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AFC West Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Raiders are off to woeful starts, and the Chargers are 2-0 for the first time since 2006.

Bush leads Dolphins to first win in Philbin era

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, and the Dolphins won a home opener for the first time since 2005 by beating the Raiders 35-13.

Raiders make roster moves before Dolphins game

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Raiders have placed WR Jacoby Ford on season-ending injured reserve and CB Ron Bartell on the reserved/injured list.

Key matchup: Raiders RB Darren McFadden vs. Dolphins front seven

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In Friday’s key matchup, respective team strengths will be facing off in a big game for two struggling teams, the Raiders and Dolphins.

Raiders WR Ford to undergo surgery on foot

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Jacoby Ford will undergo surgery on his left foot and is expected to be out for “a significant amount of time,” head coach Dennis Allen said.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers get off on the right foot with a win over the Raiders. We take a spin around the AFC West after Week One.

Raiders sign FB Reece to extension

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The Raiders announced a contract extension with FB Marcel Reece on Tuesday.

McClain sets out to prove Raiders can rely on him

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Raiders expect MLB Rolando McClain to be more of a leader and a more effective defender in his third season.

Report: Steelers to sign CB Van Dyke

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Former Raiders CB DeMarcus Van Dyke will sign with the Steelers, according to Pro Football Talk.

Raiders sign WR Hagan

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The Raiders announced Thursday that they have signed veteran free-agent WR Derek Hagan.

Raiders cut CB Van Dyke, sign Hanson

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Raiders have completely restarted at cornerback.

Raiders claim three off waivers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
The Raiders have claimed DB Phillip Adams, LB Keenan Clayton and OT Willie Smith off waivers.

WR Parrish agrees to terms with Raiders

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Hours after being released by the Chargers, WR Roscoe Parrish agreed to terms with the Raiders, Pro Football Talk first reported.

Raiders reduce roster to 75

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
The Raiders have reduced the team's active roster to the maximum of 75 players in advance of the NFL's Monday deadline.

Raiders show concern for C Wisniewski

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said C Stefen Wisniewski needs more reps and falls further behind with each day of practice he misses.

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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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