Raiders notebook: Colts vs. Raiders blacked out

Raiders notebook: Colts vs. Raiders blacked out

Dec. 23, 2010GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com

ALAMEDA The Raiders, who are mathematically still alive in the playoff hunt,did not sell out Sundays home finale against four-time NFL MVP PeytonManning and Indianapolis by Thursdays 1:05 p.m. deadline and did notrequest an extension to do so from the league.As such, the game will be blacked out on local television.It is the seventh blackout this season, the 14th in the past twoseasons and the 83rd in 128 home games (64.8) since the team returnedto Oakland from Los Angeles in 1995.Defensive tackle Richard Seymour missed practice again with a strained hamstring, as did punter Shane Lechler.And while coach Tom Cable is holding out hope for Lechler I feelgood about it right now, Cable said. How sure I am, well see here bytomorrow or Saturday, but I know hes improving and I feel good aboutit. he is not so sure about Seymour playing Sunday.Thats kind of touch and go still, Cable said.The Raiders injury report from ThursdayDid not practice: Lechler, Seymour and RT Langston Walker (concussion).Practiced limited: WRPR Johnnie Lee Higgins (ankle) CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle).Practiced full: WRPR Nick Miller (ankle), TE Zach Miller (foot), FSMichael Huff (shin), CB Chris Johnson (groin), SS Mike Mitchell (ribs).Cable acknowledged to local media on Wednesday he was a replacementplayer for the Colts during the 1987 strike, calling them blessedtimes for a fringe football player while saying it was a long timeago.He was a little more descriptive for the Indianapolis media, though, when asked if he ever played.Actually, I did, said Cable, who wore No. 63 and was a guard andcenter. There were only about, what, six or seven offensive linemenand one got hurt. It was a great experience, though, for three weeks.I think we won all three games. In fact, I know we won all threegamesthats why they went to the playoffs that year, he said with alaugh.It was 23 years ago, so forgive Cable is his memory if his memory is atad hazy. The Colts went 2-1, beating Buffalo and the Jets and losingto the Steelers replacements, and, according to game books, which mightbe shaky at best, Cable was dressed for two of the games but did notappear in either.Raiders defensive coordinator John Marshall was the Colts defensive line coach in 1987 and remembered Cable.He was great, Marshall said. Dominant. Big. Dominant man.

Peterson blasts report over salary demands, outlines main objectives

Peterson blasts report over salary demands, outlines main objectives

Adrian Peterson played defense on Friday night.

Hours after a report suggesting that the four-time All-Pro running back was still a free agent due to salary demands, the former Viking posted a lengthy statement on Instagram along with a video of his running an agility drill.

"YOU CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ OR HEAR PEOPLE. The last thing I'm worried about is playing ball this coming season ... that WILL HAPPEN! It's not all about the money as EVERYONE is speculating here lately. You'd THINK these analysts spoke to me directly. When you don't know what's going on people will say anything to create or make a story! How prideful is it for me to put out ... I won't play for anything less than 8 million! But see, when you don't know a person or what they stand for it's easy to paint YOUR OWN PICTURE. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in! Here is something Straight from the horse's mouth ... finding the best fit & helping a team in a major way win a championship is my main objective! I'm in no rush. Let me eliminate questions or speculation as to why... I believe whole heartedly my God will land me right where I need to be to accomplish what I've asked from him PERIOD"

Early in the free agency period, the Raiders were linked to Peterson, but nothing came of those rumors.

The Raiders, in need of a feature back after Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings, are reportedly pursuing the possibility of luring Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

Peterson was scheduled to make $18 million in 2017, but the Vikings declined to exercise his contract, making him a free agent. The 2012 NFL MVP turned 32 on March 21 and played in just three games in 2016 due to a major knee injury.

According to the ESPN report, Peterson was looking for a contract that paid him over $8 million in the first year of the deal.

YOU CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ OR HEAR PEOPLE. The last thing I'm worried about is playing ball this coming season ... that WILL HAPPEN! It's not all about the money as EVERYONE is speculating here lately. You'd THINK these analysts spoke to me directly. When you don't know what's going on people will say anything to create or make a story! How prideful is it for me to put out ... I won't play for anything less than 8 million! But see, when you don't know a person or what they stand for it's easy to paint YOUR OWN PICTURE. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in! Here is something Straight from the horse's mouth ... finding the best fit & helping a team in a major way win a championship is my main objective! I'm in no rush. Let me eliminate questions or speculation as to why... I believe whole heartedly my God will land me right where I need to be to accomplish what I've asked from him PERIOD

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Oakland, Lott Group pen letter to NFL in last-ditch effort to keep Raiders

Oakland, Lott Group pen letter to NFL in last-ditch effort to keep Raiders

Through the office of mayor Libby Schaaf, the City of Oakland issued the following statement on Friday, revealing a letter they sent to the NFL a day earlier highlighting the viability and appeal of keeping the Raiders in Oakland.

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OAKLAND, CA — Today, the City of Oakland, Alameda County, the Lott Group and Fortress, who have been working in concert to develop a fully-financed local stadium proposal for the Oakland Raiders, shared publicly documents detailing the strength of the Oakland plan.

Specifically, they made public for the first time, their most recent correspondence to the NFL. The letters and accompanying documents were sent in follow-up to a March 6, 2017 presentation Mayor Libby Schaaf and former NFL player and real estate investor Ronnie Lott made to the NFL’s Joint Stadium and Finance Committee that outlined the economic advantages to the league and the team of staying in Oakland.

[RELATED: Letter to NFL from Libby Schaaf, Lott Group]

“We’re not giving up in the fourth quarter,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “Since I took office two years ago, I have been focused on taking a team-centered approach that is responsible to the Raiders, the NFL, the fans and the taxpayers of Oakland. We’ve been successful in doing the environmental clearance, aligning the City and the County which jointly own the land, engaging the league and bringing partners to the table in the Lott Group and Fortress who have the financial backing, compassion for this community and intimate knowledge of the game -- on and off the field -- to get a deal done. All that’s missing is the Raiders.”

“I know how passionate the Bay Area is about the Raiders,” said NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. “To rip this team away from Oakland for a second time would be heartbreaking and entirely unnecessary given that we have a viable option on the table that keeps them here and helps this community and the team grow. We have a sophisticated financial partner in Fortress. We have done the due diligence, and it is clear that the only fully-financed, ready-to-roll option for the Raiders is in Oakland.”

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Larry Reid, whose district is home to the existing Coliseum and the proposed new stadium site, Lott Group partner and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and Fortress Managing Director Drew McKnight plan to gather with fans, local business leaders, nearby residents and other community members to demonstrate support for the Oakland stadium plan at events planned for Saturday, March 25. This is the day before NFL owners begin a series of meetings during which they are expected to discuss, and possibly vote on Raiders’ owner Mark Davis’ request to move the team to Las Vegas.

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