Seymour aims to return soon


Seymour aims to return soon

ALAMEDA -- Richard Seymour has missed the past two games -- blowout losses by scores of 55-20 in Baltimore and 38-17 to New Orleans -- with a strained hamstring and, to a lesser degree, a sore knee.The defensive tackle, who had only missed three games in his previous three seasons with the Raiders, said he hopes to return Sunday at Cincinnati."Im doing everything I can in terms of working with the trainers and definitely I want to be out there with the guys," Seymour said. "I was on the sideline yesterday and felt kind of helpless. I know coaching isnt in my gig.RELATED: Richard Seymour 2012 game logs
"In terms of my knee, my knee feels great, still a hamstring issue right now. Once thats gone Ill be back out there."The knee has been a somewhat chronic issue the last eight years, he said"I mean, its always something that Ive had to manage throughout my career," Seymour said. "My knee is not a problem. I feel like Ive got another 100,000 miles on it, but in terms of my hamstring, its a different issue and Im working hard with the trainers. Its something that Ive had throughout my career. Ive always had to manage my hamstrings, got so much torque when I get down in my stance, coming off the ball."But Im sure Ill be back when its ready."

Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad


Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad

ALAMEDA – Derek Carr is trying to moonlight as a pop star. That’s what a guerilla marketing campaign by a San Joaquin Valley credit union would have you believe.

They released billboards and short video teasers of the Raiders quarterback prepping to shoot a music video this summer, and the full video/commercial spot was released on Monday.

It’s well, something else. Clearly meant to be self deprecating, Carr is pumping up Educational Employees Credit Union and their great rates in the mock music video, where Carr is given a certain boy-band vibe. Take a look: 

Derek’s brother David shows up later in the ad, clearly upset at being outshined by little bro.

It’s the latest in an annual series of ads with the Carr brothers.

“It literally took us a couple of hours. That’s it,” Derek Carr said. "All of the takes were because I kept laughing. I couldn’t even take myself serious because they had the TV prompter so I could see it, and I couldn’t even take myself serious. But it was good. It was fun because every commercial we do with them, all we want to do is, the end goal is we want people to laugh. And if they laugh at me for it, that’s good, that’s what we want. I laughed at myself, so it’s all good with me.”

That begged a hard-hitting, journalist follow-up question. So, Derek, did you keep the jacket?

“I didn’t keep it, no. Gosh, no,” Carr said. "As soon as I walked in and we had our little dressing rooms, me and my brother looked at that jacket and I was like, ‘I really hope that’s not the one.’ And sure enough it was. But that’s alright. We have a good relationship with them and it was a lot of fun.”

Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland


Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland

In his first full season as a wide receiver last year, Terrelle Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards for the Browns.

After signing a one-year, $6 million contract with Washington in the offseason, the former Raiders quarterback was expected to put up big numbers with Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball.

But through two games, Pryor has caught just eight passes for 97 yards.

He's not worried though. In fact, he's proclaiming that he will begin his return to form this weekend against his first team.

"I am going to have a dominant season and it starts this week against Oakland," Pryor told The Athletic on Wednesday.

Kickoff between the Raiders and Washington is set for 5:30pm PT Sunday on NBC.