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Raiders LB Curry still sidelined by injured knees

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
Dennis Allen says Raiders LB Aaron Curry won't be taken off the PUP list until he is able to change direction at full speed.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Five minutes with a legend: Ted Hendricks

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks was a disruptive pass rusher and blocked-kick specialist for three Super Bowl champions.

Myers is early leader in Raiders' TE battle

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Brandon Myers is at the top of the Raiders' TE depth chart, but we hear the competition at the position is not over.

Raiders RB Goodson carted off field

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Mike Goodson was taken away from practice by ambulance following a helmet-to-helmet collision with teammate Philip Wheeler.

Patriots OG Gallery retires

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After eight seasons, OG Robert Gallery has decided to retire, the Patriots announced Saturday.

Raiders sorting out backfield options to complement McFadden

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Raiders are looking for complementary running backs to emerge as they try to fill the void left by Michael Bush’s departure.

Wisniewski resigns from Raiders coaching staff

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Raiders assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski has resigned his position because of personal reasons.

Ravens add LBs Blackstock, Brown

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Ravens signed veteran LBs Darryl Blackstock and Ricky Brown, and OG Cord Howard the team announced Wednesday.

Ex-player Walker sues NFL over concussions

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Derrick Walker has sued the NFL in federal court, accusing it of not warning him about the risk of football-related concussions.

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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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