with San Francisco after being a third-round pick in 2008. He had two interceptions and seven passes defensed in 45 games. He was with Carolina in training camp last year but was cut before the season.

Young, Usama (S)

Posted April 02, 2013 @ 3:33 p.m.
The Cleveland Browns have released Young.
Young was signed as a free agent in 2011. In two seasons with the team he had 19 starts, 118 tackles and four interceptions.

Flynn, Matt (QB)

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 8:26 p.m.
The Raiders acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn on Monday for draft picks, bringing an end to Carson Palmer's brief tenure as starter in Oakland even before they are done paying the steep price they dealt to acquire him.
Flynn, a backup in college at LSU to former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, has started just two games in five seasons as a pro. But it's those brief appearances that intrigue many NFL teams. He threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a loss at New England in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers late in the 2010 season. He then started the regular-season finale the following season, going 31 for 44 for 480 yards and six touchdown passes in a 45-41 win over D

Barron, Alex (T)

Posted March 26, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.
The Raiders signed Barron, who has not played a game since 2010. He sat out the 2011 season with a knee injury and went to training camp with Seattle last summer but did not make the team.
Barron was a first-round pick by St. Louis in 2005. He has played 87 games and has experience at both left and right tackle. Oakland previously re-signed right tackle Khalif Barnes, who can play guard as well as tackle. Jared Veldheer is expected to remain the starter at left tackle.

Burnett, Kaelin (LB)

Posted March 22, 2013 @ 4:18 p.m.
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed Burnett to an exclusive-rights deal.
Burnett played six games for Oakland last season, mostly appearing on special teams. He had one tackle on the season.

Barnes, Khalif (T)

Posted March 20, 2013 @ 11:23 a.m.
The Raiders re-signed Barnes.
Barnes has spent the past four seasons with the Raiders. He has played 47 games and started 30 over that span. He has started 25 games at right tackle the past two years, missing seven games in 2012 with a groin injury.

Burnett, Kevin (LB)

Posted March 17, 2013 @ 8:31 p.m.
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Kevin Burnett, continuing their offseason makeover of the defense. Burnett is the third linebacker signed by the Raiders in the past week. General manager Reggie McKenzie had earlier signed Kaluka Maiava from Cleveland and Nick Roach from Chicago.
Burnett, whose brother Kaelin is also on Oakland's roster, spent the past two seasons with Miami and has started 59 games over eight years. He had a career-high 110 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 2012. Burnett, a second-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005, spent four seasons with Dallas and two in San Diego before signing with the Dolphins.

Roach, Nick (LB)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 11:52 a.m.
The Raiders signed Roach.
Roach is the second linebacker signed by Oakland this week, following a three-year, $6 million deal given to Kaluka Maiava on Wednesday. Roach is expected to replace former first-round pick Rolando McClain as the starter in the middle.

Hunter, Jason (DE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m.
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with Hunter.
Hunter spent the past three seasons in Denver, sitting out last year with a triceps injury. But he has familiarity with both McKenzie and Allen. He played the first three years of his career in Green Bay where McKenzie worked in the front office. He then played in Denver in 2011 when Allen was defensive coordinator.

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