Why did Raiders give Maxx Crosby a pay bump this offseason? Because he earned it
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by Levi Damien
12h ago
In the NFL we are reminded constantly that it’s a business. And business decisions are often made without personal feelings involved or even despite those feelings. So, when the Raiders reworked Maxx Crosby deal this offseason, naturally people were looking for a reason that made sense from a business perspective. Or, rather, I should say, a financial perspective. After all, they didn’t have to do anything with his contract. He signed a four-year extension two years ago and was just one season into that extension. So, let’s see…did it lower his 2024 salary? No. That goes up $6 million, almost ..read more
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Former Raiders DB Roderic Teamer signs with Saints
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by Levi Damien
15h ago
Back in 2021, Gus Bradley took over as Raiders defensive coordinator. He brought along with him a couple of his former players from his time with the Chargers. One of them was Roderic Teamer. The DB and special teams ace had spent just one season in LA, all of which was on the practice squad. But his talents had him elevated to the active roster nine times that season. And when Bradley had the opportunity to get Teamer back, he did it. Bradleys time with the Raiders lasted just one season. He left along with the rest of the Raiders staff under previous head coach Jon Gruden. But even with Brad ..read more
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Will the Raiders finish last in the AFC West this year?
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by Marcus Mosher
18h ago
The Raiders have not finished last in the AFC West since the 2018 season, which was the first year in which Jon Gruden returned to the team. The Raiders went 4-12 that year, finishing with the fourth-worst record in the NFL. But since then, they’ve done a good job of avoiding the bottom of the AFC West. They have finished second in the division in three of the past four seasons. But will this be the year they finish last in the division? In a recent article by Connor Orr of SI, he wrote about the AFC West heading into the division. He believes the Raiders will avoid finishing fourth and could ..read more
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ESPN believes Raiders still need to add another pass rusher before 2024 season
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by Marcus Mosher
18h ago
The Raiders have done a really good job of adding talent and depth to their defense this offseason. Obviously, the Christian Wilkins deal was the biggest, but even the selection of Tommy Eichenberg at linebacker gives them another hard-nose player in the middle of their defense. Heading into the 2024 season, the Raiders appear to be “set” on defense. However, you can never have too many pass rushers. In a recent article by Aaron Schatz of ESPN, he discussed the one move that every team needs to make before the start of the 2024 season. For the Raiders, that was bringing in one more pass rusher ..read more
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Nate Hobbs, Jack Jones relationship perfect example of chemistry of new Raiders defense
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by Levi Damien
2d ago
The first day of Raiders minicamp they were playing a lot of old school music over the systems. And at one point, they played Johnny Kemp’s classic banger “Just got paid” and cornerbacks Jack Jones and Nate Hobbs started doing a synchronized dance to it. Not unlike the dance from the music video itself. pic.twitter.com/o2NBROxLCs — Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) June 11, 2024 It was pretty hilarious and the spontaneous dance was a perfect display of the bond of friendship these two players have. Not to mention the kind of energy this Raiders defense has had since midway through last season. It’s ..read more
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Should the Raiders name Aidan O'Connell the starting quarterback right now?
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by Marcus Mosher
2d ago
It’s no secret that the quarterback battle in Las Vegas is off to a slow start. The Raiders have only had a handful of practices, and neither Aidan O’Connell nor Gardner Minshew has impressed. There is still plenty of time before a decision needs to be made, but should the Raiders consider naming a starter now before camp begins? In a recent article by Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus, he took a look at eight of the biggest training camp battles ahead of the 2024 season. That list, of course, included Minshew vs. O’Connell. McGuinness made the case that the Raiders should name O’Connell ..read more
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Do the Raiders have the worst RB room in the NFL?
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by Marcus Mosher
2d ago
After paying over $10 million to a single running back in 2023, the Las Vegas Raiders have shifted their philosophy at the position. Now, they are paying only a few million for the entire running back room heading into the 2024 season. However, the overall talent of the group isn’t as strong now that Josh Jacobs is gone and in Green Bay. But just how “bad” is the running back unit compared to the rest of the NFL? In a recent article by Trevor Sikkema of Pro Football Focus, he ranked all 32 running back rooms ahead of the 2024 season. The Raiders were ranked at the bottom of the list, coming in ..read more
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Raiders QB battle off to a slow start during offseason OTAs
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by Marcus Mosher
2d ago
If the Raiders are going to make it back to the postseason, they are going to need stable quarterback play. Their defense and talent around the quarterback is good enough to elevate an average quarterback, but finding competent QB play is easier said than done. The Raiders are one of the few teams to have a true quarterback battle going into the 2024 season. Unfortunately, no player has jumped out to a big lead. In a recent article by Tashan Reed of The Athletic, he wrote about the quarterback competition in Las Vegas so far this offseason. And as expected, things are going quite slow: There ..read more
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Former Raiders first round pick Gareon Conley signs with Cowboys
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by Levi Damien
2d ago
We’ve got a Gareon Conley sighting. Today the Cowboys signed Conley to the team’s offseason roster. The #Cowboys have signed former #Raiders first-round DB Gareon Conley, who was most recently in the UFL. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2024 Conley is most notable as having been selected by the Raiders with the 24th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Then lasting just three seasons in the NFL before flaming out. He lost his rookie season almost entirely with a mysterious ankle injury that GM Reggie McKenzie famously referred to as “shin splints” and then Conley infamously said was “fake new ..read more
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Raiders projected defensive depth chart heading into camp
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by Levi Damien
3d ago
We’ve looked at the projected depth chart for the Raiders offense as we head for camp. Now let’s take a look at how the defense figures to stack up. DT Christian Wilkins Adam Butler Matthew Butler Tomari Fox Noah Shannon DT John Jenkins Byron Young Nesta Jade Silvera Marquan McCall ED Maxx Crosby Jenarious Robinson Ron Stone Jr TJ Franklin Elerson Smith ED Malcolm Koonce Tyree Wilson Charles Snowden David Agoha LB Robert Spillane Luke Masterson Tommy Eichenberg Kana’i Mauga LB Divine Deablo Amari Burney Amari Gainer Fred Thompkins CB Jack Jones Decamerion Richardson Demarcus ..read more
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