Jackson not 'chasing' Terrell Owens

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Jackson not 'chasing' Terrell Owens

ALAMEDA -- From Day 1, Oakland rookie coach Hue Jackson has insisted he would do whatever it takes to improve his team.

Which has made several Raiders fans nervous, what with the talk of Terrell Owens and his agent Drew Rosenhaus insisting the mercurial receiver is physically ready to play and is reportedly holding a workout in Calabasas on Tuesday morning.

Allow Jackson, then, to put your fears at ease.

"I'm not actively chasing Terrell Owens, no," Jackson said in his weekly media conference on Monday.

In fact, Jackson said his primary mission is to develop his own talent on hand while fixing the offensive's current woes from within.

"I think now we have some pieces," he added, "and now we just got to go re-piece this thing."

Owens, 37, tore an ACL during the lockout and underwent surgery within the last six months. According to several reports, he will perform agility drills and run routes in his workout.

Asked if the Raiders would have scouts at the workout, Jackson shrugged.

"Honestly, I didn't even know he was working out tomorrow," Jackson said. "And, I'm sure, our scouts go and see everybody work out."

The Raiders already seem set at receiver with a young and impressionable group. But Owens does have a history, for better or worse, with new quarterback Carson Palmer. Owens caught 72 passes for 983 yards with nine touchdowns in 14 games for Cincinnati last year.

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.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.