Again, Boss says he's ready

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Again, Boss says he's ready

ALAMEDA -- For the first time since taking a Tarrell Brown helmet to his left knee in the Raiders' exhibition game at the 49ers on Aug. 20, tight end Kevin Boss went through a full practice on Wednesday.The free-agent signee, who inked a reported four-year, 16-million contract with Oakland early in training camp, pronounced himself ready to play last week in Buffalo, but found himself on the outside looking when he was among the inactives against the Bills.
"I thought I had a chance of playing last week, and they kind of decided to give me another week of rest," Boss said Wednesday. "It was frustrating but probably better in the long run. But I definitely wanted to be out there."Boss, who spent the first four years of his career with the New York Giants and won a Super Bowl as a rookie, caught only one ball in the preseason, a 14-yard reception on the play in which he was hurt at Candlestick Park.Now, though, he again proclaimed himself ready to go, this weekend in the Raiders' home opener against the New York Jets."Yeah, definitely," Boss said. "I feel like I was ready to make that step. Just excited to get a few more reps and get things progressing toward playing this week."I'm looking forward to it, too."

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Marshawn Lynch is getting to live out the dream of most pro athletes.

He's getting to finish his career by playing for his hometown team.

One fellow Oakland-native and AFC West rival can appreciate the opportunity in front of Lynch, but also had some fighting words for the Raiders running back.

“For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope,” Chiefs CB Marcus Peters told the Bay Area News Group on July 8.

“It’s going to feel good for him. It’s going to be a good feeling. It’s going to be a good feeling for Oakland. But when [the Chiefs] come here, we’re going to beat the dog s--- out of him,” Peters said.

So you can circle Thursday, Oct. 19 on your calendars. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25pm PT.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.